December 23, 1975 - MPR’s Bill Siemering interviews Ole Olson, who shares happy Christmas memories from the Minnesota and Dakota prairies in the 1880s. Decorations were tumbleweeds, an apple was a gift, and you did not go out and play in the snow.
December 24, 1976 - Truman Capote reading his autobiographical story "A Christmas Memory" at the 1976 7th Annual UND Writer's Conference last March in Grand Forks. The conference title was New Journalism and the Novel.
December 5, 1978 - MPR’s Nancy Fushan presents a report on Minnesota Historical Society’s exhibit, called "The Wish Book." The exhibit explores the role of the mail order catalog in American life at the turn-of-the-century.
December 4, 1979 - MPR’s Dan Olson explores the latest endeavors of retailers during the holiday season. Report includes interview with John Pellegrene, member of Dayton’s Marketing Division, who explains “the future” of shopping via a touch screen computer terminal; and others who look to the more traditional avenues in giving.
December 22, 1979 - MPR’s Rich Dietman talks with MPR producer Nick Nash on the upcoming live U.S. stereo broadcast of “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” by King's College, Cambridge.
December 23, 1981 - Bruce Bomier and his daughter, Beth, discuss Christmas elves. The Bomiers’ express the need for more appreciation of elves.
December 18, 1982 - Dale Connelly and team present beloved “journalist” Bud Buck talking with a “specialty retailer” about holiday shopping gift ideas.
December 24, 1984 - A Christmas card from KSJN's Morning Edition. In this edition of The Sounds of the Season from Around the Twin Cities, a glimpse into the life of Toy Wonder Shop in Minneapolis, with owner Hass Benoit.
December 7, 1990 - MPR’s Beth Friend reports on new, weird Christmas program performed by the Warland Singers at the Ordway in St. Paul. Friend interviews Dale Warland and composer Herb Pilhofer.
December 21, 1990 - MPR’s Jon Gordon talks with local Christmas tree sellers on the merits of their product. The debate of artificial over real ensues.