12/08/2015 11:20 EST | Updated 12/08/2015 11:59 EST

Christmas Hacks: 15 Ways To Make The Holidays Easier For Parents

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Sure Christmas is a special time of year, but it's also busy and stressful. Parents have a lot on their plates on any given day and that multiplies by 100 over the holiday season. To keep the magic and reduce the hassle, we've rounded up 15 hacks for parents this season. We hope these put the jingle back in your step.

15 Christmas Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

As an extra bonus we found a few more helpful holiday hacks on Instagram. You're bound to find these handy!

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"My very own #ChristmasHack. When packing decorations, wrap lights around an empty paper towel tube. Cut a slit on each side of the tube for the light plugs (both male and female ends), so they will stay in place. Fits in a Ziploc freezer bag... ready to decorate next year!"

"Just as I thought I had ruined Christmas by being 4 C batteries short. Turns out if you position AAs just right it works perfectly fine."

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"Putting Issy's presents together tonight so we can play all day tomorrow."

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"'Gingerbread house' Pearson style. Box covered in white paper and then decorated with graham crackers, frosting and candy."