editor, I am dreading the holidays too. In fact I'm dreading winter altogether. I just think about how the holidays and winter will be over before we know it. I do the minimum necessary and try to relax. I don't take on any more responsibility than I want to. I keep my klonopin on hand too. I am already hibernating for the winter. I read alot and tend to read even more during the winter. Hang in there. I think alot of us anxious types find getting through the holidays tough.