A fun time for all, Yoda Yulefest is

Last night we hosted our annual holiday part, Yoda Yulefest, a time for all the geeks to skitter out of their dark corners, rub their eyes at the bright holiday lights, and embrace in some festive cheer.

We’ve been hosting this for a number of years, and it keeps seeming to get bigger and better, with new decorations and entertainments. This year, in addition to kc dyer‘s annual reading of “Twas the Night Before Yoda Yuletide” we performed a group reading of Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Verily, A New Hope, by Ian Doescher. Marcie prepared the scripts and directed the reading.

Here are some of the photos of our decorations, and from the evening . . .

Our interactive R2D2 TRIED to be festive, though his hat kept falling off every time he crossed the floor.

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Speaking of R2D2, check out Marcie’s new toque:

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Crochet seems to be a theme of Yoda Yulefest. Our favorite new gift was a little crocheted Yoda that was delivered to us by our friend, Emily. Amazing!

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He goes perfectly with the Ewok we were given last year:

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Here’s the girls enjoying some “Yoda Soda.”

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Plenty of Yoda cookies to go around.

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I spent WAY too long making these snowflakes. (The patterns are designed by Anthony Herrera; you can check them out here.)

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Best costume goes to author Diane Haynes:

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Some of the geeks were playing the X-Wing  miniature game. I didn’t play because I was too busy making Yoda Soda.

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Here’s the soundtrack for the evening’s festivities, Christmas in the Stars, featuring such classic tunes as “What Can You Get a Wookie for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb)”
and “R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

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The lightsabers were hung by the chimney with care:

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And here’s just a few more decorations around the house . . .

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Well, I can sum of the evening by quoting my friend and author, James McCann: “Best. Yoda Yuletide. Ever.”

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