I don't mind seeing relatives every decade or two. What I hate is holiday "drop-ins." I am not a "drop-in" kind of guy. I will hide behind the curtains and let you ring the friggin' bell. I don't care if you ran out of gas in my driveway, I'm not answering the door (and I have dogs in the backyard that won't let you go around either). Practical advice on "drop-ins" next.