Track Santa….again!

Track Santa….again!

How do you track Santa in July? Tracking Santa is something we’ve done for more than a quarter of a century…and you can hear it all again as it happened just six months ago. Just click the player below to hear a special edition of the Merry Little Podcast that shares highlights from the live radio news broadcast from last Christmas Eve on Kringle Radio — straight from the North Pole! Every year it begins when it is just December 23rd for most people. As Christmas Eve dawns in the far corners of the world the North Pole radio newsRead more

Christmas Songs You Don’t Know that You Know

Christmas Songs You Don’t Know that You Know

Some Christmas songs are so familiar we can pick out a tune in the middle of July. Other Christmas songs have titles so obscure or from another language that we couldn’t pick them out if they were handed to us. The brand new episode of the Merry Podcast explores this in depth with an hour long exploration into great music you maybe have heard but can’t talk about. Here’s a good example: last Christmas hot vocal super group Pentatonix released the following single of a famously old Christmas tune brilliantly performed…that almost no one can name: What is great aboutRead more

Top Ten Christmas Villains

Top Ten Christmas Villains

The newest episode of the Merry Little Podcast takes on the probing subject of Christmas bad guys in beloved Christmas movies. Almost every story has a bad guy. But the bad guys of Christmas movies are special — because most of them are guys we don’t really hate when all is said and done. After all, it’s Christmas. That’s just one of many Christmas top tens that we’re working these days. In an upcoming episode of the Merry Podcast we probe much, much deeper into Christmas top tens. But this is a good list…and we’re sure you have Christmas villainsRead more

For the Love of The Christmas Song

For the Love of The Christmas Song

Christmas purists are funny people. Earlier this week we released a new podcast featuring the best selling songs of Christmas. We thought folks would be interested in this list. But no…..they seem to be a little upset by it, if our email is any indication. The most feedback we have received has not been about the list itself but rather those songs that DIDN’T make the list. And the #1 song not on the list that has some Christmas music fans dismayed is The Christmas Song, by Nat King Cole. Well, we’ve decided to issue a new episode of TheRead more

Merry Podcast #52 — Christmas Top Sellers

Merry Podcast #52 — Christmas Top Sellers

Here is a kick-off to Christmas in July — a real mood-setter for the season ahead: in episode #52 of the Merry Podcast we countdown the top ten best selling songs of Christmas of all time — and it is a list that will surprise you! The biggest surprises are those NOT on the list: Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, and Elvis Presley — ALL do NOT make the cut. Neither does Andy Williams. Or, The Carpenters. Not even the Boston Pops. What about more modern artists? Pentatonix? Nope. Michael Buble? Not even close. Give up? TakeRead more

Merry Little Podcast #2 — Get Your Jingle On

Merry Little Podcast #2 — Get Your Jingle On

Here it is — ten quick minutes (okay, eight) of merry bliss in episode #2 of the Merry Little Podcast where we discuss Christmas in July and the habits of year round Christmas fanatics. We also invite you join the growing list of activities planned for Christmas in July right here on My Merry Christmas, including our next episode of the Merry Podcast which features the top best sellers of Christmas music. It is time to get your jingle on! https://mymerrychristmas.com/mlp/mlpepisode2.mp3

Introducing the Merry Little Podcast

Introducing the Merry Little Podcast

We’re pleased to introduce The Merry Little Podcast — a tiny little preview of The Merry Podcast, now available exclusively for our premiere members. The Merry Little Podcast will run about 10 minutes for each episode. It will remain available on iTunes and it is free to all users. This little snippet of merriment is being developed as a vehicle for us to bring you Christmas audio features faster and more often — and it will give a sneak peek to what’s upcoming in future episode of The Merry Podcast, which plays only on Kringle Radio and is available forRead more

Merry Podcast #51 — Christmas Toy Fads of the Early 20th Century

Merry Podcast #51 — Christmas Toy Fads of the Early 20th Century

Christmas past of more than a hundred years ago is our topic as we explore Christmas toy fads of the early 20th century in the latest episode of the Merry Podcast. Within a span of about 15 years there were many toys that reach mass market status but real appeal was, like now, what drove sales. The first was the introduction of the Teddy Bear, a soft and fuzzy toy inspired by a President and a real live bear — that he refused to shoot. It’s a great story about a timeless toy that still finds its way under ChristmasRead more

Merry Podcast #50 — The Light of Christmas

Merry Podcast #50 — The Light of Christmas

Our annual Christmas edition of the Merry Podcast always features the voice greetings from the members of the Merry Forums — and that’s just the best part. In this episode we explore why the light of Christmas resides in all men and what exactly that means. This light is reflected not only in the voice greetings you hear from our friends on the forums but also in the works of people everywhere — including in the true story of one experience we’ve had already this year as part of Santa’s Sleigh. We talk of Christmas before Christ, the realities thatRead more

Merry Podcast #49 — Turkeys and Tunes

Merry Podcast #49 — Turkeys and Tunes

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time for our annual Thanksgiving show on the Merry Podcast, a festive celebration of the grateful season plus a preview of the great new music of season. In this episode we’re exploring the history of the American Turkey, the very staple of our feast. Plus we take an extended look at one of the best Thanksgiving movies of all time — Planes, Trains and Automobiles. And, of course, Christmas is not forgotten: we interview a real elf from the North Pole and talk about his role in tracking Santa. We’re also pleased to feature the music ofRead more