Murder at the Ugly Sweater Party
The Snowflake Lodge is hosting the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party again this year. The townspeople of Snow Falls are excited about the holiday celebration, as the lodge is where the who's who of society flocks to show off their not-so-fashionable holiday attire.
Sparks have been flying between some of the guests lately with rumors of blackmail, greed, and revenge - but we all have high hopes that the holiday spirit will be enough to quench their scandals at least long enough for everybody to have a good time at the party.
You've received your ticket to the party and now...it's time to hunt for the tackiest holiday sweater that you can find. This is where your story begins.
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Isabella Rudolph is the zany homemaker and neighborhood watch coordinator. Isabella recently moved to the tiny town of Snow Falls, and in no time, she was labeled the town gossip. Everybody is afraid to be around Isabella, as she doesn’t keep secrets. Isabella comes from old money and dedicates her time to charities and party planning.
Isabella wants nothing more than to rise to the top of the social ladder and become a socialite. However, in her short time in Snow Falls, she has already found herself served with papers for a lawsuit. Maybe if Isabella would keep her nose in her own business, she would stay out of trouble? Is being popular worth the stress?
Isabella has a bad habit of compulsively interrupting someone telling a story if she has heard it before and knows what is coming next. This annoying habit tends to anger others.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater and as many tacky holiday accessories (i.e. crazy Santa hat, elf ears, etc.) as you can find.
Roxy Rich is an heiress, and her iconic family owns most of the real estate in Snow Falls. Roxy is a drama queen, so have tissues on hand for this emotional diva! Choose your words carefully around her if you don’t want to make her cry - or worse – throw a tantrum! Roxy gets what she wants, and is always seen with her assistant, Parker Mistletoe.
Roxy will often pretend as if she doesn't know people that she has been introduced to before. This is her way of making others feel small. Roxy also isn't close to her family and has caused strife and disdain among them over the years. Maybe Roxy is a bit of a chaos junkie?
Roxy loves to flaunt her money and makes jokes about those who aren't as affluent as her. This certainly doesn't make people want to be friends with her. Albeit, many ladder climbers in town will take anything she dishes out.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. However, you will remove the sweater moments after your arrival and unveil a fabulous holiday dress.
Alexis Harmony is the clueless director of the Snow Falls Girls’ Choir. Alexis sings like a sick alley cat, but nobody has the heart to let her know about her horrible singing voice. It’s a good thing she has many other voices in the choir to hide her abysmal crooning - until it is time for her dreaded solo performance.
Alexis is a bit of a humanitarian and tries to do the right thing in most cases. But Alexis isn't innocent, by any means. She is known to spread gossip and start trouble between her mutual friends. Alexis is one of the peacemakers of her family, but she does have a threshold. She can only take so much nonsense.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Optional to have music sheets as props.
Tendo Clause is the self-indulgent toy developer. Tendo loves to talk about one thing and one thing only – Tendo Clause. A former high school nerd, Tendo openly admits to anybody who will listen that s/he refuses to grow up. Tendo is one of the most immature adults that you’ll ever meet but is one of the best toy developers in the country.
Tendo Clause is self-loving, but there is a tender, caring side to Tendo, as well. Tendo will be the first one to support a friend's accomplishments without any jealous undertones. Tendo has also been known to give food and money to the homeless and volunteer at local animal shelters.
Lately, Tendo has been having trouble at work because information leaked out about a toy that was under development. It was kid-friendly but not well-liked by most parents. Even with the stress at work, Tendo is always smiling.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Optional to have examples of toys that you are working on as props.
High School Principal
Is it Principal Evergreen or Principal Loony? Well, the latter is what the kids not-so-lovingly nicknamed her at Snow Falls High School. Teens beware: rumor has it that not everyone who is sent to Principal Evergreen’s office makes it back to class. Eva has a softer side, however, as she is the doting mother of 11-year-old twin girls.
Being an educator, Eva has a strong maternal side for anyone who has ever been a student at her high school. She has open ears to hear about problems and a shoulder to cry on. She is one of the best people in Snow Falls to go to for advice.
On the other hand, Eva can be a bit preachy at times. If Eva gets on a soapbox, she might not come down for a while. She is judgmental and can take a counseling session too far. For these reasons, some people avoid her like the flu.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Ruler as an optional prop.
DONNOR COURIC & THE RBC NEWS CREW
Donnor Couric is always the source of breaking news in Snow Falls and has been known to break an occasional story as it happens. Donnor’s an ambitious investigative reporter for the RBC Television Station and will stop at nothing to get the scoop. Donnor is always working and is rarely seen without a troupe of colleagues from RBC News. Unfortunately, rumor has it that some marbles may be loosening in Donnor’s cranium.
Donnor's family is worried about Donner's behavior has been quite strange lately. They have urged Donnor to go on an extended vacation to relax, but Donnor refuses to take a break from work - for fear that the competition will move in.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Optional to have a pen and pad as props to take notes on things you hear & see – you’re out for a story.
Personal Assistant to Roxy Rich
Parker Mistletoe is the disgruntled personal assistant of Roxy Rich. Parker wears a permanent grimace, as Roxy is not the easiest person to be around. Roxy is demanding, overly emotional, and doesn’t give Parker any respect. Parker is currently seeking employment elsewhere but curiously hasn’t accepted a position that's been offered.
Parker currently lives with his/her grandmother and is willing to relocate, far away from Snow Falls. Parker's grandfather recently succumbed to an untimely death, and ever since then - Parker has been challenging to be around.
Parker seems to be preoccupied lately and often forgets the most simple things. Parker used to be a happy-go-lucky soul, but nowadays, Parker hardly cracks a smile.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. White gloves and black suit underneath your sweater as an alternative.
A somewhat late bloomer as compared to other big-screen icons, Sam Sugarplum became an overnight sensation with the release of the hit movie Gingerbread Man. Sam is a quirky trendsetter that can do no wrong in the eyes of fans but has declared war with members of the media.
Not too long ago, Sam was a long-time barista in Snow Falls. Everyone in town was shocked to see such a quick rise to fame from the person who was making their morning coffee. Rumors flew around town that Sam had paid someone off to reach that level of fame so quickly. However, no substantial evidence of bribery, blackmail, or other scandal has emerged. It seems that Sam simply lucked into a movie role, and like cream, rose to the top.
Sam is a self-proclaimed method actor who was recently cast as the lead role in a movie about a crazed psychopathic serial killer. Sam has been angrily walking the streets of Snow Falls, mumbling and glaring at the townsfolk. Sam refuses to apologize and claims s/he is a method actor who is studying for an upcoming role.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Hair (and makeup for a female) should be over-the-top glamorous.
Originally hailing from France, Brad Carols is a quiet personal banker at the largest bank in Snow Falls, Frost Financial. Gossip-mongers spread strange rumors about Brad since nobody truly knows him. The Snow Falls grapevine recently received information that Brad might be under investigation, but nobody can confirm if this is true.
The local gossips have concocted crazy stories about why Brad would move from France to Snow Falls - from Brad being a wanted murderer to Brad being a con artist. Brad contends that he just wanted a fresh start, away from family drama, and to have a chance at the American Dream.
Brad is a nervous person who is constantly distracted and twiddles his fingers. Is he just overwhelmed or plotting the next scandal?
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Optional to have bank statements, bank bags and a calculator as optional props.
Frosty Jack is a famous homicide detective. A reality television crew follows Frosty’s every move for the show Snow Falls Cops. Frosty’s fans love it when he talks in clichés and performs song lyrics while arresting the bad guys! Frosty is also addicted to karaoke and is a regular at Singsong Night at the Snow Falls Lounge. Frosty has thrown fits when he isn't called to the stage in a timely manner. Does Frosty want to be a singer instead of a law enforcer?
Frosty Jack takes social media seriously and is always boasting about the number of followers on various accounts. Frosty is angry that the accounts haven't been verified with blue check-marks but keeps hounding the producers of the show to assist with that, to no avail.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Toy detective badge and toy gun as optional accessories.
If you looked up narcissism in the dictionary, Greg Jingles’ picture would be plastered by the description. Greg is the self-loving neighborhood jeweler with an exaggeration problem. Greg’s great-grandfather founded the store Jingles’ Jewels, and there is great family pride with the business. Greg’s father recently retired, and Greg is now the managing owner.
Greg's elders have all retired from the family business, and Greg is under a ton of pressure to protect the family's reputation of being the go-to place in town for fine jewelry.
Greg's grandmother has nothing but time on her hands and has infiltrated the town's gossip rings. For that reason, Greg is a great resource if you are looking for the skeletons in someone's closet.
Greg is constantly snapping his fingers. Those closest to him say it helps him think.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Costume jewelry pieces to show the other guests as optional accessories.
Ebenezer Nightshade is a brilliant actor on stage, but in person, he’s the most reserved person you’ll ever meet! Ebenezer’s sultry Italian accent wins over the ladies, but the theater is Ebenezer’s true love. During social gatherings, Ebenezer can’t help but break out into random Shakespearean monologues!
Ebenezer's name is often left off the guest list of the parties in town. When Ebenezer later hears about the missed fun - smoke billows from his ears. For this reason, Ebenezer has vowed to start hosting exclusive VIP-only bashes. However, on an actor's salary, he's finding it difficult.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater.
Radio Disc Jockey
Noel Vibes is a hard-working radio disc jockey and a master of deceit. A compulsive liar even when the truth is better, this fast-talking record spinner is also a cheater at board games. Noel is a klutz, so give this accident-prone radio personality some space.
Noel will lie when the truth is better, so it is not suggested to believe anything that Noel says.
Noel gets angry when locals call into the morning show and make comments or ask questions. Noel prefers to stick to programming and only talk about current events. Noel isn't good with improvisations and despises the town gossips. Noel refuses to laugh, as rumor has it that Noel has a severe snorting problem when s/he gets the giggles.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater.
Walter Wonka is the super-paranoid chocolatier. Walter is the founder of Wonka Chocolates, a world-famous line of candy. Walter is convinced that someone nefarious is watching his every move, but what interest would anybody have in a quirky chocolatier?
Walter often spews conspiracy theories of pending alien invasions. Many of the townsfolk claim Walter has lost his mind, but those that are closest to Mr. Wonka disagree. Walter has many folks who agree with his line of thinking. Maybe there is some truth to his theories? Only time will tell.
Walter will often make terrible jokes about things, followed by a noisy fit of laughter. Walter might be the only one in the room that finds himself funny.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Chocolate samples as optional props.
Petting Zoo Owner
Hailing from Bundenbach Germany, December Porter is the ruthless petting zoo owner. December’s zoo is known for its unusual pets such as reindeer, camels, turtle doves, penguins, and even a baby polar bear! December has a slight attitude when things don’t go as planned, but December knows how to get what s/he wants.
December has recently joined various animal rights organizations and is organizing a protest in front of a local seafood restaurant that has an aquarium full of live lobsters for diners to choose from.
December has a weakness for rescuing stray animals. With eight cats, six dogs, four exotic birds, two snakes, two hamsters, and an aquarium of fish - December has created a zoo at home.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Optional - make reindeer food: Chex Mix, Cheerios, M&Ms, Pretzels – melt white chocolate and pour on the mixture. Mix thoroughly; cool in a single layer.
Pat Puffs is a friendly baker with an intense fear of the government. Pat often rants about conspiracy theories. Pat’s colleagues speculate that Pat wraps foil around windows, television antennae, and anything else to prevent the feds from spying. Let’s all hope Pat keeps the foil out of the cupcakes.
Pat's bakery is currently on the outskirts of town. The offerings are delicious, but it's only a matter of time before another bakery pops up in a more convenient location and puts Pat out of business. Hopefully, Pat can find a better spot before that happens.
If you visit Pat's bakery, be ready for Pat to rant about the latest news and how it relates to the government bringing the citizens down. Pat is continually looking over his/her shoulders as if someone is creeping up from behind.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Chef’s hat as an optional prop. You can bring samples of pastries as props.
Gigi Elfman is a seasoned astronaut who sincerely believes that she has the highest IQ in the entire galaxy. Watch out for this brainy diva, as she’s known to be quite grumpy if things don’t go her way.
Gigi tells everyone she is a genius and goes on and on about her 158 IQ. If she indeed was that smart, why would she need to brag about it? The Snow Falls rumor mill has the thought that she's not what she claims. However, she did graduate from Harvard with an engineering degree before completing an internship at a top-secret rocket engineering laboratory.
Gigi strongly dislikes the sound of chewing and will hum loudly to block out the noise if anyone is eating within earshot.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Astronaut uniform / helmet as an alternative with a tacky holiday vest/sweater on top.
Axi Dente is an imaginative professional victim. At times, this clumsy diva can be a very meticulous and impatient woman. She earns her way in this world by mysteriously causing accidents and winning lawsuits. The town of Snow Falls is growing tired of this queen of misfortune.
Many people in town are trying their best to film Axi and catch this victim in the act. To date - nobody has been successful. Axi keeps the bandages on and the limping routine continuous - even at home in the backyard and through the front bay windows of his/her living room. This is one serious con artist.
Axi is a dark brooding woman who never laughs. Axi remains serious in all situations as if she is calculating the next move.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Decorate yourself with wacky ornaments. Bandage your hands, forehead, etc.
Elizabeth Winter is the blatantly honest food inspector. The food vendors of Snow Falls fear her, as she is a no-nonsense federal culinary detective. She’s shut down her share of restaurants in town and will hand out costly violations for even the most minor infractions. On a personal level, Elizabeth is known to be unapologetically truthful.
Elizabeth doesn't have many friends, as she doesn't know how to sugarcoat things. Her brutal honesty is off-putting, and she cannot stand to be around fake people. Also, her reputation for putting people out of business certainly doesn't make her likable.
Elizabeth sometimes refers to herself in the third person. This makes it difficult to have conversations with her, as people don't take her seriously.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater.
Originally hailing from the UK, Meyer Yule traveled to America to fulfill a lifelong desire to own a luxurious day spa. Meyer made the dream a reality by opening a spa named Tranquility. Meyer’s a bit of a one-upper, but this relaxation guru knows how to make customers feel like royalty!
Meyer is an entrepreneur and is always open to join in on new business opportunities. With a limited income as a massage therapist, Meyer wants to reach the stars but will never get there by massaging clients. Meyer is searching for a golden ticket but hasn't stumbled upon one yet.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Optional to create and print flyers with coupons for your spa – Tranquility.
Personal Chef to Roxy Rich
Charlie Chestnut is the slightly quirky and high-strung Portuguese personal chef of Roxy Rich. Charlie is best known for opening five-star restaurants around the globe as well as a prior hit television cooking show, The Essence of Chestnut. Nobody really knows what happened to Charlie’s career in the limelight, as it seems as though Charlie dropped off the face of the Earth to take the job with Roxy Rich.
Charlie is a dismissive person and often looks around people when speaking to them, refusing to make eye contact. Some find this behavior rude, but the more introverted people don't mind him looking the other way.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Chef’s hat as an optional prop.
Animal Shelter Manager
Andy White is the intellectual animal shelter manager. A dependable, hard worker, Andy is a true and loyal friend. However, Andy has a rather intrusive obsessive personality that others find disturbing at times. The animals at the shelter never mind it, however. They love the extra attention that Andy gives.
Andy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. Andy will trap you in long and drawn out conversations about what defines a chair or why we respect the dead more than the living - if you make the mistake of allowing the conversation to go that route.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater.
Christmas Tree Stylist
Crew Grincher is the antisocial Christmas tree stylist that suffers from severe anger management issues. Crew is extraordinarily judgmental, and this quality tends to offend the customers of Gracy’s Department Store. Crew also has an intense fear of germs so getting too close is out of the question!
Crew refuses to eat low quality food, and will go hungry if there are only sub-par offerings available. Crew will become very angry if s/he is hungry, however.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Decorate yourself in Christmas tree ornaments, garland, and tinsel.
Greeter, Hallmart Supercenter
Kennedy Bowman is the discontented greeter at Hallmart Supercenter. Kennedy despises people, so s/he isn’t really the right person to welcome customers into the store. Therefore, Kennedy wants nothing more than to find employment elsewhere. However, Kennedy doesn’t have any skills!
Kennedy is constantly yawning - either out of boredom or sleeplessness. Kennedy constantly zones out of conversations and will stare at the floor while you're telling a story. Who knows what this greeter is thinking about?
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Make a name-tag with your name on it that says Hallmart Supercenter.
Stevie Poinsettia is the boisterous candle maker and owner of The Wax Emporium, which is the largest candle store in Snow Falls. Lately, Stevie has been stressed because of the unfortunate accident that happened in the store, but hopefully, Stevie can pull out of the emotional and financial slump before Christmas.
Stevie is constantly checking the time, as if there is something more important ahead. But what could be so crucial for a candle maker? Some people say it's Stevie seeing if enough time has passed so s/he can leave without upsetting anyone. Stevie doesn't like to be around others for long, as it drains his/her energy like a squeezed sponge.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Bring some candle samples with you for the other guests to see (optional).
OLLY JOY & THE SNOWFLAKE LODGE STAFF
Snowflake Lodge Manager
Olly Joy is the no-nonsense manager of the Snowflake Lodge. Olly traditionally hosts the annual ugly Christmas sweater party at the lodge, and it has always been a huge success. Olly is in great spirits this holiday season, as s/he has let all of the lodge’s staff off for the night to enjoy the party. Olly will certainly have his/her hands full, being the only one in charge.
Olly is laid back and easy-going outside of work hours. However, when Olly is on the clock, Olly's giving orders with sweaty brows and fast-moving feet. Olly doesn't relax and will do anything to ensure that the customers of the lodge are taken care of to the highest standard.
The staff of the lodge are dedicated to their jobs. They strive to please Olly and do a great job.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater.
Natalie Nutmeg is the former child star turned pop icon. Once a child performer in the Mickey Club, Natalie rose to supreme stardom with her last single Hooked on Cheese. Natalie sells out concerts, has platinum records, and can’t go anywhere without a mob of paparazzi buzzing around her.
Natalie is a practical joker and is known for pulling pranks on her close friends and entourage. Don't turn your back on this pop star, or you might get a sticky note put on your back that says 'I bark at squirrels.'
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Wear pop star attire under your sweater such as a sequin skirt, red fishnets and shiny boots.
Max Maximus is an unpredictable rock star from the UK. You can never foresee what Max will do, so be prepared for absolutely anything. Max is definitely out for attention and believes all press is good press. That’s probably why she ate a mound of fire ants and posted it on UTube. She nearly died from the act, but never missed a show on her tour, performing two nights straight with an IV attached to her arm and a swollen face and throat.
Max doesn't sleep much and will often be found with dark circles under her eyes. Max has high standards and often criticizes things - even when most people think they are fabulous.
Max won't speak to strangers and refuses to take selfies with adoring fans. It will only be a matter of time before Max's fans hear about the true Max.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Ripped jeans or leggings, crazy colored and dread locked hair (a wig).
CEO, Toys B Us
Edward Smooge is the miserly Chief Executive Officer of Toys B Us. He despises anything that he feels wastes time and money. The employees of Toys B Us wonder why such a man would want to be in charge of such a large toy corporation. He certainly doesn’t have a shred of youth left in his personality and doesn’t care about kids having fun. All Edward Smooge cares about is the bottom line.
Edward Smooge is always rubbing his chin, plotting, and planning how to save the next penny. He stares into your soul, never looking away or breaking eye contact during conversations. Some find this behavior menacing and quite intimidating.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Top hat and small, circular glasses or a monocle.
Talia Tinsels is the air-headed runway fashion model from South Africa. Talia is gorgeous inside and out, but her brainpower doesn’t quite measure up to her other assets. She is the first, and usually only, person to say something foolish in a group conversation. She definitely keeps people laughing…at her.
Talia is overly-polite and a general sweetheart. Talia has never met a stranger and will go the extra mile to please others. Talia often engages in bouts of deep thought while others are talking to her, and she will allow her mouth to hang open. Some find this bizarre, but Talia claims she is just engrossed in what you are saying.
Suggested attire: Tacky holiday sweater. Wear something high fashion in addition to your Christmas sweater, such as a wreath on your head.
Brenda Blitzen is the energetic event organizer and the only one in town. Brenda doesn’t take life seriously, and is the first one to laugh at a joke…even if it isn’t funny or meant to be a joke. Brenda is a happy girl.
Brenda usually ends her sentences with the phrase, 'you know,' even when the person isn't expected to know. This sometimes causes confusion. Also, Brenda switches it up and speaks with foreign accents, which is entirely peculiar. One thing is for sure - Brenda is an intriguing and unique person.
Brenda's feathers have been ruffled lately over amateur party planners trying to host events on the same night as her bashes. Brenda will stop at nothing to protect her livelihood.
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.
Heather Hark is the arrogant nurse from Snow Falls Medical Center. Heather vowed to take care of patients when she chose a career in the medical field. Ironically, Heather doesn’t have a caring bone in her body.
Heather goes by the book and is inflexible - especially at work. When patients ask her for medical advice for ailments that they are not being checked for at their visit, she will shut them down and tell them to make another appointment.
Heather is terrible at lying. When she attempts it, her nostrils flare, and she avoids eye contact. You will always know when you're getting the truth from this hostile caretaker.
Heather has ten dogs living with her in a tiny apartment in the middle of town. Is this because she has a disdain for humankind and prefers to be around animals? Probably so!
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater. Stethoscope as an optional prop.
Merry Wonderland is one of the most hilarious people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. Merry’s a knee-slapping amateur comedian at night and a personal shopper by day! Merry is constantly encouraged to pursue a career as a professional comic. One day, this may become a reality.
Lately, Merry has been unhappy with her job. One or more of her clients are demanding, unruly, and condescending, which makes her job stressful. She has been practicing her comedy routine and is thinking about taking a stab at being a full-time comic. Merry should write funny material about her wealthy clients for her comedy set. Before she does that, she should make sure she can support herself by telling jokes. Once she makes fun of her well-to-do clients, she'll be banished from Snow Falls!
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater. Bring some funny jokes with you to tell your friends!.
Christmas Telegram Performer
Glenda Manger is the accident-prone Christmas telegram performer in Snow Falls. With a constant stream of bad luck, this ill-fated entertainer lives her life under a black cloud. Glenda lacks good manners and charisma, so this is not a lady to bring home to meet the parents - unless they own a charm school.
Glenda has to wear darkly colored tights with her Christmas costumes, as her legs are bruised and abraded from her accidental falls. Be sure to stay clear of this walking bad luck charm.
The only time Glenda is pleasant to be around is when she is singing. After the last note, be ready for Glenda to judge you, glare at you, and ignore whatever you say. Maybe her bad attitude is because she's always injuring herself? She has a permanent spot on Santa's naughty list.
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.
Reality Television Star
Whitney Wreathman is the brazen and beautiful reality television star on the hit television show Whitney’s World. She flaunts her beauty and is intolerant of moronic behavior. Don’t make this gorgeous star angry unless you want to bathe in your beverage.
Whitney has a short fuse, so keep the sparks away from her. She has a temper, but will usually only show that side when she is double-crossed. Beside her angry tirades, she is a sweetheart, and most people adore her. Whitney has an uncanny way to get most people to tell their most intimate secrets. Whatever the reason for this, Whitney is an excellent source for the town's gossip.
Being a reality TV star, Whitney gets her share of negative attention. Someone in town is going on social media anonymously and making up terrible lies about Whitney. She is determined to find out who is doing this, but her efforts are futile. She needs to live with the fact that there are internet trolls.
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater, glamorous hair and makeup.
Sweet Shop Manager
Ginger Breadman is the childish manager of The Gingerbread Shop – a yummy holiday sweet shop in Snow Falls. She loves Christmas so much - she wears a pair of reindeer antlers year round! Ginger loves to sing Christmas songs because she says it makes her feel like a child again.
Ginger is such a nice person, and she cannot understand why people are mean to her. When a customer mistreats her at the bakery, she takes it to heart and cries like a baby for hours. Ginger is not equipped for this cruel world.
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater and reindeer antlers as a prop.
EMPLOYEE OF THE GINGERBREAD SHOP
Sweet Shop Employee
The Gingerbread Shop is a yummy holiday sweet shop that is smack-dab in the middle of Snow Falls. The employees are known for being as gleeful as Christmas elves. It has been rumored that singing Christmas songs to the manager, Ginger Breadman, is the only way to land a job there.
The staff members are highly-protective over Ginger. They don't like it when customers mistreat her!
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater and any type of additional fun prop like elf ears, a Santa hat, etc.
Candy Lights is the self-proclaimed nerd and mathematician. This math geek is employed by the National Space Exploration Organization(NSEO) to design and analyze new space station models. Candy Lights isn’t friendly and often claims numbers are her only true friends.
Candy is a self-proclaimed 100% introvert. She doesn't know how to interact with others and feels emotionally drained when she has to be around people for any length of time. She is going to attend the ugly sweater party in hopes she can learn to socialize. Her colleagues think it will be a huge mistake, and have tried to talk her out of going to the event. Candy cannot even say good morning to people without blushed cheeks and an awkward dash to her desk.
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater. Calculator as an optional prop.
Polly Polar is a famous Hollywood film star. Polly is spoiled and indulges in the finest that life has to offer. If it has sequins and feathers, she’s wearing it. If there’s caviar and expensive champagne, she’s there!
Polly cannot take a joke and will lash out if anyone even begins to be catty with her. She demands respect and wants people around her to acknowledge they are inferior because they are not celebrities like her. If she doesn't get respect, she will force it by berating you until you succumb to her wishes. Polly should be avoided like a skunk with a raised tail.
Polly's most recent film role was of an enchanted tree which takes over a rain forest - War of the Trees. It failed miserably at the box office and lost millions of dollars the opening weekend. For that reason, it was removed from the theaters. This was damaging to Polly's ego, and she refuses to talk about it. She regrets not taking the lead role in the hit Gingerbread Man movie that she was offered.
Suggested attire: Glamorous Christmas sweater with sequins and feathers on it.
Bee Boughman is the energetic disc jockey for the Snow Falls Lounge. She keeps the dance floor moving and the energy high as she cranks out the latest hits through the club. Just don’t ask Bee to play a specific song, as she doesn’t take requests.
The last person who asked her to play a song was filled with regret after being smoked with a fire extinguisher. This went viral on social media, and instead of Bee taking the heat for being a bully, she was catapulted to semi-fame. People stopped asking her to play songs during her sets.
However, Bee has been unable to book a gig lately, and her nights booked as the DJ at the lounge have dwindled. She can barely afford to pay her bills.
Suggested attire: Trendy Christmas attire with a tacky Christmas sweater on top. Optional to have headphones as a prop.
Amusement Park Actor
Joseph Cupid is the socially awkward actor at Winter Wonderland - an amusement park in Snow Falls. Joseph walks the grounds of the park as Mr. Christmas spreading holiday cheer to all of the guests. Joseph loves his job and is the most jovial person you’ll ever meet.
Joseph is known for his Christmas Cheer bicycle that he rides around town when he's not working at the amusement park. Joseph hardly sleeps during the holidays, as he feels he is the primary person in charge of spreading Christmas cheer in Snow Falls.
There was an unfortunate accident lately, and his bicycle was annihilated. He cannot afford to have it fixed and has had to walk around town. This just isn't the same, and his feet are covered in blisters!
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater and over-the-top decorations on yourself such as ornaments, tinsel, etc.
Harold Flake has been unemployed ever since he inherited his home from his great grandmother years ago. He routinely borrows money from friends for his living experiences. Everybody in town ducks out of sight when they see Harold, as he always asks for a loan. As ducks fly with ducks, Harold is often seen hanging out with his fellow moochers.
Harold has perfected the art of asking to borrow money. That is why he refuses to apply for jobs - it's much easier to get people to give money for nothing in return. He sometimes calls it a loan but has no intention to pay back the money. The people of Snow Falls have either learned to fork over the cash to Harold or avoid him.
There was a petition to prevent Harold and his friends from attending the ugly sweater party, but it was ignored by the hosts of the event, as it is not in the Christmas spirit to banish others.
Suggested attire: Too-sizes too small Christmas sweater and jeans. An empty wallet as an optional prop.
HAROLD FLAKE’S FRIEND
Harold Flake’s mooching friends have latched on to Harold’s meticulous plan of borrowing and begging to get by from day-to-day. Without a shred of ambition, these couch potatoes do nothing but watch television and play video games.
Harold and his friends have networked into the elite circle of socialites in Snow Falls. The rich people in town like to compete on who is the bigger philanthropist, so they willingly give this group money.
Suggested attire: Too-sizes too small Christmas sweater and jeans. An empty wallet as an optional prop.
Former Department Store Santa
Frank Incense was recently released from the county jail for charges of public disturbance and vandalism. Frank was fired from his job as a department store Santa Claus at Bells Department Store. He became so angry about the termination, he ripped apart Santa’s village and was arrested. Frank was fired for a good reason. He always arrived to work late, left early, and told lies to the kids about Santa Claus being on vacation this year.
Frank narrowly escaped criminal charges after a customer filed a police report that she was 'almost hit with a gingerbread house wall.' She admittedly wasn't hit with anything, and Frank is raging mad that this woman tried to toy with him. Frank has vowed to take out his frustrations on her.
Suggested attire: Raggedy Santa Claus uniform with a tacky Christmas sweater. Make smudges on your face as if you are dirty and haven’t bathed.
Toy Store General Manager
Mark Sleigh is the ambitious general manager of Tinker Toy Store in Snow Falls. Even though he works for a small business, Mark does whatever it takes to compete with the bigger toy conglomerates like Toys B Us. Mark has his work cut out for him and is feeling the pressure of the holiday season.
Mark is stressed out more than usual this year, as it might be the last time that Tinker Toy Store is the go-to place for toys in Snow Falls. Mark heard rumors that one of the big chains is coming to town. Mark would do anything to prevent this, but he's just a toy store manager. He has no power.
Suggested attire: Business casual attire with a tacky Christmas sweater.
Department Store Elf
Jaxson Fire is the anxious department store elf at Bells Department Store. He has seen his share of Santa Claus actors come and go this season, as it seems the store manager keeps hiring whack jobs for the role. Jaxson does his best to deal with the stress caused by his colleagues but has recently been put on anti-anxiety medication.
Jaxson has stood by as many men hired into the Santa role at the store have lost their jobs. The store manager of Bells Department Store tried to promote Jaxson to the role of Santa, but Jaxson refused, as it's too much pressure. The last Santa was fired for being a terrible person and ripped up Christmas Village on his way out. Jaxson has had to see a therapist ever since this happened.
Suggested attire: Christmas elf costume with a tacky Christmas sweater on top. Fake pill bottles of anti-anxiety meds as a prop (fill with jelly beans.)
Department Store Santa
Nicholas Velvet is the newly-hired department store Santa Claus at Bells Department Store. Nicholas is mean-spirited and is so withdrawn that he ignores the kids as they sit in his lap. It’s only a matter of time before the store manager fires good ol’ unsociable Nick.
Bells Department Store is becoming infamous in Snow Falls for having dysfunctional Santa Clauses. The kids are starting to notice that Santa keeps changing ever-so-slightly in appearance, but the store manager's hands are tied - if a Santa is unruly and doing a poor job, they must go! If only the kids would just sit on his lap and not talk to him - things would be okay.
Nicholas is no different from the other five Santa Clauses before him. He is a train wreck waiting to happen. It is only a matter of time before he is escorted out by security.
Suggested attire: Santa Claus attire with a tacky holiday sweater instead of Santa’s jacket. White wig, glasses and beard as optional props.
Randy Dasher is an aspiring rock star and local lounge singer. He believes he is talented but hasn’t been lucky enough to find his big break yet. If there’s ever a need for a peacemaker, head for Randy.
Randy is talented but lacks confidence. His ego is easily smashed into pieces, so he cannot take criticism easily. The worst thing anyone could do to this aspiring star is tell him he's not good at singing.
Randy is a dedicated friend to many people in town. They all rally behind him and give him the moral support he needs. However, with Randy's delicate personality, it would only take one person to say the wrong thing and crush his dreams.
Suggested attire: Trendy Christmas sweater.
Gift Wrap Specialist
Deck Hallman is a disgruntled gift wrapper at Bells Department Store. There are two sides to this present designer, and only one of them is worth being on. If you have something to offer Deck, s/he’s the nicest person you’ll ever meet. Double-cross Deck, and you’ll see a dark side.
Deck Hallman is the type of person who will plot revenge for an entire year against you if you cut Deck off in traffic. Deck is petty and calculating. Unfortunately, Deck has a group of like-minded friends with the resources to make someone's life difficult if they deserve it.
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater with a gift bow on your head.
Build a Teddy Bear Stylist
Cass Chimney is a helpful stylist for the Build a Teddy Bear Store – a workshop where kids can design their own stuffed bears. Cass seems nice, but nobody knows the true person lurking inside.
Cass engages with kids at the store without a problem. The kids love Cass. However, when it comes to speaking to their parents, Cass freezes up like a statue. This makes Cass seem untrustworthy, as if s/he is hiding something. Could it be that Cass has ulterior motives? Or is Cass just a shy person?
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater. A stuffed teddy bear as an optional prop.
Christmas Stocking Designer
Joss Angel is the cranky Christmas stocking designer. Joss has a relatively successful online business selling customized Christmas stockings. However, during most of the year, Joss doesn’t have enough to do and stirs up trouble for many people.
Joss recently made the local newspaper after making real mink fur stockings for a custom order. Joss claims a client ordered them with real animal fur, but the client said Joss was lying. Whatever the reason for making the real fur stockings was doesn't matter, as Joss has had to endure the negative press. Joss deleted all social media accounts because the story was starting to go viral. Joss couldn't take all the negative comments...and death threats.
Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater with tacky Christmas stockings hanging from it.
North Snow is the belligerent professional tennis player that suffers from severe anger management issues. North is judgmental, and this behavior offends the other tennis players, officials, and spectators who may get in North’s way.
North goes to his/her car quite often, but nobody knows why. The windows are tinted to an almost opaque black, so whatever North is doing in there - nobody will ever know. People at the tennis club have speculated that North is on important calls making deals with the mob, sleeping because North stays out all night vandalizing buildings, or even that North is working on weapons of mass destruction in a tiny lab in the back seat. People's minds will wander when they lack information and have intense curiosity.
North gets annoyed easily, and not just with tennis students. North snaps at the most trivial things, speaks with a loud voice without warning, and has a bad habit of slamming doors. Try to keep North in a good mood if you must be around this tennis pro for long.
Suggested attire: Tennis costume with a Christmas sweater. Tennis racket as an optional prop.
Life is one party at a time.
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!