Extended families, however, throw another wrench in the plans and often refuse to accept the compromise. One Maryland family puts up a tree every year, but only after the mother-in-law has visited so as not to offend her.
Another couple raising their son Jewish ostensibly agreed to still celebrate Christmas, but it’s done so begrudgingly by the Jewish partner who bristled when he heard their 3-year-old son singing a Christmas carol and was indignant when his Episcopalian partner put on a cd by Dianna Krall of Christmas standards. Read the full article to see how other interfaith families handle the holidays. Does any of this sound familiar to you? How does your interfaith family deal with the December dilemma? (Image by Lisa Adams for The New York Times)