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12 TWEETS OF CHRISTMAS: From Monday, December 12 – Friday December 23 follow @CTVCANADA AM for the “12 Tweets of Christmas”. Everyday will have a new holiday tweet topic hash tag that always starts #AM. Viewers are encouraged to tweet in their photos and stories using the hash tag. The new topic will be revealed at 4 p.m. ET daily for the next day’s show. Tweets will be shared live on-air daily starting Monday, December 12. Happy Tweeting!


Monday, December 12

·         BEST OF THINGS I LEARED ON THE INTERNET: CANADA AM’s Jeff Hutcheson rounds up his top internet videos of the year revealing the best of the best internet videos of 2011. Today, he begins the countdown, continuing all week long until the top video of the year is crowned on Fri. Dec. 16.

·         CANADA AM DECKS THEIR HALLS: CANADA AM reveals its holiday set and Designer Brian Gluckstein talks about this year’s trends, how the look was achieved with help from the design elves at The Bay and he demos stunning table centerpieces that are easy to create.

·         HOLIDAY SURVIVAL – THE UNEXPECTED: CANADA AM continues its holiday survival guide with how to expect the unexpected and throw together easy appetizers at the last minute with Author, Chef and Lifestyle Consultant Trish Magwood.

·         JANE SEYMOUR: She’s graced the CANADA AM studios with her great sense of style, we caught up with her at the Royal Wedding, and today Jane Seymour is in CANADA AM’s studio with an important message to keep you healthy.


Tuesday, December 13

·         SHELDON KENNEDY: NHL hockey player speaks with CANADA AM from Washington where he will testify about the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his coach, Graham James in the hope that lessons learned about these offences can help safeguard the next generation of athletes.

·         POLAR BEAR EXPERT: Dr. Ian Stirling is the world’s foremost polar bear researcher and author of Polar Bears: The Natural History of a Threatened Species. He’s here to talk about their evolution, history, behaviour and how their existence is being threatened.

·         HOLIDAY SURVIVAL – GIFTING & COOKIES: CANADA AM has tips on buying gifts for the person who has it all and baking up easy Christmas cookies tested in Chatelaine’s kitchen.


Wednesday, December 14

·         HOLIDAY HEALTH HAZARDS: Learn how to avoid the potential health hazards lurking at the dinner table and get tips on keeping a germ free home this holiday season.

·         KIDS CRAFTS GIFTS: From cushions to puppets, kids masterpieces can become cherished keepsakes. Jennifer Reynolds, Editor-In-Chief of Canadian Family Magazine has a list of easy and priceless craft gifts.


Thursday, December 15

·         ABORIGINAL PANEL: CANADA AM brings together a panel of experts, including former Prime Minister Paul Martin, to discuss aboriginal living conditions in communities such as Attawapiskat. The panel will look at the current situation and what can be done to improve it.

·         TEACHER GIFTS: Want to get an A+ this year for your gift for your favourite teacher? CANADA AM rounds up the best and worst gifts for teachers. Keep kids on the nice list with handcrafted gifts, fancy foods and even gifts to charities.

·         MEMPHIS MUSICAL: 2010 Tony Winner for the Best Musical, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Set in 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, the musical is inspired by actual events. Catch the cast’s performance on the CANADA AM Soundstage this morning.


Friday, December 16

·         DRESSED FOR SWEET DREAMS: PJ’s are one of the most popular gifts under the Christmas tree for kids of all ages and today we have a fashion show of PJ’s sure to inspire sweet dreams and happy parents.

·         MICHELLE WRIGHT: She is an accomplished singer-songwriter and the newest member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. This morning, Wright performs “I know Santa’s Been Here” from her album A Wright Christmas.

·         FILM FRIDAY: Film critic Richard Crouse reviews Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows, and Young Adult.


CANADA AM is Canada’s most-watched national morning newsmagazine. Since its launch in 1972, CANADA AM has brought Canadians a unique blend of hard news and lifestyle stories, featuring in-depth interviews with top newsmakers, celebrities and musical stars. Lis Travers is the Vice-President and Executive Producer for CANADA AM and Wendy Freeman is the President of CTV News.

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