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Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

He’s the fearless leader of Santa’s sleigh, a champion of misfits, and has the brightness nose in the Christmas night sky.  He’s the one & only Rudolph.   Generations around the world have grown up reading about him, watching his story on TV, singing his praises, and collecting all his vintage & modern merchandise.  In this episode, Rikki chats again with Carl Wiser of song-facts-dot-com about the history behind the song, the story of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.  

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #15


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

It’s all about our namesake — sleighs! Guys, this is your version of a Christmas car show, old school style. And ladies, the romance of a holiday sleigh ride comes to life in this episode. Rikki has a fascinating discussion with Russ Wimmer. a modern-day restorer of those old sleighs from days gone by.

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #14


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

Now that most of the hustle & bustle of the season is slowing down, time to look to the ending of a decade and the coming of a new year. Once again, we call on our friend Heather Smith to help us “dine and dash” through the wrapping up of the Christmas season leftovers to ringing in the festive foods of 2020.  Tips on what leftovers to freeze, which to toss & those that can be re-made into delish dishes.  Plus, party hacks for hostesses when gathering friends for the big countdown, Heather & Rikki have you covered. 

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #13


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

It’s a conversation with Santa Claus! He’s super busy, but took the time to accept a phone call from Rikki.  Trust me, you don’t want to miss this special Q&A where Kris Kringle answers letters to kids, talks photo op tips for parents, his never-before-known middle name, and the d/l on the reindeer. 

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #12


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

Pets are a huge part of Christmas… from photo ops with Santa to Christmas outfits.  On this episode of a Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast, Rikki gets the dish… the cat dish & more… on so many awesome ideas and gifts for our furry family members chattin’ it up with Jana Francis of Steals-Dot-Com.

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #11


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

Thinking about giving a pet as a Christmas gift this holiday season? Listen to great suggestions and tips of what will work best for you, the giver, and the one receiving the pet, & for the animal itself.

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #10 Bonus


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

In this episode, Rikki chats with a cookie queen.  Heather Caplan runs “Sugar & Sunshine” an online, home baking business.  Her cookies are in high demand because they look as good as they taste.  From kitchen etiquette & cleanliness, to the final product… beautiful, delicious cookies… Rikki & Heather have all kinds of baking, decorating, even shipping tips for your holiday treats. 

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #9


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

This episode is all about Regifting & Gift Hacks.  In the crazy shopping frenzy, it’s easy to leave someone off the gift list.  Or you need a quick gift when an unexpected guest shows up at your holiday door. And trying to stick to a budget?  Forget about it, right?  Rikki and her guest, Heather Kelly from The “Money Making Sense” Podcast, drop a lot of tips and tricks essential for this gift-giving season. 

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #8


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

Grab your aprons! It’s “Christmas In The Kitchen” on this episode of The Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast.  And although they’re not actually in a kitchen, Heather Smith & Rikki Meece talk about those favorite holiday dishes that span generations on the family table, favorite tools these ladies can’t do without when preparing special seasonal recipes, & plan-ahead tips to save time in the kitchen.  So whether you’re setting a table for two or for a few generations this holiday time of year, find some awesome helpful hints here. 

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #7


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

There are book stores, and then there are book stores that provide the right ambiance and supply that create a book-nook community.  This is part 2 of our 2-part series on Christmas Books.  And in this episode, Margaret Brennan Neville of of the King’s English book store in SLC, UT  joins Rikki for a chat on some of the season’s best holiday reads… particularly those for kids, ways to start family traditions centered around holiday books, and even gift ideas with a personal touch to accompany great reads you give this season. So once again, grab a cup of cocoa, wrap up in a big, warm, cozy blanket & settle down for a nice winter’s chat on Christmas Books Part 2!

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #6


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

The Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast hosted by Rikki Meece and Mary Richards. On this episode, Carrie Mercer of the Christmas Book Review podcast joins Rikki for a chat on some of the season’s best holiday reads… good for kids and adults, multiple genres for the season, Oprah’s holiday book list, even where to find the best deals on a variety of titles. From news and decorating, recipes and gifts, crafts to history and song… the Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast will cover it all.

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #5


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

The Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast hosted by Rikki Meece and Mary Richards. On this episode, Rikki speaks with Benjamin Bradley about one her favorite topics, Vintage Christmas, from collectibles to historical Germany and online shopping tips. Plus, Christmas News this month involves some Christmas crime, and a new Elf dessert. From decorating and traditions, recipes and gifts, crafts and keepsakes, to history and song… the Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast will cover it all.

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #4


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

The Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast hosted by Rikki Meece and Mary Richards. On this episode, Rikki chats with Brian Earl of the Christmas Past Podcast on trendy Christmas swaps. In Christmas News – new flavors for the season, and two new Christmas movies coming to theaters. We share the spirit of the season all year long and with an “all-things Christmas” program. Interviews, reviews, discussions.

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #3


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

The Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast hosted by Rikki Meece and Mary Richards. We share the spirit of the season all year long and with an “all-things Christmas” program. Interviews, reviews, discussions. On this episode, Rikki chats with the founder of Songfacts.com, Carl Wiser, about how summer is such a “hot time” for Christmas music, and they talk about best sellers plus over-rated and under-rated Christmas songs. In Christmas News – a new stage musical “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and decorating divorce drama. From decorating and traditions, recipes and gifts, crafts and keepsakes, to history and song… the Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast will cover it all.

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #2


Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

The Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast hosted by Rikki Meece and Mary Richards. We share the spirit of the season all year long and with an “all-things Christmas” program.  Interviews, reviews, discussions. This episode features what’s happening with seasonal highlights in July with shopping steals and deals.  Plus, how to keep up with those purchases & gift lists.  Then on to the magic and madness of Hallmark holiday movie reviews which started early this year.  From decorating and traditions, recipes and gifts, crafts and keepsakes, to history and song… the Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast will cover it all.

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas #1