Christmas Eve with my parents always includes our "Elves Party" - a tradition that has held since I was young. We bailed on plans to go tour the lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden due to the rain, but that just gave us more time for music, dancing, eating, endless games of beanbag toss, games, and eating.
The boys opened their new Christmas PJs, and a few of their presents from my parents. Owen got a really cool set of MagnaTiles and Josh received a spaceship, complete with an alien in a crater that kept both boys occupied the rest of the evening.
Lacking a carrot for rudolph, Scott and Owen improvised with a... sweet potato. Hilarious.
If you're looking for a great family game for adults, the elves left us unassuming game of Anomia, which left us all laughing to the point of tears. The concept is so simple, but it's amazingly hard to think of the name of A VEGETABLE (ANY vegetable) before someone else shouts out A PIECE of FURNITURE. There may also have been an incident surrounding some missing hot buttered rum, but there's a rumor the ransom will be paid and no rum will be harmed in the process...