So I was talking to my MIL about possibly getting a little Christmas village for the mantel like my grandmother has... on Thanksgiving she shows up with these huge bags of her mother's Christmas village to give me, only they are not the type I was thinking about getting. I wanted the victorian style, these are really tacky and have little elves everywhere, really not my style. I found out later from my husband that my SIL had actually wanted it so I texted her and told her that she was welcome to have it and could take it home with her when she was here in a couple weeks. She was excited to have it and I figured it turned out great because I would not have to put it up and would look nice for giving it to her. Only two minutes after I text her my MIL calls me (apparently SIL tells her EVERYTHING right away) crying hysterically wondering why I don't want her mother's Christmas village and that she gave it to my husband and I. She also says she doesn't want her daughter to have it because she doesn't want her cats to destroy it. My SIL's cats apparently are very destructive, I have four animals, two dogs and two cats, but hers knock things off shelves, knock the Christmas tree down, etc. So now what do I do?!? Do I put the tacky elf village up or try to politely give it back again? I didn't ask for it in the first place and she keeps trying to pass furniture, dishes, etc off on us knowing my husband and I like more contemporary things which is grandmother's stuff is not. Just don't need another crying fit over something so silly. I would never force someone to keep something they didn't like just because it was a family members. You can't keep everything!