Lindsay Lohan's family wants her back on Long Island for the holiday season, but that's not her call, and we'd bet on her staying right here in SoCal.
"Judge Elden Fox was very clear with his order that he wanted her to stay in rehab until New Year's,” says a close source. It was true on Thanksgiving.
The star has excelled in her sober living facility, earning passes to leave for shopping excursions and visits to her L.A. pad. But flying home to Dina's?
CHRISTMAS IN CALI: Don't expect Lindsay to hop a flight for JFK, despite what Dina might wish for her baby girl. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
The holidays can be a cause for concern, says a family source, but it might actually be good for the actress to be around her parents in one way or another:
"All of the angst, forced familial time, dealing with recovery. Mix in parents that don't get along and Lindsay is going to be tested, and that isn't a bad thing.”
Lindsay and her treatment team are confident that the actress will be able to get through the holiday season without any setbacks, insiders have said.While they want Dina and her siblings to come to California for Christmas, lingering tension between family members may throw a wrench into that plan.
"Dina hasn't agreed to be anywhere under the same roof with Michael," the source said. "Lindsay's counselors recognize that family is very important."
"They are really hoping to get the entire family under one roof for some much needed family therapy. Michael has agreed. So far, nothing from Dina."
Lindsay could earn a pass to spend Christmas Eve or Christmas Day out of the sober living facility if she gets the green light from her treatment team.
The actress has impressed her doctors and others by focusing her efforts toward helping the less fortunate, our source said, which is a great sign.
Lindsay Lohan "recognizes how blessed she is to be given this amazing opportunity to get and stay sober." Keep up the good fight, girl. Keep at it.