When you’re a child and you’re asked to give out the Christmas tree ornaments, it can feel a bit like you’re doing it for a living.
But this year, instead of giving out the toys and decorations, this is the time to find a way to keep your hands off the tree.
We talked to several people who say it’s important to keep an eye on the tree, and how they’ve done it to help with the stress.
“There’s definitely a little bit of stress in the house when we go out, but it’s not as bad as it’s always been,” said a woman who asked to remain anonymous.
“I just don’t want to do anything that would put a strain on the house.”
The woman said she hangs out in her home and works from home and usually has a full time job, but sometimes she’ll leave her home to go out with friends.
“I do it so I can hang out with people, but there’s a lot of people out there that I hang out at,” she said.
“It’s good to keep it busy.”
Another woman who works from her home in the city said she also gets stressed out by having to constantly watch out for the tree or other trees around her.
“It’s really hard,” she told Mashable.
“When I go out I’m constantly checking if there’s any other trees.
If there is, I’m usually watching them.
If it’s just one tree I go and look for it and see if there is any other one.”
She also said she sometimes goes out and does a lot more shopping than she normally would.
“We’re in the summer, and the whole time I’m buying clothes, shoes, shoes for people and stuff, and it’s really stressful,” she explained.
“If I go to the store, I get so stressed out.”
Another common worry people have is that they’ll lose the tree and it’ll just fall on them.
But in some cases, people actually know what’s in the tree that they’re going to need to keep.
A woman from the Netherlands said she doesn’t feel like her family will lose it and can keep it for themselves.
“They will have a tree with a big Christmas tree on it that they can put a big tree, like the biggest tree they can find in their town,” she laughed.
“So they will have the tree in their house and they will be able to put it in their backyard and it will be safe.”
This isn’t the first time people have asked to keep the tree for themselves, either.
A Dutch man who works in a construction site said he wanted to keep a tree in his garage for himself and his wife.
“When I get home, I put the tree down on the floor.
And then I put my wife in the back seat,” he said.
The man said he has a few things to look forward to this year though, like a new set of winter boots.