Christmas starts Sunday 12/16 (Momma Monday)

So the season is in full swing, and our family gets to start celebrating Christmas this weekend!  Sunday is the only day that my cousin, who lives about 150 miles away, can make it down for the holiday, so that is the day my mother’s family is choosing to celebrate Christmas.  How can this be…….it’s only the 16th for crying out loud!  But this is just the beginning I realize, holy crap!

Here’s the schedule so far, and let’s hope things don’t get changed:

Sunday, 12/16: Grandpa and Grandma S’s house

Monday, 12/24: Great-Grandpa and Great-Grandma T’s house at 6pm in Columbus.  Then we must leave by 7:45 at the latest to be to Grandma and Grandpa O’s house by 9pm that night in Urbana.

Tuesday, 12/25: Breakfast at Great-Grandma W’s house at 9am in West Liberty.  Then back to Columbus for lunch with my immediate family at Grandpa and Grandma S’s house.

Monday, 12/31: Grandpa H and Grandma Cindy in West Liberty for presents at 5 and then a rowdy party that evening!  (Ace will be going back to the grandparents in Urbana for that portion of the evening, Mom and Dad want to party too!)

Okay, so here’s my question; when are we having our family Christmas?  It was never a big deal before, we just spent four days a month driving all over Ohio to celebrate with our family and friends, but now with Ace, it just seems too much.  How do we not go though?  Who’s feelings would we choose to hurt if we decide to skip one house or the other?  I never really thought about this until now, but the plans are made, the gifts are bought, and we are going!

What a nightmare waiting to happen!  Merry Christmas Everyone!

(I will not be posting on the 24th, as you can see from above, we will not be in town and I hope that everyone is busy with their families instead!  Happy Holidays!)


  1. jen says:

    I realised just the other day that its the start of the silly busy season too myself
    On Thursday and Friday Im helping with 2 end of the school year in New Zealand school trips, then theres a thank you dinner with the youth group to help with, then theres Christmas in the Park that I help with, just the start Im sure
    Merry Christmas to you and yours

  2. Doodaddy says:

    I hear ya. We have seven grandparents with four sets of holiday traditions. So far, it’s been all about the travel to various climes and locales to make each one happy — I think we’re transitioning to having Christmas here in San Francisco. Making our own traditions!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Johnny says:

    Well , why don’t you plan to have them come to you for a change?
    We have a night with my Father/Step Mom and 2 Step Sisters (We take turns between my house, my sisters, my step sisters and my dads house for this event), a night with my Mom, Sister and her family either at my house or my sisters house (we only live 10 minutes from each other) and then we do Christmas eve and day with my wife/kids and mother in law since she lives with us.

  4. Momo Fali says:

    Once we had kids, we started alternating between each other’s houses. It’s at my place every three years. It seems to have worked well for us.

  5. Tot's Mom says:

    Oh, Christmas is fun, no doubt, but it can also be tiring and stressful. Looks like you have a packed schedule in front of you. Good luck and happy holidays!