Sam and I are part of the growing contingent of dual-faith households. I am Catholic by tradition and habit, but not so much belief and Sam is adamantly Jewish, although not the temple-attending kind of Jewish. My mother, unlike me, is a church-attending Catholic and, as far as she's concerned, Christmas is THE holiday. We're forced to say things like "Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus!" and the like, so you can imagine just how seriously she takes this holiday. Not surprisingly, she was slightly disappointed to find out that yet another child of hers was in a serious relationship with a non-believer. Poor lady is 0 for 3. Her disappointment quickly switched to glee when I informed her that if we were to marry, we would always be at her house for Christmas. Mom is now a BIG fan of the Jewish boyfriends for Catholic daughters concept.
I wish you all a very merry and happy Chrismukah or belated Winter Solstice or fill-in-the-blank.