Spotlight: Happy Holidays 2022

    In this week’s episode, a deep dive into bells, their importance and their connection to St. Louis; Voice contestant Shadale Johnson sings “The Christmas Song;” how Santa’s image was invented by a local advertising company in the 1930s; what to expect at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration which back in person this year; a conversation with the official storyteller of Christmas; a non-profit bringing Christmas cheer to under-resourced children for over 50 years; and “Blue Christmas” performed by Anita Jackson and Brian Owens.

    Let Them Ring: Bells Past and Present
    Bells have quite a past. First used in 400 AD, today they are an essential part of our lives. We ring bells to celebrate, to mourn, and to connect.

    Shadale from the Voice sings The Christmas Song
    Shadale was a recent contestant on NBC’s the Voice and made the top 13 list. In this video Shadale is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

    Schankman’s St. Louis: Did You Know Santa Claus Was Invented in St. Louis
    Not many people know it, but Santa as we know him today was invented in the 1930s by an advertising agency in St. Louis working for Coca-Cola.

    2022 Kwanzaa Celebration at the Saint Louis Art Museum
    The Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration is back in person on December 31st, 2022.

    At Home with Debbie Macomber
    New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber talks with us from her home office in Washington about her latest novel, knitting and her Hallmark movies.

    Bringing the Christmas Spirit to Kids in Need for more than 50 Years thanks to Santa’s Helpers Inc
    Santa’s Helpers Inc. is a 100% volunteer-based non-profit organization serving St. Louis’s under-resourced and seriously ill children since December 1968.

    The 442s 2019 Holiday Spectacular
    The 442s perform traditional and original favorites in their annual holiday spectacular.