Some of mine won't be on time. So what. I am tired of "It's Christmas" things. Holidays seem to cause more anxiety than they are worth. It's time to give it a rest, put your feet up, take care of that cold, and watch some old movies.
"Christmas" is just another day. Don't let it destroy you.
POD! This is what I plan to do, for varying reasons which my family understand. The most stressful things people cope with, it has been calculated, are changing one's job, moving house, going on holiday, and Christmas. And then you get the "Christmas is a time for families" adherants, most of whom forget that on many of the remaining 364 days of the year the person they are inviting spends his or her time alone.