Some of us have come to see the holidays as a time to spend a lot of money to participate in a ritual - not a celebration.
The best holiday times were those spent with loved ones for the joy of of the time together and not for the 'what did you get me this year' mentality.
What better way to enjoy the company of friends and loved ones - and how much memorable can it be if you spent the week on a catamaran in the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas or anywhere warm, sunny and subtropical?
Relax, swim, snorkel, sail - far removed from the crazy pace of life.
It's easy to do and less expensive than you might think!