The Big Something Holiday Spectacular 2010

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Tune in to KRCC today at 2:15 p.m. (or stream by clicking the play button above) and come away with us on a journey of holiday stories full of dirty old sandals; divorce and toaster ovens; forgotten panties and batteries; trick-or-treating on Christmas Eve; Cuba and much more! These are the stories called in to our answering machine by you, our listeners. Whatever your religion may or may not be, we hope you enjoy these stories and hope you have a fantastic Christmas weekend!

(Many thanks to all who contributed their stories. We’re sorry we couldn’t include them all! The image above is modified from Myron Wood’s “I-25 Near Castle Rock”, March 1965. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District, courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 002-766.)

 

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