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Old Nov 16 2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Home for the holidays?

Are you going "Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house" (or thereabouts) for the holidays or do you stay home and others come to you?

In our family it is just my husband, myself, our two kids and their SO's. They split time between us and their "other's" families. Jeff and I stay home and enjoy not being in traffic or fighting our way through crowded airports.
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Old Nov 16 2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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Christmas eve is at my sister's house. Christmas is usually spent at home. Christmas at in-law is when SIL can get off work. Sister's house is 30 min. away.
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Old Nov 16 2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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Going to visit my sister in Houston. First time going down over Christmas, but I've been there before. She also just bought a new house, so it'll be my first time seeing that too.
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Old Nov 16 2013, 10:56 PM   #4
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That sounds like fun.
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Old Nov 17 2013, 02:15 AM   #5
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The family's coming to us for the second time. We have a house that can fit all of us comfortably, although as all of us live in the same town they're not staying the night. My sister's coming over to be assistant hostess, so I don't have to do all the work. Nah, my husband's doing a lot of the cooking. Unfortunately my SIL can't come this year, as she's working. My parents and in-laws are also coming.
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Old Nov 17 2013, 11:33 AM   #6
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We'll be at home and I'll be doing what I love best: entertaining and above all: cooking Xmas dinners!
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Old Nov 17 2013, 12:36 PM   #7
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Us too - cooking and toys! No family this year so it should be nice and quiet.

Oh wait. Scratch that. I have kids...
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Old Nov 17 2013, 12:40 PM   #8
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Kids do not make for a quiet Christmas
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Old Nov 17 2013, 07:33 PM   #9
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Pretty much close to home for the holidays, though I have been invited to an Xmas Day BBQ.
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I'm not sure what we are doing for Christmas, but we are going to my parents for Thanksgiving.
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Old Nov 18 2013, 06:21 AM   #11
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We are having Thanksgiving at our house. It will be us, his mom, my parents, and my friends mom (as she is living out of the country right now and we are very close friends with her).

Don't know about Christmas yet. We'll probably get that settled at Thanksgiving!
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Old Nov 18 2013, 09:40 AM   #12
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Do you cook the entire dinner or do you have others bring dishes?

We have everyone bring something. My sister, Terri not the one I live with, usually does the turkey.
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We'll be having Christmas at home, with the addition of my Mother, who now lives in the same town as us So no more distance driving to collect her and take her back afterwards
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Well, since Mom lives upstairs... Thanksgiving, the Kidling and I and the Brother will be at Mom;s. CHristmas Eve, we will be at Mom's....including Nick, and the Brother's girl and possibly her daughter. Christmas Day, Mom is coming down to me and Nick and the Kidling, and the Brother is going to his SO's parents.
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