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5 relatable things Lucy and Viv argued about in The Lucy Show episode 'Together for Christmas'

It's common for individuals to carry traditions into their own families when they grow older and have children. Sometimes, these traditions clash when you decide to spend the holidays with friends. In this case, best friends Lucy and Viv on The Lucy Show chose to stay home for Christmas and spend time with their children.

Growing up differently, the two argued about whose tradition should be followed, resulting in broken ornaments and chopped Christmas trees that needed to be fixed before the carolers arrived. Eventually, things worked out.

"Together for Christmas" is a relatable episode because we all have holiday traditions that we have difficulty compromising on. Here are five of those things.


Turkey vs Roast Goose for Christmas dinner

Planning a Christmas dinner menu needs to be done before someone buys groceries. Whether you prefer roast goose, turkey or ham as your dinner's main attraction, it needs to be one that everyone would enjoy.

In this episode, Lucy bought a turkey for dinner, and when Viv noticed, she said that her family always had roast goose for the jolly holiday.

Since Lucy had already bought the turkey, Viv hesitantly went along with the idea...under one condition.


Oyster vs Chestnut dressing

Dressing is the go-to side dish for holidays like Christmas. With so many different types to choose from, it can get tricky trying to pick just one.

Viv agreed to have the turkey, but it was a family tradition for her to eat it with oyster dressing. Lucy, who is used to having chestnut dressing, immediately shows how disgusted she is at the choice.

However, since they were eating turkey, which was her tradition, Lucy gave in to the oyster dressing.


White vs Green Christmas tree

There's a saying that the color of your Christmas tree shows a piece of your personality.

Viv, who bought a Christmas tree before meeting her friend at the meat store, bought a white tree because that's what she had as a child. When Lucy saw the tree, she again disapproved of the choice.

Lucy always had a traditional green tree. The women couldn't agree on one color or the color of the ornaments, so they got both trees.


Opening gifts on Christmas Eve vs Christmas day

When you're a child, it might feel like forever waiting for Christmas day to come so that you can open your gifts. Some people open presents on Christmas Eve, most of the time at night when it is a few hours away from the big day. Others follow their tradition and wait until Christmas morning.

Lucy and Viv found themselves in the middle of an argument, again, when they found out one opens presents on Christmas Eve and not Christmas day.


1:00 pm vs 6:00 pm Christmas dinner time

During the holidays, it's vital to ensure everyone knows when the feast will be served. For many, it's at least 5:00 pm. Although the time of dinner might be easy to compromise on, it wasn't for the best friends.

It was a tradition for Viv to eat Christmas dinner at 1:00 pm. Of course, Lucy's tradition is different, with her dinner time being 6:00 pm.


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