I love the yuletide season and for the past five years I’ve indulged by hosting a party to share it with friends. It’s become a tradition that I look forward to more each year. Along with my circle of close girlfriends, there always seems to be a special guest or two. Someone’s parents or friends visiting from out of town. There are a few recurring themes; some variety of sparkling cocktail, a new play on gift’ing and loads of butter in many fattening and fabulous forms. This year managed to deliver on all three rituals. Most fun was the manifestation of the butter in my first attempt at a Buche de Noel.