Even though songs such as "Winter Wonderland" and "Jingle Bells" can make the winter holiday season seem like a time for cheer , in actuality, holidays can bring stress with the flurry of shoppers and last-minute guests.
We asked Chicagoans what they do to bear the holiday season stress. From sipping a favorite drink to making sure food and family were always around, many had good advice to beat the typical winter blues.
Watch the video above to see what they said.
Story sponsored by Bear Naked Custom Made Granola.