I'm a mum but can’t be bothered with Christmas dinner this year – I'll take my kids to McDonald's drive through instead | The Sun

WITH Christmas Day less than two weeks away, many of us will be preparing our food shopping lists for the main event – the Christmas dinner.

If you have ever been in charge of cooking the Christmas dinner before, you will know that it is a lot of work and can often be quite stressful.

But one mum has revealed that she is hoping to switch up her family's usual routine this year and instead of a fully-loaded turkey dinner, she is planning on a trip to the McDonald's drive through instead.

However, the anonymous woman explained that she fears she may have to lie about her festive plan – or risk incurring the wrath of some family members.

Taking to Mumsnet to ask for advice, the mother revealed that she's not bothered about sitting down to a Christmas dinner this year and would rather just get McDonald’s instead, but is worried about what others may think of her decision.

The unnamed parent explained that she lives abroad with her husband and her four-year-old daughter – and the trio won't be visiting family in the UK this year.

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The family are happy to spend the big day at home and they've been wondering how to celebrate the occasion.

She explained: "Not really fussed about Christmas dinner, we don’t love it that much.

"How bad would it be to get a drive through McDonald’s and eat it at the beach?"

The woman added that the group would still enjoy a nice spread on Christmas Eve, when they plan to enjoy a buffet with all their favourite foods. 

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Not only this, but they've also stocked up on breakfast foods, chocolate, cheese, and biscuits, so it is just "the main meal" that they need to source on the day.

While the mum is tempted by her takeaway plan, she fears it won't go down so well with others, as she continued:. "I feel like if we did, we’d have to keep it secret and not tell our families, who would be outraged." 

As a result, the mother was keen to hear what other parents thought about her plan.

She asked: "It would be bad to do this…wouldn’t it..?”

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However, most Mumsnet users disagreed with the mum, suggesting that there's no wrong choice and that she shouldn't feel the need to defend herself.

One person commented: "You fill your boots. It's your Christmas dinner – not mine." 

A second agreed: "You are adults, you don't have to keep your dinner secret, equally I don't know why you feel you would have to tell anyone about it."

A third chimed in: "Go for it. It's the one day we do what we want and ignore so called tradition when it comes to food. We go out for a curry with friends. Last couple of years family have joined us and really enjoyed it!"

Whilst someone else commented: "Is it open? If it is, then you are not the only ones doing it."

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In response to comments, the mum explained: "I mean just if they asked..my mum will probably ask if I’m doing Turkey or beef etc..

“It just feels so wrong, like you can’t not have a Christmas dinner." 

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