Interfaith couples, what do you do for the holidays?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@HonoraryNerd:  my family is Jewish and my fiance’s is various denominations of Christianity. I actually like it – no fighting or splitting time over holidays! We spend Jewish holidays with my family and Christian holidays with his. I won’t go to church (nor do I expect my fiancé to go to temple services) but am happy to help put up a tree and partake in the eating, drinking and gift-giving. 🙂 

Post # 4
677 posts
Busy bee

My family is agnostic with different Christian upbringings, his family is Jewish. Same as nightborn, we spend Jewish holidays with his family, and Christian holidays with mine, however there’s no church/religious aspects to my family’s celebrations. When they overlap, we usually go with which holiday is a bigger deal to one of us/our families. For example, 2 years ago his uncle planned a Chanukkah party on Christmas day when we go to my parents. Christmas is a HUGE deal to my parents, while his family doesn’t really care that much about Chanukkah, so we skipped his family party for my parents. However, we’ll usually move any Easter celebrations for Passover, since the major part of Easter for my parents is chocolate.

So far, the best crossover in holidays was Yom Kippur and Canadian Thanksgiving. We broke the fast with that meal!

Post # 5
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I (agnostic) just play along with his cafeteria Catholic family and do the whole consumer Christmas thing. His mom bought us a little tree so we have it in the living room. I’ll only go to church with them if they ask. 

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