Tis the Podcast

After a much needed (though unwanted!) week off, the elves are back, and they’re once again journeying across the pond to cover the 2009, Holiday-Comedy film, Nativity! There’s plenty of love for this movie to go around this week – how could there not be when it stars Martin Freeman? – and there are laughs-a-plenty as the hosts talk about their favorite parts and scenes! Also discussed: plenty of listener feedback and their ideas for what they would do if they were put in charge of making the 2020 John Lewis commercial! So settle in, blast that air-conditioning, enjoy this festive episode, and celebrate the fact that we are officially only nineteen-weeks from Christmas!

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Author: Anthony
Title: Episode 158: This Year, To Make The Best Nativity Play That Has Ever, Ever, Been, is Mr. Maddens!

Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

While it’s still summer, we’re looking ahead to Christmas plants that may be in the ground this very minute being grown & prepared for the upcoming season.  Vikram Baliga of the Plant-thropology Podcast joins us to talk about Christmas Botanicals.  And here’s a disclaimer… Rikki takes no pride in admitting the fact that she knows nothing about plantlife.  That’s why she’s called in a professional. 

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters

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The Victorian Christmas, Part III

The Victorian Christmas is defined by many diverse things over a 60-year period of the 19th century. In this episode of the Merry Little Podcast we explore the struggle the media had in defining the very face of Christmas during the Victorian Era – Santa Claus.

Moore’s poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, made very clear who Santa was and what he looked like. But from the start of the century to the end, Santa evolved into two really different looking men — thanks to the media, to product producers and merchants who all laid claim to him.

This episode explains why and how that happened.

We also delve into Christmas for the American slave, the song O Little Town of Bethlehem, and we share the names of great Christmas influencers of the century that we don’t hear much about any more – namely the writers Edgar Allan Poe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

This episode also touches on the emerging 19th century trend in recognizing Thanksgiving as an official holiday. Although Thanksgiving had enjoyed better than 200 years of celebration in the United States it really came together with Christmas in the mid-19th century as part of one very meaningful season for Victorian celebrants. Thanksgiving, too, brought its share of superstars to the 19th century Christmas table.

This episode happily features the brilliant work of Tom Mucenieks with his song titled Jingle Bells: Sad Christmas. See his links at:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc2HRnNnK8o
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Author: Merry Podcaster
Title: The Victorian Christmas, Part III

Seasons Eatings

In this ‘ber episode of Season’s Eatings Side Dish we’re getting into the sticky, sweet history of the combination of fluffy white marshmallow with the sugary orange tuber.  We’re talking about sweet potato casserole.



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A Cozy Christmas

I could not wait to get this episode to you! I share with you some exciting Christmas online resources to help bring some jolly to your summer months – as well as a website that will help organize your Christmas plans. Then I share a Christmas memory from the 1920s. Finally, Gracie and I head into the kitchen to whip up some frozen hot chocolate. Will it be tasty and refreshing? Tune in to find out!

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The Victorian Christmas, Part II

The Victorian Christmas is a complex thing. In this merry episode we pull back the layers to expose great music, great events and great traditions of the time. Not surprisingly much of it has survived and it influences our Christmas today.

For example, one of the great traditions of the era was sleigh rides. This was another holdover tradition from the 18th century but one that seemed to gain steam and attention in the quickly evolving media in the 19th century. That tradition gave rise to music associated with sleigh rides, most notably the song Jingle Bells. We explore the history of Jingle Bells and dispel the myth that the song only became popular after the advent of sound recordings.

That’s just not true. The song was a hit out the gate and it quickly became a favorite of Christmas. We explain how that is true and why it matters in this episode.

Curious enough, so much of the music of the Victorian Christmas was centered at Church. Even the very secular song of Jingle Bells debuted in a church. Churches were central to the celebration of Christmas in the 19th century. We explore why that is true and why it is important.

Dovetailing with all these religious and cultural things of the 19th century was the overarching theme of the Magi. The Magi were a popular theme in song, in worship, in art, in stage plays and especially music. All of these is discussed in depth.

There is a lot to learn about this time in Christmas history. And we’re not done yet. Part three discusses the rockstars of the 19th century and how all of them had ties to Christmas.

We’re pleased to feature the music of the Gardiner Sisters in this episode and we’re grateful for their gracious contribution. Please visit them at this link to hear more of their music.

We are grateful as well for our sponsor of this episode, Magic Christmas Ornament.

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Author: Merry Podcaster
Title: The Victorian Christmas, Part II

JIngle Jank Podcast

Scott and Jay discuss Christmas songs from popular cartoons in the 1980s.

Songs featured:

  1. Smurfing Bells 
  2. Christmas Song
  3. We Wish You a Turtle Christmas
  4. The Ten Bears of Christmas
  5. It’s a Pony Kind of Christmas

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Author: Scott Newman and Jay Lachapelle
Title: Episode 2 – 80s Cartoon Christmas Songs
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Total Christmas

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:

  1. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
  2. Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
  3. Lonely This Christmas – Mud
  4. Stop The Cavalry – Jona Lewie
  5. Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
  6. Do They Know It’s Christmas (1989) – Band Aid 2
  7. Mistletoe And Wine – Cliff Richard
  8. 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.

If you want to get in touch or be a part of the show, you can visit the facebook page, email us at totalchristmas@gmail.com or visit the website  totalchristmaspodcast.com

Merry Christmas

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Title: Episode 10 – British Classic Christmas Songs
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Christmas Podding
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Christmas Podding -We reveal the HOTTEST Christmas Decoration for Christmas 2020

Will you be recycling all your Christmas Unwanted’s this year Paper,food,presents or is Christmas the one day of the year to let your hair down and Bin the Excess?

Do you have a Christmas Bank Account? Are they making a comeback for Christmas 2020 and do they work?


We will uncover the Hottest Christmas Decoration you MUST have on your tree this year.

Liam and Ness are back talking all things Christmas ALL YEAR LONG.

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Author: Liam Renton
Title: Christmas Podding -We reveal the HOTTEST Christmas Decoration for Christmas 2020
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Totally Rad Christmas

What’s up, dudes? The Saturday Morning Mafia breaks down the Knight Rider Christmas episode “Silent Knight” with me! Whoa! Michael Knight had a whole backstory? K.I.T.T. could do what?!? How many times do they say the word ‘gypsy’? Hmmm…. Check out the latest episode, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite in Gag Me with a Spoon!

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Author: Gerry D
Title: Ep 20 – Knight Rider (w/ The Saturday Morning Mafia)

JIngle Jank Podcast

In this episode, Scott and Jay discuss Christmas songs performed by non-musical celebrities.

Songs featured:

  1. Johnny It’s Cold Outside
  2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  3. If It Doesn’t Snow this Christmas
  4. Please Come Home for Christmas
  5. Silent Night

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Author: Scott Newman and Jay Lachapelle
Title: Episode 1 – Celebrity Christmas Songs
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Christmas Clatter

A Christmas Conversation with Gerry D from Totally Rad Christmas Podcast.

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Author: Todd Killian
Title: Christmas Always Connects Us

Totally Rad Christmas

What’s up, dudes? Making our way the only way we know how, Jason Rhodes and I talk the Dukes of Hazzard! Explosive bows and arrows, races around the world, country ghosts, and multiple Santas! We really get into it! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite worst impression in Gag Me with a Spoon! Check it out!

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Author: Gerry D
Title: Ep 19 – Dukes of Hazzard (w/ Jason Rhodes)

Tis the Podcast

Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! This week, travel back to 1978 with the elves as they journey to New York to spend Christmas Eve on Sesame Street! While they’ve talked about The Muppets proper many times before, this is the first full episode in which they discuss the Muppets of Sesame Street! Do the hosts appreciate them as much as their brethren in the parent IP? What do they think of the beloved children’s show in general, in addition to how do they feel about this classic holiday special? Which resident of Sesame Street is their favorite? Find out the answer to all of this, and much more, in this fun, festive episode that also reveals to you exactly “how to get, how to get to Sesame Street“! So settle in and enjoy!

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Author: Anthony
Title: Episode 157: I’d Rather Have A Holiday Like Normal Grouches Do – Instead Of Getting Presents, They Take Presents Back From You!

Tinsel Tunes

Hello everyone. Welcome to this months episode. In this episode we go into the song Feliz Navidad and listen to some versions suggested by some of our listeners. We also have a guest segment from Glen Warren from Seasons Eatings Podcast where Glen tells us about the Boar’s Head Carol.

Links to the songs used in this episode: Shame! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXb6QI937tA Walk of the Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwpvA3EsxIc David Hasselhoff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bBfUI5rHF4 El Vez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-JlaNgAOrM First to Eleven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvd_rqU3lm8 Marlon Clark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rwenenDoKA Laura Pausini https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYJKfs-fi4Q

Police Stopped my car – Bob Rivers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua4qUUMm93s Feliz Snap you’re Dead – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhso-y2S1dI Puss in Boots – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX5db82wkNU Billy T James – Maori Christmas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frQvE_HLJoY

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Author: DuaneBailey
Title: S2E13 Feliz Navidad
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Yuletide TV Podcast

For their Christmas in July Special, the Yuletide Boys watch the excruciating 2019 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol starring Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis. They pick apart all the places this dark and gritty reimagining goes wrong and save listeners two hours by condensing a three hour slog into a one hour podcast. 

Wikipedia entry:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Carol_(miniseries)

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Author: Chris, Brian and Jon
Title: Bonus Ep. 7 – A Christmas Carol in July
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Seasons Eatings

This episode of Season’s Eatings explores the history of the wonderful German Christmas bread: stollen.  Learn how it started from a protest about butter to become a popular year-round treat. Willkommen to Season’s Eatings.

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Total Christmas

Episode 9 of The Total Christmas Podcast brings us another Muppet Christmas special, and it’s also a loose version of A Christmas Carol.  It’s the rather forgettable A Special Sesame Street Christmas.  Starring Leslie Uggams, it features a whole array of guests stars but only 3 muppets.
You can watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq2ifwz7XqU

In our Christmas Story Of Shame we discuss the horror of the Road To The Christmas Bowl voting scandal.  On the Can’t Wait For Christmas podcast all listeners were stunned when fruit cake was beaten in the vote by the humble mince pie, well now we reveal how and why it happened.

This week’s Not So Christmas Classic is from the Peter Pan of pop, Cliff Richard, he broke a string of Christmas number 1s with this not so popular offering that I still enjoy.  It’s called We Should Be Together and have a listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBNiUcaH8cY&t=2262s

Then we look at the 2nd Yule Lad, Gully Gawk and find out what his particular quirk is.

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Merry Christmas

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Author: Jack
Title: Episode 9 – A Christmas Scandal
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