Anybody else nixing tradition in favor of relaxation this holiday season?
Yup. We've always done the "his family/my family" routine, too. When the girls were old enough for the "santa" thing we started staying home on Christmas and doing our own family thing, but we'd still get together with the families usually one the weekend before Christmas, one the weekend after.
But THIS year, for my family's side, we are forgoing gifts to each other, getting a hotel in a city that is centrally located for all of us on Christmas eve and plan to just hang out together. We'll swim in the pool, order pizza, play cards, whatever. Completely stress free and I am so looking forward to it!