08 | Christmas Traditions
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In our final episode of 2016, Sophie and I have put together a special Christmas bumper edition of Tea & Tattle. We share some of our favourite traditions that we each celebrate every Christmas, and read aloud extracts from some much loved festive reads. This episode is a little longer than usual, but we picture you listening to it with a mince pie and hot chocolate (or mulled wine!) to hand, enjoying some well-deserved relaxation (it should also provide you with some good company if you're still in the throes of Christmas wrapping and baking!). We're taking a little break from T&T over the winter holiday, but will be back with a fantastic interview episode on 3rd January (see more details at the bottom of this post), so be sure to tune in again then!
- 01:19 - What's been making Sophie and Miranda Jump for Joy.
- 04:28 - Do-Over time.
- 05:57 - Miranda introduces the main topic of discussion.
- 07:00 - Miranda describes her tradition of buying a special ornament every year and reads loud from Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown by Maud Hart Lovelace.
- 12:21 - Sophie shares how important it is in her family that their pets get a special Christmas too and reads aloud from Gentian Hill by Elizabeth Goudge.
- 16:49 - Miranda always wears a pretty dress on Christmas Day, which is why she finds a particular passage from Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery so appealing.
- 21:22 - Sophie recognises a Christmas custom for handing out presents in Veronica at the Wells by Lorna Hill.
- 28:35 - Miranda still gets excited over Christmas stockings, and reads aloud an extract from Nancy Mitford's Christmas Pudding.
- 32:45 - Sophie recalls her childhood wonder over the magic of Christmas and reads The Christmas Tree Fairy by Enid Blyton.
- 40:42 - Culture Corner!
- Hedone restaurant.
- Pidgin, where Sophie and I had our Tea & Tattle celebratory lunch.
- The Lively Show by Jess Lively.
- Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown by Maud Hart Lovelace (more on the Betsy-Tacy books here).
- Gentian Hill by Elizabeth Goodge.
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
- Veronica at the Wells by Lorna Hill.
- Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford (interesting article about the book here).
- The Christmas Tree Fairy by Enid Blyton.
- The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
- Temple Church Winter Festival Concert on BBC Radio 3.
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They walked, smiling, holding Christmas in their hands.
- Maud Hart Lovelace
Thank you so much for listening and being a part of Tea & Tattle podcast. As always, we love to hear your thoughts, so please let us know:
What are your Christmas traditions? Do you have any favourite Christmas stories, poems, or passages from books? We'd love to hear them so please do share!
Tea & Tattle will be back on 3rd January 2017, and I'm interviewing Victoria Marr and Flik Swan, the founders of Sleek Technique, a ballet-based online workout programme that I love. Until then...