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SBMX A Very Disney Christmas Pt 1: The Early Years

Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

Release Date: 11/21/2021

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

Charles Dickens' classic book, "A Christmas Carol," is rich in layered meaning and symbolism. Learn some of the surprising facts and lessons we can all learn from this beloved story.  Mary Richards has a great conversation with John Hartvigsen, who has studied "A Christmas Carol" for decades.

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

Hear all about the most amazing collection of Disney ornaments from a man who has almost 400 of them!  Rikki and Mary together speak with Tim Hughes, the stadium voice of University of Utah football, Las Vegas Raiders and Glory Kickboxing, and KSL NewsRadio morning host, about his love of all things Disney!

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

Crockpots and slow-cookers can be such a life saver at Christmas time! Especially when cooking for a crowd, or for a holiday party. It's time to give this time-saving kitchen convenience some love, and talk through some recipes with food blooger Danielle Febre with Temple Display in Illinois. 

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

We continue our Christmas Destinations by taking a trip to The Smoky Mountains, and the darling towns and cities with so much to do during the holidays, including Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and more. Bob Speakman with "All About the Smokies" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube joins us!

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

Learn about the earliest Christmas Disney years in our interview with Jim Fanning, a Disney author, expert, blogger and youtuber.

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

Before inflatables, there were blow molded Christmas decorations. These plastic light up figures still adorn some lawns and are a wonderful decor. And they are also highly collectible. Hear more from a blow mold historian, restorer and collector.

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

JJ from Christmas Music News (@NewXmasMusic) is back on the podcast to talk about all the new Christmas music coming up this season. Some big names have new albums, from Rob Thomas and the Backstreet Boys, to Kelly Clarkson and Norah Jones.

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Hear from a collector, documentarian and historian of municipal Christmas displays. Learn all about how Christmas fans can collect the huge displays after a city is done with them.  And it takes some  creativity to store and display them, because some of them are very large!

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Some cities and towns have been putting up Christmas decorations for well over a century. And it’s getting to be that time again for municipalities. Vintage Christmas collector Jeff Carter is back on the podcast to talk about municipal decorations, displays and lighting.

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Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

Learn more about the history of scary ghost stories at Christmas Time. This was a traditional pastime for many families as they gathered together on Christmas Eve, and in Victorian England, this went on all through the winter. Chris of the Yuletide TV podcast joins us again to talk about ghosts or spirits at Christmas time, and how they are depicted in movies and TV Shows. Like A Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life, and much more.

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Learn about the earliest Christmas Disney ventures in our interview with Jim Fanning, a Disney author, expert, blogger and youtuber.