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Melissa Balfour

Event Planner, Community Engagement Strategist in New Westminster

A Christmas Menu Story

PRESENTED ON JAN 24, 2013
IN NEW WESTMINSTER @ VOL 1

Melissa Balfour displays her holiday cooking habits, and how she celebrates Christmas. She explains the history and inspiration behind her mostly vegan Christmas menu.

 

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Christmas Baubles

BY ASTRID KLEIN
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Presented as a part of Tokyo's Merry PechaKucha Christmas event in December, PechaKucha co-founder Astrid Klein walks us through the history of the Christmas bauble.

Fair warning: This presentation ends with a bang... (in Japanese)

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Why Yes, There is a Santa Claus

BY T. SHER SINGH
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2013

T. Sher Singh tells the true story of Saint Nicholas, the man who inspired the myth of Santa Claus. This story takes him to a small church in Turkey, where a priest became famous for his acts of kindness, eventually becoming the patron saint of sailors.

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Special People's Christmas Party

BY SCOTT MERSCHMAN
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 27, 2013

Scott Merschman loves Bemidji and this presentation proves it. He lists all the reasons why Bemidji is great. One of the main things that makes Bemidji great is his family's Christmas tradition.

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Yuletide Shrubbery

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham offers some insight into one of the most recognizable holiday season traditions: the Christmas tree. He speaks on the history of this perennial tradition, and shows off some of the world's most unique Christmas tree creations.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 24, 2013.

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Branding Christmas

BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

"There are not so many brands that can actually do this..."

In Branding Christmas from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 120, industrial designer Juho Viitasalo took to the stage for a holiday branding exercise, examining just how far the branding of Christmas and Santa Claus has managed to propel these two things to worldwide popularity.

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A Canadian's Christmas in Coventry (with apologies to Dylan Thomas)

BY WILLIAM RUPP
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Dr. William Rupp discusses a failed Christmas in Coventry and how we cope with a dusting of snow.

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Christmas for the Christmas-less

BY ILAN WOLFFBERG
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 21, 2016

"Christmas is an important family holiday.... the party being prepared is for people who have no one to be with on Christmas Eve."

In Christmas for the Christmas-less from PechaKucha Night St. Augustine Vol. 9, Ilan Wolffberg spent over 40 years living in Denmark and shares with us an occasion that keeps him going back in a small commune inside Copenhagen called Christiania. He has been part of the Christmas celebration there for 15 years and continues to be rewarded by volunteering.

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What the "Hippopotamus for Christmas" Song Taught Me About Crafting an Inspiring Vision

BY ANDREW K. STEIN
@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

Andrew K. Stein takes us on an interesting disection of a much loved Christmas song that describes the truly visionary foresight of the narrator to achieve a goal. Set the goal, identify stakeholders, etc., etc., as the narrator works toward her ultimate wish of owing a hippo! Andrew effectively walks us through the process, so sit back and enjoy this special non-holiday holiday presentation! 

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Mark Dytham's Holiday DeLIGHTS!

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

In typical PKN Tokyo holiday tradition, PechaKucha Founder Mark Dytham will share the season’s cheer the 20x20 way! Some of his classic Holiday presentations of year’s past include legendary titles such as “Yuletide Shrubbery”  “Snowflakeology” or “Ski Jumps of the World”.  Here he presents the history of the ever-holiday-present CHRISTMAS LIGHT!