Originally Posted by whitney37354
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.
I don't have a lot of people coming so the prep work isn't that bad. But it's gonna be so nice to not have to leave my house and drag gifts to my mom's and then back home a few hours later. Even though she's close it was such a pain. Something I dreaded doing. I remember when I lived at home we used to leave cookies and something for the reindeer before heading off to bed. Good times!