When my Mom died, I took over the big meal prep. It's just my Dad, my brother, and my two nephews, now, though so it isn't bad. Although we sometimes have some 'strays' who don't have somewhere else to go.
It was traditional that we have 'plum' pudding for Christmas dessert. That first year without Mom, we had one in the freezer so we still had it. It is rather complicated to make and the next year when I started talking about gathering together the ingredients to make it, everyone else kind of hemmed and hawed and asked me if I was really set on making it. Turns out, no one else liked it.
So now I make raspberry pie for Christmas dessert and everyone is happy. And it is a whole lot less work for me!