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Patrick Redford
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What happens when Christmas comes along, do we disappear for awhile? Are we run off by a fat man in red (no not the Devil, though some argue)?

How do others market their act during Christmas - be it Bizarre, geek, or mentalist.


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I was once approached by an agency who was looking for extreme geek magic for a corporate xmas party. Unfortunately I didn't get the gig but to this day I am still extremely curious as to what kind of business would want a geek act in the first place, let alone for their xmas bash. All I figured was, it was a disgruntled HR person who wanted to leave the company with something to remember them by.
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Ah, Christmas!
That wonderful time of year when we bring a dead tree into the house and eat candy out of a sock!
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I always liked the Rambo Santa Like from the Weird Al song "The Night Santa Went Crazy" You can see Santa "the horible" Clause Here!
If you dare! Smile
Peter Marucci
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Actually, the strangest thing of all about Santa is the way everybody here spells "Claus"!
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Nice guys, really nice... Smile Smile

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Santa vs Satan... hmmm, funny how you never see either one at the same place at the same time. And an anagram to boot.
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And they both dress in red...

:firedevil:
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I think on 'Futurama' they had an episode about a serial killing android that thought he was Santa Claus. He used to appear at Christmas and wander around killing people and had various powers, after all "he knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for heaven's sake". I'm going from a hazy memory on this, but I think that given the fact that all humans were fallible and everyone occasionally sinned - we were all bad. Smile
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Patrick Redford
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Perhaps one could bill a show as an 'evil' Santa Clause...

hmmm

You guys humor me! I'm not sure I want to steer this forum back to its original intent.

George Tait

p.s. It's only me who spells it "Clause."

:)

They are sharp.
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To respond to George,
That sounds cool. I know a few effects with toys. I'd love to hear about effects with bags of coal... Smile
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Peter Marucci
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Hmmm, this has great possibilities!
Egg bag with lumps of coal.
Done by Santa Klaus, a Nazi from the North Pole.
This gets wierder and wierder!
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Hmmm... A natzi santa? It sounds a little controversial. Smile Haben Sie ein glückliches Weihnachten! (Have a happy Christmas)
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How about a nightmare before Christmas type Satan Klaws?

You could play a character that has received cursed gifts for the past 12 years. This is the 13th Christmas and you are terrified to open this gift (the one you brought with you that hasn't been opened). You could build a show around the other 12 gifts leading up to that last one. Of course it would be DEATH!

Satan Klaws Strikes Again!

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

I need to get out and see the sun one of these days.
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This gets better and better!
How about this?
You show the backs of six cards; they spell:
SANTA!
Demonstrate how this can be re-arranged to spell:
SATAN!
Then have a spectator touch one card; you pick up all the others and show that they have pix of Santa while the chosen one is a pic of Satan (or vice versa).
If I say "Hamman Count", most of you will figure out how it can be done.
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Smile Very nice idea, maybe you should start writing a column in a magazine where you can share all these great ideas you keep coming up with? Smile


Smile Peter rocks!



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Ichazod writes: ". . . maybe you should start writing a column in a magazine where you can share all these great ideas you keep coming up with?"

Dammit! Why didn't I think of that! Smile
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This doesn't have much to do with marketing your act, but since we've brought up bizarre Christmas effects, Gene Poinc came up with a routine (disturbing as ever of course - "Cut a hole in Santa's head . . .") called "Santa Loss." You can look at it here:

http://thelearnedpig.com.pa/magos/poinc/trick07.html

There are other Christmas routines elsewhere on that website, too.

Just thought I'd mention it.
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WoW! that is awfuly disturbing. I guess you wouldn't want to try and do that for kids. Smile
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Nobody mentioned the (dare I say it) nick names. Saint Nick and Old Nick.

I'm going now to board up my chimbley.

cheers
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