I'm already thinking ahead to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. My lo goes to sleep at 8:15 ish... But Christmas eve we will be an hour away from home. We were planning on leaving at about 8:30 to come home and hoping lo will fall asleep in car. And Christmas night we will be about 15 min but it takes forever to eat dinner and open presents!! Huge family! They usually don't eat until 7:30 or later! What do u do?? Just eat and leave? Not worry about it? My lo is 20 months. Is it that big a deal? Last year we left at 9 and he did fall asleep in car, but maybe this year he can hang longer. Everyone always says "you're leaving already" he looks fine to me" well yeah he's running around and entertained, but it doesn't mean he's not tired!