Staff Holiday Favorites

We love Christmas, not just because we’re Seattle’s Christmas station, but because it is such a joyous time of the year to spread cheer! Check out our favorite holiday songs, movies and in general, why we LOVE Christmas time!


ON AIR


Seth

Mornings (5-9 a.m.)

  • Favorite Christmas Song: “Oh Holy Night”
  • Favorite Christmas Movie: “A Christmas Story”
  • Favorite Things About Christmas: Three things… the food, the food and the food.

Shellie Hart

Workdays (9 a.m.- 2 p.m.)

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee.
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “Jack Frost” with Michael Keaton (AND “It’s a Wonderful Life”).
  • Favorite things about Christmas: “That we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more.” (Yes, that’s from the movie “Scrooged” with Bill Murray).

AJ 
Afternoons (2-7 p.m.)

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  • Favorite Christmas song: “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” by Gayla Peevey
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “Christmas Vacation”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Quality time with my family and watching our toddler knock over the Christmas tree a bunch of times 🙂

Laurie Hardie
Afternoon Traffic Reporter (2-7 p.m.)

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Sleigh Ride” by Amy Grant
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “Elf”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Seeing all the family from three different states.

Heather 
Live at Night (7pm-Midnight)

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  • Favorite Christmas song: “This Christmas” by Eric Hutchinson
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “Edward Scissorhands”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Sending/receiving personalized, hand-written Christmas cards! (Bonus points if there’s a picture of your dog/cat in a festive sweater on the front!

PROGRAMMING & PRODUCTION


Rockin’ Ron Harrell
Program Director

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  • Favorite Christmas song: “Jingle Bells” by Frank Sinatra
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “How The Grinch Stole Christmas ” (2000); Jim Carrey should’ve won an Oscar.
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: “Renewal, Reset, Refrigerator”

Dave Ratener
Chief Engineer

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Silent Night”
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “Miracle on 34th Street”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Opening gifts  (Yes I know, but I’m still a little kid at Christmas lol)

Steve Mills
Production Director

  • Favorite Christmas song: “All Is Well” and “I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas”
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “A Wish For Wings That Work”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Chance of snow, time off from work, and the chance to feel like a kid again! Oh, and hot buttered rum will always help that. 😉

DIGITAL


Cliff Johnson
Digital Director

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Fairytale of New York”
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “A Christmas Story”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: I just love the season! It’s great watching my family’s favorite Christmas movies every night and drinking hot cocoa. I love that everywhere you go it’s decorated with amazing lights and tinsel and fake snow and everyone is playing Christmas music. I honestly just love everything about Christmas!

Janna Ramer
Digital Brand Strategist

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Stop the Cavalry” by The Cory Band
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “The Santa Clause”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Spending time with family and “adult” hot cocoa!

Mandi Ringgenberg

Digital Media Coordinator (WARM 106.9)

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Sleigh Ride” by Ella Fitzgerald or “Linus and Lucy” by Vince Guaraldi
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (Jim Carrey version!)
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: I love making plans to see new movies come out and see them typically on Thanksgiving and Christmas day with my parents, as well as planning and making family dinners.

SALES


Julie Judge 
National Sales Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: “This Christmas”
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “The Preacher’s Wife”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Cooking, baking, decorating and celebrating it all with family and friends.

Jodee Fraser
Account Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Christmas in the Northwest” by Brendad Kutz White
  • Favorite Christmas movie: All the Lifetime movies
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Getting Christmas cards in the mail.

Marilyn Milano
Account Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Chrissie Hynde version) and other favorites, but more ‘holiday’ than “Christmas” would include “Winter” by Tori Amos, “Same Auld Lang Syne” by Jackson Browne, and also “The Holly and The Ivy” (I can never pick just one of anything!)
  • Favorite Christmas movie:  “A Christmas Story” (You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!)
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Taking ridiculously cute pictures or videos of my dog and making people look at them —that’s the humorous answer….and, focusing on some new ways to share small but significant acts of kindness—that’s the serious answer

Anna D. Brown
National Sales Assistant

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Christmas Wrappings” by The Waitresses
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Everyone’s joyful and triumphant!

Melissa Baker
Account Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song:  “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” by Judy Garland – it always makes me think of my Grandma.
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “It’s a Wonderful Life”– must be the original.  Must be in Black and White.
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Family, traditions, everyone being together…. The quiet house on Christmas morning as we’re waiting for the house to wake up and then seeing ‘THE LOOK’ from my kids (regardless of their age) as they look at the tree on Christmas Morning after ‘Santa’s visited’.

Doug Frame
Account Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: “5 Box Pound of Money ” by Pearl Bailey
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “A Christmas Carol” … starring Alastair Sim from 1951.
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: The Christmas spirit people get, and the presents.

Erica Roney
Account Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “A Christmas Story”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Spending time with friends and family!

PROMOTIONS


Gus Swanson

Director of Marketing

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Little Drummer Boy”
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “Elf”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Quality family time!

Makayla Markezinis
Promotions Coordinator

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Last Christmas” by Wham!
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “Just Friends”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: The magic of the Christmas spirit and how it brings everyone together!

Mashae Brown
Promotions Assistant

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Celebrate Me Home” by Kenny Loggins
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “You’ve Got Mail”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Christmas Decorations

Garrett Britton
Promotions Assistant

  • Favorite Christmas song: “Jingle Bell Rock”
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Tim Allen’s “The Santa Clause”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Getting my gifts early and NOT going to the mall!

ADMINISTRATION


Diana Clark
Director of First Impressions

  • Favorite Christmas song: “White Christmas”
  • Favorite Christmas movie: “It’s A Wonderful Life”
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Gratitude for Family & Friends and of course the lights!