Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Christmas Tradition Trouble

Dear Mike & Liza,

My new husband has 2 boys from a previous marriage, aged 9 and 12.  I have no children.  This is our first Christmas together with the boys.  I hoped to incorporate some of my family traditions into our Christmas this year, like opening one gift on Christmas Eve, a special Christmas breakfast my mom always made and unwrapped gifts from Santa.

My husband says his boys already have Christmas traditions of their own and I should make more of an effort to fit into their celebration instead of trying to force them into mine.

What should we do?

Amanda, Pocatello


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