New holiday memories (2016 edition)

I'm back in my hometown for Christmas.
  1. My mother cracking up over the local newspaper's letters to Santa feature
    Mostly this kid
  2. Running into my ex in the grocery store
    Actually more like how I successfully evaded him by diving behind an end cap display of baking supplies.
  3. Having a cylinder of ice shoot out of the hose when I tried to refill the dog's water dish.