Sometimes the holidays are hard work. Here's Total Girl's tips for surviving family holidays, Christmas and the whole festive season.

  • Take a time out if things get heated
  • Avoid big reactions in tense situations
  • Keep your cool
  • Focus on the positives
  • Come prepared with jokes and games to lighten the mood
  • Share your Christmas treats
  • Have diversions ready for awkward situations

Finally, don't forget that Christmas is about being with loved ones, not just getting presents. If you wake up with the right 'tude you'll be sure to have a fab day!

Merry Christmas!