Resolve not to be offended if your plans do not meet the expectations of your nearest and dearest (and others to whom you feel you owe festive duties). If they don't want to come to your house, that doesn't mean they don't trust your cooking or that they hate your children or your dog. It simply means they have other plans.
If folk insist on seeing you when, deep down, you'd rather they didn't, be glad that you can make them happy. It's just possible you'll miss them when they're gone.
|Capra's It's A Wonderful Life|
Follow Utilitarianism's Greatest Happiness Principle: take the course of action that brings happiness to the greatest number of people.
I thank you.