OFF BEAT

OFFBEAT: It's time to reveal my 2013 celebrity holiday card

2013-12-24T00:00:00Z OFFBEAT: It's time to reveal my 2013 celebrity holiday cardBy Philip Potempa philip.potempa@nwi.com (219) 852-4327 nwitimes.com

Merry Christmas!

As mentioned in this column previous years, one of my annual traditions is to send out a holiday greeting card featuring someone of interest I've recently interviewed.

I never reveal the subject showcased on the card, and it's become an entertaining challenge for others to guess who it will be each year.

Over the years, celebrities who have emerged from my holiday greeting card envelope, sometimes as duos, include Dick Clark, Donny Osmond, Oprah Winfrey, Bob Hope, Dolly Parton, Jay Leno, Sylvester Stallone, Phil Donahue, Marlo Thomas, Carol Channing, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara Eden, Martha Stewart, Jimmy Carter, Marie Osmond, Vanna White and Andy Williams.

This year is my 17th year starring famous faces on my cards and I thought it would be fun to once again share my holiday card design.

This year's card features a favorite famous funny-lady.

The card front has TV legend Carol Burnett in a photo taken backstage at the Rialto Square Theatre following her Mother's Day show in May 2011.

The inside of this year's holiday card, which you don't see here, reads: "Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season. Enjoy a favorite Christmas Carol."

Most of all, happy holidays to you and yours and thank you for reading my column throughout the year and letting me into your lives, along with the many nice calls, letters and emails I receive each day.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. He can be reached at philip.potempa@nwi.com or (219) 852-4327.

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