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Merry Britsmas 28: Festive Evacuees, Danger Mouse & an Indie Pop Christmas

Merry Britsmas 28: Festive Evacuees, Danger Mouse & an Indie Pop Christmas

April 29, 2022

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? 

Happy Christmas from Merry Britsmas & the Christmas Podcast Network!

Happy Christmas from Merry Britsmas & the Christmas Podcast Network!

December 25, 2021

In the wise words of Noddy Holder, it's CHRIIIISTTMAAASSSS!! Check out this mega message of festive love and celebration from the Christmas Podcast Network!

Happy Christmas all of you brilliant, wonderful people! 

Merry Britsmas Bonus Episode 2021: New British Christmas Music 2021
Merry Britsmas 27: I Believe in Multiple Christmas Lunches & Adverts

Merry Britsmas 27: I Believe in Multiple Christmas Lunches & Adverts

December 19, 2021

It's our full on final proper episode of 2021 and it's an extra long packed present full of more than just the usual Merry Britsmas ramblings! I look at British classic The Vicar of Dibley's The Xmas Lunch Incident, covers of Greg Lake's I Believe in Father Xmas, and hear from other festive podcasters to get the final say on which Xmas advert of 2021 is the very best! 

Check out the other festive podcasts below: 

Totally Rad Xmas

Advent Calendar House

Xmas Alphabet 

Planning for Xmas

Xmas Podcast Podcast 

Jingle Jank 

Kringle Talks Xmas

Cosy Xmas

 

 

Merry Britsmas 26: All I Want For Christmas is a Medieval Peep Show

Merry Britsmas 26: All I Want For Christmas is a Medieval Peep Show

December 10, 2021

It's actually DECEMBER! So let's get super festive with some historical Medieval feasting, a Xmas celebration with Mark & Jez of Peep Show, and some intriguing British covers of Mariah Carey's super hit All I Want For Christmas Is You. 

Check out the covers: 

Clean Bandit 

Bastille 

Puppini Sisters

Jamie Cullum

Olivia Olson 

Check out The Christmas Alphabet podcast: http://christmasalphabet.com/ 

Merry Britsmas 25: Fairytale of a Doctor Who New York Christmas

Merry Britsmas 25: Fairytale of a Doctor Who New York Christmas

November 28, 2021

In the second November episode of 2021, I explore a festive Titanic cosmic cruise from an episode of Doctor Who, some seasonal poetry from Wendy Cope, and some history and covers of Fairytale of New York by The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl. 

 

Merry Britsmas 24: Christmas Sheep, Trees & Indie Rock

Merry Britsmas 24: Christmas Sheep, Trees & Indie Rock

November 15, 2021

In the first November episode of 2021, I take the festive up a notch by looking at the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree, a festive episode of Aardman' kids TV show legend Shaun the Sheep, and look at some seasonal indie rock from British bands. Check out the full songs below as well as a new podcaster in the Christmas Podcast Network (& another Brit!), Kringle Talks Kristmas. 

Los Campesinos! - When Christmas Comes 

Girl Ray - Wish I Were Giving You A Gift 

Loose Tapestries - Can't Wait for Christmas (w/ Idris Elba!) 

https://twitter.com/KristmasTalks 

Merry Britsmas 23: Getting to the Bottom of a Gothic Halloween

Merry Britsmas 23: Getting to the Bottom of a Gothic Halloween

October 30, 2021

In our first ever full Halloween special episode, we get into some disgusting & spooky British culture! I discuss the history of Halloween on the British Isles, a grotesque Halloween episode of cult sitcom Bottom, & share some gothic rock that perfectly fits spooky season. 

 

Check out this video for more information on Samhain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai_8RaTbmeY 

Merry Britsmas 22: The Ghost Stories of a Cold Christmas

Merry Britsmas 22: The Ghost Stories of a Cold Christmas

October 24, 2021

It's October & spooky season is here! For my festive spooktacular, I explore a seasonal episode of BBC sitcom Ghosts, a tale of history & horror from Hertfordshire, and an album of 'Ghost Stories' from Aidan Moffat.

 

If you liked the strange historical tale this episode, follow @Verity_Holloway on Twitter or visit https://verityholloway.com/ 

Merry Britsmas 21: The Rocking Father Christmas Affair

Merry Britsmas 21: The Rocking Father Christmas Affair

September 28, 2021

In the September episode (just!), I explore all things Father Christmas to give you a real festive Ber month episode! I explore the history of the British Father Christmas figure, an episode of 70s sitcom Are You Being Served called The Father Christmas Affair, and The Kinks' rocking class attack track, Father Christmas. 

 

The Kinks  - Father Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPPCPqDINEk 

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