Christmas isn't just a holiday, it's an obsession for CN8's Lynn Doyle. Her home that she shares with her husband Mike, an executive for Comcast Network, in Upper Makefield, is filled with Christmas decorations that include 14-theme trees and over 350-Santas. Doyle, who has been collecting Christmas memorabilia for over 20 years said it takes her two weeks to put everything out. "When people come into the house, they smile either because they think it looks great or think I'm crazy," Doyle laughed. "But I love doing this. It puts me in a happy mood."
The eye-popping display includes a six-foot Santa in the foyer, a complete Christmas village with a miniature ski chalet and ice rink, and a formally decorated dining room with seating for twelve. There are trees for Doyle's daughters Jennifer, 23, and Stefanie, 20 and even a little tree for her dogs Duke and Cherokee. There are rooms dedicated to snowmen and angels and the bathrooms are decorated with Christmas towels and accessories. Play checkers or chess with Christmas pieces and a ceramic nativity scene is set up in the hallway. All dishes and glass wear are converted to Christmas décor. The kitchen has a chef tree and the sports tree has ornaments from Doyle's hometown of Baltimore and the Philly teams. Mike's "guy room" has more masculine Santas that include a rock and roll Santa. The other theme trees include a patriotic tree inspired by "9-11," a millennium tree, a tennis tree as Doyle competes in the sport, a shoe tree devoted to Doyle's love of shoes, and a barnyard tree to depict the Doyles' surroundings. The family opens their presents by the only "live" tree in the home, which is decorated with homemade ornaments.
See it for yourself on the "It's Your Call Holiday Special" tonight at 9 p.m. on CN8.
Former "Good Day Philadelphia" entertainment reporter Molly Mayock was named one of the ten finalists for the Matt Damon/Ben Affleck reality series "Project Greenlight" on HBO for her original screenplay titled "China Girl." Mayock will be flown to the Sundance Film Festival in January to compete for the grand prize of having her screenplay made into a film. "This is the biggest opportunity of my life. I'm on Cloud 99," said an excited Mayock, who works for Splendid Pictures. The Villanova graduate said she has already received calls from agents and producers since the announcement was made earlier this week after Damon and Affleck personally called Mayock. Around seven-thousand entries were originally sent to the contest. Mayock's script can be accessed at www.projectgreenlight.com.
If this wasn't enough, Mayock is working as the "movie expert" on E!'s live coverage of the "Golden Globe Awards Announcements" from 8 - 9:30 a.m this morning. Looks like she's surviving without "Good Day Philadelphia" which unceremoniously cut her after five years in October.
If KYW is looking for an entertainment correspondent, maybe it should look down the hallway to KYW-AM movie critic Bill Wine. Wine was released from "Good Day Philadelphia" the same time as Mayock.