We go to WDW in August almost every year, and we completely expect it to be hot and sticky, and that doesn’t really bother any of us. We also took a trip this past December, and it was a very nice time to go. I had been one other time at Christmas a looooonnnnnngggg time ago, and DH used to always go at Christmas as a child, but this was our children’s first time to go in winter months. It’s kind of funny how they didn’t like the temperatures being cooler–I think they go expecting to sweat their little guts out!:laugh:
All that said, we are sort of in the same situation you are–to go in August or December. Airfare is not a concern for us, as we drive. Like you, if we go in August it will be before the children are back in school, but if we go in December the kids will miss about 3 days of school. For me, I think it will come down to crowd levels. When I look at the crowd calendar, the week we are considering for August has heavier crowds than the week we are considering in December, so I think we will end up doing another Christmas trip.
I think you need to weigh what is most important to you. Weather is of little consequence to my family because we don’t have terrible winters that we are trying to escape, and we are fairly acclimated to hot, humid weather. I just want as few other people to be there as possible. :laugh: