Our family is super Catholic as some call us. We have church, prayers, programs and the whole thing during this time of the year! I love it!!!!
My family and my FI's family are both Catholic, so we celebrate them both in the religious and cultural sense. We've got a lot of family, so the holidays are a lot of fun!
My family does both, his family does neither, but some do tak advantage of the longer Thanksgiving weekend.This year I'm going to be home alone for Thanksgiving. Not entirely alone, Cinnamon the Magic Cat will be with me. I have mixed feelings about it. I like being home sans FI.... eat foods he doesn't like to eat, do whatever I wants that he doesn't want to do, and Cinnamon gets to sleep in the bed! However, it is a holiday and I'm going to be alone... I'm lookin' into volunteer options.As for Christmas, we've been putting up a tree. He was shocked in '08 when he came home after a trip to India to find a Christmas tree. That was a first for him. I made him special ornaments that year... a bear with his name on it and a Christmas Ghost (because he thought we were in need of one).Last year we had a small Ganesh ornament which we used for the tree topper. I've been trying to find appropriate ornaments that are reflective of FI's Indian/Hindu roots... that don't look dumb/cheesy. I would like a tree reflective of both of us. Hopefully, we can continue to evolve the tree. This year I'm going to Tucson for Christmas. We haven't quite figured out if FI is going.... but we need to get this settled soon. Gotta buy tickets!!