Man stands up for his wife, ruins family Christmas

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One man's attempt to include his wife in the family gift exchange leads to a family feud and a ruined Christmas. After his mother refuses to buy gifts for his wife and child, the man confronts her in hopes of resolving the issue. When his mother decides to cancel Christmas altogether, the man takes it upon himself to host the holiday event. However, his sisters are unhappy with the change and one even cries during the celebration. The man's mother is on vacation during the ordeal and has yet to weigh in on the situation. Read on to find out how this family drama unfolds and whether the man truly ruined Christmas.

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When a man's mother refuses to buy gifts for his wife, he tries to explain that his wife is now part of the family. However, his mother doesn't see it that way and decides to cancel Christmas altogether. The man and his wife decide to celebrate Christmas with his sisters and their partners, but it doesn't go as planned. One sister cries and the other two are miserable. Now, the man's mother is considering canceling Christmas permanently since her children are all grown up and have their own families. Read on to find out what happens next and how the man's decision to stand up for his wife ruined family Christmas.

NTA. Family drama at Christmas, but OP stands up for wife.

Allaboutbird | Allaboutbird

Grandmother's favoritism ruins family Christmas, receives backlash from commenters.

Kris82868 | Kris82868

Stand up for your family, the rest will sort themselves out. 👊 NTA

Relative_Dimensions | Relative_Dimensions

NTA for expecting gifts for spouse, but damage is done 🤷‍♂️

black-iron-paladin | black-iron-paladin

Grandma boycotts Christmas, ruins family gathering. NTA for standing up

Sleipnoir | Sleipnoir

OP could have handled gift situation better, but everyone acted immaturely

Few-Cable5130 | Few-Cable5130

Standing up for family growth, not ruining Christmas 🎄

chernaboggles | chernaboggles

Always bring a gift for everyone during the holidays 🎁

adultier-adult | adultier-adult

Debate over whether or not mom should buy gifts for everyone.

GreeneyedSigma | GreeneyedSigma

Commenter advises OP on handling situation with wife and mother.

sparklingcoconuts | sparklingcoconuts

Fair gift-giving or transactional? Engaging discussion on family dynamics.

ThymeForTime | ThymeForTime

Stand up for your spouse, not your malicious mother 👊🏻

Whitestaunton | Whitestaunton

Demanding gifts isn't right, but excluding grandkids is odd 🤔

bureaucratic_drift | bureaucratic_drift

Is it really a gift if it's forced? 🤔

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Grandchild left out of Christmas gifts, NTA stands up.

thatsaSagittarius | thatsaSagittarius

Mixed opinions on who's at fault, but wife may be entitled 🤔

aztex_tiger | aztex_tiger

Standing up to narcissist family dynamics. NTA wins Christmas 🎄

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Avoid family drama: spend Christmas with your little family 🎄

OrangeCubit | OrangeCubit

Breaking free from toxic family dynamics. 💪👋

Gs_Grab4Knowledge | Gs_Grab4Knowledge

Stood up to mom's manipulative behavior, NTA 👏

radiant-heart8 | radiant-heart8

Family drama over Christmas gifts, entitlement and drama ensue! 🎁🎄

GingerliciousMJ | GingerliciousMJ

Commenter suggests possible reason for mother's abnormal behavior.

APotatoPancake | APotatoPancake

Standing up for family during holidays can cause chaos 🎄

wet__grass | wet__grass

Opinions on gift-giving vary, but it's not fair for the wife to be excluded. NTA, but forcing a gift isn't the solution 😕

slyest_fox | slyest_fox

Commenter suggests skipping drama and taking a vacation instead 🏖️

hppysunflower | hppysunflower

Mom plays favorites with gifts, husband stands up for family

strandedinaber | strandedinaber

Stand up for your spouse and start your own traditions 🎄❤️

Swimming-Low-6895 | Swimming-Low-6895

Navigating family dynamics during the holidays can be tricky 😬

drainedbrain17 | drainedbrain17

NTA. Commenter understands mom's POV but wife comes first.

Spare-Article-396 | Spare-Article-396

Man defends wife, stands up to mother's exclusionary behavior. NTA

DaniCapsFan | DaniCapsFan

Mother-in-law plays victim, husband stands up for wife 🙌

plo84 | plo84

Standing up for his wife, he's not the a**hole. 🙌

neeksknowsbest | neeksknowsbest

Defending his wife made for a Christmas disaster 🎄🤦‍♂️

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Generous gift giver faces backlash from jealous family members 🎁👎

PhilTheSolarGuy | PhilTheSolarGuy

Create new traditions with ❤️ and leave the negativity behind

scottieButtons | scottieButtons

Man overreacts when mom doesn't buy partner gifts, gets called drama llama.

indigowulf | indigowulf

Defend your partner, not your family's toxic behavior. 🙅‍♂️

tocra | tocra

Gift-giving drama leads to family Christmas chaos 🎁🎄

CissiE_33 | CissiE_33

Include your SIL in gift-giving, even if it's small 🎁

Think-Professional-2 | Think-Professional-2

Traditions evolve and so should people, drama is not mandatory 🎄

superjames40000 | superjames40000

Adult Christmas gifts: Yay or nay? Commenters weigh in 🎁

Fiver43 | Fiver43

Spend Christmas with your wife's family or just your own 🎄

Mamertine | Mamertine

User empathizes with mother's mental disability, defends her actions.

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Don't let your mom ruin your holiday spirit 🎄❤️

Thediciplematt | Thediciplematt

Stand up for your wife, prioritize your family ❤️👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

wfowfo | wfowfo

Breaking the tradition: compromising for a better Christmas ❌

Affectionate_Oven610 | Affectionate_Oven610

Grown-ups don't need presents, or do they? 🤔

Larcztar | Larcztar

Opinion on demanding gifts for non-family members at Christmas 🎁

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