What Is the Most Incredible Thing You Could Find Under Your Tree This Christmas?

Week of December 24, 2003

Dwayne Hickman
Painter/Former Actor, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
"Oh, a big stack of money! Maybe a nice package with Christmas wrapping, bills all sorted in different denominations. I think that'd be fun. Just a big box full of money from Santa. Does Santa Claus have money? I don't think he does, but he knows how to get it, and he leaves it under the tree for some of the bigger kids."

Lizz Brown
Attorney/Talk Show Host, The Wake-Up Call on WGNU (920 AM)
"Either Wesley Snipes or Barry Bonds -- gift-wrapped, of course, because half the fun of Christmas is opening the presents."

Ryan Rhea
Editor, Publications Office, Washington University
"A plane ticket to India. The culture and the music have always resonated with me. I'd travel, visit places, make new friends. Let the adventure unfold, whatever course it takes. It'd be deeply satisfying to experience India firsthand."

Dwayne Hickman, Lizz Brown and Ryan Rhea (left) 
Norman D., Dana Lise Shavin and Bao Duong (right)
Dwayne Hickman, Lizz Brown and Ryan Rhea (left)

Norman D., Dana Lise Shavin and Bao Duong (right)

Norman D.
Jazz and Blues Singer
"I just came back to St. Louis from Chicago, where I was with a five-piece blues band called the Sofa Cats. That's what I want on Christmas morning -- the Sofa Cats, ready to play, ready to hit the road. Why not? Go down to Soulard, play a little blues, some jazz, a little bit of funk, soul, R&B. That'd be righteous, man!"

Dana Lise Shavin
Portrait Painter
"I'm Jewish, so it would be pretty incredible to find a Christmas tree in my house -- period."

Bao Duong
Bartender, Chuy Arzola's Tex-Mex Restaurant
"A signed baseball by Sandy Koufax. He was one of the best in his time. The way he used his ability, just phenomenal! Either the baseball or Ted Williams' head -- poor guy."

 
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