Episode-577- The 2010 Christmas Episode

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 commercial portion of today’s 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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14 Responses to Episode-577- The 2010 Christmas Episode

  1. Seeking permission to put this podcast to a rotating picture video to share with people on YouTube, FaceBook, and it will get you traffic. Sound like a good gift idea for you, Jack? I’ll link back to this podcast.

  2. ModernSurvival

    Go for it man. Send me a link when done.

  3. Video rendering. I used Blender, OpenShot Video Editor, and it’s simple. Hope you like it. I’ll post when done.

  4. Thanks Jack for the show today. It’s great to hear the history behind some of the holidays. So often we just plod through this time of year thinking that it has always been this way.

    And to the TSP nation — May you all have a Merry Christmas and a most blessed New Year!

  5. @TheNorthernSurvivalist
    Thanks for the You Tube post, makes it easier to share.

  6. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all…

  7. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jack. Today, on Christmas 2010, I want you to know that I am grateful for you and for this resource that you’ve created and continue to nurture and I wish you a long and fruitful endeavor, to whatever degree you wish. Thank you (and much thanks to all of the contributors on your message boards as well) for helping to awaken and continue to motivate so many of us. You most certainly have a shite-load of friends out here in the Interweb Superhighway! And get this… Much like a Pastor should feel that he’s saving souls in his/her endeavor in the Church (so I’m told), you should feel something similar with regards to what you’re doing with TheSurvivalPodcast, SaveOurSkills, etc. I hope that this rambling is not too much of a stretch or cheesy or corny or whatever, but bless you, Bruddah. For Jack Spirko I give thanks! Yep.

  8. @TheNorthernSurvivalist

    how do you get to post videos over the 10 minute limit?

  9. I loved the Christmas episode. Over the Christmas weekend, a family friend said they bought the Kangen water Leveluk sd501 Enagic water purifier, and it helped him with losing weight, his diabetes, his mother’s weight problem, and other things. He said it costs $4K!! Was just curious if you have any comment on that or heard of this product. I did a little research and it says it is a MLM. We bought the berkeys products and wonder if the ph balance is needed in addition to the berkey guy products. Thanks, and sorry if this is in the wrong place.

  10. Nick, one day I went to upload a video and it said, “Congratulations you can now upload videos over 15 minutes in length.” I think I requested it in account settings when drinking some home brew one night. :)

  11. Modern Survival

    I think the limit was raised to 15 minutes for everyone a few months ago.

  12. great to hear of your post cast now with my new upgrade to my pc i tune in more, as ist xmass to feel able just to be peaceful alone with my cats , and just what rest i needed.