A Christmas to Remember from 1998

eric scott as santa

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?”

When I was 13 years old, I was ready with an answer to that question too. Since I had been good all year long in 1998, I had continually asked for the same gift: an Emerson stereo.

Now, this wasn’t just any stereo; this one included a CD player and a tape deck. Naturally, for any 13-year-old in 1998, having something like this would be a dream come true.


And here’s my Emerson stereo in my kitchen 18 years later!

I remember going to the Westwood Mall in Marquette and asking Santa Claus for this stereo. When all was said and done I believe I had asked for this same gift a total of 5 times!

On Christmas morning, December 25th, my wish came true. There it was; still wrapped in the giant box with a bow on top… my Emerson stereo! I shouted to my entire family, “THIS IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!” Truly, it was a Christmas to remember…