Is Christmas overrated?
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Is Christmas overrated?

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It's the most wonderful time of the year—or is it? The National Institute of Health reported that people experience the highest incidence of depression at Christmas time. The expectations for family gatherings and social interactions are high, and the holiday season is hard on those who are lonely or have lost family members. Others really do adore the holiday season and all the traditions that come with it. Do you think Christmas lives up to the hype? 🎄🎁😔

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At the Huffington Post, Carolyn Gregoire says that the holiday blues are a very real thing.

December can be a particularly difficult time of year for those dealing with family conflict, loss, break-ups, divorce, loneliness and mental health issues.

On the plus side: time off work, day drinking, cookies, presents, roast beast, "The Muppet Christmas Carol," and festive lights everywhere. It's no wonder some people do call it the best time of the year.

But the pressure to be merry all the time really wears on you. For plenty of people, being with family is not a peaceful experience in the least.

In the plus column: MARIAH CAREY.

Buying gifts, preparing meals, planning parties, dealing with family, handling everyone's expectations—it can be a really stressful time.

Others can't get enough.

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