Spent Christmas with my man's family in Philadelphia. My family doesn't do anything big like this, since I'm in close contact with just four of my family members. As opposed to a smaller, immediately family gathering and one big one, I just spend quality time with each person. And while I much prefer intimate meetings, family gatherings can be nice too.
It was a bit stressful (as holidays with family usually are) but a good time. 5 days of food, champagne, Christmas cookies, and really good beer. As much as I enjoyed it I was glad to return home. Can't eat like that every day!