Three years ago I was watching stage production of "White Christmas" with my husbands extended family. I fell madly in love with the ending as the stage was full of ladies dancing in big red skirts with fur trim. I leaned over to Mr. Man's Aunt aka Mrs. Aunt and said, "This year I want everyone dressed just like that for our Christmas Eve Dinner." I was joking, kind of. I mean I fully believe that everything is better in costume, but I really didn't expect everyone to show up in costume. So imagine my surprise when I opened the door on Christmas Eve to find Mrs. Aunt and the entire family decked out in full White Christmas Costumes complete with fur muffs. It was the best Christmas Eve and now it's become a family tradition to wear our most festive outfits to Christmas Eve.
Unfortunately, the stomach flu was passed around our Thanksgiving table with 53% of the Pilgrims going down over the next four days. It was much like the first Thanksgiving where plagues were swapped. I think everyone is finally on the mend, but all this has given me an idea for next years Thanksgiving Costumes.. HazMat Suits!