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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 4, 2019

Nowadays our Christmas stories are mainly warm and cozy. They’re about reunions and homecomings. Romances and magical journeys and visits from St. Nicholas. But not so very long ago, and especially for the Victorians, Christmas stories could also send chills down your spine and make you think twice about things that go bump in the night. 

In this episode, professor Tara Moore tells Brian about this creepy part of Christmas history. Plus, Brian reads the ghost story, The Strange Christmas Game.

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Music in this episode

  • "The Snowgarden" — Blue Dot Sessions, via Free Music Archive
  • "Nouvelle Noel" — Kevin MacLeod, via Incompetech
  • "Relaxing Piano Music" — Kevin MacLeod, via Incompetech
  • "Undercover Vampire Policeman" — Chris Zabrieski, via Free Music Archive
  • "Dance for One" — Dexter Britain, via Internet Archive
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