Sooo I hauled out the His & Hers Christmas Chairs from last year, which by the way, I really really like. The only changes I made were upgrading the animations code and finding nicer mugs of cocoa for them to give, get new pictures taken, and they were ready to go. I did pretty much the same thing for last year's living room suite. I'd never been entirely happy with it, but there wasn't anything actually wrong with it, and so I decided every year I would make a new Christimas Living Room, and keep the previous year's, so updating the code (and cocoa) again was all I did, although it kills me that there are so few animations in the cuddles sofa, but no fears! I plan to make up for that in the 2014 Living Room model. This, by the way, is the same Living Room set that I shrunk down (minus the fireplace) and put in the snow globes mentioned in an earlier post ;) Oh right! I almost forgot. As a kind of afterthought, I needed some kind of table to display ALL that food on, and the side tables weren't big enough, so I draggedout my very favorite coffee table, of curved wood and a glass inset, and retextured it in red and green, with gold etched glass, and it turned out just gorgeous:
And then of course, there are the fireplaces! I just loooooooooove the ones with the mantle cloth, as it has animations in it, for sitting, reclining, and generally relaxing, including reading or drinking cocoa, all on the mantle of the fireplace. The taller fireplace is bedecked with garlands and Christmas lights .The picture frame set into the upper part is texture-change, and loaded with half a dozen really charming winter/Christmas scenes.