This is the first year we didn't actually make it to see Santa in any official capacity with fancy outfits.  Next year on December first, I plan to unplug the phone, draw the blinds and turn off the lights and pretend we are out of town until January first.  That way we might have some control over the comings and goings our holiday.  But we did happen by Santa on a street corner, so at least we didn't miss him altogether.  Posting for posterity.