A Celebration of the Holiday Season

A collection of feel-good stories to get you in the spirit of the holidays!

  • 2017
  • 9-12
  • 13 Titles

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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

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  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

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

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas New

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

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

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: 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

Metro Morning Hanukkah, Celebrating Families

Matt Galloway speaks with Yacov Fruchter, the spiritual leader from the Annex Shul in Toronto. They discuss the meaning of Hanukkah and the important role of this celebration for not only Jewish families and the Jewish community, but also the larger world.
  • 2013
  • 00:06:10
  • 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