For some, holidays can be a time of happiness, merriment, and fun traditions. For others, it’s not all excitement and happiness, but it’s also a little bit of anxiety, stress, and irritability. Over scheduling, over consuming, under sleeping, fantasies of our families, and lack of alone time can make holidays less than enjoyable, just to name a few. Tackle these buzz killers with a few helpful strategies like asking yourself why you do things each year that make you miserable, focusing on the things you can control, and letting go of the fantasies. Learn some helpful interpersonal skills to deal with that family member who knows how to get under your skin.