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Murder at the Ugly Sweater Party

The Snowflake Lodge is all set to bring back the much-loved Ugly Christmas Sweater party this season. The residents of Snow Falls are buzzing with anticipation for this festive event, a highlight where the elite come together to flaunt their most outrageously tacky holiday wear.

Lately, the air has been thick with whispers of blackmail, greed, and plots for revenge among some attendees. Yet, there's a shared optimism that the cheer and goodwill of the holiday season will prevail, smoothing over any rifts just in time for a joyous celebration at the party.

With your ticket in hand, the quest for the ultimate tacky holiday sweater begins. Your adventure starts now, diving into the heart of Snow Falls' holiday festivities.

Guest List

RANDY DASHER

  Lounge Singer

Randy Dasher is an aspiring rock star and local lounge singer. He believes he is talented but hasn’t yet been lucky enough to find a big break. Randy is a born mediator and great at conflict resolution, so if you need a peacekeeper, see 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 say he's not good at singing. 

Randy has a close circle of friends who rally behind him and give him the moral support he needs. However, given Randy's delicate personality, it would only take one person to say the wrong thing to crush his spirit. 

Suggested attire: Trendy Christmas sweater. Add a fun lounge singer costume underneath your sweater (optional). 

DECK HALLMAN

   Gift Wrap Specialist

Deck Hallman works as a discontented gift wrapper at Bells Department Store, displaying a dichotomy in temperament. A pleasant side of this present designer exists, which is the only aspect worth engaging with. Offering something beneficial to this gift wrap specialist could result in generous rewards. However, crossing Deck Hallman might unveil the less favorable side of the gift wrapper.

Should an individual obstruct Deck Hallman in traffic, a plot for retribution could brew for an entire year. This gift wrapper leans towards being petty and scheming. Complicating matters further, Deck Hallman associates with a circle of similarly-minded friends equipped with the means to complicate life for anyone they believe has wronged them.

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater with a gift bow on your head.

 

CASS CHIMNEY

   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 genuine person lurking inside. 

Cass engages with kids at the store without a problem - they seem to love Cass. However, when it comes to speaking to parents, Cass freezes up like a statue and seems untrustworthy. Is Cass hiding something?  Could it be that Cass has ulterior motives? Or is Cass just shy? 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.  A stuffed teddy bear is an optional prop.  Or, wear a bear onesie with an ugly sweater over it. 

 

JOSS ANGEL

  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, which stirs up trouble for many people.

After making real mink fur stockings for a custom order, the news made it to the local newspaper. 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, it didn't matter, as Joss had to endure the negative press. Joss deleted all social media accounts because the story went viral, and this stocking designer couldn't take the negative comments and death threats.

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater with tacky Christmas stockings hanging from it.

 

NORTH SNOW

  Tennis Player

North Snow is a belligerent professional tennis player who 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's car windows are tinted to an almost opaque black, and North is always headed to the parking lot. Whatever North is doing inside the car, nobody will ever know. The club members have speculated that North is on calls making deals with the mob, catching up on sleep after being out all night vandalizing buildings, or maybe working on weapons of mass destruction in a tiny lab in the back seat.

North gets annoyed easily, and not just with tennis students. North snaps at the most trivial things, speaks with a loud voice, and slams doors. Keeping North's spirits high during the party is in everyone's best interest. North has the ability to ruin everything. 

Suggested attire: Tennis costume with a Christmas sweater.  Tennis racket as an optional prop.

 

EVA EVERGREEN

 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 is that not everyone sent to Principal Evergreen’s office makes it back to class.  However, Eva has a softer side 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. She might not come down for a while if she gets on a soapbox. She is judgmental and can take a counseling session too far. For these reasons, some people avoid her, like the flu.

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater  A ruler and apple are optional props.  Wear a traditional teacher costume or an English Nanny/Mary Poppins costume underneath.

 

DONNOR COURIC & THE RBC NEWS CREW

News Reporter

 Donnor Couric is an ambitious investigative reporter for the RBC Television Station and will stop at nothing to get the scoop. This reporter is the source of breaking news in Snow Falls and often breaks stories as they unfold. Donnor is a workaholic and is rarely seen without a troupe of colleagues from RBC News.  Unfortunately, the rumor is that recently, some marbles may have loosened in Donnor’s cranium.

Donnor's family is worried about the strange behavior lately and has urged this TV personality to go on an extended vacation to relax. Unfortunately, Donnor refuses to take a break from work, fearing the competition will move in and gain an edge. 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.  Optional to have a pen and pad as props to take notes on things you hear & see – you’re out for a story. Wear a reporter costume underneath your sweater - i.e., solid suit/dress. 

 

PARKER MISTLETOE

 Personal Assistant to Roxy Rich 

Parker Mistletoe is Roxy Rich's disgruntled personal assistant.  Parker wears a permanent grimace, as Roxy is not the easiest person to be around. Roxy is demanding, overly emotional, and doesn’t respect Parker.  Parker is currently seeking employment elsewhere but curiously hasn’t accepted any offers.

Currently living with a grandmother, Parker's more than 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 is preoccupied and often forgets the most simple things. A former happy-go-lucky soul, nowadays, Parker hardly cracks a smile. 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater. A butler costume (black suit)  is an alternative, but wear a Santa hat to be festive.

 

SAM SUGARPLUM

 Hollywood Icon 

A somewhat late bloomer 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 who can do no wrong in the eyes of fans but has declared war on 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 lucked into a movie role and rose to the top like cream.

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, refusing to apologize, and claiming to be studying for an upcoming role. 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.  Hair (and makeup for a female) should be over-the-top glamorous. Wear something glamorous (sequin gown or tux/flashy suit) underneath. 

 

BRAD CAROLS

 Banker

Originally from France, Brad Carols is a quiet personal banker at Frost Financial, the largest bank in Snow Falls. 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 Christmas sweater. Bank statements, bank bags, and a calculator are optional props. Wear a festive business suit underneath. 

 

FROSTY JACK

 Homicide Detective

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 if he's not 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 boasts about the number of followers on various accounts. He is angry that the accounts haven't been verified with blue checkmarks but keeps hounding the show's producers to assist with that, to no avail. 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.  A toy detective badge and a toy gun are optional accessories. Wear a Sherlock-inspired costume underneath.

 

GREG JINGLES

 Jeweler 

If you looked up narcissism in the dictionary, Greg Jingles’ picture would be plastered by the description.  Greg is a self-loving neighborhood jeweler with an exaggeration problem.  Greg’s great-grandfather founded the store Jingles’ Jewels, and the business has great family pride. 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 much pressure to protect the family's reputation as 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 Christmas sweater.   Costume jewelry pieces to show the other guests as optional accessories.

 

EBENEZER NIGHTSHADE

Local Actor 

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 Christmas sweater. Or, opt for a Scrooge costume - suit or nightgown. 

 

NOEL VIBES

 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 believing anything that Noel says is not suggested. 

Noel gets angry when locals call the morning show and comment or ask questions. This controlling DJ prefers to stick to programming and only talk about current events. Noel isn't good with improvisations, despises the town gossips, and refuses to laugh.  A rumor has circulated about town that Noel gets the giggle snorts, so that is why laughter is suppressed.

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.

 

WALTER WONKA

 Chocolatier

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 about pending alien invasions. Many of the townsfolk claim Walter has lost his mind, but those 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 often makes terrible jokes about things, followed by a noisy fit of laughter. Walter might be the only one in the room who finds himself funny. 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater. Chocolate samples are optional props. You can also opt for a Willy Wonka costume with a Christmas accessory, like a Santa hat. 

 

DECEMBER PORTER

 Petting Zoo Owner

Hailing from Bundenbach, Germany, December Porter is a ruthless petting zoo owner. December’s zoo includes unusual pets like reindeer, camels, turtle doves, penguins, and even a baby polar bear.  December has a slight attitude when things don’t go as planned.

This hypocritical activist has recently joined various animal rights organizations and is organizing a protest in front of a local seafood restaurant with an aquarium full of live lobsters for diners. 

With an undying weakness for rescuing stray animals, December has eight cats, six dogs, four exotic birds, two snakes, two hamsters, and an aquarium of fish. December has a home zoo.

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater. Wear an animal hat to show your love for animals. Or wear an animal onesie/costume or a zookeeper costume underneath your sweater.

PAT PUFFS

 Pastry Chef 

Pat Puffs is a friendly baker who is intensely afraid of the government and often rants about conspiracy theories. Pat’s colleagues giggle about this chef wrapping 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 and has delicious offerings. But it's only a matter of time before another bakery pops up in a more convenient location and shuts down the bakery. Pat's working against the clock to find a better location before that happens.

For now, the bakery's customers are willing to drive across town to listen to Pat's latest rants about how the government is plotting to end society as we know it. 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater. A chef’s hat or uniform (underneath) is optional. You can bring samples of pastries as props. Bring aluminum foil and wrap random things in it to protect them during the game for more laughs.

 

GIGI ELFMAN

 Astronaut 

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 Christmas sweaterAstronaut uniform/helmet is optional.

AXI DENTE

Professional Victim

Axi Dente is an imaginative professional victim.  This clumsy diva is a meticulous and impatient woman.  She earns her way in this world by mysteriously causing accidents and winning lawsuits.  The townsfolk of Snow Falls have grown tired of this queen of misfortune.

Many people have tried their best to film Axi while she either sets up a scenario to become a victim or pretends to be the victim. Unfortunately, nobody has caught the right footage yet. Axi wears various bandages and perfects a limping routine—even at home, for she is a serious con artist. 

Axi is a sinister, brooding woman who never laughs. She remains stonefaced in all situations as if she is calculating her next move. 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.  Bandage your hands, forehead, etc.

 

ELIZABETH WINTER

 Food Inspector 

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 trivial infractions.  On a personal level, Elizabeth is known to be unapologetically truthful.

She doesn't have many friends and doesn't know how to sugarcoat things or give compliments. Her brutal honesty is off-putting, but she cannot stand to be around fake people. Also, her reputation for putting people out of business certainly doesn't make her likable. 

She sometimes refers to herself in the third person, which makes conversations with her difficult. For this reason, people tend not to take her seriously.

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.

 

MEYER YULE

Massage Therapist

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 makes customers feel like royalty.

Meyer is an entrepreneur and remains open to joining new business opportunities. With a limited income as a massage therapist, Meyer wants to reach the stars but realizes that massaging clients isn't going to be enough to achieve the goal. Meyer is searching for a golden ticket but hasn't stumbled upon one yet. 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater. Creating and printing flyers with coupons for your spa is optional.

CHARLIE CHESTNUT

 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 knows what happened to Charlie’s career in the limelight, as it seems as if Charlie dropped off the face of the Earth to take the job with Roxy Rich.

Charlie is dismissive and often looks around people when speaking to them, refusing to make eye contact. Some find this behavior rude, but most introverts don't mind this behavior.

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweaterChef’s hat or wearing a chef's uniform/costume underneath the sweater is optional.

 

ANDY WHITE

Animal Shelter Manager

Andy White is the intellectual animal shelter manager.  Andy is a dependable, hard worker and a true and loyal friend.  However, this shelter manager has a rather intrusive, obsessive personality that others find disturbing.  However, the shelter animals don't seem to notice it, as they all seem to love Andy.

Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and will trap you in long, drawn-out conversations about what defines a chair or why we respect the dead more than the living. Be cautious of being trapped in a lengthy chat with this philosopher. 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater. Wear a dog or cat onesie/costume underneath to show your love for the animals you care for (optional). 

 

CREW GRINCHER

 Christmas Tree Stylist

Crew Grincher is an antisocial Christmas tree stylist who suffers from severe anger management issues.  Crew is extraordinarily judgmental, and this quality tends to offend the customers of Gracy’s Department Store.  This stylist also fears germs intensely, so getting too close during chats is out of the question!

Crew refuses to eat low-quality food and will go hungry if only sub-par offerings are available. Beware - this Christmas tree guru becomes enraged when hungry.  

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.  Decorate yourself in Christmas tree ornaments, garland, and tinsel. Or wear a fun Christmas tree costume. 

 

KENNEDY BOWMAN

 Greeter, Hallmart Supercenter 

Kennedy Bowman is the discontented greeter at Hallmart Supercenter.  Kennedy despises people and shouldn't be the one to welcome customers entering the story.  Therefore, this grumpy greeter wants nothing more than to find employment elsewhere.  However, Kennedy lacks the skills and experience to do much else.

Kennedy constantly yawns out of boredom or sleeplessness and constantly zones out of conversations. Customers have complained that Kennedy refuses eye contact and stares at the floor when approached. Who knows what this greeter is thinking about? 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.  Make a name tag with your name on it that says Hallmart Supercenter.

 

STEVIE POINSETTIA

 Candle Maker 

Stevie Poinsettia is the boisterous candle maker and owner of The Wax Emporium, the largest candle store in Snow Falls. Lately, Stevie has been stressed because of an unfortunate accident in the store, but hopefully, this candle maker can pull out of the emotional and financial slump before Christmas.

Stevie regularly checks the time - but what could be so important for a candle maker?  Some say it's Stevie seeing if enough time has passed to 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 Christmas sweater. (Optional: Bring candle samples for the other guests to see.)

 

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, which has always been a huge success. Olly is in great spirits this holiday season and has given the lodge’s staff the night off so they can enjoy the party.  Olly will have sole responsibility at the party and face significant stress.

Olly is laid-back and easygoing outside of work hours. However, this boss gives orders with sweaty brows and fast-moving feet while on the clock. Olly doesn't relax and will do anything to ensure that the lodge's customers are taken care of to the highest standard. 

Suggested attire: A dark suit or tuxedo with a Santa hat. Wearing an ugly sweater is optional. 

THE SNOWFLAKE LODGE STAFF

Employees of Olly Joy

Olly Joy has given the Snowflake Lodge staff the night off so they can all attend the party and enjoy themselves. However, the staff realizes that Olly won't be able to host the party alone, and they will be prepared to step in and help when needed. 

Suggested attire: A white or black button-up with dark pants, a skirt, and a Santa hat. An ugly sweater is optional. 

NATALIE NUTMEG

 Pop Icon 

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: Wear a Tacky Christmas sweater. Under your sweater, wear pop star attire, such as a sequin skirt, red fishnets, and shiny boots.

 

MAX MAXIMUS

 Rock Star

 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 Christmas sweater, ripped jeans or leggings, (rock star costume) and an outrageous rocker wig.

EDWARD SMOOGE

 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 while 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 Christmas sweater.  Top hat and small, circular glasses or a monocle.

 

TALIA TINSELS

 Fashion Model

Talia Tinsels is an air-headed runway fashion model from South Africa. She is gorgeous inside and out, but her brainpower doesn’t quite measure up to her other assets. She often stands alone in making foolish verbal missteps in group conversations, ensuring she consistently sparks laughter, albeit at her own expense.

Talia is overly polite and a general sweetheart. She 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 engrossed in your words. 

Suggested attire: Wear a tacky Christmas sweater. In addition to your Christmas sweater, wear something high-fashion or avant-garde, such as a large wreath on your head with a cape. 

BRENDA BLITZEN

  Event Planner

Brenda Blitzen is the energetic event organizer and the only one in town. She 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, which sometimes causes confusion. Also, Brenda speaks with random 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. Wear something high-fashion underneath your sweater.

 

HEATHER HARK

  ER Nurse

Heather Hark is an arrogant nurse from Snow Falls Medical Center. She vowed to take care of patients when she chose a career in medicine, but ironically, she doesn’t have a caring bone in her body.

Heather follows the rules and is inflexible—especially at work. When patients ask her for medical advice for ailments that they are not being checked for during their visit, she shuts them down and tells 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 sweaterA stethoscope is an optional prop. Or, wear a nurse's uniform or scrubs with a sweater over it.

 

MERRY WONDERLAND

  Personal Shopper

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: A tacky Christmas sweater. Bring some funny jokes with you to tell your friends! Wear something fashionable (red  &/or green preferred) underneath your sweater.

 

GLENDA MANGER

  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 she 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.

Glenda is only pleasant to be around 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: A Tacky Christmas sweater and/or a fun Christmas costume (i.e., gingerbread man, snowman, etc.)

 

WHITNEY WREATHMAN

  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 anger this gorgeous star 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 her dark side when she is double-crossed. Besides her angry tirades, she is a sweetheart; most people adore her. Whitney has an uncanny way of getting most people to tell their most intimate secrets, so she often serves as the town 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.  Wear something outrageous and trendy underneath your sweater - you love to stand out. 

 

GINGER BREADMAN

  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.

 

EMPLOYEES 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 of Ginger. They don't like it when customers mistreat her! 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater and any additional fun props like elf ears, a Santa hat, etc.

 

CANDY LIGHTS

  Mathematician

Candy Lights is a self-proclaimed nerd and mathematician employed by the National Space Exploration Organization(NSEO) to design and analyze new space station models. She 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 of learning to socialize. Her colleagues think it will be a huge mistake and have tried to talk her out of going. Candy cannot even say good morning to people without blushed cheeks and an awkward dash to her desk. 

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater.  Calculator, nerdy teeth (braces), and black-rimmed glasses with a taped bridge are all optional props.  Underneath, wear a nerd costume. 

 

POLLY POLAR

 Actress

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 the common folk around her to acknowledge her superiority. She will berate you until you succumb to her wishes if she doesn't get her way. Polly should be avoided like a skunk with a raised tail. 

Polly's most recent film role was as an enchanted tree that takes over a rainforest in the failed movie War of the Trees. The film lost millions of dollars on its opening weekend and was swiftly removed from theaters. This hurts 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: Wear a glamorous Christmas sweater with sequins and feathers on it. Underneath, wear a glamorous gown (preferably red and/or green).

 

BEE BOUGHMAN

  Disc Jockey

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 lounge DJ have dwindled. She can barely afford to pay her bills. 

Suggested attire: Trendy Christmas attire with a tacky Christmas sweater on top. Headphones as a prop are optional. Or wear an EDM costume (DJ Marshmallow) with a tacky sweater on top.

 

JOSEPH CUPID

  Amusement Park Actor

Joseph Cupid is the socially awkward actor at Winter Wonderland, an amusement park in Snow Falls. He walks the park's grounds 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, which he rides around town when he's not working at the amusement park. Joseph hardly sleeps during the holidays, as he feels he is responsible for 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 with over-the-top decorations such as ornaments, tinsel, etc.  Add royalty accessories to complete your Mr. Christmas look. 

 

HAROLD FLAKE

  Unemployed

Harold Flake has been unemployed since he inherited his home from his great-grandmother years ago. He routinely borrows money from friends for his living expenses. The locals duck out of sight when they see Harold, as he always asks for a loan. Harold often hangs out with his fellow moochers, as ducks fly with ducks.

Harold has perfected the art of asking for money, and that's why he refuses to apply for jobs. He believes getting people to give money for nothing in return is much easier. He sometimes calls it a loan but does not intend to repay it. There was a petition to prevent Harold and his friends from attending the ugly sweater party, but the event's hosts ignored it, as it is not in the Christmas spirit to banish others. 

Suggested attire: A no-effort Christmas sweater,​ or pajamas or a video-game-inspired costume (as that's what you do all day). You do not want to look employable. 

 

HAROLD FLAKE’S FRIEND

  Moocher 

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: A no-effort Christmas sweater, or pajamas or a video-game-inspired costume (as that's what you do all day). You do not want to look employable. 

FRANK INCENSE

Former Department Store Santa

Frank Incense was recently released from the county jail on public disturbance and vandalism charges. He was fired from his job as a department store Santa Claus at Bells Department Store. He became so angry about the termination that he ripped apart Santa’s village and was arrested. Frank was fired for a good reason. He always arrived at work late and left early, and he 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 during Frank's fit. She admittedly wasn't hit with anything, and Frank was raging mad that this woman had tried to toy with him. Frank vowed to get revenge.

Suggested attire: Raggedy Santa Claus uniform with a tacky Christmas sweater. Make smudges on your face (use eyeshadow) as if you are dirty and haven’t bathed.

 

MARK SLEIGH

  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, he does whatever it takes to compete with the bigger toy conglomerates like Toys B Us.  He 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. He heard rumors that one of the big chains was coming to town and would do anything to prevent this from happening. Alas, he is only a toy store manager.  He has no power. 

Suggested attire: Business casual attire with a tacky Christmas sweater.

 

JAXSON FIRE

  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 was too much pressure. The last Santa was fired for being terrible 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. 

 

NICHOLAS VELVET

  Department Store Santa

Nicholas Velvet is the newly hired department store Santa Claus at Bells Department Store. He is mean-spirited, and 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. A white wig, glasses, and beard are optional props.

ISABELLA RUDOLPH

Town Gossip

Isabella Rudolph is a zany homemaker and neighborhood watch coordinator. She 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 kept 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 Christmas sweater and as many tacky holiday accessories (i.e., a crazy Santa hat, elf ears, etc.) as you can find.

 

ROXY RICH

 Heiress

Roxy Rich is a heiress, and her iconic family owns most of the real estate in Snow Falls. She 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 throw a tantrum! Roxy gets what she wants and is always seen with her assistant, Parker Mistletoe.

Roxy often pretends she doesn't know people she has been introduced to. This is her way of making others feel small. Roxy also isn't close to her family, which 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 Christmas sweater.  However, you will remove the sweater moments after your arrival and unveil a fabulous holiday dress. Wear elaborate costume jewelry (of course, you'll say it's real), and have fake money pouring out of your costume.

 

ALEXIS HARMONY

 Choir Director

Alexis Harmony is the clueless director of the Snow Falls Girls’ Choir. She sings like a sick alley cat, but nobody has the heart to tell her about her horrible singing voice. It’s good that 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 Christmas sweater.  It is optional to have music sheets or use other musical-themed props. 

TENDO CLAUSE

 Toy Developer 

Tendo Clause is a self-indulgent toy developer who loves to talk about one thing and one thing only—Tendo Clause. A former high school nerd, Tendo openly admits to refusing to grow up. This toy developer is one of the most immature adults you’ll ever meet but is also one of the best toy developers in the country.

Tendo Clause is self-loving but also tender and caring. This toymaker will be the first to support a friend's accomplishments without jealous undertones. Tendo won't hesitate to give food and money to the homeless and frequently volunteers at local animal shelters.

Lately, Tendo has been having trouble at work because information leaked about a toy under development. The toy was kid-friendly but not well-liked by most parents.  Alas, even with all the stress of the job, Tendo is always smiling.

Suggested attire: Tacky Christmas sweater. It is optional to have examples of toys that you are working on as props.

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