It is often said that children are the most highly impacted when their parents split up, so there is never going to be an "easy" time to get a divorce in Massachusetts. However, a holiday divorce can be even more problematic because it detracts from the joy of the season and it really exposes the realities of what things are like when a family unit breaks up. There are some things that you can do to help your children through this, however.
First and foremost, it is very important to be mature and calm about the whole thing. It is going to be emotional, but do not let those emotions get the best of you so that you ruin the season for your children.