A woman had shared a Christmas story on the 31st of December, 2022. The Redditor had shared that she went to her fiance’s house for the Christmas celebration, where she skipped her own family’s Christmas party.
Woman explained that she took expensive gifts for her fiance, which she named Dan (not the real name) and also bought expensive gifts for Dan’s parents too. As these were not enough, she wanted to buy packs of chocolate for the each relative of her fiance, even though she didn’t knew them enough.
Once she went to her fiance’s house, she saw there was a pile of gifts for OP, which she explained that she was excited and surprised to see that much gift from the relatives of her fiance, Dan.
When it was time for unpacking the gifts, OP was going to shock. As she opened the first pack, she saw a coal. Then the family of her fiance started to laugh. As OP was shocked, she laughed with the family too, as she thought that it was a prank.
As she opened each gift pack, she found 18 coals for here, gifts from the family of her fiance. As OP got sad, and started to cry, she explained that “I started to get upset, so I cried and lashed out at Dan.”
OP explained what her fiance said to her as, “But he calmly explained apparently this was a longstanding tradition in his family where they gift coal to newcomers who are celebrating Christmas with them for the first time. He explained that it’s just easier that way since all the relatives who might not know the newcomer well don’t have to stress over finding a gift, and it’s a fun experience for the newcomer as well.”
As OP was sad, she decided to leave the house crying. After she left, some of his relatives and Dan are calling and messaging her that she ruined the Christmas and embarrassed Dan in front of his whole family.
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