My MiL and FiL live the other side of the country but often come and stay with us which I enjoy. However, this can be quite stressful as DH doesn't do a great deal!! I have to think of meals, shop and cook them and think of things to do with them.
Every year we have spent Christmas morning just me, my DH, DS and DD before going to my mum's for dinner. Then for New Year his family will come to ours we do a big celebration on NYE with both families. On New Years Day we do a Christmas Day for his family - all six of them stay over, I do stockings for them all, cook breakfast in the morning and a big Christmas Dinner. This has been lovely for several years, all the family spends quality time together as as New Year isn't often seen as a 'big celebration' by lots of other people we often don't have problems getting time off work etc.
Now my DH has turned around and said he wants his family to stay on Christmas Eve next year!
AIBU to say no?!
I don't mind them coming to stay throughout the year - often at short notice but I want to keep Christmas morning just us.
I even said to DH that I was happy they came for Christmas but if they could stay in a hotel.
Personally I think YABU, but it's your house. Dh just wants a change I guess. I can't think of anything worse than doing Christmas all over again at New Year when you've finally finished with it. Can your parents come to you on xmas day and you do what you normally do at New Year just at xmas. Then spend new year's day relaxing!!