This week we take a break from our more serious topics to celebrate the holidays and explore the nature and origins of Santa Claus. From a 3rd century monk named Saint Nicholas to the familiar depiction given to us by Thomas Nast to the classic portrayal in Clement C. Moore’s poem all the way up to the familiar department store Santa’s kids line up to talk to every year we look at Santa through the years. We also compare Christmas traditions from around the world and look for similarities that link them all together. Ultimately we address the burning questions of “Is Santa Claus real” and “Do you believe in Santa Claus”. We close with a very special creative presentation from all of our hosts for this joyous holiday.
Thank you to all of our viewers over these past 46 episodes. We’ll be taking a brief hiatus and will be back after the new year with more great podcasts. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to everyone!
This week we take a fun look at things to do in the fall and winter season. We’ll look at outdoor activities we can do during the cold months as well as indoor activities that we can do. We’ll also take a look at activities we can do in the fall and winter that help to teach our children important life skills. Then we’ll talk about the fall and winter family traditions that we have, what holidays we celebrate and a little about how we celebrate those holidays.
This week we look at self improvement. Learn the meaning of the concept, the philosophies surrounding it and why it is important. Then we’ll take a look at the practical aspects of it and find out some of the best ways to improve ourselves and why we need to. Along the way we’ll gain a new found appreciation for ourselves as individuals and allow the experience to shape how to interact with and treat others.
This week we tackle the difficult task of navigating the Spring holidays in an interfaith family. We look at what it means to be interfaith, what the holidays are that we honor and how we honor those. To help us with this complicated topic we have a very special guest host joining us to offer an expert opinion on the holiday traditions and significance.