once again we hosted christmas eve here at our house. its the one thing I can carry on from my childhood. my parents always hosted christmas eve. it truly is my favorite night of the year. We have Red's immediate family over for dinner, a "white elephant" gift game and secret santa gift exchange. We always have a ton of laughs. Everyone was in attendance this year (12 adults) and there were 4 kids instead of 3! Everyone pitched in for food and we had a delicious meal-despite the potato dish being dropped on the street and smashing into a million pieces!