Son of a gun that Holiday stress (photo: First sentence is a triumph and a liability.) Son of a gun that Holiday stress. We work so hard and then the hammer of holiday stress drops. Weight gain. It is enough to defeat us and make us just not care. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.