When Marcus and James started dating a few years ago, James invited Marcus home to spend the holidays with his close, Christmas-loving family. Marcus quickly realized once was enough, and since then, he’s stayed behind.
But this year will be different. Though the festivity and chaos make Marcus uncomfortable, he loves James, and he’s decided to put aside his unease so they can spend Christmas together—even if it means losing his hotel room to one of James’s siblings, braving the cold to go caroling, and battling the crowds so the children can visit Santa. It’ll all be worth it if Marcus can take his place in the family’s traditions—and maybe begin a new tradition for the two of them.
So, Marcus hasn’t visited James’s family in years because their Christmasizing is over the top and there are rules that are a bit claustrophic. I thought Jonathon’s rule that didn’t even allow them to hold hands was a bit over the top, especially considering the fact that others were displaying distinct PDAs. We never did hear the end of the story James told of him and his secret boyfriend – I feel jipped *grins*. However, the ending gave me that wonderful gooey feeling that made me go “Ahhhh”.