Bob and Sharyn Halpin opened their home tonight for this festive staple celebration. This is an adult-only event because we don’t want our kids to see us having so much fun and spoil our image.

The fare for the evening was appetizers and finger foods because we’ve learned (the hard way) that too much laughter on a full stomach can be painful. As we exchanged gifts ranging from silly to absurd, we reminisced about previous white elephants and the joy that last year’s presents brought into our homes.