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Christmas Tree Woes/ Cider Fire Follow/ Phone In: What's the one movie you'd recommend this year?


Christmas Tree Woes: This is not an easy year for Christmas tree farmers in the Maritimes. Many are feeling the impacts as an influx of American trees, a strong Canadian dollar, and high production costs eat away at their bottom line. Scott MacKinnon owns Elite Balsam Products in St Andrews, Nova Scotia. David Kirkpatrick owns Lo-Hi Farm Christmas Trees in Hoyt, New Brunswick.

Heartache to Heart Warming: It's been an emotional roller coaster ride for David Coburn and his family. On November 22nd, fire destroyed their apple storage facility in Keswick Ridge. Coburn's Sweet Apple Cider is a holiday staple for many people in New Brunswick. We check in with David Coburn, who's been overwhelmed by the support he's received.

Picks for Flicks: Looking for some great DVDs to give as gifts this year? From Hollywood blockbusters to the latest Indie flicks, there's an avalanche of choices out there. Sharing their picks for flicks were our guests Ron Foley MacDonald, a senior programmer at the Atlantic Film Festival, and Hugh Murphy, who runs Far Out East Cinema in Moncton. Our question: What's the one movie you'd recommend this year?

We heard Great Expectations and Oliver Twist from Ron Foley MacDonald, and Annie Hall, Diva, and Working Girl from Hugh Murphy .

Your recommendations were: A Christmas Story, A River Runs Through It, Bye Bye Blues, Faith, Fraud & Minimum Wage, Gigo, Incendies , It's a Wonderful Life, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Network, Of Mice and Men, Ordinary People, Sherlock Jr., Shutter Island, The Anniversary, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Shawshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects, The Wild Bunch and Who Has Seen the Wind.


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