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    This year is the most organized I have been for any Holiday. I think the Thanksgiving trip got me so relaxed it will be stress free. The house is decorated; everything wrapped; menu decided and just need to do one last grocery run. We’re on our own for Christmas Eve. The good china will come out, Christmas music in the background and we’ll graze on shrimp cocktail, cocktail sausages, cheese spread, deviled eggs, potato salad and profiteroles. Then we’ll each open one gift. It’s usually a fun type joke gift. Don’t tell Tom but this year I got him a hot dog toaster. I got the biggest kick out of it when I saw it on the Sharper Image site. Christmas Day will be at his nieces’s house with my in laws. It’s always fun and his niece is a fabulous cook. I get off easy, just need to bring shrimp cocktail and a dessert. So looking forward to it.

    I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season!!!!

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    We will be celebrating our Xmas in warmth for the first time in my life, lol. We will celebrate our sons birthday on Xmas eve. We have a fun day of activities planned including going go-carting and out to dinner at his favorite restaurant. Most kids his age would say his favorite spot to eat would be McDonalds but that would not work well for mommy and daddy.... Our son wants filet and lobster at BLT Steak at the Ritz with our good friend Gwen assisting us.

    On Christmas day we will do presents as Santa knows we are in Aruba and will bring a few things there. I will then tell the family we are staying for NYE to watch the fireworks....they will be very surprised and excited. We will then lounge on the beach, do jet-skis, and head to a nice dinner at Solanio to celebrate.
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    Christmas will be home with DW for an early dinner before her family comes over for some food, gifts, hugs and greetings later in the day. We both like to be home, so that works out well.

    Christmas Eve will be picking up my 38 YO niece (like another daughter to me) who lives alone, with very limited income and has no transportation. We'll be going to my daughters house for a few hours to hang with Reid and give him too many gifts. I save a ton of change for his college fund every year and this year it's a Christmas tin with over 300 in dollar bills..... imagine the impact on a 6 YO who hoards money whenever he can. My daughter is gonna kill me 'cuz she then has to collect it all to get in all into his bank account!

    After Reid's house, we'll take my niece to Qwan's Kitchen for Chinese .....no...... no duck like A Christmas Story....! It's the only restaurant in her area that's actually open on Christmas Eve....! Then get niece home and make the hour drive home to settle in to catch a glimpse of Santa.

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    sounds like a perfect few days!!
    i know how much you love your grandson and it is so nice you folks live close by!

    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Christmas will be home with DW for an early dinner before her family comes over for some food, gifts, hugs and greetings later in the day. We both like to be home, so that works out well.

    Christmas Eve will be picking up my 38 YO niece (like another daughter to me) who lives alone, with very limited income and has no transportation. We'll be going to my daughters house for a few hours to hang with Reid and give him too many gifts. I save a ton of change for his college fund every year and this year it's a Christmas tin with over 300 in dollar bills..... imagine the impact on a 6 YO who hoards money whenever he can. My daughter is gonna kill me 'cuz she then has to collect it all to get in all into his bank account!

    After Reid's house, we'll take my niece to Qwan's Kitchen for Chinese .....no...... no duck like A Christmas Story....! It's the only restaurant in her area that's actually open on Christmas Eve....! Then get niece home and make the hour drive home to settle in to catch a glimpse of Santa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    yes, the quality of the cocktail will depend on the what the HVAC repairman says. Boones Farm wine or Mad dog 20/20 if it's the worst case scenario. Best case will be these:
    https://theblondcook.com/jack-frost-cocktail/
    Tracey, I thought of you when I saw this Holly Jolly Fireball Short recipe. They look very festive:

    http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe...-jolly-jell-o-

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Christmas will be home with DW for an early dinner before her family comes over for some food, gifts, hugs and greetings later in the day. We both like to be home, so that works out well.

    Christmas Eve will be picking up my 38 YO niece (like another daughter to me) who lives alone, with very limited income and has no transportation. We'll be going to my daughters house for a few hours to hang with Reid and give him too many gifts. I save a ton of change for his college fund every year and this year it's a Christmas tin with over 300 in dollar bills..... imagine the impact on a 6 YO who hoards money whenever he can. My daughter is gonna kill me 'cuz she then has to collect it all to get in all into his bank account!

    After Reid's house, we'll take my niece to Qwan's Kitchen for Chinese .....no...... no duck like A Christmas Story....! It's the only restaurant in her area that's actually open on Christmas Eve....! Then get niece home and make the hour drive home to settle in to catch a glimpse of Santa.
    LOVE that it's Reid's house We are ordering Chinese take out for Christmas Eve since my mother wants to host, but really isn't up for cooking!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    sounds like a perfect few days!!
    i know how much you love your grandson and it is so nice you folks live close by!
    Yeah..... our 40 miles is nothing compared to your FL-ME trip.....!

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    I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!! I saw this today, author unknown. Let's not forget the spirit of the season:

    This Christmas end a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion, and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Keep a promise. Find the time. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind; be gentle. Appreciate. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Gladden the heart of a child. Welcome a stranger. Take pleasure in the beauty and the wonder of Earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it yet once again.

    Peace to all

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    Merry Christmas

    Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! I hope it is filled family, friends, love, peace, joy and all that make Christmas perfect for you and your family.

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    From Aruba. I wish to all forum members a very Merry Christmas. Today is quiet as most are at their homes celebrating. There really is a feeling of peace in the air here today

    John

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