On holidays do you get together with your extended family, or just your immediate family?
Since I was a kid, my extended family has gotten together for holidays. Grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins etc. Usually a house of about 30 people. My boyfriend and I are coming up on our first holiday together as a family and he was wondering why all of us get together because growing up, he only got together with his siblings and parents. He mentioned wanting to start our own tradition of doing our own dinner with just us and my kids. I want our own traditions but honestly, not spending holidays with everyone just wouldn't feel like a holiday to me. At what point do you stop going to big family functions and just start your own?