CHRISTMAS PAST: The Fascinating Stories Behind Our Favorite Holiday’s Traditions (Virtual)

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December 6, 2022 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Brian Earl explores the stories behind Christmas traditions in his new book, Christmas Past. Inspired by his podcast of the same name, Brian provides a lens through which readers can view Christmas as festive, cheerful, strange, and above all, endlessly fascinating. He’ll be joined by Assistant Curator Mallory Howard for a discussion of his book, podcast, and what Christmas means to him—and all of us!

 FREE virtual event! REGISTER HERE. 

Copies of Christmas Past are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.   


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brian Earl is a designer, writer, and podcaster living in Silicon Valley. He’s also one of those people who puts up the Christmas tree on Halloween and takes it down on Valentine’s Day. As a Massachusetts native, he has experienced dozens of postcard-perfect New England Christmases. Brian has performed a version of the podcast as a live show in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. He was a speaker at Christmas Con (a Christmas movie fan conference) in 2019, and also at Podcast Movement (the podcasting industry’s largest conference) in 2018. He is a frequent guest on many popular Christmas-themed podcasts and other podcasts.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR: Mallory Howard is the Assistant Curator at the Mark Twain House & Museum.


Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers. 


December 6, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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