For Christmas Eve 2014 we played some of our favourite games from The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon:
Getting ready to host Christmas Eve is truly a group project, though much more fun than group projects at school!
Naturally we started with dinner:
Blake, Chloe, Whitney, Carmen, Eric
Harry, Sue, Steven, Jaclyn, Kevin, Natalie, Ken, and I
We had sparkling cider, sleepy soup, rolls, and appetizers (of course). Sometimes the best part of having a tradition is the elimination of decision making!
Our Christmas Crackers this year held whistles tuned to specific notes, and some of the kids worked together to learn a song while the rest of us lingered at the table.
Then on to the games:
We started out with Bag of Lies (because gift bags were cheaper than boxes). I successfully lied to Grandpa here, but the champion of the game was either Carmen or Jaclyn. Scary what good liars they are.
We had a lip sync contest. Here Chloe is performing "You Make Me Feel So Young" by Frank Sinatra. We didn't name any winners, but I think special recognition needs to go out to Kevin and Natalie for rapping.
We played Antler Ring Toss.
And Water War - with Uno cards because I couldn't quickly find anything else. I forgot that I bought plastic ponchos for this game, so Kevin and Ken just got wet.
Christmas Eve Finale as always: Piñata
Then everyone went home and we settled down for our traditional Christmas Eve movie: Die Hard (edited). Ho. Ho. Ho.