Holidays often seem simple when you're a kid: There are dinners, presents and lots of fun traditions. But as you get older, it's easy for the holidays to turn from joyful to stressful. Overwhelming amounts of homework, gift-giving dilemmas and changing family dynamics can contribute to losing the holiday spirit you loved as a kid. Click through the slideshow below for surefire solutions to 10 of the hardest holiday situations -- and ways to make sure you stay merry this year.
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