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Bonus Episode: The Spirit of Christmas

At a Christmas Eve gathering, Blister, Muck, Spindle, Seltzer, Horchata, Rip and Gorgeous George argue about whether or not Santa Claus exists. Not even Madam Putreska can quash the quarrel. Everything changes with the arrival of an unexpected, yet gifted guest.

For the Curious

Check out these resources on the historical origins of Santa Claus-figures and midwinter celebrations:

“Five Surprising Facts about Christmas”

The Battle for Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum

Holidays Around the World by Deborah Heiligman

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What does Santa do if his sleigh breaks down? He calls for a mistletow!

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Credits

Special thanks to Barry Spear and his resounding Christmas spirit! We could not have made today’s show without you. Roland Rudzitis composed the Blister Muck theme song. Additional music from Borrtex and phonograph songs from the public domain. Mike Koenig rolled the dice [1] [2] [3]. Felix Blume rolled the can. Other bells and whooshes from the public domain collection at Freesound.org. Merriest Christmas wishes and Happiest New Year cheer to my family, friends, and fans. One for one and all for you!

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