Reel History 3×01 – Christmas Traditions

Discovering the history behind Christmas traditions in Reel History UK

Presented by Hugh K. David and Jenna Pateman, Reel History UK is an informative and engaging podcast exploring the presentation of historical events within pop culture ranging across film and television. Each episode, our hosts focus on a chosen television show or movie property that may be based on or around important historical events. From there, each episode discussion leads to the ultimate decision, is the chosen media property REAL History or REEL History?

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Recorded during the 2020 Christmas Period, Hugh and Jenna are joined by Dr David Howell of the University of Gloucestershire to discuss the traditions of Christmas. Expect some musings on the origin of the tradition of celebrating during the midwinter, Santa Claus, and his helper Zwarte Peit, small magical creatures, gift-giving, Coal, Trees, Krampus, and singing Welsh Horse Skulls.

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