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.
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.
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.