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A Christmas Legacy: No "bah, humbugs" allowed at this $200,000 River Oaks holiday party

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20 Michael and Melissa Mithoff, from left, and Rosemarie and Matt Johnson at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Chairs Michael and Melissa Mithoff, from left, and Rosemarie and Matt Johnson at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
19 Henry Richardson, from left, Chree Boydstun and Monsour Taghdisi at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Henry Richardson, from left, Chree Boydstun and Monsour Taghdisi at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
14 Michael Plank, from left, Nick Florescu and  Terry Wayne Jones at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Michael Plank, from left, Nick Florescu and Terry Wayne Jones at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
23 Kathryn and Ian Fay at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Kathryn and Ian Fay at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
17 Claire Cormier Thielke, left, and Leisa Holland Nelson at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Claire Cormier-Thielke, left, and Leisa Holland-Nelson at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
13 Diane Caplan, left, and Debbie Festari at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Diane Caplan, left, and Debbie Festari at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
12 Glenn Bauguss and Martha Turner at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Glenn Bauguss and Martha Turner at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
11 Shelley Ludwick, left, and Ellie Francisco at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Shelley Ludwick, left, and Ellie Francisco at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
10 David Crawford, from left, Jay Jones, Scott Jacqmeir and Patrick Gibson at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
David Crawford, from left, Jay Jones, Scott Jacqmeir and Patrick Gibson at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
8 Sylvester Turner, from left,  Jonathon Glus and Alton LaDay at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Sylvester Turner, from left, Jonathon Glus and Alton LaDay at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
7 Bobby and Phoebe Tudor at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Bobby and Phoebe Tudor at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
9 Tony Bravo, from left, Yvonne Cormier and Richard Werner at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Tony Bravo, from left, Yvonne Cormier and Richard Werner at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
5 Diane Lokey Farb, left, and Susan Plank at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Diane Lokey Farb, left, and Susan Plank at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
4 Bubba McNeely and Judith Oudt at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Bubba McNeely and Judith Oudt at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
6 Rita Lucido and Steve Duble at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
Rita Lucido and Steve Duble at the Holiday Schmooze. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
20 Michael and Melissa Mithoff, from left, and Rosemarie and Matt Johnson at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
19 Henry Richardson, from left, Chree Boydstun and Monsour Taghdisi at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
14 Michael Plank, from left, Nick Florescu and  Terry Wayne Jones at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
23 Kathryn and Ian Fay at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
17 Claire Cormier Thielke, left, and Leisa Holland Nelson at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
13 Diane Caplan, left, and Debbie Festari at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
12 Glenn Bauguss and Martha Turner at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
11 Shelley Ludwick, left, and Ellie Francisco at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
10 David Crawford, from left, Jay Jones, Scott Jacqmeir and Patrick Gibson at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
8 Sylvester Turner, from left,  Jonathon Glus and Alton LaDay at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
7 Bobby and Phoebe Tudor at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
9 Tony Bravo, from left, Yvonne Cormier and Richard Werner at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
5 Diane Lokey Farb, left, and Susan Plank at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
4 Bubba McNeely and Judith Oudt at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013
6 Rita Lucido and Steve Duble at the Holiday Schmooze December 2013

What: The annual Holiday Schmooze benefiting Legacy Community Health Services.

Where: The River Oaks home of Melissa and Michael Mithoff, who co-chaired the fundraiser with Rosemarie and Matt Johnson.

The 411: More than 250 partygoers were immersed in the ho-ho-ho spirit thanks in no small part to the lavish Christmas decorations filling the Mithoff home, not the least of which was a Christmas tree, created by Darryl Murchison, of original artworks. While sipping holiday cocktails and noshing on taste treats from Jackson and Co., guests raised more than $200,000, not bad for a two-hour cocktail party.

Who: Among those soaking up the holiday cheer were Martha Turner and Glenn Bauguss, Courtney Hopson, Ceron, Shannon Hall, Monsour Taghdisi and Henry Richardson, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Tripp Carter, Diane Lokey Farb, Carolyn and Steve Mafrige, Legacy chief development officer Chree Boydston and Legacy CEO Katy Caldwell.

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