(Closed) Holidays

posted 12 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: How did you split up the holidays?

    We spent Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family

    We spent Thanksgiving and Christmas with my partner's family

    We divided the holidays between our various families

    We spent both holidays together, without our families

    I am offended by this poll and its American/religious-centric questions!

    Other (please explain)

  • Post # 3
    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2020 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000

    Haha, you make the funniest poll questions mr. bee. I’m actually neither. Christmas with both (accidentally) and Thanksgiving with neither. We liked it that way but we’ll never do it that way again.

    Post # 4
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Thanksgiving by ourselves in Reno (though we techincally visited his Mom, since she lives in Tahoe, but we NEVER ge tto see her…) and Christmas was a whirlwind of 4 families in 4 days…I don’t think we’ll be doing that again,  From Camarillo to Palmdale to WHittier to San Diego, it was exhausting.  Hopefully next year we’ll have our own place and be able to do Christmas at our house.

    Post # 5
    88 posts
    Worker bee

    We spent our first Thanksgiving and Christmas together minus our families. I didn’t have to work on the actual holidays themselves but had to work the day before and after. With that it was impossible to travel to visit anyone.

    And in all honesty…even if I could have had a decent length of time off around the holidays we wouldn’t ahve visited anyone still. It was special to me to get to spend our first "official" holidays without anyone else around.

    Post # 6
    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We try really hard to split up the days between both families.

    Post # 7
    24 posts
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We have it soooo easy for the holidays! 


    Thanksgiving: My parents always(most years) work in the morning so we can’t do dinner til the evening around 7pm so this leaves plenty of time to go up to FIs family dinner and come back.  Oh, did I mention I also cook the turkey and most sides for my family?  🙂


    Christmas:  I just learned that a lot more Spanish people celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve at midnight.  I thought it was just a Bolivian thing.  Anyways, so my fam celebrates the night before.  When we were little they MADE us stay up til midnight to open presents, but now we start earlier.  We go to FIs fam the next morning.  

    Post # 8
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

    Conviently my parents and Mr. Sushi’s mom only live 10 mintutes away from each other, so we tend to share the holiday and go to both family’s house. Which sometimes means eating 2 big meals on the same day.

    Post # 9
    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    We switch off- even years Tgiving with his fam and Christmas with mine, odd years Tgiving with mine and Christmas with his.  We decided it with a coin toss the first year we decided to spend the holidays together.

    Post # 11
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    Thanksgiving with mine, christmas with his.  But I am Jewish so it was a relatively easy decision 🙂

    Post # 12
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

    thanxgivin’ and xmas with his fam, in exchange he does WHATEVER i tell him to the entire ‘period’ of chinese new year (duration of period totally not specified)  MUAHAHAHAHAHA

    Post # 13
    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    We went to visit with my extended family during Thanksgiving, but had a pre-Thanksgiving the day before with his mom.

    All in all we had 6 Christmases – that was a little intense, although I know once we have kids it will probably be worse.

    Post # 14
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    we don’t have a set system

    However, he actually lives close to his family, so last year we did Thanksgiving here/our house (with my family coming down), and then we went to my parents’ (9 hr drive) for Christmas.

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