I’ve been away for the last week or so hosting my family for the fourth annual Christmas in July celebration. As usual, the event was a success. We had some of the regulars who attend every year, and a few newbies too. There were plenty of brats and burgers, yummy finger foods, margaritas and a whole lot of fun to go around.
After our group photo and filling up on food, everyone scrambled into the tiki lounge for the main event — the ‘dirty Santa’ gift exchange.
Excitement was in the air!
Some of the mystery gifts were happily received…
…some gifts were questioned…
…some gifts were not appreciated. Jim!
After being ‘lost’ in a closet during the celebration last year, the dreaded crystal clock made a return. (see the ‘crystal clock shock’ from 2011 and 2012)
My dad wasn’t sure what a muffin top was until we explained it, then he seemed to understand…I think….
Our friend Elise was not too excited about receiving an ear wax vac…but dad was entertained.
Probably the strangest gift of the day was opened by my Mom…
From the beginning, Leo was a little more interested than normal. She should have known something was up.
…and before too long, we all realized why. Mom opened a can of ham paté with pimentos. Most of us thought that was kinda gross, but Leo was totally digging it. I’m betting the canned ham will be back next year.
Did anyone else celebrate Christmas in July this year?
See our past celebrations: