The One-Minute Fix: Holiday comedies like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation are popular for a good reason. These movies depict, in a humorous way, the not-so-jolly aspects of the season. Instead of making a beeline to the kitchen when your mother calls for the fifth time, close your eyes for a moment. Picture yourself sitting in a movie theater watching your personal holiday comedy play out in front of you. Observing the situation from a distance can lessen the intensity of your feelings. It can also help you detach from the situation. Call a friend. Share your holiday comedy. It is sure to bring mutual laugher and distraction.