Episode-344- The Christmas Show for 2009

Most of today’s show is a rebroadcast of 2008’s Christmas special.  Today we pause and take a moment to reflect on Christmas and how it has become the Holiday we celebrate today.  Many American’s have no idea just how Christmas became unique here in America, the role it played in bringing our nation together after two wars of independence and the civil war.

Christmas is special and a time to pause and reflect.  Christmas is indeed a special time of year, today I will cover many aspects of it that may make this Christmas just a bit more special.  There is also a full text transcription on of the non commericial portion of todays show in the show notes below.

Tune in today to hear about…

  • Christmas was banned in England at one time and even parts of America
  • Early Americans didn’t really celebrate Christmas, (congress was in session on Dec 25th, 1789)
  • In the early 1800s Christmas was a rowdy holiday spurred by class conflict, turmoil and unemployment
  • In 1819, best-selling author Washington Irving wrote The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon bringing us many “ancient customs”, he simply invented
  • Leading up to the Civil War, Christmas was a “southern holiday” and Thanksgiving a “northern holiday”
  • How Christmas and Thanksgiving together helped to heal a young America
  • Today is a time to pause, reflect and just be, prepping, planning and stress will all wait patiently for you
  • Different ending music for today’s show!  The most beautiful version of Oh Holly Night I have ever heard, just pause, listen and realize what really matters while it plays.

Resources for today’s show…

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10 Responses to Episode-344- The Christmas Show for 2009

  1. Hey Jack,Merry Christmas to you and your family.Just wanted to drop a line and let you know I love the show and look forward to listening more next year. Best wishes from the Taggarts

  2. Hi jack and everyone else
    just wishing you all a very merry christmas
    and happy new year
    thanks for a great year jack

  3. Merry Christmas, Jack! Thanks for all the hard work you do – it is greatly appreciated. Enjoy the time off with your family.

  4. Love the show Jack. Looking forward to the coming year of TSP. Merry Christmas to you and your family. And Merry Christmas everyone!

  5. Mark The Limey

    Jack thanks for a year of great shows and Merry Christmass to you and your family from me and mine.
    When are you planning to do your next show?

  6. Modern Survival

    The next show will be on Monday the 28th and it has already been recorded, it is an interview with Chritopher Nyerges of Wilderness Way Magazine and is really going to be a treat for you guys. I recorded it last night and it will air on Monday.

  7. GReat Show Today Jack I hope you continue to publish it everyyear as an standard Christmas Podcast it was realy good thanks…keep up the good work really enjoy listening in when I can…and to everyone out there listening in to this show or checking it out “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too”…God Bless you all one an all…James

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jack!!!!

  9. have a great Christmas, all of you.

  10. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours, Jack.

    I also wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone else.