Last Christmas my Mom and I decided that we were tired of the same annual family traditions; we wanted to leave and do something memorable. With a settlement she received from some minor lawsuit my mom bought us tickets for a 4 day cruise to Ensenada, Mexico and we took my 96 year old Grandma with us. On Christmas Day my Grandma woke up with a terrible stomach flu and had to spend hours in the infirmary. She needed to be sedated so that she could weather the storm, and the remainder of the day we spent watching her in our cabin, helping her use the restroom, and watching Holiday movies.
It's one of my favorite Christmas memories to date.