An excellent book for those who wish to enjoy the holiday season rather than just run around BUY BUY BUYING things. The book gave great insight into possible why's of why my hubby doesn't really enjoy the holiday as much as I do. We've made many of the suggested changes in this book and he seems to be enjoying himself more this year. Also, great acitivities to do with kids (making ornaments, no-stove cooking/baking, wrapping gifts, nature walks, etc.).