23 episodes

Do you wish Christmas could last the whole year - wherever you live? In this festively-themed podcast, Scottish writer Tom Christie and America's favourite Santa Claus, Joe Moore, chat about the different Christmas traditions that are celebrated in their respective countries. With a new topic in every episode, they explore the similarities, the differences, the legends and the downright eccentric!

Traditionally Speaking Tom Christie & Joe Moore

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Do you wish Christmas could last the whole year - wherever you live? In this festively-themed podcast, Scottish writer Tom Christie and America's favourite Santa Claus, Joe Moore, chat about the different Christmas traditions that are celebrated in their respective countries. With a new topic in every episode, they explore the similarities, the differences, the legends and the downright eccentric!

    Christmas Toys of the 1970s

    Christmas Toys of the 1970s

    Amongst the most iconic of recent decades, the 1970s offered more than its fair share of unique toys for Christmas. In this episode, Tom and Joe take a nostalgic look back at the era of Simon, Weebles, Shrinky-Dink, Strawberry Shortcake, Atari 2600s and many other unforgettable gifts besides. What else could you expect to find under a seventies Christmas tree? Now's your chance to find out!
    Join in the festive fun all the year round on the Traditionally Speaking website at: http://traditionally-speaking.com/

    • 32 min
    Christmas Carols

    Christmas Carols

    We love to sing them every festive season, but how did Christmas carols get started - and why have they continued to be so popular? In this episode, Tom and Joe take a look back at the complex history of the Christmas carol, moving from antiquity through to the modern day. Along the way, they discover some fascinating facts about this beloved custom - including details of the longest Christmas carol ever written!
    Join in the festive fun all the year round on the Traditionally Speaking website at: http://traditionally-speaking.com/

    • 20 min
    Christmas Sweaters

    Christmas Sweaters

    You may love them or you may hate them, but Christmas sweaters have become an increasingly popular feature of the modern festive season. They can be beautifully designed or gloriously tasteless, but they're always hard to ignore! Tom and Joe take a look at how the Christmas sweater craze got started, and ask whether they're here to stay.
    Join in the festive fun all the year round on the Traditionally Speaking website at: http://traditionally-speaking.com/

    • 17 min
    Christmas Toys of the 1950s

    Christmas Toys of the 1950s

    There can be few decades more iconic than the 1950s, and that was also certainly true of the Christmas toys of the era. In this episode, Tom and Joe take a nostalgic trip back in time to see what toys and games were being enjoyed by kids in the fifties. What favourites under the Christmas tree are still bringing joy today, and which have been forgotten by the passing decades?
    Join in the festive fun all the year round on the Traditionally Speaking website at: http://traditionally-speaking.com/

    • 25 min
    Poinsettias and Christmas Cacti

    Poinsettias and Christmas Cacti

    They've long been a staple of the holiday season, but how did poinsettias become such a well-loved decorative Christmas plant? And what made the connection between the Christmas cactus and the festive season? In this episode, Tom and Joe discuss these horticultural additions to the yuletide tradition and explain just why so many people love to have them in their homes over the holidays.
    Join in the festive fun all the year round on the Traditionally Speaking website at: http://traditionally-speaking.com/

    • 15 min
    Christmas Feasting

    Christmas Feasting

    What would the festive season be like without a plethora of delicious food? In this episode, Tom and Joe take a look at Christmas feasting and explore the differences between the UK and the USA when it comes to enjoying dinner on Christmas Day. What favourites have established themselves, and what dishes have fallen by the wayside over the years?
    Join in the festive fun all the year round on the Traditionally Speaking website at: http://traditionally-speaking.com/

    • 22 min

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