From the Warm 106.9 family to yours, here are some of our favorite Christmas memories and traditions! What are some of your favorite memories and traditions?
Mark Christopher "Claus", Morning Show Host
I proposed to Karen on Christmas Eve at her parents' country home. I hired a limo to deliver my Dad and the ring to the house. I was there waiting and watching for my moment. When the big fancy car arrived in the dark, the family thought it was a drug bust gone bad as Karen's Dad was a detective. It was mass confusion for 20 minutes before many realized I was trying to do something special.
Shellie "Jingle Bell" Hart, Midday Host
The Holiday always reminds me of some of my most cherished career moments in my long Seattle-Radio career. All those toy drives I spear-headed, the stories, the giving back by our own communities. It's nice to see our brothers & sisters come together, working together to make sure no one child goes without. The ones who donate the most, are usually the ones who don't have a lot to give. And the kids, they just 'get it' when they donate a toy. It's humbling, the spirit of the holiday and a nice 'reset' for mankind.
Am REALLY looking forward to our WARM 106.9 CHRISTMAS WISH. To once again be involved with 'giving back' and feeling the union of our listeners as we all come together to grant wishes. There is no greater time, when we ALL believe in a little magic.
I decorate my tree and house, with things that remind me of all my nieces and nephews. Many items, of which they made or helped me pick out. They are for the most part all teenagers now so when I pull out the old Santa photos and letters, it makes me smile and overwhelmed with fond memories of being an 'auntie'.
Matt "Candy Cane" Case, Afternoon Show Host
One year when I was a kid I woke up Christmas morning and ran out to the living room. "Santa" had set up all my presents. G.I. Joe Action figures, Hot Wheels, Lego's , all glistening in the twinkling lights of the tree. The best of all was my first stereo system that was set up. "Santa" brought me my first two records: Kiss Alive 2 and The Village People "Crusin" it made for one awesome Christmas!
When I was a little boy one year my Mom and I made Christmas ornaments. We had spent the day painting them and so forth. Now all these years later we still have them with the date on them from 1979 and they are so special. Every time I see them on the tree it takes me back to 1979 and the year we made them!
Sean "Frosty" Michaels, Weekend Airstaff
I have tried to pass on all of the traditions of Christmas I experienced growing up and start a few new ones with my own family. One tradition we started is hanging a huge wreath high up on our home every year and lighting it up the day after Thanksgiving. That officially signals the start of the season at the Michaels household.
Dianna Rose, Weekend Airstaff
I grew up in an interfaith family so we celebrated Christmas and Hanukkah. Each year we'd gather with my cousins and sing carols in four part harmony (we all studied music). We have kept that tradition going for 25+ years. Then later my immediate family would gather around the piano and sing Hanukkah songs (including The Dreidel song of course).