Christmas Comes But Once a Year

By: Ashley Sturm
By: Ashley Sturm

My special Christmas project.

 

Baking cookies, holiday movies and tree trimming. I did it all as a kid. They're Christmas traditions I looked forward to every year and now that I'm a bit older they're memories I wouldn't trade for the world. We all have strong associations when it comes to Christmas, and while many are similar, they are also unique.

This season I sat down with the faces of WTAP, discovering some of their favorite holiday memories and traditions. I'm featuring their stories on Daybreak in a series of week long segments. They're fun and lighthearted. You'll learn a few things about me... Like the time my parents almost didn't give me any Christmas presents because they thought I'd snooped through my gifts. Brittany will talk about the Christmas she received 33 Beanie Babies. Jim tells a hilarious story about his younger brother. Brooke recalls Christmas when living in South Africa. Tracy's favorite Christmas gift is unique. And I had several laughs when talking to Kirk. The most touching stories, however, were from those separated from their families this Christmas. Danielle and Abbie are both spending their first Christmases away from home. Stanley is going home for the first time since last January. And as for John, he pretty much lives at the station, so he'll be right at home.

I hope you enjoy these segments as much as I enjoyed putting them together. And that no matter your age, or traditions, you continue making Christmas memories.

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