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Merry Britsmas 33: Not Going Out For A Glam Christmas

Merry Britsmas 33: Not Going Out For A Glam Christmas

September 26, 2022

In the September 22 episode of Merry Britsmas, I pay homage to the festive power of our late majesty, explore a joke filled modern sitcom called Not Going Out, some alternative and glam christmas songs, and what sort of presents were given at Xmas during WWII. 

T-Rex - Christmas Bop

The Staves - Home Alone Too 

The Staves & Flyte - Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas 

Oscar - It's Christmas Again 

Sweet Baboo - Don't Be Alone This Xmas 

Merry Britsmas 32: Do The Avengers Know It’s Christmas Again?

Merry Britsmas 32: Do The Avengers Know It’s Christmas Again?

August 29, 2022

We are very close to the ber months so celebrate with Merry Britsmas by hearing me ramble about the second Band Aid to take on Do They Know It's Christmas, a pair of super spies from the sixties in a strange festive adventure, and how decorating was all about tradition and thrift during wartime. 

Band Aid II 

Going Live! Report on Band Aid II 

Glee 

Slade 

Richard Cheese 

Merry Britsmas 31: A Sunny Christmas In July Goes Wrong

Merry Britsmas 31: A Sunny Christmas In July Goes Wrong

July 28, 2022

It's Christmas In July! Which mean's it's time to talk all things Christmas (as it is every month here...). This month, I explore some kind-of sunny British festive songs, a nativity that goes dreadfully wrong from the Play That Goes Wrong, and how rationing affected the holiday season during World War II. 

British Summery Christmas Songs

Shame - Feliz Navidad 

Shaggy & Joss Stone - Sunny Celebration 

Brutalligators - Christmas in July 

Peggy Sue - Surf Xmas EP 

Merry Britsmas 30: Some Misfits Walking in the Air for Half Christmas

Merry Britsmas 30: Some Misfits Walking in the Air for Half Christmas

June 25, 2022

It's Half Christmas! So let's get proper festive with the classic Snowman tune Walking in the Air, as well as discussing a kind-of-superheroic festive special from cult show Misfits, along with our now regular topic of British Christmas during World War II, focusing on rationing and supplies. 

Aled Jones - Walking in the Air 

Tom Chaplin cover 

Jack Robert Hardman cover 

Jerkcurb cover 

The Maccabees cover 

Merry Britsmas 29: Some Festive Porridge with Chris(tmas) Kamara

Merry Britsmas 29: Some Festive Porridge with Chris(tmas) Kamara

May 28, 2022

How about taking a little look at a classic 70s sitcom Xmas episode about life in prison with Ronnie Barker in Porridge, the merry joy of ex-footballer Chris Kamara singing some classic holiday songs, & the difficulties of Xmas during bombing raids in WWII. 

Chris Kamara - Here's To Christmas

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/ 

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