The holidays may mean food, family and fun for some people, but for others they bring on stress.
"They have too high of expectations and they try to do too much," said Family and Children Therapist Brenda Wilbanks.
Wilbanks says pursuit of perfection can cause many people stress around the holidays.
"Actually people can make themselves sick trying to do too much," said Wilbanks.
We checked in with customers at some of Lubbock's supermarkets on one of the busiest grocery shopping days of the year to see if they were dealing with holiday anxiety.
"Somewhat yes because I work full-time so I have to get all of my errands run when I can," said one customer.
But for some they say it's easy as pie.
"I think thanksgiving is one of the easiest holidays to prepare for, because its always the same menu. Everyone always has their favorites. And its just pull up the grocery list from last year," said another customer.
Wilbanks says her tips to avoid stress during the season are: plan ahead, set realistic expectations, and remember what is important.
"I think sometimes we just think about the people who are coming and what their expectations are. They want to see family and the important thing to them is getting to be with people they care about and they are not so much worried with the small details that we sometimes worry about," said Wilbanks.