I found out today that MIL (one of the people I dread shopping for, because she makes a list of expensive things and God help you if you buy something else- you get weird looks and rude comments) wants to have Christmas at Thanksgiving. So now I have 16 days to buy for this woman, and no "wish list". Yet I refuse to buy anything on my own- not worth my effort! I'm bummed to have Christmas a month early, just makes no sense in this situation- she lives 45 minutes away! There's no reason we can't have Christmas, you know, during the Christmas season. It just goes back to how my ILs (and by extension, DH) don't "get" Christmas. It's not just about the gifts.