Posted by: Judy | November 26, 2018

Preparation for Christmas

The holidays are stressful. Some of it’s good and some of it isn’t. The way to make it better is to prepare. Prepare for the triggers and potential meltdowns. First and foremost: Do not expect perfection. Don’t even pretend it’s going to all be pretty wonderful. Expect a few things to go wrong and maybe even a lot of things.

However, you’ve made it through all the past ones, and you’ll make it through this one, too.

My goal this year is to make it through a little better than last year.

All those plans? Cut them in half. Prioritize. Make a list with the most important cannot miss items at the top and work your way down.

This year, I started reading my favorite Christmas time stories in November. I missed not reading them last year.

Next on the list for me is music. I listen to Christmas music off and on year round. This is a list of some of my favorites.

some of my favorite songs…

Stille Nacht (Silent Night) by Manheim Steamroller on their Christmas album.

Believe Again: O Come All Ye Faithful by David Osmond

Angels We Have Heard On High by The Piano Guys.

Baby, What You Goin’ to Be by Trinity HS Alumni Choir

Mary, did you know? by Donny Osmond

Believe by Josh Grobin on the Polar Express album

Merry Christmas Darling by the Carpenters

The Gift by Aselin Debison

Josh Groban’s O Holy Night

A Soldier’s Silent Night


  1. These are great ideas! I’ve already downloaded my favorite Christmas music stations on Pandora and I listen when I make dinner. As far as plans go–I’ve given myself permission to break those plans in case my sanity suffers;) Cheers!

    • Smart plan. 🙂

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