In this podcast (#43), Gena and Jean discuss holiday songs and the reasons they were written. The focus is on those lyrics that were penned as a result of the various wars America engaged in.
The first half is available here: Podcast 43 - FREE version
Photo above is Jean with her father, L. Roy Wilcox, at the organ he built in the 1960s
Below is a listing of resources used in the podcast:
Christmas in Many Lands: From Poets, Artists, Writers, Photographers.
: The Alfred Minneapolis, MN
Colle Co., 1937.
Christmas in Many Lands: Yuletide Carols, Customs, Legends and Poems.
Publishing House, 1938.
Collins, A. Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas.
: Running Press, 2001. Philadelphia
Grant, G. & Wilbur, G. Christmas Spirit: The Joyous Stories, Carols, Feasts, and Traditions of the Season.
Haugan, R. E. (editor). Christmas: An American Annual of Christmas Literature and Art, Vol 17, 2nd Ed.
Haugan, R. E. (editor). Christmas: An American Annual of Christmas Literature and Art, Vol 23, 2nd Ed.
Hooper, V. B. (editor). Christmas Ideals, Vol. 3.
Ideals Pub. Milwaukee Co., 1946.
Hooper, V. B. (editor). Ideals: Christmas Issue.
Ideals Pub. Milwaukee Co., Oct. 1958.
Hooper, V. B. (editor). Louis Allis Messenger.
: The Louis Allis Co., Nov.-Dec.,
Mikkelson, B. & D. P. “Christmas Truce.” Snopes.com. Retreived from http://www.snopes.com/holidays
/christmas/truce.asp, 30 July 2007.
Roseheaver, R. (compiler). Christmas Customs and Carols.
The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Co., 1942. Lake, IN
Rosenberg, J. “Christmas Truce at the World War I Front.” About.com. Retrieved from
Yuletide in Many Lands.
: The Alfred Colle Co., 1939. Minneapolis, MN