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    The December 23 party

    Is there any connection between the December 23 party and JonBenet's murder?

    Who called 911? Why did Susan Stine not even open the door when the cops showed up?

    Now, I'm going to share two pictures of JonBenet. I always believed that the first one was taken during the December 23, 1996 party and the second one was taken during the 1995 party. However, I now believe that they might have both been taken during the 1996 party.

    JonBenet received a bracelet for Christmas that said December 25, 1996 (Is that simply a coincidence?) and it looks like she's wearing the same bracelet in both pictures. I know it's hard to see in Picture #2 but I couldn't find the picture where it shows her full arm. I believe it's in DOI if anyone wants to see it more clearer.

    You can see that JonBenet is wearing a bow in her hair in both pictures. Also, in the 2nd picture, although JonBenet's hair is up in a ponytail, it still looks kind of "fancy" like her hair was "primped" a bit and then put up with a hair tie.

    Are they from the same party? Did JonBenet change outfits?

    Here are the pictures:





    And here's a close up of JonBenet's face during the 1996 party for perhaps a better comparison:



    Her face does look younger in the Santa picture but could they just be because her hair is up and she's farther away from the camera?

    (The 2nd picture shows up sometimes and other times, it doesn't. Just refresh a few times if you don't see it).

    One more thing...Does anyone have the picture of all the adults at the party? I remember someone mentioning that they saw JAR in that picture so I would like a look at it.
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    That's from ACR, purported to be from the 12/23/96 Ramsey party. Sorry about the quality. Maybe some of our wiz kids can amplify it for us.

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    maybe she received an engraved bracelet every year ...
    she definitely looks younger to me in the Santa pic

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    I think the 911 call, made during the party, could be a big piece of the puzzle. Who truly made it? Why was it made? Why did the guest only speak to the officer without even opening the door?
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    It says in Steve Thomas's book that the bracelet said "JonBenet 12-25-96" and it was from Aunt Pam. I think he would have mentioned if it was a tradition for JBR to get the same bracelet every Christmas?

    Anyways, even if you don't think they are from the same party, we can still discuss other things that occurred during the 12/23/96 party like the 911 call and JonBenet saying, "I don't feel pretty." Why would she say that?

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    I think people are taking the "I dont feel pretty" comment to seriously. Children are insecure by nature, maybe she wasnt getting the attention she was used too. Or, she might not have been wearing what she wanted to wear. Maybe another little girl at the party was getting more attention, then JB was or it could be as simple as her being female and well, what female hasnt felt the same way a time or two or three......

    If anything from 12/23/96 should be placed under the microscope, its that 911 call. What bothers me about that call, is that it removes the accidental death theory (again for me). If figured into the murder equation it tells me that events led up to the murder (an escalating problem) versus a horrible accident that occurred one tragic night.

    IMO, if the call made on 12/23/96 has anything to do with JB death on the 25th, than it could have been prevented, making far more people culpable.

    When mulled over in your head, it makes sense of many many things. Then again, so do a ton other theories (literally).
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    I think people find the "I don't feel pretty" comment strange in the context in which it happened. It was apparently said to Janet McReynolds who saw JBR crying and asked her what was wrong. This is at a party, two days before Christmas, with Santa, presents, her friends, and gingerbread houses. JonBenet certainly had every reason to be happy. Then again, she was only 6 and little kids can go from being happy one second to crying the next to back to happy.

    The "I don't feel pretty" comment could be as simple as JonBenet wanting to play with Burke and his friends and one of them saying she can't because she's ugly. Or it could have come from JonBenet feeling like she wasn't getting enough attention. Maybe the only person paying attention to her was Daphne and maybe the adults didn't want the kids hanging around them. It seems a bit dramatic (even at 6) to cry over that and then insist that it's because you're not pretty. That makes me think that JonBenet knew that the reason she got a lot of attention was because of her looks and when she wasn't getting as much attention at the party as she was used to, she assumed it was because she wasn't looking as pretty as she normally did. It seemed that JonBenet connected "ugly" with "no attention".

    Here's another possibility: JonBenet apparently made the comment to Janet McReynolds. Since she believed that Billy McReynolds was truly Santa, then she probably believed that Janet was really Mrs. Claus. Maybe she just pretended to cry and say that comment so she could get more presents? Like maybe if Santa felt bad for her, she would get some more gifts? Is that too sneaky for a 6-year-old to come up with?

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    The first impression the crying and the "I don't feel pretty" comment gives me is that this child had been exposed to way too much emphasis on beauty.

    The second impression they give me is that this child was not "feeling pretty" on the inside any more than on the outside.

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    She has bangs in the pic with Santa and they are straight. Unlikely hair would change like that on the same day. I do not think it is the same year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my_tee_mouse View Post

    That's from ACR, purported to be from the 12/23/96 Ramsey party. Sorry about the quality. Maybe some of our wiz kids can amplify it for us.
    My eyes are certainly not what they used to be, but that looks like it could be JAR, the third from the left. Can't really tell though, anyone else know for sure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeskidbeck View Post
    My eyes are certainly not what they used to be, but that looks like it could be JAR, the third from the left. Can't really tell though, anyone else know for sure?
    I can't tell for sure either, but I can't rule it out.

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    Here's a picture of John Andrew in late 1996:



    The hairstyle looks kind of similar but it's really hard to tell.

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    The Dec 23 911 call is very odd; although I had 911 call me back when my boys were younger because they dialed it. (more than once)
    As far as the pretty comment..thats according to Mrs. Claus right? Maybe Jonbonet never said it. Maybe shes a nut too. They were definatly odd people.

    Obviously Im only playing devils advocate because I have no idea if Jonbonet said or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    She has bangs in the pic with Santa and they are straight. Unlikely hair would change like that on the same day. I do not think it is the same year.
    I agree. JB is younger in the second picture- possibly from the year before. Santa Bill was santa that year, too, for the R party.
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