Perhaps the best thing would be for you to communicate your frustrations. The result of your emotional state may inadvertently affect others, so it's not a selfish complaint I think.
If nothing else, maybe just bring it up lightly. Something like "Man, haha. Didn't realize how stressful it would be coming by for the holidays. Just goes to show I really haven't figured myself out yet!"
I think it would follow with a pretty predictable "What do you mean?", which gets your foot in the door.
"Well, I'm used to more silence for focus, more of my own routine..." etc.