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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
In a special bonus episode, I review and recommend some brilliant new British festive songs from this year including the likes of Blossoms, Paloma Faith, Porridge Radio, The Cribs & Liam Payne.
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'.
Podcast Recommendation: Advent Calendar House
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:
John Lewis: https://youtu.be/x2sE2YuheK0
And check out the brilliant festive podcasts that my guests host: