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A Cozy Christmas Podcast

A Christmas podcast that celebrates the coziest time of year.

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Christmas Afternoon by Robert Benchley
In today's episode I read a shorter short story by humorist Robert Benchley entitled "Christmas Afternoon (Done in the Manner, if not the Spirit, of Dickens)". It's a funny little vignette describing a chaotic Christmas Afternoon in the style of Charles Dickens. I hope you enjoy the story today! Cozy Christmas Bookclub: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1035399187415872  What kind of traditions do you have for Christmas Afternoons? Let me know!    Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com       #podcast #christmaspodcast #christmas
14:43 4/2/24
A Christmas Down Under
Welcome to the start of Season 5! Today I kick off the new season by reading Christmas traditions and memories from one of my listeners who lives in Australia. I really enjoyed what Shelly sent me, so I thought this would be a great thing to share with all of you. She talks about her families traditions, Christmas foods, how they maintain the spirit of Christmas even though the sun is scorching the themometer, and more.  There's also a few updates I share, including the news that our Cozy Christmas Book Club is currently voting on our first read of the year. Head over to The Cozy Christmas Book Club on facebook and vote now!  #podcast #christmaspodcast #christmas  Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ
32:24 2/28/24
Choosing Love Over Fear: Wrapping Up Christmas 2023 with guest Robert Peterpaul
Merry Christmas! This is my Christmas episode, out a few days late I know - but Christmas is a season, not just a day, right?  Today I wrap up season 4 and Christmas 2023 with the kindness guru himself - Robert Peterpaul, host of the Art of Kindness Podcast, returns to talk about Christmas, the importance of showing kindness (love over fear for the win!) - and we digress into one of the most interesting conversations I've ever had about A Christmas Carol. And if that wasn't enough for you, it's a good thing this episode is supersized! We also gush about our amazing spouses, our fur babies, and more. Then I end the episode by reading a selection from A Christmas Carol. This has been a great year for the podcast, but it's also been a long one. So I'll be taking a few extra weeks off from the podcast to rest, travel, and spend time with family. I'll see you again in late January as we'll begin Season 5!  Until then, let's remember to honor Christmas in our hearts, and try to keep it all the year.  Timestamps 00:00 Introduction and My Christmas Reflections 07:19 Interview with Robert Peterpaul 18:15 A Definition of Kindness 20:53 Discussion on A Christmas Carol, Kindness, and more 33:27 We Reflect on 2023, Fur Babies, and More 46:25 Kindness Tips 55:57 Christmas Plans: Food, Family, and ... Jolabokaflod? 01:02:32 Conversation Wrap Up 01:06:13 Finale: Excerpt from A Christmas Carol   Art of Kindness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artofkindnesspod/?hl=en  Art of Kindness Podcast: https://broadwaypodcastnetwork.com/podcasts/the-art-of-kindness-with-robert-peterpaul (I'd recommend his recent interview from Nov. 20th with James Monroe Iglehart - fantastic conversation!)    Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #podcast #christmas #christmaspodcast #aok
83:10 12/27/23
Christmas at Thompson Hall, Part 3: A Christmas Story by Anthony Trollope
It's Christmas Eve! The best day of the year. To help you celebrate, here is the final parts to our story this month, "Christmas at Thompson Hall" by Anthony Trollope. I rearranged my publication schedule a little bit and decided to combine the last two parts into one episode. I've had a lot of episodes come out this week, and didn't want to clog up your podcast feed TOO much. If you're interested in listening to the whole story, here are the links: Part 1: https://cozychristmas.libsyn.com/christmas-at-thompson-hall-a-christmas-story-by-anthony-trollope-part-1-of-4  Part 2: https://cozychristmas.libsyn.com/christmas-at-thompson-hall-a-christmas-story-by-anthony-trollope-part-2-of-4  Part 3:  I know it says there will be 4 parts, but it's just 3. Sorry for any confusion!  Alright, I will have one more Christmas episode out on December 27th. Yes it will be two days after Christmas, but that's ok. Christmas is a season, not just a day! I hope you enjoy our story today! Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #podcast #christmas #christmaspodcast #anthonytrollope #christmasstory
47:40 12/24/23
It Must Have Been the Mistletoe: Romantic Comedies for Christmas with Katie Wilbert
In today's episode I interview Katie Wilbert. She is the screenwriter of the new Christmas movie "A Vineyard Christmas". According to imdb: "Heather, host of 'Read Between the Vines', is determined to create the perfect Christmas episode by featuring a unique winery from her hometown. The only thing standing in her way? Rudy, the attractive, stubborn owner of the winery." In our interview, we talk about her journey to becoming a screenwriter, how her movie was made, and then Katie shares some of her picks of movies if you'd like to snuggle down with your significant other and watch some great Romantic Comedies Christmas movies. After that we talk about some of her favorite Christmas foods, music, memories and more! Katie Wilbert's Website: https://www.katiewilbert.com/  Her film, A Vineyard Christmas is available on multiple streaming platforms including Amazon! Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com       #christmas #podcast #christmaspodcast #christmasmovies
53:00 12/21/23
Christmas at Thompson Hall: A Christmas Story by Anthony Trollope, Part 2 of 4
Christmas is practically here! To help you get in the mood, we're going to continue out story today, Christmas at Thompson Hall, by Anthony Trollope.  Will Mrs. Brown be able to get out of the mess she finds herself in? Will Mr. Brown ever stop complaining about being sick? Will they get to Thompson Hall in time for Christmas? Take a listen today and see what happens next! Part 3 will be out on December 22nd, and Part 4 will be out December 24th! Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #podcast #Christmas #christmaspodcast #victorian
30:08 12/20/23
A Sherlock Carol 2023 - Interview with Mark Shanahan
I have so much content coming out this week, try to keep up...  Welcome back! Today I have returning guest Mark Shanahan - he's the playwright and director of "A Sherlock Carol".Today Mark returns to talk about the play, where you can see it performed, the importance of live theater - and more!  "A Sherlock Carol follows a grown-up Tiny Tim asking Sherlock Holmes to investigate the peculiar death of Ebenezer Scrooge and now the great detective must use his tools of deduction to get to the bottom of the crime."  Tickets available now at https://www.westportplayhouse.org/show/a-sherlock-carol/  The show runs December 19th-23rd.    Ways to support the podcast: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c  Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com    #podcast #christmas #asherlockcarol #christmaspodcast
43:17 12/19/23
Spread a Little Love For Christmas: with special guest Rehya Stevens
Today my guest is singer-songwriter Rehya Stevens. And in case you haven't noticed, Christmas is Near! So please Don't Be Late to listen to this episode, because Santa will be taking over the town in just a week.  In today's episode, Rehya and I have a great time getting philosophical about Christmas, talking music, and our favorite Christmas treats! So get ready to get your jingle jangle on - because Rehya and I Welcome One & All!  Find out more about her new album at www.rehyastevens.com Find my youtube book channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/artbookshelfodyssey  Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #christmas #christmaspodcast #podcast
56:06 12/18/23
Christmas at Thompson Hall: A Christmas Story by Anthony Trollope, Part 1 of 4
Can you believe Christmas will be here in only two weeks!!?? To help you celebrate the season, this month I will be reading the story "Christmas at Thompson Hall" by Anthony Trollope. It was first published in the magazine 'The Graphic' in their Christmas issue in 1876.  In the first part of the story, Mrs. Brown and a reluctant Mr. Brown are traveling to see Mrs. Brown's family at Thompson Hall for Christmas. On their journey, Mr. Brown decides to break up their trip and stay in a hotel because he's not feeling well... (definitely was the man flu!). The well-meaning (and slightly peeved) Mrs. Brown decides to try and prepare him a mustard poultice... what could possibly go wrong? Make sure to subscribe so you won't miss a single episode of this funny and heartwarming story, Christmas at Thompson Hall!  Also, be sure to follow me on my other youtube channel, as I am talking about A Christmas Carol and other related books! https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtBookshelfOdyssey  Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction 00:48 Celebrating 180 Years of A Christmas Carol 07:10 Introducing Anthony Trollope and "Christmas at Thompson Hall" 10:12 Christmas at Thompson Hall, Chapter 1: Mrs. Brown's Success 30:40 Christmas at Thompson Hall, Chapter 2a: Mrs. Brown's Failure 36:35 Story wrap up and closing thoughts   Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #christmas #christmaspodcast #podcast #victorian #anthonytrollope
40:11 12/12/23
From Nicholas to Christmas: a heartwarming story of kindness - an interview with author Kyle Poehls
My guest today is Kyle Poehls. He is a Marine Corps veteran whose life took a dramatic turn after surviving two comas during his military service. Born in 1985, he found his passion for writing in the final years of his service, and despite facing numerous seizures and another coma just before his planned exit, he persevered. In March of 2017, he began crafting "From Nicholas to Christmas", a tale about the early life of Santa Claus. Today, with a reinvigorated outlook on life, he embodies the belief that every day should be lived as if it were the last.  In today's episode Kyle walks us through his journey, and how his severe health scares inspired him to take a chance and get his book out into the world. It's a powerful story that you won't want to miss! We also talk about our favorite movies, music and more. It's a conversation that ranges from children's stories to Die Hard (Yes we think it's a Christmas movie, NO, we are not going to rehash all the arguments) to Home Alone 2 and the best character in that movie (New York City). My past couple of guests have both served in the military. After my conversation with Kyle, I reflect a few moments on the Pearl Harbor anniverary, the fear of war, and the necessity to treat each other with kindness and human dignity.  Find Kyle online: https://www.kylepoehls.com/  Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #Christmas #christmaspodcast #childrensstory #christmasstory
45:17 12/7/23
Why is Our Christmas Tree Upside Down? An interview with author Tyler G. Mitchell
Hello everyone! Happy December - we made it to the Christmas month! Today, I have a special guest on the show. His name is Tyler Mitchell, and he wrote a new children's book called "Double Trouble and the Upside Down Christmas Tree". The book is based on a true story: "This is a Christmas story about a young family with three children, two of whom are twin toddlers who are experts at getting into trouble. This is especially true when it comes to their Christmas tree, prompting their dad to get creative and hang it from the ceiling to keep their little hands off it. The oldest son, eight, recounts the chaos that occurred before the tree hung from the ceiling. But does Santa deliver presents to homes with an upside-down Christmas tree?" The book not only tells a fun story, but it also teaches kids the value of being helpful to their parents - especially around the Christmas season!  Tyler and I talk about his inspiration in writing this story as well as we chat about our favorite Christmas foods, movies, memories and traditions.  His book is currently sold out on Amazon and B&N, but if you go to https://store.bookbaby.com/book/double-trouble-and-the-upside-down-christmas-tree you can order it there, and use coupon code Save30 at checkout for 30% off! Find Tyler online: www.instagram.com/tylergmitchellbooks/  https://www.facebook.com/TylerGMitchellBooks  Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com       #podcast #Christmas #Christmaspodcast  
49:10 12/2/23
Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree: author Rich Wagner and the Timeless Message of Christmas
Can a scraggly, forgotten tree named Needles ever realize his dream of becoming a beautiful Christmas tree? Find out in Richard Wagner's new children's story - "Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree"!  Today I interview author Richard Wagner about his new children's book, the timeless message of Christmas, and how this story helps kids learn about the power of their "dreams, desires, hope, determination, and never giving up". The story is beautifully illustrated by Sydni Kruger, and the story has won the 2022 Mom's Choice Awards, 2022 Readers' Favorite Review, and the 2022 Literary Titan Book Award!    Find Richard online here: https://needlesthechristmastree.com/  or order his book here: Needles the Forgotten Christmas Tree (amazon)  Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com       #christmas #christmaspodcast #christmasbooks
38:24 11/29/23
Talkin' Turkey Trouble, Mrs. Claus Mysteries, and Reading Recomendations with author Liz Ireland
Happy Thanksgiving! In today's episode, we have a super-sized Thanksgiving episode for you today.  My guest today is cozy mystery writer Liz Ireland, author of the Mrs. Claus Mystery Series. We talk about her new Thanksgiving-set mystery, "Mrs. Claus and Trouble with Turkeys" and what's coming up for the series. We then talk about Thanksgiving traditions, foods, and share what we are thankful for. Then we talk about reading and offer our own Christmas TBR lists!  In addition to this, my dog Pumpkin and I share some vet-recommended advice about what foods your four-legged friends should avoid at this year's Thanksgiving feast!  If you'd like to order Liz's latest book, check out her blog post here: https://lizireland.wordpress.com/2023/09/26/mrs-claus-and-the-trouble-with-turkeys-debuts-today/ Timestamps 00:00 Introduction  02:29 Pumpkin's Guide to Foods to Avoid 07:40 Interview with Liz Ireland - discussion of her novels and what makes a good parade (hint: think baked goods...) 17:50 Talking Thanksgiving - traditions, our favorite foods, what we’re thankful for 36:00 Christmas Decorating 40:30 Christmas Reading TBR and Recommendations 1:00:00 The future of the Mrs. Claus series 01:07:38 Show information and some special thank you's Books Mentioned: A Vintage Christmas A Christmas Candy Killing by Christina Romeril Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas by Vicki Delany A Highland Christmas by M. C. Beaton Slashing Through the Snow by Jacqueline Frost A Lot Like Christmas by Connie Willis American Christmas Stories, edited by Connie Willis The Usual Santas (short story collection) Christmas at Thompson Hall by Anthony Trollope Irish Milkshake Murder - Cozy Mystery Anthology Halloween Cupcake Murder - Cozy Mystery Anthology   Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #christmas #christmaspodcast #cozymystery
69:11 11/23/23
Eggnog: A Christmas Tradition! with special guest Trisha Barton from A&E Dairy
I've got a fun one today - I'm talking about my favorite holiday drink, eggnog! My guest today is Trisha Barton, the A&E Dairy Marketing Manager and Egg Nog enthusiast. In my opinion, they make the absolute best eggnog, so I reached out to see if I could find out all about their product, history, and magic of NOG. We talk about A&E's history, how the nog is made (spoiler: Christmas magic!), some healthier alternatives to straight nog, and of course recipes! See the link below for more information.  And then I end the podcast by reading a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: "In Memoriam (Ring Out, Wild Bells)". You can find out more about Alfred's life here: https://poets.org/poet/alfred-lord-tennyson    Interested in trying out the Egg Nog Upside Down French Toast Recipe? https://www.aedairy.com/recipes/egg-nog-upside-down-french-toast/  Check out all of the delicious recipes at Anderson Erickson Dairy: https://www.aedairy.com/recipes/    Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction and Announcements 03:18 Interview with Trisha Barton, AE Dairy Marketing Manager 19:57 Christmas Poem: Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred, Lord Tennyson  25:59 Closing Thoughts   Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #christmas #christmaspodcast #eggnog #recipes
27:20 11/21/23
A British Christmas Murder: with special guest author Clara McKenna
My guest today is mystery author Clara McKenna. She's just published "Murder on Mistletoe Lane", book 5 in the Stella and Lyndy Mystery Series. We talk about her latest Christmas mystery, and how a life-long love of England led her to write her mystery series; our mutual (possibly obsessive) love of eggnog; some of our favorite Christmas foods, cherished Christmas memories, and more! Check out Clara's website, sign up for her newsletter, order books, and more: www.claramckenna.com  Find her book and help support local bookstores and this podcast: Murder on Mistletoe Lane: https://bookshop.org/a/56283/9781496738202 (affiliate link)    Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com      #podcast #Christmas #christmaspodcast
48:16 11/16/23
Told After Supper: Ghost Stories For Christmas Eve by Jerome K. Jerome
In today's episode, I read Jerome K. Jerome's hilarious collection of ghost stories called "Told After Supper". Find out what happens when the narrator and his family and friends stay up late on Christmas Eve enjoying the "spirits" of the holiday...  00:00 Introduction to the Story 04:00 Told After Supper 04:01 Introductory 15:26 How The Stories Came To Be Told 23:56 Teddy Biffle’s Story - Johnson & Emily, or, The Faithful Ghost 30:59 Interlude - The Doctor’s Story 32:12 Mr. Coombe’s Story - The Haunted Mill, or, The Ruined Home 39:07 Interlude 41:42 My Uncles Story - The Ghost of the Blue Chamber  47:26 A Personal Explanation 51:03 My Own Story    Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #christmas #christmaspodcast #podcast #literature #victorianchristmas
71:15 11/8/23
A Christmas Carol - On The Stage
Hello! Happy Christmas Podcast Day everyone! As all of us at the Christmas Podcast Network are talking about some of our favorite versions of A Christmas Carol, today I am going to look at a stage version - specifically I want to talk about how Charles Dickens performed a one man version of the novel, and how that carries on today through his Great Great Grandson, Gerald Dickens. I replay some clips from my interview with Gerald back in December 2020 where he talked about how he began to perform the Carol 30 years ago. I recommend you go and take a listen to the full episode!  A Christmas Carol with Gerald Dickens: https://cozychristmas.libsyn.com/a-christmas-carol-with-gerald-dickens  Gerald Dickens Website: https://www.geralddickens.com/tour-dates.html  Gerald Dickens Blog - it's a really fascinating read about his travels and performances. https://geralddickens.wordpress.com/  Get the DVD: https://www.byerschoice.com/a-christmas-carol-dvd.html    Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #christmas #christmaspodcast #charlesdickens
52:15 11/1/23
Christmas is Ever-Changing: an interview with Ken Smith from the North Pole News Dispatch
In today's episode, my guest is Ken Smith from the North Pole News Dispatch! He's made his way down from Santa's village to talk to us about his Christmas memories and stories, his podcast, Christmas PJs (No pictures available, sorry! LOL!), and of course - the weather!  While Ken was reflecting on how Christmas has changed for him over the years, I realized that was a good title for the episode. We both talked about things that have changed, and things that remain the same. But even though how we celebrate might change over the years, one thing remains the same: Christmas is best celebrated with your friends and family!  Find Ken online at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenorthpolenewsdispatch/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenorthpolenewsdispatch/  Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1947413    Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375 Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com    #christmas #christmaspodcast #northpole
52:51 10/25/23
Christmas Storms and Sunshine: A Victorian Holiday Story by Elizabeth Gaskell
In this heartwarming episode of "The Cozy Christmas Podcast," we invite you to gather 'round and experience the magic of a classic Victorian Christmas tale. Join us as we delve into Elizabeth Gaskell's enchanting story, "Christmas Storms and Sunshine," where we explore the true spirit of the season. Set in a quaint English village, we follow the journey of a young family who, for too long, harbored grudges against their neighbors. Will a near-disaster during the holiday season prompt a transformation in their hearts? Mrs. Gaskell's classic tale offers us a lesson of reconciliation, community, and the power of Christmas goodwill. It's a story that reminds us all that even in the coldest of winters, the warmth of our hearts can melt away any frosty disputes and lead us to a more harmonious, joy-filled holiday season.   Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com  
43:31 10/12/23
"We Don't Sing to Impress, We Sing to Inspire" A Christmas Conversation with Grace!
Hello everyone, Happy October! In today's episode I sit down with my daughter Grace and we catch up on life. Find out what she's been up to this past year and how school is going for her now that she is in 9th grade. But of course, we do talk about Christmas - I find out she has some hot takes on gingerbread and which Grinch movie she prefers; we talk about who is the hardest and easiest person in our family to Christmas shop for; and then she shares some thoughts on how to show kindness during the Christmas season.  Then I read a beautiful Christmas letter sent in by a listener. She wrote it to her children and it's entitled "Christmas Keeper" - and I hope that you or someone in your family is the official Keeper of Christmas!  In my family, it's probably me...    Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #christmas #christmaspodcast #podcast
41:38 10/2/23
Mrs. Claus: A Christmas Legend
On today's episode I talk about Mrs. Claus, share some of my favorite portrayals, and I read the first Christmas story that she's mentioned in: "A Christmas Legend" by James Rees.  Also, you can totally hear my pet parakeet Pickwick in the background of my recording. It's not too distracting I hope! He was in the holiday spirit and wanted to join me on the podcast.  Happy Septmeber everyone! Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction and some news, upcoming things, bookclub, etc 03:40 Book Recommendation 06:00 Who is Mrs. Claus? 11:53 Story: A Christmas Legend, by James Rees 30:22 Thoughts on the story    Books and Websites mentioned: www.thevillagecollector.com The Christmas Tree Farm Mystery Series by Jacqueline Frost The Cozy Christmas Book Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1035399187415872    Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #christmas #christmaspodcast #podcast
35:25 9/5/23
Mr Kris Kringle: A Christmas Tale by Silas Weir Mitchell
Hello and Happy Christmas in July! In today's episode I read you a charming Christmas story called "Mr. Kris Kringle". In this classic story, it's Christmas Eve, and two children and their single mother are facing having to leave their home soon and move to the city. They are also poor so Kris Kringle - aka Santa Claus - won't be able to visit them this year. After the kids go to bed for the night, they hear a noise outside. What - or who? - could it be? Kris Kringle? A Robber? What happens next is a beautiful story of miracles and redemption.  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #Christmas #Christmaspod #Christmasstory
39:56 7/24/23
Christmas Foods, Memories... and Murder? with cozy mystery writers Lee Hollis, Lynn Cahoon, & Maddie Day!
Happy Christmas in July! Today, it's the Cozy Christmas Mystery Extravaganza - My guests today are three best-selling and talented cozy mystery authors, Lee Hollis, Lynn Cahoon, and Maddie Day. They are here to talk about their new collection coming out this fall entitled "Christmas Mittens Murder". We talk about how they all became writers, their new book and the series they write. We also talk a lot about Christmas too - favorite movies, memories, and food! So much good food is mentioned... I know it will make you hungry! I also give some Christmas book recommendations based on what I have been reading this past month.  Lee Hollis https://www.leehollismysteries.com/  Lynn Cahoon https://www.lynncahoon.com/  Maddie Day https://edithmaxwell.com/maddie-day/    Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #Christmas #podcast #cozymystery
67:19 7/17/23
The Final Chime: part 4 of The Chimes by Charles Dickens
Happy Christmas in July Eve every one! In today's episode I share some fun news about a Christmas Carol play at the Old Vic, get distracted by Doctor Who, and then read you the final chapter of The Chimes by Charles Dickens.  Articles quoted: https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/christopher-eccleston-a-christmas-carol-newsupdate/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chimes  Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375 Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #podcast #Christmas #christmasinjuly
58:50 6/30/23
Christmas Can Be Murder: The Cozy Christmas Book Club Group Discussion
In today's episode, I'm joined by listener Anni Huch, and Glen Warren from The Seasons Eatings Podcast, to talk about one of our books for the Cozy Christmas Book Club: Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings by friend of the show Liz Ireland. Of course we'd encourage you to read the book and take a listen to our thoughts about it, but we mostly avoid spoilers if you haven't read the book yet. (Spoiler discussions are from 48-57 minutes.) Take a listen and join us for the coziest, Christmasiest bookclub around!  Timestamps 00:00 Introduction and Cozy News - Sharing Christmas Kindness all year! 06:30 Bookclub Discussion: Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings (non-spoilers, but we do discuss points in the plot)  48:30 SPOILERS!!!!! 57:00 Rating the Book 59:00 Christmas Traditions and Chat 1:04:50 Final Thoughts   Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #bookclub #Christmas #podcast
67:01 6/13/23
The Chimes, Chapter 3, by Charles Dickens
In today's episode, I read chapter 3 of The Chimes!  Ways to support the show: Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #christmas #christmaspodcast #charlesdickens 
54:54 5/23/23
Dogs, Cats, and Cozy Mysteries: with special guest, author M. R. Dimond.
In today's episode, Christmas is going to the dogs... and a few cats!  My guest is cozy mystery author and professional cat rescuer M. R. Dimond. She writes the Black Orchids Enterprises mystery series, and the first two books take place at Christmas time. We chat about her writing process, her time as a cat rescuer, and the joy of writing Christmas books. Then in the second half of the episode, we also talk about her favorite Christmas things! You won't believe what Christmas movie she talks about here.  I also share some dog-related cozy news and recommend some great books that feature Christmas and Dogs. M. R. Dimond can be found online here: https://dimond.me/    Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com   Email bookshelfodysseypodcast@gmail.com artthebookworm@gmail.com  #booktube #authorinterview #christmaspodcast 
60:01 5/4/23
Alastair Sim's A Christmas Carol, with special guest Scott Leopold
Hello everyone, in today's episode we take a break from The Chimes, and I invited Scott Leopold from the Holly Jolly X'masu podcast to help me talk about one of the greatest adaptations of A Christmas Carol - the 1951 version starring Alastair Sim!  Find out about our favorite characters, quotes, and the powerful message that the film has that compliments the original book so perfectly. Check out Scott's podcast: https://hollyjollyxmasu.libsyn.com/  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #christmas #podcast #christmascarol
51:21 4/6/23
A New Heart for a New Year, Always! The Chimes, Chapter 2
In today's episode I share just a little bit of book club news, then we get into chapter 2 of The Chimes by Charles Dickens.  Things get a little spooky in this chapter, as Trotty helps a stranger and his young neice. Then while reading the news one evening he comes across a tragic story... and begins to hear the ghostly call of The Chimes. Find out what happens in today's chapter! Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com    #charlesdickens #christmas #thechimes
49:33 3/23/23
More Book Club News, and The Chimes, part 2 of 8
Hello! Today's episode is pretty straightforward - we finally have the Cozy Christmas Book Club up and running, so I share all the book club news. If you're interested in joining please head over the Cozy Christmas Book Club Page on facebook! Then I finish reading chapter 1 of the Christmas novella The Chimes by Charles Dickens. In the story today, Trotty hears his daughters news, and deals with 3 very unpleasant people who could really use a visit from a Ghost of Christmas... but since this is actually a New Years story, we'll have to wait and see.  The Cozy Christmas Book Club facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1035399187415872  00:00 All about the Book Club 08:10 Introduction to The Chimes part 2 09:45 The Chimes, Chapter 1, part 2 34:05 Final Thoughts    Ways to support the show: Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-cozy-christmas-podcast/id1523423375  Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c    Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ email: cozychristmaspodcast@gmail.com     #Christmas #podcast #bookclub
39:16 2/21/23

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