There are many different reasons for seasonal stress. If you are responsible for the meal, the task can get overwhelming quickly. Experts suggests making a plan ahead of time, with a list of dishes and cooking times. You'll also eliminate the post-meal pile of pots and pans by cleaning as you cook.
If potential family drama is the source of your sour stomach, there are also a few things you can do. If you are the host of the meal, keep in mind, that it's not your job to solve every problem and remember it's just one day. After that, all you have left to worry about is all of that shopping!