Christmas 2019 At Jan Mongell's

"A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!" cried a cheerful voice. "Bah!" said Scrooge. "Humbug!"

Thank You Sam & Brenda For A Wonderful Evening

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Jan, with the help of her little Elves, Sam and Brenda, put on a spectacular Christmas Party this evening. Friends from the Phoenix Club gathered together and dined on a potpourri of delectable dishes. And for the end of the meal, we had desserts. We are talking serious desserts! Homemade key-lime pie, Pecan pie,

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
First things first, tie inspection

There is no greater gift this festive season than spending time with friends.

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
"Dang, I had food here a second ago!"

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
The party can now officially start!

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
The counter is beginning to fill up!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Delicious food arrives in unassuming containers

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Must be America... Chips and salsa on the table

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Penny for her thoughts.... NO! Make that a dollar
It will be worth it!

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
We have seen these two before (Duh! They are our next door neighbors)

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Decisions decisions!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
There was a full house tonight!

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"What shall I try next?"

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Del makes his selection

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Eight-four bazillion calories awaits you

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Hugs , the greatest medicine of all!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Sam found a place to hide!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Visiting is underway

Christmas is about spending time with family and friends. It's about creating happy memories that will last a lifetime. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Food disappears like magic

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Over the teeth and through the gums,
Look out tonsils, here it comes!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
"Hey, when do we get to eat??"

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Paul & Sue found a great location in the kitchen...
Right next to the food!

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All smiles!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Sue found the cookies

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Love is in the air

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Love that shirt!

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Friends enjoying friends

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Swapping stories

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Dessert makes its way to the table

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Sam gets to the pecan pie

Did You Know? - Pecan trees lives for 300 years. They can grow to over 150 ft tall and have trunks that measure over 3 feet in diameter. 90% of all pecans are grown in the United States. April 14th is National Pecan Day in the United States.

 

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
One little, two little, three little calories!

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Jan checks everything out!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Red must be the color of the season

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
OMG, look at all that food!

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'Tis the season to wish one another joy and love and peace. These are my wishes for you, Merry Christmas our dear friends, may you feel the love this special day.

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Dessert is disappearing

Did You Know? - Mincemeat was originally a medieval (England) sweet, spicy mixture of chopped (minced) lean meat (usually beef, or beef tongue), suet and fruit. It was generally served as an entree.
     Gradually the meat content was reduced, and today the mixture contains nuts, dried fruit (raisins, apples, pears, citrus peel, etc.), beef suet, spices and brandy or rum, but no beef.  Mincemeat is used primarily in pies and tarts.

Mince pies date back to medieval times and possibly long before. They are descended from a huge pie baked on Christmas Eve containing chopped beef, suet, nuts, spices and fruit of which whole dried plums were an important constituent.
     The pie was originally baked open but as time wore on a crust was added, on top of which a pastry effigy of the infant Jesus was laid to represent him lying in his cradle.

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Jan trys out one of each!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Nancy heads for the desserts

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Sam has bee at it for almost 20 minutes...
Should we tell him it is a screw-top?

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Vicky explains how she decorated the house!

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Vicky!!! You got some 'splaining to do!!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Bill provides some expert advice... "Turn it counter-clockwise"

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
...and as he opens the bottle he sings "Turn, Turn, Turn!"

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Nope... It is a cork!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Bill offers additional advice

May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Bottle #2 is being opened! Hic!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Donna awaits that wonderful sound... The cork coming out

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We have a wine expert!

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
So many choices!

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Bob hits the sushi!

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Mike tries minced meat pie for the first time

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Lon discussing about minced meat

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Oh oh... Vicky's creativity is on the loose

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home

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Vicky does have an imagination

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Bob does not seemed convinced

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Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Sue wonders if she brought the ear plugs

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Bob heads out... He knows what is coming

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
Nancy wants to participate

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
The Alvin Song ...The neighbors are wondering
why their little doggies are howling


Listen to the beautiful music

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Dang... She sounds just like Alvin

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Donna and Vicky (with some assistance) attempt to re-create the Chipmunks Christmas song. We highly suggest ear protection prior to hitting the play arrow on the bottom left-hand side. You can stop it if the pain is too intense.


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Nancy Seems puzzled

All right you Chipmunks!
Ready to sing your song?
I'll say we are!
Yeah!
Let's sing it now!
Okay, Simon?
Okay!
Okay, Theodore?
Okay!
Okay, Alvin?
Alvin?
Alvin!
Okay!

Christmas, Christmas time is near
Time for toys and time for cheer
We've been good, but we can't last
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast

Me, I want a hula hoop
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.


Okay fellas get ready.
That was very good, Simon.
Naturally.
Very good Theodore.
Ah
Ah, Alvin, you were a little flat, watch it.
Ah, Alvin.
Alvin.
Alvin!
Okay


I still want a hula hoop
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.

We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.



Very good, boys
Lets sing it again!
Yeah, lets sing it again!
No, that's enough, lets not overdo it
What do you mean overdo it?
We want to sing it again!
Now wait a minute, boys
Why can't we sing it again?

Alvin, cut that out
Theodore, just a minute.
Simon will you cut that out? Boys

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home Should we head for the piano???

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home Visiting goes on everywhere

Christmas 2019 at Jan Mongell's Home
"I know where the piano is AND I know how to play the piano!

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May your heart and home be filled with all of the joys the festive season brings. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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One last pass through the desserts

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