Leaving for college has implications beyond the student. Your family has probably made some changes to the house and their relationship with you now that you're out on your own. A lot of students get closer to their families once they move out and going home for break is a relaxing, enjoyable time for all. Then there's the rest of us, who may or may not have good relationships with their parents, and the thought of going back home causes anxiety and stress. Rest assured that there are some simple steps you can take to make the break as peaceful as possible for everyone.
Try to keep in mind that there are two sides to every situation, in this case it's your side and your parents' side. The added freedom you've grown accustomed to is typically the biggest struggle when going back home; now that you've gotten a taste you don't want to give any up. Your parents were young once and should be able to understand this feeling, but that won't stop them from doing what they have for the last 18 years. Be a sport and let them parent you a little, even if you think it's stupid. Let them know when you have plans with friends so they know when they can expect to see you, spend some quality time with them and let them know how you're doing out on your own, have a real conversation with them, do some chores around the house. All of these can help ease the potentially rocky transition back home and require minimal effort.
The first semester out of the house makes you grow in ways that you probably haven't even realized yet. Going back home for a while can provide valuable insight to what changes you've made in your life. Take this time to evaluate what changes you've made, whether or not they are changes for better or worse, and set some new goals for yourself! Regardless of what you're doing with your winter break, make sure you relax and have some fun!