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Fenrix
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« on: December 20, 2013, 11:35:00 AM »

Since it's that time of year, I thought I would post a list of the holiday stories prior to this season. It's a good time of year to listen to them, and several of these chestnuts are worth dragging out annually for a relisten.

Two years back there was the 12 Days of Christmas 2011 Donor Bundle. This included many exclusive stories, plus some re-airing and re-recordings of these:
EP033 - Santa in My Pocket
EP085 - Merry Christmas from the Heartbreakers
EP137 - Citytalkers
EP184 - As Dry Leaves That Before the Wild Hurricane Fly
EP231 - As Solitary as an Oyster

Also from EscapePod, an alchemist take on A Christmas Carol in Marley and Cratchit
And 2013: EP427: Samantha’s Diary

Podcastle's been running a Pratt/Shaw story every December including these:
PC136 - The Christmas Mummy
PC188 - The Ghost of Christmas Possible
PC239 - Catching the Spirit
PodCastle 291: Seasonal Disorder

PseudoPod is not one to be left out:
PP017 - Upon the Midnight Clear
PP218 - Flash on the Borderlands V "Hoofprints in the Snow"
"bonus Christmas Flash" - Coming Home
PP259 - To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear
PP260 - Saint Nicholas' Helper
Bonus Christmas Flash 2013 – Helpers

As a side note, some of the old donor bundles like the 12 Days of Christmas and the Alphabet Quartet would make great candidates for testing out the Band Camp microtransaction idea.

I'll be editing to add links and stuff and maybe improve the formatting.

ETA: 2013 stories
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 11:38:27 AM »

There are some compelling titles, but don't be fooled into thinking that these are holiday stories:

EP014 - Tis the Season
Outside the title and the time that the story is set, it's not very Christmasy. It's religious satire with a Christmas window display.

EP220 - Come All Ye Faithful
Interesting story about Catholicism and Apparitions. Doesn't have anything to do with the Baby Jesus or the song about him that the title invokes.

EP272 - Christmas Wedding
Some window-dressing poinsettias and mistletoe, and including the word "Christmas" in the title, and releasing it near December 25 doesn't make this a Christmas story.

EP320 - Thanksgiving Day
If the author was trying to evoke the story of the first Thanksgiving, that point completely missed me.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 10:45:18 AM »

I need to update this to add the 2014 stories. While I'm bumping this, what are everyone's favorite podcasted holiday stories, here on EA or elsewhere?
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 04:53:21 PM »

Fenrix, you forgot one of my favorites: In the Late December, by Greg van Eekhout (from Escape Pod.) Rocket Launcher Rudolph! http://escapepod.org/2007/12/25/ep138-in-the-late-december/
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 09:47:44 AM »


Fenrix, you forgot one of my favorites: In the Late December, by Greg van Eekhout (from Escape Pod.) Rocket Launcher Rudolph! http://escapepod.org/2007/12/25/ep138-in-the-late-december/


Thanks for the tip! I'm not sure I've heard that one. I'm pretty far behind on EscapePod, although I am rapidly approaching caught up on the entire PodCastle catalog.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 11:44:25 AM »

Definitely don't miss all the Pratt/Shaw holiday stories the Drabblecast has run, too. Smiley I'm too lazy to link these, so you can just look them up on the master list using CTRL+F here.

- "On Dasher"
- "Rangifer Volans"
- "A Fairy Tale of Oakland"
- "Postapocalypsemas"
- "Happy Old Year" (New Year's themed!)
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2015, 01:21:11 PM »

FWIW, I'm pretty sure Pratt and Shaw didn't write "On Dasher." I think that was Jonathan Gillespie Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2015, 01:25:20 PM »

FWIW, I'm pretty sure Pratt and Shaw didn't write "On Dasher." I think that was Jonathan Gillespie Smiley

Aw, dangit! My bad, that is correct. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 06:12:13 PM »

I really enjoyed Josh Roseman's Secret Santa stories that ran on the Dunesteef. Smiley

http://dunesteef.com/2012/12/23/episode-138-secret-santa-by-josh-roseman/
http://dunesteef.com/2013/12/25/episode-149-secret-santa-2-krampusnacht-by-josh-roseman/
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 10:17:10 AM »

The holiday themed shows from the Byron Chronicles are all pretty good (as is the rest of the Byron Chronicles).  
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2016, 06:25:39 PM »

I need to update this with 2014 and 2015. Also EP138: In the Late December by Greg van Eekout
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