Since our children have married,
and they do their spouse's family Christmas
on Christmas Eve,
it has become a tradition of ours to have dinner out
& then ride around town & look at the Christmas lights display.
I spent that day putting finishing touches on gift wrapping,
gave the house a quick touch up,
prepared some casseroles for the next day,
& cooked Tom Turkey.
I was so glad I had accomplished so much on Christmas Eve
as Karen's wish was granted
& the census was low enough that she didn't have to go to work!
Quick phone calls were made early Christmas morning,
and my crowd arrived for dinner about 3 hours early!
Jeff & Karen's families had opened their gifts early Christmas morning
and arrived at Grandma's house ready for dinner!
Most of them had asked for Pillow Pets, & since they were impossible to wrap,
I sat them out with their goodie bags.
They dived in to see what surprises were in their Santa bags
& then dinner was served!
Somehow we didn't do "food" pictures this year!
I usually do a ham dinner for Christmas,
but was hungry for turkey & the trimmings,
& I think we were all happy to have that meal again.