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The Definitive Directory of Christmas Podcasts

Christmas podcasts have earned their place in Christmas entertainment. There’s one for nearly every topic and taste. The tricky part, though, is finding them. Go ahead and try. Type “Christmas” into the search bar on any podcast app. You’ll see only a small fraction of what’s really out there. (Not only that, but they’ll also be mixed with lots of irrelevant results.)

Introducing: The Definitive Directory of Christmas Podcasts

Discovering Christmas podcasts shouldn’t be hard. That’s why Christmas Past created the Definitive Directory of Christmas Podcasts. It’s the result of painstaking searches on multiple platforms. As a result, it’s the most complete, up-to-date, and best organized list available anywhere. With 170 podcasts and 12 categories, it’s truly the definitive directory! I’ll update and correct it frequently, so be sure to bookmark this page and return often.

General Christmas cheer

These Christmas podcasts are an all-around salute to the warmth, magic, and nostalgia of the season.

Merry Little Podcast
Merry Little Podcast

The podcast companion to MyMerryChristmas.com

Format: Single host

Frequency: Varies

Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast
Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast

The Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas podcast shares the spirit of the season all year long. It's an 'all-things Christmas' podcast.

Format: Interview

Frequency: Monthly

Christmas Clatter
Christmas Clatter

Discussing everything that makes Christmas special: movies, music, food, traditions, family, even those quiet moments of reflection.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Monthly

Christmas Memories Past and Present
Christmas Memories Past and Present

Sharing memories of Christmas past and present.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Inactive

Wrapped in Christmas
Wrapped in Christmas

Christmas memories and entertainment.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Inactive

Christmas Podding
Christmas Podding

The ultimate podcast guide to Christmas. A podcast For Christmas tragics.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Biweekly

A Cozy Christmas
A Cozy Christmas

A year round Christmas podcast that celebrates the coziest time of year.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Monthly

Can't Wait for Christmas
Can't Wait for Christmas

Comedian Tim Babb hosts this year-round celebration of all the little things that make Christmas so much fun.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Monthly

The Holiday Podcast
The Holiday Podcast

Covering the frightful, festive, and everything in between

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Christmas 364
Christmas 364

The Christmas 364 Podcast is your guide to sharing the love, joy and peace of Christmas all year!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Monthly

Totally Rad Christmas!
Totally Rad Christmas!

Where we talk all things Christmas in the '80s to the max!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

The Christmas Podcasts Podcast
The Christmas Podcasts Podcast

Showcases and reviews Christmas podcasts.

Format: Single host / reviews

Frequency: Biweekly

The Total Christmas Podcast
The Total Christmas Podcast

A podcast that talks about everything Christmas...that's pretty much it.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Biweekly

Christmas Discourse
Christmas Discourse

Two old souls discuss deep, taboo, and intriguing topics.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Biweekly

Christmas with Marcus
Christmas with Marcus

Podcast discussing all things Christmas

Format: Single host

Frequency: Weekly

Keeping the Yuletide Gay
Keeping the Yuletide Gay

Join Santa's fave lil gay elf Gayson, as he talks with guests about everything Christmas related including drag queen Christmas Carol's crafts, recipes from Mrs. Claus, bad gift suggestions and more!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Monthly

We're so Xmas
We're so Xmas

Movies, Products & Gifts. If it's Christmas, Heather & Cliff are all about it!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Monthly

Holiday Heathens
Holiday Heathens

Holiday Heathens tells you everything you can possibly know about the holidays.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Weekly

12 Weeks of Christmas Podcast
12 Weeks of Christmas Podcast

This 12 week podcast will discuss a multitude of Christmas topics all leading up to the big day!

Format: Single host

Frequency: Weekly

A Christmas Binge
A Christmas Binge

Each week in the lead up to Christmas, A Christmas Binge will sit down with interesting people to chat all things festive

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

A Cup of Cheer
A Cup of Cheer

A Christmas Variety Show with movie reviews, recipes, stories, interviews, and activities.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Grandma Got Run Over by a Podcast
Grandma Got Run Over by a Podcast

General Christmas topics discussion

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

12 Pods of Christmas
12 Pods of Christmas

A short burst of festive podcast cheer every morning, giving you a little light relief on the busy build-up to the Christmas.

Format: Mixed

Frequency: Seasonal

The Six Months of Christmas
The Six Months of Christmas

The show dedicated to extending the spirit of the season for as long as possible,

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

A Very Nostalgic Christmas
A Very Nostalgic Christmas

Looking back on how we celebrated Christmas as little kids, from our grown-up perspective.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Christmas history and culture

Are you the curious type? Do you love finding out where our Christmas traditions come from? Learning what Christmas is like in other part of the world? Tidbits and anecdotes from Christmas history? Then you’ll want to add these Christmas podcasts to your playlist!

Christmas Past
Christmas Past

The fascinating stories behind your favorite Christmas traditions

Format: Documentary / Discussion / Narrator

Frequency: Varies

My Dear Santa: A True Crime Christmas Caper
My Dear Santa: A True Crime Christmas Caper

Six-part miniseries from Christmas Past. The incredible true story of John Gluck's Santa Claus Association.

Format: Documentary

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

The Christmas Stocking
The Christmas Stocking

Find out where our treasured traditions came from, how people around the world celebrate, and hear heartwarming stories and music.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Inactive

Rick Steves' European Christmas
Rick Steves' European Christmas

Celebrate Christmas in seven European countries, including a very memorable Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's in Rome.

Format: Documentary

Frequency: Inactive

Weird Christmas
Weird Christmas

All things holly, jolly, and odd-ly

Format: Interviews

Frequency: Seasonal

Christmas Time in the City
Christmas Time in the City

Based in New York City, hosts Chris and Kris explore the history and traditions of the Holidays in NYC and beyond

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Monthly

Season's Eatings Podcast
Season's Eatings Podcast

The History of Your Favourite Christmas Foods.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Monthly

Feliz Christmas Merry Navidad
Feliz Christmas Merry Navidad

A bilingual, multilingual podcast about Christmas. Everything Christmas, foods, traditions, songs, location and more!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Varies

Merry Britsmas
Merry Britsmas

A festive podcast that covers all things Christmas from a British perspective!

Format: Single host

Frequency: Monthly

Christmas in Austria
Christmas in Austria

Ethan Earley and a friend compare Christmas traditions from Austria and America

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Christmas Hall of Fame
Christmas Hall of Fame

The Christmas Hall of Fame recognizes the people, places, events and things associated with Christmas.

Format: Documentary

Frequency: Seasonal

The Holiday Season
The Holiday Season

The podcast that takes a detailed look at director Nancy Meyers’s 2006 Christmas classic, The Holiday.

Format: Documentary

Frequency: Limited Series / Inactive

Holiday Season
Holiday Season

Description of Christmas traditions from around the world

Format: Single host

Frequency: Inactive

It's Christmas
It's Christmas

Each episode presents Christmas facts about a randomly chosen year between 1952 and present day

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Varies

Discovering Christmas
Discovering Christmas

Discover the origins of Christmas songs and customs; and reminisce about favorite Christmas traditions. From Cool 103.5FM

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Under the Christmas Tree
Under the Christmas Tree

Join us as we make merry and chat all things Christmas UK.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Varies

The Lost Christmas Podcast
The Lost Christmas Podcast

A dive into the characters, stories, traditions, food, and everything else surrounding the Christmas season all over the world.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Bimonthly

Christmas movies and TV specials

What would Christmas be without the movies and TV specials? These podcasts make up the largest category in the directory. So, dig in!

Sleigh Bell Cinema
Sleigh Bell Cinema

Michael May and guests talk Christmas movies.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Five Tree Christmas
Five Tree Christmas

5 minute cheesy Christmas movie reviews (and some bonus content too!).

Format: Single host

Frequency: Inactive

Christmas TV History
Christmas TV History

A five-part audio series created by Joanna Wilson, author of Tis the Season TV: The Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials & Made-for-TV Movies.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

25 Days of Xmas Movies
25 Days of Xmas Movies

From Dec. 1st-25th, New York comedians Megan Meadows & Alexis Lambright will watch one Christmas-themed movie a day. Some movies will bring tidings of comfort and joy, while others will make them want to barf up their eggnog.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Daily / Seasonal

A Very Hallmark Christmas
A Very Hallmark Christmas

Loree and Rob review Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Christmas Creeps
Christmas Creeps

Our mission is to keep the Christmas spirit alive all year round through the magic of terrible holiday films.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Biweekly

Clause and Effect
Clause and Effect

Christmas comes once a week in the form of Tim Allen's 'The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause'.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

It's a 90s Christmas Podcast
It's a 90s Christmas Podcast

Join us every week as we discuss one Christmas movie, sitcom episode or the like from the 90's!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Jingle Friends
Jingle Friends

It's the podcast where three Brooklyn-based comedians and comedy writers get in the holiday spirit all year long!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Pod I Want for Christmas
Pod I Want for Christmas

Reviewing Hallmark-esque Romantic Christmas Movies by a husband and wife team.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Varies

Roast Chestnuts
Roast Chestnuts

A podcast devoted to loving and exploring Christmas made-for-tv movies.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Tinsel Town
Tinsel Town

The Mayor of Christmas watches and reviews every Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year, and otherwise midwinter holiday film to firmly establish the new holiday canon.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

Tis the Podcast
Tis the Podcast

Anthony, Julia, and Thom debate and discuss Christmas movies, specials, and television episodes.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

Advent Calendar House
Advent Calendar House

A salute to all TV holiday specials, but mostly the Christmas ones.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Holiday Special Podcast
Holiday Special Podcast

Watching Holiday Specials and talking about them.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Varies

Santa by the Minute
Santa by the Minute

Come back every week as we discuss another minute of 1985’s Santa Claus: The Movie!!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

You Better Watch Out!
You Better Watch Out!

Some movies are as magical and wonderful as the first gift of Christmas. Others deserve to be flushed like sewage from Cousin Eddie’s RV.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Yuletide TV
Yuletide TV

Chris, Brian and Jon discuss Christmas episodes of TV shows

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Monthly

12 Months of Christmas
12 Months of Christmas

Hosts Anna and Em are on the hunt to find the best holiday rom-com of all time.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Snow in Southtown
Snow in Southtown

Mike and Rusty discuss Christmas movies, music, and more.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Varies

The Most Wonderful Pod of the Year
The Most Wonderful Pod of the Year

Join these human-sized elves as they navigate the wintery wonderland of lesser-known Christmas movies.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

All I Want for Christmas is This Podcast
All I Want for Christmas is This Podcast

Join holiday movie fanatic Julia Lechner and her special guests every Tuesday and Thursday as they break down the must-watch TV holiday movies of the season from Hallmark, Lifetime, Netflix and more.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Chicks on Christmas Flicks
Chicks on Christmas Flicks

Join K.L. Bradley in July and weekly beginning Halloween week for discussions about the best Christmas entertainment around.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Varies

NetfliXmas Podcast
NetfliXmas Podcast

A comedy film review podcast that lampoons original romantic Christmas movies across all streaming devices

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

Holidaze
Holidaze

The Broad Casters (hosts Nick and Kory,) sit down to review and endure a marathon of Christmas films all year long.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

Binging Xmas
Binging Xmas

Join rom-com specialists Sarah Fox and Meggie Cramer as they binge through this year's Lifetime holiday movies.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Business Christmas
Business Christmas

Join us as we discuss our favorite Hallmark, Lifetime, and Freeform holiday movies with a business twist.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

The Xmas Mistake
The Xmas Mistake

Daniel, Kate and Chad dive into a new Christmas Romance Movie and pick apart its dark secrets!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

Mollie and Pete Save Christmas
Mollie and Pete Save Christmas

Holiday movie reviews and more

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Varies

Christmas Movies Unwrapped
Christmas Movies Unwrapped

The best and worst of made-for-television Christmas films

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Varies

Happy Hallmark Holidays
Happy Hallmark Holidays

Join us for discussions on ALL the Hallmark Christmas Movies!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Christmas Movies Actually
Christmas Movies Actually

Film critic Collin Souter and renowned sheep expert Kerry Finegan delve into every type of Christmas movie they can find.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Biweekly

Christmas and Chill
Christmas and Chill

A married couple gets into the Christmas spirit by taking deep dives on made-for-Netflix Christmas movies.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Christmas Ham
Christmas Ham

A podcast about Christmas movies with Mary Katharine Ham & friends.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

A Cozy Cabin
A Cozy Cabin

A good discussion about the latest Hallmark movie, or maybe a classic or two.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Varies

Mike Marlow's 12 Months of Christmas
Mike Marlow's 12 Months of Christmas

I'm Mike Marlow and I love watching holiday specials all year round, so I made a podcast about them!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

The Christmas Episode
The Christmas Episode

Join Hunter and Brent each week while we tackle all your favorite Christmas episodes.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

The Podcast Made For: Made For TV Christmas Movies
The Podcast Made For: Made For TV Christmas Movies

A cynical review of Made For TV Christmas movies.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Sarah & Michael Save Christmas!
Sarah & Michael Save Christmas!

Join dynamic husband and wife team, Michael and Sarah as they watch the weirdest TV shows in the name of Christmas!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Monthly

Sisqo and Tree Bird Present: A Christmas Podcast Spectacular On Ice!
Sisqo and Tree Bird Present: A Christmas Podcast Spectacular On Ice!

Quinta (has never celebrated Christmas in her life) and Kate (celebrates Christmas 365 days a year) review classic and debatable Christmas films.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

12 Days Pod
12 Days Pod

A Christmas podcast about holiday movies, hosted by a couple, who disagree on what a 'typical holiday experience' is, and laugh even more.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

A Very Merry Iconic Podcast with Danny & Jenna
A Very Merry Iconic Podcast with Danny & Jenna

Danny Pellegrino and Lifetime & Hallmark movie writer Jenna Brister recap holiday movies.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Hallmark Snark
Hallmark Snark

Tara and Austin's snarky adventure into watching, discussing, and judging Hallmark Christmas movies.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Hallmark and Chill
Hallmark and Chill

Rating and reviewing Hallmark movies on the Hallmark & Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channels

Format: discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Hallmark for the Hoidays
Hallmark for the Hoidays

Michelle Todd Schorsch breaks down the movies where warmth, love and Christmas never ends.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

I'll be home for Hallmark
I'll be home for Hallmark

Molly and Brad give lively feedback and honest opinions about Hallmark Christmas movies in real-time

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

A Lifetime of Hallmark
A Lifetime of Hallmark

Jason, Kurt, and Les are three guys who try to make sense of movies that they watch on Lifetime and The Hallmark Channel.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

The Christmas Chicas
The Christmas Chicas

Two latinas who love Christmas movies, particularly Made-for-TV ones.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Not exclusively Christmas podcasts

These are year-round celebrations of made-for-TV movies. True, they’re not necessarily Christmas podcasts. However, things get festive during the Christmas season!

Deck the Hallmark
Deck the Hallmark

Three guys watching Hallmark movies

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

Hallmark and Jess
Hallmark and Jess

Jessica and Mark love two things in this world: Lacey Chabert and Hallmark movies.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Biweekly

All the Feels
All the Feels

Three women of a certain age take a deep dive into their secret love - Hallmark movies.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Monthly (weekly during the holidays)

Hallmarkies Podcast
Hallmarkies Podcast

Each week we give you our thoughts on the latest Hallmark movies and shows

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

Lifetime Uncorked
Lifetime Uncorked

TV Movie expert Patrick Serrano with Sidekick Drewbear and a guest break down your favorite made for TV movies, one bottle at a time.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly

Take 2 Radio
Take 2 Radio

In seasonal 'Christmas Muvies Spotlight' episodes, Pam and Dawn discuss upcoming TV Christmas movies

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Seasonal

Dave and Jeb Aren't Mean
Dave and Jeb Aren't Mean

Patreon exclusive. Journalists Jeb Lund and David J. Roth discuss Hallmark original movies

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Weekly / varies

Audio drama

Audio dramas are a feast for the imagination. Get your Christmas spirit on with these Christmas podcasts that immerse you in stories old and new.

The Cinnamon Bear
The Cinnamon Bear

A 1937 miniseries where a talking bear helps two siblings find their lost Christmas ornament.

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Jonathan Thomas and his Christmas on the Moon
Jonathan Thomas and his Christmas on the Moon

In this 1938 series, six-year-old Jonathan must go to the moon to retrieve his teddy bear Guz after it's stolen by elves.

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Christmas Old Time Radio
Christmas Old Time Radio

Heart warming and family fun shows from the golden age of radio.

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Inactive

Driving Home for Christmas
Driving Home for Christmas

Join the festive fun as a dysfunctional family battle their way home, towards the festivities and each other.

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Inactive

Welcome to Tinsel Town
Welcome to Tinsel Town

When Holly finds herself stuck in Tinsel Town, where it’s Christmas every day, her friends – a giant candy cane, a mysterious ornament, and a polar bear Queen – need to band together to help her get home.

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

8 Tiny Reindeer
8 Tiny Reindeer

A 24 chapter holiday story for the whole family.

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Deck the Halls with Matrimony
Deck the Halls with Matrimony

When love is your business, you have no business falling in love. A zany holiday romantic comedy!

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

The First Mrs Claus
The First Mrs Claus

a christmas musical podcast starring RuPaul, Kristin Chenoweth, Cecil Baldwin, and more.

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Make the Yuletide Gay
Make the Yuletide Gay

Various original audio drama productions

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Seasonal

A Very Icebox Christmas
A Very Icebox Christmas

It's an 8-day count down of all the holiday offerings from the Icebox Radio Theater.

Format: Audio drama / Mixed

Frequency: Inactive

Studio Severn's A Christmas Carol
Studio Severn's A Christmas Carol

An adaptation of the 1939 radio play of Dicken's classic tale

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

The Thursday Night Club
The Thursday Night Club

Four college best friends, inspired by a fifth, embark on a “contest” to perform the best good deed in the spirit of Christmas.

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

John Henry Holiday: Christmas Crimes Detective
John Henry Holiday: Christmas Crimes Detective

Follow Detective John Henry Holiday as he uncovers a sinister network of Christmas crimes.

Format: Audio Drama

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Dinsdale Kringle's Classic Christmas Archives
Dinsdale Kringle's Classic Christmas Archives

Beloved old time radio and spoken word recordings bring the joy of Christmas yesteryear back from the past.

Format: Old time radio

Frequency: Monthly

Kentucky Fried Christmas
Kentucky Fried Christmas

Will Pauline, a woman of class, shut down the KFC Christmas Box through a series of angry emails?

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

OTR Christmas shows
OTR Christmas shows

OTR Radio Christmas Shows Comedy - Drama - Variety.

Format: Old Time Radio

Frequency: Varies

Literature

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a blanket, a steaming mug of cocoa, and a good Christmas story. Embrace your inner bookworm with these podcasts.

Christmas Tales
Christmas Tales

A series of short stories read for you by the authors.

Format: Narration

Frequency: Seasonal

Christmas Book Review
Christmas Book Review

Reviewing books about Christmas, both fiction and nonfiction, new and old.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Bimonthly

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

A Dramatic reading of the Christmas classic

Format: Narrator

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

The Christmas Chronicles
The Christmas Chronicles

BYUradio presents The Christmas Chronicles, a Christmas story for radio, that captures the magic and mystery of Santa Claus.

Format: Narrator

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Christmas Stories
Christmas Stories

Stories read aloud, whimsical, silly and mostly very Christmassy

Format: Narrator

Frequency: Seasonal

Dickens' Christmas Stories
Dickens' Christmas Stories

Classic Christmas stories from Charles Dickens

Format: Narrator

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

The Bird's Christmas Carol
The Bird's Christmas Carol

Dramatic reading of the story by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Format: Narrator

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Christmas Short Works Collection
Christmas Short Works Collection

This multilingual Christmas Short Works Collection for contains public domain short stories, essays, poems and scripture passages in English, German and Portuguese.

Format: Narrator

Frequency: Varies

Christmas Angel
Christmas Angel

1910 story where disagreeable old Miss Terry spends her Christmas Eve getting rid of toys from her childhood toy box.

Format: Narrator

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Snowball: A Christmas Dilemma
Snowball: A Christmas Dilemma

Santa's hat goes missing on Christmas Eve. A warm hearted Christmas whodunnit

Format: Narrator

Frequency: Limited Series / Inactive

A Long November
A Long November

A Spirit of the Season takes Duncan Marks on a journey that tests his resolve...and upon which Christmas itself may rise or fall.

Format: Narrator

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Next Christmas in Girouette
Next Christmas in Girouette

A brother and sister are stranded in a virtual ghost town, from Thanksgiving through Christmas when their father is taken ill.

Format: Narrator

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Religion and spirituality

For many, celebrating the season is a time to reflect on religious and spiritual beliefs and rituals. So, if that’s you, you’ll want to check out these shows.

Christmas Stories
Christmas Stories

Delight in fun and heartwarming memories from special guests and Focus on the Family listeners.

Format: Mixed

Frequency: Seasonal

Christmas on Sermon Audio
Christmas on Sermon Audio

The latest podcast feed searching 'Christmas' on SermonAudio.

Format: Sermon

Frequency: Weekly

Christmas Journey from Beginning to End
Christmas Journey from Beginning to End

This is a complete telling of the Christmas story, starting in Genesis and concluding with the birth of Jesus.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Christmas United
Christmas United

The focus of Christmas is placed on the characters in the Christmas story: Mary and Joseph, the angels, the shepherds, the wise men and, of course, the baby in a manger.

Format: Sermon

Frequency: Inactive

Advent with Jill Briscoe
Advent with Jill Briscoe

In this 25-Day Advent podcast, Jill encourages you to consider the true joy of Christmas.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Seasonal

The Characters of Christmas
The Characters of Christmas

A podcast to help you take a fresh look at the Christmas story by getting to know the minor characters that played a part in Jesus’ birth.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Seasonal

Christmas Music

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the music. Sample different styles of Christmas music, and hear in-depth discussions about the songs of the season.

Tinsel Tunes
Tinsel Tunes

Tinsel Tunes podcast goes into great detail about Christmas Tunes. Full of fun and interesting facts, it will get you into the Christmas Spirit. Hear about your favorite classics or modern songs.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Monthly

12 Songs of Christmas
12 Songs of Christmas

Alex Rawls talks to musicians about Christmas music to consider what different contexts tell us about the music, the business, and the culture.

Format: Interview

Frequency: Seasonal

Deck the Pod
Deck the Pod

A season podcast hosted by Angelica Florio that's all about Christmas music!!

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Hark! The Holiday Music Podcast
Hark! The Holiday Music Podcast

The year-round holiday music podcast

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Bimonthly

Celtic Christmas Podcast
Celtic Christmas Podcast

Hours of great Christmas music and entertainment from many of the best indie Celtic musicians online.

Format: Host / Music

Frequency: Seasonal

25 Songs of Christmas
25 Songs of Christmas

This is a podcast about Christmas, Music, and Christmas Music.

Format: Host / Music

Frequency: Inactive

Christmas Carols, Hymns, and Songs Free
Christmas Carols, Hymns, and Songs Free

Christmas Carols, Hymns and Songs Free for you to enjoy during the Christmas Season from Shiloh Worship Music

Format: Music

Frequency: Inactive

Jingle Jank
Jingle Jank

Weird, wacky, wild, and whiny Christmas music found on YouTube.

Format: Single host / music

Frequency: Biweekly

Holly Jolly X'masu
Holly Jolly X'masu

Format: Single host / music

Frequency: Varies

Christmas Songs, Music and Carols
Christmas Songs, Music and Carols

Acoustic Christmas Songs, Music and Carols to accompany your holiday or xmas activities.

Format: Music

Frequency: Inactive

Christmas Carols, Music, and Songs
Christmas Carols, Music, and Songs

Listen to Mike interview some of the musicians whose music is available on Christmas Music 24/7.

Format: Interview

Frequency: Inactive

Christmas Songs Time
Christmas Songs Time

The best Christmas songs, divided into many podcast episodes.

Format: Music

Frequency: Seasonal

Muddle through somehow

Let’s face it: Christmas shopping, decorating, and entertaining is pretty darn stressful. That’s why you’ll want to let these podcasts help you manage Christmas.

Jamie's Christmas Cracker
Jamie's Christmas Cracker

Jamie Oliver taking the stress out of Christmas by sharing everything you need to make the big day a success.

Format: Mixed

Frequency: Inactive

Dr. Xmas
Dr. Xmas

Tips, tricks, and trivia for enjoying your celebrations to the fullest!

Format: Interview

Frequency: Inactive

The Confessions of Mrs. Claus
The Confessions of Mrs. Claus

The merry marketing maven of Christmas answers fan mail and chats with two key players of the holiday season.

Format: Interview / Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Christmas Joy
Christmas Joy

Christmas chaos leads to Christmas stress. You deserve to enjoy the Christmas season.

Format: Single host

Frequency: Varie

The Christmas Chronicles
The Christmas Chronicles

In this series you’ll be joining Nigel Slater on a crisp walk through midwinter in all its cold, glistening splendour, all the way up to Christmas Day.

Format: Documentary

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Holiday Decor Podcast
Holiday Decor Podcast

For people who could use some celebration and want beautiful thriving holiday spaces and places decorated with their unique heart print style!

Format: Single host

Frequency: Seasonal

Holiday Survival Guide w/Jen Kirkman
Holiday Survival Guide w/Jen Kirkman

From dealing with family to relationships during the holidays, Jen interviews guests and offers up advice on how to get through the season.

Format: Interview

Frequency: Inactive

Christmas podcasts for kids

Have you heard the news? Kids love Christmas. Who’d’ve thought? And there are plenty of Christmas podcasts made with just the little ones in mind. Add some kid-friendly fare to your podcast app for fun family listening.

Millenial Santa
Millenial Santa

KELF, the North Pole’s new radio station has been hacked by a human child!

Format: Q&A

Frequency: Inactive

The North Pole Podcast
The North Pole Podcast

A special production by elves about Santa, the North Pole, elf life and Christmas

Format: Characters

Frequency: Varies

The Santa Daily
The Santa Daily

Santa tells us all about what he’s doing in the lead-up to December 25th and is chatting about all the things he likes most about his favourite time of year.

Format: Narrator / Character

Frequency: Seasonal

The Science of Christmas
The Science of Christmas

Ever wondered how Father Christmas manages to deliver presents to millions of children across the world – all in one night?

Format: Narrator / Character

Frequency: Inactive

Santa's Podcast
Santa's Podcast

Santa Claus delivers a special message in his podcast beginning on December 1st and each and every day until Christmas.

Format: Narrator / Character

Frequency: Seasonal

Santa's Blog 1st December
Santa's Blog 1st December

Podcast by Santa Claus

Format: Single host / Character

Frequency: Inactive

Santa's Christmas Diary
Santa's Christmas Diary

ave you ever wanted to know what Santa and his elves get up to in The North Pole on the run up to Christmas?

Format: Unkown (future podcast)

Frequency: Seasonal

Santa Claus North Pole Updates
Santa Claus North Pole Updates

Ever wonder what takes place at the North Pole on a regular basis? Follow along throughout the year and you to can be a special North Pole Insider.

Format: Narrator / character

Frequency: Seasonal

Kicking in with Kamo Klaus
Kicking in with Kamo Klaus

Christmas podcast for the whole family. Stories, songs, audiobook and just downright wholesome fun. Anything about the best holiday ever.

Format: Mixed

Frequency: Seasonal

Santa Says
Santa Says

Santa gives his first in-depth interview in more than 120 years.

Format: Narrator / Character

Frequency: Varies

Santa's Status
Santa's Status

Every day Santa gives you an update of what the elves are working on at the North Pole.

Format: Narrator / Character

Frequency: Seasonal

The Marvellous Mystery of More
The Marvellous Mystery of More

Join Holly and Tinsel as they travel far and meet interesting characters, all while they investigate the mystery of ‘MORE’.

Format: Audio drama

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Comedy

O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way. Tickle your Christmas funny bone with these funny and often irreverent takes on the season.

Feliz Navipod
Feliz Navipod

Tony Thaxton and Todd Cooper try make it feel like Christmas every day, but it constantly gets derailed.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Inactive

Elf Centered
Elf Centered

Once a month, a completely improvised broadcast direct from the North Pole.

Format: Improv

Frequency: Monthly

The Complete Christmas
The Complete Christmas

It’s 1962 and the tides are changing for the American Housewife!

Format: Improv

Frequency: Seasonal

Avery and Adam's Christmas Committee
Avery and Adam's Christmas Committee

A year-round Christmas party with funny friends, holiday memories, jokes, crime, and some yuletide cheer. Jing-a-ling y'all.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Varies

Bah & The Humbugs Christmas Eve Podcast
Bah & The Humbugs Christmas Eve Podcast

Bah & the Humbugs, America's premier satiric Christmas rock band, present their annual Christmas Eve podcast

Format: Sketch comedy / Satirical music

Frequency: Yearly

A Wacky Christmas Podcast
A Wacky Christmas Podcast

Get ready for Mike Giordano's Wacky Christmas Podcast! 12 episodes of Christmas fun, featuring wacky guests from the North Pole and Worldwide!

Format: Mixed

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Professional and Christmas industry focus

For some of us, Christmas isn’t just a holiday; it’s a living. For those in the industry, these Christmas podcasts discuss the things that matter to you.

The Professional Santa Claus Podcast
The Professional Santa Claus Podcast

Celebrating stories of the season, and exploring the many facets of being a premier Santa in this ever-changing world.

Format: Interviews

Frequency: Varies

Santa Banter
Santa Banter

Santa Dave & Santa Jason have a regular chat about all things relating to being a Santa Claus.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Varies

Odds and ends

Just because they didn’t fit into any of the categories above, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check them out!

Yule Log
Yule Log

A yule log...in podcast form

Format: Audio recording

Frequency: Inactive

Christmas Unwrapped
Christmas Unwrapped

Jay Hynd, founder and director of The Guide, talks to some of the people who work behind the scenes to make Christmas magical for the rest of us.

Format: Discussion

Frequency: Limited series / Inactive

Any Christmas podcasts missing from the list?

If you have a Christmas podcast, or know of one that belongs here, please contact me.

Special thanks

The Definitive Directory of Christmas Podcasts wouldn’t be as complete as it is without contributions from fellow Christmas lovers. I’d like to shout out to Craig Newmark from Weird Christmas and Twitter user @SleepyKittyPaw for their invaluable contributions.

A few notes about the Definitive Guide to Christmas Podcasts

  • Some of the Christmas podcasts in the directory arguably belong to more than one category. I’ve done my best to put each one under the most appropriate category.
  • I’ve decided not to include redundant podcasts. For example, there are several audiobook versions of A Christmas Carol that are available in podcast form. Listing all of them would be overkill. Likewise, there are many examples of podcasts that are essentially playlists of Christmas songs from an Internet radio station. These are barely distinguishable from each other.
  • There are countless examples out there of obvious short-lived experiments or students’ class projects: one or two very short episodes posted on a free podcast hosting platform and then abandoned. I don’t include these here, unless I find the quality high enough to warrant it.
  • While most podcasts in the list are available on most major platforms — Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc. — a small number are available only on a single platform.

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