TIP OF THE WEEK: Christmas!

G-228 Max (Russell Crowe) enjoys the company of his supposed long-lost cousin Christie Roberts (Abbie Cornish) in A GOOD YEAR.

Your Tip of the Week is to have a great Christmas!

Also since Guest Services hopes to have a great Christmas too, we are out of the office until Monday January 4th. If you have any problems during this time please email or call and we’ll have Don come right over.

He’ll shovel your driveway, mow your lawn, rake leaves, take out your Christmas tree, take out the trash, anything you don’t feel like doing yourself. As we always say, that’s what he’s here for!

From all of us, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


CENTER HIGHLIGHT: Usher Christmas Party






It was great to see so many of you at the Christmas Party this past Monday. Thank you for coming. I think everyone had fun… maybe too much fun! If you see anyone who couldn’t make it, please don’t make them feel bad. Tell them it was terrible. (Please, jokingly though!)

I hope everyone enjoyed the food and the entertainment. The Glee Club was a welcome surprise! I had no idea they were coming. They just wandered in off the street. I guess that’s what Glee Clubs do. All kidding aside, it was great to hear that many of you said your favorite Christmas entertainment was the Glee Club and they were waiting outside the whole time! Special thanks to our student usher Ryan Wiegand and Dan Stowe for helping us set that up . Thanks also go out to our Tech staff who set up the beautiful lighting and sound.

For those who were unable to be with us for various reasons, we hope to see you at the next event and too wish you a very Merry Christmas!  We will be mailing you a Christmas card which contains your Spring 2016 Presenting Series discount voucher.

Here are some photographed memories:




Prayer by (Honorary) Fr. Don





Ted singing Neil Diamond’s version of             “O Holy Night”.

(Okay, so that didn’t happen. Maybe next year.)




Sharing Christmas favorites



Ashley’s favorite Christmas entertainment: Caillou’s Holiday Movie






Glee Club!



Glee Clubbin’ with miniature Don





Desserts, yum! More Chocolate Mousse please.






A few of our December events will be on TV in the coming week.



First up, the Football Awards will be on the NBC Sports Network this Saturday (December 19th) from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. If you’re looking for it on your listings, the program is titled “Notre Dame Echoes”.

All of you might not have the NBC Sports Network, but here’s how to find it on the major providers:

Comcast: NBCSN is channel 68 or in HD it is channel 174

AT&T U-verse: NBCSN is channel 640 or in HD it is channel 1640

DIRECTV: NBCSN is channel 220

Dish Network: NBCSN is channel 159 or 9466


IMG_1079[1]Next up is “Christmas at Notre Dame”. This is a one hour special on WNIT/PBS that will air Monday December 21st from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM. It mostly features this past weekend’s Glee Club / Symphony Orchestra performances but will also include excerpts from the Notre Dame Chorale and Chamber Orchestra’s performance of “Handel’s Messiah” that was two weekends ago. Anyone who was there will tell you all of these performances were great, so check it out!