When Christmas comes we face the problem of everyone going off to their in-laws to enjoy their festivities. So we usually work around it and set our time for Christmas Eve night for gifts and have an open buffet at a later date. This works well with our family and we can all enjoy some special time together. No one feels left out or cannot attend because we have all agreed on a specific time and place. After all Holidays are for families.
By Gem from VA
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Very smart thinking. When I was married the first time around, the in-laws always had their Christmas gathering the Sunday between Christmas and New Year's. Whoever couldn't show up due to work schedules was just out of luck. I remember rushing out of church as soon as possible to make the hour's drive to the grandparents, then usually dozing off somewhere while the kids and hubby spent time with his family. I like your solution better.
My husband & I both work for companies that are open 24/7 and we frequently have to rearrange holiday celebrations around our work schedule. This year we will celebrate Thanksgiving on the Tuesday before since I work Wed - Sun and he works on Wed and Thurs.
Later I work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but he is off and we both work New Years Eve and New Years Day; so, we will have to work something our for those holidays also.
It is so nice to hear of families that work things out so they can spend time together, even if it's not on the actual holiday. Here's wishing you and your daughters a very happy holiday season.
Joan from Chesterfield, MI
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