When I was in high school, I decided that my friends and I would have perferred to spend Christmas with each other but were stuck spending it with our families. So I started having the Annual Semi-Annual Christmas Party on June 24th. I would put up the tree and make cookies and egg nog. Everyone had to bring a gag gift and Santa (me) would show up in a Hawiian Shirt and shorts. (Sorry folks! No chains!)
I would call it the last Christmas Party of the previous year or the first of the next. Also, it seemed like the only way to have a party before Hallmark put out its ornaments.
The party has been held in the woods and at bars. It has slowed down some since I have grown senile, oops, I mean older.
But Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!