Another thread got me thinking about just how many family functions we have for Christmas! From the first Christmas DH and I got together (when we were just dating), we did Christmas Eve with my family, Christmas breakfast with his Mum and lunch with his Dad and step-mum. Now we do his Mum's extended family before Christmas, Christmas breakfast with his Mum and my parents, Christmas lunch with his Dad and step-mum/his Dad's extended family and Boxing Day with my Mum's extended family. My Dad's extended family haven't caught up at Christmas for years.
Anyway, the point of all that was to ask, how do other people do it? How do you work around extended families and divorced parents, etc.? It's such an exhausting period of time rushing from one event to the next for us and I'm kind of dreading doing it this year with DS in tow even though he'll make the whole season a lot more magical!