Let’s talk about my favorite Christmas Podcasts.
I know that I haven’t talked about Christmas in quite some time, so just a quick reminder for some of my more recent readers – I am totally obsessed with Christmas.
So, of course, I try to incorporate Christmas into my life as much as possible. This ends up involving everything from watching Christmas movies in June, to drinking hot cocoa in April.
And boy was I excited when I found a podcast by a guy who loves Christmas (almost) as much as I do!
I’ve now been listening to the Can’t Wait for Christmas podcast for more than two and a half years. I started listening waaaaaay back in September of 2015, and didn’t take a moment before I informed Taylor that she HAD to listen to it.
Now, I’m telling you all the same thing.
If you love Christmas, this podcast is a must. It comes out once a month, on the 25th of each month.
The host, Tim Babb, is super adorable and funny. Fair warning, if you listen to this podcast you have to like dad jokes and bad impressions, because this thing is chock full of those!
There are several different segments in each episode, including my favorite, Five Golden Things. In this segment, Tim goes over a top five list of things Christmas related, such as the top five non-Christmas Christmas songs, the best after-Christmas deals, or the best Christmas smells.
There’s also a “We Need a Little Christmas NOW” segment, with some tips on what you can do in the off-season to bring a little Christmas cheer to your day.
Every episode focuses on something Christmas-related, from the origins of Charlie Brown, to the eternal question, “Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?” (The answer, by the way, is yes. We as Tim’s listening audience decided that yippeekiYAY, Die Hard is a Christmas Movie).
Ok, so I’m not here JUST to promote Tim’s podcast, I’m also a huge fan of the Christmas Past podcast.
I absolutely fell in love with this podcast the second I started listening to it. The host, Brian Earl, had one of the most relaxing voices I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to, and the content of his episodes is really interesting!
His isn’t a year-round podcast, but when he does start uploading content starting after Thanksgiving, it’s a treat.
All of his episodes are around 15 minutes long, and they all share little tidbits of, what else, Christmas past! The pieces of Christmas history that Brian covers are very well done and almost always involve interviews of some kind, not to mention that he uploads at least twice a week in the run up to Christmas.
This has easily become one of the highlights of my Christmas season.
The Christmas Stocking is another Christmas podcast that I pop into now and again. I don’t follow it religiously like I do Can’t Wait for Christmas or Christmas Past, but they do have some fun, interesting episodes.
Finally, Christmas is Coming! is a very cute podcast that I discovered just at the end of the season last year.
If we were doing a game of “Which of These Things is Not Like the Others,” this would definitely be it.
All of the other podcasts I’ve mention are chatty, talky, fun-facts kind of podcasts. This podcast is produced by Panoply, and it’s for children, and all the episodes are part of a story, with 5-10 minute segments coming out each day in December in a lead up to Christmas.
I decided to save some of the episodes for when I needed a real Christmas pick me up, so I’ve only listened to a couple, but it seems like such a sweet story about an elf who goes out of her way to help a young boy who is losing the spirit of Christmas.
What do you think of my list? Am I missing your favorite Christmas podcast? I’m always on the lookout for new Christmas podcasts, so let me know in the comments!