(Closed) How are you splitting the holidays?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@AnonymousCupcake:  We’re going to his family’s place for Thanksgiving, and for Christmas too, probably. We might go see my family for Hanukkah, but it’s doubtful. I sent out their cards today, though. 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We’ll be visiting our families for Thanksgiving and will be on our own for Christmas this year since we live across the country from our parents! When we did live near them Christmas was always a pain though. Both our parents are divorced and live in different towns so we’d end up driving to 4 different places on that day. It was always exhausting. 

Post # 19
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Blushing bee

We are celebrating Thanksgiving the day before (Wed) with my FI’s family (since two of his family members work on Thanksgiving) and then Thanksgiving Day with my parents and brother & SIL. For Christmas, we’ll celebrate with my mom’s siblings and their children two weeks before, my dad’s siblings and their children on Chistmas Eve, Christmas morning on our own at home, Christmas afternoon with FI’s grandma/aunts/uncles/cousins, and the evening with FI’s parents and sister. Last year we did New Year’s Eve with his family and New Year’s Day with mine, and I can see us possibly doing that again. 

It’s exhausting driving all over the place to visit everyone, especially when we bring the dog with us to my parents’ and my FI’s parents’ houses. My family and FI’s family live about an hour apart, so it can be kind of a pain driving all over the place. However, it’s definitely worth it to get to see everyone, since we have so few opportunities to see extended family throughout the year!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

On Christmas we generally spend the morning with my family, the early afternoon with my mother in law’s side of the family, and dinner/evening with my father in law’s side of the family.

As for Thanksgiving I am going to be with my family (Hubby is out of town for work).

Post # 21
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Last year we went to five places total on under five hours. I told Darling Husband never again but we haven’t actually decided what we’re doing. No matter what we do, we’re going to piss someone off.

We’re very tempted to just not go home (we are in Ohio booth families are in Wisconsin) but I would like to see my family at some point over the holidays.

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

My family and my FI’s family always have Thanksgiving on different days and they only live 20 minutes so we go to both.

Our Christmas schedule is a little more intense ๐Ÿ˜‰ Christmas Eve is spent with my family and my maternal grandma. Christmas morning is spent with my family and then we drive 20 minutes to have a late Christmas lunch with my FI’s family. They always do a lunch that consists of “supper” items. Then we drive 20 minutes back to my family and have a big supper with my dad’s side. There are usually 15+ people at that supper aha, it’s really big! It’s a lot of eating packed into a very short period of time, but it’s fun.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’s our first holiday season home in three years so we’re doing two Thanksgivings and two Christimases in one day (which means my New Years resolution will be a cleanse and lots of time on my treadmill lol) But next year we’ve already decided we’ll invite everyone over to our newly remodelled home for Thanksgiving and split Christmas. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Thanksgiving with my family, Christmas with his. We will do Thanksgiving with his family on Friday and Christmas with my family on the 22nd.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We don’t travel over the T-giving weekend so we traveled down to have T-giving with my family this past weekend.  We’ll have our own T-giving at home and go down to my mother’s for Christmas.  It works for us and my family was very happy to have us down for an early turkey dinner.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We celebrate twice in the same day. We eat Thanksgiving dinner early at my parents’ house, then we head to his aunt’s house to have a late dinner. Fortunately each family cooks different style meals so we don’t have turkey twice. We spend Christmas eve at his parents’ house, and do the double dinners again on Christmas day. We have done this for the past three years to appease our families (despite the fact it’s way hectic). Luckily, next year we will have our own place and invite both families over.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We do Thanksgiving with my family and Christmas with his. This works out really well because my side is mixed faith (Jewish/Catholic/Atheist) and his side is Catholic. Christmas is just a lot more meanigful to his side of the family and Thanksgiving is a big deal for mine. 

We do NYE on our own. We have done it with both sides in the past but we like to splurge on going out to a nice dinner and enjoying a night out. 

Post # 29
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AnonymousCupcake:  the five places was for Christmas. We only had to make it to three places in under eight hours for thanksgiving ๐Ÿ˜‰ it was exhausting. Thankfully we got to eat dinner at two places and dessert at the last place lol. From now on we actually won’t be going home for thanksgiving and at least one of our parents will be visiting us. This year we will be relaxing in the Caribbean for thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My husband celebrates Hanukkah and I celebrate Christmas.  We usually do his family for thanksgiving, but lately we have been switching every other year.  I get Christmas eve.  Christmas day is a little tricky since DH’s family does a movie, but we try to do Christmas morning with my immediate family and then if we can we go to the movie with DH’s family. 

ETA: We do NYE with our friends.  I am pregnant this year, so we will probably just do it alone.

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are apart this Christmas for the LAST TIME. We’re both going home. Me for a Christmas shower, and him for his brother’s bachelor party. And Christmas.

He’s from Ireland, so there’s really no way to split time. After we are married we’re going to take turns until we have kids, and then we are staying put.

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