Most moms just want to do inherently nice or cute things with their family.
Sure, it's a little corny to all wear matching horrendous Christmas sweaters during the Holiday season. And yes, talking to your aunt from across the country to tell her you love her is probably the last thing in the world you want to do, but you begrudgingly pick up the phone and honor your mother's wishes anyway.
Although sometimes, mom's best intentions go wrong. Like when you find out the only reason your aunt wanted to talk to you is because she needs a good weed dealer, or the Christmas sweaters you're all wearing are made of a wool blend you and your entire family are horribly allergic too. Or you can be like this mom and fail miserably while trying to spell the word "love" with your family via awkward hand posing.