Unlike the rest of the stockings here, fantastical creations by the wonderful SDTC staff, THIS stocking wish list comes directly from Canada’s trusted voice, CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge. Yes, everything written here is what Mr. Mansbridge hopes to receive this 2010 Christmas (I know, I’ve got pretty ballin’ connections.)
1. Mansbridge wants anything to do with Churchill. It’s too bad we didn’t know that before we went to this punk bar in Miami, or we would have bought him a t-shirt. Oh well, he will have to do with this DVD gift set: A History of The English Speaking People by Winston Churchill (4 Volumes) – $255.80 at Amazon.com
2. “Small model airplane, from either WWI or WWII”
History buff or child at heart? We’d like the think both. Mansbridge might enjoy the F4U CORSAIR that was primarily used in World War II and the Korean War. $69.95 at Spitfire Emporium
When searching for stories and serving the ethics of Journalism, Peter’s got to know where he’s going: Bruton 70P Marine Compass from Mountain Co-op $135.00
4. “Small antique silver trophy”
For the man who has told – and continues to tell – the story of Canada. We’d love to get Mr. Mansbridge something like this Antique Silver Trophy Cup and Cover, but like the rest of the calories we’ll pack on this Christmas; these pounds are staying with us. Price: £780 Antique Tom.
5. “Apple and tangerine”
Perfect stocking stuffers for those on the traditional Crimbo side, and of course those on a budget. Pick up both while you’re at it, at No Frills
6. “Golf balls”
Nike CRUSH – for longer and straighter drives – Box of 12: $25.00 Nike Golf
7. “Feist CD”
When he’s not busy reading the Churchill book set, he can rock out to one of Canada’s finest vocalists. Look at What the Light Did: 2 set by Feist – $16.99 at HMV.