Carlin Bates Shares Genius Holiday Hack For Large Families

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Bringing Up Bates star Carlin Bates Stewart is sharing a genius holiday hack for large families. The daughter of Gil and Kelly Jo Bates has learned a thing or two about celebrating Christmas and other holidays with many siblings, in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews. So, what did she share that earned her plenty of applause from fans? Keep reading to get all of the details.

As fans can imagine, holidays are no easy task for Kelly and Gil’s family of 21, plus their many sons and daughters-in-law, and grandchildren. It’s a challenge to coordinate everyone’s schedules around Christmastime, so they celebrate a week or two in advance. Carlin Bates’ parents have said before that they don’t want their kids to have to decide where to celebrate the holidays. It’s easier for everyone if they have their Christmas festivities earlier in the month so all of the families can make it.

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Now, Carlin Bates is sharing another brilliant holiday idea, which happens to come from her in-laws, the Stewarts.

Carlin Bates Shares Genius Holiday Hack For Large Families

Because Evan and Carlin were able to celebrate Christmas with the Bates family a couple of weeks ago, they are now visiting his side of the family. It sounds like they’ll be there through New Year’s Day, so they are soaking up lots of quality time together.

On her Instagram Stories, Carlin Bates has given fans a peek into the festivities. As she shared a snap of her dog, Izzy, laying around in the living room, she also showed off her mother-in-law Denese Stewart’s stocking solution. Carlin’s husband Evan has five siblings. There are nine grandchildren as well. So, all of their stockings cannot be hung on the mantel.

Instead, Evan’s parents hung a curtain rod under the mantel and hung each stocking by its loop. You can see the photo below.

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On Reddit, fans are talking about this amazing holiday hack that Carlin Bates shared and they think it’s a wonderful solution for large families. One Bringing Up Bate fan said, “Creative solution haha I love it.”

Someone else added, “Ha, that a great idea! I’m going to show my momma. I’m 1 of 6 kids so all of us plus our kids she needs this.”

Another fan chimed in, “I thought how aesthetically pleasing this looked! I love it.”

Others are saying it’s “genius” and a “smart idea.” It looks like this holiday hack for large families is a hit.

So, what do you think of the genius holiday hack that Carlin Bates shared? Would this come in handy for your large family as well? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the Bringing Up Bates family.

Aubrey Chorpenning

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