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How the French Stole Christmas

For the past few years, I’ve been going to France to spend Christmas with my (very French) in-laws, and every year is an onslaught of six course meals, cousins in cocktail dresses, and cultural family outings… It’s a lot. And I’m the only one who seems to struggle to keep up.

Maybe some of you are going through some version of this too. Whether your beloved’s family comes from a different country or is just radically different from your own, holiday get-togethers can be relentless rounds of culture shock and ill-ease. But they can also be amazing…

How the French Stole Christmas