The Southern Christmas

The common images of Christmas feature snow, Northern pines, cabins in the woods, and frosty climates made just for the likes of reindeer and Santa Claus. But there is another place where Christmas is warm — and where traditions are born. For Americans, that place is known as the South…. Read More The Southern Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Way before Dickens and A Christmas Carol the world had A Visit from St. Nicholas, or as most people know it, Twas the Night Before Christmas. It is arguably the most recited and well known poem in the world — and it was the 19th century equivalent of something we… Read More Twas the Night Before Christmas

Religious Christmas

Christmas is Religious and That’s Okay

Celebrating the religious Christmas is not a new idea. But it is hardly in fashion. Statistics show that the America public — especially those under the age of 35 — have left religion in droves. As they do so, the celebration of Christmas turns from a season of peace to… Read More Christmas is Religious and That’s Okay

Old Christmas

The Very Old Christmas

Christmas is thousands of years old and in this episode we take a look at the very old Christmas. It is an age of Christmas that is not talked about enough — a time when so much of what we consider important to Christmas happened. This is an age of… Read More The Very Old Christmas

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