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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: October, 2021
Oct 31, 2021

Happy Halloween, everybody! Christmas and Halloween go together perfectly because they have something very special in common: a tradition of telling ghost stories. Today, I'm pleased to introduce you to an all new Christmas ghost story audio drama series, The Midnight Carols. Follow along as a group of Oxford students tell ghost stories on Christmas Eve to gain entry into the mysterious secret society, the Venerable Order of Saint Nicholas of Myra. 

The Midnight Carols is available on all major podcast platforms starting today. You can find more information on their Facebook page, and also on creator Vincent Robert-Nicoud's Website.

Share a Christmas memory on the podcast!

Just record a voice memo into your phone and send it to christmaspastpodcast@gmail.com. Keep it reasonably short, clean and family friendly, and be sure to say your name and where you're from. 

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Music in this episode

"A Little Powder" — Blue Dot Sessions, via Free Music Archive

Oct 25, 2021

Just in time for Halloween, it's another Christmas ghost story — sorta. This story does involve Christmas, and it does involve a ghost, but it's unlike anything you've ever heard before here on Christmas Past. 

This is a 2017 episode from my other — now-defunct — podcast, Illusion. I thought you might like it. 

Stay subscribed all season long, and stay connected! 

Send your Christmas memories to appear in an episode this season. Record yourself into your phone's voice memo app, and sent it to the email address above. 

Music in this episode

 

Oct 19, 2021

It's almost Halloween, so how about a ghost story? Well, this one won't exactly send a shiver down your spine, but maybe it'll get you into the spirit...or at least pass the time on a cool autumn evening. It's the 1893 story, the Wicked Editor's Christmas Dream. 

Music in this episode

"Angel's Dream" — Aakash Ghandi, via YouTube Audio Library

Oct 10, 2021

Now that it's October, a lot of us are listening to Christmas music to ease our way into the season. Sure, the classics are great, but sometimes you need to hear something new to keep things fresh. In today's episode, you'll hear five new-to-you Christmas songs from some great independent artists! 

Songs featured in this episode

Chrissy Blazier

Soundcloud

Dotcom Davinci

Bandcamp

The Yule Lads

Instagram

Youtube

Montgomery

Instagram

Bandcamp

GRAZE

Bandcamp

Facebook

Other music in this episode

"The Christmas Song" — Don Maue, shared directly by the artist

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