Christmas Eve is spent at my In-laws house. They have a huge Christmas Eve open house where my MIL makes the BEST appetizers and my FIL makes the world's strongest screwdrivers (seriously 99% vodka and a splash of orange juice). People drop in all evening to enjoy the Christmas music, movies and company. Then, we all have dinner as a family (usually lasagna or something equally festive) and open gifts.
Of course, this year will be different. I just realized that as I was typing.
I don't know how I forgot that my FIL is no longer with us.
We'll still be going over there and I'm sure there will still be appetizers and my DH will probably make the screwdrivers but, no doubt, it will be different without FIL.