Pixs: Gingerbread House Contest in Charlotte, NC

I’m hanging with the family in Charlotte NC, theBateman family, Mike and I checked out the ginger
bread contest at the local Ballentine Hotel Oh btw I am blogging this from my phone the layout is lousy, but the photos are cool, I think.  Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful Christmas, and for those of you who don]t celebrate the holiday, best wishes for a wonderful day spending it with family, friends and the traditions that you celebrate. I can’t thank you all enough for supporting me in my writings, blogs, photo columns, twitter and now I’m doing instagram. My name is PhillyChitChat on instagram. Alot of the pixs I instagram I don;t put here on {PCC but I do put on FB & Twitter. See you on Wed. I’ll still be in Charlotte, but I’ll put something up. Thanks again. HughE

Bo and Michael right after they sang Christmas Carols to the residents at a nursing home

This was made by the staff of the hotel. After reading this blog tune in to my buddy DJ Robert Drake at WXPN who is playing all kinds of Christmas and holiday music, but nothing that is of the ordinary. Crazy fun songs like “I Got A Cheese Log” for Christmas, “Daddy Please Don’t Drink on Christmas.” and other songs that make Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, a mainstream song, oh wait it is.
12 Days of Christmas with all the trimmings. That’s the partridge in a pear tree at the top.
Next year someone in Philly has to do a contest like this, and it has to be a week or two long display, closer to Christmas. The crowds were amazing, and it’s become a real tradition at the hotel. Then people stay for hot chocolate and dessert. It was very nice.
 Cute with electric lights. It came in 2nd.
The funds from the entrance fee, and donations went to the local children’s hospital to buy presents for the kids. This was made by the pastry chefs.

 My sister Crista told me it would be the last time she takes the kids to see the display on an empty stomach

Hmm the Eiffel Tower Gingerbread House?

First place below, it was made of gingerbread and pretzels for the roof and siding. Merry Christmas!!