When Elvis Died Podcast: Quentin’s Quick History of Christmas

Posted on Thu 23 December 2010 in Dispatches • 1 min read

My friend, Quentin Lewis has put together a fun examination of of how Christmas has been celebrated in the western world – with particular emphasis on how it has been celebrated in the United States and England – over the last few centuries. The podcast intersperses traditional music dating back to feudal times, dramatic readings, and various other supplemental recordings. This episode clocks in at about thirty minutes, and is as entertaining as it is eye-opening.

I’ve actually talked with Quentin about this before, and have had the opportunity to hear him explain an extended version of this history, and I hope that someday he gets a chance to record another episode to share it with all of you. The history of Christmas is so interesting, I already picked up one of the source materials referenced in this podcast and I’m looking forward to reading it.