In my family, holidays are a big deal. Everyone is expected to attend, and if you don't, than there better be a very good reason. It was recently brought to my attention, by my mother, that we were expected in at my grandmother's house for Christmas. My grandmother lives in Washington DC, I live in Virginia Beach. Normally, I would have no issue with this, but my boyfriend is coming home. He is in the ARMY, and I have not seem him since October 7th. I really would like to spend Christmas with him, because once he goes to Texas January 2nd, I will not see him until March 16th. Is it wrong for me to miss the family get together, because I want to be with my boyfriend?? ***My mother is going to Vegas with her boyfriend for New Years'