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

Gryla from the Mountains of Christmas

From the Mountains of Christmas She Comes

From the Mountains of Christmas she comes and the children of Iceland fear her. She is Gryla, one of the most horrific Christmas monsters you have ever heard of. Gryla’s home in the mountains of Christmas is not one of joy — or peace. She is evil to the core…. Read More From the Mountains of Christmas She Comes

The Magi

The Myth and the Miracle of the Magi

The Magi represent one of the greatest mysteries of the Christmas story from the Bible. Who were they really and what was their purpose? The world of historians, song writers and movie makers would have you believe the Magi were just a few guys out following a star. According to… Read More The Myth and the Miracle of the Magi

Christmas Villains

Top Ten Christmas Villains

The newest episode of the Merry Little Podcast takes on the probing subject of Christmas bad guys in beloved Christmas movies. Almost every story has a bad guy. But the bad guys of Christmas movies are special — because most of them are guys we don’t really hate when all… Read More Top Ten Christmas Villains

The Christmas Song

For the Love of the Christmas Song

Christmas purists are funny people. Earlier this week we released a new podcast featuring the best selling songs of Christmas. We thought folks would be interested in this list. But no…..they seem to be a little upset by it, if our email is any indication. The most feedback we have… Read More For the Love of the Christmas Song

Christmas in July

Get Your Jingle On

Here it is — ten quick minutes (okay, eight) of merry bliss in episode #2 of the Merry Little Podcast where we discuss Christmas in July and the habits of year round Christmas fanatics. We also invite you join the growing list of activities planned for Christmas in July right… Read More Get Your Jingle On