Bringing Up Bates fans know the Bates family is huge. So, they would expect Christmas celebrations to include a giant family gathering. Coming so soon after Gil and Kelly’s anniversary, and Carlin’s birthday, that means extra celebrations in late December. But, this Christmas, their activities actually sound really exhausting.
Bringing Up Bates anniversary just before Christmas
TV Shows Ace reported that Carlin’s birthday came just a day after the wedding anniversary of Gil and Kelly. But, this year, Kelly got “in the wars.” She broke her foot and ended up in a special boot. So, they stayed in a hotel and watched Hallmark movies. Now, we heard about the busy Christmas the family planned, she possibly enjoyed the relaxing time.
The International Business Times reported back in 2015, that the Bates’ family usually give their Christmas gifts in February. That’s because the Bringing Up Bates‘ family is spread out a bit. It’s not easy fitting in everyone with gifts and traditional Christmas feasts when there are so many of them. And, since then, the family grew even more. But, it looks like this year, they went the more traditional route. And, frankly, fans think it sounds exhausting. They were so busy that many of us couldn’t keep up.
The family share their Christmas activities this year
The Batesfam account on Instagram shared all about this year. The post read in part, “Merry Christmas from the Bates Family! After tons and tons of planning & decorating & preparing, the big day has finally arrived!” Kelly explained, “I looked for all the best bargains and I shopped til I dropped (literally)!” It sounds like she was worn out!
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Merry Christmas from the Bates Family! After tons and tons of planning & decorating & preparing, the big day has finally arrived! I looked for all the best bargains and I shopped til I dropped (literally)! We went from party to party over the last few days! We opened presents with the extended family. We stuffed ourselves full of turkey and dressing! We read the Christmas story at one party! Gil shared a convicting Christmas message at another! We sang carols at a nursing home. We exchanged white elephant gifts with the kids and watched them get stolen over and over again. We laughed til our bellies ached. We cried a little. We looked at old pictures and reminisced. We hugged and talked, and talked, and talked some more. It’s been a week full of wonderful memories! From our Christmas play to sermons and familiar Christmas hymns, our hearts have been filled with gratitude to God for His gift to us! In fact, the best bargain anyone could ever find while shopping during this season is salvation, because it’s entirely free and it lasts for an eternity! So with that thought, my prayer is that Jesus truly is the reason for this glorious season in each of our hearts and homes! 🌲❤️(1. Gil & Kelly 2. Papa Bill & Mama Jane 3. Greg, Jeni, Gil 4. The original Bates 5. Jeb & Jud 6. Papa & Nathan 7. Greg’s family 8. Craig & Jeni 9. Turkey dinner 10. Craig reading the Christmas Story)
What do you think about the Christmas that the Bates family enjoyed? Do you think it sounds exhausting? Sound off your thoughts in the comments below. Hopefully, they will show some of what they did for the holidays on their show. With all the new babies coming, they have a lot to film right now!
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