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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: June, 2020
Jun 25, 2020

Happy Leon Day, everyone! We're at the exact halfway point to Christmas. Christmas in July is just days away, and so is the start of the 2nd Annual Christmas Past summer cookie swap. I hope you're feeling as festive as I am! Leon Day is the unofficial start of the Christmas crafting season, so I asked crafter Juliette Williams to join me to discuss the magic of a handcrafted Christmas. For more info Leon Day's backstory, check out my episode from 2019.

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Music in this episode

  • "Christmas Village" — Aaron Kenny, via YouTube Audio Library
  • "Falling Snow" — Aakash Gandhi, via YouTube Audio Library
  • "I Saw Three Ships" — Audionautix, via YouTube Audio Library
  • "Cottonwoods" — Blue Dot Sessions, via Free Music Archive
  • "Turning" — Blue Dot Sessions, via Free Music Archive

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Jun 10, 2020

I'm back with another installment of story time. Here's a great one for the whole family: "Lill's Travels in Santa Claus Land," a story from 1878. And though she isn't mentioned by name, it's one of the first times that a Mrs Santa Claus shows up in print! 

Enjoy the story, and stay safe!

Music in this episode

  • Relaxing Piano Music” — Kevin MacLeod, via Incompetech
  • "Checkmate" — Nathan Moore, via YouTube Audio Library

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