I hope some of you folks are on tonight! We've decided to forgo the sodas for Christmas day and we'd like to make a cold punch and a hot cider for the event instead. For the hot cider I was planning to put apple cider, sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a crockpot and just let it steep and keep warm all day. And for the punch, i found one that is Cranberry Juice, Pineapple juice, sugar and gingerale. Some variations add frozen strawberries and lime or lemon juice too. Do these sound good? If you went to someone's house on Christmas day and they didn't have soda's would you be offended? I'm not saying I would...I am just making sure if we do "christmassy" drinks vs. standard party fair, that we would be okay. THOUGHTS? Better recipes?