#1236 The War on Christmas™ 2018

Air Date: 12–18-2018
Today, as we do each year, we take a look at the current state of the War on Christmas™ but with more of an historical focus on how we got here

 

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Judith Flanders explains that Christmas has always been whatever you want it to be Part 1 - @ThisIsHellRadio - Air Date 12-26-17

Historian Judith Flanders explores the populist, adaptive, multi-purpose, meaning of Christmas.

Ch. 2: Looking at the winding path of the celebration of Christmas to the subsequent war on it - Past/Present - Air Date 12-21-15

Neil argued the “war on Christmas” is largely a media phenomenon, noting that many religious leaders have chosen to ignore the controversy or to argue that the real war on Christmas is the holiday’s over-commercialization.

Ch. 3: Judith Flanders explains that Christmas has always been whatever you want it to be Part 2 - @ThisIsHellRadio - Air Date 12-26-17

Historian Judith Flanders explores the populist, adaptive, multi-purpose, meaning of Christmas.

Ch. 4: White Supremacy and the So-Called “War on Christmas” - The Chauncey DeVega Show - Air Date 1-6-18

Randy Blazak is the guest on this week’s episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a tenured sociologist and criminologist who has taught at Portland State University as well as the University of Oregon.

Ch. 5: Discussing exactly which Christmas carols we should be outraged about - Messy Mouthy Mandatory - Air Date 12-19-17

Ronit and Katie talk holidays and slut-shaming Christmas carols.

Ch. 6: Judith Flanders explains that Christmas has always been whatever you want it to be Part 3 - @ThisIsHellRadio - Air Date 12-26-17

Historian Judith Flanders explores the populist, adaptive, multi-purpose, meaning of Christmas.


VOICEMAILS

Ch. 7: Thoughts on the Brazilian election and the global right-wing backlash - Jeff from California


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 8: Final comments on the politics of feelings


MUSIC:

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Ring Out the Bells for Christmas (1907) - Edison Concert Band (Blue Dot Sessions)
  • Losers on a Christmas Eve - Greg Atkinson (Blue Dot Sessions)
  • (He Came in Like a) Santa Claus - The Gregory Brothers (Blue Dot Sessions)
  • Auld Lang Syne - United States Marine Band (Blue Dot Sessions)
  • "Baby It's Cold Outside" Gets a Feminist Remix - caseymh2010 (Blue Dot Sessions)
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

 

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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