This is the time of year when the retail stores are packed with holiday "stuff".....extra things, music, sales pressure etc. It's not "the best time of the year" for all! This time of year is stressful for many. What matters is you and your family. Decide what you can do and own what you can't , set some goals for a weekly activity that gets you all out of the house and enjoy your family. Your entire family feels the stress , as parents it's our job to make things less stressful for our children.
Enjoy this time, make some memories, do some visiting. Embrace what you have.