Thursday, 8 January 2015


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: PiƱata

Then everyone went home and we settled down for our traditional Christmas Eve movie: Die Hard (edited). Ho. Ho. Ho.


Jill said...

I love it that you did these Jimmy Fallon games, it's genius! I'm going to have to do this for our family party next Christmas!

Ortensia Norton said...

So fun! That picture of the water game is priceless!