Christmas Eve
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Christmas Eve

Which is bigger for you? Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? In this merry little episode we take a longer look at Christmas Eve and why it is what it is. Why do we celebrate the night before in a bigger way, in many cases, than the day of Christmas? For… Read More Christmas Eve

The Christmases of World War II

They were years of change and uncertainty. For Christmas, they were years that made Christmas a whole new thing. They were the years of 1941, 1942, 1943 and 1944. How could these war years make Christmas different? That’s the topic of this podcast episode which features the stories and letters… Read More The Christmases of World War II

Christmas Before Christ

Christmas Before Christ

Long before the Babe of Bethlehem was born Christmas was celebrated. In this episode we explore the spiritual and very real celebration of Christmas about Christ…before Christ. Historians, dependent upon physical evidence and validated truth, are quick to dismiss anything Christmas related before Christ as Pagan. We say not so… Read More Christmas Before Christ

Bad Christmas Music

Awful, No Good, Very Bad Christmas Music

Everyone, it seems, is a Christmas music critic these days. The Christmas season of 2018 has been marked with those emphasizing what they don’t like about Christmas music.  Headlining the news has been the new debate about an old song, Baby It’s Cold Outside. Some are calling it the date… Read More Awful, No Good, Very Bad Christmas Music

Christmas Music 2018

New Christmas Music 2018

Great new Christmas music is hard to come by even though we are treated to more Christmas music each and every season. In this merry episode we do some of the dirty work for you and serve up some new music we think you’re going to love. This episode features… Read More New Christmas Music 2018

Christmas Stocking

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking

The Christmas stocking and the orange so many of us find in the toe of it every Christmas morning is a source of mystery to many. What is legend, what is myth, what is truth? There is a cruel rumor going about that for whatever the truth is about the… Read More The Legend of the Christmas Stocking

Christmas Pranks

Christmas Pranks

Christmas pranks have a way of making the season memorable. From the stocking stuffed with lumps of coal to Christmas trees hung upside-down, the season is full of opportunities for the merry and young at heart. In this merry episode we scratch the surface of some of the great pranks… Read More Christmas Pranks

Christmas Ornaments

The Deeper Meaning of Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments get flung on trees without much thought. Many buy them in packs reminiscent of soda or beer. Most ornaments in use today are so plain and so ordinary that they receive little notice at all. But did you know there was once quite the art to the humble… Read More The Deeper Meaning of Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Greeting

The Wildly Popular Custom of Christmas Greetings

There is a rumor going around that nobody sends Christmas cards any more. Some say the days of stamping envelopes and receiving cards are done. Don’t believe every rumor you hear. In this merry episode we explore the ancient — and still wildly popular — custom of Christmas greetings. Of… Read More The Wildly Popular Custom of Christmas Greetings