During your childhood and growing up years you normally don't have many choices dealing with the holidays. Your parents decide how they are going to be spent and that is how it goes.
When I was younger I decided that I would celebrate the holidays a certain way. It took me a long time to be able to implement my decision with my husband(s) but the last couple of years, I have stuck to my guns and have compromised as much as possible, but I was able to decide what I thought was best.
Last year and today have been wonderful so far. About as stress free as it can be with 2 kids!
Having a choice makes me happy in many situations. Not having a choice is a sure sign to make me NOT happy.
Happy Thanksgiving, buds.