I managed to avoid my usual Christmas viral and/or bacterial infection this year, though another family member was seriously ill over the holiday. But she's feeling much better now. I also saw the beach where they filmed the opening credits for Gilligan's Island, enjoyed a South Coast Repertory production of A Christmas Carol featuring Ted's dad from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and came to the conclusion that there's a special place in hell reserved for those who force other people to listen to their children sing during social gatherings.
All in all it was a lovely trip. I just wish we had remembered to turn off the cats.