Boycotting Christmas (except for my miniature creche) works fantastically. It is a very refreshing experience. Two days before the D day, and I don't have a single present, no tree, no tons of food in my fridge, no cookies. NOTHING. Been to only 1 Xmas party by now. I feel so light! Only when you don't play with, you realise what a stress this holiday turned to. Xmas, holiday of stress and tons of spent money for stuff no one actually needs.