Christmas Sock Exchange


As mentioned on my last post, every year my cousins gather for some Christmas fun. Instead of buying each person a gift (there’s so many of us!), we decided a couple years back that we would have a Sock Exchange instead. Think white elephant but everyone buys a pair of festive socks and stuffs it with goodies! After opening the gifts, everyone is required to wear them as we go to our annual Christmas movie. This year we watched Django, a disturbingly brilliant film. Now on to the details of our holiday get-together for 2012.

The Food

We LOVE to eat! The day long festivities started off with my hubby’s famous hot wings and L.A. dirty dogs (not pictured). For dinner, each family brought a dish to share. On the menu: Ceviche & Chips, Spring Salad, Rotisserie Chicken, Beef Tri-tip, Extra Crispy Garlic Chicken and Cajun style pasta with shrimp. We served drinks in mason jars with paper flags to write their names on that way no one would lose their cups. The drink of the day: a mixture of cranberry juice and ginger ale. Yum!

Christmas Potluck

rustic modern winter cups

Christmas Potluck

Christmas Potluck

Christmas Potluck

Christmas Potluck

Christmas Potluck

Christmas Potluck

christmas sock exchange dinner

Christmas Drinks

The Fun

When we’re together we enjoy sharing stories and playing games {aside from eating of course}. My brother is definitely the family comedian. He can share the same story every time we see each other and he still makes us laugh until our tummy aches. The game of the day was Blackjack. A few years back I surprised the hubby with a professional set of chips which made the players put on some serious game faces. It was as if we were watching a professional card game on tv. The highlight of our night was watching our family team, the Lakers, win in overtime. It was an extremely close game.

Christmas Sock Exchange Fun

Christmas Sock Exchange Fun

Christmas Sock Exchange Blackjack

Christmas Sock Exchange Blackjack

christmas sock exchange

Christmas Laker Game

Christmas Laker Game

The Sock Exchange

To end the night we finally got down to business. We each picked a card at random to determine who would go first. After many unwrapped gifts, a handful of steals and alliances to lock-in their favorite gift/sock, we each finally had our 2012 Christmas socks. Some socks were festive, others had comic characters, some with fur and others fuzzy, some boys had girl socks, and one had a child’s sock that didn’t fit their foot all the way; all this was part of the fun and captured in our family photo.

Christmas Sock Exchange

christmas sock exchange

Christmas Sock Exchange

christmas sock exchange

christmas sock exchange

christmas sock exchange

Christmas Sock Exchange

christmas sock exchange

Christmas Sock Exchange

Christmas Sock Exchange

Christmas Sock Exchange

Hope you enjoyed a glimpse at our family Christmas tradition. Until next Christmas….

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Lederle Tecson
About me

I am a practical, do-it-yourself gal who appreciates the small details that make each event truly special. I hope the ideas and inspiration at Love Every Detail will bring out your creative side and make the process of planning your event a little easier. Remember…it’s in the details!

1 Comment

Mary Abele
Reply December 9, 2014

What a wonderful family!

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