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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Christmas
November 28, 2014 at 9:27 PM

ACT’s ageless “Carol” wins over a new fan


Sketched Nov. 26, 2014

Somehow I missed the details of “A Christmas Carol” when I studied Dickens in grade-school in Spain — I was probably too busy reading “Don Quixote.”

This week, however, I was fully introduced to Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come during a dress rehearsal at the ACT Theatre in downtown Seattle.


Comments | More in Christmas, Theater | Topics: Downtown

November 21, 2014 at 6:08 PM

It’s time for the Saints to go marching


Sketched Nov. 18, 2014

It’s almost show time for Fassli and Darla.

Friday morning, the enormously cute St. Bernards will be cheering up the crowds at the Macy’s Holiday Parade in downtown Seattle.

They’ll be joined by more than 20 other “Saints” and their owners, including Rick Boldt, of Auburn, and about 30 other members of the St. Bernard Club of Puget Sound. The owners wear black pants and red jackets while their “reindeer” pull kids and grown-ups in festively decorated carts.


Comments | More in Animals, Christmas, Community

December 13, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Dickens Carolers put lots of effort into making it look easy

Tenor Nathan Rodda, right, shared a little-known fact about the Dickens Carolers of Seattle:
The soprano and the tenor always wear red, and the alto and bass, green. The other carolers,
from left to right, are John Huddlestun, Shoshauna Mohlman and Maggie Tisdale.

Sketched Dec. 10, 2013

So far this holiday season, this quartet of Dickens Carolers has welcomed machinists arriving for their morning shift at a Boeing plant, entertained the homeless at Occidental Park and added to the festive atmosphere during employee appreciation day at Swedish Medical Center.


Comments | More in Christmas, Portraits

December 3, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Keep it real, tree farmers advise

Sketched Dec. 1st, 1:01 p.m.
I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but I’ve owned a fake Christmas tree for eight years. It comes apart in three pieces and plugs right into the wall.
In a region where neighborhood tree lots seem to be everywhere and people even hike into the mountains to cut their own, how “not cool” is it to have one made out of plastic?


Comments | More in Christmas, Farms and farmers | Topics: Wedgwood