I feel the frenzy starting as people try to get as much done as possible for the holiday season. Women especially start feeling their worth is based on how well they “do Christmas.” And worse yet, they are basing it on Christmas’ past when most mother’s stayed home and family & friends were more available for support. Now it’s more likely Mom is working. Or a stay-at-home Mom who would love to go shopping without dragging around the little kids but knows that Grandma also has a job and Dad is working overtime to pay for all the presents.
It’s time to set some more realistic standards for Christmas (or holiday) celebrations.
I just wrote a page about Simplifying Christmas