Christmas traditions can be a sensitive topic, especially when different families have different ways of celebrating. In a post on r/amitheasshole, a husband shared his wife's proposal to change how his family does Christmas. While she believes Christmas should be more "kid-friendly", he thinks it would be controlling and inappropriate to suggest changes to his family's long-standing traditions. Read on to find out how the couple navigated this tricky issue and whether Reddit thinks the husband is in the wrong.
Husband Refuses Wife's Suggestion to Change Family Christmas Tradition
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Husband refuses wife's proposal to change Christmas tradition 🎄
The age-old debate of whose family to spend Christmas with is a common one. For this couple, they rotate between each other's families every year. However, they have very different Christmas traditions. The wife's family is all about the kids and making the day kid-friendly, while the husband's family focuses more on the adults and great food. The wife suggested they make Christmas more child-friendly by only buying gifts for the kids, but the husband refused, fearing that it would offend his family. The wife feels that Christmas should be about making the day special for the kids, while the husband believes that it's inappropriate to try and change his family's traditions. It's a tricky situation that many couples can relate to. What are your thoughts? Have you ever had a disagreement about holiday traditions with your partner's family? Let's discuss in the comments below.
Boring Christmas tradition causing comparison, but NTA for doing things different. Wife's suggestion not demand.
Excluding kids from Christmas celebration is an ESH move 🎅🏼
Suggesting changes to family traditions can be touchy. ESH 🤔
Putting mom's tradition above kids' happiness makes YTA, listen to wife.
Wife suggests Christmas tradition change, husband refuses. Commenters say YTA.
Debate on whether children should have their own section at Christmas
Wife and kids might be better off spending Christmas with her family 🎄
Commenter calls out husband for being controlling and rude 🤨
Suggesting alternative plans for Christmas without ruining traditions ❄
🎄 Don't dismiss compromise as control, YTA. Listen to wife.
Compromise is key, YTA. Consider your wife's perspective 🎄❤️
Are separate Christmas celebrations for adults and kids outdated? 🤔
Two extreme families collide in a Christmas tradition debate 🎄
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Grandmother's Christmas tradition emotionally neglects grandchildren, wife supported
Compromise for a magical Christmas for the kids 🎄❤️
Commenter sympathizes with wife's Christmas tradition grievances 🎄🎁
Wife wants to include kids in Christmas but mother-in-law refuses. 💔
👍Growing up with separate kid and adult spaces at family gatherings was normal and fun. It helped kids learn to behave in different situations and be respectful. The outrage over this tradition is ridiculous.🤦♀️
Celebrate both families on Christmas with a simple compromise 🎄❤️
A cautionary tale about prioritizing family traditions over family happiness 😔
Couple prefers alternating Christmas to preserve family traditions 🎄
NTA comment defends family Christmas traditions against criticism.
Christmas should be enjoyable for everyone, not just kids or adults 🎄
Compromise on holiday traditions for a win-win situation 😊
Commenter thinks husband is the a**hole for subjecting kids to bad tradition 🤨
Prioritize your family over your mother. YTA - 🤷♀️
Husband receives judgement as 'YTA' for not accommodating wife's suggestion.
The debate over Christmas traditions and family priorities 🎄
Respect your wife's feelings, but NTA for keeping tradition 🎄
Christmas is about family, love and peace, not just kids 🎄❤️✌️
Husband prioritizes family tradition over children's happiness. YTA.
Supportive comment defends family tradition against entitled wife 🎄
Navigating family traditions and new additions can be tricky 🎄❤️
Commenter shares personal experience and suggests a small compromise.
Wife suggests changing family tradition, gets shut down. NTA 👍
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Consider the kids' feelings too 🎅🏼🎁 It's important to make them feel included.
Mother's favoritism during Christmas causes distress and exclusion. YTA.
User calls out husband for not wanting to change Christmas tradition 🎄
Commenter calls out husband for red flag behavior during holidays 🚩
Defending family traditions 🎄👪
Skipping Christmas sounds like a good idea 😊
Wife wants kid-friendly Christmas, husband says NTA. Compromise needed 🎄
Consider the kids' feelings too. Maybe have two gatherings instead? 🎄
Disagreement over Christmas tradition leads to accusations of being controlling 🎄👨👩👧
Create new traditions with your family, don't be YTA 🎄
Commenter argues OP lacks empathy for those hurt by tradition 🤔
Commenter defends Christmas tradition, receives critical reply
Divided Christmas traditions impacting family's happiness. 🎄
Kids' happiness should come first. YTA for prioritizing tradition.
Commenter challenges OP's parenting choices, sparks debate. 🤔