How do you juggle Thanksgiving in particular, and the holiday season in general?
We've always had "Early Alphonse" Thanksgiving and Christmas -- that is, a week or two before the actual holiday, we have an early celebration, so that my brothers and I don't have to choose between our parents and our inlaws. My parents usually host, but sometimes my brothers or I do -- I hosted both last year, because I had just had our youngest child (believe it or not, it was easier to have 12 extra people at our place for Thanksgiving than it was to pack everyone up and go somewhere else!).
What do you do? Stay home and have everyone come to you? Go to one set of family or another? Hang out with friends? Order in Chinese food (one of my friends used to do this every year -- it was her family's tradition, and she hates to cook!).