Flying our airplanes on holiday trips can be one of life's great stress relievers. It subtracts hours, if not days, of travel time, eliminates the worst that airline airports have to offer and permits us, as pilots, to glow in the admiration of our families and other loved ones. But I need not tell you that the holidays are among the most vulnerable of times for succumbing to irrational decision making when it comes to 'getting there.' Or getting home. Don't look for anything really new here, but rather one more nagging voice in your head crying out for prudent judgment in the face of what can seem like overwhelming pressure.