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Christmas Food Around The World

Today’s episode “Christmas Food Around The World” is on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Happy Tuesday! We all survived Friday the 13th and we are diving headlong into the home stretch to Christmas! If you celebrate this amazing holiday, whether by Faith or by simple joy of the season, we’re here today to make it a little sweeter. Maybe a little fatter. A little more savory. Definitely crunchier. Yes, we’re talking Christmas FOOD! Two of our very most favorite topics in the entire world.

This is a short blog post because last night Kris was celebrating her daughter’s 15th birthday, so grab your coffee, settle in and listen to the delectable delights of holiday feasting! But before you go, here’s some answers to our pressing questions and also links to the articles we read from:

  • The first day of winter is…drumroll please…Saturday 21 December 2019 and it ENDS on Thursday 19 March 2020!
  • Kris’ list came from aleteia.org. The Best Christmas Food Traditions From Around The World article by Cerith Gardiner can be found here.
  • For the lovely Polish tradition of Wigilia (Christmas Eve supper) please go here not only for more information but maybe how to pronounce it correctly.
  • For “Apostle Fingers” recipe…it’s a thing…go here.
  • That other word…Weihnachtsplätzchen…can be better explained here.
  • Kym’s list from Shannon Kennedy’s article Christmas Food Traditions Around the World from fluentin3months.com can be found here.
  • We think this is Kym’s “Sven Horn” but don’t quote us on that.
  • GO WATCH THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW MASTERCLASS RIGHT NOW PEOPLE. Or if you don’t want to do what we yell at you about, at least check out this recipe for Paul Hollywood’s St. Lucia Buns. Ooh La La.
  • Because FRUITCAKE, if you’re interested, here’s a story about a family who looks after a 137 (now about 140) year old cake of the fruit.

Thank you for joining us. Check out The Mugly Truth Podcast’s episode “Christmas Food Around The World” on  iTunes/Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

And don’t forget to follow us here at themuglytruth.com (click that blue WordPress Follow button on the right side of your screen) so you get notifications every time we post an episode blog! You can also follow The Mugly Truth on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

© The Mugly Truth 2019 and © The Mugly Truth Podcast 2019. All rights reserved.
Intro and outro music, “Clever as a Fox”  by Espresso Music through premiumbeats.com.

Featured Photo of Christmas Dinner by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com

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Worldwide Christmas Traditions

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OOOH thar’s some great shutff in that giveaway box!! It can be yours! Enter the contest today!

Happy Tuesday! Today Kris and Kym do a full 180-turn from last week’s episode and focus FULLY on all the things you can do to celebrate Christmas all around the world. Kym tackles how to say Merry Christmas and Santa in multiple languages and proves Kris is not the only one struggling to pronounce words. But when all’s said and done, Kym knocked it out of the park in about 15 (give or take) different languages. Well done Kym!

They go on to discuss the history behind some of the most iconic Christmas songs you are probably sick of hearing by now. Do you know the oldest known Christmas song? Can you guess who wrote “O Come All Ye Faithful”? Would you believe “Deck the Halls” has Pagan origins? And that “Jingle Bells” wasn’t even intended to be a Christmas song?

They tackle fun (and weird) traditions throughout the world, and you are NOT going to believe the level of odd some of the activities reach. Kris also has an epiphany that all these shenanigans might somehow have something to do with aliens.  (Blinking. Staring.)

Kris and Kym also shout out a happy birthday to Hayley for her 14th birthday, to Nate and Kayla for their 2nd wedding anniversary, and brand new listener Katie (welcome to The Mugly Truth family!!)

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Kris’ daughters, Hayley (left) and Sami (right) on Hayley’s 14th birthday (and the day we recorded this episode).

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Kayla and Nate on their wedding day. Happy 2nd Anniversary!

And, of course, there’s The Mugly Truth Christmas 2018 Gift Giveaway UNBOXING live on Instagram, but you can see the photos of what is in the gift box so far:

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Just (((some))) of the stuff we’re sending to the lucky winner of our gift giveaway contest! There’s more to be added! UNBELIEVABLE!

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Really cool vintage winter dishtowels

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Really cool vintage-style canvas winter tote

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Close up of some of the contents of the gift giveaway. YES that’s an 80’s trivia game! BOOM.

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Close up of some of the contents of the gift giveaway. Disclaimer: If the sea salt caramels are MISSING from the box, Kris did NOT EAT THEM. She has NO IDEA WHERE THEY ARE. Do NOT ask her.

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Some more close ups. We are so excited to give this to one of our listeners!

Check out our WORLDWIDE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS episode on  iTunes/Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

And don’t forget to follow us here at themuglytruth.com (click that blue WordPress Follow button on the right side of your screen) so you get notifications every time we post an episode blog! You can also follow The Mugly Truth on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

© The Mugly Truth 2018 and © The Mugly Truth Podcast 2018. All rights reserved.
Intro and outro music, “Clever as a Fox”  by Espresso Music through premiumbeats.com
Location photo by Kimberly Sickel, @riverdeer at 500px

 

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The Mugly Mindset

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Kris and Kym talk about the latest Mindset List!

Greetings friends! Today marks a solemn and life-altering anniversary in the lives of hundreds of thousands of souls world wide. Of course, we’re talking about 9/11. We didn’t set out to do an episode about 9/11 today. The episode we are airing was recorded a couple weeks ago, with no thought of calendar, dates, or timely topics. We didn’t even know 9/11 fell on a Tuesday this year. So when it came time to schedule the episode we recorded for today, we realized it wasn’t quite appropriate when it finally dawned on us what day today is. So we swapped episodes. Ironically enough, we DO talk about 9/11 to some degree in this episode (which we absolutely swear on our Keurig’s life was unintentional!), so in the end, the Universe has a way of making things work out.

Today we talk about the Mindset List for the Class of 2022. This list comes out of Beloit College in Wisconsin. The list began as an email back in the 1990s and has now become a full-fledged “thing” with a website, books, and oh so much more. On their website, they describe the origin and function of the list this way: “The Mindset List has delighted millions for over a decade about what has “always” or “never” been true for entering college students. It was created at Beloit College in 1998 to reflect the world view of entering first year students, and started with the members of the class of 2002, born in 1980.”

For more history about The Mindset List (because we do not want to claim any credit for any of this writing whatsoever! It’s all theirs!!!), go to THIS link.

Ahem. Now for our words: Basically it began as a way for professors to share tips and tricks for wrapping their heads around the things their new students either take for granted or never will experience in their lifetimes. For us, and our listeners, and anyone interested in this amazing list, it’s a way to expand your perception, look at the generation gap issues, and connect with the youngsters (prolly gonna be known as the iGens…) in a way you might not have thought of before.

And, of course, one of the things that came up in our discussion is the fact that Kris’ kids will never know what it’s like to go to an airport without a TSA security line…or waiting at the gate with loved ones, kissing them as they board the walkway, and standing at the window waving as the plane taxis away. They’ll never know that because their world exists AFTER 9/11/2001.

So. First of all. Hug all your friends and family, tell them you love them and take a look around and truly appreciate everything you have (and don’t have). Take time to make a bit of positive change, try a little more kindness, tolerance, and grace. Try repeating a little more of that each day, after you’ve perfected your technique on this very sacred day of rememberence. Maybe if we all do that we can effect longterm, beautiful change in the lives of all those around us.

In the meantime, move over Millennials. Take a chill pill GenXers. Sit back and relax and let the Mugly Truth tell you all about the new wave of kiddos and how their world stacks up to ours. To hear about the Mindset List, check out the newest episode, The Mugly Mindset, on  iTunes and Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, (we are working on GooglePlay too for Android listeners!!) or any podcast player you prefer and then subscribe, download and listen! If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a review! The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

And don’t forget to follow us here at themuglytruth.com (click that blue WordPress Follow button on the right side of your screen) so you get notifications every time we post an episode blog! You can also follow The Mugly Truth on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

© The Mugly Truth 2018 and © The Mugly Truth Podcast 2018. All rights reserved.
Intro and outro music, “Clever as a Fox”  by Espresso Music through premiumbeats.com
Location photo by Kimberly Sickel, @riverdeer at 500px