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?