I think I'll be spending Christmas with the roommate's family from now on, at least they've been consistant with where they're having their holiday parties, who is hosting, and if plans have to change they'll give better notice.
Every year for the past X amount of years, Thanksgiving was at Aunt It's house, Christmas was at Cousin It's house. Before Aunt It and I moved to our current locations (we're about a half hour away from each other, she moved here first then I did two years later), Thanksgiving was at my parent's house, Christmas was at Aunt It's house. This year Thanksgiving was at Cousin Jr.'s house, Christmas at Aunt Eve's house.
Or so I was told about four months ago, then again at Halloween, come Thanksgiving it was the same plan, then I was told earlier today that "what do you MEAN we're having Christmas at Aunt Eve's house?". Apparently we're having Christmas at my parents house and everyone, with the exception of Cousin It (who really doesn't want to visit home anyways) and myself, are driving there and staying until past New Years.
This is Very Big Problem. Why is that? Because my parents live almost thirteen hours and four and a half states away.
Yes you read that right. My family, who has insisted that we're having Christmas with Aunt Eve -- who, by the way, lives less then an hour and a half away -- has suddenly said, two and a half weeks BEFORE Christmas, that they're going to my parents house. Which will take a half of a day, one way, by car. And they insist that Aunt Eve was never hosting Christmas this year, despite the fact that I had talked to her on THANKSGIVING and said that she was looking forward to showing me around her new house.
And they wonder why I suddenly can't spend Christmas with them.