Podcast: A History of Christmas by Quentin Lewis

A History of Christmas | Quentin Lewis

In which anthropologist and friend of KoPoint, Quentin Lewis, tells us about the history of Christmas:

Merry Christmas all! Today I present—Quentin’s Quick History of Christmas. This podcast is a bit different from my usual fare, and it’s longer, but hopefully entertaining.

A few shownotes:

All of this information comes from Steve Nissenbaum’s amazing, Pulitzer nominated “The Battle for Christmas”, one of the best pieces of social and cultural history I have ever read.

Much of the music came from the various recordings of Nowell Sing We Clear, whose records you can buy at Golden Hind Music.

I’ve also included clips from A Charlie Brown Christmas, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Family Ties, Twas the Night Before Christmas by Rankin/Bass, and:

Carl Dellinger’s recitation of the Cherryville Shooter’s Chant

Elton John’s recitation of “A Visit from St. Nickolas”

and the following Clips from Archive.org:

A Few Christmas Songs

Christmas Melody

Find more great programs like this on KoPoint.

Thanks for listening.

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