Had to take a photo of this character who decorated the room. Is he an elf?
The tree in Brookhaven’s clubhouse where our party was held was decorated to the hilt. If you look real close towards the bottom of the tree, there is a gianormous purple Christmas ball.
The fire place was lit.
The white bearded man with his seal skin boots watched our games and songs.
We each played one note on the Tone Bells and sang Jolly Old Saint Nicholas and three more Christmas songs. Because I had the key of “G”, I played mine more often. Laura our music leader pointed to groups of notes and we banged our little hearts out until she moved to the next group of notes.
St. Nicholas himself was present at the festivities. He heard about how a plum pudding was made in England in a kettle that was cooked over a fire outside (steamed), Tiny Tim’s family waited ever so long for his mum to bring in the plum pudding which was about the size of a speckled cannon ball. They had cider to drink and chestnuts on the fire inside the house.
Why is a plum pudding called that when there is not one drop of a plum in it? Well, as it turns out, in the 17th century a plum was a raisin or other fruits. Just so you know, I had to look that one up.
At the DUP museum in Salt Lake City, they put pioneer photos in small frames and hung them on the Christmas tree.