After months of nominations and voting, online and offline, we are pleased to announce winners in our 3rd Annual Best of Christmas Podcasts Awards.
Best Christmas Podcast
For the second year running, the Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Podcast was voted the best overall Christmas podcast, narrowly defeating other big vote-getters from the Can’t Wait for Christmas Podcast, Tis the Podcast and the Christmas Morning Podcast.
Best Christmas Foods Podcast
Also for the second year in a row, the Seasons Eatings Podcast by Glenn Warren was enthusiastically supported by listeners. This consistent offering tells us the stories behind the foods of Christmas as well as expert advice in creating the best of holiday treats.
Best Christmas History Podcast
Now a three-time winner of the Best of Christmas Podcasts, Brian Earl’s Christmas Past Podcast engagingly explores the stories, histories and traditions of Christmas Past.
Best Christmas Humor and Cheer Podcast
Totally Rad Christmas wins the cheer award AGAIN, thanks to rabid fans who can’t get enough of the fun of Christmas found on this podcast. The Can’t Wait for Christmas podcast and Total Christmas podcast were once again stiff competition in this category.
Best Christmas Movie Podcast
Behind the Bells has steadily grown their audience and the Christmas podcasting efforts and it shows as it snags its first community recognition as the Best Christmas Movie podcast. There is no other category more competitive than this one with more than 10 other high vote-getters.
Best Christmas Music Podcast
In perhaps the largest increase in votes overall than any other category those votes were dominated by another 3-time winner, the Sounds of Christmas. Tinsel Tunes, Merry Britsmas and Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe podcasts all scored very high in this category.
Best Christmas Stories Podcast
Christmas Stories as a category was interpreted by listeners diversely. Some, like Christmas Past, could be expected to get votes. But stories of Christmas are told by many, both fiction and non-fiction, and the Christmas Clatter Podcast was identified by voters this year as the best Christmas stories podcast.
Best Christmas Television Podcast
Gaining more new votes than any other podcast this year is a long-time contender and now first-time winner, Merry Britsmas. Christmas Television is covered by a lot of podcasts but it was the British perspective most appreciated this year in this category.
Best New Christmas Podcast
Making its debut just before Christmas last year the Christmas Sessions podcast captured the most votes as the Best New Christmas Podcast.
Best Children and Family Christmas Podcast
Powered by the year-round North Pole production of SantaUpdate.com, the North Pole Podcast scores it’s third straight Best of Christmas podcast award through its ongoing podcast series about Santa, the North Pole and elf life.
Community Choice Award
The runaway favorite in votes online and offline came from the rabid fans of the Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe podcast. Rikki and Mary’s coverage of Christmas news, trends and guest experts on a variety of Christmas topics continues to engage Christmas enthusiasts across the Internet.