It’s called the “most wonderful time of the year.” Though for many families traveling during the holidays, it’s more like a Halloween nightmare. Crowded airports, anxious passengers, winter weather delays, lost luggage, crying kids and oversold flights all add to the chaos.

Fox News Traveler put together a holiday airport travel survival guide to help you navigate everything from making sure your family is seated together to entertaining younger seat mates onboard. Below are some of the worst predicaments to find you and your family in while traveling over the holidays and how to avoid or get out of them.