The one thing that made a big difference for us this year is doing all the cooking the day before. On Christmas Eve morning, I mixed the dough for the pull-apart cinnamon rolls and set it to rise while I ran an errand. When I got home I shaped the balls, dipped them in the yumminess, set them to rise again, then baked. While they cooled, we enjoyed a visit with family members who had stopped by. After dinner at a friend's home, I assembled our lasagna and put it unbaked in the car for transporting to DD's. It was very cold that night and the fridge was just too full, so the car was an excellent substitute. Before bed, we set out last minute items to take with us and left a list of what we needed to retrieve from the fridge.
Early Christmas morning, the tossed salad was prepared and we left soon after. The only thing we had to do for breakfast was heat up the rolls, pour juice, and make the coffee. For our main meal, we just had to bake the lasagna and make garlic bread.
We had such a relaxing and fun day that I don't think I'll ever cook on Christmas again. After breakfast and gift opening, we baked cookies, played games, worked puzzles, and generally just enjoyed each other's company. It was the best holiday I can remember and I plan to do it again.