So I packed a bag so we could meet up at the rental house in the mountains, like we always do, to accommodate the entire extended family. It's always a relaxed, laid back atmosphere, so wear something comfy and cozy! We made sure we got a house with the big fireplace and a huge family room so we can all gather together in front of the Christmas tree. There's a big fire pit outside so we can make s'mores while we look at the Smoky Mountains near the Blue Ridge Parkway. When we get cold, we will all go to the rec room and play pool, darts, and other games, until we go to sleep for the night, anxiously awaiting Christmas morning!