There are a few other traditions we have here at Trout Towers.
My mother-in-law spends every Christmas at the hospital - not on purpose. I have started wondering if maybe the food is particularly good at the hospital around the holidays because something always impels her to go there for at least part of December/January.
The other holiday tradition the house has is the septic's propensity to back up on holiday weekends. Sometimes it does it on regular Sundays, but you can be pretty sure that if the bathtub is making those gurgling sounds it's not a workday. Sorry, too much information.
Mr. Rooter Man came to see us today and declared our cedar tree a menace. He put a camera through the pipes so we could see where the roots were poking through. It looked like a scene from Alien, viewed as an ultrasound.
At least this time there were no playmobile pieces.