Find out where our treasured traditions come from, how people around the world celebrate the holiday, hear heartwarming stories of the season, and some great Christmas music, too, both traditional and original. Main page at MyChristmasStocking.NET. Merry Christmas!
141 O Come, All Ye Faithful and more
The story of “O Come, All Ye Faithful” is a bit fuzzy. We’ll see if we can focus it a little. Just a little. Plus bonus songs you’ll love! I do. Email me at TopElf at MyChristmasStocking.NET. Call (323) 487-12-25. Follow the Christmas Stocking on Facebook and Twitter @XmasStocking. Thanks to the generous souls who have given to the show at […]
140 Christmas Lights
It’s not Christmas without Christmas lights. Well, at least these days. How did the electric ones develop and get popular? We’ll talk about that and more. Every episode is at MyChristmasStocking.net, along with a lot more, including video and some pictures. Email: TopElf at MyChristmasStocking.NET. Call (323) 487-12-25. Find the Christmas Stocking on Twitter @XmasStocking and Facebook. Thanks to everyone who’s given to […]
Re-re-representing Episode Number 8: A Middle Ages Christmas
Rereleasing the show again! Another episode from the first season back in 2006. I wrote, “How was a Middle Ages Christmas different? For one thing, no one got an iPod.” I guess our Christmases have more in common with the Middle Ages now than when I first presented it. Find out how they celebrated way […]
Representing Episode Number 1: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
From all the way back in 2006! Back then I started the season the day before Thanksgiving, so I assumed, correctly, I’m sure, that everyone listening had already seen the parade. Well, I’m even later this year. And the info is 12 years old. I don’t know how many episodes I’ll be able to get […]
139 The Christmas Stocking Summer Music Spectacular! Seriously!
Happy Labor Day weekend! Still summer! (At least when I’m posting.) It’s been a crazy year. It’s a mostly-favorites (mine) spectacular this year, with a couple of special previously unplayed songs I think you’ll like. Thank you for your gifts to the Christmas Stocking. MyChristmasStocking.net/contribute. They mean a lot. The Christmas Stocking is on Twitter (@XmasStocking), […]
138 The Three Wise Men
Thanks to a suggestion Vivian made on Facebook, we learn a bit about the Three Wise Men, Three Kings, Three Magi–all the same people and all more characters than verifiable real people. Call (323) 487-12-25 any time and share whatever you’d like. Get in on next season or summer early, or just say hi. Email TopElf@MyChristmasStocking.net. I so appreciate the […]
Superb Christmas podcast
Superb Christmas podcast that provides a great mix of history and music, making for a great listen during the season.
I recently found your podcast. I am a Christmas lover by nature but truly I practice kindness, giving and compassion on a daily basis. Christmas is one of those times of year when we extend ourselves to others. It is wonderful to be able to hear the traditions and back stories of many different areas for Christmas, not to mention the music.
I listen to Lee’s podcast whenever I’m having a bad day and looking forward to the holidays! A great short podcast; looking forward to 2019!