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Ber Months Bonus: Brian reads "A Christmas Adventure"

10/19/2019
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I'm back with another Ber Months Bonus episode! This time, I read the 1921 short story, "A Christmas Adventure," by J. E. Chamberlin. Hope you enjoy! Announcements christmaspastpodcast@gmail.comGreat Dickens Christmas FairChristmas ConChristmasLand@christmaslandexperience Follow Christmas Past on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and check out all the bonus Christmas content at christmaspast.media

Duration:00:18:57

Ber Months Bonus: The Best of Christmas Clatter

10/12/2019
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I'm back with another Ber Months Bonus episode! This time, I present a special "best of" sampler from Todd Killian's podcast, Christmas Clatter. Announcements christmaspastpodcast@gmail.comGreat Dickens Christmas FairChristmas ConChristmasLand@christmaslandexperience Follow Christmas Past on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and check out all the bonus Christmas content at christmaspast.media

Duration:00:19:11

Ber Months Bonus: Brian reads "The Christmas Present"

10/4/2019
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I'm back with another Ber Months Bonus episode! This time, I read you a forgotten Christmas short story, "The Christmas Present" from 1922. Announcements christmaspastpodcast@gmail.comGreat Dickens Christmas FairChristmas ConChristmasLand@christmaslandexperience Follow Christmas Past on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and check out all the bonus Christmas content at christmaspast.media

Duration:00:15:14

Ber Months Bonus: Brian Reads "The Gift of the Magi"

9/26/2019
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I'm back with another Ber Months Bonus episode! This time, I read you the classic Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi." Announcements If you leave a review I’ll send you a Christmas card containing a Christmas Past sticker. Write me atchristmaspastpodcast@gmail.comfor details. Record yourself on your phone’s voice recorder app and send it to the email address above. Great Dickens Christmas FairChristmas ConChristmasLandimmersive Christmas movie experience that'll give you "all the...

Duration:00:17:30

Ber Months Bonus: Mister Christmas with Kyle Bullock

9/19/2019
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We're in the Ber Months now, so get ready for some bonus episodes as we ease our way into the 2019 Christmas season! In this episode, author Kyle Bullock shares an extended preview of the audio version of his new Christmas story, Mister Christmas. Take a listen to the first two chapters of Mister Christmas. And then, if you want to hear the rest, Kyle has extended a special offer to Christmas Past listeners. You can have the whole story for $3.00! Just use the promo code GIFT at checkout at...

Duration:00:28:26

Ber Months Bonus: Christmas TV History with Joanna Wilson

9/6/2019
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We're in the Ber Months now, so get ready for some bonus episodes as we ease our way into the 2019 Christmas season! Announcements in this episode Christmas ConThe Great Dickens Christmas Fair About this bonus episode Joanna Wilson is an author, blogger, and podcaster who studies Christmas entertainment. In this episode, I share part of her five-part series about that topic. Enjoy this bonus episode, then go to Christmas TV History to check out the rest.

Duration:00:37:30

Leon Day (Plus Special Announcements!)

6/25/2019
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It's June 25, and that means we're exactly halfway to Christmas! The occasion has come to be known as Leon Day, but nobody's really sure how that all got started. But one thing's for sure: many crafters recognize it as the day to get started on their Christmas crafting. In this episode, I get some insight from Holly, a crafter from Missouri. We also hear from Mary in Ireland, who shares some of her memories about celebrating "halfway to Christmas." Also, just like last year, this summer...

Duration:00:12:08

Christmas 2018

12/23/2018
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In a few short days, Christmas of 2018 will belong to Christmas Past. So in this final episode of the 2018 Christmas season, Brian looks back at some of the news and trends that defined this year's Christmas. There's also a little year-end wrap up for the show and the world of Christmas podcasts in general. Thank you all for being part of the 2018 season of Christmas Past! Everyone who listened, told a friend, shared a memory, participated in the Facebook group, and engaged on other social...

Duration:00:06:00

Christmas Memories 2018

12/22/2018
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It's my favorite episode of the Christmas season: the one dedicated to you sharing your favorite Christmas memories and traditions. Thank you to everyone to shared a part of their Christmas with us in this episode! Music in this episode "Night Light" - Blue Dot Sessions, via Free Music Archive Visit http://christmaspast.media for more Christmas fun!

Duration:00:23:46

Bonus: Listener Mail and Christmas Memories

12/20/2018
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In this bonus episode, Brian answers questions from the listener mailbag, and we also here a a few Christmas memories. Music in this episode "Relaxing Piano Music" - Kevin MacLeod, via Incompetech

Duration:00:23:16

NORAD Tracks Santa Claus

12/19/2018
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In 1955, a misplaced phone call unwittingly created an annual Christmas tradition. It's a story shrouded in a bit of mystery, a lot of Christmas spirit, and a sworn duty to ensure Santa’s safe passage through open airspace. Find out why NORAD tracks Santa on Christmas Eve. Music in this episode

Duration:00:10:31

The War on Christmas

12/16/2018
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Shortly after Thanksgiving, certain cable news and talk radio pundits remind you that it’s that it’s time once again to be outraged. Because sinister forces are working to take Christmas away from you. Is there really a war on Christmas? Listen to this episode and then judge for yourself. Music in this episode 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...

Duration:00:16:27

Learning the Truth About Santa Claus

12/13/2018
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Usually on Christmas Past, I share your Christmas memories. But this episode is dedicated to me sharing one of mine. It’s a memory you have too, in some form, because it’s inevitable for everyone who grows up celebrating Christmas and believing in Santa Claus. It should go without saying that this episode is for the grownups only! Music in this episode "Relaxing Piano Music" — Kevin MacLeod, via Incompetech Rate Christmas Past on Apple Podcasts, and I'll send you a sticker to say...

Duration:00:14:28

The Twelve Days of Christmas (the song)

12/10/2018
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Twelve days of Christmas? What's up with that? And who ever thought turtle doves and partridges make good Christmas gifts? (Come to think of it, just what the heck is a turtle dove?) We'll get to the bottom of it all with the help of language professor Mark Sundaram. Music in this episode

Duration:00:10:56

Bonus: Behind the Scenes with Welcome to Tinsel Town

12/8/2018
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Welcome to Tinsel Town is a new Christmas adventure podcast that arrived on Thanksgiving Day. Join me as I talk to Jenna Knorr and Adam Ganong to discuss the making of a new audio drama. And then check out their show wherever you get podcasts, or https://trianglecontent.com/podcasts/welcometotinseltown/ Music in this Episode 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...

Duration:00:19:25

The WPIX Yule Log

12/7/2018
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Few things are more Christmassy than the flickering glow of a log on the fire. Even when that fire is experienced on a TV or device screen, it still conjures up a cozy and festive atmosphere. A New York city TV station introduced the televised Yule Log in 1966. What began as a quirky experiment would eventually take on a life of its own! Music in this Episode Rate Christmas Past on Apple Podcasts, and I'll send you a sticker to say thanks. After leaving your review, get in touch through...

Duration:00:10:00

Miracle on 34th Street

12/4/2018
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Miracle on 34th Street doesn't fit today's standards for what makes a movie Christmassy. It involved a cynical child and a Santa Claus who gets locked up in a mental health institution before undergoing a public psych hearing. Not only that, but the movie was released in June of 1947. And yet, it has gone on to become not only a beloved movie, but also a cherished tradition. How did that happen? We'll find out with the help of film critic Alonso Duralde. Music in this episode Rate...

Duration:00:11:45

Fruit cake

12/1/2018
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It's the Christmas cake we love to hate. But why? How did a cake steeped in history and tradition, tied closely to the Christmas celebration (and often soaked in booze, no less) go on to become so widely mocked? Music in this Episode: 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...

Duration:00:13:04

Did Charles Dickens Really "Invent" Christmas?

11/28/2018
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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: 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...

Duration:00:12:29

Why do we say "Merry Christmas"?

11/25/2018
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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: 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...

Duration:00:11:35