The English Heritage Podcast

Episode 246 - Ask the experts: everything you wanted to know about the history of Christmas

Dec. 21, 2023

We're joined in the studio by properties historian Dr Will Wyeth, senior properties historian Dr Megan Leyland and properties historian team leader Dr Andrew Hann to answer all the questions we received about the history of Christmas from English Heritage Members and followers on our social media accounts. Join us to discover how the origins of Christmas date back over 2,000 years, when geese were first swapped for turkeys on the dinner table, how Boxing Day got its name and much more.  To learn more about the history of Christmas, go to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.