We've all been there: food in the oven, rushing to clean up before company arrives, only to remember at the last minute that cranberry sauce can go bad. Anyone who's had to host a sizable holiday party knows the rush of adrenaline and fear that lasts long after the food and drinks have been served.
But while that experience may cost a few hours of sleep, it could be worse. Just watch Christmas With the Kranks to get an idea of how. No, not because the movie is terrible, but because nothing grants a little perspective like watching Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis squeeze every bit of Christmas planning into a single day.
We can't completely recommend forcing yourself to sit through this mess, but doing so will make your own holiday demands seem trivial. Got a tree? Been to the supermarket with more than a day to spare? You're ahead of the game. Did you manage to keep your dog or cat from being frozen to death? Eat your heart out, Martha Stewart.