Photographed by Nicole LaMotte.
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Ah, family time. As the holidays approach, many prepare to spend lengthy amounts of time with their nearest and dearest. Undoubtably special and forever irreplaceable, family also has a tendency to, well, drive one another (lovingly) mad. 

For the sake of everyone's marbles, we're letting you know that holiday irritability is normal and that there is a remedy: temporarily disappearing. Hermione calls it an invisibility cloak, we call it sanity. Here's a list of places to escape to inside the home when you're just not feeling the calming effects of hygge anymore. After taking a moment to get it together, you'll be like Phoenix rising from the ashes, ready to proceed with family business as usual.