Remember the movie The Holiday? Cameron Diaz plays a big-time movie-trailer producer living in an L.A. mansion, and Kate Winslet a struggling journalist in a lovely Tudor in the Cotswolds. Both are having some guy problems at home and, lo and behold, they swap houses for Christmas, and end up finding exactly what they both needed: Jude Law and Jack Black. Hijinks and romantic comedy ensue.
Well, I did something very similar over Christmas break this year. My New York-based family and I swapped homes with a family from Los Angeles.