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08 | Christmas Traditions

08 | Christmas Traditions

Listen to Episode 8: Christmas Traditions

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Episode Summary

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! 

Episode Breakdown

  • 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!  

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They walked, smiling, holding Christmas in their hands.

 - Maud Hart Lovelace


Your Thoughts

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!

Next Time...

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...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

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