Santa Talk 2020


Santa Talk 2020


On December 23, 2020, I hosted Santa Talk on WMBS. I had a great time with Dave Slusarick and the guys at the studio. We even had some local talent record some voice-overs. While it may be from a few years back, like the Ghost of Christmas' Past, it is still fun to listen to. Grab some eggnog and put on your Christmas jammies and snuggle up by the fire while you enjoy Santa Talk 2020.


Episode Transcript
Welcome to Santa Talk. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And as the elves are packing the sleigh with gifts to be distributed around the world, Santa is spending time here with us at W MBS Radio five 90 am 1 0 1 0.1 fm. This evening, you will be able to call and talk to Santa over the phone, and you will also hear some interesting stories and messages from some of our elected officials. And now the host of tonight's program, representative Matthew Dowling. Well, good evening. Good evening, and uh, thank you for joining us tonight for Santa Talk. I'm Matt Dowling, and, uh, joining me in the studio is, uh, Santa himself. Good evening, everyone. Now, uh, Santa right off the top of the show, I know we already have a couple people that are on hold and I want to get to those calls. Um, but I wanted to get the telephone number out again. It's (724) 438-4593, uh, Santa. The first guest we have on the line is Keyshawn. And uh, he went to talk to you. Hello there. Keyshawn, are you there? Hi. Hi. Merry Christmas. Have have you been good this year? Merry. Have you been good this year? Tell the truth. Yeah. I know. You have been very good this year. Santa knows. What would you like for Christmas this year? Keshawn. Skateboard? No, A skateboard. A skateboard. That sounds like a lot of fun. Snack. Is that all you want? Anything else? He's fine. Oh, we don't, there's six of them all trying to talk to you. That's. Oh, that's wonderful. That's a handful there. Six. Well, Santas so glad to talk to all your boys and girls. Well, thank you so much for calling in Keshawn and, uh, and crew. We're gonna get to some other boys and girls on the telephone. Uh, Santa. We have Bella and Billy on the line as well. Hello, Bella and Billy? Yes. Hi. Hi. Thank you for waiting to talk to Santa. Have you been good this year? Yes. I know you have. And what would you like for Christmas? A present pop. Okay. Anything else? No. Okay. Well, we'll see what we could do for you. I'll talk to my elves about that. They've been working very hard this year. I'll be looking forward to coming down your chimney on, on Christmas. Will you have some cookies for me? Yes. Yes. Okay. I can't wait. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Okay, here's little Billy. He wants to talk to you. Santa. Hi Billy. Say hi. Say hi buddy. Hi. You have to. Say hi. Merry Christmas. Billy. Say Merry Christmas. You know my sleigh bells. Yeah. Listen. How you doing, Billy? Tell me about the sleigh bells that you have. Santa, he has one of your sleigh bells that you lost in our, our woods last year when. You were. Coming house. I was wondering where that, when. I'm glad you're taking good care of it, Billy. No, we. Can pick it up. Maybe you can pick it up on Christmas Eve from him. He'll be waiting for you. Okay. Santa. Maybe I'll do that. Yes. I I can't wait to come to your house. Uhoh. Okay. Well, bill and Billy, thanks so much for calling in Santa. I think we have, um, some interesting things to share with our guests, uh, of the story, the history of Santa Claus. And, uh, it's read by our good friend Ella Holly. Who have a call. Oh, we're gonna go ahead and take, uh, take that call. We have on the line Emerson. Emerson, thank you so much for calling in. Santa. You have Emerson on the line. Emerson, how are you my friend? Good. Good. Merry Christmas to you. Merry Christmas to you too. It's so nice to hear your voice. How, what would you like for Christmas this year? Today I want an airplane. An airplane? Yes. I know you've been very interested in that. Anything else that you'd like? Yes. A watch. A watch. A watch. Very nice. Are you good at telling time? Yeah. That's good to hear. Good to hear. I know you've been working very hard this year and, and doing your best to be a good and Santa will, uh, will do my best to help you out for Christmas. Okay. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Merry Christmas to you. Ho ho ho. Well, Santa, it sounds like a lot of the little boys and girls, uh, are interested in talking to you and calling in. Uh, do we have another call? Okay. Well, Santa, why don't we learn a little bit about your history as read by Ella Holly? The story of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 AD in modern day Turkey, much admired for his coyote and kindness. St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends. It is sad that he gave away all of his inherited wealth and traveled the countryside helping the poor and sick. The name Santa Claus evolved from Nick's Dutch nickname Sin Claus. A shortened form of Saint Nicholas Dutch for St. Nicholas gift giving, mainly centered around children has been an important part of the Christmas celebration. Since the early 19th century, stores began to advertise Christmas shopping in 1820. And by the 1840s, newspapers were creating separate sections for holiday advertisements, which often featured images of the newly popular Santa Claus. Perhaps the most iconic department store Santa is Chris Kringle in the 1947 classic Santa Claus movie Miracle. On 34th Street, a young Natalie Wood played a little girl who believes Chris Kringle when he says he is the real Santa Claus. The Macy's Santa has appeared at almost every Macy's Thanksgiving day parade since it began in 1924. And fans of all ages still line up to meet the Macy Santa in New York City and its stores around the country where children can take pictures on Santa's lab and tell him what they want for Christmas. In 1822, Clement Clark Moore, a minister, wrote a long Christmas poem for his three daughters, entitled An account of a visit from St. Nicholas, more popularly known as twice the night before Christmas. Moore's poem, which he was initially hesitant to publish due to the frivolous nature of its subject, is largely responsible for our modern image of Santa Claus as a right jolly old elf with a portly figure and the supernatural ability to ascend a chimney with a mere knot of his head. Although some of Moore's imagery was probably borrowed from other sources, his poem helped popularize the now familiar image of a Santa Claus who flew from house to house on Christmas Eve in a minute to slay, led by eight flying reindeer to leave presents for deserving children. Now dasher, now dancer, now PR and vien on. Come on Cupid on Donna, and blitzing to the top of the porch to the top of the wall. Now dash away. Dash away, dash away. All in 1881, political cartoonist Thomas Nest drew on Morse poem to create the first likeness that matches our modern image of Santa Claus. His cartoon, which appeared in Harper's Weekly, depicted Santa as a rotunda cheerful man with a full white beard holding a sack laden with toys for lucky children. It is Nest who gave Santa his bright red suit trimmed with white fur North Pole Workshop elves and his wife Mrs. Claus in the United States. Santa Claus is often depicted as flying from home to home on Christmas Eve to deliver toys to children. He flies on his magic sleigh led by his reindeer, dasher dancer, PRR Vixen, comet Cupid, Donner Blitzen, and the most famous reindeer of all Rudolph Santa enters each home through the chimney, which is why empty Christmas stockings once empty socks. Now often dedicated stockings made for the occasion are hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. As Clement Clark Moore wrote in his famous poem, Santa Claus keeps a naughty list and a nice list to determine who deserves gifts on Christmas morning. And parents often invoke these lists as a way to ensure their children are on their best behavior. The lists are immortalized. In the 1934 Christmas song, Santa Claus is coming to. Towns. Santa. Rudolph Was born over a hundred years after his eight flying counterparts. The red-nosed wonder was their creation of Robert Al. May. A copywriter at the Montgomery Ward Department store in 1939 may wrote a Christmas themed story poem to help bring holiday traffic into his store. Using a similar Ron pattern to Moore's was the night before Christmas May told the story of Rudolph a young reindeer who was teased by the other deer because of his large glowing red nose. But when Christmas Eve turned foggy and Santa worried that he wouldn't be able to deliver gifts that night, the former outcast saved Christmas by leading the sleigh by the light of his red nose Rudolph's message that given the opportunity, a liability can be turned into an asset proved popular. Montgomery Ward sold almost two and a half million copies of the story in 1939 when it was reissued in 1946. The book sold over three and a half million copies. Several years later, one of May's friends Johnny Marks wrote a short song based on Rudolph's story in 1949. It was recorded by Gene Autry and sold over 2 million copies Since then. The story has been translated into 25 languages and been made into a television movie narrated by Pearl Ives, which has charmed audiences every year since 1964. And that's the history of Santa Claus. Oh, Santa, you got to learn a little bit about yourself, here're a little bit of your traditions around the world. Um, we have another caller, uh, right now and I believe we talked to some of, uh, this young lady's siblings a little bit ago. Yes. Yes. And this is Brynn Lee Brynn. Hi Brin Lee. Say hi Santa. Say hi. Say hi Santa. Hurry up. Hi. Say. Hi. Hi, Briley. Merry Christmas Briley. You were wor you were worried that Santa would forget about your Santa will never forget about you. Say hi. Hi. Hi. Hi Briley. Have you been good this year? Morning, me. Merry Christmas. What, what could my elves get for you this year? What do you want for Christmas? A baby doll. A baby doll. That's little girls Have little girls have been asking for baby dolls for many years. We What else would you like. Single? Oh, you're a good singer. She just wanted to sing bells for you. Santa. Thank you. Thank you Ley Mar. Merry Christmas. I can't wait to visit your family. Well. Santa. Bye Kendall. I think we have some. Other phones. On. Bye-bye. Bye-bye. Brinley. We. We have Jenna and JT on the line. Now. Santa. Jenna and jt. It's Santa Claus. How are you? Good. We're good. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Tomorrow's Christmas Eve. And I'll be visiting you. What, what would you like? I would like nana cards and go play cards and some, some Nerf guns. Nerf guards. That's a lot of fun. Santa's Santa's done some Nerf Nerf wars before. Yeah. So I'll, I'll I'll see what I could do for you guys. Okay. Merry, Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Merry Cen. Merry Christmas. Now Santa, your elves are back at the North Pole. Uh, they're getting ready for your big day. Uh, what are some of the things the elves are taking care of and preparing? Well, they're, they're working hard. We have everything divided into, into different stations. We've been working, we've been honing in the system for years, and so we're very efficient. And our elves are socially distanced. They're, they're operating through this pandemic just fine. So boys and girls out there, you have nothing to worry about. Santa's Santa's workshop is operating at full functionality this year. Now Santa, uh, you mentioned that we are in the middle of the pandemic and, uh, the boys and girls, they, they may have some questions about, uh, some of the things they're seeing or feeling or, you know, what would you recommend to them, uh, living through this pandemic and a little bit of a different Christmas this. Year? Well, boys and girls, it's been a hard year for everyone and Santa included. We've had all had different, different challenges to deal with this year, but I'm so proud of the way that, that you boys and girls did this year with, with school. Some of you weren't able to go to school and see your friends. But boys and girls, this is only for a short time. Things will be, things will be back to normal again. And the one good thing about Christmas is the magic of Christmas never goes away. So we're all going to have a wonderful Merry Christmas this year, even though it might be a little bit different. And boys and girls, if you're ever scared about the world around you or a little worried about what's going on, don't be afraid to talk to your mom and dad. Well, Santa, thank you for those, uh, words of wisdom. We have another caller, we have Jenna on the line. Um. Hi Jenna. Hi. I'm sorry, did, was there something else you wanted to tell Santa? Um, can I get the Faber fright books for Christmas of. Of course. We could look into that for you. Sure, sure. Thank you. You're welcome. Merry Christmas Jenna. Merry Christmas. Well, once again, we wanna remind everyone of the telephone number (724) 438-4593. Santa has had lots of calls this evening and you may get a busy signal if you do, just, uh, try back in a few moments. Also, when you call in, you may have to sit on hold for, uh, just a little bit of time. Um, but Santa likes how patient the, uh, boys and girls are waiting for their chance to talk to Santa on the telephone. So Santa, what is your favorite Christmas cookie? Oh my goodness. Now Santa gets to try a lot of different cookies every year. And, uh, I I tell you, I love the snicker doodles. I've always liked the snicker doodles. One of my favorites as well. Again, that telephone number, Santa (724) 438-4593. Uh, and if you're calling in, uh, if you get a busy signal, try us again in a few moments. Um, it's a great chance for us to be down here. So how did you get down this evening to w mb S's studios from the North Pole. Santa? Oh, a little bit of Christmas magic Santa doesn't tell all his secrets, but rest assure Santa gets where he needs to go. We have a lot of deliveries to make here in the next day or two. And, uh, we'll, we'll make it happen. We'll make it happen. What about. Those people that have been helping you out this year? Uh, they help you out more and more every year. Uh, those postal delivery people, uh, FedEx guys, they've, they've really been hustling. Recently. That's right. They get the letters to Santa. So I make sure I hear from everyone and, and don't miss anyone. And, uh, they're, they work very hard. So be nice to your postal carrier. Maybe consider leaving them a little treat, uh, when they come to get your mail or, uh, you know, a lot of lot of people working hard at this time. You, you're garbagemen even, you know, I, you can leave a cookie for your garbage man. Just like you leave a cookie for Santa. You know, they, they work very hard. Well, I think we are, we're waiting for some more calls to come in that telephone number? (724) 438-4593. Uh, Santa, what do you do in the rest of the year after Christmas? Oh, <laugh>. Well, it, I like to rest for a little while. It's just a little while. Maybe till the, till the start of the new year. And, and then we get back to work, making gifts. You know, we have a lot of research that goes into, uh, into what little boys and girls want each year cuz there's, there's new toys and we have to be up on the latest and greatest toys at the North Pole. So we do a lot of research too to see what the boys and girls are. Are interested in. What's the hot toy this year? Santa? Do you know? Oh, my, there's a lot of different, lot of different hot toys. Nintendo's always popular, different gaming. And, uh, and also, uh, you know, some baby dolls for the little ones. That's always popular. My kids like Minecraft. A. Lot of people ask. Oh yes. Minecraft. Minecraft, Fortnite is very popular. Roadblocks. Yes. Santa Santa hasn't done much gaming himself, but I know this is very popular. Well, Santa, we thank you for coming down and, and spending some time with us, uh, here at W Nmb s Radio. We're gonna be on the, uh, line with you until 7:00 PM We're gonna take a quick stop for the news at the top of the hour. Uh, find out what the weather's gonna be like for, uh, for those Christmas deliveries you have coming up. Uh, again, our telephone number here is (724) 438-4593. And, uh, there's a lot of people that, uh, wanted to wish everyone, uh, a merry Christmas. And, uh, we have a, a clip from some of our elected officials and, uh, I'd like to go to that, um, because they wanted to wish everyone a merry Christmas this year. Hi, this is Congressman Guy Rez Aller. I'd like to wish you and your family a merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah and a healthy and prosperous New Year. This is Fayette County Commissioner Scott Dunn. In these trying times, please try to remember what's important in life, faith, and family, and from my family to yours. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hello, this is State representative Matt Doley. On behalf of my family, Rebecca Pierce, Preston and Brooks, we wanna wish your family a very happy holidays, a merry Christmas, and the happiest of New Years. This is Senator Patte representing the 32nd District in Pennsylvania. That's all of Somerset fifth and parts of Westmoreland County. As we get to the end of this unforgettable year, I just wanted to take a moment and wish you and your family a very healthy and happy holidays. Hope you enjoy your Christmas time, and as we get into the new year, let us put 2020 behind us and look at 2021 and get back to some type of normalcy. And then all of you remain healthy and your family stay healthy. And I wish you all the best. We'll see you soon in 2021. Happy holiday. Merry Christmas everybody, and a happy New Year. This is Commissioner Dave Lore and just wanted to wish everyone a great new year coming up and to enjoy this Christmas season and just have a great time with your family and everyone around you. So once again, Merry Christmas, happy New Year. Looking forward to seeing you all next year. Hi, this is Representative Ryan Warner from my family to yours. Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Be safe. You are listening to Santa Talk on W MBS Radio five 90 am 1 0 1 0.1 FM with host Matthew Dowling. Call in to talk with Santa by calling 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. Now back to the show. Well, Santa, we have some, uh, little ones on the line. We have Frankie and Kendall that wanted to talk to you, and I believe they're on the same telephone. Frankie and Kendall. Hi, Frankie and Kendall. Say hi. Hi. Hi. Make sure you talk nice and loud. So sad I can hear you. Merry Christmas to you guys. Say Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Have you, have you been good this year? Frankie and Kendall? Yeah. I know you have. I know you haven't. All of us slip up sometimes there's always times when we're not good, but the best thing to do is to say you're sorry when you mess up and just go back to being good boys and girls, what would you like for Christmas this year? I would like a Moana doll. Moana. That's what a, that's what her saddest favorites too. What else would you like. Frankie? What would you like Monkey Check that one. Monster Trucks. Monster trucks that, have you ever been to a monster truck rally? Frankie? Yes. <laugh>. Those are a lot of fun. Well, sad, sad. Don't see what he could do for you. Is there anything else? What was that? Sorry. Well, Merry, Merry Christmas. Frankie and Kendall Santa. Can't wait to visit you. Make sure you have some cookies for me. Santa Fine, if I remember right. Santa, uh. You were talking about Monster trucks one time your sled was in the, uh, shop <laugh> and you, you were driving a monster truck around, weren't you? That's. That's right. Santa's gotta do what Santa's gotta do. Well we have Bryce on the line now. Santa. Hi Bryce. Hello Bryce. Can you hear me? Bryce? Hello? Yeah. Oh, Merry Christmas my friend. How are you? Good. Have you been good this year? Yeah. That's good. That's good. And, and how's your family doing? Everybody doing okay? Yeah. That's good. What would you like, like for Christmas this year? Bryce? Um, a tow truck and a car. A real car. <laugh> real. Car. A. Toy car. A toy car. That's what I thought. A tow truck and a toy car. Sure. My elves make a lot of those so I will, I will let them know that's what you want and we'll see what we can do. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Merry. Christmas. We'll see you soon. Make sure you get to bed nice and early and you might wake up and hear the pitter patter of my reindeer on your roof. Now Santa, a lot of people leave cookies and milk out for you. Do you like milk or hot cocoa? I like both very much representative darling. I also like chocolate milk. Chocolate milk. One of my favorites. We have Madeline on the, uh, line right now. Santa, you wanna talk to Madeline? Sure. Madeline, it's good to hear from you. How are you? Good. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas to you. And what could I get you for Christmas this year? Madeline, what would you like for Christmas? Well, well I, I live in, I live in Pennsylvania and Maine and for Maine, I don't really have much on my list. I have Shopkins, Hatchimals, and a present pup. Okay. Shopkins. Those are and the, the, the Hatchimals, those are both very popular? Yes. Yes. Mm-hmm <affirmative>. And how about for Pennsylvania? Well. That's, what's that. What's, what's the weather like, uh, up there in Maine? Well, probably cold. Probably cold. <Laugh>. Do you go back before between Maine and Pennsylvania? A lot. Okay. Yes. The one thing about Maine though, it's not quite as cold as the North Pole. Yes. <Laugh>. Well Santa, I think we have some other callers, uh, that we're gonna get to. But we want to thank our, our guests for calling in and talking to you. Just remember everyone, you can call 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. I could have printed that number a little smaller on my paper. <Laugh>. Uh, 7 2 4. You need glasses like Santa Claus. 4, 3, 8, 4, 5, 9, 3. If you get a busy signal, try back in a few minutes. Uh, we do have a lot of people calling in this evening and you may have to hold for just a minute or two. So, uh, Santa do you have a favorite reindeer? <Laugh>. The reindeer are listening. I can't give away that, that secret. They're all special in their own way, but I tell you Rudolph really comes in clutch sometime with that nose. <Laugh>, he helps you when it's dark. He sure does. He sure does. And, uh, some of the other reindeer, that's a a it's a touchy subject cuz some of the other reindeer are, are jealous that he has his own song. <Laugh>. Yes. Yeah, the rest of the reindeer. They have to all fit in one song, Rudolph gets his own. Right. Uh, we heard a little bit about the history of Rudolph when we were listening to the history of Santa earlier today. Uh, interesting, uh, information about that Montgomery Ward company and uh, I. Believe there used to be a Montgomery Ward here in Uniontown. Yeah, there was in Fayette County. Yeah. Dunbar, maybe. So Santa, uh, what's Mrs. Claus working on this time of the year? Mrs. Claus is a very busy lady. Uh, but she works behind the scenes When Santa's not there, you know, the elves don't travel on the sleigh with me, so Mrs. Claus has to keep the elves in check while I'm gone. So she does a very nice job with that. And she also helps Santa exercise throughout the year because all those cookies, you know, it's uh, you, you can't just can't do that all year. So, so she helps, uh, cook for Santa and helps me to, to work out throughout the year to keep. Healthy. What's your favorite exercise regime there, Santa since you brought it. Up? <laugh>. Oh, Santa. Santa likes to do Santa Jacks. They're like jumping jacks, but I spell out Santa <laugh>. Yes. How about swimming? Do you swim at the North Pole. <Laugh>? Oh, uh, I not a whole lot of swimming. I do some ice fishing. That's not really exercise, but, uh, the water isn't really good. Swimming temperature. Well, again, if you wanna call in tonight you can Seven two four four three eight four five. Oh, I hear the phone ringing. Now it sounds like they're ringing. They're gonna let me know. Uh, we have a little boy or girl that wants to talk to Santa Claus here in just a moment. We should have a name for you here Santa, unless it's, uh, a wrong number or maybe someone trying to update my Google listing. Oh, <laugh>. Well, they called, they called me and they said, Santa, your car's extended warranty is expired. I said, I have a sleigh. I don't even have a car. Uh, you have that monster truck. <Laugh>. I do have the Monster truck. Well, perhaps it was a wrong number. <Laugh>, that happens sometimes. It's so good to hear from all the boys and girls today. Thank you for, for calling Santa. And you know, if you, if you can't get through, like, like, uh, Matt said, just hold on. If you get a busy signal, we're going to be here for another hour and 15 minutes or so. So just be patient and Santa will talk with you. Now Santa with, uh, with Covid and the pandemic this year you didn't get to see as many kids as maybe you, you normally do at our shopping centers and at our malls. Um, people were social distancing a little bit this year. Um, so this is a great opportunity for you to be able to talk to the lo the boys and girls, uh, that you might not have been able to see at the shopping centers this. Year. Yes. I year I've missed everyone very much. You know, sometimes Santa even gets to take pictures with pets at the mall or the shopping center. Okay. We have, uh, we have some people on the line here, serenity, destiny and Riley. And, uh, they wanna talk to you Santa. Hello, serenity. Destiny Riley. Hello everyone. Hi. Merry Christmas. Thank you. Thank you for calling Santa today. It's so good to hear from you. Have you all been very good this year? Have you been good? Yes. Oh, that was spent very enthusiastic. Yes, I know. You've been very good. You've been very good. You've tried very hard and worked very hard this year. Yes. And what would you like for Christmas this year? Do you remember me? Remember he me? Yes he does, but he's asking you what you want from Christmas. Happy Apple. That was my girl. Oh, <laugh>. Santa. Someone's really excited. To talk to you. Oh yes she is. Of course. I remember you first of all, I remember all the little boys and girls and that's a I we can, we can make your Christmas wishes happen. I, I'm pretty sure. I'm pretty sure we'll see what, what our elves can do. <Laugh>, <laugh>. That was Serenity. Thank you Serenity. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Did just see what headphones. Headphones. Did. What. Now for computer? Uh, hi. Just you want necklaces? Well, that's a very good C Christmas list. You know, you asked that Riley. Hi Riley. You know, you asked for headphones and Santa's wearing headphones right now because I'm on the radio. So we're wearing headphones here in the studio. Santa does fit kind of awkwardly with that red cap you have. Well, yes, yes. We can only do so much. Okay. And there's Destiny. Hi, destiny. I, uh. Easy bake. And then, um. Book one through four, four kids. Okay. Okay. That's a very good list. You know the Easy Bake Oven, that's been a classic for many, many years. Little girls and little boys have been asking for the Easy Bake Oven for many years, so we'll see what we can do for you Girls, it's so nice to talk with you. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Ta thank. You. Thank you. We'll see you on Christmas Eve. Again. You can call in by calling (724) 438-4593 Santa. I think we have another prerecorded, uh, message. We're going to go to a holiday message, uh, for us, and, uh, we'll be back with some more calls. And just a couple minutes. Again, that's 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 93. I heard the bells on Christmas day. They're old, familiar carol's play and wild and sweet. The words repeat of peace on earth, goodwill to men and thought how as the day has come, the Ries of Al Cri Sodom had rolled along the unbroken song of peace on Earth, Goodwill to men. This is representative Matthew Dowling. I heard the bells On Christmas Day is a Christmas carol based on the 1863 poem, Christmas Bells by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The song tells of the narrator's despair upon hearing Christmas bells that hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth. Goodwill to man in 18 61, 2 years before writing this poem, Longfellow's personal peace was shaken when his second wife of 18 years to whom he was very devoted was tragically burned in a fire. Then in 1863 during the American Civil War, Longfellow's oldest son Charles Longfellow joined the Union Cause as a soldier without his father's blessing. Longfellow was informed by a letter dated March 14th, 1863 after Charles had already lefted. I have tried hard to resist the temptation of going without your lead, but I cannot any longer. I feel it to be my first duty to do what I can for my country and I would willingly lay down my life for him if it was me of any good. Charles soon got an appointment as a lieutenant, but in November, he was severely wounded in the Battle of New Hope Church Virginia. Charles eventually recovered, but his time as a soldier was finished. Longfellow first wrote the poem on Christmas Day 1863. Christmas Bells was first published in February, 1865. This poem rings true today in a time where we seem to be more divided than ever political party against political party, man against man, our hearts yearn for a renewed vision of peace on earth, goodwill among men. As this season of hope approaches, it is my hope that peace will begin in our hearts and our homes. And that peace will spread among these communities, our commonwealth and our country. Peace. Is no peace for strong peace on earth men. That was Bur Ives and this is Representative Matthew Dowling. Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year. You are listening to Santa Talk on W MBS Radio five 90 am 1 0 1 0.1 FM with host Matthew Dowling. Call in to talk with Santa by calling 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. Now back to the show. Will say Santa, hear that telephone ringing as uh, well as your sleigh bells ringing. You are gonna be here for another hour until, uh, seven o'clock. We are gonna take a break at the top of the hour for the news and sports and weather. Um, and then we'll get more calls on. Uh, people can call in and talk to Santa Claus, the good little boys and girls, you've had, uh, a good time talking to some of them already. Santa. Oh yes. Oh yes. They're so, they're so chipper and cheery. Our Santa loves to hear it. Well, we wanna get that number out there again. (724) 438-4593. Call in to talk to Santa Claus here. Live on Wmb s radio. Uh, Santa, we've, we've talked a little bit about some of your favorite things. Uh, what's your favorite food other than cookies? Oh, hmm. Other than cookies. Santa likes, uh, some hot apple cider. I guess that's a drink, but that's, uh, Santa likes that very much. Uh hmm. I don't know. Well, I tell you what my reindeer like, they like sugar cubes sometimes. Sugar cubes. They do, uh, they like, uh, they, they sometimes sneak a cookie or two carrots. I always carrots left carrots out. They do like carrots. They do like carrots and, uh, Santa not, not so much a fan of the carrots. Carrot cake. Carrot cake. Is carrots good cooked carrots or raw carrots? Usually the reindeer like, like raw carrots? Yes. Uh, what did, what did you leave for them when you were a little boy? Uh, it was always rock carrots. Rock carrots. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> rock, carrots. Yeah. So Santa, we're gonna be on for a little longer tonight. We're gonna, uh, have some additional people calling in. 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9, 3. Uh, and Santa, tell us a a little bit about what those elves are, are working on back at the North Pole. They're, they're working very hard. They're working very hard and, uh, they, as I said earlier, they like to do some research to see what little boys and little girls want each year. Cuz every year there are some new toys that come out. And no North. Pole has to be up on the latest toys. We have to have all of the latest and greatest. And, uh, but there's some classics. We, I heard someone ask earlier for an easy bake oven. Everyone has loved the Easy Bake oven for years and baby dolls, things like that. So those things never go out of style. But the, uh, the elves, they, uh, they work hard. They have to get, they have to get some rest. You know, there are, there are labor laws. I can't work them around the clock, but, uh, they're, they, they're, they've worked very, very hard for all the boys and girls. Well, we have, uh, a boy and a girl on the telephone right now. Uh, and they wanted to talk to you. Santa. Hello. Thank you for calling Santa. Who? Hi. Hi. Who, who's on the line here? Finnigan. Hi, Finnegan. And what would, what would you like for Christmas this year? Let me think. There's a lot of options, huh? A new book series would be nice. A new book series. Did you have any in mind? Something you wanted to start reading? What type of. Books do you like? Book A lot of adventure stuff like that. Adventure books. Yes. Yes. That sounds good. I, I think we could come up with something for you. Yes. And you've been good this year. I know. Thanks Santa. You're. Welcome. Thank you for calling. Good to hear from you Finnegan. See ya. Bye. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Finnegan. Did you have someone else with you there on the line? Yeah, Bremer's right here. Oh, hey Brinley. Hi Santa. <Laugh>. I know you've been very good this year. Brinley. Was there anything else? Was there anything you wanted to say to Santa? Um, that real soon that was at that the house we, we did at the. Uhhuh. <affirmative>. See everything? That's what I would like for Christmas. Thank you. Santa Merry. That's what I would like for Christmas. Thank. You. Okay, Brinley. All right. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas little one. Well, Santa, we have Parker. Hello. On the line as well. Uh, let's go ahead and take Parker. Hello Parker. Hi Santa. Thanks for calling. How are you today, Parker? Good. How are you? Have? Great. What would you like for Christmas this year? I would like some new Ous Stilton books, please. Geronimus. Stilton. Yes. That's a, that's very popular series. And the ocean exploration ship. Lego Set. Oh. Santa loves to build Legos. That's a very good choice. Ocean exploration. I haven't done that one. Yes, very good. Anything else, Parker? Um, I would also like the Ninjago skull. So Dungeons, like I said. Oh. Oh, that's a good one too. I could tell you really like the Legos. That's a, that's a fun thing to play with. Well, Santa will do, do my best to, uh, to get that for you. Merry Christmas Parker to you and your family. Merry Christmas Anna. Thanks. For calling. Merry Christmas. Bye. Okay, Santa, it looks like we have uh, Kenley and Easton on the line as well. Hi. Kenley and Easton, are you there? Hi. Hi. Hello. Thank you for calling Santa. How are you today? Good. Are you all done with school now? Yeah, before? Yeah. Yeah. That's good. That's good. You have a little break for Christmas and what would you like? Hi. What would you like for Christmas this year. And what do you I wanna fight anything. That's it. Could you're, say it one more time. Santa was having a little bit of hard time hearing you. Barbie, Dreamhouse Barbie, Dreamhouse. Barbie, Dreamhouse. Of course, of course. Barbie's had a lot of those dream houses over. The, the years, huh? That's right. That's right. Anybody else? Did. They trust me? Trucks? Mm-hmm <affirmative>. Very good. Very good. Well I. Can on their street. <Laugh>. Oh, well Santa knows you've been very good this year and I can't wait to visit you for Christmas Eve. I hope, I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas. You you're welcome. Merry Christmas for Santa. We Bye-Bye. Santa. We have just a couple minutes before our break at the top of the hour and uh, we want to remind everyone you can call in after the news. Actually you could could call in while it's on. We'll get you on hold and we'll get you on, uh, as soon as we can. It's 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. We will be taking that break at the top of the hour to learn about the news, sports and, uh, weather coming up so you can plan, plan out your next couple Christmas days. There. Santa. That's right. Santa of particular interest to Santa is the weather. It's always important. Now we can make it. We are like you mentioned the postal service earlier, Matt. And you know, they say the postal service, our, our male carriers travel in hail in slee and snow and rain. Well, Santa was, Santa came up with that idea, you know, well even before the postal service Santa's been doing that so, but uh, our postal service is very good, but little boys and girls, not to worry. No matter what the weather is, Santa can Santa can get there to you. Christmas magic can't be stopped. So again, Santa talk 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. We'll be here for another hour. We are gonna take that break here, uh, in just a couple moments. All right guys. Thanks so much. Santa talk here on five 90 am and 1 0 1 0.1 FM W M B S checking out the weather. Watch 52 degrees right now. Clear skies but cooling down considerably the next couple of days on the overnight. 38th, the high at 51 Thursday. But dropping to 17 above for a low Christmas Eve. A chance of rain and snow after midnight. Snow Friday, 21, 22 on Saturday. And moving up to the thirties on Sunday. 40 on Monday hour two of Santa talk with representative Matthew Dowling is on the air coming up starting at six 15. First the news from c bs at your local station. Five 90 am and 1 0 1 0.1 FM W 2 6 6 B W N B s Uniontown tell. This is c bs news on the hour. Sponsored by Dell's small business. I'm Jennifer Kiper in Chicago. As covid 19 cases surge doctors across the country, including this one in California, a hotspot, are pleading with people to avoid travel and holiday gatherings. You're. Still out there shopping for your loved ones for this holiday season or your planning a holiday get together, then you are missing the gravity of the situation. Despite those warnings. CBS's Elise Preston says, millions are still running the risk. Some 80 million Americans are expected to head somewhere for Christmas or New Year's. We're. Just gonna spend time see my grandparents, my cousins. On to Chicago to visit an on for. Christmas. Compared to a year ago. Far fewer people are traveling by air, but with less flights available, the planes are. Often fulled. For Covid, that was just too close for comfort. I couldn't move Harley. Here in New York, officials are also concerned about overseas travelers. Following the discovery of a new more infectious coronavirus strain. President Trump has vetoed a national defense Bill. C b s military analyst Jeff McCaslin. The president has offered a series of rationales for vetoing the bill. He is called for lawmakers to include limits on social media companies. He claims are biased against him. The fate of the covid relief bill remains up in the air. The president saying he might not sign it because the checks for Americans aren't big enough. And CBS's Skylar Henry says, without the. Provisions in that bill, millions of Americans will lose their federal unemployment benefits. The day after Christmas. With President Trump at odds with Congress over that bill, small businesses are concerned. 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This evening you will be able to call and talk to Santa over the phone and you'll also hear some interesting stories and messages from some of our elected officials. And now the host of tonight's program, representative Matthew Dowling. Well, Santa thanks for joining us for a second hour. We're here at W N B S Radio in Uniontown. We're talking to the good little boys and girls. I guess, uh, the naughty ones could call in too. Oh, oh. But, uh, but we have Grace Riley and JT on the line and they wanted to talk to you. Santa. Hello, Grace Riley. Jt, good to hear from you all. How are you? Hi. Hello her. Oh, ho ho. Merry Christmas. Hi C. Have you all been very good this year? Yeah. I think you have. Yes. Very good. Very good. So what would you like for Christmas? IPad pocket l a bubble one I iPad. Okay. A toy kitty. A to. Okay. Anything else? Well, you've, you've given Santa a lot of good ideas. Well, I'll do my best to to to get these things for you. And I know you've been very good. Merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful day with your family and I can't wait to visit you on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Merry C. Merry Christmas. Bye-bye. Bye-bye. Santa. We also, we also have Caris on the line. Santa. Hello Caris. Hi. Hi. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. How are you today? Good. Good. All done with school? Yeah. Yeah. That's gonna feel good. How, what would you like for Christmas this year? TV for my bedroom. A TV for your bedroom. Okay. What's your favorite TV show? Bunk. What was that? Bunk. Oh, okay. Okay. Anything else you'd like this year? A Barbie Dream. House. A Barbie Dream House. Very good. Very good. Well, I will tell my elves your list here and we'll see what we can do for you. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Thank you for calling Santa today. Ho, ho, ho. Well, Santa Ho. Ho <laugh>. Hi. Bye. Santa's gonna be with us until seven o'clock tonight. You can call in to talk to Santa. 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3 on Santa talk on W MBS Radio. Now Santa, um, there were a bunch of people that helped put today, today together, uh, when we got it on your schedule and you came down from the North Pole. Um, we have a great staff here at W MBS Radio. We want to thank them, uh, for all the help tonight. Uh, we also have some sponsors that help make, uh, today, uh, the radio time available and help promote it over the last couple weeks. Um, and we have some holiday messages from those sponsors. Uh, and we're gonna put those on here and, uh, let them wish you a Merry Christmas themselves. Yes. Thank you to our sponsors for making it possible for me to talk to the little boys and girls today here on w Nmb. S. Hi, this is Congressman Guy Reall. I'd like to wish you and your family a merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah and a healthy and prosperous New Year. This is Fayette County Commissioner Scott Dunn. In this trying times, please try to remember what's important in life, faith, and family, and from my family to yours. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hello, this is State Representative Matt Dowling. On behalf of my family, Rebecca Pierce, Preston and Brooks, we wanna wish your family a very happy holidays, a merry Christmas, and the happiest of New Year's. This is Senator Pat representing the 32nd district in Pennsylvania, that's all of Somerset bed and parts of Westmoreland County. As we get to the end of this unforgettable year, I just wanted to take a moment and wish you and your family a very healthy and happy holidays. Hope you enjoy your Christmas time, and as we get into the new year, let us put 2020 behind us and look at 2021 and get back to some type of normalcy. And then all of you remain healthy in your family, stay healthy, and I wish you all the best. And we'll see you soon in 2021. Happy. Merry Christmas everybody and a happy New Year. This is Commissioner Dave Lore and just wanted to wish everyone a great new year coming up and to enjoy this Christmas season and just have a great time with your family and everyone around you. So once again, Merry Christmas, happy New Year. Looking forward to seeing you all next year. Hi, this is Representative Ryan Warner from my family to yours. Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Be safe. You are listening to Santa Talk on W MBS Radio five 90 am 1 0 1 0.1 FM with host Matthew Dowling. Call in to talk with Santa by calling 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. Now back to the show. Well. Santa, we have uh, some people here on the line that wanna talk to you today. Again, you can call in. Sandra will be here until seven o'clock, 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. If you get a busy signal, try back in a few minutes. Uh, we do have, uh, only a couple lines here, but um, I believe we have a young lady [inaudible] on the, on the. Line. Hello there. Hi Santa. Hi. Thank you for calling Santa. Thanks for waiting around. How are you today? Good. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. What would you like this year for Christmas today? Um, I would say I want, I really, really do want an iPhone. Okay. And some nice winter clothes for winter. Yes. Nice winter clothes. It's very warm today, but we might see some more snow, so it's good to have warm clothes. Yep. Yep. Well, very good. Santa's dressed very warm today. In fact, I'm a little, I'm a little warm here visiting Union Town cuz I'm, it's, I'm in my, my my woo suit and it's just very, it's very warm here in the studio, but Well, you're sitting next to that fireplace. That's right, that's right. I have a fireplace behind me. Well, I know you've been very good this year and I'll do my best to get what you want for Christmas. Merry Christmas. Thank. You. You're welcome. Merry Christmas. Well, we have, uh, some other callers with us. We have Ava and Quinn Santo. Want to talk Tova and Quinn? Sure. Hello there, Eva and Quinn. Um. Hi. Merry Christmas. Hi Santa. Hi there. Um. Do you have your reindeers and all kind of goodies? The reindeer are here and Yes. And I have all kind of goodies. I have a big sack full of goodies and, and, uh, our reindeer are ready to go for the big trip. Santa. Yes. When you're coming, giving us presents, we're gonna give you some cookies and chocolate milk maybe. Wonderful. Santa loves chocolate milk. And I'm gonna fill up the basket with lots of carrots for the. Reindeer. Oh, very good. Very good. Thank you. Thank you. The, the reindeer will appreciate that. Do you think you can name all of Santa's reindeer? Um. It's okay if you can't <laugh>. It's okay if you can't. I have, I have nine reindeer including Rudolph. So, well, Merry Christmas to you all. Was there anything else that, that you wanted or anything you had to say to else you had to say to Santa? I. Wanted, I wanted, um, another bicycle. Maybe I wanted a, maybe I wanted my sister. Okay. And I'm a Nutcracker. Okay. Oh, Nutcracker. A Nutcracker. Very nice. Merry Christmas then. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Okay. Bye. We'll see you soon. Bye-Bye. Santa. We also have Abigail on the line. Okay. Abigail, how are you today? Hi. Hi. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. What would you like for Christmas? Abigail? Um, ACE? No, I don't know. It's okay. I know there's a lot of choices. A. Computer. A computer? Okay. Okay. We have some of the, we have some of the highest skilled elves to build our computers. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> the North Pole. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. That's right. Anything else? Legos. Legos. Very good. Anything else? Um, Yoda Monopoly. Ooh, Yoda Monopoly. That sounds like a lot of fun. Santa Santa likes like Star Wars, <laugh>. All right. Well, Merry Christmas to you and, and I look forward to visiting you and I'll tell my elves what you want this year. We'll see what we can do. Thank you. You're. Welcome. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Well, Santa, uh, there. Byebye. There definitely have been a lot of good little boys and girls that called in today. Uh, but at Christmas time, sometimes it's, it's good to stop and reflect and to think of all the things that we should be thankful for this holiday season. Um, we mentioned earlier in the show that we are still in the midst of this pandemic, and we have a lot of frontline workers that have been keeping, uh, keeping our stores open and, and, uh, working out there when some other people have, have been quarantining or maybe not going out as much. And we also have some wonderful healthcare workers that are out there. That's right. Uh, taking care of, uh, those who are ill and infirm this holiday season. That's right. We're here in the Uniontown Hospital Studios and, and I know that there are many here in Uniontown and at other, uh, hospitals and doctors' offices and everything around the area here who are working hard for us to keep us all safe and healthy. And Santa appreciate you. And I want you to stay safe and just know that we're thankful for you and we love you. Well, Santa, uh, I, we have another recorded piece, uh, that we're going to go to here in a moment. And I believe it's one of your favorite Christmas poems. Uh, you wanna introduce. That? Oh, yes. This is called the Christmas Guest, and it tells us a lot about the true meaning of Christmas and how we should behave at Christmas and how we should treat others in general. So hopefully you'll like it very much like I do. It happened one day near December's end, two neighbors called on an old friend and they found his shop so meager and lean made gay with thousand bows of green. And Conrad was sitting with a face of shine when he suddenly stopped as he stitched a twine. And he said, old friends at dawn today, when the cock was crowing the night away, the Lord appeared in a dream to me and said, I'm coming your guest to be. So. I've been busy with Feister, strewing my chop with branches of fern. The table is spread and the kettle is shined. And over the rafters, the hawley is twined. Now I'll wait for my Lord to appear and listen closely. So I will hear his step as he nears my humble place. And I'll open the door and look on his face. So his friends went home and left Conrad alone. For this was the happiest day. He had known for long since his family had passed away, and Conrad had spent many a sad Christmas day, but he knew with the Lord as his Christmas guest this Christmas would be the dearest and best. So he listened with only joy in his heart. And with every sound, he would rise with a start and look for the Lord to be at his door like the vision he had had a few hours before. So he ran to the window after hearing a sound, but all he could see on the snow covered ground was a shabby beggar whose shoes were worn. And all of his clothes were ragged and worn. But Conrad was touched and he went to the door and he said, you know, your feet must be frozen and sore. I have some shoes in my shop for you and a coat that will keep you warmer too. So with a grateful heart, the man went away. But Conrad noticed the time of day and wondered what made the Lord so late and how much longer he'd have to wait. When he heard a knock, he ran to the door, but it was only a stranger once more. A bent old lady with a shawl of black, with a bundle of kindling piled on her back. She asked only for a place to rest, but that was reserved for Conrads great guest. But her voice seemed to plead, don't send me away, let me rest for a while on Christmas day. So Conrad brewed her a steaming cup and told her to sit at the table and suck. But after she left, he was filled with dismay for he saw that the hours were slipping away and the Lord hadn't come as he said he would. Then Conrad felt sure he had misunderstood, went out of the stillness. He heard a cry, please help me and tell me where am I? So again, he opened his friendly door and stood disappointed as twice before. It was only a child who wandered away and was lost from her family. On Christmas day again, Conrad's heart was heavy and sad, but he knew he shouldn't make the little girl glad. So he called her in and he wiped her tears and quieted all her childish fears. Then he let her back to her home once more. But as he entered his own darkened door, he knew the Lord was not coming today for the hours of Christmas had passed away. So he went to his room and knelt down to pray. And he said, dear Lord, why did you delay? What kept you from coming to call on me for? I wanted so much your face to see when soft in the silence, a voice he heard lift up your head. For I kept my word three times my shadow crossed your floor. And three times I came to your lonely door. I was the beggar with bruised cold feet. And I was the woman you gave something to eat. I was the child on the homeless street. Three times I knocked and three times I came in. And each time I found the warmth of a friend of all the gifts, love is the best. And I was honored to be your Christmas guest. You are listening to Santa Talk and W MBS Radio five 90 am 1 0 1 0.1 FM with host Matthew Dowling. Call in to talk with Santa by calling 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. Now back to the show. Well, Santa, we've got to talk to a lot of good little boys and girls, but there's still some time for people to call in and talk to Santa Claus. 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. Now, uh, they just let me know that if all the lines are busy, it just continues to ring. There's no busy signal as I had informed you before. But if you just get a ring, a ring, a ring, we are here. We're trying to answer you. Um, so call back, uh, in a few minutes. If, if you don't get someone right away, we have Trip and Harper on the line. Santa. Hello, trip and Harper. So hi. Hi. Hi. Merry Christmas. Hey, Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Thank you for being so good and waiting to talk to Santa. Hi. I want a talking doll. A talking doll. Okay. Okay. What do you want for Christmas chip? Um, A what? A present. A present. Yeah. What do you want in there? Yeah. Chuck. A tractor. Yeah. Helen <affirmative> truck. And a tractor. Okay. A truck and a tractor. Very nice. Very nice. Well, Santa will do his best to get these things for you. And I appreciate you being so good this year. Continue to be good and, and kind to others. And I look forward. And I want some makeup. Oh, some makeup. We can't forget that. Real. Makeup. I want real makeup. Real makeup. Okay. Christmas. Well. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. We'll see what we can do for you. And, and I can't wait to visit you for Christmas Eve. Don't forget to put out the cookies. Okay. Merry Christmas. Well, Santa, we also Merry Christmas. We also have True. And Taylor on the. Line. True. And Taylor, are you there? Yes. Hi, it's Santa Claus. How are you? Good. Good. Well, it's so good to hear from you. Thank you for holding to talk to Santa. Mm-hmm. <Affirmative>, what would you like for Christmas this year? Uh, I'm on a. Computer. A computer, anything else? And a VR headset. A VR headset. Say, got to play around with one of those. One time the elves were working on that and I said, Hey, let's Santa try that on. And I got to play some games. That's a lot of fun. Yeah. What else would you like? Anything else? Actually? Yeah. Count. Uh, I would like, okay, Taylor, you talk to Santa, say hi. Hi, Taylor. Tell him what you want. I want a bicycle. A bicycle? Yeah. Okay. What. Coming? Pink. Pink bicycle. Okay. That's very important detail. I'll make sure to make a note for the elves on that. Tell me, have a safe trip. Have a safe. Check. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Hopefully we don't have too much snow. Just enough snow to, to, uh, to get the slate. But we don't even need snow. The, the, the, the Christmas magic is still there, even if we don't have snow. So I'll, I'll look forward to visiting you and have a very merry Christmas. I take care of the rain here. Take care of. The rain here. I sure will. I sure will. Bye-bye now. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Thank. You. Thank you. You. Well, Santa, you have a busy couple days coming up. Uh, it is kind of your on season at the time when you, uh, spring to your Christmas cheer. That's right. And, uh, and get all the work done. Uh, last minute preparations. I'm sure the elves are taken care of those tonight. Uh, back at home and getting the sled all packed up. Um, I feel. Like a tax accounted in April. <Laugh>, representative <laugh>. Oh, Santa, you're funny. Um, telephone number tonight if you want to talk to Santa, uh, if you want to ask him about a bad joke or anything like that, <laugh> 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. Santa's here with us for about another half hour. Uh, Santa, thank you so much for coming down to w Nmb s here in Uniontown. My. Pleasure. My pleasure. It's great to hear from the little boys and girls all around Fayette County. Well, (724) 438-4593. And you can call in and talk to Santa Claus. Uh, phone lines look like they're open right now, so, uh, dial that number. 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. And you can talk to Santa. Can't wait to hear from you. And don't worry if you, if you can't get through today, Santa still has an idea of what you want, don't worry. So Santa, uh, the, the telephone, um, has been around for quite some time now. There's email in all kind of other technology, uh, Santa. Do people reach out to you, uh, through email and text messaging or, uh, do they still write the old traditional letters? We still get a lot of letters and Santa likes to get the letters. And, you know, even if you spell something wrong, Santa understands, Santa knows what you mean. So don't worry about about that, just do your best. But we get some letters, we get some emails, and I have a whole department of elves that are my communications department. So they help Santa sort the letters, sort the mail that I get. And, uh, and so it all gets read. Don't worry, everything that you send gets read. Does Mrs. Claus do a lot of, of help. With that? Oh, Mrs. Claus does it all. She does it all behind the scenes. Yes, she helps me very much. And as you can see, those of us watching on Facebook, Santa Wears glasses. Mrs. Claus wears glasses too, but her eyesight is a little bit better than mine. So sometimes she will help me to read the letters. Well, Santa, we have just about another half hour for anyone who wants to talk to you. Call into w Nmb, S (724) 438-4593. I hear the lines. I hear it ringing. I hear it. Ringing. So it could be a little, uh, boy or girl that wants to talk to Santa Claus and we'll get 'em on the line, uh, with him in, in just a couple minutes. You know, Matt, I heard a few boys and girls ask for Mike Bicycles today, and I just wanted to remind everyone to be very safe when you're out riding your bike. If you can wear a helmet that really helps, you know, you could fall. And that helps you from, from having a, a pretty serious boo boo on your head. So I want everyone to re remember to wear your helmets and be very careful when you're out riding your bike. Do you ride a bicycle? Santa Claus. <Laugh> not too much in the North Pole. Not too, too much. It's hard to ride over, over top of the snow and the ice. You're more of a roller blader. Oh, that's right. That's right. Very much so. A long time ago I visited a roller rink here in, in Fayette County. It was called Wheels of eight. Wheels of eight. Is that cuz there were eight wheels. Eight wheels on a roller skate. Yes. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. So you're a big roller skater. So roller skate and ice skate of course. Oh, of course. Yes. But that may make more sense. A little bit. But Santa doesn't always, you know, Christmas magic doesn't always make sense. <Laugh> Well, we still have open phone lines. (724) 438-4593. And it looks like Sophia is on the line. Santa. Sophia. Good to hear from you. Merry Christmas Smith. Merry Christmas. Thank you for calling Santa. What. What can I get for you for Christmas this year? Barbie. Barbie. Okay. Any special Barbies. Come. Barbie. Taylor. Taylor Swift. A Taylor Swift Barbie. Is that what you said? <Laugh>? I did. Okay. What else do you. Want? Um, baby doctor. Okay. Thank you doing that. Okay, thank you. Yes. Who all in the room there with you today? What? Who's all there with you today? Pop. Pop. Oh, very nice. Anna Sissy. And her sissy. Well, Santa visited Santa visited Pat Pap when Papp was a little boy. You know that Santa's been around for a long time and maybe, maybe one day you'll have your own kids and Santa will visit. So yeah. Merry Cali. Okay. Sissy. Okay for sissy. Well, Merry Christmas to you. Merry C. We'll see you soon. Ho ho ho. Well, Santa, we wanna get that number out there again. 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. Uh, you can ring those lines, ring those bells and talk to Santa this evening. Uh, he'll be with us for just about another 20 minutes or so. Um, we've had a, a couple interesting stories that we've played throughout the night. Um, we shared your, one of your favorite poems, the Christmas guest Santa and, uh, we have another poem that I think we're gonna cue up here in just a moment that's gonna talk about the true meaning of Christmas. Once in a manger a long time ago before there was Santa and reindeer and snow, a star shown down on humble beginnings below of a baby just born. Who the world would soon know. Never before had there been such a sight, would the son of a king have to suffer this flight? Aren't their enemies to lead? Aren't their battles to fight? Shouldn't he conquer the world and demand his birth? Right? Know this frail little infant asleep in the hay would change the whole world with the words he would say not about power or demanding his way, but mercy and loving and forgiving God's way for only through humbleness. Would the battle be won as shown by the actions of God's only true son who gave up his life for the sins of everyone who saved the whole world when his journey was done. Many years have now passed since that night, long ago. And now we as Santa and reindeer and snow, but down in our hearts, the true meaning we know it is the birth of that child that makes Christmas. So you are listening to Santa Talk on W MBS Radio five 90 am 1 0 1 0.1 FM with host Matthew Dowling. Call in to talk with Santa by calling 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. Now back to the show. Well, we're back Santa and uh, we actually have a caller on the line that wants Oh good. You Bentley's with us now. Few. Bentley's. With Hello Bentley. Can you hear me? Bentley, can you hear me? Yeah. Merry. Christmas my friend. Merry Christmas, my friend. Merry Christmas. What would you like for Christmas this year? For. Christmas this. Year? A dinosaur pen. A dinosaur pen. Dinosaur. That's a pen. That sounds like a good idea. Uhhuh, what else would you like? What else would you like? Hey, hey, Bentley. There's a little bit of an echo. Maybe you could turn your radio down. Your radio down. And Santa you'll be able to hear Santa on the phone. Santa on the phone. Oh, we don't have a radio. Oh. We don't have a radio on. Okay. Uh, we, I'm sorry. We were just getting some, I'm sorry. Santa Echo. Santa. No problem. As long as you can hear Santa Okay. Hear Santa. Okay. So you would like a dinosaur pen? Anything else you'd like? Anything else you'd like? Uh, a horse. A horse? Okay. A horse. Okay. Santa and. Some. Ducks. Santa. And some ducks. And some ducks? Mm-hmm. <Affirmative>. Oh, okay. That's, that's an interesting list. Well, I will, uh, I'll see what I can do for you. I can do for you. And, uh, I hope it's gonna be a very merry Christmas for you and your family. Merry Christmas for you and your family. Thank you. You're welcome. Merry Christmas. Merry. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Well, Santa, we've talked to lots of good little boys and girls tonight. If you want to call in to talk to Santa directly, you can do that. 7, 2 4 4 3. 8, 4, 5, 9 3. Santa's been with us, uh, since five o'clock. That's right. And, uh, he left the elves and Mrs. Claus, uh, back at home. They're getting everything ready. And he's with us in Uniontown. They're the real MVPs. Matt. He's, he's with us here in Uniontown, at w mbs, uh, talking to the little boys and girls. That's right. That's right. It's so good to hear from everyone. I'm so happy. So many of you called today. And remember, even if you can't get through today, Santa still has an idea of what you want. So don't, don't fret little ones. Santa knows. And I'm, I'm so proud of you again for the many ways that, that you've, you've done very well this year. It's been a hard year for everyone, for mom and dad too. And everyone's just, just done very well. And, and things will, things will get back to normal slowly. So don't, don't worry little ones. Well, Santa, we still have some time to take, uh, some additional phone calls. (724) 438-4593. And, uh, Santa, what kind of vacation do you take after Christmas? Ho ho ho. Well, some, some would say think that I go to the South Pole just to, for a little bit of change of pace. Cause I would live in the North Pole, but no, it's pretty cold in the South Pole too. So, uh, Santa, uh, some don't know that Santa's a big Jimmy Buffet fan and I, I go down to, uh, uh, to the Cayman Islands sometimes. Hmm. Little relaxation. <Laugh> Little relaxation. That's right. That's right. So do you cut the beard and grow it back or, or does the beard stay year round. Santa? The beard stays. We, we might trim it a little bit, but, but the beard, the beard has to stay. That's part of, that's part of Santa's. Magic. It's, it's a signature piece of, uh, of the ensemble. Huh? Santa. Right, right now I i I drop some of this wool when I, when I take my vacation, that's for sure. You don't wear the red. Suit? No, no. A red bathing suit. Red bathing suit. Red bathing suit. So we still have time if you wanna call in and talk to Santa Claus. 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3 Santa talk on W M B S radio. Um, and we wanna thank again, our sponsors for this evening's program, allowing us, uh, the time to, uh, talk to some of the young, uh, boys and girls that wanted to call in and talk to Santa Claus. As we said, it is, uh, a little bit of a, a different year. Santa, uh, was still in the malls this year, right? Santa? We were in, we were at a good many malls. Yes. But, uh. So people weren't traveling or, or aren't out, uh, as much maybe as they have been in the past. So you can call in and talk to Santa tonight. Uh, and as Santa keeps saying, if you don't get to talk to him, he still knows what you want. He still, uh, encourages you to, uh, be on your best behavior, especially this holiday season. Right. It can be hard with everything, you know, a lot of us are in the house a lot more, so it can be easier to fight with your brother and sister or not to listen to mom or dad or your grandparents, but just try to be, try to be good. It'll, it will pay off. And, uh, and I hope to get you all something very nice for Christmas. Well, again, Santa Talk 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. You know, Matt, I was just thinking about how, you know, there's all this talk about social distancing. Well, I was the first, I was the original social distance deliverer. You know, just the, the whole, the whole chimney method of dropping off gifts. That's social distancing in a nutshell. We got it down. We got it. Down. It really is. And, and, and I guess, uh, you start a lot of trends because the whole FedEx thing, uh, took off after. That's right. After your package. That's right. Delivering. So we still have time if you wanna call in. (724) 438-4593. Talk to Santa Claus right here at WMDs, uh, on the radio live. And, um, you know, we've, we've had a, a good opportunity to be here together, um, to enjoy this holiday season. Um, what are some of your wishes for the, uh, the families that are out there? Santa? I hope that our families remember that no matter how many things that you get, and Santa, you know, we have a slave full of things. I have a big sack full of, full of treats and full of goodies for everyone. But no matter what we get, the most important thing is the time we spend with our families. The, the time we spend with those, those people that we love. So it's very important to take the time to put down that, that the phone, put down the video game that you're playing and just enjoy the company of, of mom or dad or your brothers or sisters and all those that you're around. I just enjoy being together and spending time cuz that's really what life and what Christmas is all about. Well, Santa, we have Savannah on the line and she just talked to you a little. Bit. Hello Savannah. Kill Santa. Hi. Hi. Hi, it's Santa Claus. How are you? Savannah? Morning. It's good to hear from you. I've been, I've been watching and you've been, you've been a good girl this year. Yes, she has Santa. Oh, well, Santa Santa wants to hear what you want for Christmas this year. Tell Santa what you want. I want a, I want. Talk where Santa can hear you, baby. So. I wear blue amper and I. Want lol glamp and. I want a ride on thing. And a she wants lol, glamp and a ride on thing. All. Right. All right. Well those are very, those are popular toys and, and popular items. So, uh, Santa will see what he could do for you. And, and thank you for being such a good girl and continue to be a good girl. And I look forward to visiting on Christmas Eve. Don't forget the cookies. Okay. I'll time him. We will have him. Lots of cookies of milk. Wow. Thank you. Thank you very much. Milk Milk helps keep Santa's bones healthy and strong. Oh, yay. <Laugh>. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas Santa. Thank you. Thanks for calling. Bye-bye now. Bye Santa. Bye bye. Bye sweetie. You're listening. Bye. Santa. You're listening to Santa Talk on W MBS Radio (724) 438-4593. You can call in and talk to Santa directly. Uh, he is visiting us here in Uniontown, uh, straight in from the North Pole, right, Santa. That's right. It was a long trip, but it was worth it. It was worth every minute. Well, we definitely appreciate you coming out and, uh, and being with us this evening so that people can call in and, and talk to Santa Claus right here on the radio. It's been a lot of fun. Have you enjoyed. Yourself tonight? Absolutely, absolutely. I don't get to do radio very often, so this is nice. Yeah. It's, uh, I, I know it's interesting for the kids to be able to call in and hear themselves, uh, on the radio as well. And our Facebook feed is up there, so mom and dad could even pull that back up and you can rewatch, uh, rewatch yourself if you like. Our telephone lines are still open. (724) 438-4593 at w n s with Santa. So Santa, um, big day is tomorrow. Big day is tomorrow. And we've been, we've been getting ready all year for this. Now how do you get all the rest in before? Like, do you, do you get a good night's sleep before, uh, before Christmas. I, I tried to do that. I listened to some soothing music, maybe some Christmas carols sung by, sung by Enya or someone like that, that has a really, really mellow, mellow vibe. And I just, I just go to sleep and, and then I'm ready to go. Santa doesn't need a whole lot of sleep, but I'm ready to go and, and we make all the deliveries and then I come back and then I've got the rest of the year to, to rest. Although we, we have to keep on top of things with our elves, but, but it can all, you know, for those couple, couple of days of, of Christmas delivery, I'm on my A game. You don't have to worry about Santa. I'll get it all done. Well, you know, you, you talked a little bit about the importance of spending time with, uh, with people, um, this holiday season. Some people may not be having, uh, the big celebrations that they normally have, uh, because there are a lot of people who are, are sick right now with, uh, with Covid 19 and, and they're social distancing like we've talked, uh, a little bit tonight. Um, but it's also if, if we can't be with people, uh, it's good to reach out to them and and to call them. Um, you know, we have a, a portal, um, now at home. Yes. And, uh, we can talk to my grandmother right on that. Do you have a, you have a portal at the North Pole? I do. And some of the little ones have asked for a portal this year. That was a, that was a popular request. You know, technology, we can be very thankful for technology. Without technology, I wouldn't be able to talk to all the little boys and girls on the radio right now. But, but yes, we can, uh, we can call our loved ones. We can, we can do video calls if we're able to do that. Uh, we can write letters and loves to receive letters of course. So just make sure that even if you can't see someone in person, you reach out and let them know that you care about them. Well. Uh, we have a few more minutes to take some more calls. 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. If you want to talk to Santa Claus, tell 'em what your last minute Christmas gift, uh, wishes are. Um, or just wish him a merry Christmas. Santa loves talking to, uh, all of you, uh, on the radio here. Today. All ages too. And you're never too old to talk to Santa Claus. I hope you remember that. Never lose that Christmas magic. Again. 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5, 9 3. I'm gonna be saying that, uh, telephone number in my sleep tonight. I think so. That's right. That's right. So you have already talked to, uh, a lot of, of young boys and girls and, um, you know, you're, you're kind of finishing up the list. They're packing up the sleigh. What do you think the most popular to is gonna be this year? Santa? You know, I think that, uh, those, uh, I, I, I mentioned the video games. That's, that's a big one. You know, a lot of people like the video games. Uh, boy, the, the young lady she mentioned the l o l that's, that's popular and the Hatchimals, those are still, there's some still like the Hatchimals on. And like I said, there's those classic toys that, uh, classic things that people ask for every year, like the Easy Bake oven or the baby dolls. And, uh, Santa's always happy to provide those things. And, uh, you know, our elves are very clever and creative. So if you think, oh, I don't know if Santa can get that for me. Oh, there might be a chance that Santa can make it happen. Well, I know you always try to do your best and you work with, uh, with moms and dads to try to make sure that, uh, everyone gets what they need for the holiday season. Um, you know, uh, Santa, we have a few more minutes and, uh, we can take another call or, so if someone wants to call in and talk to Santa. 7 2 4 4 3 8 4 5 9 3. Hope to hear from you. So Santa, when you leave here tonight, uh, you're heading back to the North Pole? I. Am, I am. We'll get to take a very short rest and then we're hitting the road and there's something called the NORAD Santa Tracker. So you might wanna look that up and it'll tell you where Santa is at any given time. So they can follow you and, uh, and make sure everything's. Good with you. That's right, that's right. Now, uh, what kind of navigational devices do you have there? Oh. Uh, we have it all. We have it all. We have all the systems just in case one of them goes down. Uh, we got the garment, we got the Tom Tom, we got it all. Uh, I had a one of the first TomToms when they first came out, and I don't know what I would do without, uh, <laugh> without GPS nowadays. Santa Claus. Well, we wanna thank you again for coming down. Uh, we do have a couple more minutes. Seven two four, four three. I hear the phone ringing, Matt. Four five nine three four five nine three. Uh, give us a call. You can talk to Santa Claus. Uh, let 'em know what your last minute, um, gifts are gonna be. Well, Matt, what do you want for Christmas? We haven't asked you that yet. Well. That's a good question. Santa, you know, I, um, I'm kind of hard to buy for. I think, uh, you know, I, there's not much I need. Uh, I do en enjoy, uh, time with friends and family and, um, you know, so sometimes just, uh, nice evening, uh, with the people that I love. Is, is what means the most at the holidays. Well, Santa can help make that happen for you. That's, that's a good, that's a good request. Well, Santa, we have, uh, just a couple more minutes. 7, 2, 4, 4, 3, 8, 4, 5, 9, 3. I hear the line ringing. Uh, hopefully we can try to get a couple more kids on the program this evening. We want to thank our sponsors again. Uh, they have, uh, generously, uh, provided the airtime for us and, and some of the promotional, uh, items that happened before the show. Um, Santa, we want to thank you. We want to thank the great staff at w Nmb s uh, cuz we came in and, you know, we are not radio experts. I, I don't know about you saying. That. Oh no. But, uh, they've helped us through tonight's program and, uh, doing a fantastic job. Um, earlier in the program we talked about our frontline workers, our healthcare workers, those postal delivery people. Um, just thankful for what everyone, uh, does and, and, uh, especially during these holiday times. Yes. Matt? I wanna say I'm an expert of, of two things, making toys and eating cookies. That's all. Not radio, but it's been very nice to be here and we are thankful. Okay. Oh, we have some folks on the line. We do. We have Trinity, uh, Charlotte and Robert. All on the same line. I believe so. Hello everyone. Hello. Trinity and Charlotte. Charlotte and Robert. And Robert. Hello everyone. Hello. Merry Christmas. Merry. What would you all like for Christmas this year? I, I want something for Christmas. Okay. What would you like? Um, I like your baby doll with clothes. Baby dolls with clothes, huh? Yeah. And all also our doll too. Okay. Who else? What else would you all like? Hi. Hi there. Merry Christmas. I. Would like, I would like, um, a baby grow up. Okay. Baby grow up. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Yeah. Very good. Very good. Hello there. Is that you Robert? Yep. Good to hear from you. What would you like for Christmas? I'm on PS four five. PS 4 0 5. Okay. Okay. We'll see what we can do for you all. Well, thank you for, thanks for calling to talk to Santa Merry Christmas. Merry. We'll see you soon. Bye-bye. Now. Merry Christmas. Bye Santa. Bye-bye. Bye. Little ones. Well Santa, we have just a moment or two, uh, left. Oh, we actually have another call. Blake is on the line. We're gonna take Blake real quick. Hello, Blake. Hi. Hi, it's Santa. How are you? Good. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. What can I get you for Christmas this year? Maybe a Nerf gun. A Nerf gun. Okay. Anything else? Yes. Okay. Let's hear it. Oh yes. And a metal detector. A metal detector. That can be a lot of fun. Okay. Anything else? My sister might one stuff, but she can't talk yet. Okay. Well Santa Santa has some ideas for your sister too, so I know you're, I know you are very good to your sister too, so thank you for that. You're welcome. Merry Christmas to you and your family and we'll see you soon. Okay. Well, Santa wants to thank everyone. That's, that's called in today. I have the list here of everyone that I've talked to. So I wanted to mention, uh, Keshawn, Emerson, Jenna and jj. Frankie and Kendall, Finnegan and Brinley. Kenley and Easton. Caris Bella and Billy Bryce Parker. Serenity, destiny and Riley. Grace. Riley and jt. Len. Ava and Quinn. Abigail. True. And Taylor, trip and Harper, Madeline, Sophia, Bentley, Savannah Trinity, Charlotte, Robert and Blake. It was so nice to talk to you boys and girls. You've all been so good this year and you have so many good ideas for things that Santa could bring you. And I'll do my very best for you this year. Keep being good boys and girls, and we'll see you on Christmas. Eve. Well, thank you so much for coming out tonight, Santa. This was a special treat for us to be able to talk to, uh, all the boys and girls here at W Nmb s Radio. We wanna thank everyone for tuning in, uh, and uh, from my family to yours. A very merry Christmas and God bless. You all. Merry Christmas. Santa Talk is a production of Coordinated 360. Special thanks to our air talent, Dave Susar, Ella Holly, Kristen Anini, Sarah Hara and Krissy Smith. Our executive producer and host is Matthew Doley. W mb S'S Station Manager is Brian Maik. The poem, once in A Manger, was written by Tom Krause and was used with permission. The history of Santa Claus was adapted from the history channel and history.com. The story of the Christmas guest was written by American poet Helen Steiner Rice, and was read in the style of Reba McIntyre. Santa Talk was underwritten through the financial support of representatives Ryan Warner and Matt Doon, Senator Pat Stefano, commissioner Scott Dunn and Dave Lore and Congressman Guy Russian Dahler. This program was not funded with taxpayer dollars.

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