I write a lot about my in-laws since Mrs. Metal Dad has 3 siblings and her mom in the area so holiday gatherings are usually held at our place. We have room and it's easier for our daughter to navigate and deal with lots of people and noise and confusion in her own environment.
2 of my sisters were in from Colorado and Tennessee for the holidays so they came over this past Saturday along with my nieces and one of my niece's family. We had a great time. Drank copious amounts of coffee and other caffeinated beverages, stuffed ourselves with good food you can only get in the Chicago area and just had a good time enjoying each other's company. We even did a video chat with our other sister in Tennessee.