How Do Gil & Kelly Bates Handle Holidays With So Many People?

Gil and Kelly Bates - Trace Bates YouTube

Bringing Up Bates fans are curious to know how Gil and Kelly Bates handle holidays with so many people in their family. The couple has 19 kids, several sons and daughters-in-law, and grandchildren too. The family is always growing, making it more difficult to coordinate get-togethers throughout the holiday season.

So, what exactly do the Bates do to make gatherings happen with so many conflicting schedules? Keep reading for all of the details.

Bringing Up Bates fans notice the family split up for Thanksgiving.

Thanks to social media, fans get a glimpse into the family’s lives and can see what they’re up to. On Reddit, one fan mentioned that they saw many of Gil and Kelly Bates’ kids head to their in-laws’ homes for Thanksgiving this year.

Gil and Kelly Bates - Trace Bates YouTube

For example, Carlin Bates and Evan Stewart went to visit his side of the family. Chad Paine and Erin Bates visited the Paine family for Thanksgiving and a family reunion. Several of the younger Bates kids were at John and Alyssa Webster’s home in Florida rather than in Tennessee with Gil and Kelly.

How do Gil & Kelly Bates handle holidays with so many people?

After seeing how Gil and Kelly Bates’ kids spent the holiday, fans discussed everything the family has said about this in the past. They’ve decided to celebrate holidays without doing so on the exact day. So, this way, more family members are able to make it.

One fan pointed out that Carlin talked about their holiday plans in a YouTube video. The fan noted, “I actually just watched one of Carlin’s videos today where she addresses this. She said her parents decided it would be easier if the Bates kids could go to their in laws’ houses on the actual holiday, and the Bates family celebrates usually the weekend before or after.”

Another fan chimed in, “Kelly said in a video on Trace’s page, that they always felt conflicted about going to Gil’s parents or Kelly’s parents. So they don’t want their kids to feel the same pressure so they do holidays before or after.”

Most of the Bates family lives in Tennessee and can see each other often, so it’s not too challenging to coordinate get-togethers. If you’re a longtime Bates fan, you probably know about the I Love You Day celebration as well, which is a holiday they came up with.

So, what do you think of Gil and Kelly Bates’ strategy for handling the holiday season with so many people? Do you like their ideas? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the Bringing Up Bates family. You can watch Trace’s Q&A video with Gil and Kelly below.

Aubrey Chorpenning

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