As we approach Christmas, RFodchuk and I thought it would be fun to think about what sort of Christmas activities and traditions our favourite Patrick Malahide characters might indulge in. Are they as jolly and loving as Saint Nick himself or perhaps they might be a little closer to the Grinch. We shall see.
Admin: My choices are….
(“The Paradise”, 2012)
What Type of Christmas Party Does He Throw?
Being lord of the manor and a very important and influential member of the community, Lord Glendenning likely hosts multiple parties. He might be expected to help fund and participate in a boisterous event for local children, but you know he would make sure that such an event would be held on the The Paradise floors while he takes as much credit as possible. No reason why his estate should risk ruination when Moray has a perfectly good department store to destroy.
But, his main party, the one he hosts on his own estate, would be a stately affair with sumptuous food, decadent desserts and the finest booze. He’d have all his nearest and dearest around with special care taken to ensure there are guests who would be certain to say something to embarrass Moray and cause him as much discomfort as possible.
What is His Favorite Christmas Tradition?
Lord Glendenning seems like the sort who loves the traditional Christmas pudding the best. You know, the kind filled up with little trinkets, charms and coins. While not an especially greedy man (for a banker at any rate) Lord G. probably appreciates the value of silver coins especially when found by a small child. And you know he is generous enough to provide a cake that is absolutely riddled with treasures.
We know he used to “hypnotize” Katherine when she was small with his lovely pocket watch, so he clearly has a way of attaching sentimentality to objects. He can probably invent a fantastic tale connected to each found object without hesitation to the delight of all the young treasure hunting guests. Continue reading