Great article in today's NYT.
It about the people. If the food happens to be good, the better. But be a gracious host or a good guest. Either way, be prepared to overlook the foibles of the opposite.
Too many threads about people disrespecting the host or guest because of one issue or another especially when family is involved. We like to host and its because at the end of the evening, we like the company of the people. Make everyone feel welcome. Happy Holidays all and may all your glasses be full of the beverage of your choice. Cheers.