Last year, hubby canceled Christmas. This made me delirious with joy. Instead of busying myself with decorations, Christmas trees, cards, gifts, holiday candies and goodies (like I ever bake), I was able to focus entirely on writing.
This did not make me popular with the in-laws.
In fact, the Christmas card we received read, "This has been an interesting Christmas." And then it was signed. Nothing more.
On the other hand, I totally rocked in the writing scene. Two straight weeks of Christmas Break. Two straight weeks of unabashed writing from 7 am until 4pm, when hubby got off work. Oh yeah. AM totally doing the happy dance.
So, this year, guilt nibbles at my soul. Christmas isn't about making me happy...
Thus, I am dutifully planning Time with the In-Laws.
How do you negotiate Christmas? Still get your writing time in? Keep peace in the family?