Those folks are asleep by 6:30, so we have to get started a little early in the evening.
They won't remember. Just tell them the kids were there, they loved the songs and enjoyed cookies. You will be forgiven for this. Trust me.
Otis makes a valid point. One year I sent Finny one of those musical Christmas cards, and the old bastard sat in the corner opening and closing it for the next two weeks. Muttering to himself something about "devilment" and "new-fangled gadgetry".
I have your card of devilment, locked in a safe, with a vial of holy water nearby.
I seen on TV some bug-eye feller, hawkin' some orange terry cloth made in Germany, never gets full of water. It's the devil's work I tells ya. Endless drinkin' cloth. Miracle clothes cleaners, powered by the air we breathe, activated by the water we drink. Knives that cuts through cans, and then ain't dull when you cut a tomater. Cards that sing, all by theyselves.
These is dire times we live in, my friends. Me, I'm happy jess a-whittlin', a-spittin', and a-drinkin' my whissey. You all keep your devil gadgets the hell away from me, hear?