It's the holiday season, and, while I am unaware of any of your religious preferences, I was thinking it might be a good idea to host some kind of get-together with the other foreigners. We have the space and it might cheer everyone.
I regret the fact that business and other things have kept me away and thus unavailable to welcome you into the house. I was hoping to host some kind of holiday party. Please let me know if you have anything that needs to be addressed.