For me, it was alright, overall. Pros: 1. My daughter's first Christmas. She really loved it, especially the paper. I think that, and the boxes, were her favorite gifts. 2. Saw most of my family, with little or no fighting. 3. Got most of what I asked for, and then some. Including MP Screamer, which I have yet to open, mostly out of fear of QC issues. Cons: 1. I was sick all of last week. Completely stuffed up, dehydrated, sore throat, nausea, etc. I hate being sick. The weird thing is, no one really knows when I'm sick unless it's really bad and it shows in my face (sad, droopy eyes, etc.). 2. Had to see some of my wife's extended family, who I barely know and feel like an outsider/outcast.