It was the holiday season, and that meant holiday parties. I never really looked forward to a lot of these parties. We always had to dress up in stupid outfits and there were a lot of annoying relatives that I didn’t care to associate with. The worst thing was the ugly sweater contest. So here I was at this party wearing the ugliest sweater I could find. It wasn’t difficult, it was a present that was given to me from my aunt. She certainly could pick out an ugly sweater alright. It bothered me that I actually won the contest, but I wasn’t so mad about it because there was something wrong with the HVAC system at the party. The furnace wasn’t working all that well. It was a holiday so there wasn’t much that could be done about it unfortunately. I was happy I was wearing that sweater because it kept me pretty warm. For that, I was thankful to my aunt for getting me that ugly thing. It sure was comfortable though. Eventually we started a fire in the fireplace and that helped everyone to warm up. I really love hanging around the fireplace, even with some people that were irritating, but it was still a nice time. I think that was probably one of the best family holiday parties I have been to in a long while. I hoped the next day they would be able to have the HVAC system repaired. Of course, I wouldn’t mind hanging around the fireplace for a few more evenings. One thing is for certain, I won’t be wearing that ugly sweater for a long time.