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Family gets surprise Christmas thanks to radio station listeners

Posted: 7:17 PM, Dec 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-18 22:21:21-05
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A local family is coming home to a huge surprise Wednesday night -- everything they need to celebrate Christmas.

This is the sixth year the crew of Coast 104.5's Up and Adam in the Morning have done "Breaking and Entering Christmas."

Listeners nominate a family in need, then volunteers get to work collecting donations.

"We use the help of the person that nominated them, we get into the house and -- tree, lights, decorations, presents for the kids, presents for mom, and we leave the Christmas spirit behind," explained Adam Montiel, host of Up and Adam in the Morning.

The family has no idea this is happening and they stay anonymous through the whole process.

They'll even get a homemade Christmas dinner courtesy of Rich's Kitchen.

"So when the family comes home after having a hard time, especially these times, it's really hard, she's gonna feel the love. She can catch her breath for the next week and actually enjoy the spirit of the holiday season," said Richard Harris of Rich's Kitchen.

Several local businesses donated gifts and a tree. Listeners also donated several items and the Salvation Army helped provide some gifts for the family.