The holidays are coming up and I'm wondering—do I have to go home to visit family? I'd really rather travel, or even just stay home and catch up on sleep and see friends. Would this be rude? I've never not gone home for Christmas before and I'm afraid my parents and siblings are going to be sad or even, possibly, mad. Is there some sort of compromise I can come up with to make everyone happy? If I decide not to go home, do you have ideas for how to tell my family?
Happily Home Alone