^This, brew up a batch prior to Christmas so they can enjoy it while they watch/help you brew. I would suggest going with an extract if you want others to learn how to brew on their own. It's the most accessible and simple for newbies to the hobby to use extracts in the brew pot.
If you want to show off your skills, then go AG. The equipment investment and the greater attention to detail needed for AG might turn a few beginners off from homebrewing if they think it's a little too complex. Even though it isn't that much more complex, it can appear that way to newbies.
Beer so good, it's frightening.
2014: Seven Heavens Series One: Vilon, Mystic Melomel, Skeeter Pee.