Merry Little Podcast of MyMerryChristmas.com

Merry Little Podcast of MyMerryChristmas.com

An exploration of all things Christmas from the Internet's longest ongoing celebration of Christmas at MyMerryChristmas.com

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January 31, 2021 38 min

The future of Christmas present is definitely on the minds of many as we head into the New Year. What just happened? How do we explain the Christmas we just experienced?

Try as we might to predict ahead of time what Christmas 2020 would be like we still have been flooded with feedback about the Christmas we all just went through. For many of us, it was a Christmas unlike any other in our lifetime.

But – it’s not like history has n...

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Shepherds and Angels are forever a part of the Christmas story. But why? And what things can we learn from them? In this exploration of a different angle on the Nativity story we ask a lot of questions. The idea is not to cast doubt. It is to celebrate clear facts — surprising things about the shepherds and angels that you may not know.

In this merry episode we discuss the part that shepherds in particular played in the story. They...

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November 26, 2020 32 min

In this episode we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas together with a mix of old and new. Thanksgiving — that All-American holiday of festive foods married with historical debates — get a look through the lens of pandemic past.

We explore the Thanksgiving of 1918 and how it was the same and how it was different. This conversation comes as a backdrop to modern-day calls to abolish Thanksgiving by The New York Times and The Atlanti...

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November 16, 2020 47 min

New Christmas music in 2020 is like everything else related to 2020: very different.

In fact, we would say there is more heart to the music this year and nothing showcases that better than the good work of the artists and musicians whose songs we feature in this traditional episode of the Merry Little Podcast.

Each year we try to do this. To share new music of Christmas is to share Christmas better than almost anything else.

We pur...

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November 12, 2020 37 min

Let it Be Christmas – despite what 2020 has become. That is the theme and the message of this merry episode of the Merry Little Podcast that is filled with music.

We take a look back at our thoughts of Christmas just months ago and the predictions we made last spring about what this Christmas will be like. It’s here now — so how are we dealing with it?

We have some pretty serious issues, not the least of which is the unexpected men...

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October 25, 2020 27 min
This was our Christmas tree hunt as a family in 1972. The could very likely be the Christmas of one of the stories shared in this episode.

Family history in Christmas is something everyone has. In fact, the stories of family at Christmas can possibly be the most cherished family memories we possess.

In this merry episode of the Merry Little Podcast we take it to a very personal level when it comes to Christmas history as we discuss...

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October 14, 2020 26 min

Classic Christmas movies are those that get watched year after year. We all have our favorites. And we all have those that maybe we can do without.

In this merry episode we take on some truth-telling about some classic Christmas movies that everyone knows and most like but movies that nonetheless really suck. Is such a thing possible?

We think so and yes we go there.

Lest you think I’m just a Christmas movie Grinch consider that co...

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This special episode marks our 10th anniversary of the Merry Podcast. What better way to celebrate International Podcast Day?

Given the harshness of our times  in 2020 we thought the best way to celebrate this milestone would be to take a look back at some of the best moments of the Christmas community online. In other words, we’re not making this episode about us – it’s about YOU!

If you’re down, weary, worried, concerned, fed-up,...

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September 24, 2020

Scrooge is the most recognizable character in the history of Christmas, second only to Santa Claus. The mere mention of his name immediately brings to mind images that are both good and bad.

His story – A Christmas Carol – is known around the world, in multiple languages, and in nearly every corner of the world. Every year, it is a story told and retold on stages large and small. It is a story read and re-read by Christmas fans eve...

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Our series on the Victorian Christmas concludes with an in-depth look at the stuff of Christmas – the décor, the music, the food and the celebration.

We also get a good look at the fads, which include the runaway tradition of Christmas cards that, for some, got a bit out of hand. The dialogue, the poetry and the debates of Christmas cards are discussed as part of an exploration of the relationships between men and women – and they ...

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