Babbo Natale, The Yule Goat and The World’s Many Christmas Gift Givers (Cool Weird Awesome 1154)

Santa Claus may be the man with the bag in the US today, but in other parts of the world there are some very different gift givers. We'll ride with a few of them to celebrate the many ways people celebrate December 25. Merry Christmas!

By |2023-12-25T10:58:21-05:00December 25, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Why “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Was Almost Canceled (Cool Weird Awesome 911)

There are lots of classic holiday songs, but one of them didn’t get a warm welcome from some corners when it was first released. Here's why "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" was condemned and even briefly banned in some parts of the US.

By |2023-12-25T11:03:02-05:00December 23, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

There Are Schools Where You Can Learn To Be Santa (Cool Weird Awesome 910)

Anybody can put on a red suit and hat, don a white beard and say “ho ho ho” to passersby. But if you want to do Kris Kringle’s job properly, you can do what hundreds and hundreds of them have done: go to Santa school.

By |2023-12-22T10:39:16-05:00December 22, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Fiaccole of Abbadia San Salvatore Literally Make The Holiday Season Bright (Cool Weird Awesome 679)

Every Christmas Eve, at 6pm, the people of Abbadia San Salvatore in Italy light pyramids of wood called fiaccole they they've carefully collected and stacked for weeks. On what's one of the coldest and darkest nights of the year, the work together to celebrate with heat and light for everyone.

By |2021-12-24T07:55:13-05:00December 24, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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