T'was the Night Before Murder - a fun Christmas mystery party

Ho ho ho!  It's time for the annual pre-Christmas meeting at Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus’s home in the North Pole.  This is the bustling time of the year when Christmas workers need to stop working for a moment and come together to discuss how Christmas is unraveling.  You must attend this, as you contribute an essential role at the North Pole!  This is where your story begins!

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Invited Guests

Mrs. Santa Claus
Mother of Christmas
Everyone knows that it’s really Mrs. Santa Claus that runs the North Pole! A tad neurotic, this Mother of Christmas runs a tight show…especially during the Holiday season!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Mrs. Santa Claus costume.

 

Santa Claus
Father of Christmas
The legendary Santa Claus with his rosy cheeks, full belly and jovial spirit is the one to be around during the Holidays. However, his increasing irresponsibility has been threatening a successful Christmas toy run this year!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Santa Claus costume.

 

Icy the Snowman
Snowman and Rising Rap Artist
Icy is the fun-loving snowman of the North Pole. A true friend to all of the elves and rising rap artist…this snowy individual has one problem - he’s an extreme close talker and so it’s a little chilly to talk to Icy!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All white clothing, face painted white with a top hat, red scarf and pipe. Optional: fake carrot as a nose.

 

Dap the Elf
Director of Toy Production
Dap is the micro-managing Director of Toy Production at Santa’s Toy Shop in the North Pole. This is one elf that you never want to double cross…or you’ll pay!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Elf costume.

 

Ebbie Smooge
Chief Executive Officer
Ebbie Smooge is the miserly brother of Mrs. Santa Claus. He often visits the North Pole to try to talk his sister and her husband out of wasting money on the creation and distribution of Christmas toys. If you looked up the word ‘Grouchy’ in the dictionary, Ebbie’s picture would be right next to it.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Black suit, black top hat and cane.

 

Prisser
Head Reindeer
Prisser is the head reindeer and fun-loving prankster of the stables. This is one reindeer who truly knows how to motivate the others…and how to keep them laughing.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All brown clothing with a white under-shirt. Face painted like a reindeer. Antler headband.  Bring some post it notes for your optional pranks.

 

Vip the Elf
Sleigh Mechanic
Vip is one of the most shy and reserved elves in the Sleigh Shop at the North Pole. It’s well known that Vip and the toy shop Director Dap do not get along fabulously. But who truly gets along with Dap anyway?
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Elf costume.

 

Gingerbread Man
Himself
The Gingerbread Man is the egotistical ginger bread cookie man of the North Pole. He is known to be a tad narcissistic and believes that everyone wishes that they were a cookie like him.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All khaki colored clothing. White wig. Use felt for the icing stripes on wrist, belt, and ankles. Attach small pom-poms for the front buttons (at any craft store).

 

Pax the Elf
Office Manager
Pax is the Office Manager of The North Pole, Inc. She is a severe penny pincher and all of the elves say she’s allergic to fun. However, she certainly keeps the finances of Christmas in check.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Elf costume.

 

Rudy the Reindeer
Santa’s Sleigh Leader
Rudy the Rosy-nosed Reindeer is one of the most playful reindeer and loves to tell funny Christmas jokes to whoever will listen.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All brown clothing with a white under-shirt. Face painted like a reindeer with a red nose. Antler headband.

 

Foxworthy the Elf
Head Toy Maker
Foxworthy is the head toy maker and hardest working elf in the North Pole. S/he’s a little bit country, however, since s/he hails from a toy shop in southern Mississippi.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Elf costume.

 

Nat the Nutcracker
Nutcracker
Nat the Nutcracker is the Russian Nutcracker who loves to dance. S/he’s a tad mysterious as s/he certainly doesn’t speak a lot, but s/he sure knows how to bust a move…nutcracker style.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Red band hat, red band jacket, yellow tights or leggings and black riding boots. Fake Rifle as a prop. Face painted like a nutcracker.

 

Ozzie the Reindeer
Rudy’s Best Friend
Ozzie the Reindeer is Rudy the Rosy-nosed Reindeer’s best friend and stable mate. Not known for ever using any manners, this reindeer is anything but prim and proper.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All brown clothing with a white under-shirt. Face painted like a reindeer. Antler headband.

 

Tommy Leigh
Little Drummer Boy
Tommy Leigh is the Little Drummer Boy of the North Pole. Known for being a major ‘kiss up’, all of the elves can’t help but roll their eyes when he talks to Santa.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Red band hat, red band jacket, yellow tights or leggings and black riding boots. Fake Rifle as a prop. Face painted like a nutcracker. Snare drum (fake or real) as a prop.

 

Pollie
Polar Bear
Pollie the Polar Bear is the prim and proper bear of the North Pole. If you do not use proper manners around Pollie, you’ll be corrected and taught proper etiquette!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All white clothing. Face painted white, white wig. White bear ears on a headband and nose painted black.

 

Gab the Elf and Crew
Santa’s Bag Stuffer
Gab is the wild and crazy elf of the North Pole. Gab and his/her crew are the ones who load Santa’s bag for the toy run on Christmas Eve. It takes a lot of skill and a little magic to get the bag packed right.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Elf costume.

 

Jackie Frost
Legendary Ice Fairy
Jackie Frost is the legendary ice fairy and good friend to Santa Claus. Jackie’s cold heart struggles with the spirit of Christmas, but s/he’s so in love with winter and everything associated with winter…s/he does everything s/he can to provide a white Christmas.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All blue elf attire, with a blue face and a blue wig. Blue elf hat, blue tights. Can decorate your costume / hair with fake snow.

 

Abim Nable
Abominable Snowperson
Abim Nable is the rehabilitated abominable snowperson in the North Pole. Abim used to be a tyrant of terror and was feared by all of the elves in Santa’s village. However, a few years ago, Santa figured out it was just a thorn stuck in his/her toe that was making him/her cranky!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All white costume. Get quilt batting or pulled cotton and attach to a white t-shirt to look like snow covered fur. Paint your face white and wear a white wig.

 

Kisser
Reindeer
Kisser is the most lovable reindeer in the stables. Everyone loves to be around Kisser as s/he brings her good tidings to everyone around Santa’s village.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All brown clothing with a white under-shirt. Face painted like a reindeer. Antler headband.

 

Blabs the Elf
Present Wrapper
Blabs the Elf is the gossiping present wrapper at the North Pole. If you have a secret and choose to share it with Blabs…be sure you don’t mind everyone knowing about it.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Elf costume.

 

Joker
Reindeer
Joker the reindeer is the older sibling of Pranker the reindeer. These two are known for their practical jokes and master minded schemes designed to undermine the head reindeer, Prisser. Watch your back around these two!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All brown clothing with a white under-shirt. Face painted like a reindeer. Antler headband.

 

Pong the Penguin
North Pole Penguin
Pong the Penguin is the head of the penguin family that resides next door to Santa’s home. Pong and his/her family are the most intelligent penguins in the entire world. Nothing gets by these feathered friends.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: White tank top shirt and white shorts. A black long-sleeved shirt underneath the tank top. Black tights underneath the white shorts. Face painted like a penguin with an attachable penguin beak.

Pranker the Reindeer
Reindeer
Pranker the reindeer is the younger sibling of Joker the Reindeer. These two are known for their practical jokes and master minded schemes designed to undermine the head reindeer, Prisser. Watch your back around these two!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All brown clothing with a white under-shirt. Face painted like a reindeer. Antler headband.

 

The Ginch
Himself
The Ginch lives up on a crooked hill in a crooked little shack overlooking Santa’s village at the North Pole. Legend has it that s/he tries to steal Christmas every year! So, to save Christmas, Santa has to hire a surveillance team to stake out The Ginch.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A Santa suit with the face painted green. A very small felt heart put on the chest of the Santa suit.

 

Pop the Elf
Candy maker
Pop the Elf is the overly energetic candy maker at the North Pole. Rumor has it that Pop samples every piece of candy that s/he makes at the candy shop. No wonder s/he’s full of energy!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Elf costume.

 

Nell the Elf
Toy Shop Maintenance
Nell the Elf is the workaholic toy shop repair person. Girls and boys from around the world can send their broken toys to the North Pole for repair and Nell will fix them up and send them right back through Santa’s bag on Christmas Eve!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Elf costume.

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Now, it's time to have fun with your party.  Always stay in character and make the experience your own. Get ready for a memorable time with your friends!