This year seems to have passed by so quickly. It is hard to believe that the holiday season is almost upon us. While many of us look forward to this time of year and its celebrations, for others it can be a stressful time. Women particularly feel the burden of Christmas preparations, usually doing the majority of present buying, decorating and food preparation for the day. It is also often women who negotiate between families on where they will spend Christmas day. This can be a source of much tension and can really put a dampener on what is supposed to be a happy time of year.