The Twelve Days of Stress-Free Christmas

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Warning: This is written with much humor and a little sarcasm…enjoy!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes the days leading up to Christmas can feel stressful and busy. Wouldn’t it be fun to let it all roll off your shoulders and not worry so much? That is exactly what I plan on doing this year! If you need a little motivation to let it all go, I hope that is what this post will do.

On the first day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”

On the second day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “Maybe they won’t notice our Elf on the Shelf didn’t move AGAIN!” and “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”

On the third day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “The cookies aren’t burnt; they are thoroughly cooked!,” “Maybe they won’t notice our Elf on the Shelf didn’t move AGAIN,” and “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”
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On the fourth day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “One little bulb won’t matter; the lights will still work,” “The cookies aren’t burnt; they are thoroughly cooked!,” “Maybe they won’t notice our Elf on the Shelf didn’t move AGAIN,” and “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”

On the fifth day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “Do you think Great Aunt Alice will notice if we regift the socks?,” “One little bulb won’t matter; the lights will still work,” “The cookies aren’t burnt; they are thoroughly cooked!,” “Maybe they won’t notice our Elf on the Shelf didn’t move AGAIN,” and “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”

On the sixth day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “I don’t think they are trying to outdo our yard display, do you?,” “Do you think Great Aunt Alice will notice if we re-gift the socks?,” “One little bulb won’t matter; the lights will still work,” “The cookies aren’t burnt; they are thoroughly cooked!,” “Maybe they won’t notice our Elf on the Shelf didn’t move AGAIN!,” and “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”

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On the seventh day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “I’ll just add a splash to the eggnog,” “I don’t think they are trying to outdo our yard display, do you?,”  “Do you think Great Aunt Alice will notice if we re-gift the socks?,” “One little bulb won’t matter; the lights will still work,” “The cookies aren’t burnt; they are thoroughly cooked!,” “Maybe they won’t notice our Elf on the Shelf didn’t move AGAIN!,” and “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”

On the eighth day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “Oh, I thought the invitation said ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater party,'” “I’ll just add a splash to the eggnog,” “I don’t think they are trying to outdo our yard display, do you?,”  “Do you think Great Aunt Alice will notice if we re-gift the socks?,” “One little bulb won’t matter; the lights will still work,” “The cookies aren’t burnt; they are thoroughly cooked!,” “Maybe they won’t notice our Elf on the Shelf didn’t move AGAIN!,” and “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”

On the ninth day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “No, of course my kids LOVE your fruitcake,” “Oh, I thought the invitation said ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater party,'” “I’ll just add a splash to the eggnog,” “I don’t think they are trying to outdo our yard display, do you?,” “Do you think Great Aunt Alice will notice if we re-gift the socks?,” “One little bulb won’t matter; the lights will still work,” “The cookies aren’t burnt; they are thoroughly cooked!,” “Maybe they won’t notice our Elf on the Shelf didn’t move AGAIN!,” and “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”puppy-clipart-playful-puppy-12215049

On the tenth day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “There’s no way the new puppy will knock over the tree,” “No, of course my kids LOVE your fruitcake,” “Oh, I thought the invitation said ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater party,'” “I’ll just add a splash to the eggnog,” “I don’t think they are trying to outdo our yard display, do you?,”  “Do you think Great Aunt Alice will notice if we re-gift the socks?,” “One little bulb won’t matter; the lights will still work,” “The cookies aren’t burnt; they are thoroughly cooked!,” “Maybe they won’t notice our Elf on the Shelf didn’t move AGAIN!,” and “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”

On the eleventh day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “Oh I love reading your three-page holiday newsletter about your kids’ accomplishments that you send every year!,” “There’s no way the new puppy will knock over the tree,” “No, of course my kids LOVE your fruitcake,” “Oh, I thought the invitation said ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater party,'” “I’ll just add a splash to the eggnog,” “I don’t think they are trying to outdo our yard display, do you?,”  “Do you think Great Aunt Alice will notice if we re-gift the socks?,” “One little bulb won’t matter; the lights will still work,” “The cookies aren’t burnt; they are thoroughly cooked!,” “Maybe they won’t notice our Elf on the Shelf didn’t move AGAIN!,” and “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”

On the twelfth day of stress-free Christmas, my calm self said to me, “One more piece of chocolate; it’s the holidays!,”  “Oh I love reading your three-page holiday newsletter about your kids’ accomplishments that you send every year!,” “There’s no way the new puppy will knock over the tree,” “No, of course my kids LOVE your fruitcake,” “Oh, I thought the invitation said ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater party,'” “I’ll just add a splash to the eggnog,” “I don’t think they are trying to outdo our yard display, do you?,”  “Do you think Great Aunt Alice will notice if we re-gift the socks?,” “One little bulb won’t matter; the lights will still work,” “The cookies aren’t burnt; they are thoroughly cooked!,” “Maybe they won’t notice our Elf on the Shelf didn’t move AGAIN!,” and “There’s plenty of time to shop still, don’t worry!”

May your Christmas season be as stress-free as it can be…Merry Christmas everyone!

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Ali is a functional nutritional therapy practitioner, a nursing student, and a mom of two teenagers, 1 dog, 12 chickens, and 1 guinea fowl. She grew up as an Army kiddo but spent most of her childhood in Texas. In her adulthood, she has lived in California, Oregon, Texas, and South Carolina. She has been happily married to her hubby, a firefighter/paramedic since 2008. Ali's philosophy in life is to listen to your gut and quiet the media noise. Her nutrition practice is focused on teaching people how to trust their bodies and to enjoy eating! She works with clients all over the world along with publishing content for other nutritional websites. For more info check out www.ali-anderson.com