Memories of Christmas: On being Blitzen
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Editor's note - Writer Margaret Plevak has found some of the magic of the season, from the carols on the radio and the twinkling lights throughout the neighborhood to the pageants held on elementary school stages.
Each day this week on WalworthCountyToday.com, we'll publish a favorite Christmas Memory from a Walworth County resident. Read all the memories in Walworth County Sunday HERE.
Maddie Saaf, junior at Badger High School: Thinking back on the 15 Christmases I’ve had so far, one of the most memorable was when I was in second-grade at Williams Bay Elementary School. That year was special to me because I got the part of Blitzen the reindeer in the Christmas program, for the song “Do You Know Blitzen?”
I was very excited to go out on the stage and dance around in my little antlers — until I was very nervous and ended up standing in front of all the people looking like a true deer in the headlights. After a few words of encouragement from my mother and older sister, I managed to pull through at the Christmas program and show what moves I had.
Since then, I’ve been involved with many stage productions, but I still laugh when I watch the video of me prancing around on stage in my felt antlers … transformed from scared little girl into one of Santa’s favorite dancing reindeer.
Read other memories of Christmas from local residents in the Dec. 19, 2010 e-edition of Walworth County Sunday, HERE.