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Holiday-Themed Podcasts for Road Trips – Part 2

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As promised, here are several more suggested podcasts to listen to while embarking on your travels this holiday season. From stories to movie reviews to random Christmas topics that border on the creative and eccentric, make your road trips memorable by listening to any of these entertaining programs.



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Christmas Stories from French and Spanish Writers

For any lit enthusiast and/or world-traveler, this podcast offers English translations of an anthology of 15 holiday short stories originally written in French and Spanish. The calming, articulate voice of David Wales narrates these tales that include “A Bird in the Snow” by Armando Palacio Valdés, “Solange, the Wolf Girl” by Marcel Prévost, and “The Princess and the Ragamuffin” by Benito Pérez Galdós. Check out more episodes here.

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Christmas Creeps

Any movie buff will appreciate this film-focused podcast, analyzing the holiday messages and cinematographic elements of Home Alone 3, Love Actually, Mario & Sonic Save Christmas, Office Christmas Party, A Garfield Christmas, The Santa Clause, and more.


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Christmas Past

Ever wonder why we have certain holiday traditions like holly, Christmas lights, and department store Santas? Finally get some answers to these questions and more. Hosted by Brian Earl, this podcast should engage anyone even remotely interested in history, while shedding some light on yuletide customs. Browse episodes here.

Can’t Wait for Christmas

Anyone who appreciates eclectic conversations will enjoy the mashup of topics that comedian Tim Babb explores on this podcast. Ponder how Santa might be a Time Lord, then get the lowdown on the Christmas Truce of World War I. Debate whether or note Die Hard is really a Christmas movie, then shift gears to learn about Christmas controversies. Check out this program here.


Pack the gifts and get ready for some fun when you embark on any of these podcast adventures this season. Safe travels!

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