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A Typical Christmas . . . a Fable

Chris Cummings

Silent | 1960s

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  •  Opening credits 
  •  Christmas morning at the Rich home 
  •  Rillie Rich played by El Paso Community Foundation founder and Texas author, Janice Woods Windle 
  •  Rhonda Rich opens the same manure she gets every year 
  •  The Riches go to the Provisional Bash 
  •  Man in middle that makes an inappropriate grab is played by El Paso community leader Hughes Butterworth, Jr. 
  •  The Spectacular begins 
  •  Eureka! 
  •  The moral of the story 
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This parody of a silent film was made for the El Paso Junior League to promote their Holiday Provisional Bash at the El Paso Club. Using black and white film and intertitles, the parody follows the Rich family’s Christmas morning where Rico Rich gives Rhonda Rich the same gift she gets every year - manure. When the couple attends the Jr. League Provisional Bash, a “Eureka!” moment occurs, providing the moral of the story: If you don’t want your husband to keep giving you that same old manure every Christmas . . . Come to the Provisional Bash.”