How Jingles the Elf Saved Christmas for My 3-Year-Old Daughter

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Merry Christmas from Nancy!

Merry Christmas! The staff here at Great Lakes Radio are sharing our favorite holiday memories or family traditions.

By Nancy

In 1997, I was a single mom with a 3-month old baby and a 3-year-old. I worked one full-time job and two part-time jobs, but money was always tight. Shortly before Christmas that year, my brother came to my new apartment to see us. I mentioned to him that our ratty, old fake Christmas tree disappeared in the move and I wouldn’t be able to replace it by Christmas.

Briana, my 3-year-old, cried because she was afraid Santa Claus wouldn’t be able to find us. Santa knows where we are, we told her. But she thought if we didn’t have a tree to put our angel on, that Santa wouldn’t know we had moved. My big brother Pete told her the elves wouldn’t let Santa miss us, and he just knew they’d find a way to make sure he got to our house.

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A Christmas to Remember from 1998

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Merry Christmas from Eric Scott!

Merry Christmas! The staff here at Great Lakes Radio are sharing our favorite holiday memories or family traditions.

By Eric Scott

All year long, every child dreams of that special gift that they always hope Santa Claus will bring to them on Christmas morning. Whether it be a fire truck, a puppy, or a stereo… every child always has an answer for the question, “What would you like for Christmas this year?”

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Santa Claus Lit Up Marquette Township Last Night

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Santa Claus in the Westwood Mall

Marquette, MI  –  December 9, 2015  –  Marquette Township got a little brighter last night as Santa Claus threw the switch to light the big, 33-foot Christmas tree in front of the Westwood Mall.

The weather was beautiful and the crowd was HUGE! Smiling children played and danced in front of the stage as they waited for Santa to arrive. The rest of the crowd sang Christmas carols with the Marquette Redmen Chorale.

Just then, the Grinch showed up and hopped onto the big stage with the Redmen Chorale! He stalked around the stage before he made them sing “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!” The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department took him into custody after that and just in time! Santa Claus was arriving on the fire truck!

As Santa stepped down from the Marquette Township fire truck, the children crowded around him. Everyone wanted to shake his hand or squeeze in a quick hug! Santa made his way to the stage and sang “Jolly Old St...

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The Gift 106.1 – It’s Great Lakes Radios Gift to You


Welcome to The Gift 106.1

Happy Holiday’s and Merry Christmas from all of us at Great Lakes Radio.

Enjoy the Newest Station in our family featuring 24/7 Christmas Tunes this season.  We wanted to do something special for all of our listeners this year and hope you enjoy The Gift.  Remember what the season is all about and be sure to spend some extra time with your loved ones.

Enjoy the stream above or tune into the station on 106.1 FM all around Marquette County.

To dedicate a song to your family or friends please call (906) 228-6800 and ask for Todd.

Merry Christmas

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