9. Get kids involved.
Try to see the holidays from your child’s point of view. You’ll quickly find this time of year becomes more fun and less stressful if you learn to experience it like a kid again, at least for a little while. Then, get crafty with your kids to make some fun gifts for grandparents.

10.Come up with games to play or things to share.
When planning those parties, consider skipping the fancy stuff and go straight for the spiked eggnog (for the adults only, of course) and games like Pictionary or Charades.