28 episodes

All things holly, jolly, and odd-ly.

Weird Christmas Podcast Craig Kringle

    • Comedy
    • 4.8, 41 Ratings

All things holly, jolly, and odd-ly.

    WC# 25 Christmas and Zen Buddhism, a talk with Brad Warner

    WC# 25 Christmas and Zen Buddhism, a talk with Brad Warner

    A talk with Brad Warner, author of the new book Letters to a Dead Friend About Zen. How Buddhism can help calm holiday stress, and just stuff about Brad and Zen in general.

    • 47 min
    WC #24 Medieval Christmas with Misty Schieberle and Scott Smith

    WC #24 Medieval Christmas with Misty Schieberle and Scott Smith

    What do we know about Christmas during the Middle Ages? Turns out it's kinda hard to find very much information. I talk to two medievalists, Misty Schieberle and Scott Smith, who help me trace what few mentions of Christmas there are in the English tradition.

    • 51 min
    WC #23 The Ghost Story of 2019, M.R. James' "The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance"

    WC #23 The Ghost Story of 2019, M.R. James' "The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance"

    The 2019 Weird Christmas ghost story is "The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance" by M. R. James. I also get some help with background on James and Punch and Judy puppet shows (which show up in the story) from Jim Moon of the Hypnogoria Podcast.

    • 56 min
    WC #22 Underground Christmas Music with Christmas Underground

    WC #22 Underground Christmas Music with Christmas Underground

    Weird Christmas talks to the indie music blog Christmas Underground about the world of Christmas mixes and how he finds great, unknown Christmas music all year long.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    WC #21 Weird Christmas Flash Fiction 2019 (Contest results show)

    WC #21 Weird Christmas Flash Fiction 2019 (Contest results show)

    The annual Weird Christmas Flash Fiction show with the results of the 2019 contest. Fourteen odd stories of Christmas uncanniness to get you out of that holiday spirit. Find the full text of all the stories along with author bios and their contact info at WeirdChristmas.com.

    • 57 min
    WC #20 Yule Lads and Icelandic Christmas

    WC #20 Yule Lads and Icelandic Christmas

    Who are the Yule Lads, and why does Iceland have a bunch of trolls instead of Santa Claus? I talk to author Heidi Herman and Christmas expert Benito Cereno about where the legends of the Yule Lads came from and how they're celebrated today. (Next show is the contest results show...almost there!)

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

WAA Cohost ,

Great show!

Lots of interesting info, engagingly delivered. Perfect for people who love Christmas but have dark (or just weird, as the name suggests) sensibilities.

leftbrainmom ,

Christmas comes but twice a week

If you’re over Christmas 🎄, this is just the show to fire up your love if the season once again. There’s nothing elf like it.

DGH and Yeti ,

Little known Christmas history and traditions are revealed

Weird Christmas talks about little know traditions and history of Christmas. There is always something interesting to learn. A great podcast for Christmas lovers.

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