So, it seems that My Big Secret could not wait…

And so, due to unforeseen circumstances, it was revealed 12 days earlier than originally planned! (Original plan was for him to receive it on December 31st in Charlotte – it ended up happening on December 19th.) It was not two turtle doves or a partridge in a pear tree, though twelve drummers drumming might have been useful in the presentation…

Mrs. Claus got Mike a TV for Christmas!!!

Here’s a play by play of the night:

Mike preparing to open the gift (the wrapped gift was actually a poem revealing the adventures of Mrs. Claus and the TV):

Reading the Tale of Mrs. Claus and the TV:

Running to the car!

New TV!!

Running back in the house (in retrospect, running with a huge TV was probably not the best idea…)

Pretty. šŸ™‚

Breaking it in by playing Modern Warfare:
(Did you notice the vacuum cleaner has been deserted in the background?)

And below is the video from the night, for posterity. šŸ™‚ And for the family, who will definitely enjoy seeing Mike’s reaction after all the planning that was required to make this happen! You’ll be able to read the poem Mrs. Claus wrote and see Mike running for the TV… I apologize for the shoddy video quality. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas, Mike!