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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

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

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

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

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

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