Christmas Play 2012

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Christmas Play Part Two (Page Two)

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The break and dessert is served

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If it is your birthday then there are NO calories in these magic desserts

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The ladies of Old Ranch celebrate - - - Ernie, Bunny, and Teri

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Peppermint martini's... Yes!

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  • 5 ounces high quality vodka
  • 2 ounces of white crème de menthe
  • 1/2 ounce of peppermint schnapps
  • Mini candy canes

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The guys of Old Ranch gravitate over.... James and Shaun

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Now this is a picture....

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Ernie temps the photographer

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Miss Teri lights up the room

Did You Know? - The word sequin is said to be the French derivation of the Italian zecchino, a pure gold coin minted by the Venetians in 1284. Zecca is "a mint", from Arabic siccah "a minting die", meaning "ornamental disc or spangle".

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Nancy practices with her new iPhone

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All smiles... dessert has arrived

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Oh oh... Herbie is in trouble again

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"Who? Me?"

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Click click... We have a paparazzi amongst us - Paul may loose his job

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Carri tries to figure out how to get Greg's dessert...

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Oh no you don't... I am watching you carefully!"

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Bill just uses the direct approach

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Mike got a double helping....

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Donna and Bob getting ready for the play to resume....
Sneak the empty dishes to the person next to them!

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"Coffee? Are you sure?"

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To good friends at Christmas

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Jan and Brian .... Looking for their Yorkshire Pudding

Did You Know? - When wheat flour began to come into common use for making cakes and puddings, cooks in the north of England devised a means of making use of the fat that dropped into the dripping pan to cook a batter pudding while the meat roasted in the oven. In 1737 a recipe for 'A dripping pudding' was published in The Whole Duty of a Woman:

Make a good batter as for pancakes; put in a hot toss-pan over the fire with a bit of butter to fry the bottom a little then put the pan and butter under a shoulder of mutton, instead of a dripping pan, keeping frequently shaking it by the handle and it will be light and savoury, and fit to take up when your mutton is enough; then turn it in a dish and serve it hot.

Similar instructions were published in 1747 in The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy by Hannah Glasse under the title of 'Yorkshire pudding'. It was she who re-invented and renamed the original version, called Dripping Pudding, which had been cooked in England for centuries, although these puddings were much flatter than the puffy versions known today.

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Kerstin and Hans ordered pea soup but it never arrived

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Pea soup cocktail

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Cyndy and Donna.... Cyndy is after Donna's dessert!

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Donna and Bob

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Happy family pictures make Christmas special

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Everyone has a pool going about "How long could Bob b e good for Christmas?" - Who has 12 seconds???

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A calorie explosion underway

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A Visit To The Robert's Family Table Reveals More Fun Underway

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Meanwhile at the Robert's table ice cream is disappearing at an amazing rate

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The ladies dabble in the ice cream .... when the camera is aimed that direction!

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Even her ice cream matches he beautiful Christmas dress

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All smiles

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"Hello there.... I am not afraid of dessert!"

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"I am providing adult supervision... Are they in for a surprise"

More Visiting Before The Play Resumes

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Brenda and Sue visit while Herb does taste testing on the desserts

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Paul attempts to sing.... The results are obvious

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Sue figured out what the problem was....

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They got Paul to stop... This is good

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Love is in the air

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Looking good

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The Christmas Monster is sneaking up on dad

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Gotcha

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Bob and Sheri

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Did someone say dessert? I'm all over it

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Some people's dessert is better than others

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Cyndy and Margie... Planning for the Wine Train

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Hannah and Thomas

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Don't ask... Don't tell

The Play Gets Underway... Santa May Need Help

All around the world children of all ages leave scrumptious cookies out for Santa to munch on during his night-long, gift-giving mission.

What gets the big fellow going is the one special cookie baked with love - and a little magic - by Mrs. Claus.

This year, though, there's chaos at the North Pole and Santa might not get his sleigh-starting snack.

Find out the whole behind-the-scenes story as Claremont's Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater presents "A Christmas to Remember."

This original holiday play, written and directed by John Lalonde, is set on Dec. 24, 1965. The elves and Santa are busy preparing for Santa's yearly trip. Traditionally Mrs. C is busy baking, but this year she's been chosen "Queen for a Day," which means lots of distractions and interruptions.

A cranky Santa is feeling a bit jealous.

Meanwhile, Mr. Price, the head elf, is retiring and anxiously trying to find his replacement amid all the hub-bub.

"If that isn't bad enough, Mrs. Claus' special cookie recipe gets lost," laughs Lalonde. "The elves try cookie recipe after cookie recipe to get Santa on his way with no luck."

The show is filled with lively holiday music and surprises that Lalonde is keeping mum.

Children will be invited on stage for a scene with Santa and there will be a photo opportunity with the Clauses after the curtain falls.

 

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Santa needs help from the kids.... Up they go!

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Nick and Theo make a good team

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Love the costumes....

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Alyssa is watching carefully

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Santa explains....

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The elves are being elves

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Nick and Theo have done this before

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The are reading the "What I want for Christmas list"

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Santa reads several of their lists

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Everybody gets a chuckle from the "Wish List"

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Time for a song

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The Kids Return And The Play Gets Back Underway For The Finale

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Oh No... Do We Have To Go Home??

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The boys are ready to go up on stage

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"Me... On stage???"

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"I have behaved for well over 12 seconds this time...
Cause I want Santa to give me a candy cane"

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Ladies first

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Now the gents.....

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Everyone.... Close to sixty this year!

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Pack 'em .... Move 'em out.... Rawhide!

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Bye for now....

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The crowd dissipates

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Where is Nick????

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The Professional Pictures (Click The Images Are 3000 x 2500 px)

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The Ladies

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The Gents

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We are all here

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One more time


See you next year on December 21st

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