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Jolly St. Nick to

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Estherville

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T&S Christmas Tree

Farm is ready for Christmas.

Jolly St. Nick to

make appearance in Estherville.

The Christmas Grainery

sells trees, wreaths and more.

Sounds: The Browns present

annual series of Christmas shows.

Screen: New releases for the

big screen and new rental options.

ON THE COVER5

Santa will still be visiting the town of Estherville this holiday season to meet with children

on the porch of Santa’s house on Saturday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 12.

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Side Trip:

Thanksgiving is past, Christmas is coming.

That means we are in the season

of Advent.

Watching a holiday movie in early

November, I cringed when one of the

characters explained

in a phone call to

her father that the

mountainside resort

she was staying at was

fully booked during

Advent, from before

Thanksgiving through

the 12th day of January.

What editor let that

ridiculous explanation

slip past?

Advent is a Christian

liturgical season

of waiting and preparing for Christ’s birth.

If you grew up attending church and Sunday

School, you know this from the ritual

Sunday morning lighting of the candles on

the Advent wreath.

Our kids had an Advent calendar with

tiny pieces hidden behind each door.

After we read the paragraph for that day

they could hang the character on the story

board. The pieces didn’t always end up

where they were intended — like a sheep

suspended in the sky where the star should

have been, or the manger appearing a full

week earlier than it should have.

But they knew the story and knew that

eventually the baby Jesus would end up in

the manger — the real meaning of Christmas.

Advent calendars are something of a “hot

ticket” this year. The Advent wine calendar

at one national chain sold out on the first

day it was available. Chocolate, cheese,

tea and even makeup are items I’ve seen

featured on adult versions, while Disney,

Harry Potter, “Star Wars” and unicorns have

surfaced on the youth varieties.

All great marketing opportunities, I suppose,

but amid all of this, I hope we still

find a place for Jesus.

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Over the river and

through the woods

This Weekend!

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T&S Christmas Tree Farm ready

for Christmas holiday season

At a Glance:

WHAT: T&S Christmas Tree Farm

WHERE: 20593 C12 Hawarden, IA

WHEN: 1-5 p.m. Sunday-Thursday

and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday

through second weekend in

December.

COST: Varies based on variety

and height of tree.

CONTACT: 712-552-1917

ONLINE: www.facebook.com/

tandschristmastreefarm

Christmas is ready to arrive early.

T&S Christmas Tree Farm in

Hawarden is ready to help you

get started.

They’ve been helping people

jump-start the holiday season since

they opened their Christmas tree

farm in 1986. Today, this second

generation farm continues to sell

Christmas trees as well as wreaths,

garlands and much more.

The Christmas tree farm was

started by Terry and Sue Muth as a

part of their nursery garden center

and landscaping business originally

named T&S Nursery. They closed the

nursery in 2003, but decided to keep

the Christmas tree farm.

When they started, they only had a

couple of hundred trees available for

people to cut and take home for the

holiday season, but that number has

grown to up to more than 1,000 this

year on their 15-acre farm.

The farm is now owned and run by

Terry and Sue’s two children Adam

Muth and Robin Miller and her partner,

Matt Smith.

They have a number of varieties of

trees for sale in varying heights and

fullness. This year they have balsam

fir, Fraser fir, canaan fir, white pine,

Scotch pine and some spruces.

In addition to trees in the field

that families can chop down, there

are also some extra large trees that

T&S has brought in from Wisconsin.

They also have wreaths, garlands and

other items for sale.

Normally, they enjoy delighting

kids of all ages with hot chocolate

and hot cider, but due to the continuing

coronavirus pandemic, they

won’t be offering refreshments this

year.

“We are going to have to disappoint

the little ones. We are not

doing our cider and hot chocolate

buffet this year. We are also asking

people who come into the store

to wear their masks and limit how

many folks come in,” Sue said.

The workers will also be masked

and Plexiglas has been installed in

strategic places in the shop.

They opened this year on Nov.

21 and will remain open through

the second weekend of December.

After that, they are available by appointment.

They are open 1-5 p.m.

Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday-Saturday,

T&S Christmas Tree Farm is

open for the season and is

ready to help you pick our your

Christmas tree. They also have

wreaths and other items for

sale. SUBMITTED PHOTOS.

Despite everything, the family is

excited to be still in the business of

selling Christmas trees this year.

“The kids like the fact that they can

be self-employed and they can be

here on the farm. They both went off

to the city and then came back and

they love being on the farm,” Sue

said.

“Growing Christmas trees is also a

science and art — which offers fun

challenges. It’s science because you

have to pick the right varieties for the

area and manage pests and fungus.

It’s art because you have to learn to

trim them so they turn into Christmas

trees.” F

Hawarden | Iowa


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RYLAN HOWE | STAFF WRITER

Jolly St. Nick

to make

appearance

in Estherville

Social distancing

with

While the regularly scheduled

programming has been canceled,

that’s not stopping

Santa Claus from visiting Estherville

this winter.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic

brought a halt to the town’s

typical slate of seasonal events like

the Chocolate Walk and Winter

Nights, Holiday Lights, but a couple

of alternatives have been planned.

Starting on Black Friday and running

through Monday, Dec. 21, will

be the time to Shop the Ville for

Holi-YAY Cheer.

For every $20 shoppers spend at

chamber businesses and restaurants

they will get the chance to register

their name for prize drawings the

week of Christmas.

“People can go to as many places

as many times as they want and

get registered tons of times,” said

Lexie Ruter, executive director for the

Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Santa

Giveaways will include gift cards,

Estherville Bucks and dozens of prizes

donated by chamber businesses.

“We do some promotions like that,

slightly differently, throughout the

year, then we typically do in-person

events during the holiday season.

Since we can’t do that we’re going

to do these giveaways and promote

shopping throughout the 25 days,”

Ruter said. “It’s always important

to support local businesses and it’s

especially important this year when

they had to close and were unable to

do business like normal.”

While folks are shopping for those

on their Christmas list, they may

hear a “Ho Ho Ho” or two from the

man in charge of sorting out who’s

been naughty or nice.

Santa Claus will make appearances

Saturday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec.

12, from 1-4 p.m. on the porch of

Santa’s House in downtown Estherville.

“Santa’s House is this little cabin

we bring in every year and it actually

has a front porch. We usually do

our meet-and-greets inside, but we

thought we could take advantage of

the front porch to allow kids to come

talk to Santa and see him in person,

but from a safe distance,” Ruter said.

At a Glance:

WHAT: Santa in the Ville

WHERE: Downtown Estherville, IA

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec.

5, and Saturday, Dec. 12

COST: Free

CONTACT: 712-362-3541

ONLINE: www.estherville.org

“They’ll even be able to take pictures

with Santa. He’ll be on the porch

and the kids will be on the street

below, but it will still be nice and still

be safe.”

Masks will be required for the

events.

Ruter is just happy kids will get a

chance to see Santa Claus.

“We wanted to have Santa because

this isn’t a normal year for anybody

and Santa is such an integral part

of the holiday here in the Midwest,”

Ruter said. “Kids have been through

a lot with canceled activities and

sports and all that stuff, so if we can

provide even a little bit of that magic

and cheer of Christmas, we wanted

to be able to do that.” F

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KATE HARLOW | STAFF WRITER

The

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sells trees,

wreaths

and more

At a Glance:

WHAT: The Christmas Grainery

WHERE: 3223 Kiwi Ave., Sheldon,

IA

WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays

until Christmas

COST: Varies based on the size

of tree

CONTACT: 712-395-1027

ONLINE: www.facebook.com/thechristmasgrainery

The Christmas Grainery in

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Christmas trees, lessons

in making your own wreath

and much more this holiday

season. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Christmas on the farm

It’s time to start decking the halls.

And The Christmas Grainery in

rural Sheldon is ready to help you

get started.

For the third year, Debbie and Greg

Alexander will be helping people

deck their halls with their business,

The Christmas Grainery.

The couple started the seasonal

business in 2018 and even though

the trees they planted aren’t big

enough to cut down yet, they are still

selling trees.

They are bringing in trees from

a supplier and offering a variety of

types and sizes.

“We have balsam, canaan, Korean

and Fraser firs. I am really excited

about the Korean firs. I hadn’t heard

of them and they are so cool. They

are a fir so they don’t shed their

needles as bad, but they sort of have

the look of a Scotch pine,” Debbie

said.

The Christmas Grainery is more

than just trees.

In addition to selling Christmas

trees, the Alexanders decided to

open up a small store and a spot for

people to make their own Christmas

wreaths.

“We are located in one of our

old granaries. We use the upstairs

to make wreaths and then downstairs

we have a little shop,” Debbie

said. “It’s been really fun to offer the

chance for people to make their own

wreaths. It takes zero skill and anybody

can do it. People seem to have

fun doing it.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic,

wreath making is by appointment

only this year, and while people are

in the shop they are asked to wear a

mask.

Their small store offers up a variety

of homemade, local products that

would be great stocking stuffers.

They have some farmhouse decor,

holiday tea towels and other holiday

decorations, barn quilts, local honey,

handmade greeting cards and more.

The Christmas Grainery opened

for the season on Saturday, Nov. 21,

and will be open every Saturday until

Christmas from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. They

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Just call Debbie at 712-395-1027 to

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RYLAN HOWE | STAFF WRITER

World

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At a Glance:

WHAT: Joy to the World — The

Browns 2020 Christmas Show

WHERE: The Browns Theater, 11

Central Ave. NW, LeMars, IA

WHEN: Nov. 24, 27, 28, Dec. 2-5,

9-12, 16-19, 22, 23

COST: $10-27

CONTACT: 888-202-2712 or 712-

546-5770

ONLINE: www.thebrownstheater.

com

DON’T MISS IT!: The Browns

Theater presents Breakfast with

Rudolph on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Seatings at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The Browns present annual series of Christmas shows

The holiday season is in full

swing and for the Brown family

that means one thing — Christmas

concerts. A whole bunch of

them.

This year the series of holiday

shows, which got underway last

week, have been themed “Joy to the

World.”

“We picked the theme a few

months ago. Even at the point we

knew that everyone needed a little

bit, or a lot of joy this year,” said

Shelly Brown. “We just felt like with

everything going on people need

some hope and encouragement and

joy in their lives.”

There will be plenty of opportunities

to experience that joy with 17

shows still on the schedule running

all the way until Dec. 23 at The

Browns Theater in LeMars.

Tickets range from $10 to $27 and

shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. most

nights with a 1:30 p.m. show added

on Saturdays. Evening shows also

feature a home-style holiday meal.

“We’re having a traditional Christmas

meal with turkey, dressing,

homemade cranberry sauce, gravy,

salads and desserts. It’s just a festive

Christmas is our

favorite time of

the year. We’re

thankful we can

still do what we

love to do.

Shelly Brown

Christmas meal,” Shelly said.

As far as the show itself, guests can

expect to hear several Christmas classics

over the course of a couple hours.

Everything from classical music

with “The Nutcracker” to country

Christmas tunes like “I’ll Be Home

With Bells On” and everything in

between is on the table.

Caroling medleys and timeless

favorites like “Mary Did You Know”

and “O Holy Night” will be featured

as well.

“There are so many great songs to

choose from and it’s been fun over infection system, which is designed

the years to feature different things. to kill airborne viruses, including

Every Christmas show is different COVID-19.

and this year we have picked out a They will also be limiting capacity

lot of new songs and have over 20 to less than half of normal for each

costume changes, so that’s really show and masks will be required

fun.” Shelly said. “From our time in upon entry.

Branson we learned that people like Due to the limited seating capacity,

Shelly noted that they may add

a lot of variety and the shows are fastmoving

with a lot of songs fit into extra shows to the schedule based on

those two hours.”

interest and turnout.

This year’s music will have also “Safety is our top priority. We

have a boost from a full orchestra. want the people that come to feel

“We had producers here a couple comfortable so that they can hear an

weeks ago from Nashville to put on inspiring message,” Shelly said. “I

the background music and vocals we can’t tell you how many hours we’ve

wanted, and this year we were able to spent discussing seating and how to

record some songs that our producer do it all. We’ve made every effort to

arranged with the Nashville orchestra,”

Shelly said. “So we have these audience and for us.”

make it a safe environment for the

rich, large orchestral arrangements Once everyone takes their socially

which are so much fun.”

distanced seats, the Browns can focus

Of course a big reason so many on spreading the joy of Christmas

are looking for a little extra joy this through song.

season is the continuing coronavirus “Christmas is our favorite time of

pandemic.

the year. We’re thankful we can still

The Browns have several protocols do what we love to do,” Shelly said.

in place to make guests feel as safe “The outward circumstances have not

and comfortable as possible including

multiple hand sanitizer stations that’s what we’re going to share this

changed the song in our hearts and

and a newly installed UV-C Air dis-

Christmas season.” F

LeMars | Iowa


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PG-13 | 108 min. | ★★★★★

Members of a covert security company try to protect an accountant from the world’s

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Fatman

R | 100 min. | ★★★★★

To save his declining business, Chris Cringle, also known as Santa Claus, is forced

into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked

into a deadly battle of wits against a highly skilled assassin, hired by a precocious

12-year-old, after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.

The Last Vermeer

R | 117 min. | ★★★★★

A soldier investigates a renowned Dutch artist who is accused of conspiring with the

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116 min. A soldier and his team battle hordes of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean Peninsula.

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PG-13 After suffering a difficult breakup, Lucy experiences a chance encounter with Nick, an aspiring hotel manager. The pair then

109 min. teams up to open an unusual art gallery that allows people to leave behind the mementos of former relationships and achieve

★★★★★ closure.

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120 min. To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern

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The Climb

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98 min.

Kyle and Mike are best friends who share a close bond until Mike sleeps with Kyle’s fiancee. A tumultuous but enduring relationship

between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak and rage. It is also the story of real-life best friends who turn

their profound connection into a rich, humane and frequently uproarious film about the boundaries in all close friendships.

Freaky R

103 min. A mystical, ancient dagger causes a notorious serial killer to magically switch bodies with a 17-year-old girl.

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Let Him Go

R

114 min.

Following the loss of their son, a retired sheriff and his wife leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the

clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas.

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Aspiring 1990s musicians Bill S. Preston and Ted Logan are now middle-aged dads. When the Great Leader visits them to ask

about the song they were supposed to compose to save all of humanity, the two are at a loss. Given a new deadline, they ride

their telephone booth and time-travel into the future to retrieve this song from the people who have it — their future selves.

Diagnosed with a mental illness during his senior year of high school, a witty, introspective teen struggles to keep it a secret while

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