The best holiday gift is time spent together. Holidays can be especially stressful for modern families. Each holiday season, I have to plan with my ex the schedule for our kid over the holidays and this week to week varying work schedule. My husband has to plan with the mother of his children for the schedule of their children and her week to week varying work schedule. We try to get the children together for Christmas at home, at my parents, etc. Our exes are trying to do the same thing with their spouses and in-laws.
This multitude of people having to plan their day to day schedule over the holiday and come to an agreement can be stressful. In the end, it always works out and the kids are happy, which is the most important part.