It’s a time for eggnog and holiday tales

The Seanchai Library will be presenting another round of stories and readings in Voice this coming week, as they continue with tales of a distinctly seasonal flavour.

As always, all times SLT, and unless otherwise stated, events will be held on the Seanchai Library’s home on Imagination Island.

Monday December 10th, 19:00: Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th St (1947)
Miracle on 34th St (1947)

Caledonia Skytower concludes an adaptation of the George Seaton / Valentine Davies Christmas classic, which first appeared in 1947 starring Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. Over the years it has been subject to a number of remakes and updates, including the 1994 version starring Sir Richard Attenborough. A novella based on the film, also penned by Davies, was published simultaneously with the original film’s release, and was itself turned into a stage play in about 2006 by Will Severin, Patricia Di Benedetto Snyder and John Vreeke.

Join Caledonia at Imagination Island as she brings to a close the story of how Kris Kringle is hired by Macy’s to become their “Santa Claus”, in what is regarded as a classic tale for Christmas.

Tuesday December 11th, 19:00: Christmas at The Vinyl Cafe

Dave owns the world’s smallest record store, where the motto is “We may not be big but we’re small.” Dave is frequently neurotic and prone to small accidents and mishaps – but he’s not the only one in his family, or his neighbourhood.

Bear Silvershade reads a further story penned by Stuart McLean for his CBC Radio show, The Vinyl Cafe, in which Dave Cooks the Turkey.

Wednesday December 12th, 19:00: Hannukkah Tales

Read by Caledonia Skytower and Faerie Maven.

Thursday December 13, 19:00 Holiday Stories

Brought to you by Shandon Loring.

Sunday December 16th, 18:00: Christmas Classics

santaclausJoin Caledonia Skytower at Magicland as she reads the 1902 classic L. Frank Baum children’s story,  The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Join her as she recounts how Ak: Master Woodsman of the World discovers the baby Claus in the forest and passes him into the care of the lioness Shiegra, only for Necile, a wood nymph, to take the babe as her own and persuade Ak that she should – thus earning the child the name “Neclaus” (which in our modern times of course, as the author tells us, we mis-spell as “Nicolas”). As he grows, so Neclaus is encouraged to see the world of mortals – of which he is a part – and so his adventures begin and, eventually, the legend of Santa Claus is born!

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