To each his own.Holidays have become much more of a chore with my family. Thanksgiving to Xmas is just a bunch of arguing and stress. This year I have eschewed all the traditional celebration and so far it has been stress free.
Thanksgiving we skipped the traditional at home celebration and instead cooked a few dishes for a potluck. No stress.
Xmas - skipping the family visit (always drama) and just jetting off to the Caribbean. No stress.
Don't get me wrong I love my family but I am definitely taking the easy road and just not dealing with any of that non-sense. Yes all the nieces and nephews are getting gifts via Amazon, as for me I will give the family a call from my hotel on the beach.
Holidays have become so stressful lately they just aren't even worth it.