Tis the Podcast

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169: A Tis The Podcast Family Christmas In July!

Happy Christmas in July, y'all! We are officially 5-months away from Christmas day! This year is flying by, even in quarantine! 


As a special treat to celebrate this festive summer holiday, join Julia, Thom, and Anthony as they break format to discuss foreign Christmas traditions instead of Christmas films! But it's not just the hosts sharing information about how the holidays are celebrated abroad - we also have a record nineteen listener submissions as well, in which some familiar voices, some new voices, and the voices of some fellow Christmas podcasters share details, not only about Christmas celebrations that happen overseas, but also in their local cities and in their families as well. 


While this is our longest episode to date at exactly 2-Hours, 17-Minutes, and 55-Seconds, it flies by and is filled with so many stories of amazing traditions and contains such festive music, that it's one of our personal favorites that we've ever done! And we have to give a special shoutout to all of our amazing listeners who took the time to participate in this episode:


  • Ron Hogan a.k.a. President Hotdog
  • Alex
  • Lauren Simone
  • Matt Eurich a.k.a. Gary Blauman 
  • Manny Torres
  • April Ryley
  • Nicole Little 
  • Glen Warren of Seasons Eatings Podcast
  • Claude Bélanger
  • Charlyn Lewis
  • Rachel Poole
  • Ross Taylor
  • Michele Kidwell
  • Rebecca Boll
  • Steven Beech a.k.a. Disco54
  • Adam Parker of Merry Britmas Podcast
  • Duane Bailey of Tinsel Tunes Podcast 
  • Todd Killian of Christmas Clatter Podcast
  • Gerry Davila of Totally Rad Christmas Podcast

Y'all are seriously the best. We've said it before, and we'll continue to say it - we have the best listeners in the world! 


So, blast that air-conditioning to simulate a cold winter's night, brew your favorite holiday beverage, kick back, and enjoy this very special, extremely fun, and extraordinarily festive episode brimming with holiday cheer that takes you on a cross country road trip across America and an educational tour around the globe! And make sure to listen through the end music to hear (2) Bloopers from the recording of this episode! 


In addition, if you want more Christmas in July content, Patrons of our show can check out our newest Patreon episode which dropped yesterday, on July 24th, in which Anthony welcomes back April Ryley to discuss Christmas in New York! And for those of you who aren’t patrons yet, but want to look into getting this bonus episode, other bonus episodes, Christmas cards, stickers, and other goodies, head on over to https://www.Patreon.com/TisThePodcast and consider subscribing!  As always, thanks for all of your support, everybody - we love you all! And remember - "Soon It Will Be Christmas Day"!