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Christmas Past

It's the fascinating backstories to the Christmas traditions you cherish. Christmas Past brings you year-round Christmas history, forgotten Christmas fiction, roundtables, interviews, and most of all, Christmas cheer. And it's all from the uniquely warm and nostalgic world of Brian Earl — where the holiday season never ends!
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Now displaying: November, 2018
Nov 28, 2018

Christmas wouldn't be the same without the influence of Charles Dickens and his most famous work: A Christmas Carol. Some have even gone as far as saying he basically "invented" Christmas as we know it today. So...did he? In this episode, I get answers from the man himself!

Music in this Episode:

  • Traditional tune played by band at Dickens Fair
  • Snowfall: Shady Dave
  • Wish Background: Kevin MacCleod 

Rate Christmas Past on Apple Podcasts, and I'll send you a sticker to say thanks. After leaving your review, get in touch through the contact page at http://christmaspast.media/contact and let me know your Apple Podcasts username and an address where you can receive your sticker. 

Follow Christmas Past on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Christmas Past is a proud member of the Christmas Podcast Network, a collection of the best Christmas shows around.

Nov 25, 2018

Have you ever wondered why we say "merry Christmas" and not "happy Christmas"? And why the word "merry" seems to exist nowadays only to be used for spreading holiday cheer? We'll get it sorted out with the help of linguist Arika Okrent. 

Music in this Episode:

  • Gaena: Blue Dot Sessions
  • March: Kai Engel
  • Delicant: Podington Bear
  • Suppose it Is: Podington Bear
  • Wish Background: Kevin MacCleod 

Rate Christmas Past on Apple Podcasts, and I'll send you a sticker to say thanks. After leaving your review, get in touch through the contact page at http://christmaspast.media/contact and let me know your Apple Podcasts username and an address where you can receive your sticker. 

Follow Christmas Past on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Christmas Past is a proud member of the Christmas Podcast Network, a collection of the best Christmas shows around.

Nov 22, 2018

We're kicking off the 2018 season with a Thanksgiving family gathering of Christmas podcasters. Join members of the Christmas Podcast Network as we share our thoughts about one of our favorite topics: Christmas music!

Thanks to these great podcasts for lending their voices: 

  • Tinsel Tunes
  • Can't Wait for Christmas
  • Christmas Creeps
  • Weird Christmas
  • Tis the Podcast
  • Advent Calendar House

And a shout out to the rest of the Christmas Podcast Network shows: 

  • Deck the Hallmark
  • Hallmark and Jess
  • It's a 90s Christmas Podcast

Find out more about each show at http://www.christmaspodcastnetwork.com

Music in this episode

Night Light by Blue Dot Sessions

Nov 8, 2018

Christmas Past will be back again on Thanksgiving Day to kick off the 2018 season. You can expect an episode to arrive every few days all the way up till Christmas day. Join me for more of the fascinating backstories behind your favorite Christmas traditions and of course more of your Christmas memories. It’s not too late to be on the show this season. Record a voice memo on your phone and send it to christmaspastpodcast@gmail.com. Or leave a voicemail on my google voice line at 650-394-7162.

Come to the http://christmaspast.media for articles, quizzes, videos, and much more, including links to the new Facebook group and YouTube channel. 

Subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts. And if you leave a review on Apple Podcasts / iTunes, I'll send you a sticker to say thanks. Email me for details. 

See you on Thanksgiving Day!

Music in this episode

Silver by Blue Dot Sessions, via Free Music Archive

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