Episode 009: Christmas & Yule Traditions – The Monster Guys Podcast

 

The Monster Guys Podcast: Episode 009: Christmas & Yule Traditions

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Show Notes & Summary:

As we continue in this Jolly ‘Ol Season of Yore …

@DCMcGannon & @MichaelMcGannon (The Monster Guys) dig up some of our favorite Christmas and Yule traditions and trace them back to their origins.

Ever wonder why we hang stockings on the mantle? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe (and should we really be doing that)? What about the cookies and milk we leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve? Wassailing? Caroling? Reindeer names?

1st century Druids? Odin? Sleipnir? Loki? Baldar? St. Nicolas? Frigg? Grandmother Cults? Christianity? Paganism? Paradise Trees?

What do all these, and more, have to do with some of our most cherished holiday traditions?

Well, The Monster Guys are here to help! 😉 Join us as we ask Why? When? and Did You Know? -type questions.

Here is the post for the Lovecraftian Carols we mentioned: “Christmas … ahem … Carols For Your Sanity. Hehe!”

Credits:

Music: “Actionable – Bensound.com

Art: By John Leech (29 August 1817 – 29 October 1864 in London) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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