RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#1312
  • Date:December 25, 2021
  • Run Time:1:15:05
  • Download: MP3

Holiday Stories Redux #2

Our second look back at some of our favorite Yuletide tales from the podcast.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Pete Jolly

Radio Story: A Very Transit Strike Christmas by Brendan Jay Sullivan

Song: Deck the Stills by Barenaked Ladies

Radio Anecdote: Elf on the Motherf’n Shelf by Vin Brue

Interstitial: What’s In Our Christmas Stocking? by V/VM

Interstitial: Christmas Stocking by Tom Paxton

Interstitial: Little Breakbeat Boy by Divide and Kreate

Live Story: For the Love of Nubbins by Elna Baker

Song: Hungover Boxing Day by The Gasoline Brothers

Song: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by the Decca Concert Orchestra

Radio Story: Jewish Christmas by DC Benny

Song: Santa Claus is Belching, Get Down! by Joseph Spence and Kevin Allison

Radio Story: Miracle on 57th Street by Jude Treder-Wolff

Song: Christmas Is All Around by Rend Collective


Want to hear more yuletide and other end-of-year stories? Find all of our of Holiday Stories episodes here!


  1. What’s the song playing under the start of Vin Brue’s story, around 15:42 or so? It doesn’t seem to be listed in the credits.

    Thank you!

  2. Your Name, that’s “Sha La Da La La (Christmas Time)” by the Sha La Das! 🙂
    —John LaSala

  3. Thank you again! It sounded so familiar, but I was utterly unable to place it, so I appreciate you solving the mystery.

    (it turns out that the Menahan Street Band played as the backing band for the Sha La Das on that one song, so that’s what I was recognizing).

  4. Who sings the the most wonderful time of the year? Hilarious!!!

  5. Oh gosh. That’s a found footage thing. Most likely came from one of Matt Bomarr’s annual roundup of random stuff found on YouTube or rare record stores! Sorry I can’t be more helpful! – Kevin

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