Surviving the Stress of the Yule Season

Wondering how you can survive the stress of the holiday season during Yule? Here's a bunch of great tips on getting through Yule. Learn how to get through Yule with your budget intact, dealing with your non-Pagan family, keeping your weight under control, and more!

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Have a Budget-Friendly Yule

Make a budget, shop early, and don't spend money on things you don't need. Image by Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Getty Images

Wondering how you can survive the Yule holidays without going into more debt than you can handle? Here are some great tips on how to have a Yule season that fits into your budget.

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Host a Winter Solstice Party for Family & Friends

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Celebrate with a big dinner, or a casual potluck feast. Photo Credit: Romilly Lockyer/The Image Bank/Getty Images

Want to celebrate the winter solstice with your friends and family? Even if you're not focusing on the spiritual aspect of Yule at your get-together, you can still have fun!

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Have a Low-Stress Yule

Learn to recognize the signs of Yule burnout, and be proactive. Image by Shawn Gearhart/E+/Getty Images

The winter holidays should be a time of joy and happiness, but for many people they become a huge source of stress and frustration. Learn how to recognize holiday burnout, and how to avoid it in the first place.

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Dealing With Your Non-Pagan Family

It's hard to get along with family sometimes... especially when they drive you nuts. Image by Jason Verschoor/E+/Getty Images

In some families, the holiday get-together is something we look forward to. In fact, it may be the only time you even see some members of your family. However, if you're a Pagan or Wiccan, and the rest of them aren't, there are times when the winter holidays can be a bit awkward. Learn what you can do to make the season's celebrations a bit more harmonious.

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Keep Your Weight in Check at Yule

Are holiday obligations going to make you gain weight?. Image by fstop123/E+/Getty Images

As if the stress of the holiday season wasn't enough already, there's always a lot of pressure to eat, drink and be merry at Yule. Being merry is great, but eating and drinking can make you pack on a lot of extra pounds. Here are some tips on how you can keep your weight under control at Yule.

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I'm Pagan - Can I Have a Holiday Tree?

The tradition of the decorated tree goes back to the days of the ancient Roman and Egyptian cultures. Image by Larry Williams/Fuse/Getty Images

A reader wants to know - even though she's not Christian, can she still set up a tree for the winter holidays? A lot of modern Pagans find a way to blend the Christmas traditions of their childhood with the Wiccan or Pagan beliefs they've come to embrace as adults. So yes, you can have a family Yule celebration and still have a holiday tree.

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Celebrating Yule with Children

Make your own Yule decor as part of a family project. Image by mediaphotos/Vetta/Getty Images

Got little ones running around, and not sure how to incorporate your Pagan beliefs into the commercialized Christmas excitement that they're exposed to? Here are some great ideas on how you can teach your children about your spiritual path, and celebrate the Yule season together as a family.

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Can I Sing Pagan Yule Songs?

Christmas caroling came from the wassailing tradition. Image by Witold Skrypczak/Lonely Planet/Getty Images

A reader wants to know if there are any good Pagan-themed songs for Yule, or if she should just substitute the names of her gods into Christian songs. Find out the answer, and share your suggestions for Pagan-friendly holiday songs!