Do you get to See your Relatives at Christmas?

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
December 21, 2007 6:16am CST
I came up with this topic because in about 45 minutes I will drive to the airport to fetch my sister. She's coming over for Christmas..yay!! So that made me wonder if all of you are as lucky as me to have all their close family members with them by Christmas or not. I am thinking specially of people who live in huge countries like the USA, where distances are really big, so they might not be able to make it. Do you get to have all your family with you at Christmas? If not, why?
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@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
21 Dec 07
I'll be spending Christmas with the love of my life, and his family. I wish I could be with my family, but we live 1600 miles apart, and we weren't able to go this year. However, all of my family will be together, my daughters and my sister and her husband, will all be at my mom and dad's, and I'll pick up the phone Christmas morning and call them. With Christmas always having been a big celebration and a time for family in my family, it's kinda hard not being able to be with at this time of year. I'm glad you get to have your sister with you. Merry Christmas
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Dec 07
Merry Christmas you too palonghorn :) and thank you very much for replying. Hope you have fun these days with your closest ones.
• United States
21 Dec 07
I wouldnt have Christmas any other way!! of course i get to see all my relatives on the 23rd of the month we have a HUGE famiy Christmas party will all our distant cousins aunts etc etc and then on Christmas eve my mother siblings nieces and nephews all gather together for a nice rememorable immediate family gathering i always look forward to that and then christmas day is shared just with my hubby and children. id hate to think of not being able to celebrate the holiday with my family thats what makes it soo much more enjoyable! hope you enjoy the time spent with your sister and have a very merry Christmas!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Dec 07
It's cool that you have a huge family christmas party really!! I hope that this year is as fun as all the past ones and that we talk here soon. Merry Christmas and thank you for replying.
@cherriemae (3374)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
with some relatives yes, because i have neighbor relatives with my father side..but on my mother side, it's impossible because they have their own families then they quite far from us, maybe we can greet each other through text messages..but for me i really wanted to be with my relatives together with my family coz it's really great happiness, with lots of kids, surely with so much fun..
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Dec 07
I hope you have a great night on 24th and well also a nice Christmas period. thank you very much for replying.
@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
21 Dec 07
We will be spending Christmas Day with my mom and dad. They only live about 3 miles from us, so we see them about once per week. It's great! We won't get to see my brother, though. He lives half way across the country, and he just couldn't make it here this year. We see him about once per year, sometimes every two years. It stinks, but we can't afford the airfare to get out to see him, so I have to wait until he comes here. Have fun with your sister!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Dec 07
Thank you for your kind words, blueunicorn. And yes, I will have fun with her, no worries there hehe. It's a luck that your parents only live 3 miles away from you really. A pity about your brother though, let's hope that next year you can all be together. Thank you for replying.
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
yes, we usually have reunion
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
actually, every year, my family would get together with my aunts and uncles at my grandmothers house...and this year, we will do the same!...hehehe,,, but some of my relatives would not be present this year, 'coz they are working abroad, and they cannot go home 'coz of their work....sad, but still happy, coz it's Christmas1....right?
@diana611 (22)
• United States
22 Dec 07
i love spending time with my family and yes we always spend Christmas together. it's the one time of year we all come together and just be ourselves. no talking about other people problems just happy to be together. as far as i'm concerned it is the best time of year
• United States
22 Dec 07
The relatives that live close to me i get to see. But other then that no. This is the first year my brother wont be home for christmas so its going to kinda suck. Hes in the military and hes not taking his leave til the 29th. So thats why i wont get to see him. But he will be here for new years. And for the birth of his for nephew. So thats even better. =)
@zhwbeast (328)
• China
22 Dec 07
It is lucky for you that your family will all with you at christmas.In my country,the Christmas just the day for our younger,and the parents will not care about the day even some one of them don't know it.I will just spend it with my girlfriend because for us it's the day family get together.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
21 Dec 07
Yes, its about the only time we can all get together, every one usually makes the few hours drive to meet at someones house ...
@paidreader (5151)
• United States
21 Dec 07
I'll be able to visit with about half of the family this Christmas. We're going this evening to visit with my grandmother and my sisters, as well as hubbys mom and the brother in laws family but we can't afford the trip to see the rest of the family. Our family is rather spread out, even though we all live in the same state. :)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
i get to celebrate Christmas every year since i was born with my parents... there were instances when we celebrated Christmas with our relatives... with grandpa, grandma, aunts and uncles and cousins too...
@ElicBxn (61056)
• United States
21 Dec 07
My family is quite small and our mother is getting quite frail. We have always gotten together at Christmas, either going to one of the other's places or all gathering at Mom's. Well, Mom's is no longer an option, but my brother has a nice condo here in town. My sister is flying in with our uncle for Christmas. Our uncle coming is a first, before he would spend the holidays with his son - who, as some of you know, passed away last summer. Back in the 80's my mother got her aunt, our great-aunt, down for a bit for the holidays before our aunt got unable to travel and then passed away. I'm guessing that my brother's daughter will come in from Colorado, her mother's people have a river house in New Braunfels they generally go to for holidays or will go on down to Houston where her people live. I always enjoy seeing my family, especially my sister who is fun to be around.
@aaslin (123)
• India
21 Dec 07
yes i get to see all my relatives during christmas holidays...they all come to my home even before 5 days of christmas...we enjoy the vocation