(I'll have more on this one as we close in on the event)
and... Happy Boxing Day!
The origin of this holiday, as I understand it, is the day after Christmas, when families would 'box up' extra gifts - or simply round up additional ones - and give them to less fortunate members of their community. A worthwhile activity, if you ask me. (Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it).
Well, way back in high school, I got the great idea to host a party on this day, when friends were usually home but usually not swamped with Christmas plans - and to center the theme around Rocky IV, one of the most exciting movies there is! Anyone training for anything has undoubtedly been charged up by the Rocky theme, or Eye of the Tiger, or the training montage over Rocky's impressive 'natural' training in the snow in Russia! It stuck for several years... some folks are even on their way over right now....