15 Best Christmas Podcasts to Listen to This Holiday Season

Christmas time is in the air, which means it's time to cheer yourself up with some holiday socks, home decorations, and a list of New Year movies.

But for this year, we have something even more special: the 15 best Christmas podcasts you're absolutely going to love.

So let's not waste anymore of your precious, pre-Christmas time, and get straight to the list!

1) Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown is hosted by two celebrities - actor Eric Peterson and TV producer Danny Jordan who spend each episode going through Christmas-related top ten lists. Including Christmas songs, movies, foods, decorations, party games and more! A funny and nostalgic show to get you in the mood for the big day!

2) Tis the Podcast

Three funny guys, Anthony, Julia, and Thom, discuss different Christmas TV shows or movies. Besides just reviewing some Christmas shows, they also include some of the best New Year movies they mentioned in the show on their websites to watch them if you want. Perfect, isn't it?

One of the best things about the Tis the Podcast is that they already have more than 235 episodes. So, if you are an old-movies lover and want good '20s film suggestions, you are sure to find them here.

Listen on Apple Podcasts

3) Christmas Podding

Christmad Podding is a chat between long-time friends Liam Renton and Vanessa Gibson, who bonded over their obsession with the movie Love Actually. Each episode they debate different aspects of Christmas including controversial takes like banning turkey, why Christmas is for adults not kids and why not to propose at Christmas!

4) Advent Calendar House

If you have a nostalgia for TV Christmas specials then this is the podcast for you! Host Mike Westfall revisits a different Christmas classic each episode, including 8-s and 90s favorites like Alvin and The Chipmunks, Rugrats, The Smurfs, The Nanny and more!

5) Bah Humbug! A Christmas Movie Podcast

Hosted by Helen O'Hara, this show reviews a wide range of Christmas movies, including cult classics as well as familiar favorites. Helen is joined by different guests including film historians and critics to break down a variety of cinematic Christmas treats.

6) Merry Podcast

Do you love digging deeper into the origin of contemporary traditions? Are you curious to know how Christmas started or why we celebrate it the way we do?

There are so many similar questions that Merry Podcast hosts discuss. In their episodes, you can find topics like "Christmas Cowboys and Anniversaries" or "Christmas celebrations of the 20th century".

What's more, in parallel to historical insights, you can also find an analysis of modern culture. The Episode "The New Christmas Music of 2021" is worth giving a shot.

Listen on Apple Podcasts

7) Can't Wait for Christmas

Can't Wait for Christmas is hosted by Tim Babb, a comedian who never stops coming up with creative Christmas topics, no matter what day of the year it is.

Each episode comes with a new format, so you never know what to expect. Take the recent episodes as an example. On Nov 25, Tim interviewed Mariah Carey, while his main focus was on Christmas in the Old West.

Listen on Apple Podcasts

8) Holy Night

Listen on Apple Podcasts

A Holy Night podcast episodes help you learn the biblical tropes of Christmas, the marvelous and merciful sacrifice of Jesus. In her episodes, Jackie Hill Perry helps you feel this holiday in a whole new way.

The podcast's content is unique as she discusses the topics from different angles. She is a poet, bible teacher, and hip-hop artist, so you can imagine the broad scope of insights she transfers to the show.

9) Christmas 365

Want all your favorite Christmas topics in one place? The Christmas 365 podcast covers it all. Listen to episodes on Simpsons, Black Christmas, and more.

The show is hosted by Dylan Lyles and Matt Kelly, whom you might remember from the Christmas Nerds. It's like listening to a conversation between two friends. Each episode goes through movies, songs, and albums to help you feel the New Year spirit.

Listen on Apple Podcasts

10) Behind the Christmas Hits

Which songs do you associate with Christmas? "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," "Jingle Bells," or something else?

Whichever it is, have you ever thought about those songs, or have you always just listened to them as background music?

The Behind the Christmas Hits podcast lets you take a deeper look at your favorite Christmas tunes.

The host, Drew Savage, tells the stories behind the famous hits so that you can learn how and when those songs were created. He also suggests some creative gifts to buy for Christmas.

Listen on Apple Podcasts

11) Christmas Past

Christmas is all about tradition and the Christmas Past podcast delves straight into the histories behind certain Christmas traditions, including Santa Claus, Christmas Carols and Pfeffernusse.

12) A Cozy Christmas Podcast

The podcast aims to add more coziness to the magical winter holidays. The episodes vary in format; however, the host often interviews guests and shares their emotional stories of New Year.

The main format of the show is to share classic Christmas stories, where often the interviewed guests can be an ordinary person; host's friend, for instance. In parallel, you'll also find episodes where the host talks to artists, musicians, and authors to bring to life the magic of Christmas.

13) Chicks on Christmas Flicks

Every Monday, the two main hosts of the "Chicks on Christmas Flicks" choose a Christmas movie to discuss and offer you a good "to-watch" list. As the hosts say, "We can't have too many Christmas movies; we can only have not enough Christmas movies."

If you share the same philosophy and are in a constant search of what to watch this evening, don't miss a chance to join Chicks.

14) The Calm Christmas Podcast

The holidays can be a stressful time for many, which is why wellbeing author Beth Kempton has created this show packed full of soothing wintery words as well as tips on how to remain calm and cozy during the Christmas period.

15) The Home Alone Show

If you're ranking your favourite Christmas movies, surely Home Alone has to be near the top? For hosts Jacob and Taylor it sits at number one and in this podcast they run down their top 25 characters from the movie as a countdown to the big day.

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