Show Notes for Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Today we visit with Michael Damian. (The Young and the Restless) Michael made his Y&R debut as “Danny Romalotti” in 1981 and quickly became a fan favorite. Michael has made a return to The Young And The Restless for the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Michael also recently released the holiday single “Bring Back the Christmas Card”, also featuring vocals by Heather Leucadia. The Complete album is available now:

Damian has released five albums with three top 40 hits, including his #1 song smash hit "Rock On" (from the Dream a Little Dream soundtrack), which was certified gold in 1989.

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December 20th

National Sangria Day

Cathode-Ray Tube Day

Dot Your I’s Day

Games Day

Go Caroling Day

International Human Solidarity Day

Sacagawea Day

Mudd Day

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If there’s one thing parents of young kids can count on, it’s that they won’t be sleeping in on Christmas morning. But what time does the average child get up on December 25? We’ve got the results of a new survey – and they might surprise you. 2,000 parents were polled and it was determined that the overall average wake-up time on Christmas morning is 6:44am. And no surprise here: Parents of younger children (aged 2-6) will be up earliest – with most wide awake by 6:45am. Parents of teens get some relief. Teenagers are the least likely to be up before their parents, with just 15% moving before 7am. Parents also shared their tricks and tips for encouraging excited children to go to bed on Christmas Eve. One in 5 said they’ll cut off sugary treats a few hours before bed. 22% will limit the amount of time the kids spend on their devices, and 1 in 6 said they’ll put on a boring Christmas movie to help everyone calm down. Extreme measures employed by some parents include warning the kids that “Santa won’t come if you’re still awake”, and telling them they will end up on Santa’s “Naughty List” if they don’t go to bed.

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A study published this week by the American Psychological Association found that 77% of us have accepted an unwanted invitation to a holiday event solely to avoid ramifications for missing it. An expert says that doing so is a fast track to exasperating yourself to the point where you probably won’t even enjoy the most wonderful time of year. Lead study author Julian Givi said: “Across our experiments, we consistently found that invitees overestimate the negative ramifications that arise in the eyes of inviters following an invitation decline.” He says while you shouldn’t be afraid to turn down invites in order to avoid holiday burnout, remember that “spending time with others is how relationships develop, so don’t decline every invitation.”


Start practicing your ‘Red Light, Green Light’, because “Squid Game: The Challenge” is coming back for another season. Netflix renewed the reality show on Wednesday, ahead of the Season 1 finale. In a statement, a Netflix rep said: “There was no red light in our decision to greenlight Season 2 of ‘Squid Game: The Challenge,’ the most ambitious unscripted show we’ve premiered at Netflix.” Casting for Season 2 is now open at

Fox is ringing in the new year by turning back the clock. The network has announced that on Jan. 1, it will air “M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television”, a 2-hour special featuring new interviews with surviving cast members Alan Alda, Gary Burghoff, Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell and Loretta Swit, as well as EPs Gene Reynolds and Burt Metcalfe. In what’s being called the “definitive” look back at the Emmy-winning series, which aired on CBS from 1972-1983, the retrospective will also include “never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, photos and stories.

ABC announced last week that it has canceled “Station 19”, but fans aren’t having it. In the hopes of the network might pull a CBS with a reverse cancelation, they have started a petition to save the show. The petition says the show is important because it “was one of the few shows on network television showing LGBTQIA+ representation.” At last check, the petition had just over 17,000 signatures, with it’s latest goal set at 25,000. LINK:

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I just read that the average Canadian is now worth more than the average American.

Taylor Swift has 6 Grammy nominations for the Feb. 4 ceremony.

Every holiday season, eco-conscious consumers ask themselves the same question: What kind of Christmas tree is the most sustainable? A London company is offering to let you “rent” the same tree year after year. You can order a pot-grown Norway Spruce online or pick it in person, and then enjoy it for the festive season, and return it after Christmas. London Christmas Tree Rental will then replant it, allowing it to grow for the year, before returning it to you to use again. When a reused tree reaches 7 feet tall, the company “retires” it, and replants it back in its original forest. LINK:

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The word “friends” is said in every episode of “Friends”.

Will Ferrell consumed so much sugar while filming “Elf” that he became physically ill. If you remember the spaghetti scene, you can probably understand why.

Maine is the only US state with a single-syllable name.

Slugs have not one, not 2, not 3… but FOUR noses.

Some prehistoric dragonflies had wingspans as big as a hawk’s.

Alexander the Great was buried in a vat of honey.


Question: In a survey, the top-3 gifts that women said they dread getting the most were gift certificates, tacky ornaments and THIS. What is it?

Answer: A diet book

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Some fans of the Christmas movie “Home Alone” are reacting with shock after finding out how much money little ‘Kevin McCallister’ (played by Macaulay Culkin) would have to come up with, if he were to go grocery shopping today. After being left alone for the holidays in the 1990 film, the 8-year-old famously went to the local supermarket, purchasing a large haul of food and household items for under $20. What was on his list? A half gallon of milk, a half gallon of orange juice, a TV dinner, bread, frozen mac and cheese, laundry detergent, cling wrap, toilet paper, a pack of toy army men (“For the kids”) and dryer sheets, which came to a total of $19.83. Someone did the math for the same shopping list last year, and came up with a total of $44.40. This year? Try a whopping $72.28.

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A Fail Army thread began with the question “What’s the worst advice you ever got?” Here are some of the more memorable answers…

☞ “Eat all your food and you’ll grow up big n strong.”

☞ “He who dares wins” …I dared and lost.

☞ “Work hard and good things will happen.”

☞ “Just do it. What’s the worst that can happen?”

☞ “Trust me, I’m a lawyer.”

☞ “Trust me! I’m your mother!!!”

☞ “Don’t stay single too long, get married, and having kids is fun”.

☞ “When I changed schools (and worried about bullying), my dad said ‘pick the biggest lad and punch him in the face…’ I did just that. Poor Mamoudo was a boarder from Nigeria and huge. He went down with one punch. Everyone hated me for weeks. Poor lad…was 3000 miles from his mum. My dad later said he didn’t think I would do it.”

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My Mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush.” ~ Bobby Bouche

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