A festive podcast that covers all things Christmas from a British perspective!
Merry Britsmas 33: Not Going Out For A Glam Christmas
In the September 22 episode of Merry Britsmas, I pay homage to the festive power of our late majesty, explore a joke filled modern sitcom called Not Going Out, some alternative and glam christmas songs, and what sort of presents were given at Xmas during WWII.
T-Rex - Christmas Bop
The Staves - Home Alone Too
The Staves & Flyte - Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas
Oscar - It's Christmas Again
Sweet Baboo - Don't Be Alone This Xmas
Merry Britsmas 32: Do The Avengers Know It’s Christmas Again?
We are very close to the ber months so celebrate with Merry Britsmas by hearing me ramble about the second Band Aid to take on Do They Know It's Christmas, a pair of super spies from the sixties in a strange festive adventure, and how decorating was all about tradition and thrift during wartime.
Band Aid II
Going Live! Report on Band Aid II
Merry Britsmas 31: A Sunny Christmas In July Goes Wrong
It's Christmas In July! Which mean's it's time to talk all things Christmas (as it is every month here...). This month, I explore some kind-of sunny British festive songs, a nativity that goes dreadfully wrong from the Play That Goes Wrong, and how rationing affected the holiday season during World War II.
British Summery Christmas Songs
Shame - Feliz Navidad
Shaggy & Joss Stone - Sunny Celebration
Brutalligators - Christmas in July
Peggy Sue - Surf Xmas EP
Merry Britsmas 30: Some Misfits Walking in the Air for Half Christmas
It's Half Christmas! So let's get proper festive with the classic Snowman tune Walking in the Air, as well as discussing a kind-of-superheroic festive special from cult show Misfits, along with our now regular topic of British Christmas during World War II, focusing on rationing and supplies.
Aled Jones - Walking in the Air
Tom Chaplin cover
Jack Robert Hardman cover
The Maccabees cover
Merry Britsmas 29: Some Festive Porridge with Chris(tmas) Kamara
How about taking a little look at a classic 70s sitcom Xmas episode about life in prison with Ronnie Barker in Porridge, the merry joy of ex-footballer Chris Kamara singing some classic holiday songs, & the difficulties of Xmas during bombing raids in WWII.
Chris Kamara - Here's To Christmas
Merry Britsmas 28: Festive Evacuees, Danger Mouse & an Indie Pop Christmas
In the first episode of 2022, I take a look at a silly reboot of a kids show about a super spy rodent, listen to some under appreciated festive British indie pop, and begin a new section exploring what life was like in the UK at Christmas during World War II.
Dan Croll - A Guardian Christmas
Gabrielle Aplin - Untitled
Belle & Sebastian - Are You Coming Over For Christmas?
I love the podcast and appreciate the different perspective as an American!
I’m a Brit living in LA and I just smile all the way through these podcasts. Thank you so much!
Love the British insight, on all their Christmas traditions, and social commentary, listening here in California. Long live mince pies!