Let’s listen to all of HP Lovecraft’s Christmas poetry and his one story set at Christmas time, “The Festival.” I got help from YOU, the good people of Weird Christmas Town!
HPL and Felis, his friend Frank Belmont’s cat.
Thanks in particular to my friend Lisa who read most of the Christmas notes and Kris Rhodes who read the scary one. Kris is also a poet in his own right (better than Lovecraft), and you can buy his book Brroop at Amazon here.
And thanks to the following followers for following and for reading on the podcast:
On the latest podcast, I speak with author Joanna Wilson, the master of all things Christmas-y and TV-y. She wrote one of my favorite books on Christmas television specials that highlights all the oddball, unusual, and uncategorizable holiday TV and movies you could ever want: The Christmas TV Companion: a Guide to Cult Classics, Strange Specials & Outrageous Oddities. Her other books include an encyclopedia of Christmas TV shows and movies, a chronicle of watching A Christmast Story for 24 hours straight, and more.
Her website (Christmas TV History.com) also has a wonderful discussion of all kinds of Christmas specials, special events (like Christmas in July), and information on all the holiday TV coming up you could want. (Her Twitter, @TistheSeasonTV, is also a great resource and full of fun.)
We talk about a number of shows, and I’ve found as many links as I can below the show.
More than likely, you landed here because you just finished up the Christmas Creep‘s Part 4 of “The House of Seven Santas.” If so, look no further than the podcast below. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then you’re late to the party! You’re missing out on an event we like to call Seven Pods for Seven Santas! Go to the Christmas Past Podcast to get started.
Here’s my part:
For Part 6, head over to the Holiday Special Podcast. But first, take a little time to wander around here. It smells weird, but we’re nice. Mostly.
And I had a bit of unintentional help from a blog that, I just realized after recording this, also mentioned me! So we love each other!
Music for Maniacs has this wonderful downloadable collection of sf Christmas music, and just click the link, listen, and support those guys (guy? girl?). The one person I’ve chatted with is Mr. Fab, and he’s fab. But, seriously, beyond the Christmas stuff, there’s great odd music on that site, so please check it out.