Kicking off the festivities is our annual Food Bank Day. Tune in to CBC Radio One across BC and CBC News Vancouver
for special programming all day long..
You helped us decide on the lyrics, and now you'll be able to listen to On The Coast'
s "A Very Vancouver Christmas" song. CBC's Jon Siddall
is writing the holiday tunes and Dan Mangan
will be lending his voice. You'll be able to listen to the song on CBC Music starting on December 18.
2PM: Rex Murphy hosts "Christmas and Classics". An amateur pianist and informed music lover, Rex has until now kept his passion for music under wraps. However, this holiday season, Rex will share an hour of Christmas music, stories, and classics from his own collection.
10 PM: Feliz Navidad" is a one hour Christmas special hosted by Tom Landa featuring seasonal music with a Latin feel from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Spain and Canada, stitched together with engaging stories from countries where Christmas is celebrated with great enthusiasm.
4 - 5 PM: On The Coast parenting columnist Michelle Eliot explores what parents can learn about connecting with their kids in the wake of the Amanda Todd tragedy.
January 1, 2013
6 - 9 AM: Join On The Coast's Matthew Lazin-Ryder as he hosts the first morning show of the year, focusing on the events and trends that are sure to make headlines in 2013.
Some of your favourite CBC
shows are getting in the spirit this season. Kicking off the festivities is a Dragons' Den Holiday Special
on December 5
, followed by an entire week of holiday episodes on Steven and Chris
beginning December 10
. On December 11
you can also watch the annual one-hour holiday special from 22 Minutes
You can get your fill of holiday films on CBC
this winter. Check out the special two-hour movie A Heartland Christmas
. Plus, catch all your favourite classics including Home Alone, A Christmas Story, Rudolph