Category Christmas and Community Stories on the Gift 106.1

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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