CoolCLE PODCAST #11: Origins of our Christmas Traditions

This week, we’re getting into the Christmas spirit with Samantha Kay, Director of Spring Hill Historic Home in Massillon Ohio. She is going to be leading a talk about the Victorian origins of Christmas traditions at Wadsworth Public Library on December 12th.

In the Kendal/Massillon community, Spring Hill has stood as a family home for over 150 years. Throughout those years, this historic home has seen a civil war, two world wars, multiple economic depressions, and thousands of days of despair and triumph. It regularly puts on events and tours for the public including Holidays at Spring Hill, celebrating the end of World War 1 and Lunch with Santa on December 8th.

And we have music from the Cleveland seasonal super group, The Ohio City Singers (pictured above). This collaboration of Northeast Ohio musicians with members including Chris Allen, Brent Kirby from The Jack Fords and Austin Walkin’ Cane will be at the Music Box Supper Club for a family-friendly afternoon show on December 8th and a big Christmas bash at the House of Blues on December 21st. They will also be releasing two new songs – What’s the Name of Santa’s Sleigh and Hey Hey Hey (It’s a Holiday). This will be added to their extensive back catalog of holiday releases and will be available on CD Baby, iTunes and all digital outlets.

Michelle Romary (pictured above) is also on the show with her arrangement of Song of the Stable & Night of Silence. You can see her perform at the Hard Rock Rocksino on December 29th.

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