(Closed) The Holidays…

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Are you and your SO spending the Holidays together?
    Yes! We're going to his/my family or we're doing our own thing! : (57 votes)
    80 %
    No, I'm with my Family/Friends and he's doing his own thing. : (9 votes)
    13 %
    Other Please explain below. : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    2408 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Well, we’re LDR so we don’t normally spend the holidays together (Thanksgiving/Christmas) since ticket prices are super expensive. I have flown out the day after Christmas and we were together for one Fourth of July and Labor Day but other than that, we’ve been doing our own thing. So I’m really looking forward to when we’re together-together and we’re finally celebrating a holiday together!

    Post # 4
    338 posts
    Helper bee

    Boyfriend or Best Friend & I are long distance, but we try to always spend holidays together.  This is our 4th Christmas since we started dating and will be our 3rd together.  The first year we were with our own families but we were also very young at the time, only 17 & 18.

    We’re in Canada, so we already had our Thanksgiving in October.  I had a 5 day weekend from the way my school schedule fell with the day off, so I went to see him.

    At Christmas, he’s going to be here until Christmas afternoon, when he has to go back home.  He has a 6am-6pm shift on Boxing Day (he’s a couple months away from graduating as a paramedic), so he’ll be missing the big celebration my family has.

    Post # 5
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We will be spending Thanksgiving at my sisters house and his parents are going there as well for the first time.  I am so happy things are working out so easily this year!

    Post # 6
    659 posts
    Busy bee

    We’re having Thanksgiving at noon with my family then again at about 2-3ish with his family. He has work at 5pm though.

    I don’t know about Christmas eve yet…. maybe we’ll do kind of the same thing if he has it off. Sadly I have work on Christmas.

    Post # 7
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We usually try to visit with one side’s family earlier in the day and with the other family in the evening. This year for Thanksgiving we’ll be spending it with just my family. My mom is in town for the first time in two years and my grandma is having dinner at the same time as my FI’s mom. My FI’s mom understands since I really want to see my mom for the three days she’ll be in the state. I’m expecting a backlash from his siblings though. : ( 

    Post # 8
    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in NZ but for Christmas, the SO and I will spend Christmas Eve with my mother and her boyfriend, Christmas Day with my father and brother and Boxing Day with his father, his girlfiend and the rest of his family. Having divorced/separated parents can be a real pain but at least we have a system down now so no one feels left out/doesn’t get visited.

    Post # 9
    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No 🙁 LDR here.

    Post # 10
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We always spend the holidays together. We always have, even two months after we started dating. We would just split the day between families. But since my mom is working, we are having Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

    Post # 11
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We’re still figuring out Christmas, complicated b/c his parents are in a different direction from mine (both are about 45 minutes from us). And he probably has to work. And Christmas is my birthday. I think we’re going to my mom and step dad’s on Christmas Eve, and then we’ll do a day or part of a day with his family.

    Post # 12
    4151 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    We’re doing both. SO and I are spending Christmas Eve with my family then driving to his family after breakfast on Christmas day.  But we’re lucky that my parents and his brother are only 40 minutes apart.  His mum is 4-5 hours from my parents so we are picking her up before going down to my parents.

    Post # 13
    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Always spend the holidays together! Today is our 5th Thanksgiving together 🙂

    Post # 14
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yup – by holidays which is Christmas eve to New years. We see his family, my family, all family lol!

    Post # 15
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yes, for Thanksgiving we are just going over to his family’s house for dinner and we will be having dinner with my family first and then with his family on Christmas day. We are really looking forward to it cuz this is our first married Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Post # 16
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes, my SO and I spend ALL holidays with both families. For example Christmas Eve with his parents and Christmas Day with my parents.  It’s exhausting organizing it all, but we are both close with each others families.

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