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staff holiday picks

BOOK

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER BARBARA ROBINSON, JUDITH GWYN BROWN “We read the book every year around Christmastime, and it is always enjoyed by all ages.” –Ashley Pape, Office Coordinator

In honor of the holiday season, we at Southlake Style have selected our favorite yuletide media goodies for your entertainment.

TELEVISION SPECIALS MOVIES

HOLIDAY INN 1942 “I’ll put it this way, my cat is named Bing after Bing Crosby. I’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas ever since I first watched Crosby perform the classic song that was written for this film.” –Maleesa Smith, Staff Writer

A CHRISTMAS STORY 1983 “It makes me laugh every single year and makes me realize that even the best made plans can sometimes fall through, even during the holidays. And that’s OK! Not sure what the funniest part is: dogs eating the turkey, the little brother not being able to walk in his snowsuit or Ralphie’s bar of soap in his mouth!” –Nicole Tesoriero, Director of Advertising

EMMET OTTER’S JUGBAND CHRISTMAS 1977 “This aired on HBO a lot in the ’80s. Basically ‘The Gift of the Maggi’ as told by stuffed animals. At the time, Muppets and Jim Henson could do no wrong.” – Bruce Sons, Creative Director

THE HOLIDAY ARMADILLO FRIENDS (SEASON 7, EPISODE 10) “The ‘Friends’ 2000 holiday special marries a warm message about embracing different traditions with charming laughs and hilarious banter. Plus, you get to see David Schwimmer waddling around as a gigantic armadillo, and who doesn’t want that?” – Ashley Madonna, Staff Writer

THE ARTS

TUNES

THE NUTCRACKER

UP ON THE HOUSETOP

BALLET “‘The Nutcracker’ ballet is a classic holiday tradition and one that I was proud to dance in for 11 years. My favorite and most honorable part that I ever danced in the ballet was the ‘Waltz of the Flowers.’ The funniest part I danced was as one of the Rat King’s minions. Unfortunately for me, my mom still has a photo of me in my rat costume.” – Kendall Finger, Marketing & Event Coordinator

DANCE OF THE SUGAR-PLUM FAIRY PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY “I love The Nutcracker Op. 71: Act II Tableau 3: Variation 2: ‘Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy’ by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and specifically the clarinet and bass clarinet solos in the piece. When I hear that riff, I know it’s officially Christmas.” – Laura Woodside, Advertising Art Director

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PENTATONIX “After all the Christmas memories handed down to our kids, I love the fact that our family embraced this song together from the beginning. The fact that the group is from our new home in North Texas is a bonus!” – Mike Tesoriero, Publisher

BREATH OF HEAVEN AMY GRANT “I love this song! It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle ’n’ bustle of the holiday season, but this song slows things down. It strips everything away and takes you back to the TRUE reason for the season.” – Andrea Hatchett, Advertising Coordinator

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