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  2. magicsantaphil

    This will be the biggest Christmas 2018 decorating trend

    I like Evergreens, personally. Maybe a touch of snow outdoors, or tinsel for indoors, the smattering of beautiful and sentimental ornaments, and filtered soft lighting with a smell of hot chocolate and baked cookies. Music of the season playing softly in the background as if welcoming a visit from St. Nick!
  3. Yesterday
  4. Michael Rielly

    Nutcracker and the Four Realms

    Brings me to tears every time. Seriously.
  5. Last week
  6. Drosselmeyer

    The Man Who Invented Christmas

    Thanks I really enjoyed how, as he developed each character, they became "alive" and interacted with him. It gave life to his imagination. It was fun to watch him interact with each character as they developed - they would talk with him, taunt him, and challenge him. This became powerful at the end when he interacted with Scrooge at the shoe black factory and faced the demons of his youth, forcing a resolution ending with Ebeneezer in the grave pleading to change. A dramatic turning point in "the Christmas Carol" and personally for Dickens.
  7. Santa Peter

    Featured ClausNet Member of the Month - August 2018

    fellow Member of the Month
  8. Drosselmeyer

    A Christmas Dream

    i did post a few different flash mob videos there is a lot of fun stuff out there trying to make sure I don't repost something - or something someone else has posted - if I did please let me know....
  9. Name: A Christmas Dream Category: Movies and Television Date Added: 2018-08-10 Submitter: Drosselmeyer I love old animation not CGI - stop motion took a lot of work to pull off A Christmas Dream
  10. Name: O Come All Ye Faithful - Epic Flash Mob Carol #LIGHTtheWORLD Category: Music Date Added: 2018-08-10 Submitter: Drosselmeyer Now this is how carolling should be done ! O Come All Ye Faithful - Epic Flash Mob Carol #LIGHTtheWORLD
  11. Now this is how carolling should be done !
  12. Name: Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See! Category: Music Date Added: 2018-08-10 Submitter: Drosselmeyer Handel wanted the music of the gospel to be for the people interesting to note that in his day - the church disapproved of what they thought was a vulgar debasement of the gospel - putting it into music for the common man.... and the theater crowd didn't like that folks went to church to hear the Messiah instead of going to their shows..... but the gospel was to be taken out into the streets and the marketplace - I think they nailed it !!! Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See!
  13. Handel wanted the music of the gospel to be for the people interesting to note that in his day - the church disapproved of what they thought was a vulgar debasement of the gospel - putting it into music for the common man.... and the theater crowd didn't like that folks went to church to hear the Messiah instead of going to their shows..... but the gospel was to be taken out into the streets and the marketplace - I think they nailed it !!!
  14. Name: Opera Company of Philadelphia "Hallelujah!" Random Act of Culture Category: Music Date Added: 2018-08-10 Submitter: Drosselmeyer the Hallelujah chorus Philadelphia Opera company - Random Acts of Culture - 500 voices in that huge stone hall - with that organ I can only imagine how incredible that must have been to be there Opera Company of Philadelphia "Hallelujah!" Random Act of Culture
  15. the Hallelujah chorus Philadelphia Opera company - Random Acts of Culture - 500 voices in that huge stone hall - with that organ I can only imagine how incredible that must have been to be there
  16. Name: Young Messiah 1990 Category: Music Date Added: 2018-08-10 Submitter: Drosselmeyer the Young Messiah narrated by Barry McGuire it is the score from Handel performed by 1990 contemporary artists - probably my all time favorite version of the Messiah Young Messiah 1990
  17. Drosselmeyer

    Young Messiah 1990

    the Young Messiah narrated by Barry McGuire it is the score from Handel performed by 1990 contemporary artists - probably my all time favorite version of the Messiah
  18. We have another great interview ready for you to enjoy! Introducing another special guest to the podcast, Larry Jefferson! For the best experience, download the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher for Podcasts App., or Google Play Music App. on your personal device.   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review.    Listening on the computer? Follow the link below The Professional Santa Claus' Podcast: Episode 21 - Santa Comes in Many Different Colors SANTACLAUSPODCAST.COM The Professional Santa Claus' Podcast host, Johnathan Burton visits with friend and Santa's Helper, Larry Jefferson to discuss Christmases past, the beginning of his journey to the red suit, his charitable work, his work as the first African American Santa of the Mall of America, his service in the United States Army, his Santa Claus work, his advice for future helpers, experiences as Santa's Helper, and so much more!
  19. Santa Johnathan

    A Lesson in Storytelling

    A Lesson in Storytelling: I have long collected history and story books on Christmas and Santa Claus. While this collection started out just for pure enjoyment, I now find these books a great resource to me in my portrayal. I was reminded on a recent family road trip of a very special book, after enjoying the audio version with the family. “Letters From Father Christmas” This is a collection of illustrated letters from “Father Christmas” recapping the activities of the preceding year at the North Pole. The letters were written by the author J.R.R. Tolkien (yes THAT J.R.R. Tolkien) to his children from 1920-1942. These letters, precious and creative gifts from a master storyteller, were shared with the world after his death and published in 1976. How lucky we are as a community, to have been gifted with a look at these special and person family treasures. Many historians believe that these letters and stories were some of the building blocks to The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. It’s even said that Gandalf had his early beginnings as Tolkien’s Father Christmas. I highly recommend you purchase a copy of these letters and even pick up the audio version. While I am not saying to copy the stories in your portrayal, it has always been clear that Tolkien created his worlds...he fleshed them out. From the battle of the goblins and elves, to the troubles of the polar bears, to the Arctic language and more, Tolkien helped make the North Pole and Father Christmas REAL for his own children. From his drawing to even the shakiness of his handwriting, he created layers of story. I believe this is what can be done, in our mind, at the ready, create your layers and depth of your character. It has been said, looking the part just is not enough. When I am portraying Santa Claus, it is my hope that my ramblings and details could only mean one thing to those I visit...that perhaps, just maybe... I really am Santa Claus. 🎅🏻
  20. it is fun to see where the old cartoonists "stole" from each other - note that Santa snores very similar to the way Donald Duck does....
  21. I very much like this style of animation - very clearly Chuck Jones' work...
  22. Tommy

    A.Christmas.Carol.Goes.Wrong.2017

    that's funny!
  23. Drosselmeyer

    Mickey Mouse,Minnie Mouse,Donald Duck,Pluto,Goofy On Ice

    I found a copy of one of the images and made an animation cel for my grandfather for Christmas that year - he hung it in his living room for many years - it now hangs in my office....
  24. Ub Iwers got his start with Walt Disney - but they parted ways - Walt was not always fond of Ub's humor....
  25. Drosselmeyer

    Silly Symphony The Night Before Christmas

    interesting to note that Santa has more of a ha - ha belly laugh than the traditional ho - ho - ho .....
  26. Earlier
  27. Tommy

    My son singing David Phelps' Joy Joy December 2017

    Sings very well!
  28. Name: My son singing David Phelps' Joy Joy December 2017 Category: Music Date Added: 2018-08-07 Submitter: Drosselmeyer my son singing David Phelps' Joy Joy December 2017 My son singing David Phelps' Joy Joy December 2017
  29. Drosselmeyer

    Star In The Night (1945)

    Wow I had never seen this one that was incredible. very well done. and yes - it brought tears to my eyes... Merry Christmas !!!
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