Walmart Toy Convoy Rolls to Batson Children’s Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Just in time for Christmas, two semi-trailer trucks from the Walmart Distribution Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi brought hundreds of toys to sick and injured kids at Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. | http://newsocracy.tv | http://facebook.com/newsocracy

2013 Jingle Bell Jog Benefits Pediatric Cancer Patients 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Hundreds braved freezing temperatures to run or walk in the 2013 Jingle Bell Jog at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi. The fifth annual event benefits the Children’s Cancer Clinic at Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. | http://facebook.com/newsocracy | http://newsocracy.tv

Batson Christmas Tree Lighting | Light-A-Light for Children 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Batson Christmas trees were lit during the annual “Light-A-Light for Children” ceremony at Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. To buy a light in honor or memory of someone, go to http://foch.org/. | http://facebook.com/newsocracy | http://newsocracy.tv

Christmas in Canton | Famed Small Town Square Decked Out in Lights 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Canton, the “City of Lights,” comes alive each holiday season with attractions and events for young and old alike centered around the central Mississippi town’s historic Courthouse Square. The square has been a film location for many movies, including “A Time to Kill,” “My Dog Skip,” and “O Brother Where Art Thou.” During the holiday season, it’s decked out in more than 200,000 lights. | http://newsocracy.tv | http://facebook.com/newsocracy

Mission Possible: Batson Toy Drive | Mississippi Highway Patrol

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Mississippi Highway Patrol worked with other area law enforcement agencies on a toy drive for Batson Children’s Hospital. The donated toys filled two trailers. Santa Claus will give the toys to sick and injured kids at Mississippi’s only children’s hospital on Christmas Eve. | http://newsocracy.tv | http://facebook.com/newsocracy

Christmas in New Orleans 2012 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A quick look at Christmas in New Orleans, from the decorated trees of the Roosevelt Hotel to the live music in the French Quarter. | http://facebook.com/newsocracy | http://newsocracy.tv

A Patient’s Christmastime Visit to Batson Children’s Hospital Brings Joy to the Staff

Sam McKee can’t wait to throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish, but his parents’ wish has already been granted. The Hattiesburg three-year-old is well today after six surgeries and a 36-day stay at Batson Children’s Hospital battling a brain tumor. | http://childrenshospital.umc.edu

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Wakeboarding Santa and Griswold-Inspired Teen Bring Christmas Spirit to Mississippi

Produced by Jim Albritton | Hayden Richardson is a typical high school senior until Christmastime when he fills his Madison, Mississippi yard on Sundial Road with 50 inflatables and 15,000 lights. Heath Lynch is a father and a wakeboarder, but as the calendar nears December 25th, he’s in a wet suit, on the Ross Barnett Reservoir as Santa Claus. Together their display of Christmas spirit reaches thousands in metro Jackson, Mississippi.

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All I Want for Christmas is You | Sam McKee’s Story | Soon

Produced by Jim Albritton | A brief look at Sam McKee’s emotional reunion with one of the nurses who cared for him at Batson Children’s Hospital. A story about Sam is coming soon.

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BREAKING NEWS | Santa Institute News Conference | Short Version

Produced by Jim Albritton | Watch the entire Santa Institute news conference at http://youtu.be/ejaXIF2WwO8. | We interrupt your regular programming for breaking news from the prestigious Santa Institute at Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. A hastily arranged press conference promises to deliver startling news about a Kris Kringle, apparently the assumed name of one Santa Claus. A team of researchers are set to reveal the science of Santa. 

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Great Christmas Gifts | Kohl’s Cares Benefits Batson Children’s Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | Since 2006, Kohl’s has donated more than $107,000 to Batson Children’s Hospital through its Kohl’s Cares program. Nationwide, the stores sell $5 books and plush toys year round with a 100 percent of the net profit benefitting children’s health and education programs, including hospital partnerships like this one in Mississippi. |http://childrenshospital.umc.edu

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BREAKING NEWS | Santa Institute News Conference Reveals Mysteries of Santa Clause

Produced by Jim Albritton | We interrupt your regular programming for breaking news from the prestigious Santa Institute at Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. A hastily arranged press conference promises to deliver startling news about a Kris Kringle, apparently the assumed name of one Santa Claus. A team of researchers are set to reveal the science of Santa. | http://childrenshospital.umc.edu

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Nick Trees Benefits Batson Children’s Hospital and Features a “Winter Wonderland” for Kids

Produced by Jim Albritton | Buying a Christmas tree from Nick Trees at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson or the former location of Rapids on the Reservoir in Rankin County has become an annual tradition for a growing number of families in central Mississippi. And again this year, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each tree benefits Batson Children’s Hospital. |http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

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The Holidays Can Be a Struggle for Those Coping With Eating Disorders

Produced by Jim Albritton | For most people, the holidays are a time of celebration and joy, family gatherings and social affairs, marked by an abundance of delicious foods and enticing beverages. But for those struggling with eating disorders, the holidays can be the ultimate nightmare, filled with tremendous stress, anxiety and fear. | http://newsocracy.tv |http://themccoyhouse.com

GOING GRISWOLD | WINTER WONDERLAND

Produced by Jim Albritton | Terry Hight and three other neighbors are going Griswold in the Laurelwood subdivision in Flowood, Mississippi. Hight wired, programed and built each item in the massive light display, connecting four houses with lots of smiles from onlookers. To see their story, go to http://newsocracy.org or http://youtube.com/newsocracy.