6:00 Thursday, we’re so close to Christmas! 

It might surprise you that Santa never actually looked like a fat jolly guy wearing red until 1933, when Coca-cola created him (Get it? Red can and red coat.) Vikings (not the ones that keep losing their chances at the Super Bowl) created the concept of the mistletoe… and it had to do with a mother and son kiss. Ben, Dana and Giselle had a packed show with Officer Schmidt in studio and someone getting arrested.

6:30 Applebees and iHop is now a thing. 

Yes, that’s right. Applebees and iHop are joining forces for an all out get-drunk-then-eat-breakfast sort of vibe, and no one in Detroit is complaining about it (except Ben because Applebees got rid of his favorite nachos). So what other fast food combinations could be unreal? Pizza Hut and Taco Bell is a thing, but no one is sure why there isn’t one on every corner already. Anyone up for some savory and sweet with a Dominos and Dairy Queen teaming up for the ultimate in dessert pizza?

6:50 The Trend

Reddi-whip is facing a shortage because of the lack of nitrous oxide needed for the “shhhhh” sound, so starting stocking up or you’ll need to look into the black market for your Reddi-whip fix. A YouTube prankster was apparently kicked off a Delta flight for speaking in Arabic to his mother on the phone, and he filmed the entire thing. A recent Jeopardy winner has finished her six day winning streak, all while battling stage four terminal cancer. She passed away before the episodes aired, however, Jeopardy released copies so that she could enjoy with her family and all her winnings (totaling in more than $100,000) was donated to cancer research.

7:15 Ask A Cop

We asked Officer Schmidt about that bad habit that Dana has: refuseing to clean off the ice from his car (he doesn’t own gloves people), and how that could seriously hurt someone! Can you show your cop friends some love by giving out some extra homemade treats, or maybe a little gift card? That depends on each station, and the goodness of your heart. Last up, Intern Anna got arrested and no, it wasn’t for punching a police horse.

7:30 $1000 Minute

Jon won $1000! We couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate the almost-vacation with giving away some real cash! He’s going straight to Hawaii and we’re jealous.

8:15 Get To Know

As much as 2016 has been tough, we wanted to know what has been really good about your 2016. Giselle started off a new job with the best people she knows, Ben, Dana and Intern Anna obviously. Dana got married and an arcade opened right down the street from his house. We heard from you on everything that went awesome in your life this year as well.

8:30 Christmas Eve vs. Christmas Day

The great “When does Santa come to your house” debate took place in studio this morning, and this could tear Ben, Dana and Giselle apart!. Ben opens family presents on Christmas Eve while waking up Christmas Day to see what Santa brought. Dana is in one corner saying you can only open presents Christmas Day. Giselle has something really weird happen when Santa actually comes at midnight on Christmas Eve. No matter how you celebrate, we are all thankful for each other.

9:30 Thirsty Thursday

We’ve got a combo package in for Thirsty Thursday, welcoming Birch on the Lake in with their brews and awesome food. B, D and G tried their wings, fried chicken, and ribs that we could not get enough of. Check them out and get a little feel for the lake.

9:50 Weekend Shenanigans with Intern Anna 

It might be Christmas, but that doesn’t mean the city isn’t getting lit. Lit with lights! Here’s all the fun stuff to do around town this week like checking out the golden flowers at Como Park.

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