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Sallyhasleftthebuilding Fri 20-Nov-15 08:16:32

You left your other half in charge? You just rock up on the day and ask `so what did we get the kids?`

Catzpyjamas Fri 20-Nov-15 08:18:22

Christmas would be postponed until I then went to the sales on Boxing Day.

Potterwolfie Fri 20-Nov-15 08:18:52

It would be like the opening page of Little Women in our house. . .

Trooperslane Fri 20-Nov-15 08:34:02

....and we'd be starving with no Xmas tree!

We'd have unwrapped presents that he bought on Christmas Eve.

bushtailadventures Fri 20-Nov-15 08:38:59

He'd wonder why I was making a fuss about a Friday. It passes him by completely unless nagged prompted occasionally fsmile

Catzpyjamas Fri 20-Nov-15 08:39:53

We'd have a tree smile that will do for another year allegedly and selection boxes (which DH would eat and deny eating) but sod all else.

firsttimekat Fri 20-Nov-15 08:40:54

It would probably be better than if he left me in sole charge. We do it together and the planning and preparation is part of the build up and gets us all in the Christmas mood.

booksrock Fri 20-Nov-15 08:41:48

kids would get lots of plastic tat from the charity shop that he thinks they should like. They would be happy for about 5 minutes.

There would be no nice food but tree would be beautifully decorated and we would watch lots of Christmas films.

Actual organisation like going to see family/ family coming over would pass him by! Wrapping would all be done on Christmas eve. No cards would be sent out at all.

Fairydogmother Fri 20-Nov-15 08:42:48

It would be totally normal since my DH is far more organised than I am!

JoanGalt Fri 20-Nov-15 08:43:26

Interesting question.

We'd have a tree that was decorated.
There would be no other decorations.
There would be amazing nibbles and treats and tonnes of cheese but no actual meals.

There would be lots of presents but they'd be slightly weird and not quite what anyone wanted or needed.

I think it would be fine considering but DH would be stressed beyond belief!

dingit Fri 20-Nov-15 08:44:58

I once took a stand one year, and left cards to Dh. No one got one. And ever since blush

SleepyForest Fri 20-Nov-15 08:46:12

Dh would say we weren't doing Christmas. He would then get drunk and play on the PlayStation with ds all day.

He can do that anytime. I go all out for the hygge.

Flossiesmummy Fri 20-Nov-15 08:48:46

No presents for anyone, with the exception of our daughter (through disorganisation, we'd all get something in the end). He'd probably try and cook but it'd be a basic Sunday dinner rather than a proper Xmas dinner.

Raxacoricofallapatorius Fri 20-Nov-15 08:49:16

He'd do a passable job. He'd leave it all too late, the presents would be acceptable but not exactly as requested, there'd be no extra touches and the food would suit him way more than everybody else. It would be fine though. We do it together and that works.

CharleyDavidson Fri 20-Nov-15 08:49:16

We have a tree and decorations.
He can (and has) cooked a fab Christmas dinner, but struggles to get everything ready together.
There would be a modest selection of stuff bought from amazon, but not the normal amount of stuff.
Advent calendars wouldn't be bought on time for the 1st.
Presents would be wrapped on Christmas eve or put in a carrier bag as is his usual method of gift delivery

BeStrongAndCourageous Fri 20-Nov-15 08:50:39

We'd have presents - he's very good at sorting them out, and in over a decade has never once asked me to sort out his side of the family - but the kids would probably get less, I suspect he thinks I go over the top. I don't know if he'd bother with a tree - probably for the kids' sake, but it would be a small, fake one. And food-wise we'd up with a weird and wonderful collection of oven-ready stuff from M&S, but there'd be plenty of booze and chocolate.

So yeah, he'd probably do alright.

starshaker Fri 20-Nov-15 08:50:58

It would be a finely tuned perfect day. Last year DP pretty much did take control because I was a mess. My grandma died on christmas eve. Not looking forward to this year either but we will be having a picnic at the local country park and then snacks when we get home. We have discovered that a big christmas dinner just causes stress and the kids are too busy playing to really be bothered with it. It works really well for us.

VintageTrouble Fri 20-Nov-15 08:51:23

Food, decorations, tree all great.

Presents - hmmm

queenrollo Fri 20-Nov-15 08:56:45

well if he hadn't incapacitated himself with sellotape while trying to wrap presents....

I doubt the tree would be up. He'd probably have made the effort by bringing in holly from the garden (i dress the fireplaces for solstice, he knows this is important to me so he would make the effort), we'd all get lovely presents and he would have cooked the most amazing food.

He's a good 'un really, my husband.

AnnaMarlowe Fri 20-Nov-15 08:58:46

It would be amazing but it would cost a fortune.

He's not as organised as I am and would throw money at the problem.

Maroonie Fri 20-Nov-15 08:59:59

Everything would be fine, except for presents for my family (he sorts his side and I sort mine)
It would be hugely over budget though, and we would have enough cheese and port for the rest of the year (If not decade- which would come in handy as we would have no money left to buy food in January anyway)

AmysTiara Fri 20-Nov-15 09:02:23

Our own children would get loads but nieces and nephews would get nothing. House would be lit up like Santas grotto but we wouldn't have food other than goodies

atticusclaw2 Fri 20-Nov-15 09:03:09

He's seen me race around for enough years that he would know what to do but I suspect he'd massively underestimate the amount of thought that goes into the presents and he'd spend an absolute fortune trying to get everything at the last minute.

Dinner would be...interesting. He can cook a passable meal if I am there saying, now chop a carrot, now add some garlic, stir around, now add...

Ikeatears Fri 20-Nov-15 09:04:30

We'll soon fine out. I've not been well this year and he's been sorting out the majority of Christmas. It will all be fine I'm sure. He knows what the kids want better than I do!

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