It may be painful to accept but it's true nevertheless: You don't marry a person --you marry a system. One of the challenges of marriage is learning how to master an essential part of that system--in- laws. In-laws come in different types: Some are supportive and respect the marital boundaries. Others act like your job is to serve their needs. A couple must act from the awareness that their primary loyalty is to each other and their new family. It takes courage to make that stand. On the other hand, the partners must make great efforts to develop and maintain positive relations with their respective in-laws.
In this drama, Marnie and Greg, a young couple, married for six months and approaching their first Christmas together, are faced with the dilemma of mastering an in-law dilemma: Should they spend the holiday with Marnie's mother, a widow with no children living in the same town, or should they visit Greg's family, a few hundred miles away in Boston? Each wants to be with his own family.
How can they resolve this conflict without hurting anybody?