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Topic : 12/11 Dr. Phil and Robin’s Christmas Show!

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Dr. Phil and Robin invite you to celebrate the holidays with their family - Jay, Erica, Jordan and even Dr. Phil’s mom! As National Spokespersons for Toys for Tots, Dr. Phil and Robin are making dreams comes true for deserving families who fill the audience. The performers from Dancing with the Stars Tour have tangoed, waltzed and salsa danced into millions of viewers’ homes. They help Dr. Phil and Robin spread a little holiday cheer. Then, Vanessa Williams, who plays the mean boss on the new hit show Ugly Betty, brings a surprise guest. Plus, Jay and his new wife, Erica, share some of their favorite things, the cast of How I Met Your Mother drops by, and a celebrity performance you won’t want to miss! Get the scoop on the hottest games and electronics for your family’s holiday list! Talk about the show here.

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December 10, 2006, 6:05 pm CST

Enjoying Christmas

.  I am a divorced mom of 2 so I have to watch every penny.   Many  years ago we started Christmas shopping in August so we COULD afford to buy for those we love.  If we buy 1 gift per paycheck or so, we can be pretty much be done by early December.  Then, anything we have extra is just that , extra.  I never understood people who  wait till December 15th and say they can't afford to buy anything, so they hate the thought of shopping.  It's not like they change the date every year.  We all know when Christmas is, there is no excuse for not being ready.


This year, we have both decided to ease up on the gift giving.  The same with my sister's family.  We are focusing more on family, together, others.  Today my kids and I baked gingerbread, corn bread and  various muiffins.  We took them to the Fire Stations in our area as well as an Assisted Living Facility near by, as a way to spread holiday cheer and thank them for  all they do all year.  They were all very happy and appreciative to get the goodies, we felt really good doing it too. 


Christmas has become stressfull for so many people, which I don't understand.  It's the geting ready, the trimmings, the pageanty that's the real fun.   (and let's face it, that part lasts a lot longer than opening presents). .  We don't have much (900 sq ft house, 1 used car, 1 TV ) but we decorate every year and plan time with my family, his family and friends.  That's the fun of it all. 


Thanks for listening,

Pease on Earth, Good Will Toward Men



December 10, 2006, 6:22 pm CST

childrens christmas





December 10, 2006, 7:23 pm CST

This is what Christmas giving is all about in my opinion

I found this on an other board and thought it was very interesting.


This is what Christmas giving is all about in my opinion.


 I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the way my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," she jeered. "Even dummies know that!"


My Grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been. I fled to her that day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole lot easier when swallowed with one of her "world-famous" cinnamon buns I knew they were world-famous, because Grandma said so. It had to be true.


Grandma was home, and the buns were still warm. Between bites, I told her everything. She was ready for me. "No Santa Claus?" she snorted...."Ridiculous! Don't believe it. That rumor has been going around for years, and it makes me mad, plain mad!! Now, put on your coat, and let's go."


"Go? Go where, Grandma?" I asked. I hadn't even finished my second world-famous cinnamon bun.


"Where" turned out to be Kerby's General Store, the one store in town that had a little bit of just about everything. As we walked through its doors, Grandma handed me ten dollars.


That was a bundle in those days. "Take this money," she said, "and buy something for someone who needs it I'll wait for you  in the car."


Then she turned and walked out of Kerby's. I was only eight years old. I'd often gone shopping with my mother, but  never had I shopped for anything all by myself.


The store seemed big and crowded, full of people scrambling to finish their Christmas shopping. For a few moments I just stood there, confused, clutching that ten-dollar bill, wondering what to buy, and who on earth to buy it for. I thought of everybody I knew: my family, my friends, my neighbors, the kids at school, the people who went to my church.


I was just about thought out, when I suddenly thought of  Bobby Decker. He was a kid with bad breath and messy hair, and he sat right behind me in Mrs. Pollock's third grade class.


Bobby Decker didn't have a coat. I knew that because he never went out to recess during the winter. His mother always wrote a note, telling the teacher that he had a cough, but all we kids knew that Bobby Decker didn't have a cough; he didn't have a good coat.  I fingered the ten-dollar bill with growing excitement.  I would buy Bobby Decker a coat!


I settled on a red corduroy one that had a hood to it. It looked real warm, and he would like that.


"Is this a Christmas present for someone?" the lady behind the counter asked kindly, as I laid my ten dollars down.


"Yes, ma'am," I replied shyly. "It's for Bobby."


The nice lady smiled at me, as I told her about how Bobby really needed a good winter coat. I didn't get any change, but she put the coat in a bag, smiled again, and wished me a Merry Christmas.


That evening, Grandma helped me wrap the coat (a little tag fell out of the coat, and  Grandma tucked it in her Bible) in Christmas paper and ribbons and wrote, "To Bobby, From Santa Claus" on it. Grandma said that Santa always insisted on secrecy.


Then she drove me over to Bobby Decker's house, explaining as we went that I was now and forever officially, one of Santa's helpers.


Grandma parked down the street from Bobby's house, and she and I crept noiselessly and hid in the bushes by his front walk. Then Grandma gave me a nudge. "All right, Santa Claus," she whispered, "get going."


I took a deep breath, dashed for his front door, threw the present down on his step, pounded his door and flew back to the safety of the bushes and Grandma.


Together we waited breathlessly in the darkness for the front door to open. Finally it did, and there stood Bobby.


Fifty years haven't dimmed the thrill of those moments spent shivering, beside my Grandma, in Bobby Decker's bushes.


That night, I realized that those awful rumors about Santa Claus were just what Grandma said they were: ridiculous. Santa was alive and well, and we were on his team. I still have the Bible, with the coat tag tucked inside: $19.95.


May you always have LOVE to share, HEALTH to spare and FRIENDS that care....And may you always believe in the magic of Santa Claus!

December 10, 2006, 8:33 pm CST

Hello Berrypie!

Quote From: hagar362

I have a six year old grandson and his mom has never really liked Christmas.  For his sake I buy a tree and make it a festive season.  Please do something with your five year old or he will feel left out.  Who knows, making him happy might even cheer you up.  Don't worry about the commercialism.  A couple of little gifts will make him happy.  Take him out to see the lights.  Wait until Christmas eve when you can get a tree cheap and put a few lights on it.  Do it for your son.  It is only a couple of weeks a year.  All the hype makes you think everyone is having a wonderful time, but you can keep it simple and still be happy with your son.  All the best to you and your son.
 We know many people in our circle of life that also feel the same way you do - not wanting to get caught up in all the hype surrounding Christmas.  We understand the anxiety that many people feel this time of year knowing there's this huge expectation (culturally) to produce a pile of gifts and to astound children into feeling the "magic" of the season.

We are here to empathesize that Christmas is not really about the gifts under the tree, or the snow that falls or doesn't fall..."it's in the love that heaven gave - the night our Saviour came - and that same love can still be found wherever you are...cause Christmas is all in the heart!" (Steven Curtis Chapman)

God bless you!  May you find peace, love, and joy this wondrous season that celebrates the gift that God gave to humanity - his one and only Son.

Charlene (7 children and a wonderful husband...)

December 10, 2006, 11:10 pm CST

Depressing messages

 I first read the e-mails sent to Dr. Phil and although I am not the type of person to stick my head in the sand, I realize how "out of touch" I am with people that have financial problems.  The pressure for these people to make sure their kids have things for Christmas must be horrible.  As much as Dr. Phil can help those in need, how do you pick the people that need the help the most and how do you decipher who is telling the truth or not?  I love this time of year and it has nothing to do with money.  I love the lights, singing, excitement of little children and mostly getting together with my grandchildren.  Truly, I do not need gifts.  I am looking forward to tomorrow's show as I love the excitement of children.  Thank you Dr. Phil
December 11, 2006, 2:21 am CST

Happy Holiday's

I myself just Love what Robin & Dr. Phil does around Christmas. I never knew what it was like to not to be able to see the Little's one faces light up on Christmas morning until this year,

 I have lot  my job and Trying not to loose everything my husband & I have worked so hard for. I guess this is where my little saying comes true, what I have told the little grandchildren for years . That their are Little's out there that don't get anything for Christmas, But as long as God has kept then safe and close together to spend time together on Christmas, to love each other and say a Happy Birthday to Jesus and sing together is what we all should do on this speacial day!



All the Staff

Merry Christmas to the World

May you all be Bless


December 11, 2006, 6:07 am CST

12/11 Dr. Phil and Robin’s Christmas Show!

Quote From: angeden

I first read the e-mails sent to Dr. Phil and although I am not the type of person to stick my head in the sand, I realize how 'out of touch' I am with people that have financial problems. The pressure for these people to make sure their kids have things for Christmas must be horrible. As much as Dr. Phil can help those in need, how do you pick the people that need the help the most and how do you decipher who is telling the truth or not? I love this time of year and it has nothing to do with money. I love the lights, singing, excitement of little children and mostly getting together with my grandchildren. Truly, I do not need gifts. I am looking forward to tomorrow's show as I love the excitement of children. Thank you Dr. Phil
i loved reading your message, it comes from your heart, what you said holds true for me aswell i dont need gifts nether, god has already given me my gift in giving me life and allowing me to wake to see the sun come up for another day,christmas isnt about how much or what you get some one its about getting togather with your loved ones and remembering the birth of our savior,and its for children,its soooo much fun to see the little faces lit up with joy as they wake to see what has been left around a tree,once our children start to grow were suppose to teach them what christmas is about, it would seem most parents cant get away from the santa claws age for one reason or another, thats for the little ones too small to learn about jesus,and the gift jesus gave to all of man kind,no gift can ever equal what he gave,all of the world cant equal what he gave, already i have seen on the news where a life was lost over the theft of a ps3, and i sit and cry in wonder? is this such a game console it is worth dieying for? i think not!
December 11, 2006, 6:26 am CST

Christmas Show

Wow I think this is such a blessing for them to bring this type of joy into so many lives. I would love to be on that show today myself. Wouldn't you?

God bless Dr Phil and Robin; and their families. Don't forget all the guess they have on that are also giving. This is wonderful!

December 11, 2006, 6:36 am CST

12/11 Dr. Phil and Robin’s Christmas Show!

Quote From: gail18056


 I have been so worried about my bills and Christmas this year. We are now living on one income and have been since early august of this year! Due to my health I have been out of work due to they first thought I had lung cancer at 33yrs.old .and Now they just sent me to temple after numerous visits to several different doctors. which none knew what I had. Now I found out through temple University that I have a rare lung disease. I'm massively behind in our bill's. Exhausted our savings. only leaving us with 102.00 in the bank. and still needing food. I can't understand how when you need help , how "There is NONE" . I own a home and 2 vehicles due to that you can not get help through welfare. In which i don't really own , still owe money on them and the house. It's crazy how this world work's . I think it's terrible. and so unfair!!!! any suggestions anyone??????

The first blessing you have is that you don't have cancer.  Please check out the churches and the Salvation Army where you live.  Maybe you can sell one of your car?  Good luck.

December 11, 2006, 6:46 am CST

feeling worried at the holidays

I loved watching this morings show and watching Dr. Phil give things away to the audience, makes me wish I could afford to go to the show and receive such nice gifts at this time of year. My husband lost his job of 20 years the week after we were married, he has been unemployed and attending college for the past 18 months, I recently lost my job and have been having a hard time getting unemployment so we have been going without for quite awhile and now christmas is coming and I have been trying to get christmas presents and pay bills all at the same time on what little child support I get each week, we struggle and I just wish there were people like Dr. Phil living around here that do really good things for people, everyday I look at my christmas tree and hope there really is a  Santa Claus, because of the amount of unemployement my husband gets we dont even qualify for any state assistance at all. Christmas is very depressing for me. DR. PHIL, KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING, YOUR A GOOD MAN!! TODAY YOU WERE THE REASON I SMILED WHEN WATCHING YOUR AUDIENCE SMILE AND CRY IN EXCITEMENT. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!
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