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Annual HOLIDAY PARTY and viewing of CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT

  • Dec 16, 2012 · 4:00 PM
  • Jono's TALAVERA HOUSE

This will our first annual holiday party. I had hoped to actually host it around an existing TCM network holiday movie screening time period--so we could literally be sharing a true TCM experience, but their December schedule primarily has holiday movies clustered together at less convenient times and literally on Xmas day. (This year they do not seem to be showing as many holiday classics as prior years, but I am suspecting they are limited to what can be licensing and availability considerations).

But we will celebrate both TCM and classic movies nonetheless. As many of you know, Jono's cottage-style bungalow home is cute, but cozy, so some of the party might need to spill out into the garden (so dress accordingly--you may wish to bring a sweater or jacket), but it will be nice to mingle with many of you--since we do not have this luxury at many of our screening events. I realize this party is only 1 1/2 weeks before Christmas, but I intentionally scheduled it on a Sunday late afternoon--so it might be integrated around shopping errands or other plans. I also picked a time when street parking in my neighborhood is more plentiful.

IMPORTANT REQUEST: In this event's comment section, can each attending member please mention what 6-person sharing food item--appetizer, main entree, side dish or dessert that they are planning to bring? Then PLEASE REVIEW member postings of what food items they are planning to bring on our DISCUSSION page then LIST/ADD YOUR OWN PLANNED FOOD ITEM TO IT and bring a large enough dish to share with 5 others (preferably homemade or from a supermarket deli). Please also bring whatever your favorite beverage may be (and a little extra to share would be appreciated).

FYI--you may come and go whenever you like, but we will eat, drink and socialize from around 4-5:15pm then watch A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (25 minutes) followed at about 6pm by CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT with Barbara Stanwyck who comically portrays a "Martha Stewart" type character(1 hr 45 minutes). I will bring out every chair and folding chair that I own, but if we get a big crowd some guest may need to sit on the oriental rug in my living room. I am intentionally not restricting RSVPs since this is such a special group gathering. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

For those of you who have not seen CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT here is its synopsis...journalist Elizabeth Lane (Stanwyck) is one of the country's most famous food writers. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do?

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  • KT

    I had a great time and I'm loving the new photos!!! Thank you Jono (and Miles) for such a warm and welcoming gathering! :)

    December 29, 2012

  • Bill

    The host, dinner, screenings and guests combined to create a prefect holiday evening event.

    December 17, 2012

  • alexroman

    Great!! Great!!! Great!!! Jono is the perfect host and amazing company!

    December 17, 2012

  • Tom S.

    It was delightful, fun, and agreat evening to reconnect with a couple of friends and making new ones.

    December 17, 2012

  • Janet Baker (formerly W.

    Jono is a wonderful host.

    December 17, 2012

  • Linda

    I may not be able to attend tonight. I have a bad raspy cough and may need to rest and not go out with this weather.
    I hope everyone has a good time tonight.

    December 16, 2012

  • KT

    I'm bringing a side dish: kale salad from Whole Foods.

    December 16, 2012

  • Carolina

    Veggie and cheese platter.

    December 16, 2012

  • Dale Anne A.

    Since there are already some desserts coming, I will bring a hot entree - most likely stir fried shrimp and veggies.

    December 15, 2012

  • Bill

    I will make a green salad with an olive oil based dressing and bring a bottle of white wine if that's ok.

    December 15, 2012

  • Jono

    Please add a comment in this event's reply section to let everyone know what food contribution you are planning to bring to our holiday party. Thank you!!!

    December 15, 2012

  • Linda

    I am working until 4:30 pm is it ok if I am a little late? What else is needed and I will pick it up at the market.

    December 15, 2012

  • Tom S.

    I will make Venezuelan corn empanadas with a black bean and cheese filling. If anyone lives near Atwater Village and can give me a ride to and from Jon's house, I would greatly appreciate it.

    December 15, 2012

  • alexroman

    Hi Everybody,

    I'm going to bring pizza instead of dessert. If anybody has a special request on what kind of pizza...please let me know.

    December 14, 2012

  • ELIZABETH

    I would like to bring a homemade pecan pie and broccoli salad. The salad usually has turkey bacon in it but I will put it a la carte in case there are vegetarians. I can also bring whipped cream, and I love tea, so will bring my own.
    I also have a recipe for a rum pound cake but don't want to overdo the sweets, see below. xox

    December 14, 2012

  • Linda

    I can bring a pasta salad or chicken....please let me know.....is wine ok?

    December 14, 2012

  • alexroman

    Hi Everybody,

    I was either going to bring some cookies & misc desserts from Porto's Bakery, but I know desserts can be popular thing to bring so I don't want to overrun the party with sugar. I can certainly bring a side dish if needed. Thanks!

    December 13, 2012

  • Janet Baker (formerly W.

    I am bringing homemade shortbread for dessert.

    December 12, 2012

  • Jono

    In this event's comment section, can each attending member please mention what 6-person sharing food item--appetizer, main entree, side dish or dessert that they are planning to bring? I will be providing Zankou roasted chicken (enough for 6 people) AND a holiday spring green salad with gorgonzola cheese, dried cranberries and spiced pecans (enough for 8 people).

    December 12, 2012

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