Will you be charging your family for Christmas dinner this year? POLL

Lisa Faulkner shares her tips for Christmas dinner

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The average price of a Christmas dinner will be nearly 22 percent more than last year. To help manage the rising costs, one woman is charging her sister to attend her Christmas dinner, according to a post online. But will you be charging your family? Vote in our poll.

The anonymous post, uploaded to the forum website Mumsnet, read: “My colleague told me yesterday that her sister has invited her for Christmas Day dinner but wants to charge her £20 towards the meal.

“She can’t believe it and has so far told her she’ll think about it and get back to her. Her sister has also invited their mother who isn’t charged and two brothers who are.”

She continued: “I can’t imagine charging a guest, especially family, I’d even go so far as telling them to just bring themselves if they asked if I wanted anything bringing. I usually cook Christmas Day but go to family every third year but I don’t know if I’d go if they wanted payment from me.”

They added: “Am I out of touch? Is this a common thing to charge family for dinner?” and received several replies with differing opinions. 

A recent survey of 2,000 Britons by Flora revealed that one in ten people will charge grandparents for their dinner on Christmas Day. Etiquette coach William Hanson said: “Asking your guests to contribute financially to the Christmas meal is fine, so long as you do this well in advance and before they have accepted the invitation officially.”

So how about YOU? Will you be charging your family for Christmas dinner this year? Vote in our poll and leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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