Marshfield Community Christmas is preparing for its annual telethon on Dec. 7. Last year, the fund-raiser helped the group provide children’s Christmas gifts and food gift cards to 351 Marshfield families. Group president George Earle said local talents will entertain during the telethon, which runs from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Daniel Webster Elementary School and will be broadcast on local cable. Items to be auctioned include paintings, gift certificates, and a handmade dollhouse, he said. Donors may also donate gifts; the group needs gifts for teens, such as gift cards, movie passes, cameras, music players, and sweatshirts in large or extra-large. Families applying for aid must do so in person at the Marshfield Fairgrounds with identification showing Marshfield residency. For more information, call 781-837-8405.