December 31, 2018


According to Scottish legend, visitors to your door on the night of Hogamanay, will determine your luck for the New Year.

December 28, 2018

Anniversary Program

Our 7000th broadcast!

December 27, 2018


Russian traders left the legacy of their traditions in Anchorage Alaska, including the Christmas-time practice of Starring.

December 26, 2018

When Christmas was Illegal

There was a time when the singing of Christmas carols could land you in jail.

December 25, 2018

Roots of Christmas

Some of our most enduring Christmas traditions date back to the pre-Christian era.

December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve in Woodstock

In “the most famous small town in the world”, how will Santa arrive this year?

December 21, 2018

Bonfires on the Levee

Celebrating Christmas eve with a 20 foot pyre of wood and wire.

December 20, 2018

Las Posadas

Commemorating Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem.

December 19, 2018

The Etymology of Christmas

Ever wonder where “Xmas” came from?

December 18, 2018

All I Want For Christmas is a Relativity Cloud

With a little help from quantum physics, Santa could have all the time he needs to make Christmas deliveries.

December 17, 2018


200 million presents is a big load for any sleigh.

December 14, 2018

Santa’s Secret

What if Santa Claus got the flu and an ordinary mortal had to cover for him?

December 13, 2018


Dipping into the Doop of ancestral Sweden.

December 12, 2018

A Crown of Candles

Young Swedish girls represent Saint Lucia in an early morning ritual.

December 11, 2018

Santa Lucia

Rituals of light in the darkness of winter.

December 10, 2018


Christmas caroling – Puerto Rican Style!

December 7, 2018

Breaking Bread

The Polish Christmas tradition of Wigilia.

December 6, 2018

Chasing Mr. Claus

Switzerland’s Klausjagen blends a Catholic holiday with a much older celebration.

December 5, 2018


Change Santa Claus’s team of reindeer into a single white horse, replace his costume with a bishop’s robes, and you’ll begin to get a picture of Sinterklaas.

December 4, 2018

Celebrating Klausjagen

Whips, bells and a giant paper bishop’s hat.

December 3, 2018


Raking in money, literally.