Merry Britsmas
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.

 

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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 

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
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