Christmas Creep

Janelle Peifer

Psychology professor Janelle Peifer can explain Christmas Creep and why it's stressful.

The creep of the holidays can trigger feelings of inadequacy for some. People may wonder, ‘Am I behind the curve on preparing for the holidays? What if I can’t afford the trappings of the holidays being presented? Am I letting down myself or my family in some way?

Peifer was quoted about this topic in Healthline: What is ‘Christmas Creep’ and Why Can It Stress You Out?

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