(Closed) Does being ‘newlywed’ impact how you’re spending the holidays?

posted 11 years ago in Married Life
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Our parents divided up our time for Thanksgiving and Christmas the day after the wedding and we’re just standing there like ummm…..

I mean we had every plan to spend it with them but they I guess thought we were going to abandon ship now that we were married.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’ll keep it the same since my family lives so far away.  We’ll spend some alone and the rest between his two sides of the family.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We decided we needed to spend the holidays together since it will be our first as a married couple.  So we are planning to do Thanksgiving w/his fam since his mom is in town for it this year (she lives out of state) and Xmas with my fam.  In the future we will probably be spending more of them with my family than his since his family is out of state, or perhaps even separate for them until we have children, but for this year….we felt the same as you; that it was important to spend them together. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

This is my absolute favorite part of being in an interfaith marriage!  The only holiday we share is Thanksgiving and we will continue what we did while we were dating.  We alternate!  I think it’s only fair given that both of our parents live within easy driving distance.

On a side note, it pisses me off to no end that my brothers spend most holidays with their wives families.  Yes, driving 15 minutes is easier than driving for an hour and 15 minutes but really, it’s lame!

Post # 8
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594 posts
Busy bee

Oh it is especially difficult for me. I just started getting used to splitting up holidays between my mom and dad (divorced) and now I have to factor a third party into the mix. The holidays are super stressful on my end.

Post # 10
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Newbee

I am in the same situation. We decided to save money and offending either side of the family, to just stay home and celebrate Christmas as a couple together. We’ve also talked about doing a road trip. I too have never missed a Christmas with my mom and sister.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I know being engaged has put a damper on our holiday plans!

Trying to save money for our wedding next year has meant skipping a trip to visit the folks and scrimping on presents!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Thankfully we are a very very close distance to my family and his family! During the holidays both of our parents go all out and we soak up all the cheer… and food =) This year will be like the last ones and we’ll see both … his is earlier and mine is later.

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