Posts Tagged ‘Finland’

Mondo Diablo Episode 334: A Christmas History Timeline

December 10, 2011

This week I read a list of solstice and Christmas events in history, starting with the Newgrange around 2500 BCE: this is apparently not that far from Noah’s Flood, which was in 2304 BC, according to Ken Ham. Considering Stonehenge was supposed to have started around 2800 BCE and added to for another thousand years is quite curious indeed. Seems that Noah’s immediate family must have made their way there quickly and found it intact, so they immediately adopted or redesigned Druidic customs. Meanwhile, a couple more of the Noah family hurried to assume the Xia dynasty in China. They must have gotten to work on making babies rather quickly! It’s a good thing they brought the pandas with them.

Playlist

Christmas Timeline 1
Alleee 1
Sy Mann * Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
The Lennon Sisters * Peppy the Peppermint Bear
Christmas Timeline 2
The Henry Hadaway Orchestra and Chorus
The Ray Conniff Singers * The Twelve Days of Christmas
Christmas Timeline 3
Lounge Magic * Fiesta Cha-Cha
Line Material * The Magic of Christmas
Christmas Timeline 4
Waldo de los Rios * O Tannenbaum
The Swingle Singers * We Three Kings of Orient Are
Christmas Timeline 5
Eddie Dunstetder * Happy Holiday
Albert the Alley Cat * Santa’s Helper

Christmas Timeline 6
Arcanasphere * Ring Christmas Bells
The Cricketones * Little Christmas Stocking with the Hole in the Toe
Christmas Timeline 7
Arogalla Remixes * Marry Christmas
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra * Gin for Christmas
Christmas Timeline 8
Maim Christmas
Lucas * Deck the Halls
Christmas Timeline 9
Steve Tung * Winter Ride
Riders in the Sky * Silver Bells
Christmas Timeline 10
Alleee 2

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Mondo Diablo Episode 333: The Large Population of Christmas

December 5, 2011

This week Alison lectures some more on the origins of Santa. Who knew Santa was a Yeti? Looks like “Bob” really is Santa Claus’ son.

Playlist

Christmas Characters 1
Alleee 1
Clebanoff and his Orchestra * Bobsled
Bobbi Boyle * Let Us be Gay
Christmas Characters 2
Denis Farnon and his Orchestra * Winter Wonderland
Singing Sammy Marshall * Jingle Mint Twist
Christmas Characters 3
George Garabedian * Christmas in Paris
Cyril Ritchard and Creatures of the Forest * We Wish the World a Happy Yule
Christmas Characters 4
George Melachrino and his Orchestra * Fairy on the Christmas Tree
Tolz Boys’ Choir * O du Fröhliche
Christmas Characters 5
Herman Apple * Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Voicedude * You’re a Loser, Newt Gingrich!
Christmas Characters 6
Marv Meredith and His Orchestra * Swingin’ Sleighbells
Frosty the Dobbshead
Chasse-Neige 1971
Christmas Characters 7
Metro Strings * Christmas
H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society * I’m Dreaming of a Dead City
Christmas Characters 8
Orquesta Sanfer * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
James White * Christmas with Satan
Christmas Characters 9
Vincent Lopez * Cantique de Noel
The Nightmare * Riverbottom Nightmare Band
Christmas Characters 10
Alleee 2

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Mondo Diablo Episode 332: A Reasonable Season

November 29, 2011

Thrill as Hellbound Alleee lectures on the secular and pagan origins of Christmas, because she’s going to keep doing it until everyone knows it and thinks they thought of it.

Playlist

Christmas Traditions 1
Alleee1 Buddy and Bunny Burden * Frosty the Snowman
Father Malcolm Boyd and Charlie Byrd * It’s Christmas Again, Jesus
Christmas Traditions 2
Dick Leibert * Home for the Holidays
Ruby Wright With Cliff Lash And His Orchestra With The Dick Noel Singers * Have a Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
Christmas Traditions 3
Sadie Mae (Gavioli Military Band Organ) * Silver Bells
Line Material (1961) * The Day Santa was Sick
Christmas Traditions 4
The Living Guitars * Silver Bells, The Real Meaning of Christmas
The Henry Hadaway Orchestra and Chorus * Turned on Tinsel
Christmas Traditions 5
Thurston Lava Tube * Sleigh Ride
The Robinettes w. Orchestra Acc. * Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Christmas Traditions 6
The Roy-Cliffs, feat. the Baldwin Orga-sonic Spinet Organ and the Baldwin Piano * Silver Bells
The Andrews Sisters * I’d Like to Hitch a Ride with Santa Claus
Christmas Traditions 7
Debussy * The Snow is Dancing
Arcade Fire * The Christmas Song
Christmas Traditions 8
Eddy Arnold * I’m Your Private Santa Claus
Go Home Productions * Carpenters Christmas (Karen Meets Roots Radics Uptown)
Christmas Traditions 9
Peter Wood Singers * Silver Bells
Southwest High School Choir–O.B. Dahle, Director * God’s Christmas Tree (S. Lipton)
Christmas Traditions 10
The Psychoskeletons * O Come All Ye Nutjobs
Johnny “Bowtie” Barstow * Jingle Bells
Alleee2

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Mondo Diablo Episode 331: Santa is a Wildman

November 26, 2011

Welcome to an all-new Secular Solstice Season 2011! This year has come to a great start, since I did not have to work on Black Friday! How much better could it be? The clips for this show come from an old article in LA weekly by Jeffrey Vallance. It’s lauded by cryptozoologists for some reason, but I think it’s a great article for fans of the pagan origins of Christmas. You can read the article here:
http://www.laweekly.com/2002-12-26/news/santa-is-a-wildman/

Playlist

Santa is a Wildman 1
Alleee 1
Andre Kostelanetz * Silver Bells
Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell * Silver Bells (From The Lemon Drop Kid)
Santa is a Wildman 2
Bianco * Silver Bells
Grassy Noll * Silver Bells
Santa is a Wildman 3
Big Tiny Little * Silver Bells
Alleee’s Silver Bells
Santa is a Wildman 4
Buddy and Bunny Burden * Silver Bells
Boxcar Willie * Silver Bells
Santa is a Wildman 5
Caiola and Ortolani * Silver Bells
Kirsten and Heather Maine * Silver Bells
Santa is a Wildman 6
Glen Miller Orchestra * Silver Bells
Li’l Wally * Silver Bells
Santa is a Wildman 7
Korla Pandit * Silver Bells
Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely * Silver Bells
Santa is a Wildman 8
Raymond LeFevre * Silver Bells
Pete Fountain * Silver Bells
Santa is a Wildman 9
Ruth Welcome * Silver Bells
Steve Martin and Paul Simon * Silver Bells
Santa is a Wildman 10
Alleee 2

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Mondo Diablo Episode 285: The Boar’s Head

December 3, 2010

This week, the BBC shares information about Boar’s Heads and Yule logs, which is all incredibly interesting. But I would like to share some information about the Stallo, the Metal Man, who is another in my growing list of Annual Gift-Giving Men other than Saint Nicholas.

You can read the original article here.

http://www.laweekly.com/2002-12-26/news/santa-is-a-wildman/

And yes, it was a story in the Fortean Times.

The Saami await a Yuletide visit from a giant, horned and hairy wildman named Stallo. In Lappish, stallo means “metal man.” Sometimes Stallo is dressed in stylish, all-black clothes like an MIB (man in black) or in a metallic suit (as conspiracy theorists conjecture, a robot or ancient astronaut in a space suit). Most likely the metal suit was the chain-mail armor of the berserker Vikings. The amoral Stallo delights in macabre acts of genital mutilation of his innocent victims. (Stallo pokes his staff up the skirts of young girls.) On Christmas Eve, Stallo rides around in his sleigh looking for something to drink. Traditionally, the Saami drive a stake into the ground near a fresh-water supply so Stallo can tie up his sled while having a refreshing gulp of water. If Stallo cannot find anything to drink, he will bash in a child’s skull, sucking out the brains and blood to satiate his thirst. The most dangerous night for Lapp children is Christmas Eve, when Stallo lurks about looking for naughty victims to cram into his sack.

Playlist

Worst Jobs 11
Alleee 1
Ferrante and Teicher * Good King Wenceslaus
Steeleye Span * The Boar’s Head Carol
Worst Jobs 12
Eddie Dunstedter * Silver Bells
Glossies * Glossy Christmas
Worst Jobs 13
Big Tiny Little * Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Housewives on Prozac * I Broke my Arm Christmas Shopping at the Mall
Worst Jobs 14
The Soulful Strings * Sleigh Ride
Sinai Mountain Boys * O Hanukkah
Worst Jobs 15
Caiola & Ortolani * Bossa Nova Noel
Puffy Umiyami * RGW
Worst Jobs 16
Hollyridge Strings * Jingle Bells
Harry E. Humphrey * A Visit With Saint Nicholas (1914)
Worst Jobs 17
American Symphony Orchestra * March of the Toys/Babes in Toyland (1917 Edison Cylinder)
Tim Minchin * White Wine in the Sun
Worst Jobs 18
Andre Kostelanetz * Sleigh Ride
Y Love and Jules Brooks * Dreidel
Worst Jobs 19
Edison Concert Band * Bells of Christmas
Joel Hallikainen * Talven Ihmemaa
Worst Jobs 20
Alleee 2

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