Christmas Anniversaries

Christmas Anniversaries

Even Christmas has birthdays — special occasions of Christmas past that we have to look back on and remember. Is this episode of the Merry Little Podcast we explore the Christmas anniversaries of 2017 including the greatest hits of 50, 60, 70, 80 — even 160 years ago! You can’t… Read More Christmas Anniversaries

Santa’s Replay

Tracking Santa is a timeless tradition of Christmas. We’ve been doing it for more than a quarter century! In this special episode of the Merry Little Podcast we recap the breaking news from the North Pole from last Christmas Eve. It showcases in a small way just what the epic… Read More Santa’s Replay

Giving Dickens the Dickens

Charles Dickens will be the subject of a new Christmas movie now filming in England titled “The Man Who Invented Christmas”. The story is about the very Christmas tale of how Charles Dickens created “A Christmas Carol”. The movie stars Dan Stevens as Dickens, pictured at the right. It also… Read More Giving Dickens the Dickens

war on christmas

Debunking Everyone on the War on Christmas

If we have to talk about this at all we’re coming out with all guns blazing. The War on Christmas has guilty parties on every side and we’ve got a take-no-prisoners attitude. This is the truth, the straight truth and nothing but the truth about this goofy, silly thing called… Read More Debunking Everyone on the War on Christmas

Thanksgiving

Ironies of Thanksgiving and Christmas

Thanksgiving and Christmas are not what they seem to be. One holiday was declared with an eye squarely towards the heavens and acknowledging the hand of God. The other holiday is a mostly secular affair marked with wild celebrations, gluttonous feasts and nearly every kind of excess. One holiday is… Read More Ironies of Thanksgiving and Christmas

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Gossip and Lies of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer has a short history compared to other legends of Christmas. He is a completely modern invention. And yet, in less than 80 years he became a Christmas superstar and his story is beloved by generations of Christmas fans. But wait until you hear the story… Read More Gossip and Lies of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Tracking Santa

Tracking Santa Highlights

How do you track Santa? We do it the old fashioned way — with the news and the data of tracking Santa coming straight from the North Pole. This episode features highlights of Santa’s wild Christmas ride of last Christmas Eve as broadcast on Kringle Radio. Over the course of… Read More Tracking Santa Highlights

Bing Crosby

Bah, Bah, Bah Bing

Bing Crosby was the first true superstar of American multi-media. He was bigger than Elvis. Bigger than Sinatra. Bigger even than the Beatles. He sold millions and millions of records, had more #1 hits than anyone and his name was trusted over the President of the United States and the… Read More Bah, Bah, Bah Bing

White Christmas

What We Learn About White Christmas from It’s a Wonderful Life

The song White Christmas most certainly deserves a special place in the history of both music and Christmas. But some may go overboard lauding the song as a secular triumph. In the Wall Street Journal this week a journalist claims White Christmas unleashed a waiting torrent of secular Christmas music… Read More What We Learn About White Christmas from It’s a Wonderful Life