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post #21 of 23
My DH is from Hong Kong and at first he too thought the celebrations were a lot of trouble for no good reason. But, I just took ownership of what I wanted to do (tree, presents, hosting an X-mas dinner) and after a while he kind of got into it too.

Also, as one of the above posters mentioned - it's usually the mother who has to do things in a typical Western X-mas.

So, I've been stuffing my own stocking for years That's fine, gives me an excuse to get some nice stuff for myself. My DH does like to gift me a bit and we both now have fun gifting the kids.

I also like to do more a Chinese New Year than he does - the Big Sweep Out & decorating the house.
post #22 of 23
My husband is from Malaysia, and although he's been in the US for most of his life, his family has never been interested in any holidays except Chinese New Year... and even that is just a big meal to him. I come from a big family, and we're really into the holidays, with a ton of our own traditions. Luckily for me, DH doesn't care if I want to keep some of my traditions, he isn't really into them either but at least he doesn't try to stop me or belittle what it means to me. Now that we have a daughter (8mo), I'm hoping he'll want to join in more and make my traditions into family traditions.
post #23 of 23
There really is hope.

When we first lived together DH, I had to fight with DH simply to get him to tolerate a small tree that I would put up all by myself. This year DH is actually excited by plans to go to a local christmas tree farm to cut our own tree :.
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