Welcome to “Beamer’s Holiday
Beat,” Bronner’s e-newsletter for everyone
who shares Wally Bronner’s and my passion for Christmas.
(Wally asked me to tell you there are only 21 days until
Is your house and yard featured on www.MyChristmasWonderland.com,
Bronner’s Christmas lights site for sharing outdoor
Christmas decorations with the world? Simply pinpoint
your Christmas decorations display on the map, and add
a picture and description. How’s that for spreading
a little Christmas cheer? It’s a great way to gather
decorating ideas from others, too!
It’s not too late to order decorations
and gifts from Bronner’s. Shop online at www.bronners.com
or call (989) 652-9931 by December 10 to place an order
for economy ground delivery by December 21. Expedited
ground delivery orders must be placed by December 13 to
assure arrival by December 21. Second-day air orders must
be placed by noon (EST) on December 19 for delivery by
December 24. Overnight orders must be placed by noon (EST)
on December 20 for delivery by December 24. (Personalized
items not included.)
The Bronner family and staff join me in
wishing you a blessed celebration of the birth of Jesus,
Thank you for inviting me into your home.
You’re welcome at my home, www.bronners.com
or 25 Christmas Lane in Frankenmuth, all year long!
Bronner’s elegant, white mobile
makes a stunning statement throughout the Christmas season
and into the winter beyond.
of the Piñata
The piñata may have originated in China and
then spread to Italy, Spain and the Americas. Early
piñatas were clay pots decorated with colored
paper and filled with tiny treasures and treats.
For religious purposes, breaking the piñata
represents good defying evil. The treasures pouring
from the broken piñata symbolize blessings,
charity and abundance.
Tradition card included.
Craig Fick, Bronner’s
commercial salesman, sold product for two movies
that are opening in theaters this Christmas season.
“Fred Claus,” starring Vince Vaughn
and Paul Giamatti, was released November 9. “I
Am Legend,” starring Will Smith, will be out
In “Fred Claus,” the bitter, older brother
of Nicholas Claus/Santa Claus is forced to move
to the North Pole. Will he ruin Christmas?
“I sold a Santa chair and
building front décor to the studio for “Fred
Claus,” Fick said.
In “I Am Legend,”
a brilliant scientist is the last human survivor
of a viral plague. While fighting mutant victims
of the plague, he tries to find a way to reverse
the effects of the virus using his own immune blood.
“I don’t believe any
scenes in ‘I Am Legend’ take place at
Christmas,” said Fick. “We did, however,
sell the studio many lights.”
Fick is currently working with three
films that should be released in 2008. “The
Time Traveler’s Wife” stars Eric Bana
and Michelle Nolden. The romantic drama tells the
story of a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes
him to involuntarily time travel and the complications
it creates for his marriage.
“I sold them skylines, a building-front
halo star, and several ivy ornament sprays, Fick said.
“The Lovely Bones,”
starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon,
is about a 14-year-old girl from suburban Pennsylvania
who is raped and murdered by her neighbor. She tells the
story from heaven, showing the lives of the people around
her and how they have changed, all the while attempting
to get someone to find her lost body.
“They have ordered
8-foot flame candle pole mounts, pole wraps, a dozen 40-foot
skylines, wreaths and bows,” said Fick. “They’re
also looking at a 20-foot tree and other décor
for a scene to be shot on the inside of a shopping center.”
“The Four Christmases,”
starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, is about
a couple struggling to visit all four of their divorced
parents on Christmas Day. Fick is just beginning work
with the studio.
department supplies cities, parks, shopping centers, malls,
churches, and movie production companies with seasonal
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Light up Your Holidays
If you’re looking for a wonderland location for
your family get-together this Christmas season, Frankenmuth
has so much to offer. The city is tastefully lit and decorated
from top to bottom. Make it Frankenmuth for that special
dinner, shopping excursion or family gathering. Our friendly
motels, restaurants and shops look forward to serving
you. Visit www.frankenmuth.org
for more information.
We thought you might like to try one of the recipes from
Bronner’s staff cookbook, “Bronner’s
Flavorful Favorites.” The cookbook features
over 400 recipes submitted by Bronner’s staff and
online or in-store for $13.99.
Almond Cheddar Appetizers
1 c. mayonnaise
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
½ c. onion, minced
¾ c. slivered almonds, chopped
8 bacon strips
1 loaf French bread
Toast almonds at 350° for 5-10 minutes.
Cut bacon into ¼-inch pieces, fry and drain. Cut
bread into ½-inch slices and cut slices in half.
Combine mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, cheese, onion,
almonds and bacon together in small bowl. Spread on bread
halves. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400°
for 8-10 minutes or until bubbly. To make ahead, assemble
and place on cookie sheet. Cover and freeze for 1 hour.
Place in Ziploc bags to store for up to two months. Makes
Submitted by Debra Shimer
*Due to the popularity of Bronner’s
first staff cookbook, “Bronner’s Flavorful
Favorites,” a second staff cookbook is planned.
Our cookbook committee is currently collecting more favorite
recipes from our staff with an anticipated publication
date in April 2008.
Events At Bronner's...
Santa visits at Bronner’s continue through Sunday,
December 24. Santa will be greeting children Monday
through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.
to 4:15 p.m., and
5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, Santa will be greeting
children from noon to
6 p.m. For groups of 25 or more, please phone (989)
652-9935, extension 556. Because Santa is so busy on
Christmas Eve, his visiting hours will end at 3 p.m.
that day and Bronner’s will close at 4 p.m.
Moments® Company Doll Signing
Linda Rick, Precious Moments Company’s nationally
renowned doll designer, and Richard Hay, Precious Moments
Company president, will sign Precious Moments dolls
purchased Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Just in time for Christmas!
– A Reindeer Story” Book Signing
On Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9, author Brenda
Roggenbuck will sign purchases of her children’s
book about a little reindeer who dreams of pulling Santa’s
sleigh on Christmas Eve. She will appear Saturday from
10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday
from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thibault Ornament Signing
Ornament artist Teresa Thibault will be signing her
ornaments purchased at Bronner’s Friday through
Sunday, December 7 through 9. She will be signing on
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
and Irene Sing-along
Wally Bronner will lead caroling in Bronner’s
program center on Saturday and Sunday, December 22 and
23, from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Irene Bronner will accompany
the singing on an old-fashioned pump organ.
Wally Bronner and a guest guitarist will lead the singing
of “Silent Night” in Bronner’s Silent
Night Memorial Chapel on Monday, December 24, from 3
p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
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