100+ Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

Karen Patten

You know the holidays – that time of year when you facebook feed is filled up with photos of jolly, cherry-cheeked families sipping warm cider and hot chocolate next to the snowman they just built?

And then you feel like a looser because you’re on your second mimosa just to get through family brunch without biting somebody’s head off; your youngest won’t stop picking his nose; and your tween won’t put his device down long enough to recognize that there’s a gathering happening. Not pretty.

Ever wonder how to have a stress-free Christmas? Yeah. Me too! Then I found over 100 ideas for family fun at Christmas without the stress! www.themidlifemamas.com

But the reality is your family looks like your middle child is ground zero for some awful affliction waiting to strike everyone else and your pediatrician is on speed dial. Your eldest grunts that he would rather hang with his friends than be anywhere near a family holiday gathering and be embarrassed by you. And your youngest just wants to decorate cookies with colored sugar. LOTS of colored sugar.

You stay up too late, drink too much, cook and clean too much, and you’re definitely spending too much money. And after you put yourself through all of this, you didn’t even enjoy yourself. Much.

Let’s stop this madness! This is the perfect guide with over 100 many tips for a stress-free Christmas that you’re sure to make it through the season honoring what you genuinely want to honor.

Tips For A Stress-Free Christmas

Sharing the Holiday Magic: Family Traditions from The Midlife Mamas

Enjoy Christmas & Keep Your Sanity from The Midlife Mamas

How to Create Amazing Christmas Traditions Your Kids Crave from The Midlife Mamas

Five Tips Friday: Having Stress Free Holidays with Kids from Sand in My Toes

7 Ways to Get Ready for Christmas Early from Joyfully Thriving

How to Get Over Your Christmas Funk and Get Into The Christmas Spirit! from The Quiet Grove

5 Foolproof Ways to Beat the Holiday Stress and Truly Enjoy the Season from Rain or Shine Mamma

A Simple Way to Reclaim the Magic of Christmas from Rediscovered Families

What Kids Really Want for Christmas from Fireflies and Mudpies

Saying “No” to Holiday Pressures from Sallie Borrink

12 Tips for Easy and Stress-Free Entertaining from Imagelicious

How to Get Ready for Christmas Early from Redefining Mom

5 Strategies to Help Your Child Enjoy Stress-Free Holidays from Smart Mom Smart Ideas

The Secret to Fighting Holiday Fatigue from Beauty in the Mess

5 Day of Christmas Peace from Sallie Borrink

Let’s Take the Stress Out of Christmas from Inspiring Savings

25 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Holidays with Your Kids from Edventures with Kids

Christmas Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to be Good from Busy Kids Happy Mom

5 Tips to Lower Your Stress During the Holidays from Beauty in the Mess

Avoiding Christmas Guilt from Lemon Lime Adventures

How to DeStress This Holiday Season from Tots Family

Tips & Products to Help You Get Through The Season from Weaving Ideas

The One Thing That Stole My Holiday Joy Each Year from What’s Up Fagans?

5 Holiday Survival Tips from Mom on the Side

Relevant Post You May Also Like: The 50 Best Stories & Strategies to Help Children Of All Ages Conquer Anxiety

So many tips for a stress-free Christmas here! Relax. Do what you really want to do and have a stress-free Christmas holiday. www.themidlifemamas.com

Tips for a Stree-Free Christmas with Sensitive Children

What Your Sensitive Child Needs From You from The Midlife Mamas

Holiday Overstimulation and Kids from Sunshine Whispers

Surviving the Holidays with Special Needs from Natural Beach Living

The Holidays and Your Intense Child from Raising Lifelong Learners

15 Ways to Calm An Anxious Child When Words Don’t Work from Lemon Lime Adventures

Travel Sensory Diet Bag for Sensory Needs on the Go from Sugar Aunts

Activities to Help Kids Calm Down and Stay Calm from Mama Smiles

5 Tips to Reduce Sensory Meltdowns During the Holidays from Growing Hands-On Kids

Holidays and PTSD: A Parents’ Guide to Survival from Every Star is Different

Managing Your Child’s Intensity During the Holidays from Raising Lifelong Learners

Holiday Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder from This Outnumbered Mama

Free Christmas Visual Schedule for Kids from Every Star is Different

Why I Told My Family to Stay Away this Christmas from Carrots are Orange

Travelling With Kids Who Struggle with Anxiety from Raising Lifelong Learners

Surviving the Holidays with a Child with Anxiety from The Chaos and the Clutter

Anxiety and Sensory Based Coping Skills for Kids  from Sugar Aunts

Hosting An Autism Friendly Christmas from This Outnumbered Mama

Free Christmas Shopping Planner Flip Book from Every Star is Different

Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas Home & Entertaining

Scents for the Season from The Midlife Mamas

An Easy Way to Preserve Family Memories from The Midlife Mamas

Holiday Entertaining Tips from Mom on the Side

Get Your Messy Home Company Ready in 40 Minutes with a Spray Mop from What’s Up Fagans?

Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas from Housewives of Frederick County

Italian Cannellini Hummus with Basil and Sun-Dried Tomatoes from Two Healthy Kitchens

Fall Cleaning Tips to Get Your Kitchen Holiday Ready from Home Jobs by Mom

Christmas Morning Survival Kit from Sunny Day Family

Spending Smart for Less Christmas Stress

10 Christmas Shopping Strategies – Save a Lot of Money & Stress from Housewives of Frederick County

The Spender vs. The Saver: How to Keep the Peace During the Holidays from What’s Up Fagans?

Family Holiday Traditions on a Small Budget from Little Bins for Little Hands

Ways to Save During the Holidays to Avoid a Spending Hangover from Reviews & Lists of the Best

Holiday Shopping Plan – What and How Much to Gift Your Kids from What’s Up Fagans?

Affordable Ways to Avoid Holiday Burnout from Sunshine and Hurricanes

Advent Calendars & Family Traditions

How To Create Amazing Christmas Traditions Your Kids Will Crave  from The Midlife Mamas

How to Organize Your Advent Calendar Ideas from Books and Giggles

25 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar from What’s Up Fagans?

Homemade Advent Calendar and Christmas Countdown Ideas for Busy Families from Little Bins for Little Hands

3 Fun Holiday Traditions from Home Jobs by Mom

I hope one or more of these tips for a stress-free Christmas will make your holiday season a little brighter and much less stressful! Happy Holidays!

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There's one sure fire way to create amazing Christmas traditions that your kids will crave year after year. I love this! www.themidlifemamas.com


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  2. Faffy Tea on November 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

    All of these tips are great – why do we let ourselves get so stressed at Christmas?

    In the run-up to the big day, whilst trying to please your kids and friends and colleagues, you really should make time for some ‘self care’ to reduce the stress and anxiety. You might have heard it called ‘ mindfulness’ too.

    One idea we’ve come up with is a Self Care / Mindfulness Advent Calendar. Every day you get a little tip/activity in a cute festive envelope. This is a printable calendar so it could also be stress-relieving to cut out and craft all of the bits and pieces! Take a look if you like: http://etsy.me/2gRpEps



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