Phoenix celebrates Christmas 2010

On Wednesday 15th December Phoenix celebrated Christmas. They began as usual with a short communion service in church. However, even this felt special this month in the light of the Christmas Trees! [See blogs below for more information about the Christmas Tree Festival]

After the service everyone went through for Christmas lunch. The hall and tables were seasonally decorated and we were even supplied with crackers!

The food was delicious – soup; Turkey, roast potatoes and vegetables; Christmas pudding (or trifle); coffee, mince pies and brandy cream!

After the meal everybody thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment provided by Julie Ann and three of her pupils.

The three extremely talented pupils were Harry (who provided the Aaah! Factor), Lucy (who was cute and whacky) and Sue (who provided elegance and gravitas).

Throughout the programme Harry sang “The Little Boy Santa Forgot”, “Who Will Buy?”, “My Two Front Teeth” and an animated version of “Les Poissons”.

Lucy’s contributions were “Let it Snow”, “The Christmas Song”, an hilarious rendition of “Honey Bun” from South Pacific and “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”.

From Sue we heard “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again”, a tear jerking interpretation of “O Holy Night”, “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas” and “I could Have Danced All Night”.

To give the singers a rest Julie played a “Christmas Rag” part way through the programme. This had 7 carols cleverly hidden within it and we were encouraged to try to spot them all!

Julie was followed by Jane reading the side-splitting story of “Rindercella and her two sigly usters”. The moral of the story was “If you go to a bancy fall and you want to have a prandsome hince lall in fove with you, don’t forget to slop your dripper”. Possibly you had to be there to fully appreciate this (certainly my computer is having a hissy fit as I type it! However, Jane, with her dead pan delivery, had us practically falling off our chairs we were laughing so much!

Marjorie also slipped in an amusing anecdote or two.

The finale to the entertainment was White Christmas and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” sung by everybody.

Well done every body who worked so hard to give us such a fantastic time.

A BIG THANK YOU to Christine, Jane and their team of helpers for the meal; to Julie Ann, Harry, Lucy and Sue (+ Jane) for the first class entertainment and an EXTRA BIG THAN YOU to Marjorie for all the hard work she puts in all year organising Phoenix which is much appreciated by all who attend.

If you are free on the third Wednesday in the month why not give Phoenix a try? Each month it starts at 11.30 a.m. with a short communion which is then followed at 12 noon by lunch in the hall and a speaker or activity at 1.00 p.m. Anyone is welcome and, although most people do, you do not have to come to all three sections. You can just come to the bit(s) that suit you. For more information phone Margery on 01704 566 120. She will be delighted to hear from you.