The History of Santa Claus and Christmas Culture w/ James Cooper (RTN #182 Rebroadcast)


Ben and Bob caught up with Christmas expert James Cooper to find out the origins of Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and all the other parts of Christmas that most of us take for granted. James explains how Santa Claus and Christmas traditions evolved around the world, and how a man who lived almost 2,000 years ago became one of the most recognizable characters in American culture.

You can find out more about the history of Santa Claus and Christmas at James Cooper’s website- https://www.whychristmas.com/

This is a rebroadcast of RTN #82, which originally aired in December of 2017.