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Winter, Wonders, and Whimsy
Episode 722nd December 2023 • Books, Ballads, and B-Roll • HVSPN
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Books, Ballads, and B-Roll

Winter, Wonders, and Whimsy

Episode #7

You are listening to Books, Ballads, and B-roll the podcast with your hosts Bee and Alastair.

In this episode of Books, Ballads, and B-Roll the Podcast, we share our favorite winter-holiday-themed media!

Segment 1: Alastair’s Top 5 Winter/Holiday Books/Movies

  1. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy - Karen Foxlee
  2. Spinning Silver - Naomi Novik
  3. Girls Made of Snow and Glass - Melissa Bashardoust
  4. The Nightmare Before Christmas - directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton
  5. It’s a Wonderful Life - Produced by Frank Capra
  6. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the Muppets version

Segment 2: Bee’s Top 5 Winter/Holiday Books/Movies

  1. Jingle All the Way - animated film (2011) directed by Chel White and written by Allan Neuwirth
  2. Breadcrumbs - written by Anne Ursu
  3. The Littlest Christmas Tree - by R.A. Herman and illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
  4. Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer - 1964 film directed by Larry Roemer and Kizo Nagashima
  5. The Little Drummer Boy - 1968 version directed by Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass
  6.  Also the Little Drummer Mouse - by Mercer Mayer

Segment 3: Winter/Holiday Playlist!

The Spotify playlist can be found here! It includes:

  1. Let it Go - Frozen
  2. Into the Unknown - Frozen
  3. Hark! The Harold Angels Sing - Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
  4. tis’ the damn season - Taylor Swift
  5. Christmas Tree Farm (Old Timey Version) - Taylor Swift
  6. The Christians and the Pagans - Dar Williams
  7. All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
  8. Christmases When You Were Mine - Taylor Swift
  9. White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes
  10. Winter Song - Sara Bareilles
  11. ALL the Nightmare before Christmas soundtrack
  12. Basque Carol - Heavenly Angelic Light Orchestra
  13. Basque Carol - Transcendental Light Orchestra
  14. Ivy - Taylor Swift
  15. Do You Hear What I Hear - Perry Como
  16. The Little Drummer Boy - 1965 version; Harry Simeone Chorale
  17. Carol of the Bells
  18. Nutcracker soundtrack
  19. Swan Lake soundtrack

Music Credits:

  • Flowers and Weeds (Acoustic Guitar & Penny Whistle) by Axletree
  • Marty Gots a Plan by Kevin MacLeod

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