A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

This holiday season is about family and friends and the act of giving from the heart. So whether you are staying at one of our fabulous Laguna Beach Vacation Rentals or just visiting for the day our community will lift your holiday spirits with all it’s little shops and outdoor cheer.

While you are here stop by The Laguna Playhouse and see the new holiday play they have showing. The play is based on the short autobiographical story; “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote that was originally published in 1956. This is one of the most moving stories I have ever heard, and certainly merits seeing.

“A Christmas Memory” tells about a simpler time, when most everything was handmade, possessions were few and creativity was a necessity. This tale of a young boy named ‘Buddy’ opens with his elderly, eccentric cousin Miss Sook declaring that it’s “fruitcake weather”. And in the big house where they live with “relatives” she and Buddy gather the ingredients to make 30 fruitcakes. There’s a lot doin to making such a huge quantity of fruitcakes. All year long, the two must scrounge and work to save every penny they can, just to purchase the ingredients.

The description of all the luscious ingredients that go into their fruit cakes is mouthwatering—”Cherries and citron, ginger and vanilla and canned Hawaiian pineapple, rinds and raisins and walnuts and whiskey, and oh, so much flour, butter, so many eggs, spices, flavorings: “why, we’ll need a pony to pull the buggy home.” Why its almost tempting to go home and make one yourself.

During the play you will notice that gathering these tasteful ingredients becomes a comic adventure these two misfit cousins will never forget. The show celebrates the simple pleasures of life and the joy of giving—a festive, emotional story that reminds us what Christmas, family and friendship are all about.

The play will be showing December 3rd through December 29th from 7pm to 9pm. For more information please call 949-497-2787 or visit The Laguna Playhouse site.