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Full Show: Holiday Traditions, And The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of 2017 (Dec. 22, 2017)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: We recall a historic basketball game between UH and UCLA. We invite listeners to tell us about their favorite holiday traditions. We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of 2017. And we bring you a special Houston edition of the classic tale ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.



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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Sportscaster Dick Enberg passed away on Thursday. He was 82. In a career that spanned 60 years, Enberg said the most historically important event he covered is what's known as The Game of the Century. It was the 1968 college basketball game where the University of Houston Cougars upset the No. 1 UCLA Bruins at the Astrodome. But, as writer Robert Jacobus told us, that historic contest was about more than just basketball. We revisit our conversation with Jacobus from 2015.

Also this hour: As we head into the holidays with our last show of 2017, we invite listeners to tell us about their favorite holiday traditions here in the city — whether there are special events you like to go to, special meals you like to make, or even movies you watch every year. To tell us about some of their favorite traditions, we talk with longtime Houstonians Paul Pendergraft and Lisa Gray.

Then: We turn to our rotating panel of non-experts to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of 2017. Wayne Ashley, Natalie Arceneaux, and Joe Holley share their examples of something good, something bad, and something ugly that happened in Houston this year.

And we bring you a Houston edition of the classic tale Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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