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

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?

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

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