Craig Kringle

Weird Christmas Pickles BONUS Episode

Pickles are like a bonus to your meal. You don’t order them, but you’ll take them and, sometimes, enjoy them. That’s this episode! A BONUS episode brought to you by the Christmas Podcast Network, where you can find other holiday shows than just me. This time, Brian Earl from the Christmas Past Podcast and Tim…

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Weird (Almost) Unwatchable Christmas Movies with Alonso Duralde

WC #19 (Almost) Unwatchable Christmas Movies with Alonso Duralde Alonso Duralde’s book Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas is an excellent reference. It’s great for finding something different for your holiday movie watching. I especially love the chapter “The Worst Christmas (Movies) Ever: Lumps of Coal in Your Cinema Stocking.” So we chatted about some horrible…

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Weird Christmas Elves with Linda Raedisch

  WC Podcast #18: Christmas Elves with Linda Raedisch As if writing one of my favorite books about Christmas lore (The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year) wasn’t enough, Linda Raedisch just came out with a book about the forgotten history of elf legends: The Lore of Old Elfland:…

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Weird Christmas: Weird Christmas Flash Fiction (Contest winners)

1st prize: “He is Coming to Town” by Douglas Jensen 2nd prize: “The Loss Not Found” by Sherry Morris Honorable Mentions (in no particular order): “Holly Jolly Christmas” by Barbara Tarkowksa “Relief Santa” by Nycki Blatchley “Christmas Wishes” by Angelle McDougall “The Pooped Elf” by Benito Cereno “Aglow” by September Herrin “Oh Holey Night” by…

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Weird Christmas: The Old Magic of Christmas with Linda Raedisch

I talk to author Linda Raedisch about all kinds of old European and pagan legends that circulate this time of year around solestice and Yule in addition to the standard Christmas stories. Linda Raedisch‘s book The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year is a wonderful collection of stories,…

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Weird Christmas: Victorian Ghost Stories and “The Kit Bag”

Andy Williams says that there’ll be scary ghost stories along with tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago. I think most people guess he’s just talking about Dickens. But, no. It’s a thing. Or it was a thing. A HUGE thing. In this one, I talk to Dr. Tara Moore about why the…

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Weird Christmas: Xmas Comics with Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno is a comic book writer, Christmas author, and fount of knowledge. He shares suggestions for unusual Christmas reading and talks about some ambitious Christmas fiction projects. Get the full show notes here. You can also visit WeirdChristmas.com for all the Christmas weirdness you can handle. Links to everything we mentioned on the show:…

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