Merry Podcast #44 — Christmas Destinations

Merry Podcast #44 — Christmas Destinations

It is summer, the kids are out of school and folks are thinking vacation. It is about as far away from Christmas as you can get. But for many who cannot celebrate Christmas at Christmas this is the time of year to go find it and in this episode of the Merry Podcast we explore great year round Christmas destinations. Christmas is never far from mind as one of the biggest dates in the countdown to Christmas each year approaches. It is called Leon Day and before we reach that milestone on June 25th we tell you what it isRead more

Merry Podcast #42 — Christmas from Italy

Merry Podcast #42 — Christmas from Italy

The Christmas music contributions of Italian-American crooner Perry Como is explored from a career that spanned 60 years. The timeless classics such as There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays and It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas are just the beginning of what there is to know about Como’s Christmas music. He was an extraordinarily consistent entertainer, a man whose private life shunned controversy and whose broad appeal for generations through music and television now extends well beyond his time. Also hailing from Italy is the Christmas witch-like character and legend of La Befana. We tell herRead more

Merry Podcast #41 — A Muppet of a Podcast

Merry Podcast #41 — A Muppet of a Podcast

The Merry Podcast gives another nod to A Christmas Carol with a fun look at The Muppet Christmas Carol. Released in 1992 this now-classic version of A Christmas Carol presented nothing but challenges for the producers who were looking to capture an accurate retelling of the Dickens tale. After all, if it was to be done by Muppets there had to be music — and how do you bring music to something so dark? And could a Muppet play Scrooge? Or even the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come? And since it was to be done by Muppets, how doRead more