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When is a good time to take your Christmas Decorations? - Season 2, Episode 2

When is a good time to take your Christmas Decorations? - Season 2, Episode 2

July 25, 2022

On today's episode I look at an (recently established) age old traditional question; When is a good time to take your Christmas decorations?

 

I delve a little into the history of Christmas decorations and discuss my own personal time to take them down. So when is yours?

 

Leave your answer in the comments below and let's discuss.

 

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Take care, Bye bye

What does one do between January and the BER months! - Season 2, Episode 1

What does one do between January and the BER months! - Season 2, Episode 1

June 25, 2022

Hello all, 

 

Welcome back to a brand new season of Kringle Talks Kristmas; the first episode in which I ask the question; what does one do between January and the BER months? or in this case LEON DAY! The halfway point to Christmas.

I talk about what I've been up to this year, what movies I've watched and what I have planned up until the official start of Christmas 2022. 

 

The Christmas Card - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z1Zuv6LIrk

 

Secret Santa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcZEvKn5ehE

 

Don't forget to follow me on twitter - @KristmasTalks

 

Take care, Bye bye

Episode 10 -MERRY KRISTMAS!!

Episode 10 -MERRY KRISTMAS!!

December 24, 2021

Today is Christmas Eve! The day before the big day and I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and also a Happy New Year!

Since I've started this podcast journey, I have been warmly received and I can't thank you all enough for that!

In particular Gerry D from Totally Rad Christmas who helped me set up the social media side of things, Brian Earl from Christmas Past for helping me with the equipment needed to podcast and also Adam from Merry Britsmas for inspiring me to create another UK based Christmas podcast! Thank you guys!

And lastly to you, the listeners. Thank you for listening and taking time out to hear me ramble on! 

Once again, Merry Christmas one and all and I will see you in 2022!

Episode 9 - UK Christmas Numbers 1s

Episode 9 - UK Christmas Numbers 1s

December 23, 2021

On today's episode I discuss the UK Christmas Numbers 1s - the first year they started and where they have taken us since that day. 

With influence's up to reality TV talent shows taking recent top spots; this year feels like a more traditional one.

Here is a link to Merry Christmas - Ed Sheeran & Elton John - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_yuO8UNGmY

Also check out Adam's episode on Fairytale of New York -
https://merrybritsmas.podbean.com/e/merry-britsmas-25-fairytale-of-a-doctor-who-new-york-christmas/

And check out Gerry D's episode, also on Fairytale of New York - https://totallyradchristmas.buzzsprout.com/840331/9683374-ep-105-the-pogues-fairytale-of-new-york-w-anthony-caruso

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Episode 8 - German Christmas Markets

Episode 8 - German Christmas Markets

December 21, 2021

On this episode I talk about another favourite of mine - German Christmas Markets; how they became so popular and other countries that adopted this tradition!

I even talk about a small town in the US with affiliations to German Christmas Markets - Enjoy

 

Don't forget to follow me on twitter - @KristmasTalks 

Episode 7 - UK Christmas Lights

Episode 7 - UK Christmas Lights

December 19, 2021

On this episode, as we close in on Christmas Day; I talk about a personal favourite tradition; the Christmas lights - in the UK specifically.

Where it first came from; what street adopted it first and how the tradition and history has grown ever since! - Hope you enjoy this one.

Don't forget to follow me on twitter - @KristmasTalks

Episode 6 - Wassail Bowl

Episode 6 - Wassail Bowl

December 15, 2021

Today's episode will all about the Wassail Bowl - "Wassail is a hot, mulled punch often associated with Yuletide, often drunk from a 'wassail bowl'. The earliest versions were warmed mead into which roasted crab apples were dropped and burst to create a drink called 'lambswool' drunk on Lammas day, still known in Shakespeare's time".

I was not actually aware of a Wassail Bowl until I heard it mentioned on a Christmas Special between Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra where they discussed this and the traditions of this being from England - where I am from. There is a little clip attached where they discuss this. :)

Enjoy. 

 

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Episode 5 - The Christmas Truce

Episode 5 - The Christmas Truce

December 12, 2021

This is a bit of a strange one as I recorded this on November 13th - Remembrance Sunday; for those that aren't aware, November 11th is Armistice Day where we remember soldiers and Army personnel who lost their lives over World War 1 and subsequent wars afterwards - over in the US this is called Veteran's Day. 

This episode centres around the Christmas Truce which took place on Christmas Eve 1914 between German and English soldiers on the battlefield in no man's land (betwen Loos and Hulluch, France)

Gifts were exchanged and even a football match took place (if you believe some reports)

Several stories have been told about this event and even a Christmas Advert, produced by Sainsburys, depicted the moment of the truce with an exchange of a chocolate bar and a game of football taking place between the troops. 

Sainsbury's Advert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWF2JBb1bvM

Enjoy

 

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Episode 4 - The London Christmas Tree

Episode 4 - The London Christmas Tree

December 5, 2021

This week's episode is all about the London Christmas Tree; a tree which is imported from Norway yearly, and is placed in London's famous Trafalgar Square.

This episode is quite poignant as this week; this year's Christmas tree has taken somewhat of a battering by journalists for its really poor 'threadbare' quality this year (during the day).

 

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/norways-threadbare-christmas-tree-present-underwhelms-some-britain-2021-12-02/ - a link to the article and pictures of the tree.

Usually the tree stands tall, proud and beautiful and I talk about the traditions and histories of the tree.

Enjoy. 

 

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BONUS EPISODE - UK Christmas Adverts

BONUS EPISODE - UK Christmas Adverts

December 1, 2021

This week's epsiode is a BONUS EPISODE. 

All about UK Christmas adverts! -  I talk about the history behind the UK Christmas Advert aswell as discuss the controversy over John Lewis' 2019 advert.

I have added this year's Christmas Adverts from the main retail giants and I want you to get involved! - using #KringleTalksKristmasAd let me know which one is your favourite on twitter - @KristmasTalks, either from the list or your own personal favourite! 

 

Morrisons - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89G9H5U9YE
Sainsburys - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89G9H5U9YE
John Lewis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTttgc0DPA4
M&S - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlem-MOMZOs
LIDL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfexHlJ-BVU
ALDI - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW-PhgjyNSs
ASDA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OoYc1uc9BM
Tesco - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P7QSCLtRwI

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