Potstirrer Podcast

Potstirrer Podcast

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity in the mix. #StirThePot #Resist #p2 #progressiveChristian #Exvangelical... Show More
December 19, 2019 38 min

In the third annual Potstirrer Podcast War on Christmas Special, Jaye discusses the pre-Christian origins of several Christmas traditions, including the twelve days of Christmas, Yule logs, Santa Claus and more. How did the Christmas holiday develop over time? And, if Christmas isn't purely "Christian," what are evangelicals waging the "War on Christmas" truly fighting for?

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Source Texts and Links:

Jackson, Sophie. 2013. The Medieval Christmas. Cheltenham, UK: The History Press.
https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/biblical-evidence-shows-jesus-christ-wasnt-born-on-dec-25
https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/89707/origins-12-christmas-traditions
https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/whenchristmasiscelebrated.shtml
https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/orthodox-christmas-day
https://www.professorshouse.com/yule/
https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-rome/saturnalia
https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/25th.shtml
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/how-december-25-became-christmas/
https://www.infoplease.com/calendar-holidays/major-holidays/origins-christmas-holiday
https://www.historyhit.com/the-growth-of-christianity-in-the-roman-empire/
https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Holy_Roman_Empire
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Christmas
https://www.livius.org/articles/place/myra-demre/myra-church-of-the-tomb-of-st-nicholas/
https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas/patron-saint
https://www.history.com/news/dont-forget-santas-cookies-and-milk-the-history-of-a-popular-christmas-tradition
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/12/131219-santa-claus-origin-history-christmas-facts-st-nicholas/
https://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-history/how-the-puritans-banned-christmas/
https://www.politicalresearch.org/2016/08/18/dominionism-rising-a-theocratic-movement-hiding-in-plain-sight
https://www.politicalresearch.org/1992/12/01/theocracy-and-white-supremacy-behind-the-culture-war-to-restore-traditional-values
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/03/14/the-us-will-become-minority-white-in-2045-census-projects/

Music:

Christmas Homecoming composed by Aaron Kenny

Carol Of the Bells composed by Audionautix
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Deck the Halls B composed Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100368
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Viking composed by Aakash Gandhi

Yonder Hill and Dale composed by Aaron Kenny

Parzival composed by William Rosati

Shesh Pesh composed by JR Tundra

Achaidh Cheide composed by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100340
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

At the Foot of the Sphinx composed by Twin Musicom
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/

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