In today’s Season 2 finale, we talk all about Saturnalia! In Part 1 of this series we discussed Kronia, the… read more Christmas Traditions: But before they were Christmas traditions (part 2: Saturnalia)
Did you know that before the world celebrated Christmas that there were other winter celebrations? Of course you did (especially… read more Christmas Traditions: But before they were Christmas traditions (part 1)
We have a very special guest today: Dr. Emily Zarka of Arizona State University and PBS Digital Studios Monstrum! We… read more Christmas Monsters Revisited (with special guest Dr. Emily Zarka of Monstrum)
This episode brings a boat-load of information about current traditions around using the Nativity – both living Nativity and artistic… read more The Nativity: Everything you wanted to know, and more!
In this episode you’ll hear my very specific, hard-fast rules for determining if a movie is indeed a Christmas movie…. read more Rules for Christmas Movies (and a giveaway!)
In this post-Thanskgiving episode we discuss the history and evolution of wassail, from a story of lovers to feeding trees… read more Wassail! Drinking to your health at Christmas
In this episode we dive into the person that was Saint Nicholas of Myra. There’s plenty to go around with… read more St. Nicholas – the man, the myth, the legend
Christmas Mysteries, Christmysteries, whatever you call them, they’re wonderful and I’ve got some for you!
In this episode, we dive into the ins and outs of Christmas mysteries. Starting off, we have some unanswered questions… read more Christmas Mysteries, Christmysteries, whatever you call them, they’re wonderful and I’ve got some for you!
Today we go over a short list of must-see foreign holiday films. These films take us to Mexico, from France… read more You can’t miss these foreign Christmas movies this year!
This episode explores the history of Christmas lights, going from candles to LEDs and fiber optics. There’s a lot to… read more Illuminating the holidays! The history of Christmas lights
In this episode we kick off the Christmas season (the -ber months) first with a new feature! I’m giving a… read more Who is Grandfather Frost? Let’s Explore Russian Santa Claus!