Christmas

Nerd runs deep in my family. My father has it. My brother has it. My mother has it. My cousin has it. My grandmother has it. And…I have it!

Every year my family dresses up for Christmas. That’s right… I said Christmas. Through a series of silent ballots, we vote on which theme we’d all like to have for the coming year. We choose from a master list that has such ideas like Where’s Waldo Christmas, Candyland Christmas, Star Trek Christmas, Literary Characters Christmas, Downton Abbey Christmas, etc. Then we dress up in full costume from me to my mom and dad to my 93 year old Granny. There’s a costume contest, a green screen that we take pictures in front of and usually a bevy of activities to choose from. One year we made Shire gingerbread houses and another we had a Star Wars origami class. There’s something for everyone at Eastbank on the day before Christmas. If you are in the greater Orlando area on December 24th come on by, and don’t forget your costume!!

Here’s a look at Eastbank Christmas’ past:

Victorian Thanksgiving (the one that started it all)

Thanksgiving 2008

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Doug, Sterling, Me, Altyn and Jeremy (the cousins)
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Me and Sterling
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Me, Sterling and Jeremy
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Sterling and Jeremy
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Jeremy, Doug, Me, Altyn and Sterling
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Jeremy, Altyn, Me, Sterling and Doug

Very Harry Potter Christmas

December 2009

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Arthur Weasley (Daddy), Harry Potter (Uncle Lint), Luna Lovegood (Cousin Sterling)
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Professor McGonagall (Granny)
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Luna Lovegood (Cousin Sterling)
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Ron Weasley (Brother Jeremy)
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Harry, Luna and Ron
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Aunt Petunia (Momma), Ron, Tonks (Me) and Madame Pomfrey (Grandma)

Narnia Christmas
December 2010

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Susan Pevensie (Me)
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The lamp post (Sister in law Caroline)
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Grandmother Christmas (Granny)
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Mr. Tumnus (Brother Jeremy) and Lucy Pevensie (Aunt Barbie)
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Group Shot

Star Wars Christmas

December 2011

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AT-ST/ Chewbacca (Daddy)
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Dead Aunt Beru (Momma)
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The Cousins
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Christmas Yoda (Aunt Becky)
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Padme Amidala (Me)
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Ventress (Cousin Sterling) fighting Obi-Wan (Wes)
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Admiral Sakbar (Brother Jeremy)

LOTR Christmas

December 2012

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Peregrin Took (Momma)
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Legolas (Me) and Arwen (Friend Stacey)
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Gimli son of Gloin (Brother Jeremy)
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Frodo Baggins (Uncle Lint)
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Bilbo Baggins (Granny)
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Galadriel (Aunt Barbie)
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Rosie (Grandma)
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Group Shot

Dr. Who Christmas

December 2013

 

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Group Shot
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River Song (Me) and Rory Williams (cousin Kevin)
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River Song (Me) and The T.A.R.D.I.S. (mom Barbara)
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Sarah Jane Smith (sister-in-law Caroline) and The 4th Doctor (brother Jeremy)
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Cassandra, the last human (cousin Sterling) and her faithful waterer (cousin Wes)
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Salvador Dali (Aunt Beck), Albert Einstein (Uncle Lint) and companion in Doctor Who pajamas (cousin Sterling)

Superhero Christmas

December 2014

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Harley Quinn (Me)
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Superman (Cousin Kevin)
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Agent Carter (friend Stacey)
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Catwoman (Granny)
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Group Shot
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Supergirl (Friend Kat)
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Storm (cousin Sterling) and Wolverine (cousin Wes)
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The Shadow (Brother Jeremy)
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Storm (Cousin Sterling)
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I Love Lucy as Superman (Sister in Law Caroline)
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Green Arrow (mom Barb) and Manbat (dad Eric)
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Group Shot

Star Trek Christmas

December 2015

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Seven of Nine (Me)
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Lokai (dad Eric)
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Neelix (brother Jeremy)
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The Trouble with Tribbles (sister in law Caroline)
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Spock (friend CJ)
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Jadzia Dax (cousin Sterling), symbiote (nephew Anders), and Worf (cousin Wes)
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Deanna Troi (friend Stacy)
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Q (Uncle Lint)
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Neelix (brother Jeremy), 7 of 9 (Me), Captain Kirk (mom Barb), and Lokai (dad Eric)

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Andorian (Granny)
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Cousin Group Shot
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Jadzia Dax (cousin Sterling)

Wizard of Oz Christmas

December 2016

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Dorothy (sister in law Caroline), Glinda (me) and Wicked Witch of the West (cousin Sterling)
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The Wizard of Oz (Uncle Lint)
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Palace Guard (cousin Wes)
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Emerald City gatekeeper (brother Jeremy) and Toto (niece Lucy)
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Winged monkey (nephew Anders) and Toto (niece Lucy)
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Scarecrows (friends Kale and Rebecca)
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Munchkin Coroner (dad Eric)
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Field of Poppies (Granny) and Wicked Witch of the West (cousin Sterling)
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Wizard of Oz (Uncle Lint) and Glinda (me)
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Winged Monkey (nephew Anders) and Dorothy (sister in law Caroline)
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Zeke (cousin Adlet)
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Wicked Witch of the West (cousin Sterling) and Munchkin Coroner (dad Eric)
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Scarecrow (friend Rebecca), Dorothy (sister in law Caroline), Tin Man (friend Stacey), and Lion (cousin Altyn)

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