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QI love the episode when the Hor­ton fam­ily hangs the or­na­ments on the tree on DAYS. Are they the same ones ev­ery year? How do they keep them from break­ing?

Jes­sica R., Lan­caster, PA

A The or­na­ments are the same ev­ery year. In the 8/3/15 is­sue, Prop Master Steve Dempsey ex­plained, “They are stored well-packed in the hol­i­day boxes that are seen on TV, just with a lot more tis­sue pa­per and soft nap­kins. Each or­na­ment is in­di­vid­u­ally wrapped and la­beled by name, and a list is cre­ated for each box of the or­na­ments held within. It has be­come tra­di­tion that the prop master hangs the or­na­ments on the tree [if it’s not scripted for a char­ac­ter to do it on cam­era], then af­ter tap­ing is com­pleted each day, the prop master re­moves them from the tree and stores them for safe­keep­ing. There is also an an­nounce­ment to the cast and crew prior to han­dling the or­na­ments about the proper way to hold, hang and over­all care of the or­na­ments. No or­na­ment has re­cently been bro­ken by ac­ci­dent. Most of them are glass, so hav­ing them on a set with rugs and car­pet is a bless­ing and has saved some close calls in the past.” In a seg­ment on the DOOL App, Melissa Reeves (Jen­nifer) talked about the im­por­tance of the oc­ca­sion. “It re­ally is such a his­tor­i­cal part of our show,” she noted. “The or­na­ments are real an­tiques, so I mean, we can’t even touch them un­til it’s time to tape. We’re a lit­tle scared. We’re like, ‘We don’t want to be the first one to break one.’ We do feel like we need to rep­re­sent it well ev­ery year be­cause peo­ple look for­ward to it.”

QOn GH, with all of the talk about the 25th an­niver­sary of the Ryan Cham­ber­lain mur­ders, I know he was a se­rial killer. But for those of us who weren’t watch­ing GH at that time, can you give us a brief syn­op­sis of that story? What was his con­nec­tion to Feli­cia?

Sue C., Ne­wark, NY

A Ryan was in­tro­duced in 1992 when the pe­di­a­tri­cian joined the staff at the hos­pi­tal. Feli­cia had en­coun­tered him be­fore, when he was us­ing his go-to alias (Todd Wil­son), and had been an eye­wit­ness to his mur­der of a woman named Glo­ria — but luck­ily for Ryan, she didn’t re­mem­ber this, due to a bout of am­ne­sia. He and Feli­cia be­gan dat­ing, but his ob­ses­sion with the blonde was ob­vi­ous (re­plete with a “stalker wall” of pho­tos

Hav­ing A Ball: Melissa Reeves (Jen­nifer, DAYS) looks for­ward to the Christ­mas Eve tra­di­tion in the Hor­ton home ev­ery year.

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