Christmas can be 'the most wonderful time of the year' for some families but, others do struggle with the idea of having to catch up with inlaws.
However, one woman is already having a bit of a hard time getting into the spirit of things after her brother and sister-in-law revealed they were going to charge their dinner guests for the big day.
Posting on Mumsnet, the poster says:
“I’ve never charged them before but apparently because they’ve got a lot of people going this year they have decided to charge.”
“Then in the next breath saying how many bottles of champagne they are planning to buy but will be splitting the cost evenly between us all.”
Understandbly, many people reading the post sided with the original poster and thought that her in-laws requests were uncalled for.
“I’d be invoicing them for all the years you paid for them and then say ‘or we can just call it even?” one said.
“I think as a host you could ask people to bring something (a dish, a bottle or a dessert to share) to help spread the load a bit. Charging seems wrong.”