A History Guy Christmas: Nutcrackers and Christmas Trees

Merry Christmas! On today’s episode we’re talking about a couple of forgotten pieces of Christmas history: the tale of how nutcrackers became symbols of the season, and the winding road that led American homes to be full of Christmas trees.

Dec 14, 2021| 61:05 | Lance Geiger, Josh Geiger
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