I've been enjoying the favorite gift threat (it's really helping with my Christmas mood...thanks Buddy). I thought it would be nice to share a favorite holiday story. One that my parents tell a lot is from when I was 5yr old. My Mom had morning sickness so bad that she could barely get out of bed. It was Christmas eve morning and the Christmas tree still wasn't decorated. I guess I got upset about that and told my parents that Santa was going to come and say "Ho, Ho, Ho...Why isn't this dumb tree decorated?"....... One of my favorite stories is from the Christmas after my Grandpa passed away. I took easy child to Michigan to spend Christmas with my Grandma. She had mentioned that she wished my parents were coming too. Well, because I was leaving to visit my other grandma the end of Christmas day, I talked my parents into surprising Grandma on Christmas day. Mom told Grandma that Dad was insisting on going to Vegas for Christmas... she complained about it for a month just to throw Grandma off. Well, the neighbor kid dressed up as Santa to deliver the gifts to easy child. Then he tells Grandma that he had a gift for her and he goes outside. I've got the video camera on Grandma to catch her reaction. She just sits there as my parents come in....and nothing. When she finally realized that it was my parents she said "I thought I had died because I knew L & D were in Vegas!" She was greatly surprised and enjoyed that Christmas. oh....and it's a lot easier to get toys in a suitcase when they were wrapped then trying to get them in there after they've been unwrapped/unboxed!