I spend Thanksgiving with my partner at the family cabin. It's a tradition I love and wouldn't give up for the world. It's great to spend time with his family and for our cat to have a chance to socialize with their dogs. It's also absolutely beautiful there.. for reference, this is the view from the back deck in the fall: link
As far as Christmas though, that changes year to year depending on work schedules. My own family is further away than my partner's and while I wish I could see them more often, holidays were never that big of a deal so no one takes it as an insult if I don't come home or anything like that.