The only thing that I needed to make the evening complete would have been my family. But they couldn't make it down this year, and I have commitments keeping me from heading up north until later in the week. Spending Christmas with Cat, her family, and their friends was wonderful, though.
As always, our hosts put out a lovely spread. There was even a separate table for the desserts. We sang carols (badly) together afterwards. What a great evening!