2019 Chili Country Christmas
December 6, 2019 |
6:30 p.m.
We Piddle Around Theater | Brundidge, AL

Christmas season is a special time at historic theater

A Chili Country Christmas is the best kind of Christmas.

For the many who have made productions at the We Piddle Around Theater a part of their Christmas tradition, there’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to sit down to a bowl of hot chili on a chilly, winter night and enjoy the songs and stories of the Christmas season.

Each Chili Country Christmas event celebrates the merriment of the season and also brings renewed awareness to the real reason for the season.

The Brundidge Historical Society offers a smorgasbord of seasonal selections.

In Christmases past …

The cast of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” came back to the stage to tell of Christmases long ago, when stockings were hung with hopes of oranges and hickory nuts.

Nationally acclaimed storytellers, Michael Reno Harrell, Sheila Kay Adams, Kathryn Tucker Windham and Andy Offutt Irwin have shared their Christmas memories with audiences on Chili Country Christmas nights.

Sheila Kay Adams shared a Christmas miracle she experienced with her granddaddy in the barnyard on Old Christmas Eve. Andy Irwin took the audience with him and his Aunt Marguerite to the Cracker Barrel at Christmastime.

“Miss Kathryn” brought along combs and conducted a Christmas concert of carols. Those memories will be cherished always by those who were blessed to be “at home at Christmastime.”

Christmas 2011, Barbara Bates Smith returned to the We Piddle Around Theater in “Deck the Halls in Southern Style” with stories from Lee Smith, Allen Gurganus and Truman Capote. Bates-Smith also shared personal Christmas stories that warmed the heart.