Your Christmas Stories, For All To HearPlay
We asked, and you answered. Your memorable Christmas stories. Sweet, solemn, spirited. We’ll listen.
Holidays make stories. And Christmas is the Big One. Stories of dreams and plans gone awry. Of surprises and shocks. Stories of connections made and missed. Of children's wonder. Of love and joy and, sometimes, sorrow. We asked for yours, and you shared. For the holidays. This hour On Point, good tape, open lines, and your Christmas stories. — Tom Ashbrook
Ronald Lankford, author of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: An American Hero."
From Tom's Reading List
Washington Post: Oh, Rudolph with your nose so bright, where did you come from? —"Rudolph was the creation of Robert L. May, who dreamed him up while working as an advertising copywriter for the great Chicago-based retail chain Montgomery Ward. After attending Dartmouth College — thus sharing an alma mater with other famous creators of fanciful tales for credulous youngsters, including Theodor Geisel and Fred Rogers — May returned to the Midwest, where he invented the story of the lonely Laplander in 1939."
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This program aired on December 23, 2016.