What if, for the week preceding Christmas, the woman of the house didn't have any of her usual household chores and responsibilities? No preparing and serving of meals, no dishes to wash, no laundry, no cleaning (dirty bathrooms be damned), no errands, no grocery shopping, no meetings or appointments, no desk work/bill paying, no outside duties whether that be snow shoveling, animal chores, getting in wood . . . well, you get the idea.
If that were the case, all of the once-a-year holiday related tasks that fall to said woman of the house (whether these tasks be enjoyable or . . . not so enjoyable) would be so much easier to accomplish! The tension headaches would cease, the dark circles under the eyes would disappear, the anxiety attacks would be non-existent, the temperamental outbursts wouldn't occur, all would be sweetness and light, as is the usual aura surrounding said woman of the house.
I'm a genius! Why didn't I think of this earlier? But wait. How to make it happen . . . ah, yes, I can see this fantastically brilliant idea still needs some work. I'll just go pour myself some Bailey's Irish Cream over ice . . . and think about it.