Legends and Lore of Christmas - Interstitials

Series produced by Loyola Productions, Inc.

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Image by: James Jordan, pizzodisevo 

71 One-Minute Christmas Season Interstitials - traditions, legends, lore.

From the Mike Whorf "Kaleidoscope" catalog, these radio interstitials cover trivia and history of the Christmas season.

[NOTE] Files are available individually or as the entire group of 71 (entire group version currently offered as single 1:26:27 track only).

*Fun Facts: Each program was first recorded on 1/4" 2-track stereo reel-to-reel tape with included music from vinyl records. Accordingly, tape hiss, record pops, and other common artifacts from these media should be expected.


71 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The beginnings of Kris Kringle and Santa Claus.

Bought by KISU, KRPS, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:03
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:12
  • Purchases: 2
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History and Lore of the Star of Bethlehem.

Bought by KISU, KRPS, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:13
  • Purchases: 3
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History of “Here We Come A-Wassailing," the holiday practice of imbibing alcohol; recipe for Wassail

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:10
  • Purchases: 2
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History of the planting of holly—for protection and good luck

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:09
  • Purchases: 2
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Presenting “The Man with a Hundred Names,” written by Mike Whorf.

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 02:23
  • Purchases: 2
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Poinsettia history and legend—this flowering plant was originally from Mexico

Bought by KISU, KRPS, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:04
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:05
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:08
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:09
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:06
  • Purchases: 2
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American History: George Washington defeated the Hessians at Trenton on Christmas Day

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:07
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Story of the first Crèche and St. Francis of Assisi.

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:08
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:04
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:14
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:06
  • Purchases: 2
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Good Eating – origins in the Winter Solstice celebrations, includes an early Turkey recipe

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:04
  • Purchases: 2
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The Pilgrims' distaste for Christmas; Massachusetts even fined celebrating

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:05
  • Purchases: 2
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The image of Santa Claus, the work of Thomas Nast

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:02
  • Purchases: 2