Christmas Eve is one of my favorite days of the year. For the past 11 years, my "big brothers" Kris and George, myself, & a rotating cavalcade of friends hang out for the night after attending "midnight mass" at St. Eugene, our grade school parish. He & his group of classmates are 7 years older than me, but they've welcomed me into their throng of madness ever since I was a wee tyke.
9:30PM we sing carols.
10PM "midnight mass" begins.
11PM-on we drive around looking for a 24-hour dinner (Denny's has been our eatery of choice the past 4 years), exchange gifts, & play many different varieties of Trivial Pursuit.
Kris & George make me laugh like few other people can. I wonder where we'll eat tonight.