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Christmas: What The Fa-La-La-La-La?

Length: 3 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (152 ratings)

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Summary

Christmas is the world’s biggest festival, yet we barely understand how we got here. Somewhere between Jesus, Dickens and Coke, Christmas became the beloved chaotic present-fest that it currently is. If it’s a turkey, we should really stop stuffing it. So let’s unwrap it instead....

Join journalist Grace Dent, comedian Paul Kerensa and a house-full of special guests for a festive, fun and fact-filled sleigh-ride through the history of our Christmas traditions.

Please note: Father Christmas would like you to know that this series might not be suitable for children.

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Festive Fun

Enjoyable chat show style podcast. Special guest share anecdotes about their own Christmas and a Christmas historian explains the myths and origins of Christmas traditions.

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Jolly...

Interesting for the facts... I have to say that although I understood much of their wit I am maybe a little older... def worth a listen for the Facts tho...

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Empty wittering

I don’t think I quite get the podcast culture. But frankly, if I have to listen to a bunch of people amusing each other with empty wittering, I can go sit in Costa. I’d really rather not.

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Wonderful!

Loved it all. Wish there were more podcasts like this. The presenters and guests were excellent! Felt cosy, warm and festive.

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Lovely warm fuzzy starter for all things Christmas

Fascinating insights into our traditions at this special time of the year. only knew Grace Dent from Masterchef, excellent presenter.

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Fun festive podcast

I enjoyed the little Christmas facts sprinkled throughout the podcast although I wish it went into more depth. Nevertheless, it was an entertaining short podcast.

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funny festive stuff

Good Christmas listening. Very humorous and informative about our Christmas pasts. I recommend this one.

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Great

A great book for all you need to know about the history and traditions of Christmas

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Fun Christmas facts

Helped to get me in the festive mood. Perfect for listening to while wrapping the Christmas presents and starting Christmas dinner preparations.

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Loved this!

Well done all involved. 🎄🤶🎅

History AND funny!! WHATEVER NEXT!!! ❤️🤓

Festive fun any games aplenty.