Critmas is a tradition that started soon after the beginning of Critical Role. Fans of the show, known as Critters, began to show their support by sending gifts to the cast. The cast would open these gifts and thank their fans at the end of a gaming session, and this segment came to be known as Critmas.
The cast of Critical Role were inspired to each choose a charity and encouraged their fans to donate to them instead of sending gifts.
They don’t want to discourage any of the community’s creativity or generosity, but encourage fans who want to send gifts to instead check out the charities they each support (in addition to 826LA).
Each member of the cast has chosen a charity to individually represent:
- Ashley: Amnesty
- Laura: My Friend’s Place
- Liam: The Planetary Society
- Marisha: The Nature Conservancy
- Matt: First Book
- Taliesin: First Place for Youth
- Travis: Operation Supply Drop
- Sam: Pablove Foundation
At first the cast planned to do Critmas once a month but when that grew overwhelming they downscaled it back to an annual event during the holidays.
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