During the song they ask how much Santa weighs.
Hughie, Santa’s head elf (Andrew Vavra), takes off Santa’s hat to reveal another hiding spot for treats. Santa (Troy Kallhoff) and Mrs. Santa (Kierra Papik)have to figure out how to change Santa’s ways.
The Exeter-Milligan elementary students held their Kindergarten through sixth grade Christmas program on Thursday, December 14 in the Exeter gymnasium.
The evening opened with the third and fourth graders performing “O Whacky Christmas Tree” on their boomwhackers. Fifth grade was up next performing as a band, “First Christmas March.” They were then joined by the sixth grade band to present “Christmas Cheer.”
The final band number was “A Dash of Christmas,” by the sixth grade band.
The audience attention was directed to the stage where the TYKE preschool students performed “Ring the Bells,” “Snowman Song,” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”
Next on the stage were the Kindergarten, first and second graders who thrilled the crowd were their adorable renditions of “I Want To Be An Elf,” “Must Be Santa,” “Red and Green,” “Decorate the Tree,” and “Santa Claus, Santa Claus.”
The third through sixth grade performed the musical, “Shapin’ Up Santa” which was the story of Santa’s trial and error to get fit after his belly got stuck in someone’s chimney on Christmas Eve.
Mrs. Santa (Kierra Papik) encourages Santa (Troy Kallhoff) to enroll in Betty Body’s Health Haven but his attempts are sabotaged by his enabler elf, “Hughie,” played by Andrew Vavra.
Hughie first reveals all of Santa’s hiding spots for food but then when Santa is enrolled at the very strict fitness camp, he brings Santa pizza and goodies. Finally they all realize that being skinny isn’t what it is all about. The moral that the elves and the Claus’ learn along with the fitness students is, as they sing, “Love is What It’s Really All About.”
Students and their families and guests were invited to a Christmas tea in the commons after the program.