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Goodin clan celebrates the Christmas season 'Foggy Valley' style

January 18th, 2012 3:49 am by Staff Report

Goodin clan celebrates the Christmas season 'Foggy Valley' style

The Foggy Valley Gang will present 'The Foggy Valley Holiday,' the latest installment in the Goodin family saga, Jan. 27-Feb. 5 at Lamp-Light Theatre in Fall Branch.

Christmas may be over for the rest of us, but not for the Foggy Valley Gang. Because of an unexpected delay in returning home from a gospel cruise to Alaska, the Goodin Family’s annual Christmas celebration is a little late — but the gang is determined that the show must go on.

The Foggy Valley Gang will present “The Foggy Valley Holiday,” Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 3-5, at LampLight Theatre in Fall Branch. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday matinees are at 2 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to performances.

After being trapped in ice in Alaska for the holidays, the gang finally makes it back to Foggy Valley. Determined to still celebrate the season, the family members scurry to make last-minute preparations for their annual community Christmas celebration.

In their usual hilarious, slapstick fashion, the Goodin gang will treat audiences to moments of holiday cheer, warm fuzzies and a good old-fashioned redneck fight or two. An unexpected visit from Mamma Goodin’s brother-in-law, C.A. Goodin, throws in some twists and turns.

C.A., who is in failing health, is being looked after by Nurse Anita Mann, who seems to be out for C.A.’s money. The antics of nearly blind and deaf Aunt Gladys add to the craziness of this yuletide farce. Find out why Mamma has held a grudge against C.A. for more than 40 years, while yet another family secret is revealed.

The Goodin family will sing some traditional holiday favorites, with solos from Miss Clementine Hogg and Elvis impersonator Clovis Bodine. Flo Rakestraw is back with a special festive performance, along with the witty exploits of Wormy Scrumps and Otis Purdy.

Brother Spoolie Goodin and his daughters, Ima and Ura, will share their gifts when they host the event at the B.A. Goodin Funeral Parlor, Taxidermy and Wedding Chapel. Virgil Goodin is just glad to be there while Flo casts her eye for his affection. The Rev. Clyde Humperdink will emcee and bring an inspirational message to close the event.

Admission is a suggested donation of $8 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under age 6.

For reservations or more information, call (423) 348-7610 or visit .

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