How do you celebrate Christmas Day? I would love it if it were just ''us'' (me, hubby & kids) but no way in heck would MIL be happy. I'd be the wicked witch of East if for once i insisted it's just us and we will catch up with everyone another day or next day. and i'm talking about another 15-18 more family members that MIL & SIL insist on being there... none are from my side. I am getting the sh**ts having to celebrate it with SIL's entire family there too. No question of her doing her own thing with her extended family members (aunts, uncles etc..) Mine don't celebrate it at all as they are a different religion.. but seriously MIL always wants Lunch & Dinner at someone's house. And sits on her backside waiting to be served. I flatly refuse to do it with 3 kids that are young, no way. i've done it once and i paid the price with extremely ferral kids. DH doesn't care, just goes with the flow.. i've heard of stories from SIL she's had people there still at 1am.