Rice and her fiance, Luke Clark-Hampleman, always do their best to split the holidays fairly between their two families, who live in Salem, Ind., and Herrin, Ill., a four-hour drive apart. Usually they default to what Rice calls the “obvious solution”: one family gets Thanksgiving, the other gets Christmas. But somehow, it’s never quite that simple. Last year, the couple drove four hours on Christmas, just so each family would get some part of the day. This year, they’ll be spending the holiday apart: Rice with her family, Clark-Hampleman with his.