We had a wonderful time with everyone; it started with a bit of potluck, my beloved having made goulash over noodles that basically disappeared. She also broke out several of her cheeses, and they mostly disappeared as well.
Then we did the cookie cha-cha. All the cookies were spread out over tables, and each of us went marching around the table slowly filling our baskets until the plate we'd started at was empty. In the end, we had hundreds of cookies of various sorts to share out, from gingersnaps to peppermint-flavored; a special pumpkin one to double chocolate. It's an outstanding variety of cookies, and I have no doubt that each gift package will be memorable.
Thanks for you all participating! We love to make it possible, and look forward to next year's!
Oh, and the Tempranillo wine that I opened was delicious!