One of the main things I remember from my Christmases of yore is people writing in to K104.7 asking to be part of the radio station’s holiday giveaway. People would write letters explaining how hard their year has been, about how they couldn’t afford presents for their kids, etc. The DJ would read all the letters with Christmas carols playing in the background. And I would always, always cry.
I’m thinking that’s exactly the reaction the Today Show was going for yesterday when they interviewed the Roberts family, who had just lost their husband/dad in Afghanistan. Meredith, that tricky vixen, was going to surprise the family with a buttload of gifts on the front lawn. Instead, she was upstaged by Keegan Roberts, who was clearly just feelin’ the (imaginary) beat.
Merry Christmas to all!