In this episode, we explore Southern Christmas superstitions, including beliefs about roof repairs, washing and ironing clothes as gifts, eating an apple at midnight for good health, and many others. Jeff concludes with a humorous note about not listening to animals to avoid the supposed consequence of death. Overall, it adds a lighthearted touch to Southern Christmas traditions and superstitions.
In this episode, we look at an unlikely Santa story that took place in 1862 during the Civil War in Winchester, Virginia. Five young Confederate girls that approached a Union officer for help in buying Christmas gifts for their teacher. You are encouraged to be generous and celebrate surprises during Christmas, emphasizing the joy that comes from giving and sharing with others.
In this episode of “Gee Creek Christmas,” we discuss favorite Christmas movies and suggest some overlooked holiday gems. A couple mentioned include: the 1934 film “Babes in Toyland” starring Laurel and Hardy and the 1940 movie “Remember the Night” with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray. We conclude by encouraging you to explore new Christmas movies for a fresh and enjoyable holiday experience.
In this episode, we revisit a Christmas celebration in the White House in 1902 when President Theodore Roosevelt banned Christmas trees due to conservation concerns. However, his sons, Archie and Quentin, secretly brought a tree into the White House, prompting a surprising turn of events. Jeff encourages viewers to stay open-minded and discover new aspects of Christmas, emphasizing the element of surprise during the holiday season.
In this episode, we share a historical anecdote from 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln’s son, Tad, befriended a turkey named Jack. Jeff draws a parallel to the Christmas message of pardon and forgiveness through Jesus, encouraging viewers to celebrate their own pardon and the gift of eternal life.
In this episode, we reflect on the extreme measures people have taken in pursuit of popular Christmas gifts, citing incidents related to the PlayStation 3 and Cabbage Patch Kids. Jeff highlights the risks and chaos caused by the quest for the perfect gift, emphasizing the importance of the true Christmas spirit rooted in love. He encourages viewers to focus on sharing the love of Jesus as the ultimate and meaningful gift, reminding them that love, though priceless, always comes with a cost.