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More Christmas Traditions
Episode 50Bonus Episode25th December 2021 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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In this episode, we continue to find out the history behind some well known Christmas traditions. Have you ever wondered about who the hell came up with the idea of explosives at your festive meal? Yes, I'm talking about the Christmas cracker. What about the origins of the Yule Log? All this and more in a special little festive gift episode.

Merry Christmas Everyone and thanks so much for your support.


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BBC History


Observations on Popular Antiquities. Bourne, Henry. (1777)

The Times Newspaper

Daily Mirror

Tom Smith's Christmas crackers: an illustrated history. Peter Kimpton (2005) 

A Dictionary of English Folklore. Simpson, Jacqueline and Steve Roud (2003).


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Intro music by The Model Folk