This is verbatim:
"The parents told me that you're not keen on joining us over Christmas. Let me know when you can talk and let's see what we can sort out. "
"I've made plans with my sister. It will be our first together with my niece and nephew"
"I understand all your reasons. But we haven’t had xmas together in 3 years. So have a look at the details of the house and let me know if you're ok with the location"
"I'll be spending that Christmas with my sister"