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tv   Civic Center Tree Lighting  SFGTV  December 10, 2021 8:35am-10:01am PST

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good evening everybody. welcome to the 2021 civic center plaza tree lighting and toy give away. [ applause ] my name is "ms. kay" and i am going to be your hostess this evening. how are we all feeling? are we good? is everybody excited to be here? i know i'm excited to be here. well, before we get started, we have to give a couple thank yous. so we're going to give a big
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thanks to the civic center cbd off the grid for helping planning tonight's incredible event. and also, we're going to give a huge thank you to the parks department for providing such an enormous tree. isn't it beautiful. we also want to thank theater's executive director, nick, for this amazing lineup of fabulous talent. and, of course, a special thank you to the great christmas fair carollers. weren't they amazing. so this year, the great dickens christmas fair will be running as a drive-thru event every weekend from december 4th until december 22nd at the cal palace. so make sure you go to their
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website, check it out, and do not miss it because this is going to be incredible. you know, the holidays really are a pretty amazing time of year. don't you guys agree. we get to all come together like this and be next to each other which is pretty exciting after last year. and so we're going to go ahead and i think we should get started with the show. what do you think? so our first group is called business casual and they are an acapella band and voice jam festival champions in 2019. i heard them do their sound check earlier and i was completely blown away.
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are you guys ready to hear this? let's give it up for business casual. [ applause ] [♪♪]
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[♪♪] rock'in around the christmas tree [♪♪] you will get a sentimental feeling when you see voices
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singing let's be jolly deck the halls with bows of holly [♪♪] ♪ in a new old-fashioned way ♪♪
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>> thank you so much san francisco. we are so exciteded to be here. we're so excited to spread some holiday cheer and enjoy this evening with you. ♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas ♪♪ ♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas ♪♪ [♪♪]
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♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas ♪♪ ♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas from the bottom of my heart ♪♪ ♪ feliz navidad ♪♪ ♪ feliz navida ♪♪ ♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas ♪♪ ♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas from the bottom of my heart ♪♪ [♪♪]
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♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas ♪♪ ♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas from the bottom of my heart ♪♪ ♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas ♪♪ ♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas from the bottom of my heart ♪♪ ♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas from the bottom of my heart ♪♪ [♪♪] [ applause ]
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[♪♪] >> we will definitely be seeing them a little later. all right. are you guys ready for the next performance? so our next act comes to us under the direction of pam drake and they came to us all the way from the far away land of alameda. they have been seen in many parades all over the country
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including the festival of lights parade in palm springs as well as five appearances in the macy's day parade, once with the muppets. i know, so cool. are you guys ready to see who it is? please welcome the tap dancing christmas trees. [ applause ] [♪♪]
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[♪♪] merry christmas!
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♪ happy holidays ♪♪ ♪ happy holidays ♪♪ ♪ while the merry bells keep ringing ♪♪ ♪ happy holidays to you ♪♪ [♪♪] [ applause ] [♪♪] ♪ it's christmas everywhere you
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look ♪♪ [♪♪]
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[ applause ] >> open your eyes. [♪♪]
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[ applause ] >> let's keep it going for the tap dancing christmas trees. [♪♪] >> my, oh, my. wasn't that fun. goodness gracious. people are still coming. how many of you have never been to this event before? let me hear you. it's pretty amazing. all right. so before we continue with the show, we would like to give some special thanks to tonight's partners.
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another planet entertainment for all of their hard work organizing tonight's toy give-away along with the san francisco police department. we also want to go ahead and thank annie's off the grid bbc bake works and to the village for all of the craft and presents. we also have somebody else to thank. so at some point after the tree is lit and everything is done, you all should check out behind the tree is this really cool art installation that i think you can write on which i think is kind of cool when you can write on art, that's cool. and it's courtesy of shine on sf. make sure you check that out. make sure you give them a big
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round of applause. okay. so our next performers, i cannot wait until they hit the stage. they are poet athletes. our young poets come from the america sores program at the i think for soccer. but tonight they're going to go ahead and it's going to be all about poetry and spreading joy. please welcome american scores. [♪♪]
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>> christmas day. >> we see santa and snow. >> we found noodles and pine needles. >> we hear talking, playing, and singing. >> we taste turkey and more
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turkey. >> we give to others. >> christmas day. cause cause [ applause ] >> christmas day >> we see presents, trees, and family. we smell hot chocolate. we hear bells, music, and laughing. we test samosa ice cream and
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treats. >> christmas eve. [ applause ] applause] [applause] >> we can see different types of colors. we -- >> we can't hear you. >> we melt -- and all kinds of yummy food. don't put your mouth on it. >> okay. we hear laughing, playing, and
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singing. [cheers and applause] >> diwali. [cheers and applause] >> happy christmas. >> happy christmas eve and happy christmas day. [cheers and applause] >> christmas eve. >> we have been helping with the cookies and making up the
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pans wrapping our presents and we sing carols. and now there's nothing more to be done except to wait for christmas eve. [cheers and applause] >> christmas day. the tree lights are blinking, samosas are frying as we gather for presents on crust kris day.
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family and cookies are the choice. hot chocolate this christmas day. family, food, and cookies are santa's joy as he sips on hot chocolate on this day, christmas day. [cheers and applause] >> let's hear it for america scores. [♪♪] >> all right. let's all go that way. wave as you leave. say "bye" everybody.
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[cheers and applause] >> all right. is everybody ready to light this tree? so we're going to bring some people out, some special guests. so ya'll are just going to keep on clapping when i announce them. okay. here we go, we have phil ginsburg, the general manager of the san francisco recreation and parks department. come on up. as well as our city administrator car men chiu. come on up. we also have the state senator scott weiner and, of course, we have our san francisco mayor london breed. [cheers and applause] [♪♪] all right.
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so our elfs are going to help us out too. are we all ready to do this? all right. we're going to count down from ten as a group. here we go. ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one! [cheers and applause] [♪♪]
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>> say thank you. and now, we have a very special added performance for every class. you may have seen them on "america's got talent" or maybe on their recent jc penney commercial. they're here now to please
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welcome san francisco's first family of song, the curtis family c-notes. [cheers and applause] >> hi. how are ya'll doing, san francisco? this is the most beautiful tree i have ever seen and it's so good to be out here with all ya'll. give yourself a round of applause. [applause] and i think i hear the mayor. yes. all right. guys, you ready? [cheers and applause] we've got nile on bass. papa on keys.
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kiki. zahara, phoenix. and i'm momma c. we need the mic por favor sound people. so we've got a little technical difficulties. no worries. what we can do, let's give it up for the sound guys. let's clap. [applause] we just need a plug-in. amen. there she is. count us off, baby. she has to take off her
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one! two! three! [♪♪] ♪ i'm going to get to know you better ♪♪ ♪ how much fun it's going to be together ♪♪ ♪ this christmas ♪♪ ♪ and this christmas will be a very special christmas for you and me ♪♪ [♪♪] >> you can clap along. [♪♪]
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♪ high-ho silver cheer ♪♪ ♪ this christmas ♪♪ ♪ this christmas ♪♪ ♪ we're carolling through the night ♪♪ ♪ and this christmas will be a very special christmas for you and me ♪♪ >> come on, daddy. give it up for papa c on the keys. [applause] [♪♪]
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♪ we're carolling through the night ♪♪ ♪ and this christmas will be a very special christmas for you and me ♪♪ ♪ this christmas will be a very special christmas for you and me ♪♪ ♪ very special christmas ♪♪ ♪ merry christmas ♪♪ ♪ very special christmas ♪♪ ♪ very special christmas ♪♪
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[cheers and applause] >> thank you, san francisco. just so you know, it feels a whole lot like christmas now that we've got this christmas tree lit up. city hall. everyone wearing a santa hat make some noise. wooo! so it's time for christmas and hanukkah. amen. happy hanukkah. right. yes. [♪♪] ♪ christmas time is here ♪♪
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♪ happiness and cheer ♪♪ ♪ fun for all the children call their favorite time of year ♪♪ ♪ snow flakes in the air ♪♪ ♪ carols everywhere ♪♪ ♪ olden times and ancient rhymes of love and dreams to share ♪♪ ♪ sleigh bells ring beauty everywhere ♪♪ ♪ yuletide the fireside and joyful memories ♪♪ ♪ christmas time is here ♪♪
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>> give it up for papa c on the keys. cannot forget the drummers. ♪ sleigh bells in the air ♪♪ ♪ beauty everywhere ♪♪ ♪ yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there ♪♪ ♪ christmas time is here ♪♪
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♪ we'll be joining in ♪♪ [cheers and applause] >> thank you, san francisco. >> thank you. [cheers and applause] >> let's keep it going. the curtis family c notes. weren't they absolutely incredible? goodness gracious. what do we think about the tree? it's so pretty. oh, my goodness. you know what's better than one tree? five trees that tap dance.
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what do you say? should we bring them back out here. yeah? give it up for the tap dancing christmas trees. [cheers and applause] [♪♪]
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[cheers and applause] >> keep it going for the tap dancing christmas trees. mud mud [♪♪] >> all right. is it feeling like christmas a little bit? yeah. you know, christmas is one of
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the most magical times of the year. right. we have people going out of their way to be extra nice which is good, which i love, we have really good food. we have hot cocoa and marshmallows. and, of course, we have christmas carols. i love christmas carols. but wouldn't it be really cool if we could get it to snow in san francisco? so my question is, first of all, i have two questions. do you think we can do it? all right. challenge accepted. and the second question is, how many of you have seen real snow? yeah? okay. well, we're going to do our best tonight to see if we can get some of that snow to land right here in san francisco. [♪♪]
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♪ the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful ♪♪ ♪ and since we've no place to go, let it snow let it snow ♪♪ ♪ no it doesn't show signs of stopping and i brought some corn for popping ♪♪ ♪ the lights are turned way down low, let it snow let it snow let it snow ♪♪ ♪ when we finally say good night how i hate being out in the cold. but if you only hold me tight ♪♪ ♪ all the way home i'll be warm ♪♪ ♪ oh, my gosh, we're doing it. it's so exciting! ♪ let it snow let it snow let it snow ♪♪ ♪ the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so
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delightful ♪♪ ♪ and since we've no place to go, let it snow let it snow, let it snow ♪♪ ♪ no, it doesn't show signs of stopping and i brought some corn for popping ♪♪ ♪ the lights are turned way down low, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ♪♪ ♪ when we finally say good night how i hate being out in the cold ♪♪ ♪ but if you only hold me tight, all the way home i'll be warm ♪♪ ♪ oh, the fire is slowly dying and my dear, we're still good buying ♪♪ ♪ but as long as you love me so, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ♪♪ ♪ i'm dreaming of a white
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christmas ♪♪ ♪ just like the ones i used to know ♪♪ ♪ where the tree tops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow ♪♪ ♪ i'm dreaming of a white christmas ♪♪ ♪ with every christmas ♪♪ ♪ may your days be merry and
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bright ♪♪ ♪ and may all your christmases be right ♪♪ [♪♪] ♪ sleigh bells ring, a beautiful sight we're happy tonight walking in a winter wonderland ♪♪ ♪ gone away is the blue bird here to stay is the new bird ♪♪ ♪ singing a song as we stroll along walking in a winter wonderland ♪♪ ♪ in the meadow we can build a snowman ♪♪ ♪ we can even call it ♪♪ ♪ he'll say are you ready, we'll so no man, but you can do the job when you're in town ♪♪
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♪ the plans that we made walking in a winter wonderland ♪♪ that's right right ♪ walking in a winter wonderland ♪♪ [♪♪] [cheers and applause] >> you guys, we did it. we made it snow in san francisco. wow. that was amazing. let's hear it for the band. so i'm thinking that it's feeling pretty christmasy right now but what is missing? i think there's one thing missing. i'll give you a few hints. he comes in a big red suit. he has a belly full of jelly
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and a long white beard. it's santa! we're going to go and bring back business casual to bring in santa. [♪♪] ♪ santa is coming to town ♪♪ ♪ santa is coming to town ♪♪ ♪ you better watch out you better not cry you better not pout i'm telling you why ♪♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town
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♪♪ ♪ he's making a list, he's checking it twice he's going to find out who's naughty or nice ♪♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪♪ ♪ he sees you when you're sleeping he knows when you're awake ♪♪ ♪ he knows if you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake ♪♪ ♪ you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout i'm telling you why ♪♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪♪ ♪ santa is coming to town ♪♪ ♪ santa is coming to town ♪♪ ♪ you better watch out you better not cry ♪♪ ♪ i'm telling you why ♪♪ ♪ santa claus is coming, santa claus is coming, santa claus is
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coming to town ♪♪ ♪ santa is coming to town ♪♪ ♪ santa is coming to town ♪♪ >> oh, pipe down. i'm here. i'm here! >> whoa, santa. you are not looking well >> all right. now everybody go home! >> boo! >> why aren't you going home? go home. excuse me. were you guys making all that beautiful music i was hearing? >> that was us. >> well, put a sock in it. get lost. move. we don't want christmas carols, do we? christmas, boo! say it with me. [♪♪] >> well, i kind of like this
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song. ♪ you're as charming as an eel, mr. grinch ♪♪ >> they're singing about me. ♪ you're a vile one, mr. grinch ♪♪ ♪ you have termites in your smile ♪♪ ♪ you have all the of a seasick crocodile, mr. grinch ♪♪ ♪ i'd take the seasick crocodile ♪♪ [♪♪] >> i was just checking it. ♪ the grinch when he heard a small sound ♪♪ [♪♪] >> you're missing my song.
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>> get my good side. i'm just kidding. i don't have a good side. ♪ mr. grinch, you're a nasty wassy skunk ♪♪ ♪ the three words are best as follows stink, stang, stunk ♪♪ ♪ you're a rotter, mr. grinch
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♪♪ [♪♪] >> that was really great, you guys. now, beat it! let's hear for the singers. boo! boo! [please stand by]
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>> all right. i want to prove i don't hate everything
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christmas is kind of gross but i do have things i like . do you want to know what they are?you want me to sing about them? here's what i like.raindrops on rosesand whimpering ♪ ♪ kittens, scratchy bowl ♪ ♪ mittens .♪ ♪ freezing thebathtub with ♪ ♪ some scummy rings, these are ♪ ♪ a few of my favorite things ♪ ♪ .♪ ♪ one leg and ponies and burnt ♪ ♪ apple strudel.♪ ♪ doorbells and death nels and ♪ ♪ saw the old noodles.♪ ♪ people who cover their ears ♪ ♪ when ising .♪ ♪ these are afew of my ♪ ♪ favorite things .♪ ♪ the sound of a pumpkin.♪ ♪ something it smashes.♪ ♪ cookies who mind me with ♪ ♪ just a few glasses.♪ ♪ greeting your vendor with ♪ ♪ seven new things, these are ♪ ♪ a few of my favorite things.♪ ♪ when the dog bites, when the ♪
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♪ bee stings, when i'm feeling ♪ ♪ mad, i simply remember my ♪ ♪ favorite things and then i ♪ ♪ don't feel so glad.♪ ♪ when the dog bites.♪ ♪ when the bee stings.♪ ♪ when i'm feeling sad.♪ ♪ i simply remember my ♪ ♪ favorite things and then i ♪ ♪ don't feel so bad.♪ ♪ everybody clapped. >> wait a minute, wait a minut . hold up. we came here to see the real santa. not some slimy green one of th . whatever you are.
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i think that the only way we're going to get to seesanta is if we sing . do you guys want to sing to celebrate the year? well, i think it's pretty obvious. here comes santa claus! >> excuse me, sorry. silent but deadly. >> are you guys ready?♪ ♪ >>.♪ ♪ [singing] here comes santa ♪ ♪ claus,here comes santaclaus, ♪ ♪ right down santa claus lane ♪ ♪ .♪ ♪ he's got his reindeer ♪ ♪ pulling on the reins .♪
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♪ ... because santa claus ♪ ♪ comes tonight.♪ ♪ here comes santa claus, here ♪ ♪ comes santaclaus, right down ♪ ♪ santa claus lane.♪ ♪ he's got his bag and lots of ♪ ♪ presents for all the ♪ ♪ children again .♪ ♪ all is merry and bright.♪ ♪ so just keep that upover ♪ ♪ your head because santa ♪ ♪ claus comes tonight .♪ ♪ oh my goodness you guys. look! it's santa! oh my goodness. can you see him look at that . >> ho ho ho. >> your days arenumbered , grinch. >> merry christmas!
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>> can you hear them? everybody say santa claus! >> merry christmas!>> ho ho ho! he's my rudolph. how are all my wonderful childrenin san francisco ? merry christmas everyone. merry christmas. there is a handsome young man. hello. merry christmas. ho ho ho! look atall these wonderful children . hello, hello.
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[music] merry christmas. hello, merrychristmas . i see my favoriteyoung man . i see my favorite young man. here's that big fella. this is my favorite fellow. i remember when youwere only this may . you sat right on my lap. >> i did? >> you did, fact i rememberwhat you asked for . you were a young young boy. >> i just know i didn't get it. >> i think i can make up for that.
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>> you don't have what i want. i wanted a footballand i never got it . >> can you look over here? >> is that for me? >> this is for you.i'm sorry it's a little late santa always gets his presence. >> i don't care what they say, you're okay. >> you're okay yourself, miste grinch. and i get a big hug from my friend ? i think i feel a very big hear . a big part. with my good friend the grinch. well everyone, merry christmas. merry christmas.>> let's hear it for santa claus.
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>> oh my. ho hoho. merry christmas . >> i was wondering grinch do you have a favorite christmas song? >> do you know anything by nine inch nails? baby got back? i don't know, what do you know? >> do you know the one about the reindeer? >> you guys know the one about the reindeer western mark let's sing rudolph the red nosed reindeer. >> he's my favorite reindeer. >> you know or and dancer ♪ ♪ and prancerand vixen .♪ ♪ but do you recall the most ♪ ♪ famousreindeer of all ?♪ ♪ rudolph the red nosed ♪ ♪ reindeer had a very shiny♪
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♪ nose.♪ ♪ and if you ever saw it , you ♪ ♪ would even sayit glows .♪ ♪ all of the other reindeer's ♪ ♪ used to laugh andcall him ♪ ♪ names .♪ ♪ they never let poor rudolph ♪ ♪ join in any reindeer games.♪ ♪ then one foggy christmas eve♪ ♪ , santa came to say.♪ ♪ rudolph, with your nose so ♪ ♪ bright won't you guide my ♪ ♪ sleigh tonight then how the ♪ ♪ reindeer loved him
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>> everything is done in-house. i think it is done. i have always been passionate about gelato. every single slaver has its own recipe. we have our own -- we move on from there. so you have every time a unique experience because that slaver is the flavored we want to make. union street is unique because of the neighbors and the location itself. the people that live around here i love to see when the street is full of people. it is a little bit of italy that is happening around you can walk around and enjoy shopping with gelato in your hand. this is the move we are happy to provide to the people. i always love union street because it's not like another
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commercial street where you have big chains. here you have the neighbors. there is a lot of stories and the neighborhoods are essential. people have -- they enjoy having their daily or weekly gelato. i love this street itself. >> we created a move of an area where we will be visiting. we want to make sure that the area has the gelato that you like. what we give back as a shop owner is creating an ambient lifestyle. if you do it in your area and if you like it, then you can do it on the streets you like.
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>> right before the game starts, if i'm still on the field, i look around, and i just take a deep breath because it is so exciting and magical, not knowing what the season holds is very, very exciting. it was fast-paced, stressful, but the good kind of stressful,
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high energy. there was a crowd to entertain, it was overwhelming in a good way, and i really, really enjoyed it. i continued working for the grizzlies for the 2012-2013 season, and out of happenstance, the same job opened up for the san francisco giants. i applied, not knowing if i would get it, but i would kick myself if i didn't apply. i was so nervous, i never lived anywhere outside of fridays fridays -- fresno, and i got an interview. and then, i got a second interview, and i got more nervous because know the thought of leaving fresno and my family and friends was scary, but this opportunity was on the other side. but i had to try, and lo and behold, i got the job, and my first day was january 14, 2014. every game day was a puzzle, and i have to figure out how to put the pieces together.
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i have two features that are 30 seconds long or a minute and a 30 feature. it's fun to put that al together and then lay that out in a way that is entertaining for the fans. a lucky seat there and there, and then, some lucky games that include players. and then i'll talk to lucille, can you take the shirt gun to the bleachers. i just organize it from top to bottom, and it's just fun for me. something, we don't know how it's going to go, and it can be a huge hit, but you've got to try it. or if it fails, you just won't do it again. or you tweak it. when that all pans out, you go oh, we did that. we did that as a team. i have a great team. we all gel well together.
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it keeps the show going. the fans are here to see the teams, but also to be entertained, and that's our job. i have wonderful female role models that i look up to here at the giants, and they've been great mentors for me, so i aspire to be like them one day. renelle is the best. she's all about women in the workforce, she's always in our corner. [applause] >> i enjoy how progressive the giants are. we have had the longer running until they secure day. we've been doing lgbt night longer than most teams. i enjoy that i work for an organization who supports that and is all inclusive.
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that means a lot to me, and i wouldn't have it any other way. i wasn't sure i was going to get this job, but i went for it, and i got it, and my first season, we won a world series even if we hadn't have won or gone all the way, i still would have learned. i've grown more in the past four years professionally than i think i've grown in my entire adult life, so it's been eye opening and a wonderful learning
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