roler, sounds like fun. I'm an introvert but I love all the "gatherings" at Christmas.
We have a lot of places and people to get to. But i'll try to stick to the Christmas Eve and Day ones but we spend the preceding week driving to about three different gatherings.
This year my sisters aren't speaking and my MIL is getting ready to have surgery so that will make it an unpredictable season
Christmas Eve is an all day thing with my sisters family. They are my half-sisters from my fathers first marriage and we've always been close. There are about 25 of us in the immediate family and we exchange tons of gifts and eat tons of food (they are fantastic cooks and will literally make you whatever you ask for). Special diets? You betch! Baked Alaska? Coming up! Ham beyond your wildest dreams? Right this way!
It is so much fun. It is truly a blessing to have them.
Christmas Day I will go to my sisters house early to exchange gifts with her and her kids, again. We'll probably be in our pajamas and drink coffee, you know. Sister stuff.
Later we will go to see my husbands family, they are great, too and I can always count on some fancy coffee in my basket.