MIL has never liked the holidays, and has never been a gift giver. The most I remember her giving is a can of coffee. She is also not a graceful gift receiver. Nothing is ever to her liking. That was ok because we did not see her on Christmas. Now that she is living with us, she has voiced several times her disdain at decorating, trees, etc. . . We plan to have a big meal with friends coming over. How do we have a happy Christmas without her sucking the fun out of it?