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Arlene Wagner joins us from the Nutcracker Museum in Leavenworth, Washington. She talks about the kinds and types they have on display, and discusses the history of nutcrackers from their use as early tools to the current trend in decorating.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: SBMX The Nutcracker Museum

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Larrissa from Victoria, British Columbia, joins the podcast to talk about her Christmas-time wedding — why she chose to get married during the holidays and how it all came together. She even got engaged at a place called Christmas Hill!

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: SBMX A Christmas Wedding

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Oregon native Saige Miller talks about her green and great state and all it has to offer at Christmas time.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: SBMX Xmas Destinations: Oregon

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Rikki talks with Joyce Perhac about the Christmas Expo. the original Christmas decorating event. And after the interview, Mary has details on classes and events at this year’s conference in Lexington, Kentucky, in July. Find more at christmasexpo.com.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: SBMX The Christmas Expo

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Christmas Rick joins this episode to talk about his collection of Christmas autographs. Hear how he got started and listen for some of the big names he now has (like from Elf and Die Hard!)

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: Christmas Collections: Autographs

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Welcome to the 2023 season and our 100th episode! Rikki talks to vintage lighting expert Jeff Carter about the 100th anniversary of the National Christmas Tree. And listen for a way to win a free cookbook in a giveaway celebrating our milestone.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: SBMX Special 100th Xmas Celebration

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Christmas is almost here so Rikki & IMary wanted to leave you with a little bit of holiday history and that wonderful taste and scent of one of the most popular holiday traditions for ages — Christmas oranges. Glen Warren of the Season’s Eatings Podcast shares his insights in a stocking stuffer for you.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: Christmas Oranges

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Art Kilmer from a Cozy Christmas podcast gives us his top picks for Christmas books this season. Listen up, then grab those books and cozy up to read them.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: A Good Reads Christmas

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Art Kilmer from a Cozy Christmas podcast gives us his top picks for Christmas books this season. Listen up, then grab those books and cozy up to read them.

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Title: SBMX Good Christmas Reads

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Vintage lighting expert Jeff Carter shares all about Christmas at Nela Park — the headquarters of GE Lighting in Cleveland, Ohio, and home to most of hte lighting breakthroughs of the last century.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: SBMX Xmas at Nela Park

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Hear more about the delicious holiday staple of gingerbread, the differences in how it is made, and why Yvonnette Creary got her nickname, “The Gingerbread Lady.”

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Title: SBMX The Gingerbread Lady

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David Andora, designer and maker of Tru-Tone LED Vintage-style Christmas lights, talks about their wide range of products and new items this year.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: SBMX Tru-Tone Vintage Lights

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Christmas TV viewing expert Joanna Wilson joins us with her wealth of knowledge and research on Christmas TV shows over the decades.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: Tis The Season Xmas Encyclopedia

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John Strachan joins us from Vancouver, Canada, to talk about The Reindeer Bus — a fully decorated Translink city bus that picks up donated toys and delivers them to charities helping children in need. If you happen to catch a ride on the bus, you might earn a candy cane from John (also known as Sparky the Elf!) or Santa or Mrs Claus.

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Title: SBMX The Reindeer Bus

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We are celebrating Halloween by focusing on Christmas almost-ghost towns — spots that used to be booming and thriving but now not as much. Randy, The Santa Dad, joins the podcast.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: Christmas Ghost Towns

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Gary Eaton joins the podcast to talk about compiling the affordable and beautiful Christmas music CDs sold at department stores — specifically Kohl’s.

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Kohl’s Christmas Music CDs

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SBMX takes on Christmas songs that should never go on your holiday playlist. We chat, and have a little fun, with two music industry professionals discussing our personal holiday hits and misses… mostly misses, BIG misses! Consider yourselves warned with this a public service announcement geared to Christmas music lovers everywhere.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: Christmas Clunkers 1

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Turn it up! Christmas Music News joins SBMX Rikki with the latest on what’s coming in new holiday music this season. Time to get excited because lots of great artists are releasing including Debbie Gibson, Lindsey Stirling, Switchfoot, Steve Perry, Chris Isaak, a new Holidays Rule vinyl, & the long-awaited Backstreet Boys. Plus, Mary has the latest in Xmas News.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: New Christmas Music 2022