Brian and I were separated for our 2nd Christmas married. Brian started a new job and didn't have any vacation days and it was our time to be with my parents.
I flew down to FL on Saturday the 22nd to spend the holidays with my parents, my sister and her FI and my grandfather and his wife. There were a few fights but nothing that didn't get patched up by the end of the trip.
Brian stayed in CO and had an extended family dinner on Saturday night. He had to go to work on Monday, and then spent Christmas day at his parent's house. Unfortunately, he had to work on Wednesday too.
My flight back to CO included a layover in GA and didn't land in CO until midnight. We didn't get home until 2am and still had to go to work on Thursday. With 3 hours of sleep we both did pretty well at work.
We will try not to be apart for a major holiday again.