Can't Wait for Christmas Podcast CWFC 036 – Remembering Toys R Us


MMC Newshound
Oct 17, 2005

As the era of Toys R Us comes to an end, we take a look back at the rise and fall of this toy giant. Plus we countdown YOUR suggestions for non-Christmas Christmas songs, get a recipe from the east, and pit Hansen against the Shins in a Who Sang It Best.

This episode is dedicated to the late Charles Lazarus. I tried to tell your story as best and as honestly as I could.

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00:00 – 01:24 Intro
01:24 – 04:00 We Need a little Christmas Now
04:00 – 09:59 Five Golden Things (YOUR Non-Christmas Songs Stolen By Christmas)
09:59 – 10:43 Feedback From Our Last Show
10:43 – 12:18 Santa Babb’s Mailbag
12:18 – 14:27 All I Want For Christmas Is News
14:27 – 28:04 The Story Of Toys R Us
28:04 – 29:44 Hallmarks of a Good Christmas Movie
29:44 – 31:35 Who Sang It Best (Wonderful Christmastime)
31:35 – 33:18 Wrap Up
33:18 – 35:00 Outtakes

“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” United States Marine Band
“Jingle Bells” Performed by Kristen Nowicki

(The embedded player for the episode is bellow the poll and links)
Wonderful Christmastime WSIB Poll
Take Our Poll

Russian Tea Cakes Recipe

Charles Lazarus interview

Collection of Toys R Us commercials

The Official Toys R Us History (while the site is still active)


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