Sharon, Jack and I went to the 4 pm Christmas Eve Mass at St. Ignatuis. We got there about 3:40 pm and just barely got a seat. After Mass, we rushed home. For the third straight year, we hosted Christmas Eve. Kevin showed up just as we were getting to the house. The group was a little smaller this year. It included: Tim; Kathy; Eileen; Kevin; Jim Dunn; and the three of us. The Tom Frames [Tom, Becky and Eric] were in Arizona spending Christmas with Becky's dad. Erin is in North Carolina with Dylan's family.
Sharon made a great dinner of prime rib, baked tomatoes and green beans. I picked up a cake for dessert from Nothing But Bundt Cake earlier in the day.
After dinner, we exchanged gifts. With a smaller group, the evening was not as late as some years.