Christmas Special: Santa Claus, last minute shopping on Christmas Eve and the origin of the Christmas tree with Millie Dyos-Szolkowska and Hugo Van Mol

Dec 21, 2018, 06:00 AM

It’s officially Christmas at The Figure Podcast! Making their debut podcast appearance are two friends of The Figure - Millie Dyos-Szolkowska and Hugo Van Mol. We talk about all of our favourite Christmas traditions, food, films and music (including clearing up any confusion about Good King Wenceslas). Georgia is also completely over excited for the bonus quick fire round at the end of the episode!

We wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has listened to and supported the podcast this year - we have absolutely loved making it. Have a wonderful New Year and we will be back in January to kick off 2019!

You can also find Millie here, follow her, we dare you:

https://www.instagram.com/milliedska/?hl=en

Figure 1: Santa Claus

Santa Claus's tomb may have been uncovered beneath Turkish church, Kareem Shaheem

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/04/santa-claus-tomb-may-have-been-uncovered-beneath-turkish-church-saint-nicholas

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Santa Claus

https://careerwise.ie/2018site/7-things-you-didnt-know-about-santa-claus/

31 Facts You Didn't Know About Christmas, John Boone

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.etonline.com/news/15545431factsyoudidntknowaboutchristmas%3famp

Figure 2: 6 million people leave their Christmas shopping to Christmas Eve, with 1 in 10 doing their Christmas shopping in a petrol station

Festive faux pas: 6m leave Christmas shopping until December 24th with one in ten buying last minute gifts from a PETROL STATION, Bianca London

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2236735/6-7m-leave-Christmas-shopping-December-24th-buying-gifts-PETROL-STATION.html

Figure 3: ‘The first Christmas Tree in the UK’

Queen Victoria popularised our Christmas traditions, Emma Midgley

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/berkshire/hi/peopleandplaces/history/newsid_9286000/9286971.stm

Bonus Quickfire Round:

A spaceman came travelling, Chris de Burgh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZg7tvGN9o

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