In this episode we kick off the Christmas season (the -ber months) first with a new feature! I’m giving a Christmas movie recommendation, a TV episode/special recommendation and a Christmas book recommendation at the start of each episode, please commend and email us with how you think the recommendation went! Next, we take a look into the Russian Santa Claus: Ded Moroz, also known as Grandfather Frost. With a deep history going back well before Saint Nicholas and many Western Christmas figures, this magical man has a fascinating history and a great story as well. We also talk about some related Eastern European characters and finish with part 3 of the story of Santa Claus and how he knows so many languages, how did he learn them and why?

Veliky Ustyug (Ded Moroz’s home)
Troika (three horse sleigh)
Snegurochka (the Snow Maiden)
Bozic Bata (Christmas Brother from Serbia)

Special thanks to:
The Christmas Song/Heaven/Slow 3/4 Song by Peter Evans, Tom Blancarte, and Brandon Seabrook – CC by 3.0
Santa Claw11010s is Coming by Ergo Phizmiz – CC by 3.0
holiday by Dee Yan-Key – CC by 3.0

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Author: The Chronicler

Who is Grandfather Frost? Let’s Explore Russian Santa Claus!

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