I'm not talking about a party, but a true open house due to the Christmas decorations in it. They call it a Christmas Walk and House tour in some communities. It is open to the public but is normally only published in local community newspaper.
Patsy did one the year before, after the remodling was all done. They didn't do one in 1996.
The only Christmas anything they did was the little thrown-together children's party on 12/23/96.