Mom is charging family members $190 each for Christmas dinner and one glass of champagne

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By Kim Novak

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A mother has sparked controversy after she revealed that she would be charging her family $190 a head to have Christmas dinner at her home.

Christmas is a time for family for those lucky enough to be close to their relatives, and it is known as a time of giving.

However, it's also apparently a time for taking for one mom, who admitted she does "everything for profit" - including making back the cost of the meal she is serving and then some.

Carla Bellucci, 42, is planning to charge $190 to each family member for their Christmas Day meal, which will include one glass of champagne for a toast.

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Christmas dinner comes at a high price at Carla's home. (stock image) Credit: SolStock/Getty Images

She is expecting to host 15 people this year and believes she deserves to be compensated for the burden of preparing the meal for everyone.

Carla told the Daily Mail: "It’s not cheap feeding people and it also takes a lot of time to put together a nice meal."

The mom has an immediate family of six, including her husband Gio and her youngest three kids, Tanisha, 18, Jayden, 15, and Blue, 12 months, and is expecting nine more relatives to come round on the day, most of whom will be made to pay upfront at the door.

For the $190 charge, Carla is going to give them a complete Christmas dinner including a roast turkey and one glass of champagne. If her guests want more alcohol, they will have to bring their own with them.

And while putting on such a spread can be pretty expensive, Carla has also priced in some profit for herself, admitting: "Everything I do is for profit and my family understands that."

While she acknowledged some of her relatives might be "disgusted" at being asked to pay for the pleasure of a meal at her home, Carla doubled down that "if you want quality, you have to pay for it."

She added: "You might find a carvery that’s cheaper than my place, but my dinner is going to be a lot more classy than that.

"It wouldn’t be any cheaper if you went to a restaurant or hotel for a Christmas Day meal, so why should I be out of pocket?"

Guests are expected to arrive at 2PM, the family will watch the King's Speech at 3PM, dinner will be served followed by a game of charades, before Carla plans to "kick them all out and send them home" at 10PM, meaning there won't be any late-night revelry in her home.

She's also got no time for anyone that criticizes her penny-pinching way of putting on a family get together, as her response to them is: "Get stuffed, with all the trimmings!"

It's not the first time Carla's interesting take on her finances has hit the headlines, however, as she previously sparked outrage in 2019 after admitting she faked having depression to get a free nose job through the UK's National Health Service (NHS) which is publicly funded using tax payers' money.

She was also previously dubbed "Britain's most hated woman" and admitted she still gets trolled after she confessed to "milking the system" to get the £7,000 ($8,850) plastic surgery procedure, and even got so many threats she was forced to move houses.

 Featured image credit: DNY59/Getty Images

 

Mom is charging family members $190 each for Christmas dinner and one glass of champagne

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By Kim Novak

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A mother has sparked controversy after she revealed that she would be charging her family $190 a head to have Christmas dinner at her home.

Christmas is a time for family for those lucky enough to be close to their relatives, and it is known as a time of giving.

However, it's also apparently a time for taking for one mom, who admitted she does "everything for profit" - including making back the cost of the meal she is serving and then some.

Carla Bellucci, 42, is planning to charge $190 to each family member for their Christmas Day meal, which will include one glass of champagne for a toast.

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Christmas dinner comes at a high price at Carla's home. (stock image) Credit: SolStock/Getty Images

She is expecting to host 15 people this year and believes she deserves to be compensated for the burden of preparing the meal for everyone.

Carla told the Daily Mail: "It’s not cheap feeding people and it also takes a lot of time to put together a nice meal."

The mom has an immediate family of six, including her husband Gio and her youngest three kids, Tanisha, 18, Jayden, 15, and Blue, 12 months, and is expecting nine more relatives to come round on the day, most of whom will be made to pay upfront at the door.

For the $190 charge, Carla is going to give them a complete Christmas dinner including a roast turkey and one glass of champagne. If her guests want more alcohol, they will have to bring their own with them.

And while putting on such a spread can be pretty expensive, Carla has also priced in some profit for herself, admitting: "Everything I do is for profit and my family understands that."

While she acknowledged some of her relatives might be "disgusted" at being asked to pay for the pleasure of a meal at her home, Carla doubled down that "if you want quality, you have to pay for it."

She added: "You might find a carvery that’s cheaper than my place, but my dinner is going to be a lot more classy than that.

"It wouldn’t be any cheaper if you went to a restaurant or hotel for a Christmas Day meal, so why should I be out of pocket?"

Guests are expected to arrive at 2PM, the family will watch the King's Speech at 3PM, dinner will be served followed by a game of charades, before Carla plans to "kick them all out and send them home" at 10PM, meaning there won't be any late-night revelry in her home.

She's also got no time for anyone that criticizes her penny-pinching way of putting on a family get together, as her response to them is: "Get stuffed, with all the trimmings!"

It's not the first time Carla's interesting take on her finances has hit the headlines, however, as she previously sparked outrage in 2019 after admitting she faked having depression to get a free nose job through the UK's National Health Service (NHS) which is publicly funded using tax payers' money.

She was also previously dubbed "Britain's most hated woman" and admitted she still gets trolled after she confessed to "milking the system" to get the £7,000 ($8,850) plastic surgery procedure, and even got so many threats she was forced to move houses.

 Featured image credit: DNY59/Getty Images