Talk about fowl play.

Christmas dinner can be an expensive affair. There's the turkey, all the trimmings, desserts and lets not forget the vino. You're looking at a couple of hundred quid for one meal. Well one woman reckons she's found a remedy for it. 

A woman in the UK posted anonymously on a parenting website to tell the tale of her mother-in-law. 

The woman in question claims her husband's mother invited her to join them for Christmas dinner but that there would be a £17 (€19) charge per person attending. 

She goes on to say that she has never done this before and "it's not like she is financially destitute."

Many people were quick to agree with the mother-in-law stating she shouldn't be out of pocket every year, especially seeing as she's going to all the trouble of cooking the meal.

Others sided with the daughter-in-law saying she should not have been extended an invite if there was something required in return. 

The couple in question are considering skipping the Christmas celebrations out of principle.