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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Christmas Candles – meanings from culture to culture

Bought by KISU, KRPS, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:05
  • Purchases: 3
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The practice of exchanging Christmas cards began in 1840s England

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:04
  • Purchases: 5
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Origins of the American Christmas Card—from lithographer Louis Prang in 1875

Bought by KISU, KRPS, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:03
  • Purchases: 3
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The Yule Log – its roots in Christianity, this log made of oak was used for protection against catastrophe

Bought by KISU, KRPS, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:08
  • Purchases: 3
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Christmas Dinner: a brief history of the mince pie

Bought by KISU, KPIK-LP, KRPS, and KREV-LP


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

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:01
  • Purchases: 4
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History and Legend of “Little Jack Horner”

Bought by KISU, KRPS, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:01
  • Purchases: 3
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History of the Christmas Tree tradition—from Germany to York, PA

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:10
  • Purchases: 2
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History of the poem "The Night Before Christmas"

Bought by KISU, KPIK-LP, WKSU, KRPS, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:06
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Happy Christmas Bokeh!, Credit: Simon Keeping
Here are 71 interstitials on the Christmas Season, its traditions, legends, and lore. (This is one file of the 71 interstitials. If you would like...

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:26:27
  • Purchases: 2