@2VU0609 post above # 79 sounded so much like an echo for me. It does get tired feeling like Christmas time is "the holidays by abasket" - meaning ALL the buying, decorating and omg, ALL the cooking!!! I too LOVE seeing family but with that all comes so much rinse and repeat of meals, dishes, picking up, etc. that I start feeling like an entertaining factory!!
we got the kids to see the allergist, dentist and eye doctor while they were in town.