This is one typical TV family stereotype I never fully understood because holidays in my house are relatively... boring. We eat together, us cousins go off somewhere and watch TV(either TLC specials, cartoons, etc) and the adults stay upstairs and talk about adult things.

Sometimes there is drama SURROUNDING the holidays, like my aunt being a bitch and not inviting my uncle (despite it only being an extra two people but thats ~too much work) but on the actual days, eh.