Here is a simple, beautiful image to keep in mind that can help you deal with the inevitable turmoil of the holidays, and of life in general.
Read what author Hugh Prather has to say about rising above the chaos here.
If I will release it, my mind can gently rise above the chaos.
Because its nature is to soar in freedom and enter the place of peace effortlessly, today I will picture my mind as a beautiful and buoyant balloon, and I will release it to the divine. Now it is chained to a world that is old and tired, where we have grown weary of fractured lives and relationships, of pointless triumphs and short-lived accomplishments, of inevitable loss and inevitable endings. Today it is within my power to release my mind and let it soar above separation and pain. Each time I practice this, my self-imposed chains become weaker and my happiness more certain.