Anyway, let this post stand as the annual unveiling of the official 2015 Mylastname Family Christmas Card!
Hugh and the kids were especially good sports this year. The fact that I didn't have to beg, plead, bribe, threaten, blackmail, or exhort anyone to don holiday costumes speaks volumes about how
The greatest surprise was the Man-Cub's easy acceptance of his Christmas fate, in fact, when I broached the idea for the card, I was fully prepared to argue with him about the tights, the curly elf shoes, the hat, and the general embarrassment that I expected a seventeen-year-old boy to feel about dressing like Santa's little helper. Imagine my surprise when his only comment was "There is no way I am drinking eggnog".
Because, you know, that's what elves get elfed up on.
Anyway, once I promised him that he wouldn't even have to bring a cup of the stuff to his lips, he was all in. The Teenager was game for the plan from the get-go, and Hugh, well, Hugh knows that if momma ain't happy, ain't no one happy.
Plus, I think he kind of digs the costume.
So, there you have it.
And now, for the outtakes...