(Closed) First Christmas as a married couple

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@newbiecici: We aren’t married yet but this isn’t just our first Christmas together, it is his first Christmas EVER. He is Jewish so his idea of Christmas is Chinese Buffet and chilling at home. This tear we are not only having him with us but his younger brother too. As far as I know we are going to go over to my parents in the afternoon and to my grandparents in the evening. This is my first Christmas where I’m not waking up at my parents house so this will be new for EVERYONE!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re finally getting to take a trip out of Miami and we’re heading to my grandparents’ house in North Carolina.  My parents are coming from OK and my aunts/uncles live there already, so we’re pretty excited to see family (or anyone we know) for the first time in 4 months.  There will be tons of baking & cooking, some shopping and a lot of relaxing.  We’re also sending Christmas cards for the first time as a married couple!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We won’t be spending our first (married) Christmas together which I am really sad about.  My husband is English and as we are currently in the process of him coming to live in America – he has decided that he wants to spend his last Christmas with his friends and family there.  I spent last Christmas there with him and already had plans for us to spend it with my family this year so I will be staying here.  ….I am reality I don’t actually get why he is staying there, its not like he won’t be seeing everyone again, but I know he isn’t going to budge so I’m just trying to get use to the idea.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re spending Christmas Eve by ourselves in our apartment and are going to start some of our own Christmas traditions (making gingerbread men, etc). Christmas Day we’ll be spending the day with his family!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I bought a christmas tree today!  DH picked out stockings for us.  Now I just need to figure out where we will put the tree.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

This will be the Hubs first Christmas not with his family – it will also be his first Christmas with snow! (we hope).  We’re off to see my parents in Oregon for the holiday though we’re spending our anniversary (on the 19th) at our home in Kentucky – complete with tree, stockings and our Puppy’s first holiday.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

My immediate family is flying cross-country to spend Christmas with us. I’m very excited about our first Christmas in our home out here on our side of the country, and about getting to spend it with my family without us having to travel. I’m planning a fantastic meal to make for them, and am already eager to get our Christmas tree up and decorated. Then we’ll have fun playing around in our city with my family; there’s a ton of different things we might do.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We spent Christmas together last year, but we weren’t married…. Okay, we’re not married yet, but we will be on December 1st, so we will be married this Christmas.

If his sister isn’t working Christmas Eve, we’ll spend Christmas Eve with his family. If she is working, then we’ll go to my cousin’s.  Christmas day will be spent with my family. My mom insists that she gets Christmas day, and since Jim’s parents are both deceased, he has no problem with that.

We’ve been doing major renovations on the house. One of the projects was removing an awning from our front window, so we’re excited about putting the tree up in front of our big picture window.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m so excited for our first christmas as a married couple!! 🙂 

this is the first christmas where we won’t wake up at our parents home with stocking stuffers and all that.  We are going to spend christmas eve at home and exchange presents, stuff each other’s stocking, etc. 

Christmas day is brunch with my family, then dinner with his.  We’ve also decided to stay a few days in his hometown to visit with his extended family and we will switch and do this for my extended family next year.  i’m looking forward to making new traditions for us as a family.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

This is still a topic of discussion for us but I think we’re going to stay home and spend our first Christmas together in our apartment starting our own traditions and having a tree for the first time! We’ve spent the last 3 Christmases together rotating families so we never get to have a tree or do anything at our place because whichever family we go to requires significant travel so we tend to stay a couple of weeks. I wish we could see both of our families for th holiday but that will never happen sicne they live in different countries.

Post # 13
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Darling Husband is (thankfully) not working on Christmas but only has 3 days off.  I don’t get PTO so I’ll be taking time w/out leave to travel 6 hrs to celebrate w/my family for 3 days.  We’re taking a 4 day trip to OH to celebrate w/his family 1st week of December.  It’s a compromise.

We’ll also be setting up a tree at our apartment soon.  We bought one on sale last year!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We’re doing what we’ve been doing since we met. It’s been a tradition of my family for my whole life. Go to an amusement park, and dinner at a Chinese restaurant. He makes fun of me b/c I insist on going to the same Chinses restaurant every year, but it’s tradition!

We’re Jewish.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we’re going back to our hometown where our parents both live, BUT it kills me that I’ll have to spend probably one week with them and one week with mine? it’s so weird, we haven’t figured it out. I mean we’re used to going back together, but before it would just be one night together here and there. I’m worried I’m going to be resentful if we spend too much time with his parents because mine will be SO CLOSE and yet I won’t be seeing them.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We always go to my parents house for Christmas (in California!) so we’re excited about that. But one of these years I would love to have Christmas here and do all of the fun traditions! Maybe I can convince my family one of these years :]

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