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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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Dec 17, 2020

According to legend, a little girl named Pepita saw her humble nativity offering of roadside weeds miraculously transform into bright red flowers on Christmas eve. For generations, the legend was part of the Christmas celebration for many communities in Mexico. And that's where it could have stayed, if it weren't for a man named Poinset. The story of how the poinsettia came to America and how they came to be so ubiquitous at Christmas, has some strange twists and turns in it. Ones that involve a kidnapping, possibly a murder, international diplomacy, and a good old fashioned American success story.

Thanks to Mark Schmeller for appearing in this episode.

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Music in this episode

  • Wish Background  — Kevin MacLeod via Incompetech
  • Drops of Earth — Aakash Gandhi via YouTube Audio Library
  • Surface Tension 1 — Podington Bear via Free Music Archive
  • Ranch Hand — Blue Dot Sessions via Free Music Archive
  • Greensleves — Don Maue, shared directly by the artist
  • Dimlight — Podington Bear via Free Music Archive
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