Step-Mommies/ Divroced Mommies, How do you do Xmas Morning?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Stepson spends the night at his mother’s and the early morning.  We pick him up around 10 or 11 and have him for the rest of the day.  She is not someone that we could ever have to our house, otherwise a plan like yours sounds nice.  

Post # 4
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

When I was a kid, I lived with my mom. We spent Christmas Eve and early Christmas morning with her. My dad picked me up at about 10 and we went to my grandmother’s, opened gifts there and had Turkey luncheon. My dad returned me to my mom’s for turkey dinner at her house.

Post # 5
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My ex lives quite far from me and DH so I always had our son for xmas eve and xmas morning then after xmas lunch they would come pick him up and he would spend xmas day afternoon/night, boxing day and the 27th at his dads and then we would pick him up on the afternoon of the 27th. that way our son got to see all the family on both sides, we both saw him xmas day and he loved getting presents allllll day lol. 

Post # 6
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

when i was a child my mom and dad divorced and my mom got remarried. we had a blended family. i spent 23/24 with my mom and stepdad as christmas eve/christmas, later on the 24/25 was my dads christmas eve/christmas. to this day we still celebrate it a day early because no its a tradition we love. my mom and step dad and half brother all go to the movies on christmas since they celebrate it early

Post # 7
6667 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

According to our custody agreement, my ex husband and I alternate holidays.  However he has not seen her for Christmas for the past 4 years.  Dad of the year!


Post # 8
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m a step-mom to two grown girls and we try to give each side of the family equal time with them. We’ve been following this system (below) for the past few years and it’s been great. 

Christmas Eve: dinner and gifts at our house with our two girls and my husband’s immediate family

Christmas Morning (9:00am): presents with us and the girls and our dogs

Christmas Morning (11:00am): girls head to their mom’s house for lunch with mom and her immediate family and spend the afternoon with them before driving to see friends/boyfriends for a few hours. Husband and I head to my parents house for brunch and presents. 

Christmas Night: we all meet back at home and watch movies together while eating popcorn, desserts, and drinking hot chocolate. 

Post # 9
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My step-daughter lives with us full time and has celebrated Christmas with us only.  We skype Christmas morning with his parents, but bio-mom has never expressed the desire.  She hasn’t seen her in at least 2 years maybe 3 (babygirl is only 5) and hasn’t talked to her since last year.  She lives about six hours away (as opposed to 12 whe they lived far away) and hasn’t tried to even speak with her on the phone since probably July or August of last year it feels like.  It’s sad.

Post # 10
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My DS dad just moved 4 houses down the street from us so we might include him on Christmas morning this year. In previous years, DS has gone to his dads parents house on Christmas Eve for their annual Christmas Party and his dad drops him off to us around midnight. DS wakes at our house on Christmas and spends all of Christmas day with us. We’ve done this every year since DS was 2 (he is 10 now). It works great for us!

Post # 11
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@freshflowers:  I’d not be okay with that arrangement, but I guess if you can deal with that then more power to you!

My son always does Christmas morning at my house and then later in the day goes to his Dad’s house.

We alternate years with my step kids, this year we don’t get them until almost New Year’s so we will do Christmas with them when they come. 

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