who brought chocolate strawberry shots to Christmas eve?

Well, that was fast. Christmas came and went so quickly this year and seems to go quicker each year, doesn't it?

Since we've been dating 4.5 years, the BF and I started to spend Christmas Eve together last year and spent Christmas together this year at the BF's family's house. Our families live 1.5 hours from each other so we've typically spent them apart.

We kicked off the holiday celebration at Greg and Jules' house on Xmas eve. Here are a few pictures from the evening.

classic family photo in front of the tree

well, we need one too

getting ready for the chocolate strawberry shots, which were the ultimate demise of my younger brother

My aunt decided to introduce chocolate strawberry shots to Christmas eve this year. Normally, we have Great Lakes Christmas ale flowing as you may remember from last year and my brother's antics. Well, let's just say a few shots of this can leave you sent up to bed at 10:30 p.m. by your mom when you are 26 years old. (I'm looking at you little Greg!)


We made multiple family members try this shots, including my mom, who describes the shot as "potent" after we had to explain how to do a shot by biting the whole thing at once. New concept, I know.

Strawberries, Three Olives chocolate and whipped cream
If you have to many of these combined with homemade Coquito and Christmas ale, chances are you also went to bed early on Christmas eve too! Just ask my brother who asked that I remove a hilarious picture of him nicely sleeping in his bed with Captain Jack, the coolest cat on earth.

How was celebrating the holidays with your family and friends?


Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Shots on Christmas are a great tradition to introduce. Ours is just wine and simmering resentment.

coawannabe said...

Hmmm....I'll definitely have to try those shots at the next holiday party. Sounds fun!

CLEgal @ Why CLE? said...

Those shots sound yummy! We have cranberry martinis (different than cosmos...much tarter) and then all fall asleep during Midnight Mass :-)

Alana said...

hehehe....sounds like something my family would do!

Marie said...

I think it's awesome you two spend xmas together! Matt & I haven't done so yet, but I'm guessing at some point we will!

Also pretty awesome that you convinced your mom to take a shot. I'm not sure I could do the same with mine. She gets tipsy from half a beer!

Lil' Woman said...

I want chocolate strawberry shots for Christmas!

Heather said...

Hahaha! I love this!
We had a blind beer tasting this year on Christmas Eve. Luckily no one ended up in bed at 10:30, though. :)

Fizzgig said...

I personally think chocolate vodka was the best thing invented this millenium!