Don't let COVID ruin your Christmas: here's some tips to reduce the stress

Karen Hardy
By Karen Hardy
December 21 2021 - 6:30pm
The festive season is a wonderful time, but can trigger and amplify negative emotions. Picture: Shutterstock

Is anyone else finding it hard to get in the Christmas spirit? Even at the best of times the holiday season can be fraught with emotions. Throw in the pandemic, with travel plans up in the air, and the uncertainty of whether you'll be able to catch up with friends and family, this year has proven to be harder than most.


Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email:

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