I love being married for the holidays and no it's not just because you get two times the presents (although that's a plus). It's heartwarming to get to be around my family and experience the fun and laughter with someone I love so dearly. It's also a bonus to get to go to his family's Christmas and experience their holiday spirit.
Our families do things pretty differently, but I think that's part of what makes it so fulfilling. It has opened my eyes to the possibilities for my future kids.
Being married during Christmas means having to juggle going between your family and his which isn't always easy, but in the end, it is so rewarding. After a few years, you figure out a schedule, Christmas eve and Christmas morning with my family, and Christmas day with his.
When you're married you get twice the Christmas food and being in college means we don't eat many home-cooked meals so it's nice to get a few during this time. My family also doesn't have many small children in it right now, but his family makes up for it wholeheartedly.
I love watching kids open presents, it reminds me of when I was a kid and I love how their faces light up with joy. I also love watching my husband open presents. He's a hard one to gift for so I try to write down everything he says he wants throughout the entire year. Then when he opens the presents there's a twinkle in his eyes and he gets just as excited as the little kids. That's when I know I did well.
The only true downside to holidays when your young and married is a lot of people like to ask when you're going to have kids. My husband is the next sibling in line to have a kid so I feel like his family has been waiting on us for a while now. My family knows I graduate soon so some have started suggesting children and I never know what to say to them.
Being married during Christmas means two times the family cheer, two times the presents, and two times the happiness. I wouldn't want to have it any other way.