Arizona Storytellers: Building Community

In December, I had the honor of sharing a story of my childhood at RepublicMedia’s Arizona Storyteller event at the Arizona Biltmore entitled “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.” The resort ballroom was sold out with over 400 in attendance. I enjoyed greatly sharing my story of growing up in L.A. and celebrating Christmas in North Hollywood without snow, but dreaming of it the way Hollywood sold it. I had fun recounting my first Hollywood Christmas, in the spring of 1972, as an extra on my father’s television Christmas special, “Miracle on 34th St.” I actually got to squirt Kris Kringle, aka, Sebastian Cabot, in the face with water from a squirt gun. He called me “the fastest gun in the West.” I will always thank director Fielder Cook for my 10 seconds (that’s stretching it) of fame! If you have a chance, don’t miss an upcoming Arizona Storytellers event in the Phoenix area. You’ll soon want to be sharing your story!

Why Stuart Rosebrook gets coal in his stocking: He's the youngster shooting Santa witha squirt gun in the 1972 version of Miracle on 34th Street

Stuart Rosebrook at Arizona Storytellers
Stuart Rosebrook at Arizona Storytellers with his new book “At Work in Arizona.”

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