To kick off 2015, we didn’t have a New Year’s Eve party…my wife Jaci threw her own “I refuse to grow up” milestone birthday party.
This was last night (Jan 3, 2015), and Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest voters will remember that the final votes were tallied at this time.
The winner (by a nose): Augustine Francis Charles McGillicuddy!
Auggie crept up behind previous front-runner Maezi with a final pounce of 38 to 34.
Meanwhile, part 2 of the contest (Ugly Christmas Sweater “I Voted” Selfies) continued with participants sending in their photos, all hoping to win their own Ugly Christmas Sweater prize:
Mark & Barb Miner
Jean Cammon Findlay
The Heronimes: Rick, Max and Johna
Dan Pease & Bettie Swarts
The Miner & West clan: Sarah, Kris, Viv, Bob, Lauren, Tyler, Don
And the winner is…
Judge Jaci says the ugliest Christmas sweater was a toss up between Tyler, Don and Dan, but the latter squeaked by with the inclusion of the canine element on top of it. Then there is the “Nice” cap, which goes antithetical to his character…
Dan will be receiving this classic trophy crafted by Auggie and Maezi:
Honorable group mention goes to the brave Miner/West family, and a special booby-prize goes to her cousin Rick, who cheated with ugly Photoshop on top of truly hideous Christmas sweaters.
At last night’s party, winner Auggie pulled (from his dog bowl) the in-house winner, Jeanette Buerling.
Thanks to all those who voted!
To any and all who might ponder deposing, disposing or otherwise being usurpers of my crown, please note that I also have a loyal Italian faction in my posse–does the name “Caponi” ring a bell?
Of course if Dan is unable or unwilling to fulfill his role as USC – “Ugly Sweater Champion”, I am sure that Tyler or I would be willing to step in and perform all of the important duties that come with such an honor. – Dan….I would watch your back, Tyler comes from an Italian family and I think he was quite upset to not bring in top honors.
Apologies, Dan – we wondered where your better half was.
Glad we got the email glitches worked out so we could add Bets above!
Unfortunately, she was unable to wrestle the prize from your estimable hands.
I accept this accolade with humble gratitude, but with mixed feelings, in light of the fact that the entry of my beloved fellow contestant, Bettie Swarts, was not included in the photo gallery of entrants. I am therefore compelled to go on record as sharing this great honor with her, and ask that such be entered in the official contest archives, if such exist. In fact, if I am unable to carry out the duties of state attendant to this mantle, I ask that Bettie carry the crown, as she is so capable of doing.
In closing, I (we) would like to thank all the little people who made this possible, and pledge that I (we) will do our utmost to make you all proud, and to be worthy of this slice of glory!
God bless America!
Dan and Bets