Right now, almost everyone’s attention is on the holiday ahead.
Last minute gift purchases, travel plans, and grocery shopping are just some of the final preparations still to be tackled.
But if you get a moment to set that all aside, check out these stories about Christmas that made us stop and read, watch or listen.
You might learn something that sticks with you through 2018.
As producers here know, weather can seriously impact the growing season and quality of the crop. But, you might want to remember for next year the tips offered for picking out the sweetest fruit.
This story got revived this year. It goes to show the power of a story and how clear and direct messages have a long life.
As the story says, a “2011 Consumer Reports poll found that almost 25% of Americans picked seasonal music as one of the most dreaded aspects of the holiday season”. We are very much like our American neighbours, so it stands to reason, there are many here who can relate to this reason for why they dislike Christmas music.
The story is a few years old, but it’s new to us, thanks to a trivia question about our staff party. As the story says, “Public Radio International’s Akiko Fujita has reported, “KFC commercials signal the start of the Christmas season in Japan.”
Were there others that got your attention?