Episode-810- The Christmas Special For 2011

In the past I have always redone the intro to this show. this year do to a pretty bad case of laryngitis I am simply re-posting last years version.

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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9 Responses to Episode-810- The Christmas Special For 2011

  1. A very Merry Christmas to and a New Year filled with many blessings!

  2. Merry Christmas Jack. Have a great week of rest and a Happy New Year.

  3. Merry Christmas Jack! Get well for 2012…

  4. Merry Christmas to all and praying for a happy New Year!

  5. Doug Bergstrom

    Thanks … you are very-much-appreciated. Keep up the good work. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Thanks too for the written transcript of the show.

  6. Stood out on my deck in during the music and looked out at a new cottage that went up next to me, fully decked out in lights, we had about 5 inches of snow and it is a crisp night at 14F.
    On this night I also listen to Alan Maitland’s reading of ‘The Shepherd”. He was a broadcaster with the CBC, he has since passed on. Here is a link for your listeners:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pK3TSyKlJA

  7. Jack! Now you know you’re not supposed to get sick! :) Merry Christmas all the same, though. Get well soon.

  8. not spamming jsut dying for stuff to listen to.. theres a new Robb Wolf audio. warning this thing is ad heavy. very annoying. …

    Super Human Radio Show SHR # 875 – Life Extension Latest For 2012 PLUS Paleo Nutrition Primer 101 For Beginners
    December-21-11 12:00 PM
    SHR # 875 – Life Extension Latest For 2012 PLUS Paleo Nutrition Primer 101 For Beginners :: Guest: Dr. Michael Smith and Robb Wolf :: Dr. Smith sums up breaking research on Menopause, DHEA, Liver health and recaps on some questions about Magnesium Threonate PLUS Wolf lays out the true Paleo diet and expands on the variables that most people adopt. :

    http://www.superhumanradio.com/components/com_podcast/media/mp3s/SHR_Show_875.mp3