If it weren't obvious already, the Warm 106.9 staff loves the holidays! Here's some of our favorite holiday movies and music from our favorite time of the year:
Mark Christopher "Claus", Morning Show Host
Holiday Movie: Home Alone, A Christmas Story, and for TV Specials Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, Merry Christmas Charlie Brown, and Little Drummer Boy
Holiday Music: Ray Coniff Christmas (the one with the girl in Santa skirt on cover! All Andy Williams, Carpenters and Celtic Woman.
Shellie "Jingle Bell" Hart, Midday Host
My favorite Christmas movie? Hmmmmmm, I have several actually. Start with "It's A Wonderful Life" and "Scrooge", something about those timeless storytelling black and whites that I can watch over and over again. My ABSOLUTE faves are the Holiday Specials like "Rudolph", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "A Year Without A Santa". Those send me right back to my childhood and the songs in those shows are some of my holiday favorites like "Mr. Snow Miser/ Heat Miser" song. LOL!!! The one that makes me laugh, "ELF" of course!
Matt "Candy Cane" Case, Afternoon Show Host
Favorite Xmas Movies: Xmas Vacation, Elf, A Christmas Story!
"Frosty" Michaels, Weekend Airstaff
Favorite Christmas Show: Charlie Brown Christmas
Favorite Christmas Songs: Little Drummer Boy (any version), Leroy Bell "I Dream of Peace", Faith Hill "Where Are You Christmas"
Céline Dion "Oh Holy Night",
Favorite Christmas Tradition: Reading "The Night Before Christmas" to my boys.
Favorite Christmas Memory as a kid: Honestly, they're all my favorite.
Jennifer "Tinsel" Taniguchi, Director of Marketing & Promotions
My favorite Christmas movie would have to be Miracle on 34th street. We all want to believe in Santa Claus! It's really hard to pick just one favorite Christmas album so I am going to give three, The Carpenters Christmas, Neil Diamond's Christmas album and N'Sync's Christmas album!
Erica Roney, Account Executive
My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story. I think everyone can relate to Ralphie's character in that at some point in their lives, there was that one gift that they couldn't live without. Mine was back in the early 80's and all I wanted was a Cabbage Patch Doll. I got it, but it was nearly lost when someone tried to steal it out of my mom's cart at Toy's R Us!
Favorite Song: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland. Nobody can sing it better than Judy!
Diana Clark, Receptionist
My favorite holiday movie is "It's a Wonderful Life" because is depicts what is truly important in life (Our family).
My favorite album is the John Denver Christmas album and my favorite song on the album is "Christmas for Cowboys" because it talks about how the simple things in life are so much appreciated if you just stop long enough to look.
Erik Prill, Production Director
Favorite holiday movie: A Christmas Story! Amazingly funny, touching, and relatable as well. Loved the classic radio theater!
Favorite holiday song: Christmas Canon - Trans Siberian Orchestra. Beautifully arranged and orchestrated. One of the few times that a piece improves on the source material it draws from.
Dianna Rose, Weekend Airstaff
No question, no competition... "White Christmas". It was a tradition in our family to have a special meal Christmas Eve and watch White Christmas on tv (we had the video, yes it was video in 'those days').
Maya "Kalikimaka", Director of Digital Sales/Weekend Airstaff
My favorite movie is Scrooged and my favorite Christmas song is Song for a Winter's night by Sarah McLachlan!
Travis "Tannenbaum" Tingvall, Promotions Coordinator
Hands down my favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas--I used to watch it as a kid year round! Even the biggest Scrooge among us can't help but get a little teary-eyed at the end ("Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas--perhaps--means a little bit more!")
Favorite song is The Christmas Song as sung by Nat King Cole. A classic that encapsulates all there is to love about the season.
Kate Daniels, Public Service Director
Favorite Christmas story! "The Polar Express". This I have 'memorized' and it's great to tell it as though this was my experience, my life. I did this years ago when my niece and nephew were little kids, and they were mesmerized--eyes as huge as saucers! Chris Van Allsberg creates pictures that make the experience come alive in our imagination. This one is great for all ages.
Now, for a special story for adults--"A Cup of Christmas Tea" by Tom Hegg and Warren Hanson. This is a story of the heart, of the value of relationships in our life, about the real gift and message of Christmas. It hopefully encourages us to take time, make time for the special people in our life.
Favorite movie: "It's a Wonderful Life". It's a classic and I have to watch it every Christmas, and sometimes even during the year, because the message about the value and importance of each life is so perfectly captured in the story. I think I actually prefer the black and white version.