All Things Christmas

The Wondrous Birth

Christmas Plays

The Wondrous Birth – by Edith E. Cutting This play has 14 characters with extra parts to play angels.  The play has six scenes.  This tells the wondrous story of the birth of Jesus based on the biblical scriptures as recorded by Luke.  Source: Biblical Christmas Performances:  Christian On-Stage Series – Compiled by Rebecca Daniel

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Little Cosette and Father Christmas

Christmas Plays

Little Cosette and Father Christmas – adapted by Adele Thane from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. This play has 9 male characters, 7 female characters, and parts for extras.  The play has three scenes, set on Christmas Eve, 1823.  The story tells of how the former thief, Jean Valjean gives the orphan, Cossette the best Christmas

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Christmas at the Cratchits

Christmas Plays

Christmas at the Cratchits – Adapted from Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” by Deborah Newman There are 4 male and 4 female parts in this play.  The setting is the Chratchit home in 18th century London.  This is an adaptation of the famous Christmas scene in which Scrooge observes the Cratchit family with the Ghost

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Randy the Red-Horned Rainmoose

Christmas Plays

Randy the Red-Horned Rainmoose – a musical play by Rick Kilcup This play has 18 characters, set in Santa’s workshop on Christmas Eve.  This play tells the story of what happens when Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer catches a cold and cannot guide Santa’s sleigh.  The weather is guide Santa’s sleigh.  The weather is bad and

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Long Live Christmas

Christmas Plays

Long Live Christmas – by Islay Benson This play has 13 male and 6 female characters, with 13 extras.  In front of the curtain is a present day public square.  As the play passes back in time, we see a public square in the 17th century.  The King of Camerovia banned Christmas because the towns

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Poached Pears with Riseling

Side Dishes

Poached Pears with Riseling Posted By: Islandflea Makes:4 Ingredients: 4 very ripe pears (bartlette are nice) 1 cup sweet riseling wine 3 cups water 1 teaspoon black pepper corn 1/2 cup sugar Directions: Peel pears. Core from the bottom leaving the pear intact and the stem on. Bring to simmering water, wine, sugar and pepper.

Polenta

Side Dishes

Polenta Posted By: Staff Makes:4 Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups corn meal 4 or 5 cups of water 1 1/2 Teaspoons of salt 4 Italian sausages Fennel 1 Cup tomato sauce Parmesan Cheese Butter Directions: Mix the corn meal with 1 cup cold water, then add 3 cups of boiling water and the salt. Cook in

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Pickled Peaches

Side Dishes

Pickled Peaches Posted By: Staff Makes:10 Ingredients: 10 Pounds peaches 5 Pounds white sugar or 4 1/2 pounds of brown sugar 5 Cups of best cider vinegar 6 Sticks of cinnamon 12 Whole cloves 1 Teaspoon allspice Directions: Skin the peaches by scalding them for 40 seconds with boiling water. Drain and dash them into

Noodles with Sweetbreads and Almonds

Side Dishes

Noodles with Sweetbreads and Almonds Posted By: Staff Makes:6 Ingredients: 8 Ounces of shell noodles 2 Pairs of sweetbreads 2/3 Cup of sliced brown almonds 1 1/2 Cups of rich cream sauce 3 Tablespoons of parmesan cheese Directions: Poach the sweetbreads for 15 minutes in water. Cut them in 1-inch pieces and sauté in butter.

Red Cabbage, Apples and Wine

Side Dishes

Red Cabbage, Apples and Wine Posted By: Staff Makes:1 Ingredients: 1 Red cabbage 2 Onions, chopped 3 Tablespoons of sweet vermouth 1 Tablespoon of sugar Salt and pepper 4 Tart apples, diced 3 Tablespoons of butter Cornstarch Directions: Soak a small cabbage in cold water for 15 minutes and drain. Shred the cabbage rather coarsely

Mexican Rice

Side Dishes

Mexican Rice Posted By: Staff Makes:6 Ingredients: 2/3 cup of chopped onion 3 Tablespoons of bacon fat 1 Cup of raw converted white rice ! Cup of chopped green pepper 1 Teaspoon chili powder 1 Can (8 ounce) of whole tomatoes 2 Teaspoons of salt Chopped fresh tomato and chopped green pepper (optional) Directions: In

Kasha (Buckwheat Groats)

Side Dishes

Kasha (Buckwheat Groats) Posted By: Staff Makes:1 Ingredients: 1 1/4 Cups of kasha 1/2 Teaspoon of salt 1/4 Teaspoon of pepper 3 Tablespoons of butter 1/3 Cup of chopped onion 5 Cups of boiling water Directions: Brown the dry kasha in a heavy skillet or pot over a low flame, stirring it occasionally so that

Yorkshire Pudding

Side Dishes

Yorkshire Pudding Posted By: Staff Makes:1 Ingredients: 1 Cup of sifted flour 1/2 Teaspoon salt 2 Eggs, beaten 1 1/8 Cups of milk Meat drippings Directions: Beat the flour and milk with a rotary beater or electric blender. Beat the eggs in a bowl, add the salt and flour and milk. Let stand 30 minutes.

sweet potato

Side Dishes

sweet potato Posted By: leelee Makes:8 Ingredients: 3 LRG CANS OF YAMS I CUP BROWN SUGAR 1 8OZ CAN OF CRUSHED PINEAPPLE 1 CUP OF CRUSHED WALNUTS TOPPING 1 BAG ON MINATURE MARSHMALLOWS Directions: SMASH YAMS AND MIX ALL ITEMS IN A GLASS BAKING DISH HEAT AT 350 FOR 20 MINS ADD MARSHMALLOWS TO TOP

Braised Lamb (or Mutton with Claret)

Main Dishes

Braised Lamb (or Mutton with Claret) Posted By: Staff Makes:4 Ingredients: Leg of lamb or mutton 3 Tablespoons of oil 1 Cup of chopped onions 1 Cup of chopped carrots 3 Tablespoons of chopped parsley 1/2 Cup of chopped celery 2 Cups of claret or burgundy Salt and pepper 2 Tablespoons of caramel Flour Directions: