MOST OF MY EXTENDED FAMILY LIVE INTERSTATE, SO CHRISTMAS IS USUALLY WITH MY PARTNER’S FULL CLAN. HOW CAN I TELL THEM I SOMETIMES WANT A QUIET ONE WITH MY FOLKS? JASON,
Simple: one year at yours; next year at theirs. That way you share the Christmas spirit around and both sides of the family tree are looked after. Or else just invite your parents and get everyone together? Unless they hate each other? In which case, even better. Nothing like a bit of inter-family conflict to help the turkey go down. Cheers.