Holiday gifts: Patch Gallagher

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Spoiler alert: There is no Red Ryder bb gun on his holiday wish list.

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So, once again, we thought we'd ask a few people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present.

Since a young man's gift is at the center of the classic holiday tale A Christmas Story, we asked Patch Gallagher, one of the kids in Capital Rep's current production of A Christmas Story, The Musical for his thoughts on holiday gifts this year.

What gifts would you like to get this year?

I hope to get a PS4 or a drum set. Those are the two big things I asked for. My cousin has a drum set in his basement and I played the whole day on Thanksgiving. I do every year. It's the only time I get to play. My dad said I'm a natural. It would be really cool if I got a drum set.

What gifts would you like to give this year?

I really haven't had any time to shop yet but I would like to get my mom and dad something nice. They have been driving me back and forth to rehearsals and shows at CapRep for A Christmas Story, the musical. I play Flick -- the kid that gets his tongue stuck to the pole. Maybe I could get them a leg lamp!

What charity would you like to support?

I would like to support the Leukemia Foundation. My aunt Tracey, who is my godmother, was diagnosed with HML leukemia last year. It has been a really hard road for her and there have been so many speedbumps along the way, but she is very brave! She is in a good place right now which is perfect for Christmas!

What was your most memorable gift from childhood?

My Mother gave me a Beyblade on opening night for Les Miserables at Cohoes Music Hall. It was my first show ever. I was so surprised and excited because I really wanted a Beyblade but it was close to Christmas so I didn't even consider that I would get it!

What is your wish for the New Year?

My wish is that my aunt Tracey continues to win the fight again leukemia.

Earlier on AOA
+ Holiday gifts: Chopsticks Optional
+ Holiday gifts: Craig Gravina
+ Holiday gifts: Karen Tararache
+ Holiday gifts: Truemaster Trimingham

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