What to do for Christmas?

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 2
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1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I definitely don’t think you are wrong to only celebrate with your immediate families this year! You are still making a huge amount of effort to see both of your parents, and I think people will understand.

In terms of our holiday plans, we spend Thanksgiving with FI’s family and Christmas with my family. The past couple of years, we’ve celebrated Easter separately, but when we move back to my hometown, we will probably spend it with my family. Our situation is a lot different though in that we don’t have a healthy relationship with his family, so we try to avoid them. Really we only go to Thanksgiving dinner so that we can see all the aunts, uncles, and cousins….and my family puts a lot more effort into Christmas celebrations.

Post # 3
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579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

missadventure85:  My dh’s parents are 45 minutes away from us so we see them quite often. My parents are a 12 hour drive away. We usually head to my parents for Christmas his parents for Easter and New Years… I thought this was a good compromise but now we are being complained at. Things might change for us when we have children but for now we are stuck in a no win situation because someone will be upset with us. Going home means I get to see my 87 year old grandmother so you can bet I am going home.

In your case you have offered an amazing compromise. You get to see both sides of the family and no one can be mad. If the extended family wants to see you they can move their visits to when you are there.

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