I think it would be nice to not have to leave home December 23-26 and be the hostess. However, I would dread the preparation of my house to host all the people!
On Christmas Eve we are usually at home all day: DH & DD doing their normal thing on watching tv and eating, me cleaning the house for Santa's arrival and watching Christmas television. In the evening, we visit DH's best friend & bf's parents and exchange gifts. When we come home, DD & I make cookies for Santa & throw out reindeer food in the front yard. I stay up late & watch some Christmas Story and a local Christmas show before helping Santa put out DD's gifts. I go to bed around midnight.