We are rushed on Christmas. We travel 6 hours home on the 23rd, then spend Christmas eve with my parents. On Christmas morning we make a 30 minute trip to my grand parents for the whole family, then that afternoon about 2 we go to my husband's mothers house. Then on the day after we travel 6 hours more to his grandmothers house. We will spend a couple of days there and have a 9 hour journey to home to recouperate from our vacation. The truck is usually so loaded down with presents that there's hardly room to move.
At my grandmothers, there's probably 30 of us, and we do a 'garage sale item' swap. Everyone brings one garage sale item from their home, wrapped, and we each pick one. This hideous plastic orange plaid round cooler has been passed around for a few years. The kids also have an auction for small gifts (usually around 50 cents).:rudolph