COLLINS – Bring on the sappy shows and the Christmas music

MY APOLOGIES to the Armchair Mayor, but the more sappy Christmas shows there are, and the sooner we start the Christmas music, the better I feel.  My wife calls me her Christmas elf. Her eyes are getting bad, I guess. But Christmas has always been huge in our family. Always.

Growing up, we were far from poor, but money wasn’t flowing off the trees in northern B.C. As the kids were growing up, there were times when we really had to portion things out, penny by penny.

One year, we wondered where all the toilet paper had gone out of the bathroom. We found out Christmas Day. My daughter had wrapped up all the rolls individually, so we would have more presents under the tree. She knew it was tight, and she wanted to make us happy.

And happiness is what the season has always been about. It certainly isn’t the presents or the shopping. It’s about the sappy Christmas shows. It’s about hearing Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin singing the same songs over and over again from mid-November to mid-January.

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Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.

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2 Comments on COLLINS – Bring on the sappy shows and the Christmas music

  1. I forgot! It,s January 1st 2018. The best to all, and thanks Mel for giving us something to digest in lieu of the Daily News.

  2. Try mid October. My favorite is “Mary,s Boy Child” by an early Harry Belafonte, It,s all fairy tales of course,but nice nevertheless.Beats strapping on a bomb.

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