My husband and I have lived in Florida for 29 years, and I was fortunate enough to visit my family in England every summer, up until he had a cerebral hemorrhage, and a brain tumor. Thankful benign, and dormant.
I chose after that not to leave my husband to visit England. Christmas was a sad time for me, so a few years back, when he asked me what I wanted, I said to spend Christmas at our favorite beach.
This is what we have been doing. Hopefully we will be able to get through on Skype, to England, on Christmas day. With the time difference I don’t get to see my granddaughters open their presents, but manage it some time during the day.
Now when my husband asks me what I want for Christmas, I tell him that I already have it, as a timeshare at Christmas is always waiting for me. What are you doing for Christmas/the holidays.