Holiday survival guide: Tips from film and television
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By Emily Christianson, Los Angeles Times
Don't let hectic shopping trips, grouchy relatives and complicated recipes zap all your holiday spirit this season. Reclaim the joy and learn a lesson or two from other people's mistakes -- in this case, your favorite families and friends from film and television. Before you cut down a tree 10 times too big for your living room or burn the Christmas bird, read our survival guide to the holidays.