another reason to like living in Ogden: Christmas Village!
Every year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, downtown Ogden transforms into a winter wonderland. This year we got to see it. There's a big parade (which we could hear from our apartment), with Santa himself on the caboose float. Afterwards, Ryan and I waited along with thousands of others (not kidding, it's a BIG event), for Santa to make his appearance on the downtown amphitheater stage. I think embarrassed Ry with my "Elf" movie imitation, I'd shout out, "SAAANNTTAA!!" like Buddy does. Love these Buddy quotes:
Buddy: You smell like beef and cheese, you don't smell like Santa.
Buddy: [phone rings, Buddy picks it up] Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?
After the countdown, the jolly guy switched the giant fake ON/OFF switch, and the place lit up, including fireworks up above!