The holidays are a time for families to get together and share the love as well as food and drink. Of course, in daytime, soap family gatherings are often ground zero for some juicy drama! Whether it's a heated confrontation, an emotional confession, or an embarrassing revelation, daytime celebrations are never boring! But which fictional family would be the best one to spend the holidays with? We took a look at some of the more prominent families on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE WORLD TURNS, and GUIDING LIGHT to compare and contrast.
So whether you're looking for a massive family celebration or an intimate gathering, drama-full or drama-free, check out our recommendations and see if you agree with them! And for more on your favorite daytime dramas — past and present — keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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The Newman Family (Y&R)
No expense will be spared at a Newman holiday party because there's no way that Victor will let anyone in Genoa City show him up, especially not Jack Abbott. However, as glitzy as it might be, things could take an ugly turn because not everybody in this family is on the best terms. Nikki will show up to support her kids, but hopefully, she can keep things civil with her ex, Victor. Nick might opt out entirely so he doesn't have to deal with his dad, but if he shows up there will certainly be drama. Oh, and you're definitely going to want some popcorn on hand when Abby and Victoria get into it — just watch out for flying drinks!