(Closed) Am I a Grinch? (Sorta NWR)

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Just to be clear… you are suggesting you and your Fiance stay home together for Christmas morning? 

 

If that is the case I think its totally fine! I believe that Christmas is supposed to be about your nuclear family. Extended family is great but your immediate family has to come first. Starting your own tradition doesn’t sound like a bad thing 🙂 

Post # 4
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@cinema: what a great idea!! we actually started doing this at my mom’s, she has a huge family and the older we’ve gotten the more we just enjoy being with our immediate family… we spent thanksgiving at home, but i’m hoping to be in tn during christmas… it remains to be seen if we’ll be able to be there yet… sigh…. i sort of love the bustle of traveling to the families and the noise and laughter and kids and crowds of going to the family’s house.

Post # 6
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

love the renting of the house!! i’d love to do something very similar as well.. and yeppers our kiddies force a lot of our choices :D… when they are off at school, i think we’ll be doing a lot of traveling during the holidays just the two of us… christmas in paris, on the beach in the carribean, sigh…

Post # 8
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4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Holidays are our BIGGEST sticking point right now! It will absolutely kill me to spend Christmas away from my parents when it happens, but our parents are 6 hours away from eachother and we’ll live 12 hours away from BOTH of them eventually. I think it’s totally okay to do Christmas by yourself in the morning! I’d LOVE to do that!

By The Way, I haven’t talked to you in FOREVER! So HI!

Post # 10
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s great to spend time with your Fiance on the day of Christmas.  As long as you go and spend time with both families around the holiday, it’s completely fine!

Post # 11
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

To be honest Christmas day itself doesn’t mean THAT much to me regardless. My favorite thing is the week before Christmas. I love the shopping, the wrapping, the baking… so fun! I am looking forward to when my parents move to my town bc then I can get to do all that getting ready stuff with my mom and spend christmas morning in my OWN house!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t think that’s wrong at all! It sounds like it’ll fit very naturally with what both your families are doing anyway, and you’ll still get to spend time with both of them — everyone wins!

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