Unfortunately, Christmas isn't always chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at your nose. The commercialization and pressure of the season can sometimes be difficult to deal with. You've got reason enough to take a little break from the festivities. Studies have shown that volunteering helps people feel more connected to their communities and useful to society.

For more on volunteering during the holidays, go to https://money.howstuffworks.com/economics/volunteer/opportunities/volunteering-on-christmas2.htm.