The Allusionist: 26. Xmas Man
December 10, 2015 9:26 AM - Subscribe

Historian Greg Jenner traces the origins of that mythical beardy man who turns up in December with gifts. Helen Zaltzman also ensures her permanent removal from everybody’s Christmas card lists. CONTENT WARNING: Be wary of listening to this episode around young children, as there may be life spoilers.

Read more about this episode at where you'll find a Sackful O'links including: bonkers Victorian Christmas cards! Floriography links! and a labyrinthine history of labyrinths!

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posted by jazon (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I liked how this episode laid out the evolution of Santa Clause from Father Christmas to our current Fat Man in Red. Very informative and gives new perspective on his roots and current status in the culture.
posted by jazon at 9:28 AM on December 10, 2015

This ep has inspired me to make an "ODIN is the reason for the season" card. Although giant wasps and suppository clowns are pretty metal too.
posted by rodlymight at 5:33 PM on December 10, 2015

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