Lots and lots of conversations going on, where anyone could join or just lurk. Lots of virtual booze (and some folks were drinking at home, anyway). Lots of bad jokes and punning. Lots of flirting and innuendos. Lots of random stuff mentioned. You had to really keep up to catch any game announcements (apparently, some had trouble spotting the announcements).
Gary and Stormy were the ring-leaders - we had visits from old contributors, too, as well as newbies.
Our normal holiday parties have about 60 people posting at the most. This one had well over 300 posters and probably as many lurkers. No one anticipated such a huge turn out, so the servers were strained and it caused lagging in page loading/refreshing. This was the first HUGE party we've had at EF.
The holiday parties, though just as crazy but without lagging, are worth attending, even just to lurk. Maybe you'll be able to join us at the next one.