Dad REFUSES to Skimp on Gifts for Long-Lost Daughter's First Christmas! 🎁😲

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🎄 Ho ho ho, it's time for some holiday drama! 🎅 Meet our 29-year-old protagonist, a newly-minted dad who just discovered he has a 10-year-old daughter. 😲 As he tries to bond with his little girl and introduce her to his big, bustling family, he finds himself in a bit of a pickle. 🥒 You see, his siblings have this whole "equal gifts for all the kids" thing going on, but our daddy dearest isn't having it. 😤 He wants to spoil his princess with the best Christmas ever, even if it means ruffling some feathers. 🪶 Buckle up, folks, because this holiday season is about to get wild! 🎢

🎁 Surprise! It's a 10-Year-Old Daughter! 😲

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👨‍👧 Daddy-Daughter Bonding Time! 🥰

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🎄 Christmas with the Fam: Sibling Edition! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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🏡 Holiday Traditions at Mom & Dad's! 🎅

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🎁 The Great Gift Debate: Equal or Nah? 🤔

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💸 Keeping it Affordable for All! 🙌

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😒 Clothes & One Toy? No Way, José! 🙅‍♂️

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🎁 Daddy's Got His Own List! 📝

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🤷‍♂️ Sorry, Not Sorry! 😎

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🚂 Train vs. ✈️ Plane: The Transportation Showdown! 😤

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✈️ First Class for Daddy & Daughter! 💺

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😡 Sibling Outrage: The A-Hole Chronicles! 📣

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🎄 Update: Christmas Plans Revamped! 🎉

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👨‍👩‍👧 Meet the Fam: Quick Visit Edition! ⏰

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😅 Stranger Danger: Nervous Daughter Alert! 😰

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🎄 Family Feud: Christmas Edition! 🎅😡

Well, well, well, looks like our protagonist has stirred up quite the controversy with his holiday plans! 😱 His siblings are in an uproar over his decision to go rogue with the gifts and travel arrangements, calling him an a-hole left and right. 😤 But hey, can you blame the guy for wanting to make his daughter's first Christmas with him extra special? 🎁 In the end, he decides to prioritize his little girl's happiness and opt for a more intimate celebration with just the two of them (and maybe her mom, too!). 👨‍👧 Let's see what the internet has to say about this festive family drama! 🍿🎄

Sibling gift control? No way! NTA wins Christmas 🎁👍

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Have a separate gathering at home to avoid upsetting rules 😉

jibbergirl26 | jibbergirl26

Suggests sentimental gifts to show love and unity in family 💖

TranscendantSandwich | TranscendantSandwich

Create private traditions with your daughter instead of special gifts. 🎁

velkana | velkana

User suggests private Christmas for daughter, calls out behavior. 😵

Interesting-Month-56 | Interesting-Month-56

Navigating family dynamics during the holidays can be tough 💔

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Assimilation concerns raised as dad wants to spoil long-lost daughter. 👎

Various-Bridge-325 | Various-Bridge-325

Compromise is key! Celebrate together and separately 🎁

SoloPiName | SoloPiName

Buying your child's love with gifts is not the way. YTA.

dublos | dublos

Thoughtful gifts > run-of-the-mill gifts. NTA 👏

Sweet-Salt-1630 | Sweet-Salt-1630

Compromise for Christmas: Give presents in two separate settings 🎁

quasimidge | quasimidge

Train ride to wonderland: why it could be magical for kids! 😊

diagnosedwolf | diagnosedwolf

Including a new family member in traditions 💜

thatotterone | thatotterone

Suggests giving gifts to daughter alone, not in front of others. 👍

Jacqtjakaa | Jacqtjakaa

Prioritizing personal experience over daughter's needs? YTA according to commenter.


Suggestion to have two Christmas' and practical travel advice.

Fozzie-Bear2014 | Fozzie-Bear2014

Sensible suggestion for gift-giving in blended families. 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Don't let family traditions dictate your child's first Christmas! 🎁👶

vivid_prophecy | vivid_prophecy

ESH but there's a solution! Family presents for all🎁👨‍👩‍👧‍👦, extra gift later🎁👶, and train bonding time🚂👨‍👧‍👦.

Mundane_Sunday | Mundane_Sunday

Don't let materialism ruin your daughter's first family Christmas 🎄

SheepPup | SheepPup

Don't ruin her first Christmas with a new family. YTA.

halstarchild | halstarchild

Family questioning gift-giving, clarifying exchange or exclusivity?

The_Real_Scrotus | The_Real_Scrotus

Giving better gifts in front of others makes YTA 🤪

Paladin936 | Paladin936

Redditors criticize OP for prioritizing gifts over family traditions. YTA.

DroolsMcCullough | DroolsMcCullough

Different families have different financial situations. 🤔

wnfrd | wnfrd

Create your own tradition for expensive gifts with daughter 🎁

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User says dad is the a**hole for expecting others to make up for his absence. Suggests spending the holiday getting to know daughter instead.

ogoextreme | ogoextreme

Compromise with the list for family peace. YTA for showiness. 😕

millac7 | millac7

Choose love over gifts. YTA. 🚫👎

my-kind-of-crazy | my-kind-of-crazy

Support for dad's decision to spoil his daughter despite others' opinions.

ninja-gecko | ninja-gecko

Spoiling your long-lost daughter on first Xmas? NTA! 🎁

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The dilemma of spoiling long-lost daughter: Separate or with family?

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Siblings should agree on a price limit per kid. ESH.

Kooky-Hotel-5632 | Kooky-Hotel-5632

Parental autonomy prevails over other people's rules. 🎄👨‍👧

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Gifts should be tailored to the child's interest. 🤔

gnixfim | gnixfim

Make it a bonding experience by explaining the situation early 👍

Azuilll | Azuilll

Gift-giving advice for a long-lost daughter's first Christmas 👍

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Considerate comment on gift-giving etiquette during the holidays 🎁

Deep-Bluebird9566 | Deep-Bluebird9566

Is it worth creating bad vibes over Christmas gifts protocol?

3xlduck | 3xlduck

Giving extravagant gifts during Christmas gift exchange? YTA.

Wader_Man | Wader_Man

Navigating group gift giving and making exceptions for family ❤️

biglionfan111 | biglionfan111

OP may be the a**hole for prioritizing long-lost daughter. 💔

Acrobatic_T-Rex | Acrobatic_T-Rex

Sage advice on balancing gifts and family dynamics 👍

tontonzapata | tontonzapata

Suggestion to avoid resentment and make separate arrangements. 👍

LA-forthewin | LA-forthewin

Starting new traditions with DD is a priority. NTA! 👏

Ok-Yogurtcloset-6955 | Ok-Yogurtcloset-6955

Make her feel accepted by the family first 🙏

katie-kaboom | katie-kaboom

Giving extra gifts at family Christmas sets up child for exclusion. ESH.

sickandopinionated | sickandopinionated

Father's gift-giving dilemma for estranged daughter's first Christmas.

Calm_Initial | Calm_Initial

Being fair to all the kids is important in family gatherings 🙏

Molenium | Molenium

A commenter thinks dad is being too extravagant with gifts.

FaithlessnessTime701 | FaithlessnessTime701

Dad's gift-giving causes family drama. YTA.

Beth21286 | Beth21286

Suggestions for making daughter's first Christmas memorable or traditional.

Peskypoints | Peskypoints

Setting a budget for niblings is simpler than this philosophy. 🎁

history_buff_9971 | history_buff_9971

Suggests getting a better gift & wishlist for all kids 👍

SoSyrupy | SoSyrupy

Don't over-invest in siblings' unrealistic expectations. Focus on daughter. NTA 👍

TheRebelArsenal | TheRebelArsenal

Compromise with the gift list at family gathering for daughter's comfort.

Ohcrumbcakes | Ohcrumbcakes

Slay, Dad! NTA for spoiling your child this Christmas 🎁

NJtoOx | NJtoOx

A personal anecdote showing how getting different presents from Santa at different houses can be a good way to not make a difference with your daughter's cousins.

drcmp | drcmp

Spoil your kid at home, play by family rules in public 😎🎁

jma7400 | jma7400

Consider the impact of unequal treatment on daughter's relationships 😔

Fancy_Avocado7497 | Fancy_Avocado7497

Equal gifts may take away the magic of Christmas. NTA.

FromEden26 | FromEden26

Dad makes up for lost time, spoils daughter for Christmas 🎁

FunkyPineapple90 | FunkyPineapple90

A reasonable solution for a tricky family situation 👍

UnhappyCryptographer | UnhappyCryptographer

Prioritizing your child's gift is important, but don't hurt others.

Renailane | Renailane

User suggests giving the present before/after Christmas to avoid jealousy 😔

YayoKnows | YayoKnows

Suggestion to make a special Christmas at home first 🎄

dee5222 | dee5222

Create your own little Christmas tradition with her 🎄

cgf13 | cgf13

Missing 9 Christmases, NTA for going all out 🎁

Churchie-Baby | Churchie-Baby

Sister can't handle the competition. Dad is NTA! 👏

celest_99 | celest_99

Gifts are personal, don't let others dictate what to give! 🎁😲

ProfessionalCar6255 | ProfessionalCar6255

Suggestion to establish new tradition for daughter's first Christmas 🎄

RascalBird | RascalBird

Parenting decisions and family drama. NTA, travel guilt-free! 😊

EllieMacAus19 | EllieMacAus19

Giving gifts to your daughter despite family drama. NTA 👏

AssaultROFL | AssaultROFL

Suggests alternative timings for gift exchange to avoid awkwardness.

Left-Pumpkin-4815 | Left-Pumpkin-4815

Giving extravagant gifts to daughter could sour family relationships. 💰

Potential_Honey_955 | Potential_Honey_955

Family drama over Christmas rules - talk it out like adults! 👍

MariannetheMom | MariannetheMom

A heartwarming tradition for the long-lost daughter. NAH.

Remarkable-Intern-41 | Remarkable-Intern-41

NTA for refusing to follow family's stupid gift-giving tradition 😒

Starlight92_ | Starlight92_

Gifts can't replace lost time. Spend on experiences, not stuff. 🎁🙏

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User advises to adhere to family tradition for first Christmas together.

Curiouser-Quriouser | Curiouser-Quriouser

Explaining the situation to other children is important, NTA.

Historical_Divide673 | Historical_Divide673

Is insisting on specific gifts for someone okay? 🤔

BakerNormal4348 | BakerNormal4348

Buying gifts for your own child is your choice. NTA 😊

Cookie1107 | Cookie1107

Teaching kids empathy is important, equal gifts are unrealistic. 🙏

Haztlen | Haztlen

No regrets, dad! Make up for lost time. Real gifts first.

TrayMc666 | TrayMc666

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