Last updated: Dec 01, 2007

Funny how whats supposed to be a celebration turns into something that you have to “survive.” Well, not this year. Our guide takes the stress out of your holidays by giving you everything from gift ideas for your special friends and family to tips thatll help you stop bingeing at the buffet table and overspending at the mall. Whats more, well show you how to avoid that real holiday wrecker—trying to do way too much all by yourself. Stephanie Woo, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Pepperdine Universitys Graduate School of Education and Psychology, says, “When you realize catastrophe is not lurking around every unfinished to-do, you can focus on what you really enjoy.” Hear, hear!