Many people enjoy staying at home with the family when it is Christmas time, but it can make a good change if you go away. It is nice to be away from all of the hard work, family commitments and dull television and do something different for a change. It can be difficult deciding which family members to see and when and what to cook and things like that. The decorating, cleaning, shopping and visiting can be exhausting and it might be an idea to think about going away and having a rest for a change.
Many hotels will provide a really good Christmas lunch and although it may seem expensive it is likely to be cheaper for residents and it will save someone or a group of people, a lot of work. It is the one special day of the year when the meal has to be just perfect and so by having it outside of the house and letting someone else cook it, it could reduce a lot of the stress.
An alternative is to rent a large holiday home where all of the family can be together in one house. It can be difficult finding room for everyone to be together in the one place, all squeezing in to one place or having to sleep in hotels nearby. Hiring a holiday home could mean that you can all be together over the Christmas period. The cooking could be shared between you all and the rent could be split between you all instead of buying presents. It could save a lot of hassle and money.
It is likely that there are family traditions with regards to what you do over Christmas but it could be a really nice change to get away and do something quite different. It may even start a new family tradition.