It is going to be a big deal this year, because we are going to be gone for Christmas itself this year. I have a lot of time that I can take off, in fact I have to use it or lose it before the end of the year. Anne is sort of going to leave her job, but there is no point in leaving behind any vacation. So she is going to take this year and next year’s vacation together at Christmas. We have ordered some custom invitations for the party. It says something sarcastic, like come to our Christmas party if you want your gifts. We are going to leave around the 18th of December and we are probably not going to be back until the middle of January. So we have already done all of our Christmas shopping and we will have our Christmas party the weekend before he fly down to Miami to take the cruise.
The idea is to rent a room actually. I know the manager of this nice hotel and he will be able to get me a very discount on that. That makes it easy so long as you know how to arrange things. You do not have a big mess to clean up and you do have to scrub the house down before all the guests arrive. In this case it would be impractical for us to do it that way as we are going to be rather busy getting ready to head off and taking care of other stuff. Of course we are not going to be worrying about cleaning up the hotel’s banquet room and that is a great thing. It will cost a bit of money, but you have to pay if you want to have it all done for you.