Sunday, December 10, 2006

Griswold Family Christmas

I have a really weird extended family. I mean that in the nicest way possible, but they are kooks. We had a family Christmas party this afternoon that ended with a bottle of Irish whiskey being passed around the circle with everyone taking a hit~especially my 81-year-old Grandma and her sister. So I got thinking in the season of much family togetherness that I really do like them and the biggest reason why is they are a hoot. Exhibits A-E

**My Grandma makes us sing the "12 Days of Christmas" every year and last year we tried to do it "gay"

**My dad and my uncle once went sledding down a hill. With no coats. Into a creek.

**When Tim married into my family, he didn't know quite what to think. His family is very nice and my family yells things like "GET OFF ME YOU FAT OAF!"

**We once had a "meeting" to move the official beginning of Happy Hour up to 10am so one could have beer on one's Post Toasties.

**My Uncle Jim does a mean rendition of "Junior Birdman"

What kinds of fun stories come from your family? Do you do weird things? Are we the only ones who spend hours of drunken fun?

5 comments:

kkoois said...

you forgot about the time we decorated the christmas tree with empty old style cans...

Frannie Farmer said...

Hmmm, perhaps we are related.

Tree decorations = coasters from local (and not) pubs, bars and taverns.

My Uncle = Blueberry Hill.

candi said...

Totally unrelated, but I lost my mops directory so I lost your number, but did you get Amelia's pictures yet from school??

melissa :) said...

ROFL!!! Man, you crack me up! :)

Oh, & my to-do list is way longer than yours, so don't feel too bad.

Heaven Sent said...

Except for an intense Chinese checker competition last Thanksgiving -- yes, alcohol was involved -- I think we are pretty darn boring compared to your family. Can I come over to play sometime? ;)