We threw a big Christmas party for family and friends ... and Santa showed up on a big red fire truck decorated with Christmas lights and fireman "elves" handing out candy canes!
It was a hoot as word spread throughout the house that Santa was outside on a fire truck -- yeah, right, I said -- but they assured me that he really was outside -- so I wandered into the front yard and, sure enough, there on the road was a huge fire truck! It hit its siren, the colorful decorative lights were festive and twinkling, and Santa was sitting up on the back of the truck waving and "ho-ho-ho-ing" to all! What a treat and a surprise ... and it was great to know that Santa knew where my house was just in case we ever needed him for an emergency!
Fun was had by all and it was great to visit with friends into the wee hours of the morning. My parents joined us in the festivities ... the twenty-somethings rollicked (all 20 of them) ... the others ate, drank, and were merry (all 40 of them) ... the walls of the house widened out to accommodate holiday cheer at Christmas time.
And we were reassured that, if needed, Santa was right down the road.... :)