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The Third Annual Eugene Book and Social Club Christmahanakwanzika­h

  • Dec 11, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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Are you ready for Christmas? Me neither! But it's never too early to start planning our annual celebration of Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Rohatsu, Ramadan, Yule and all the other politically correct celebrations I have forgotten. Our party last year, if I do say so myself, was Epic. Can we top it this year? We'll just have to find out. If you missed the festivities last year, here are some of the exciting things you can look forward to!



  • The second annual white elephant gift exchange (I may just bring that stupid candle I STILL have)
  • Board Games, Card Games and Games yet unimagined!
  • Actual conversation, with REAL LIVE PEOPLE
  • The ever popular airing of grievances! (note: after last year all grievances must be less than 1 page long)
  • The thrilling exhibition of the FEATS OF STRENGTH!
  • The traditional aluminum pole. No tinsel please.
  • Cookies, adult beverages, food galore!
  • Live music (potentially!)
  • Free copies of my ever popular christmas mix cd (it's quirky...)

I am, as of yet, undecided on the location. Currently I'm leaning towards Eugene City Brewery. They have a private room downstairs, which would net us our own server and bartender. And, no one gets left with a messy house to clean up the next day. On the downside, this would mean that all food and drinks would have to be bought, rather than a fun potluck. The backup plan is my house, but it gets a bit tight and my dogs are high strung. But we've got time to figure that out. If you like the idea of Eugene City Brewery, or another place, let me know your thoughts.

As of last year, I'm not going to put an official price limit on the gift exchange. I trust you all to be reasonable.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to Chad for hosting a fun evening of games and conversation! Everyone at the event was so friendly and the White Elephant gift exchange was terrific. We gave the tea pot to Chad!

    December 13, 2010

  • Marie

    I had a great time! Thanks for hosting Chad. :D Merry Christmahanakwanzikah to all!

    December 13, 2010

  • Erin

    Chad~ thanks for hosting it was fun!

    December 13, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome! Chad is a great host, lotsa fun, everyone was great!

    December 13, 2010

  • Erika

    Thanks Chad, that was fun!

    December 12, 2010

  • Holly

    Thank you Chad for hosting the party last night. I am so glad we went, it was a blast!

    December 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    no one has ever been more excited about a chicken mitt than I am right now! I would like to thank the giver of the gift. whoever you are, you have great taste!

    December 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Chad

    thanks again for the wonderful hosting and warm welcome you provided to me. It was my first time at your event and I thank you for doing such a wonderful job in making me feel welcome.

    December 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for hosting Chad ! And most especially for adopting the rapping dog !

    December 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is white elephant synonymous with recycling??

    December 10, 2010

  • Chad

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant_gift_exchange

    Basically... You draw numbers to choose gifts, and the first person can pick any of the wrapped presents. People following can then choose to either unwrap another gift, or steal a gift that has previously been opened by someone else. An item can be stolen a maximum of three times before it's dead and can no longer be stolen. Gifts can be silly or useful/interesting, we usually get a mix. A $10 - $20 limit is appropriate.

    December 4, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those of us who haven't been before, and haven't heard the term before, care to specify a little bit on "white elephant gift exchange?" Is the purpose to bring intentionally annoying and useless gifts?

    December 4, 2010

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