Cookie Sharum is a Salvation Army Bell Ringer, among other things. Although the Christmas Season finds her in front of a local grocery store, her desire to serve others in both word and deed is yearlong. She's a caregiver for a disabled brother, a longtime nanny, and at her church the administrative assistant and women's ministry coordinator. A North Carolina transplant from West Virginia, Cookie brightens the lives of those around her by sharing both the fun and the meaning of Christmas, and then lives her life throughout the year with that same perspective. The songs she talks about are special favorites of many.