Doc Zone Christmas Confidential

No event in history has ever marshalled so many people and so much effort to celebrate just one day. Viewers will meet unabashed Christmas enthusiasts. Eavesdrop on backroom deals of Christmas industry insiders and witness turkey therapists talk anxious cooks through the big day. Chef and author Nigella Lawson weighs in, offering Christmas recipe secrets and tips to survive the ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

As It Happens Christmas Misdated

Barbara Frum interviews David Hughes, a British physicist, who believed that the correct date of Christmas was in October, on December 9, 1976.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2013

A Celebration of the Holiday Season

A collection of feel-good stories to get you in the spirit of the holidays!
  • 2017
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/24/2017

The National "When you say Merry Christmas, you're pouring out your compassion"

Why a Sikh man wants to bring back the phrase “Merry Christmas”.
  • 2016
  • 00:04:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/11/2017

Rewind It's Debatable : The Christmas Myth / Morningside Debating Society on Christmas Trees

Rewind host Michael Enright introduces two seasonal programs from the past. From 1968, an episode of It's Debatable hosted by Elwy Yost. High school students were invited to have a conversation about Christmas and the "Christmas Myth", and they zeroed in on commercialism and the true meaning of the holiday. Apparently not much has changed in the last 40 years. ...
  • 2007
  • 00:52:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

Dot. The Holiday Tree

Dot is horrified to discover she’s accidentally gotten rid of all the decorations for the town tree; she works round the clock to make new ones and discovers the joy that comes with giving and sharing.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/08/2017

North by Northwest A Callanish Christmas: When Grief Comes for the Holidays

Tragedy and loss, unfortunately, do not take holidays. Christmas can be a difficult and emotional time of year for those dealing with the death of a loved one or many other kinds of loss. What can we do when grief is taking up space at Christmas time? This CBC Radio documentary by Vancouver journalist Pamela Post introduces us to Callanish, ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/09/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

An offbeat, irreverent documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtrack to the world’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing look at the 20th century North American immigrant experience and the extraordinary outburst of musical energy from the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2017

Metro Morning Hanukkah and Christmas Decorations Removed

When officials from the Town of Mount Royal removed Christmas and Hanukkah decorations outside the town hall in an effort to avoid displaying religious symbols, it sparked anger among some local residents.
  • 2013
  • 00:05:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2013

Feature Film The Secret of the Nutcracker

This delightful Christmas tale tells the story of 12-year-old Clara’s mystical journey on Christmas Eve to find her father who is fighting as a pilot in World War II. She receives unexpected help from the mysterious Drosselmeyer who befriends Clara and encourages her to believe that she can create magic. The Secret of The Nutcracker is directed by Eric Till ...
  • 2007
  • 01:27:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

A New Day Hospice Yukon: Lights of Life

Yukon's Lights of Life is an annual event held every December to give people the opportunity to place a tag on a Christmas tree in honour and remembrance of someone who has died. Barb Evans-Ercht, the executive director of Hospice Yukon, talks about the importance of this kind of ritual at Christmas.
  • 2007
  • 00:04:20
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/09/2013

On the Go Family Finds the True Meaning of Christmas (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 2 of this CBC Radio documentary, reporter Maggie Gillis catches up with a Newfoundland family - Bill Nippard, Holly Hoskins and their three children - who spent their Christmas vacation in the Dominican Republic. Rather than heading to the beach, the family made the trip to help build new homes in Agua Negra (Black Water), a highly impoverished community ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/10/2013

Feature Film Walter & Tandoori's Xmas

It is just before Christmas in the village of Hart’s Landing and an ominous shadow threatens the tiny town. That's right, Bill Counter, a wealthy, unscrupulous businessman, is building a huge department store right in the middle of town. With a thousand tricks up his sleeve, nothing appears to be able to stop him. "Buy, Buy and Always Buy" seem ...
  • 2014
  • 01:17:25
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

On the Go Family Finds the True Meaning of Christmas (Part 1 of 2)

In Part 1 of this CBC Radio documentary, reporter Maggie Gillis catches up with a Newfoundland family - Bill Nippard, Holly Hoskins and their three children - who spent their Christmas vacation in the Dominican Republic. Rather than heading to the beach, the family made the trip to help build new homes in Agua Negra, Black Water, a highly impoverished ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/10/2013

CBC Animation The Great Northern Candy Drop

This poignant animation tells the true story of Inuk bush pilot Johnny May, who has flown over Kuujjuaq in the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec to drop candy, toys and warm clothing to the children and residents of the community each holiday season for more than 50 years. Featuring the voices of Tantoo Cardinal and Lorne Cardinal, the film is ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:58
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

The Homestretch Needled: The Christmas Tree Genome

University of California Davis genetics professor David Neale details research into mapping genomes of conifers and why the trees have such complex DNA.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2013

On the Go Family Finds the True Meaning of Christmas: One Year Later

A followup on a Newfoundland family whose volunteer efforts have meant new homes for poor families in the Dominican Republic. Holly Hoskins, mother of three, updates reporter Maggie Gillis on the second trip she and her husband made to the refugee community of Agua Negra. She discusses why they did not take their children on the return visit and the ...
  • 2013
  • 00:09:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/10/2013

The Homestretch Reindeer Games: Could Caribou Pull Santa's Sleigh?

Does Santa use reindeer or caribou to pull his sleigh? You may be surprised by the answer! Brian Keating talks about the animal that is the perfect engine for Santa's sleigh, describing their ideal fuel source and a unique bio-mechanical feature that helps these animals hear each other during a Christmas snowstorm.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/09/2013

A New Day Hospice Yukon: Volunteering at Christmas

People can experience loss in many ways -- through the death of a loved one, a long-cherished pet, or even the end of a relationship. Hospice Yukon's Lights of Life is an annual event held every December to give people the opportunity to place a tag on a Christmas tree in honour and remembrance of someone who has died. This ...
  • 2007
  • 00:03:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/10/2013

News in Review - February 1993 Oakville: The Town that Missed Christmas

Our report on the chemical spill and evacuation of Oakville, Manitoba examines the environmental and public safety issues.
  • 1993
  • 00:14:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1993

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Dot. A Song for Everyone

Dot and her friends work together to write a song for the Winter Concert that will speak to the entire town, regardless of what holiday they celebrate, but their performance is threatened by a snow storm.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/08/2017

News in Review - February 2015 The United States and Cuba: Friends Again?

A few days before Christmas in 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama made a sudden and surprising announcement. After a 50-year freeze, the United States and Cuba were resuming diplomatic relations. This News In Review story looks at the reasons behind a half-century stalemate and the factors that allowed it to endure for so long.
  • 2015
  • 00:16:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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CBC Drama Special The Comedy of Errors

Borrowing from the Latin comedy The Twins, Shakespeare created this farce for the Christmas festivities of 1594. Fun is the primary aim of this romantic comedy which tells of the complications which follow when a merchant, Aegeon, enters the enemy state of Ephesus. He hopes to reunite his family years after the shipwreck which split two sets of twins and ...
  • 1989
  • 01:16:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Feature Film The Nativity

Ideal for Religious Studies, The Nativity is not simply a retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus. Shot over two years in Morocco, this visually stunning international production explores the search of the Magi, the tyranny of Herod, and the earthly troubles of lowly shepherds. But at its heart, it is about two people — Mary, a young girl frightened ...
  • 2010
  • 01:30:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/19/2015

News in Review - February 2010 The Plane Bomber and Airport Security

On Christmas Day 2009, a young Nigerian man allegedly tried to blow up an airliner as it prepared to land in Detroit. The man was subdued by other passengers before he could set off explosive material sewed into his underwear. But the incident triggered a security scare at airports all over the world. In this News in Review story we’ll ...
  • 2010
  • 00:16:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2010

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