Just going back over my working life of a half century and thinking about those times I spent Christmas Eve or day at work, or sequestered in a hotel for a work adventure. I drew the short straw three years in a row with the US Army and had the duty each time. Junior officers get that privilege, I suppose.
Other times, I was on a project that had a strict deadline and weekends and holidays were just part of the normal schedule. Add two more years to the three above, one of which I spent sleeping (or trying to) at my desk in a VERY UNCOMFORTABLE office chair!
Five or more holiday adventures staying at Marriott hotels of one kind or another. and the hotels were virtually empty, lounges closed, staff at minimal levels, a lonely time.
Any road warrior stories of the holidays spent either at work or at a hotel?