Christmas Decor (With a Cast of Characters) Part 2 Pardoning Gingers

Welcome to part two of my series re using a cast of characters for Christmas decor. In part one of this series (@, I made a promise to HT readers which was that I had an interesting story to share about the fraternal gingerbread twins who are among the guests that are visiting me. They can be seen in the first image of this entry standing alongside Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

I'll begin today's post with their back story, and, you may recognize their faces as all four of them were included in a group photo-op in Monday's post. I've included that photo-op again for easy reference (image two).

The gingerbread twins are especially grateful to report that they have something in common with a turkey named Popcorn. Popcorn is the twenty week old turkey that president Obama pardoned on November 27th 2013.

As you may know one of the powers the president of the United States has includes an annual ritual of pardoning a turkey at Thanksgiving, which allows the turkey to become a free agent instead of being a dinner for someone. According to USA Today, when the president pardoned Popcorn, he stated, "Popcorn, you have a full reprieve from cranberry sauce and stuffing. We wish you well."

When I showed Mrs. Claus USA Today's article* she was especially moved when she read that "Abraham Lincoln is said to have saved the life of a dinner-bound fowl that his son had taken a shine to."

Well, lo, and behold, Mrs. Claus was so moved by Popcorn's news, that she decided to pardon the gingerbread twins. Instead of baking them so that Mr. Claus could dunk them in his hot chocolate, she gave them peppermints to celebrate their freedom
which they were delighted to do; as evidenced in images three through six.

As for Mr. Claus he didn't mind that Mrs. Claus spared the twins' lives as long as he could still put a nip of bourbon in his hot chocolate.

AND there you have it, dear reader, the story of the fraternal gingerbread twins.
Tune in again to my forthcoming HT posts where I plan to include some more back stories on the characters I did not introduce in part one, however, I cannot promise that they will be as moving as this one!

* USA Today's pardoning turkey article can be found @
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  • Vetsy Vetsy on Dec 12, 2013
    Pardon me when I say " Those Gingerbread twins look mighty delicious! How nice of Mrs Claus to spare them by convincing Mr. Claus to have some hot chocolate with a nip of Bourbon instead.... "Mmmm You just given me an idea for a cozy Christmas eve..All I need is some fuzzy soft socks and some Bourbon... I already have the Chocolate..Lol! ( Merry Xmas and have a happy New Year! )

    • TheLastLeafGardener TheLastLeafGardener on Dec 14, 2013
      @Vetsy I told the gingerbread twins that you thought they looked "mighty delicious" and they are thrilled as now that they've been spared from being baked, they are glad to be eye-candy! Enjoy your bourbon infused HC and the Clauses as well as the twins say you needn't wait until Christmas Eve for a toast!

  • Vetsy Vetsy on Dec 14, 2013
    LoL! I couldn't agree more!