Christmas Chaos: Mother-in-Law's Birthday Overshadows the Holiday 😲🎄

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Diply | Diply

Ah, the holidays - a time for family, joy, and... drama? 🎄 Our storyteller has a mother-in-law (MIL) whose birthday falls on December 27th, and she's adamant about keeping her birthday and Christmas completely separate. In fact, she won't even discuss Christmas on her big day! Last year, our protagonist decided to treat her MIL to an expensive designer bag as a combined Christmas and birthday gift, but things didn't go as planned. 🎁 Now, she's refusing to buy her MIL any gifts this year, and she's wondering if she's the a**hole for doing so. Grab some popcorn, folks, because this holiday tale has all the drama you need! 🍿

🎂 Birthday Obsession

Negative_Eggplant781 | Negative_Eggplant781

💸 A Generous Gift

Negative_Eggplant781 | Negative_Eggplant781

🎁 Combined Celebrations

Negative_Eggplant781 | Negative_Eggplant781

😤 Stubborn MIL

Negative_Eggplant781 | Negative_Eggplant781

🎄 Accusations Fly

Negative_Eggplant781 | Negative_Eggplant781

🤔 Another Gift?

Negative_Eggplant781 | Negative_Eggplant781

🎅 This Year's Dilemma

Negative_Eggplant781 | Negative_Eggplant781

🤷‍♀️ AITA?

Negative_Eggplant781 | Negative_Eggplant781

🎄 Holiday Drama: Designer Bags and Birthday Tantrums

Our protagonist's MIL has a strict rule about keeping her December 27th birthday separate from Christmas. Last year, our storyteller received a generous Christmas bonus and splurged on a designer bag for her MIL as a combined Christmas and birthday gift. However, when she presented the gift, her MIL refused to open it, accusing her of trying to spoil her Christmas by merging it with her birthday. She returned the gift and spent the afternoon sobbing in her room. 😢 Now, our protagonist is refusing to buy her MIL any gifts this year, leaving her husband in charge of gift-giving. She's wondering if she's the a**hole for refusing to help, knowing her husband isn't the best at picking out presents. Let's see what the internet thinks of this holiday drama... 🎅

Return the gift and let your husband deal with his mother 🙌

ThisIsMyCircus40 | ThisIsMyCircus40

Petty revenge on mother-in-law's childish behavior 😑

Sub_Zero_Fks_Given | Sub_Zero_Fks_Given

MIL's absurd behavior: NTA for not catering to the crazy 😩

Some-Selection1811 | Some-Selection1811

Petty revenge idea for childish mother-in-law gift incident 😒

Martha90815 | Martha90815

Birthday overshadowing Christmas, expensive gift refused - childish behavior 😒

OkeyDokey654 | OkeyDokey654

NTA refuses to gift mother-in-law after husband's incompetence 👍

Mehitabel9 | Mehitabel9

Stand your ground and don't gift for him. 💪

Sea_Firefighter_4598 | Sea_Firefighter_4598

Birthday on Dec 26th, combined gifts unfair but NTA 😊

Penguinssuck05 | Penguinssuck05

NTA shuts down entitled mother-in-law's tantrum over birthday overshadowing Christmas 🙌

Existing_Winter5679 | Existing_Winter5679

NTA shuts down entitled mother-in-law ruining Christmas with joint present

Crafter_2307 | Crafter_2307

Sassy response to mother-in-law's birthday drama, go wise King Solomon! 💁‍♀️

DrTeethPhD | DrTeethPhD

Husband, FIL, and MIL get called out for bad behavior 😒

BoycottRedditAds2 | BoycottRedditAds2

Taking down decorations is too extreme, husband should handle gifts ⛄

Whentothesessions | Whentothesessions

Purse aside, NTA for MIL's gift expectations 👍

MyLadyBits | MyLadyBits

December babies unite! NTA for making hubby do gift buying 🎁

SportySue60 | SportySue60

Birthdays near Christmas can be tough, but MIL was rude 🙄 NTA

throwawtphone | throwawtphone

Returning the gift & self-care: coping with in-law drama 🙏

Sardinesarethebest | Sardinesarethebest

Mother-in-law ungrateful for thoughtful gift, NTA for feeling annoyed 😲

SadCockroach260 | SadCockroach260

Skipping MIL's gift: justified or rude? NTA says commenter

Existing-Horror-976 | Existing-Horror-976

Celebrate both events and make happy memories! 🎁🎉

SaltGorgeous | SaltGorgeous

Re-gifting to mother-in-law? That's a bold strategy, Cotton 😂

groovymama98 | groovymama98

Receiving multiple gifts in one year, not selfish. MIL's TA 😠

nicilou74 | nicilou74

Don't let her ruin your Christmas spirit! NTA 🎄🎁

2_old_for_this_spit | 2_old_for_this_spit

Combining Christmas budget and birthday equals great gifts 👍

Life_Lawfulness8825 | Life_Lawfulness8825

Sister's bday is on Christmas but she picks another date. NTA!

RKP44 | RKP44

"NTA" cousin born on Dec. 26th cool with combined gifts 😎

Internet_Hugs | Internet_Hugs

MIL gifts are frustrating, but hubby's 'shitty' gifts are freeing 😎

_ML_78 | _ML_78

Valid point about considering the MIL's perspective 👍

Murky-Historian-9350 | Murky-Historian-9350

Recipient of rude gifts on bday- NTA, emotionally immature MIL.

Tasty_Piano_7938 | Tasty_Piano_7938

Savage response to mother-in-law's birthday tantrum 🤪

Bright_Again | Bright_Again

NTA. Return her gift and treat yourself instead 👍

noonecaresat805 | noonecaresat805

Suggesting therapy for MIL's childhood trauma 👍

zanne54 | zanne54

Savage gift-giving comeback for picky mother-in-law 😂

Dry-Crab7998 | Dry-Crab7998

No gifts for MIL ever again? NTA stands their ground 😏

universalrefuse | universalrefuse

Celebrating a birthday during Christmas: priorities and expectations.

huskeylovealways | huskeylovealways

NTA buys extra special joint gift for MIL, MIL is ungrateful 😑

Poppypie77 | Poppypie77

Keep it or take it back. NTA. Mother-in-law is self-absorbed 🤒

dc4958 | dc4958

NTA shuts down mother-in-law's birthday game with profanity 💥

Efficient-Fan911 | Efficient-Fan911

Combining birthdays and Christmas presents sucks, MIL is the a-hole.

Danivelle | Danivelle

Birthday overshadowing Christmas? NTA says having joint gifts is reasonable 👍

Empty_Amoeba9927 | Empty_Amoeba9927

Birthday overshadowing Christmas? Unacceptable! Gratefulness is key 🙏

Ok_Version_9252 | Ok_Version_9252

Birthday near Christmas - empathy but no excuse for rudeness 😊🎁

CAH1708 | CAH1708

Birthday overshadowing Christmas? NTA suggests getting a refund 🙂

[deleted] | [deleted]

When you and your MIL are not each other's fans 🤷🏼‍♀️

Uxoandy | Uxoandy

When gift-giving becomes a burden, simple yet nice works 🎁

lilstonie91 | lilstonie91

Birthdays close to holidays can be tough 🤔, NTA handled it well.

litbiscuit69 | litbiscuit69

Gift giving should be about making someone feel special 💜

Wertscase | Wertscase

Sibling shares experience of combined Christmas and birthday gifts. Advice given.

flobaby1 | flobaby1

Savage response to MIL's entitlement 🤪🎁

Bookaholicforever | Bookaholicforever

Separate gifts are the way to go 👍

brynnafidska | brynnafidska

Gift returned? Mother-in-law shouldn't be rewarded for tantrum. NTA.

SeaworthinessLow6624 | SeaworthinessLow6624

Birthday on Christmas? NTA! Set boundaries and enjoy holidays 🎄

Hairy-Capital-3374 | Hairy-Capital-3374

Savage yet creative response to the mother-in-law's behavior 😂

annang | annang

NTA wins the gift battle against drama queen MIL 🙌

External_Expert_2069 | External_Expert_2069

Birthday shouldn't overshadow Christmas, NTA for not banning Christmas. 🎉

heathelee73 | heathelee73

Husband should handle his spoilt mother's behavior 🙄

Quiet-Hamster6509 | Quiet-Hamster6509

Combining presents for December birthdays is reasonable, NTA comment.

Cybermagetx | Cybermagetx

Savage response to entitled MIL's birthday overshadowing Christmas 😂

writingisfreedom | writingisfreedom

User defends combining Christmas and birthday presents, calls out complainer.

LoisLaneEl | LoisLaneEl

Celebrate the birthday and Christmas together! NTA 🎉

Lumpy-Artist-6996 | Lumpy-Artist-6996

Let her son pick out a gift, if it's sucky, she can deal with it. 🎁👍

ZeroZipZilchNadaNone | ZeroZipZilchNadaNone

Aunt's Yule Log complaint vs. Mother-in-law's tantrum 😒

Visual-Lobster6625 | Visual-Lobster6625

Don't suffer the birthday/Christmas curse, be a good MIL 🎂🎄

ritlingit | ritlingit

Cutting ties with toxic mother-in-law over birthday gift 👍

For-the-masses | For-the-masses

Birthday presents on Christmas? This 11-year-old has it figured out 😎

Crystallover87 | Crystallover87

Don't let a birthday overshadow Christmas 🎄🎂

Status_Reception1181 | Status_Reception1181

Combining gifts leads to ESH verdict, but solution perfect 😎

Spiritual_Oil_7411 | Spiritual_Oil_7411

Navigating the delicate balance of in-law birthday and Christmas 🎁

SeaworthinessLost830 | SeaworthinessLost830

Joint Christmas and birthday gifts suck, but communication is key 👍

littlemybb | littlemybb

Don't let a lost birthday justify a dramatic hissy fit 😑🎂

Intermountain-Gal | Intermountain-Gal

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