(Closed) sharing holidays

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

For Thanksgiving we usually split the day, sometimes this involved going to three different places. Christmas Eve is when we usually have a problem: His family always has a big party and my family goes to my parents and we watch Christmas movies and make s’mores. Christmas day we do a lot of traveling; first my parents, then one set of grandparents, then his family, other set of grandparents, and finally our house.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

To avoid all the holiday who’s where business, we host everyone at our house. Really, it’s easier for me to make a turkey or two than to drive to everyone else’s houses on Christmas day. Same goes for Thanksgiving. Let the world come to your doorstep, it’s SO much easier!!! Plus the mom’s like the “passing of the torch” and letting the next generation do the work 😉

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My sister alternates years between my parents and her in laws. So one set of parents gets Christmas dinner, the other gets Boxing Day. It works out well for them, except that I think my mom often feels pressured to have a Christmas dinner proper on Christmas day and then another on Boxing Day if that’s when my sister is coming.

My sister’s in-law’s side of the family sometimes does Christmas in July instead of December to avoid everyone’s scheduling conflicts and so the kids can have fun twice a year 😉 They seem to enjoy that.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

It’s pretty easy for us. My mom has a big party for brunch after the Turkey Trot. Since the day is full of eating there, they don’t do much of a dinner. Just leftovers and a frozen turkey. We go to my hubby’s house for dinner b/c they do the actual full meal.

Just so you know, when we asked my mil who was coming to dinner this year, she said “you guys if you want to…” and listed everyone else. I know she doesn’t want us to feel pressured to go which is why she added “if you want to,” but I also know she’d be very upset if we didn’t go.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We have been splitting the holidays, since we were dating. This will be our first holiday married and we are doing the same.

Post # 9
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We split the day on Christmas and spend Thanksgiving with one side and go to the other that weekend.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We do Christmas Eve and Christmas brunch w/ my family and go to his parents house for Christmas dinner.

I do not care to go to my IL’s house, so Darling Husband will go over there on Thanksgiving by himself. And if I do go w/ him, my family usually eats by 2 so we’re still able to go to his parents for a late dinner or dessert.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Could you do dinner at one place and dessert at another?

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