Podcast 43 - Back Stories of Christmas Songs, FULL version
Gena and Jean discuss the back stories of some of the Christmas songs that developed because of wars. Some discussion of personal Christmas song experiences is followed by histories of songs from the Civil War in the first half and goes on to cover later wars and related holiday songs in the second part.
To learn about the references used for the history presented here, go to the blogpost for this date, 21 December 2017, at their blog for this date.
The above image is from the Library of Congress: "For he's a jolly good fellow, so say we all of us," copyright 1889 by Thomas Nast.
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