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Family History in Christmas

Family History in Christmas

Family history in Christmas is something everyone has. In fact, the stories of family at Christmas can possibly be the most cherished family memories we possess. In this merry episode of the Merry Little Podcast we take it to a very personal level when it comes to Christmas history as… Read More Family History in Christmas

Classic Christmas Movies that Suck

Classic Christmas Movies that Suck

Classic Christmas movies are those that get watched year after year. We all have our favorites. And we all have those that maybe we can do without. In this merry episode we take on some truth-telling about some classic Christmas movies that everyone knows and most like but movies that… Read More Classic Christmas Movies that Suck

10th Anniversary of the Merry Podcast

10th Anniversary of the Merry Podcast

This special episode marks our 10th anniversary of the Merry Podcast. What better way to celebrate International Podcast Day? Given the harshness of our times  in 2020 we thought the best way to celebrate this milestone would be to take a look back at some of the best moments of… Read More 10th Anniversary of the Merry Podcast

Scrooge

Scrooge

Scrooge is the most recognizable character in the history of Christmas, second only to Santa Claus. The mere mention of his name immediately brings to mind images that are both good and bad. His story – A Christmas Carol – is known around the world, in multiple languages, and in… Read More Scrooge

The Victorian Christmas

The Victorian Christmas Part VI

Our series on the Victorian Christmas concludes with an in-depth look at the stuff of Christmas – the décor, the music, the food and the celebration. We also get a good look at the fads, which include the runaway tradition of Christmas cards that, for some, got a bit out… Read More The Victorian Christmas Part VI

The Victorian Christmas

The Victorian Christmas, Part V

The Victorian Christmas is named after England’s Queen Victoria. Victoria very famously and quite unexpectedly became Queen around the age of 18 or so. She was young, pretty and different compared to England’s royalty of the past. Her coronation took the world by storm and was big news, especially in… Read More The Victorian Christmas, Part V

The Victorian Christmas, Part IV

The Victorian Christmas had it all. In this episode, it takes a dark turn thanks to the powerful lessons brought on by the American Civil War. Is it wrong to say this is an important episode? Candidly, I tell you few episodes have affected me as emotionally as this one… Read More The Victorian Christmas, Part IV

Victorian Christmas Part III

The Victorian Christmas, Part III

The Victorian Christmas is defined by many diverse things over a 60-year period of the 19th century. In this episode of the Merry Little Podcast we explore the struggle the media had in defining the very face of Christmas during the Victorian Era – Santa Claus. Moore’s poem, A Visit… Read More The Victorian Christmas, Part III

Victorian Christmas Part II

The Victorian Christmas, Part II

The Victorian Christmas is a complex thing. In this merry episode we pull back the layers to expose great music, great events and great traditions of the time. Not surprisingly much of it has survived and it influences our Christmas today. For example, one of the great traditions of the… Read More The Victorian Christmas, Part II