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Christmas: equal parts cheer and rage

December 9, 2010
By APRIL DIODATO, Lifestyles Editor

It's time for some real talk about the holidays. I have observed that the Christmas season has a mood-amplifying effect similar to that of a cocktail: if things are going well, the festive atmosphere can make you feel even more jolly; if you're already feeling low, the sound of "Jingle Bells" can be enough to make you want to knock over every Christmas tree in sight. This is a highly stressful time of year, with extra work, extra bills and extra pressure to be feeling that holiday cheer, whether you like it or not. I'm definitely feeling the stress this year and if you, too, are about to fly into a Christmas rage, try watching "It's a Wonderful Life" and remember it will be the New Year before you know it. But until then, pour yourself a glass of eggnog and resist the urge to throw a candy cane at the nearest potential victim.



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