Post # 47
@penguinsaremyfriends: It’s a stat. holiday here in Ontario (but optional in the rest of Canada) and, I believe, is celebrated in all Commonwealth nations, but is sometimes called different things (St. Stephen’s Day, for example, which is a religious holiday). It’s also the Second Day of Christmas, if you’re following the 12 Days of Christmas. I think that the term “Boxing Day” has been around for a very very long time (possibly Roman times), but different sources say that the term comes from different traditions.
It’s kind of like Black Friday in the States in that stores often offer deep discounts on merchandise. When I was kid, most stores weren’t open so Boxing Day sales were moved to the 27th. So, at my house, we did the pjs and sandwhich thing. Now, people are at the mall the day after christmas very VERY early.
Post # 48
We do Thanksgiving with his and Chanukah with mine. Doing both holidays with both families doesn’t work due to geography.
Post # 49
We spent Thanksgiving just DH and I, we live 8+ hours from both of our families. But we are planning on spending the beginning part of the holidays at my parents house (Savannah, GA) and the last part of the week with his family (Atlanta, GA).
Post # 50
There’s no option to vote “neither.” We live too far away to fly to be with either of our families for Christmas. DH used up all of his work vacation days for our wedding and honeymoon, so we’ll be having our own little Christmas with our cat and dog. 🙂 His family flew in to visit us for Thanksgiving, though.
Post # 51
Neither – we’re spending the holidays away from family.
DH’s mom flew up for Thanksgiving, but Christmas is just us.
Post # 52
Too far away from home to spend Thanksgiving with family — but doing it ourselves makes us feel like grownups. 🙂 And then we have a nice long Christmas break (students), so part of it will be spent together at his folks’ place, part of it together at mine, and then the rest separately, as we both travel to see old friends.
Post # 53
Fiance has a big family and i realisitcall have my dad and his partner. the parents all get along well so my dads come over to FI’s family’s house for big things like holiday meals or everyone will come to our house
Post # 54
As we dont have thankgiving we cant do one with one and one with another…
So this year we have to go to my parents in the morning, my grandparents for lunch (adopted family) then my FH’s faimly for dinner.
Then on boxing day we are going to my other grandparents and back to my parents for a boating afternoon.
Oh and this is all on top of going to my biological family’s lunch today :S
Post # 55
Where’s the option for not celebrating Thanksgiving?
We’re spending Christmas with my family because his dad is going on a cruise over Christmas with his new girlfriend and that’s sadly the only main family he has. He could go see his aunt but…. my family are his family, too.
Post # 56
Since we spent Thanksgiving with my Husband’s family and due to my Husband’s work schedule (he works at 11 pm Christmas night), we will be spending Christmas Day with my family since they live a lot closer and we will spend time with his family on December 30th (since that is the only time my Mother-In-Law is off work and we’re celebrating my Husband’s birthday on Christmas Eve).