On Christmas Day, we went up to my sister-in-law’s house for lunch slash dinner. I guess it was more of a “eat when you want as long as you’re here.” Several people brought food, so there were plenty of snacks, sides, and meal-type foods for everyone.

None of the adults bought presents for each other. (Well, that’s not exactly true, but I’ll get to that in a minute.) We did, however, buy presents for the kids. And if you’ve ever watched kids open presents, you know that’s entertaining in itself.

After the kids were done opening their presents, it was the adults’ turn for some fun.

We had all bought two five-dollar gifts and two five-dollar gift cards. These were all cling-wrapped together to make one giant gift-concealing ball of plastic. The rules were simple: while you tried to unwrap the cling-wrap ball to get at the gifts inside, the person to your left rolled two die. As soon as they rolled doubles, you had to pass the ball to that person, while the person to their left attempted to roll doubles. And so on. Oh yeah, and one more thing: you had to wear oven mitts while unwrapping the ball.

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