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The Baby

The Baby

The Baby of Bethlehem is the topic of this very personal episode of the Merry Little Podcast. We sing of Him in song and celebrate the Nativity as a part of every Christmas – but why? Based on this sincere question from a listener we discuss the tender mercies of… Read More The Baby

Tabernacle Choir

Tabernacle Choir and Temple Square Christmas

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are featured in this merry episode about Christmas in our own backyard. We are local to Salt Lake City and enjoy a wide variety of Christmas culture. This includes the magnificent downtown venue of Temple Square, home to the Salt Lake Temple… Read More Tabernacle Choir and Temple Square Christmas

Christmas is Love: New Christmas Music of 2021

We are pleased to present our annual and traditional episode of new Christmas music. This is far and away our most popular episode every year and it has nothing to do with the host. These featured artists graciously offer up their music for review and allow us to include them… Read More Christmas is Love: New Christmas Music of 2021

Great Christmas Podcasts, Part 2 – Finding the Christmas in Christmas Podcasts

Great Christmas podcasts are made of one very simple ingredient: love. That is the conclusion of two very different podcasts we feature in this episode. One is two years old and has published dozens of episodes. The other is brand new, only weeks old. Yet the commonality in their creation… Read More Great Christmas Podcasts, Part 2 – Finding the Christmas in Christmas Podcasts

Great Christmas Podcasts

Great Christmas Podcasts – Part 1

Christmas podcasts have exploded in number over the past couple of years. A decade ago there were just a handful of us podcasting Christmas. Now there are several hundred. How do you sort all that out? What are the truly great podcasts of Christmas? Sure, that is a subjective thing…. Read More Great Christmas Podcasts – Part 1

Christmas of the 20th Century - The Roaring 20s

Christmas of the 20th Century – Part 3

Christmas of the 20th Century takes a very progressive turn in Part 3 of this series, this one covering the 1920s. It was a time of technological explosion and it touched nearly every part of Christmas. American homes were increasingly converted to electric service, making the use of washing machines,… Read More Christmas of the 20th Century – Part 3

Christmas of the 20th Century

Christmas of the 20th Century – Part 2

Christmas of the 20th Century continues with this new episode exploring the years from 1910 to 1919. It was an epic era of change fueled by World War I and a global pandemic. But what was it really like? Everything in the world was changing. During these years we went… Read More Christmas of the 20th Century – Part 2

Christmas Decorating

Christmas decorating could be a problem this year. Have you noticed how your local grocery store has no selection of bottled water? Believe it or not, the same thing causing a shortage of bottled water could affect Christmas decoration supply this year. It just another reality heading into our 2nd… Read More Christmas Decorating

Christmas of the 20th Century

Christmas of the 20th Century – Part 1

Christmas of the 20th Century is a new series of the Merry Little Podcast that focuses on a full century of change. How we celebrate Christmas evolved with the changes in technology and media as the 20th century progressed. In this episode we explore the emerging technologies of Christmas of… Read More Christmas of the 20th Century – Part 1