Christmas Special

Special Guests

  • Candace Cameron Bure — Actress (DJ on Full House / Queen of Hallmark) Producer, New York Times’ Bestselling Author, Inspirational Speaker
    Candace Cameron Bure is both outspoken and passionate about her family and faith. Known to millions worldwide from her role as “D.J. Tanner” on the iconic family sitcom “Full House,” Candace continues to flourish in the entertainment industry as a role model to women of all ages. With an acting career that started at the age of five, Candace grew up in show business alongside her brother Kirk Cameron and has appeared in countless national television commercials, prime-time hits, made for t.v. movies and feature films. Candace has starred in multiple made-for-television movies for Hallmark Channel and Up tv including “Puppy Love,” “Moonlight & Mistletoe,” “Finding Normal”, Emmy nominated “The Heart Of Christmas.” and “Let It Snow” which rated as the #2 all time most-viewed original release for the Hallmark Network. Her most recent movie “Christmas Under Wraps” broke historical records becoming Hallmark's most watched telecast ever and cable’s second most-watched original movie of 2014. After finishing a three year run as her character “Summer Van Horn” on ABC Family Network’s “Make It Or Break It,” Candace brought "Aurora Teagarden" to life from the NY Times best selling books by Charlaine Harris in a series of movies for Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel in which she’ll star in and produce with her production company iCandy Productions. Candace added NY Times best selling author to her many titles with her book “Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness” that inspires women to embrace a healthier lifestyle by moving faith to the forefront of their relationship with food. Her book “Balancing It All” released January 1, 2014 in which she shares her stories of juggling priorities and purpose. Book number three is in the works, “Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction” which will reflect the life lessons she learned while dancing her way to the finals finishing in third place on season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars.*On Friday December 22, Fuller House - Season 3 part 2 hits Netflix. Her book “Staying Stylish”, just released in November and her new Aurora Teagarden movie “Last Scene Alive” will air on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries’ channel on January 7th, 2018.

  • Delilah — Nationally Syndicated Radio Host
    Christmas isn’t always filled with joy and laughter. Sometimes, Christmas is one of the darkest times of the year. A few months ago, Delilah revealed to everyone that one of her children took his own life. “My dear friends, I need to share some devastating news with you. On Monday, October 2, my son, Zachariah, took his life. He was being treated, counseled, and embraced fiercely by family and friends while battling depression for some time now. My heart is broken beyond repair and I can not fathom how to go on...but I have to believe he is at peace with the Lord and that God will get us through. I will be absent from the radio and on social media for a time as I grieve and try to process this loss with my family. In the meantime we'll be playing some of my favorite shows from the recent past. I'll look forward to my return, as you all lift me up so very much! Please pray for my beloved Zacky, and I will pray for all suffering from this debilitating disease called depression.” Delilah joins us to share her journey through one of the darkest times of her life. *Delilah’s radio show is the number one listened-to night-time radio program in the US. She is the mother of 13 children (3 biological children through her marriages and 10 more through adoption, most of which came to her as a single mom) and 19 grandchildren. She lives on a farm where she spends most of her time digging in the dirt, mucking out stalls, welcoming baby critters, cooking for her family and celebrating God’s gifts. She works closely with a non-for-profit she founded called Point Hope; a voice for forgotten children, that work in the US to support kids in the foster-care system, and in Ghana, West Africa to help impoverished Liberian refugees become self-sustaining.

  • Malcolm Guite — English Poet, Anglican Priest, Author, Recording Artist, Beer Lover
    Malcolm Guite is a beloved English poet/priest, renowned for his thoughtful and popular revival of the sonnet form. He currently resides outside Cambridge, where he serves as Chaplain of Girton College. He is the author of nine books and a new CD, Songs & Sonnets. Malcolm travels around Great Britain and North America giving lectures, concerts, and poetry readings. Today, Malcolm will share some of his Christmas poetic works from his book, Waiting on the Word; A Poem a Day for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany and share from another of his latest books, Seven Whole Days: 63 Lines Of Poetry And 63 Paintings Inspired By The Genesis Account Of Creation. *Artist Faye Hall has taken Malcolm Guite’s Poetic sequence Seven Whole Days and turned it into a sumptuous visual celebration of God’s good Creation. Guite’s sequence of seven poems each celebrate a day of creation and finally the sabbath day of rest. Hall has taken the poems and re-imagined them line by line in a series of beautiful meditations on how God’s glory shines out in the world. This is a book you can share with your children, use for your own private prayer or share in a wider circle. A book to which you will return to time and time again to find new depth and detail.

  • Meanwhile, Back On The Farm... — With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught Grant Marshall more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone.

  • Dawn Bennett — Divorce Attorney
    Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a divorce lawyer! The holiday season can be unbelievable scary and overwhelming when a marriage is in trouble and the family dynamics are anything but a “Silent Night”. The fact is, that even people of faith end up divorcing and it’s a critical time of year for spouses to be aware of how to navigate the divorce process in a healthy way. When the painful decision to divorce has been made, it's important to have someone that really knows the law but also understands your personal & spiritual needs. Dawn Bennett is a Family Lawyer who appreciates that divorce is a reality, and there are many in need of legal counsel.

  • TDMS Christmas Thank Yous!
    TDMS wouldn’t happen were it not for a few key people. Tune in as Drew finally shows his softer side and actually says THANKS! (Sponsored by Pepto-Bismol “Nausea / Heartburn / Upset Stomach / Indigestion / Diarrhea" )

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • Drew Brown
    There is a deep story woven in the lyrics and melodies of this Southern Ontario based Singer-Songwriter, Worship Leader and Producer. Influenced by styles of pop, soul, indie, folk, electro and hard rock - the self-produced and 2015 Juno nominated album "Analog Love in Digital Times" takes you on a honest and adventurous ride through stories of love and all of its complications. His 2017 EP “Homecoming” (which includes the new single “Where the Heart Is” as well as b-sides and songs recorded live on tour) continues the movement into deeper soundscapes and storytelling. He has crafted an instantly recognizable sound that is familiar and comfortable, yet all his own. The first thing you notice when listening to Drew (on the album or in a live setting), is that he has a very rich, powerful and original voice. His songs slide effortlessly from soft introspective folk to soaring rock choruses, while retaining strong pop sensibilities. Deeper listens reveal raw, candid lyrics toying with hunger, disillusionment, relationship struggles and the pains of his past, exorcising them in the process. But in his voice…. you hear hope… and it's contagious. His live show stands out above the noise, offering an emotionally engaging twist on the singer/songwriter genre. Again.. blending folk and soul into a sonic package... Drew Brown's music and live show is revealing a story waiting to be told and aching to be heard. His heart for connecting with people through music is evident from the moment you meet him. No matter the venue, audience or song - connecting people to hope and love, bringing them into a space of wonder and gratitude through music and story…. is at the heart of what he does. *Drew will be performing songs from his recently released Christmas album BEAUTY BRIGHT during the show today!

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: DREW BROWN on The Drew Marshall Show (Official Lyric Video)

    **AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 80 videos from some of the recording artists who have performed LIVE on TDMS!

    **Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD! We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.
    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

Talkback, etc.

  • MERRY CHRISTMAS TDMS LISTENERS! — Free Books/CD Giveaway AND $40 of Chapman’s Ice Cream Vouchers Per Person AND Listener Studio Visit (LIVE on-air shoutouts to loved ones required!)
    Over this past year, Drew has received numerous books and CD’s from various authors and recording artists who have been guests on the show. The boss wants this clutter cleaned up ASAP, so Drew has decided to invite listeners to the studio to take as many books and CD’s as they can carry - then REGIFT until it hurts! So feel free to drop by the studio (284 Church Street, Oakville) at 4:15 PM and you’ll be invited upstairs and into the actual studio to give a shout out to your loved ones between 4:30 & 5:00. Then, on your way out, you can take whatever you’d like from thousands of dollars worth of free merchandise! Merry Christmas to our TDMS listeners! www.chapmans.ca
    *NO AUDIO AVAILABLE