27.8 #6218 (DL Qual #4164

Dec 26, 2011 11:52 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
So how does your family handle it when you tell them that you will be taking the kids to Disneyland for Christmas? We are thinking of doing Disney next year on Christmas but I know our parents and other family members will get very bent out of shape.

Let them get unbent! It's your family. You can go wherever you want with them. Offer to have a mini-Christmas before or after. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 11:58AM
I agree!! I wish I had done what I wanted more in my life! I actually listened to grandmother when she said yearly pictures where too extravagant!! - SueBayou  2019.0 #78 12:01PM
I agree... My parents went along with my grandparents christmas plans for 2.5 decades before they finally said "you know, our kids are now 19 and 21. We're going to try some new things." It was the best decision, in all honesty. They get bent out of shape but they just have to deal. - KylaShea  632.7 #319 12:03PM
Of course you agree Sue! - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 1:32PM
I say you go if you want! At some point you have to start your own traditions and your own little thing. - Jackie211  483.3 #439 1:47PM
Maybe if you tell them early enough and give them time to plan and invite them along to share in the magic they won't get bent out of shape. Even if they cannot afford to go just the thought of the invite will be nice and they will feel included and happy for you going and forgetting about traditional family plans. - Cinderellamomma  293.5 #955 11:58AM
Yeah its your family so do what you want. If you want to spend your Christmas at Disneyland then do it! Maybe switch gifts and dinner to Christmas Eve. - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 1:37PM
Great compromise - PrincessDuckie  905.1 #202 8:30PM
We are going to need to just do it. If they can't understand, that's their problem. We usually try and go at an off time so it's not so crowded but after seeing all the pictures on here we're not going to worry about crowds. We are at DL on Christmas. Nothing better than that. So time to start planning. - mamamouse22  27.8 #6218 8:19PM
Good idea! - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 9:36PM
I agree!! I wish I had done what I wanted more in my life! I actually listened to grandmother when she said yearly pictures where too extravagant!! - SueBayou  2019.0 #78 12:01PM
I agree... My parents went along with my grandparents christmas plans for 2.5 decades before they finally said "you know, our kids are now 19 and 21. We're going to try some new things." It was the best decision, in all honesty. They get bent out of shape but they just have to deal. - KylaShea  632.7 #319 12:03PM
Just tell them they will be upset but will get over it I did it last year and we had a blast - cowboygoofy  219.0 #1742 1:26PM
Of course you agree Sue! - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 1:32PM
I say you go if you want! At some point you have to start your own traditions and your own little thing. - Jackie211  483.3 #439 1:47PM
Great compromise - PrincessDuckie  905.1 #202 8:30PM
We live over 3000 miles from my family, and in the same town as most of my husbands family. They still all make snyde remarks when we miss a dinner or b'day party to do something with just my husband, my son and myself. So I bluntly told my in-laws one day that although I love them, I didn't move across the country for them, but for my husband. And if we think it's best for us to be together (alone) on Christmas, then we hope they can respect that. I just don't sweat it anymore. - LittleAprilShowers  587.1 #345 8:48PM
We did that last year. We always get the family together at Christmas but them my daughter who lives in Orange couldn't come up to we went down there. The rest of my family was not to happy but they got over it and we got together this year and had a great time - bobster56  230.3 #1603 8:53PM
It can't be that bad........we did it for the first time on Sunday and plan on doing New Years Eve also...... and our family Christmas/holiday get togethers are like a religion . But we went for it and sent them Merry Christmas greetings from the happiest place on earth and I got a lot of good replies ! So I personally recommend on going for it !!!!! Romec123 is right You and your family will not regret it ;) - captnLEO  7.0 #14163 8:57PM
Do an early Christmas. I've done one with family for years. All that should matter is time spent with family during the holidays, even if not on the actually day. You should go for some Disneyland Christmas magic. It is just so amazing and your family should be happy for you! Hope it all works out :-) - buzzfan37  11.8 #9955 8:58PM
That's what you would think. We did thanksgiving 2 days off about 12 years ago and they still make comments about it. And then my sisters husband planned a trip to Hawaii one year for Christmas and whenever he tries to say let's do Christmas away she says never again. But next year they need to just get over it and understand that it is our dream to be at Disney on Christmas and we want to be able to do it while we still can. Our kids will be 14 and 10 next year and I think it would be a perfect time to do it. And as for them coming there is no chance. My dad's last trip was over 30 years ago and when we have asked them to come in the past he says no way. - mamamouse22  27.8 #6218 9:21PM
That's what you would think. We did thanksgiving 2 days off about 12 years ago and they still make comments about it. And then my sisters husband planned a trip to Hawaii one year for Christmas and whenever he tries to say let's do Christmas away she says never again. But next year they need to just get over it and understand that it is our dream to be at Disney on Christmas and we want to be able to do it while we still can. Our kids will be 14 and 10 next year and I think it would be a perfect time to do it. And as for them coming there is no chance. My dad's last trip was over 30 years ago and when we have asked them to come in the past he says no way. - mamamouse22  27.8 #6218 9:21PM
Good idea! - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 9:36PM
Families can be complicated and easily butthurt. If you give them the heads up way ahead of time, you should be able to plan holiday visits with them and take your own trip. If they are that insistent it needs to be ON the day, then oh well! You tried! - LaneSparrow316  847.0 #218 9:57PM

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