When the ice storm hit last Sunday, my in laws lost power, and they didn't get it back until Friday afternoon. However, my mother-in-law still really wanted to have Christmas at their place. So, we just had a few modifications.
There was a suggestion that we have no stuffing, but that's just ridiculous. So I made stuffing in my slow cooker. The rest of the meal was prepared on their wood stove.
We also had to do presents earlier than usual and upstairs where there was more light. But we still had a really nice day. The candles just added character.
It's weird when you have no power, we thought it was so late and it was only 7, but the house was so dark and quiet. Until the generator kicked in that is.
By Friday they were definitely ready to have their power back, however on Christmas Eve we still made the best of the situation and had a great Christmas together!