Tis the season to give yourself some slack too!
As a child, I always felt that the holidays were strenuous for my mother, who would make the house sparkling clean and cook for two days, sometimes even on Christmas day, trying to do too much and enjoying it too little.
I'm on a mission not to clean the house, and the mere thought of it is making me giggle :D
Have a Merry Christmas, Melissa! Your kind of "merry"!