The 12 Most Stressful Things About Hosting Christmas Dinner!

You'll never want to see a pumpkin pie ever again.


1. Monitoring the main dish like a hawk.

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"I will NOT serve burnt ham again!"

2. Keeping the kids away from the candy.

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You've worked too long and too hard for them to get tummy aches at the last minute.

3. Trying to time all of the food.

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It's like complex math, except much harder.

4. The seating arrangements.

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"So grandma can't sit next to grandpa and your cousin hates sitting by the kids, and... uh, is it too late to cancel?"

5. Micromanagers.

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"Have you checked the...", "Yes! Yes, I have!"

6. Picking the perfect Christmas music playlist.

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It's harder than you think it is.

7. Regularly checking the kids table.

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"They're being so quiet! Too quiet."

8. Trying not to eat too much while you're cooking.

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But how else are you meant to taste everything?

9. Having to ask for help.

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"Please... Just watch the potatoes for two minutes."

10. Keeping your pets out of the kitchen.

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You love them but if they're going to spend all their time under your feet then they can stay in the yard.

11. Slaving away while everyone else relaxes.

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"No, it's fine. I'm fine."

12. Remembering dessert.

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"Do you smell burning? Oh no, I forgot about the pumpkin pie!"

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