Christmas in a box

Christmas tree

When I was growing up, the first sign of Christmas came with the Sears Christmas Wish Book that arrived at the end of August. Every year, it became a temporarily permanent fixture in the kitchen and living room as I’d thumb through the toy pages – and later the electronics pages – looking at the things I’d want.

But the Christmas season for me didn’t officially start until I heard my first Christmas song on the radio, usually around November 22, and usually on the province’s main AM station, just because. After that first song, the floodgates of Christmas opened.

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My Idea of Christmas (music)

One of my favourite things about Christmas every year is the Christmas music. Growing up, during the Christmas season, the radio was on almost all the time and Christmas songs would get played in there quite often so I got to know a lot of them. A few have stuck with me over the years. It’s probably unpopular to love

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