We typically do Thanksgiving with my family (because Tess' family is mostly off shooting things then) and Christmas with Tess' family, and that was the case this year. Her brother and family and he dad were all in town for several days (her mom already lives in Dallas) and everyone was able to spend quality time together.
My 2011 triathlon season was ... um ... not so great. Between starting a new demanding job and having back issues while swimming, I failed to complete nearly as many triathlons as usual. Like none. I did some running races and a couple bike rallies, but no tris. Sad- first time 10 years I didn't do a triathlon that year.
In general, I don't care for most holidays. Thanksgiving and birthdays are about all I celebrate. Typically we do Thanksgiving with my family, and xmas with Tess' family (since generally for Thanksgiving her family is either shooting animals of some sort., or partying in Vegas).