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What are holidays like at your house? How formal is it? Not at all? Very?

My family is very formal (ny dad will wear a tie, we are wearibg buce clothes, i usually wear a dress) and I never knew any different until I started sharing holidays with my bf where I could eat in jeans and uggs at the table.
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[User Picture]From: followills
2012-12-21 12:33 am (UTC)

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I dress up for every holiday. I wear a dress and heals and do my hair.
No one else does though.

I love getting dressed up :(

We went out for Xmas dinner once and people dressed up. It was so exciting.
[User Picture]From: sylviamaris
2012-12-21 12:41 am (UTC)

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Haha me too! Holidays are the only time I ever wear makeup & nice jewelry.
[User Picture]From: dreamitdoit
2012-12-21 12:35 am (UTC)

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Christmas Day is the only day my mum will cook for me (and she wouldn't last year so my dad & I cooked, and it looks like we will again) and is the only day we eat at a table. Other than that, no formalities.
[User Picture]From: tralfamadore
2012-12-21 12:35 am (UTC)

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Totally informal. All of our holiday meals are usually buffet-style, and people will eat on their laps, sit on the floor, lean against furniture, whatever. If someone dressed up, they'd be the ones who looked out of place.
[User Picture]From: sicher
2012-12-21 12:37 am (UTC)

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My family just expects you to be wearing clothing, even if it's only ratty pajamas.
[User Picture]From: r4wrdinosaur
2012-12-21 12:39 am (UTC)

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We always wear pajamas for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Even as adults. I love it.
[User Picture]From: sylviamaris
2012-12-21 12:40 am (UTC)

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If you're posting from your phone, don't.
[User Picture]From: sassi214
2012-12-21 12:41 am (UTC)

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We dress casual. But I wear dresses a lot anyways.
I don't feel good if I'm all schlubby.

[User Picture]From: phenomenal
2012-12-21 12:46 am (UTC)

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My mom, brother, and I dress up.
My dad wears his pajamas.
[User Picture]From: metalheavy
2012-12-21 12:56 am (UTC)

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Super casual. I don't even get dressed unless we go somewhere, which is usually just to see a movie.
[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2012-12-21 12:57 am (UTC)

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Holidays are as cozy as possible, not formal in the least.
[User Picture]From: theaftercath
2012-12-21 01:06 am (UTC)

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Christmas day at my dad's house is often attended in pajamas--both the present opening in the morning and the dinner in the late afternoon.

Thanksgiving dinner we're usually in daytime clothes, but nothing formal.

Easter we'll be dressed up for family dinner, but that's because we went to church earlier.
[User Picture]From: heyfashion
2012-12-21 01:08 am (UTC)

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Our Christmas Eve celebration at my Grandma's is formal. Everyone dresses up (dresses, ties, etc), the dinner is a sit down with fancy utencils and plates. On Christmas Day at my parents, our get together is kind of whatever you want it to be. Some people come casual in jeans, others dress up. I always dress up :)
[User Picture]From: un_attra
2012-12-21 01:08 am (UTC)

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Formal.
I was raised that we could open our stockings and eat breakfast in pyjamas but before presents were open, you got dressed up. Doesn't have to be fancy, but just something nice and clean. So since it's my first Christmas with my husband I'm doing the tradition. I always wear a nice red shirt and jeans with Christmas earrings...just how I roll.
[User Picture]From: itsnotfairlaika
2012-12-21 01:17 am (UTC)

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We just wear our usual clothes.
[User Picture]From: emptysilentlife
2012-12-21 01:21 am (UTC)

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Very informal. My brother and sister-in-law stayed in their pjs through lunch on Christmas last year, for instance.

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[User Picture]From: feral
2012-12-21 01:24 am (UTC)

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Pretty formal. Wearing pajamas/sweatpants/etc at the dinner table is a criminal offense in my family
[User Picture]From: snailrevolution
2012-12-21 01:50 am (UTC)

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We are so very informal, especially at my mom's. My dad's, I wear actual clothes and try to look nicer, because my step-mom is a slightly fancier lady, and my sister always looks so nice whenever she leaves the house, so I don't want to look all gross by comparison. :p
[User Picture]From: radley
2012-12-21 01:52 am (UTC)

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very casual if it's just the immediate family (my parents, my brother and his family and I) ... but if others are coming over like aunts and uncles and cousins, we'll dress up a little bit but nothing too fancy.
[User Picture]From: aikikatie
2012-12-21 02:39 am (UTC)

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Thanksgiving is the only time we wear "nice" clothes. Sometimes my dad's parents come down.

Christmas is usually a pj wearing day. We usually separate and play on our various devices.
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2012-12-21 02:45 am (UTC)

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Our holidays are super casual.
[User Picture]From: gainingvelocity
2012-12-21 02:45 am (UTC)

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I'm sure I've worn sweatpants before. It's typically been pretty casual, especially as I've gotten older. It's only my parents, sister, grandma, and me so not too many people to impress.
[User Picture]From: stephani673
2012-12-21 03:13 am (UTC)

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We used to be formal and we've gradually become casual. I wish we were still fancy, though. I do the decorating and table settings, and I always try to make it special. Looooove fancy parties.
[User Picture]From: xtoolchickx
2012-12-21 03:28 am (UTC)

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It depends on plans/who I'm with. With immediate family it's been very casual, pajamas all day. I haven't done that in a while though, so when it's been with my mom's family it's been somewhat formal when we go out somewhere, but otherwise still casual.
[User Picture]From: jeesh
2012-12-21 08:27 am (UTC)

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Well, Christmas Eve we have a crab dinner at my grandparent's house. We don't really dress up fancy, but we generally all try to look nice. Big crab fest for everyone but me and my uncle's husband, who is a Rabbi. I always make us pasta. YUM! Watching my other uncle pick his crab and make a massive pile of crab meat is always the highlight of the dinner. It's epic. Then we all clear up the table, and go sit around and open presents.

No one in my family ever wears ties, lol. I don't think I've ever seen my dad in a tie. Maybe at a wedding once.
But we all dress up from our normal looks for Christmas Eve.

Then Christmas morning is just in our PJs and open presents that way. Then we all get dressed comfy and warm and part of the family comes over for brunch (my uncle makes the fucking BEST french toast out of challah bread, omg so craving it now!) This year my mom and I are making everyone come in silly Christmas sweaters/shirts. I so support this new tradition.
[User Picture]From: ___tornprincess
2012-12-21 08:41 am (UTC)

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My family only really celebrate Christmas and it is held at my parents' house. It's not formal, but probably about 30 or so people attend, so there's some order.
[User Picture]From: hereisfar
2012-12-21 12:07 pm (UTC)

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Pretty informal. I could wear yoga pants to meet my family at Christmas and no one would question me. We're meeting up Christmas Eve this year since I'm spending Christmas Day with my boyfriend's family so I assume he and I will look put together but casual (jeans, cute boots, cute top for me; sweater, button up, jeans for him) for both occasions. I think his family is informal but I'll probably look borderline formal since they make me nervous.
[User Picture]From: manderleys
2012-12-21 05:18 pm (UTC)

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mine were super informal because we never really did anything
[User Picture]From: dreamabella
2012-12-21 09:51 pm (UTC)

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I don't think I've ever spent a Christmas with anyone other than my immediate family. We're pretty informal, we just wear whatever we want. Usually our everyday clothes. I did buy Christmas socks to wear on Christmas Day though.

The past few years we've moved present to Christmas Eve, then on Christmas Day we go to a movie and then to a Thai restaurant for dinner. Since I have the flu now, we probably won't be going out Christmas Day. At least I won't be going to the movies. The movies out this year don't really appeal to me, at least not for Christmas.
[User Picture]From: jediknightmuse
2012-12-22 12:24 am (UTC)

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At my mom's house, I stay in my pajamas until it's time to go to my dad's (unless it's the opposite and we wake up at my dad's and then go over to my mom's). If it weren't for the fact that my dad's fiance's two sons and their respective girlfriend/fiance will be there, I'd go over to my dad's house in my pajamas and not give a crap about being in them for Christmas dinner. I'm sure I'll be arguing with my sister about what to wear over there. I really want to just wear sweatpants or something and not have to be semi-dressy and uncomfortable, but that won't happen. If it's the opposite and I drive over to my mom's (same town, just opposite sides) I'll go over in my pajamas. But I live at my mom's house now, so it wouldn't be that big of a deal if I came home from my dad's house in my pajamas.

My sister tends to get dressed up for holidays, where she'll wear a dress or whatever, but I don't do that. Unfortunately my sister (who's older) also loves to...meddle and not mind her own business and try to tell me I HAVE to dress up and crap like that.

/mini family ramble

I really just want to hang out in my pajamas all day. :| It won't happen, though.