Christmas Past

Christmas Past: Did Charles Dickens Really “Invent” Christmas?

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the influence of Charles Dickens and his most famous work: A Christmas Carol. Some have even gone as far as saying he basically “invented” Christmas as we know it today. So…did he? In this episode, I get answers from the man himself! Music in this Episode: Traditional tune played…

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Christmas Past: Why do we say “Merry Christmas”?

Why do we say “merry Christmas”? Why not “happy Christmas”? And why don’t we use the word “merry” for anything else nowadays (except for the occasional merry-go-round)? “Merry Christmas” is so ingrained in our language, and feels so natural to say, that you probably never stopped to wonder why. Well, I did, and with the…

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Christmas Past: Bonus Episode! Christmas Past goes as Tis the Podcast for Halloween

Happy Halloween! This year, Christmas Past is masquerading as Tis the Podcast, “the podcast dedicated to keeping the Christmas Spirit alive 365 days a year.” In this special bonus crossover episode, I join Julia and Anthony to review the 1984 made-for-TV movie version of A Christmas Carol. What better way to combine Christmas and Halloween…

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Christmas Past: Christmas in July (Plus special announcements)

What’s the deal with Christmas in July? Is that really when some people celebrate the holiday? Or is it a made up holiday for the Christmas obsessed? Or something else? Well, the answer to all of those questions is…sorta. Let’s learn about the origins of the semi-official holiday that falls smack dab in the middle…

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Episode 23: Christmas 2017

The this final episode of the season, we take a look back at Christmas of 2017 and do a year-end wrap up for the show.

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