It’s episode 10 of The Total Christmas Podcast and do we have a show for you? Do we? I don’t know, you be the judge.
First we look at Christmas in Australia thanks to our listener from Perth, Rachel Teasdale, she shares a look at the delights she serves up each year for Christmas dinner. We also pause for a moment to think of those poor older gentlemen who don the white beard and thick red fur coat to be Father Christmas where the temperatures reach around 40 degrees Celsius.
Next we discuss the origin of the term Boxing Day to describe the day after Christmas day.
Then we have a chat with our US correspondent, Scott Newman, and play a number of songs that are outright Christmas classics in the UK, but may not have made the leap across the pond to the US or to any other country for that matter. See how many you recognise.
Here’s the list of songs I play:
- I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
- Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
- Lonely This Christmas – Mud
- Stop The Cavalry – Jona Lewie
- Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
- Do They Know It’s Christmas (1989) – Band Aid 2
- Mistletoe And Wine – Cliff Richard
- Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) – The Darkness
This week’s Yule Lad is Stubby, and honestly, I think it’s a bit unfair that all we know about him is that he’s vertically challenged.
Then there’s a short bit where I beg you, the dear listener, to leave the podcast a review, preferably a positive one. It’ll only take a minute of your time but it would mean the world to us.
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Title: Episode 10 – British Classic Christmas Songs