This year the hubs and I actually are not working for Christmas. So, it has become a very stressful issue to try and figure out how we are going to split our time between our respective families. We both have divorced parents that have their our significant others, and our siblings are also beginning to create their own families. We live about 2 hours away from everyone else, and are free from work Christmas eve and Christmas. He is a firefighter and I'm a nurse, so to have the holiday off is rare, and may not happen again for a while. So, all in all I'm stressing about how to split our time among everyone, and still having a nice time. I feel like maybe a large holiday gathering at our house would be appropriate. How is everyone else approaching this issue? What has worked in the past?
Thanks for the advice!