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Great food, warm drinks, relaxing family time - sounds lovely, right?

So why does this "special" time of year often turn chaotic - with last minute dashes to the mall, feuding family members, smoking ovens and out-of-control kids?

Are stress-free holidays ever really possible?

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Share your secrets (and horror stories) in a live chat with parenting writer Anthony Wolf, Globe Life columnist Sarah Hampson, and psychologist Dr. Joti Samra Thursday at 1 p.m. ET

In your family, is it really the most wonderful time of year?

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