Christmas has obviously passed but I see no reason why not to answer. Christmas started out icky, tension due to family disagreements pervading the atmosphere of my mother's home. I came real close to just lighting up a fatty (I saved mango-flavored paper for the occasion) in the guest room and watching King of the Hill all day, but it didn't take more than a couple drinks for everyone to put aside their differences and start drunk-gambling with dominoes. It turned out to be a pretty nice time. Christmas isn't over for my family, yet, though. My mom's boyfriend's family does two Christmases, both loaded with gifts. So more presents & drunk gambling to come! I see this as good karma following all the years of only having my mother to spend Christmas with.