‘Tis the season of holidays. Our characters got through Thanksgiving a few weeks ago. Many will be celebrating Christmas next week. Do we have any celebrating Hanukkah or Kwaanza? Winter solstice? What are your fictional folk up to in the holiday season, Wickeds? Are they baking, decorating, or trying to avoid the whole thing?
Jessie: The holidays are on my sleuths, Beryl and Edwina’s minds. I gave a behind the scenes peek at their gift-giving plans in my latest newsletter. Edwina is knitting socks for Simpkins and has purchased new driving gear for Beryl. Beryl has ordered a Mah Jong game for Edwina and a silver-plated flask for Simpkins. They have put up a tree and Edwina is busy with holiday baking. She is planning a large Christmas dinner and has retrieved the set of trinkets to hide in the plum pudding from a top shelf in her scullery cupboard.
Liz: Maddie is in a bad mood this holiday season! Her almost boyfriend kind of ghosted her and she’s still sorting through that…although he may make a reappearance around Christmas. Other than that, she’s looking forward to her first Christmas officially back on the island, and a big family celebration – with the cafe cats, of course.
Edith/Maddie: What’s up with ghosting? That apparently happens to so many online daters in real life, too! Over in South Lick, Robbie’s still getting over having her Mexican hot chocolate packets confiscated by the police. But she and Danna did a tiptop job thinking up a different festive breakfast and lunch special each day, including eggnog oatmeal. Mac Almeida in Westham can’t wait to see her niece Cokey’s expression when she opens the dinosaur books Mac got her. Cokey is nuts for dinosaurs.Sherry: Sarah wishes she could eat at Robbie’s restaurant! Sarah has been busy collecting vintage Shiny Bright ornaments to make a wreath for her mom. Her aunt had one that her mom admired so Sarah is trying to recreate it for a Christmas present.
Readers: What’s your favorite thing to do for the holidays?