Just spent an hour with the wife after the MIL rang to say they won't be coming for Xmas lunch after all because her brother decided to stay with his family at his place so MIL and FIL will do the same. I understand why she is seething about the reorganisation of the event but I'm doing farkin cartwheels. Day at home all to ourselves. Kids in the pool. Eat what we wanna eat and when we wanna eat it. Drink what we wanna drink and as much as we want. Zero downside for me.