I know exactly what you mean. DCs are out today and DH and I are having a day in wrapping presents. We have mulled wine, mince pies, yule log, crisps and dips, olives & little bits that come in jars and THEN a risotto tonight (kids hate it). So we're struggling to fit it all in.
(diet's going fine, just in case you were wondering )
Christmas Eve dinner of special cheeses, ham, crackers and a good bottle of wine is my favourite part.
Sweet treats (and my grandmother's wonderful cheese straws) get out out on special plates and people graze between meals if they wish. My parents get lots of people popping in so this is mostly for them. Having said that this is the first year since DSis and I were children we've had a child in the house over the festive period.
Enjoy everyone. I'm off to get DD up from her nap, but may squeeze in a cuppa and my first mince pie of the year first!
I'd love it if we could stay at home for three days after Christmas and just graze, but it's MILs birthday on Boxing Day so we have to go over there and it's too far to just go for the day, so stay for a couple of nights. They don't have much in the way of tasty nibbles and are the sort of people who leave the turkey festering in a warm kitchen for a week, I'm always convinced we're going to get food poisoning from the leftovers.