Merry Britsmas
Merry Britsmas 20: Christmas Sandwiches & Police Panto

Merry Britsmas 20: Christmas Sandwiches & Police Panto

August 22, 2021

In our August episode, I explore the tasty joy that is the Christmas Sandwich, the festive Panto focused episode of police procedural The Bill, and British covers of Donny Hathaway's soul classic This Christmas. 

John Lewis' Xmas Decoration Themes 2021 

The Xmas Sandwich Song by Christopher Dennis 

Merry Britsmas 19: A Sunny Summer Camp Benidorm Xmas

Merry Britsmas 19: A Sunny Summer Camp Benidorm Xmas

July 25, 2021

In the Christmas in July episode, we get a little bit summery and sunny! Check out my thoughts on a Benidorm christmas special, the tradition of mummering (which is not carolling!), & some indie summer-adjacent christmas songs! 

 

Merry Britsmas 18: Inbetween A Wombling Merry Christmas

Merry Britsmas 18: Inbetween A Wombling Merry Christmas

June 25, 2021

It's Noel Day! In the June episode, I explore an Inbetweeners' Christmas Party, a Wombling Merry Christmas, and read a festive poem about a naughty king. 

Merry Britsmas 17: Jingle Bell Rocks, Yule Logs & Leisure Centres

Merry Britsmas 17: Jingle Bell Rocks, Yule Logs & Leisure Centres

April 25, 2021

In our April episode, I take a little look at 90s British leisure centre sitcom The Brittas Empire, explore a range of British covers of the classic Jingle Bell Rock, and discuss the history of the Yule Log, & how it relates to British tradition and culture. 

 

Merry Britsmas Episode 16: WHO is the Lord of Misrule?

Merry Britsmas Episode 16: WHO is the Lord of Misrule?

March 26, 2021

It's pretty much Spring so let's get uplifted with some timey-wimey nonsense from Doctor Who dealing with a Runaway Bride, discover the topsy-turvy world of the Lord of Misrule, and explore some little known indie Christmas songs from the UK. Check out the links below to hear the full songs I mention in the episode! 

Futureheads - Christmas Was Better in the 80s

PINS - Come On Home (It's Xmas)

The Spook School - Someone to Spend Xmas With

Frightened Rabbit - It's Xmas, So We'll Stop

 

Merry Britsmas Episode 15: A Winter’s Tale About Smoking Bishop

Merry Britsmas Episode 15: A Winter’s Tale About Smoking Bishop

February 20, 2021

In the February episode, I explore some wintery things to stave off the cold weather blues! Check out a winter warmer hot drink called Smoking Bishop, remember the silly superhero sitcom My Hero, & listen to David Essex sing all about A Winter's Tale. 

Merry Britsmas Episode 14: Auld Lang Boxing Day

Merry Britsmas Episode 14: Auld Lang Boxing Day

January 17, 2021

In my first episode of 2021, I explore some post-Christmas bits and bobs. Listen to me ramble on about the glory of Boxing Day, the Boxing-Day-set special of BBC sitcom Outnumbered, and the history & covers of the traditional New Years Scottish song Auld Lang Syne. 

 

Auld Lang Syne by United States Marine Band is licensed under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 License.

Merry Britsmas Bonus Episode 2020: Best British Christmas Music 2020
Merry Britsmas Episode 13: A Wonderful Bean Christmas Time

Merry Britsmas Episode 13: A Wonderful Bean Christmas Time

December 20, 2020

In the second December episode of 2020, I review a classic British comedy character in Merry Christmas Mr Bean, explore the history behind the Christmas Cracker, and check out some interesting covers of Paul McCartney's 1979 festive hit 'Wonderful Christmastime'. 

BBC Report on Christmas Crackers

Podcast Recommendation: Advent Calendar House

Merry Britsmas Episode 12: Have Yourself a Royle Little Christmas

Merry Britsmas Episode 12: Have Yourself a Royle Little Christmas

December 13, 2020

In the first December episode, I look at some interesting British covers of the classic Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas, look at some 2020 seasonal ads with some fellow festive podcasters, and explore the 2000 christmas episode of The Royle Family. 

Check out the adverts in the podcast below:

Tesco: https://youtu.be/8CfrpexaCwg

Sainsburys: https://youtu.be/GqtcpLywgRU

Lidl: https://youtu.be/2waeUenMzYY

Very: https://youtu.be/JR_ZVamR5YE

Walkers: https://youtu.be/eCpQ_DBiEpw

John Lewis:  https://youtu.be/x2sE2YuheK0

And check out the brilliant festive podcasts that my guests host: 

Christmas Clatter 

Seasons Eatings 

Christmas Time in the City 

Total Christmas Podcast

Santa by the Minute 

Cozy Christmas 

 

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