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templemagic
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Hi

Christmas season is beginning. Do any of you have routines for normal everyday tricks such as misers dream or unequal-equal ropes, but with a christmas theme? If anyone does, would they mind sharing their routines and patter with us. Im not looking for routines for tricks which involve christmas characters and which are sld as christas tricks, just tricks which can be performed at christmas for children.

Thanks,
Robert Temple Smile
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flourish dude
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Christmas lights a silk/dlite routine
The big red nose Sammy Smith a large card routine.
Check out http://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com and there Christmas section..
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I am working on a new trick combonation.

I talk about Santa going to all these kid's houses, and drinking the mil and cookies. I say that Santa cant do it any longer

So one day a little elf comes in and shows Santa how to fix the problem of the too much milk and cookies.

I use the milk pitcher to vanish the milk/egg nog. And a box i built, (based on the square and circle prinicple...except with boxes) to make the cookies disappear.

I haven't done it for real...i a kids show exactly...so i dunno bout the effectivness. I also put mini candy canes in my dove pan...and demo how elves make cadny canes up at the Norht Pole...with a little magic (no fire though)

-Brad
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templemagic,
I have this item
that flourish dude mentioned
(Christmas lights a silk/dlite routine)
It is called ' Christmas Lights' & it is
GREAT!
I highly recommend it..
Get it..
Dennis Michael
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Use a Temple Screen to produce garland to the music "Rocking around the Christmas Tree" on Kidz Bop Christmas CD. Quick easy, and sets the Christmas Spirit. I then pick up the "ton" of Garland and steal an animated singing Christmas Tree which sings and dances to a clip of "Jingle Bell Rock."

By the way I had an old Temple Screen and put pictures of Santa and a Christmas tree on it.
Dennis Michael
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I taped a christmas tree cut out on the front of my strat-o-sphere can with holes cut out revealing the colors on the can. Then I say that I have a magic Christmas tree. Patter continues... "So I told my kids to put the lights on the tree. Green light on the bottom, yellow lights in the middle, and red lights at the top. But my magic tree likes the red lights at the bottom"..... and so on. I can't remember where I got this routine, but it is not original to me. I did get it from a magic BB, though. Smile
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Simage!

Killer routine!

Ken Scott
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I've just worked out a new one based on a suggestion by my wife involving a change bag. Without all the handling details, here's how it goes:

I show a felt Christmans stocking, act a little greedy and say I want a bigger one so I can get more presents. I decide to produce a magic one, so I pop the stocking into the change bag. I decide I need more material to make it bigger, so then I produce some red and white silks and in they go. Finally I decide to add a little "Christmas magic", like what makes Rudolph's nose work, and I grab a few delites and pop those in. When I finally make the change, I discover that I've actually shrunk my stocking to a 2 inch bright red baby sock.

It's worked great in trial runs, a true field test is coming up this weekend.

-bigwolf {*}

Due to handling experiments and space limitations, I've decided to invert the effect and change the baby sock into the Christmas one. The comdedy won't be as strong, but it should work smoother.

-bigwolf {*}
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tkuhns
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As Santa this week, I did the Sun & Moon trick with red and green wrapping paper. This is the one where you cut out the middle of each square of paper, then when you restore them so the wrong pieces end up in the middle (red on green, green on red). So you cut out the mistake and try again -- this time, they are restored properly.

For patter, I told them that I (as Santa) have to wrap a lot of presents every year and one of my magical elves showed me how to correct my mistake after I miscut some of the paper.

To make the change, I used my handled change bag, but I disguised it as a hat -- I lowered the bag into a small Santa hat and used a rubber band around the rim to hold it in place.

It went over very well for about 120 Japanese kindergarteners. Got lots of laughs -- especially when my jerry-rigged hat fell off the change bag!
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tkuhns:
Where can I find the Sun & Moon routine? It sounds interesting. I like to use paper effects in my shows. The disguised change bag is a great idea.
Bigwolf:
Great idea!
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templemagic
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Hi,

Bigwolf, thats a brill idea. I am working on the idea of showing the kids a picture of a Christmas tree which isnt decorated. Then putting it in an envelope and then making some tinsel vanish, some baubles (billiard balls) appear and vanish and then some xmas lights (dlites) and then when I take the christmas tree picture out of the envelope it's all decorated again.

Ill report back when I have more information on my idea Smile

Thanks again,
Robert Temple
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RayBanks
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I think the Sun and Moon routine is in Wilson's Complete Course and may be in the Cyclopedia.
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HI,
I perform a std sucker version (but I kill the sucker part) of a torn and restored tissue paper for my climax the bits you are caught with restore to a ...... Christmas tree shape
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Years ago I did a thing that involved the poem Twas the Night Before Christmas
I put together a house on a stand and as I recited the poem I brought out items pertaining to the poem.
It took a long time to memorize the poem but I did it and it worked out well.

Do David Ginn's Charlies Invisible Message to a Christmas theme.
Introduce Santa with it to end the show.
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For the Strat o sphere, what kind of story do you do with the joker box?
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I made this up for myself when I was working as a typesetter. It was a variation on "Fresh Fish" - The sign read "Cherry Mistrams" and after you tore it up and restored it, it read "Merry Christmas."

Originally, I created the sign with Helvetica Bold Outline and hand colored the letters. When we upgraded to Macintoshes and a color printer, I was able to use Illustrator to create the signs and add clip art fitting to the season. (You can pick whatever image you want. I'm keeping my exact layout and typeface my secret.)

I tried to send this to Tannen's when Tony was still in charge. They couldn't open the files, (I guess they have PCs). I mailed them one, they never responded. I BROUGHT them one. (By this point, Tony was gone) the new owner never responded. I've since lost my job with the company that I created this with and can't access my CD of Macintosh files on my PC!
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Andini
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DenDowhy,

I'm curious as to why you specifically recommended using the song on the "Kidz Bop" CD. What's wrong with "Rockin' Around the Chrismas Tree" on any other recording?
ed rhodes
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Maybe he felt the "kidzbop" thing would be the easiest to find. Me personally, I'd rather not have one of those horrid things in my house, there are too many other sources for Christmas music to get one of those nasty things!

(Do you detect a certain bias here?)
"He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad." - Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche
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