Friday Open Thread: How do you handle training during the holidays?

This time of year, it can be a struggle to stay consistent with your running, even when you have a race (or races) planned for the new year. Holiday parties, events with family and friends, etc., all pull us away — and all for really good reasons! But of course, that means our running can sometimes suffer. How do you keep up with training during the holidays, while also giving yourself ample time off for fun? — Terrell