You can't avoid Christmas. Nope, whether you like it or not, there is no safe house in which to hide from the abuse of commercials, "Jingle Bells" or that really annoying spoon player guy in front of Oglivys.
The other thing that is a bit of a pain in the ass about Christmas is the travelling. If you decide to make the trip to visit family, you inevitably end up driving through a storm - or; one on the way there and one on the way back. This happened to us a couple of years ago; zero visibility, blocked highway, the whole shebang.
I really can’t remember a Christmas road trip when snow or freezing rain didn't make me lunge for the liquor cabinet as soon as we reached our destination.
On the other hand, if we don’t make the trip we miss sharing Christmas Day with family. And it’s all about being there Christmas day, isn’t it?
So, if you want to be home for Christmas, you’re probably going to be driving there. Even if it’s just to the airport, remember to pack sand and a shovel in your trunk. Bon voyage!
Chris Rae–Driving Home for Christmas