My Christmas card to my parents, which I bought at Salisbury Cathedral this summer. The illustration is very clever - it's new, but is designed to look like an illuminated manuscript page, and it depicts Salisbury Cathedral with a bunch of contemporary figures from 13th-century England ... and cats. So many cats! I think it's one of my favorite Christmas cards ever.
The living room. We took the cover off the couch, prompting our friend to ask, "When are the Obamas getting here?" Sadly they had a prior obligation for this Christmas, but they're hoping to make it to our house for New Year's.
What I wore - I don't exactly dress up for Christmas, but red is festive.
Afternoon: Dinner with friends and family. We had mincemeat tarts from Tea & Sympathy. The Christmas pudding is also from Tea & Sympathy, but between my grandmother, my friends, and us we ended up with so many great desserts that the pudding didn't even get opened! We're saving it for New Year's.
Evening: Caroling, present opening, and watching Christmas movies, including the Snowman and a bunch of hilariously poorly animated cartoons from the mid-twentieth century.
I feel very fortunate to have spent the day (and the day before!) with my family and our truly wonderful friends. I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday season so far and will continue to do so in the days ahead (December 25 is only Christmas Day 0, you know. The first day of Christmas begins on the 26th with St. Stephen's/Boxing Day). Have fun!