As you sit around the Christmas tree, did you ever wonder why we bring a tree into the house at Christmas? And what's the deal with Santa? Folklorist Cory Hutcheson has the answers!
As you sit around the Christmas tree, sipping egg nog and munching on candied yams, did you ever wonder why we bring a tree into the house at Christmas?
Why do we eat particular foods at Christmas?
And what's the deal with Santa?
Don and John get the happy holiday answers from folklorist Dr. Cory Hutcheson.
Cory Thomas Hutcheson is a folklorist and University Lecturer at Middle Tennessee State University, and the cohost of the popular podcasts New World Witchery, Chasing Foxfire, and Myth-Taken: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast, and author of the book New World Witchery: A Trove of American Folk Magic (Llewellyn Publications, 2021). He has a doctorate in American Studies with specializations in folklore, religion, and ethnicity from Penn State. He has contributed to the Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies and American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales. He currently writes and teaches about folklore, popular culture, communication, and contemporary composition.