Dissecting Dragons

Episode 306: Japes and Tricks and Festive Diversions - Traditional Games Played at Yule and Christmas

December 24, 2021

The dragons feel that they've talked about the bloodier origins of winter festivals enough for now so this year's Christmas episode is focusing on festive games. On a whistle stop tour through history, Jules and Madeleine take a look popular winter pastimes such as 'hot cockles', the cushion dance, buffy gruffy and up Jenkins, to name just a few. A light hearted festive episode that doesn't stray into (too much) gory detail.

 

The dragons also wish all their listeners a very merry yule!

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

 

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