I didn't see a relevant thread so I thought to start one... What's up for Christmas time? Are you doing anything special? Me, I could not get a leave from my job to go back to my hometown, so my parents drove here instead. It is nice having them around, even though my apartment is a bit crowded with 3 people. My boyfriend is in my hometown but I hope to see him on New Year's. Other than that, I have so many things to do that involve submitting a research paper and dealing with the bureaucracy of two different countries (the horror! ), so I have my hands full. What about you?