'Twas the night before favorite things, and all through the studio...
Harpo "elves" hard are at work backstage, preparing to transform the set into Santa's workshop.
...And a chic winter wonderland.
Trees, garlands and wreaths for both favorite things sets come together in one section of our studio.
Gumdrops are placed atop a gigantic gingerbread house.
The gingerbread house takes shape in its beginning stages.
Crews construct the gingerbread house's festive red door.
The gold bow and gift top will cover up the top-secret, newly redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle.
Crew members arrange all of Oprah's Favorite Things for top-secret photo shoots.
Dozens of perfectly wrapped presents make their way onto the set.
Crew members test the giant jack-in-a-box, which hides a huge surprise
Audience coordinator Sally Lou goes over all the details with skilled set designers.
The crew makes last-minute, finishing touches before showtime.
Before the lucky audience takes their seats, there's one last walk-through to make sure everything's perfect!
Then, the winter wonderland set comes together.
Gift bags are ready and waiting for unsuspecting audience members
The hardworking Harpo "elves" who designed and constructed our festive toy workshop and chic winter wonderland gather on set.
Finally, it's showtime! Happy giving to all, and to all, a good night...
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Published on November 19, 2010