This year, we saved all year and took the kids to Disneyland. While it was hectic and crazy and awesome to leave two weeks before Christmas, it took some pressure off of Christmas for me. I just haven't felt stressed about it all. I bought presents online and shipped them to family before we left, so there was not much left to do once we got back. And I loved it.
So, we are sitting here, in our pajamas on Christmas Eve watching a Christmas story. The kids are about to go to bed. Cookies are baked. Carrots are ready for the reindeer. And no stress. Perfect.
May you and your family have a stress free Christmas, too.