Season's Greetings to the DFCF
 
 
 
 
[The parts in brackets were edited for publication purposes.]
 
 
 
 
KAREN DAVIS,
set costumer (predecessor and seasons 2 through 9):

 

Nov 13, 2010
 
Dear Thomas:
 
I was just so glad you were able to be at the Falcon Crest reunion. [...]
 
Anyway - hope you have a great winter and holiday season.
 
As ever,
 
Karen Davis

 
 
 
DANA KAPROFF
music composer (seasons 2 through 5):

 

Dec 19, 2010
 
Hi Thomas,
 
Wishing you a very merry Christmas & a Happy New Year as well.
 
Glad we had the chance to chat, and I hope 2011 is a great year for you.
 
Best,
 
Dana

 
 
 
JANE JANIGER (previously JANE SCHWARTZ),
assistant women's costumer and women's costume supervisor (seasons 5 through 7):

 

Dec 19, 2010
 
Hi Thomas...
 
Good to hear from you. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family! Hope to see you soon...
 
Best regards,
 
Jane

 
 
 
MICHAEL FILERMAN,
executive producer and writer (predecessor and seasons 1 through 9):

 

Dec 19, 2010
 
Dear Thomas:
 
Thank you for your holiday greeting. I wish you the same and thank you for remembering me.
 
I also thank you for keeping the memory of Falcon Crest alive all these years.
 
I wish you the best of everything in the coming year.
 
Regards,
 
Michael

 
 
 
GARNER SIMMONS,
writer and story editor (seasons 1 through 3):

 

Dec 19, 2010
 
Dear Thomas,
 
[...] All the very best to you and yours this Christmas season and may 2011 bring us all together.
 
Warmest regards,
 
Garner

 
 
 
KATHRYN BRYAN HAMPTON,
Napa Valley assistant (seasons 1 through 7):

 

Dec 19, 2010
 
A Very Merry Christmas to you as well, Thomas! Unfortunately, I have yet to address the FC photos... so much going on here... promise I will do that soon. [...]
 
Hope 2011 brings you lots of good surprises. It was soooo much fun to see you in October!
 
Kathy

 
 
 
HENRY STERN,
writer, executive script consultant and co-producer (seasons 2, 3 and 8):

 

Dec 19, 2010
 
Hi Thomas,
 
Thank you so much for the holiday greetings.
 
We too enjoyed your brief time here with us and hope we can see each other again soon.
 
In the meantime we wish you a very happy holiday season too and a safe prosperous 2011.
 
Best,
 
Henry

 
 
 
JOANIE DIENER,
music editor (seasons 1 through 7):

 

Dec 19, 2010
 
Dear Thomas,
 
Same to you! I'm SO sorry I never got you that picture of me with the streamer board - I will do it over the holidays (about to get my hair color done so I'll wait until then ;-)!).
 
It's been a bit of a crazy time but things are getting much better -- just finishing a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Betty White - scored by my husband Mark (Adler) so that's been really nice.
 
All the best to you and hope to see you in 2011!
 
Joanie

 
 
 
ROBERT L. McCULLOUGH,
writer, director, executive story consultant and supervising producer (seasons 1 through 3):

 

Dec 19, 2010
 
Thomas --
 
Season's Greetings to you as well. We hear that Europe is experiencing some "interesting" weather already this winter... looks like global warming concerns really only mean that we freeze our butts off more than usual...
 
Yes, I did hear of the FC reunion through Garner. Must have been fun for you to have so many of the cast together once again. I'd be happy to attend any such future events with just a bit of notice... and I promise to behave and not point out that the emperor has no clothes! [...]
 
Best,
 
Bob

 
 
 
CAMILLE MARCHETTA,
executive producer (season 8):

 

Dec 19, 2010
 
Dear Thomas,
 
Thank you so much for your good wishes and, in return, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and much joy in 2011.
 
Camille

 
 
 
LEE WALKLING,
script supervisor (seasons 2 through 8):

 

Dec 20, 2010
 
Dear Thomas,
 
It's always nice to hear from you. I was unable to get to the Falcon Crest event in October because I had all my vacation time tied up in a month-long trip to Australia. [...]
 
I'm so glad you were able to meet Karen [Davis]. She's a darling and I miss her a great deal. I'm glad you two are 'pen pals.' She is a font of information and memories about FC and all its inhabitants. I must try to get to LA this year, if only for a weekend.
 
All is well here. Except the weather. That's why I especially like your WARM season's greetings. This winter is supposed to be very wet and very cold. I hope they're wrong about the cold part. I still have to drive 35 miles to work, so I'm not fond of ice and snow.
 
Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!
 
Lee

 
 
 
HOWARD LAKIN,
writer, story editor and supervising producer (seasons 6 and 7):

 

Dec 20, 2010
 
Best holiday wishes to you as well, hoping you have a peaceful 2011.
 
Best wishes,
 
Howard

 
 
 
STEPHEN BLACK,
writer, executive script consultant and co-producer (seasons 2, 3 and 8):

 

Dec 21, 2010
 
Dear Thomas,
 
It was a delight to receive your holiday greetings. How I remember the Pre-Christmas Season we spent in Germany in 1978 when we were researching local color for the comedy series we were writing for ZDF. Kris Kringle Marts, snow... lots of snow... "Gluh Wein", I recall a special evening celebration which I believe was held on Dec 6. A bigger than life character, who I believe was called Kris Kringle - one of the local fathers in makeshift disguise - knocked on the door. He had come calling on the youngsters of the family who were gathered eagerly awaiting his arrival. Our hosts had dressed us in Lederhosen and we joined the children in the receving line for gifts from Kris' sack. Kris deemed that I had been naughty and good and was given a snuff like substance in addition to something sweet. What fun. What a great time to be in Germany. Hope you [...] are having a wonderful Holiday Season and that good old Kris (I do hope I have the correct name of that funny character who came calling) was generous with you [...].
Thanks for another year of friendship. We do think the world of you [...] You're always welcome here [...].
 
Warmest Holiday Greetings,
 
Steve