In the past, it's been the extended family -- my uncles and their significant others, their kids (I have eight cousins, and five of them spent pretty much every Christmas Eve of their childhood at my parents' house), various other friends, family, and hangers-on -- but my mother's bout with cancer has combined with the various cousins growing up and either moving away or starting their own family traditions to have the 24th be simply the immediate family: me, the Forebearance, the Godmommy, and Wrenn and Dale.
Soup and lasagne were consumed, wine was drunk, presents were opened, dessert was devoured, and a good time was had by all.
We're off today to the Godmommy's place for Christmas Day dinner and more presents! Then tonight it's the now-traditional viewing of the Doctor Who Christmas special.
In other news, I finally finished the edit of Star Trek: Prometheus Book 2 (editing raw translation of German to English is hard work....) and now I have to turn my attention to finishing the thriller. Cha cha cha.