Merry Podcast #43 — The Great Thanksgiving Show

Merry Podcast #43 — The Great Thanksgiving Show

Nov 24

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Christmas and Thanksgiving go together like peas and carrots but we are sticklers for celebrating them one at a time and we do that well in this merry episode. Thanksgiving gets the nod in not just one but two songs, including an all-new exploration of the now-considered-a-Thanksgiving-anthem Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. But there’s plenty of Christmas music here too, both old and...

Merry Podcast #42 — Christmas in Italy

Merry Podcast #42 — Christmas in Italy

Oct 25

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The Christmas music contributions of Italian-American crooner Perry Como is explored from a career that spanned 60 years. The timeless classics such as There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays and It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas are just the beginning of what there is to know about Como’s Christmas music. He was an extraordinarily consistent entertainer, a man...

Merry Podcast #41 — A Muppet of a Podcast

Merry Podcast #41 — A Muppet of a Podcast

Sep 26

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Our exploration of A Christmas Carol continues with an extended look at the Muppets Christmas Carol of 1992. We also hear music from Stevie Wonder, Myron Frame, Herb Alpert, The Ventures and the Boston Pops in telling the story of “Sleigh Ride”. On the side of history we talk about the Christmas Eve sinking of the USS Leopoldville and an inspirational tale of those who survived that...

Merry Podcast #40 — Christmas 1944

Merry Podcast #40 — Christmas 1944

Aug 27

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Immerse yourself in the year of 1944 completely — a huge year for history and a Christmas season unlike any other of the 20th century. Is is possible that one Christmas season can change the course of Christmas history? We think it can and we think it has happened in the cycles of the history of Christmas. From the breaking news of the times to the cultural influences of Christmas 1944...

Merry Podcast #39 — Anticipating Santa

Merry Podcast #39 — Anticipating Santa

Jul 24

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We celebrate Christmas in July by dedicating an entire episode to Santa Claus. Highlighting this episode and by popular demand is an edited recap of our 2013 Santa tracking from Kringle Radio — all the voices, all the characters, all the fun of more than 50 hours of world-wide Christmas Eve broadcasting. We also take a grateful look at Christmas legend Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy. We...

Merry Podcast #38 — Christmas Anniversaries

Merry Podcast #38 — Christmas Anniversaries

Jun 25

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2014 is a milestone year in the history of Christmas — White Christmas, The Christmas Song, The Polar Express, The Santa Claus, Christmas Vacation and more are all celebrating birthdays and we take a look at each of them in a fun episode of music, culture, and history. Merry Carey is also back with an outstanding segment on early film portrayals of Scrooge. In all, more than an hour of...

Merry Podcast #37 — Snow!

Merry Podcast #37 — Snow!

May 24

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Now available for download and your listening pleasure is episode #37 of the Merry Podcast titled “Snow!” In this music-heavy edition of the podcast Maureen takes us on a sleigh ride of snow-themed songs of Christmas — everything from Let it Snow to Winter Wonderland is included and features the music of Amy Grant, Gene Autry, Bing Crosby and others. We also have a fun look at...

Merry Podcast #36 — Christmas Trends 2014

Merry Podcast #36 — Christmas Trends 2014

Mar 25

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The trends for Christmas 2014 are explored in this episode of the Merry Podcast of My Merry Christmas.com — everything from the hot colors of Christmas to trends in movies, music and even foods of the season ahead. We also delve into the hot topic of the Norse Santa and why news of the next epic Hollywood flick associated with Santa will have him cast in an entirely new light. Sticking a...

Merry Podcast #35 Influences of Christmas

Merry Podcast #35 Influences of Christmas

Feb 24

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You know the influence of the Bible on the history of Christmas but do you know the fascinating history of where your Bible comes from? We tackle that in this episode of the Merry Podcast where the influences of Christmas are recounted in how it is celebrated year round. We also explore the season that was in 2013 and take a fun tangent with a look at the history of animals in Christmas. This...

Merry Podcast #34 — Christmas Ghosts, Angels and Gods

Merry Podcast #34 — Christmas Ghosts, Angels and Gods

Dec 18

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It’s the Big Christmas Show of 2013! And back and better than ever are the traditional Christmas greetings from folks right here on MMC — these always give me a smile and fill me with the Christmas spirit. This year’s greetings are WONDERFUL! Also in this episode — 1. Rebecca Newman’s hit single of Christmas 2013 titled Wonderful Dream 2. Dickens & Capra: An...

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