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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 - Fe…
 
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 R…
 
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 Co…
 
In a special bonus episode, I review and recommend some brilliant new British festive songs from this year including the likes of Billy Nomates, Shame, Gary Barlow, Dream Nails and Will Joseph Cook. Check out the songs below: Gary Barlow - The Dream of Xmas Will Joseph Cook - No Time To Be Alone Shame - Baldur's Gate Blackaby - Plastic Mistletoe La…
 
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 20…
 
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 Alph…
 
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…
 
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.co…
 
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/…
 
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 Christma…
 
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 Bett…
 
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…
 
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. Song List Circa Waves - Miss Christmas Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - Christmas is Coming (We All Know the Score) Liam Payne & Dixie D'Amelio - Naughty List Honn…
 
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…
 
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:/…
 
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