A mother in the UK has triggered a storm of Twitter debate after saying she charges family members to come to her house for Christmas dinner.
Yep, mum-of-four Gemma Andrews, 33, charges relatives £30 ($53 AUD) per head for the big event and there are a number of reasons behind it.
If you cook Christmas dinner for the whole family, here’s something you may not have thought of… ???? pic.twitter.com/SUfMFpLyjh
— This Morning (@thismorning) November 29, 2017
First, she’s been hosting Christmas dinner for 10 years because her son has severe food allergies and – as anyone who knows anyone with severe food allergies will understand – it’s not something you take chances with.
Second, her grandparents were actually the first to offer to contribute – she didn’t just start holding her hat out as people walked through the door.
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Third, Christmas dinner is expensive.
Of course. It’s never that simple and Andrews’ comments on UK breakfast show This Morning attracted huge backlash online from people calling her ‘greedy’ and labelling her pricing unreasonable.
Oh, the outrage.
Just don’t invite people if that’s how you’re gonna be!!!! Christmas is for family and friends, does she have a doorman checking everyone has paid??? She’s a joke.
— emily summerson (@tallulah1177) November 29, 2017