So we opted to stay home (especially since I've been delaying the inevitable switch over to snow tires).
The kids and I reveled in the luxury of a lazy day with no demands, no long lists of things to be done. We listened to Christmas carols and addressed Christmas cards. We made a cake. We snuggled together and took a nap.
It was an unexpected break from a hectic week, nature's way of telling us to slow down -- that even at this busy time of year, we can afford a bit of time to relax.