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I keep seeing news stories where mums charge for xmas day. I personally would never expect someone to pay and likewise wouldn't buy what i cant afford to feed everyone. I would simply ask for everyone to bring a dish.

MumOfThree
7 months ago
What do you think of this?
blacklabrador
blacklabrador7 months ago

Horrible idea to try and charge people. If you can't afford it, or are too much of a money grabber, simply don't invite people around.

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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7 months ago

I feel exactly the same id never dream of charging but it does seem to be a trend as Christmases get more elaborate.

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven7 months ago

wow how to turn Christmas into a Grinch fest. This year I have been dreading it as I receive no wage so was struggling to buy for family- I started early we have a budget for adults but not for children which is what I will be spending my LD voucher on 🤗 And as for food etc we all bring drinks and each person buys a course or side dish. This means we have plenty too for Boxing day. And as little extras I have handmade gifts for everyone and we all have a Family christmas T shirt to wear as our PJs christmas eve- got them through LD glitch! Even though I have no partner I still contribute the same as couples because I would just feel mean not to and I love my Fam too much to grumble, especially at christmas which is about being together and making memories not profiting on a roast spud!

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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7 months ago

Your right its about spending precious time with loved ones. The Christmas tees sounds fabulous 🙂

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven7 months ago

MumOfThree im just so thankful to have everyone with me to celebrate even if we all look daft as in our matching tees I hope my niece looks back and just remembers being loved because thats what you remember as an adult not what you unwrapped or ate. There's so much pressure on families I think we all need to pause and just appreciate whats really important. I have many friends who will be missing loved ones this christmas so I really couldnt give a Rudolphs nose what we eat and if my family ever got so scrooge as to bill me theyd be traded in come Boxing day! 🤣

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Pjran
Pjran7 months ago

I’ve not heard about this. I wonder if this lady always has family around because they never offer and at least they contribute towards the event.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold7 months ago

Haha I'd love the reaction from my lot if I tried to charge em.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin7 months ago

No I personAlly wouldn't charge for people coming over on xmas day

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn7 months ago

I've never been charged to attend family christmas get togethers. My current kitchen and house is way too small for me to host, so I've never been the one to cook. I have however been asked to bring things for eg, I made a gateaux one year, another I was asked to bring a cooked gammon ham, cupcakes, etc, so I've brought things that I've cooked. I've also helped with the cooking at my parents.

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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7 months ago

This is the way to go previous years if bought desserts and helped with the preparation and tidying

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Mummy18
Mummy187 months ago

I would never charge anyone to come to my house for dinner! How rude is that! We should all just be grateful at how lucky we are to have our loved ones with us at Christmas time. So many people would give anything for that. This world just gets worse 😱🤦‍♀️

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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7 months ago

It's true just being together way more important than an expensive dinner - just eat what you can afford.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig7 months ago

We are going to my mum and dads this year and I asked her if there was anything she wanted to bring. She said just to bring the stuff we would need for our son. I knew my mum would say no but I thought it was polite to offer. I think charging is a bit much, but maybe bringing something with you for the meal would be good.

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs7 months ago

In my opinion that is an awful thing to do, there are ways to make the meal cheaper if you are struggling that much. I get great pleasure every year from my adult children and normally one or two others joining us for Xmas Dinner and providing and cooking it for them. They always tell me that they don't want presents but they really love their Christmas family meals. (I buy them presents but I have spent less when times have been tight). I try to do a similar thing at Easter. I always start buying the little bits of extra foods 2 or 3 months ahead.

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Dani1
Dani17 months ago

Hi, I just read an article too where a person charged £40 per adult and £20 per child. It was interesting as she mentioned she has 17 rooms in her house (she has missed a tricked there as she could charge b&b too 😂) I find it shocking to charge family for Christmas dinner tbh. I'm going to my sister's and we have quite a big family. I am always told not to bring anything, but, will bring a board game, drinks, chocolates and other treats. I completely agree about asking everyone to bring a dish to help 😍🎄

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi7 months ago

What they get pay for? Really did not get it.

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DaleKennedy
DaleKennedy7 months ago

Its the season of giving right? So for someone to offer to cook and invite people round then have the cheek to charge for the offer is a bit rude I'd say. Definitely not in the Christmas spirit!

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly257 months ago

How mercenary! Not at all what the ethos of Christmas is about, in my opinion.

The only way I would ever consider asking for a cash donation towards the dinner was if it was then given to a homeless charity that provided Christmas meals.

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hspexy
hspexy7 months ago

No, i don't think so. In some cultures, just asking would be downright rude and disrespectful, as well as bring bad luck for those involved (for those who are superstitious)

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ACR
ACR7 months ago

No, Christmas is a time of giving. It would likely negatively affect the day if you broached the subject of money.

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames7 months ago

I seen this on facebook - a woman charging £40 per adult and £20 child 🤣 Apparently last year she realised she had spent £800 on xmas day alone (not including presents) and then told everyone that came they needed to pay towards it. I offer my mother money every year towards xmas day because she does spend a lot on food and i dont see why she should have to spend that much and take her time cooking for everyone. She never takes it though 🤷🏽‍♀️🤣

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