Barnham's Sampler is twelve episodes of Big Ed sharing some of the things he loves about the holidays. Each episode was released daily from December 13 through December 24, 2014.
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Big Ed and Summer America Barnham kick things off with music, and not with any old, run-of-the-mill, holiday song, but a new song written by Summer herself. Give a watch; give a listen. We're here for eleven more episodes.
There are all kinds of holiday traditions, and we take the opportunity in this episode to explore one of the most popular traditional decorations - mistletoe.
Folks, if ya want a way to make yer holiday drinking more enjoyable, there's no better way to do it than with egg nog...especially egg nog cocktails for you and yours. Drink responsibly!
Creative Commons Credits
"Black Samba" by Juanitos
Licensed through Free Music Archive
Photo by Dennis Crowley.
Kathryn & Jeffrey
Photo by Mazaletel.
Folks, there's all kinds of holiday lights this time of year; some are wonders to behold, and some are just shy of eyesores. If you'd like a humble, little old fashioned illumination for the dark nights of winter, we've got the candle for you. WARNING: If you'd like to learn Hebrew pronunciations, do not listen to Big Ed.
Folks, normally we'd say holiday comedy is where ho-ho-hos get turned into ha-ha-has, but not everybody celebrates with Santa so that would be a no-no-no. So-so-so, we've got Jimmy Newstetter with some inclusive yuk-yuk-yuks everyone can enjoy-joy-joy.
Folks, paperwhites are a beautiful thing to have around, not just during the holidays, but all winter long. Keep the bulbs away from pets, children and Josh Fisher.
Folks, the holidays can be a time of stress, excess, depressed immune systems, cabin fever and seasonal affective disorder (AKA "the barn blues"). Keeping your electrolytes in balance can help keep you healthy and full of energy. They can also help when you've suffered from a disaster.
WARNING: MATURE CONTENT
Folks, just a quick note to say that we've put a MATURE rating on this episode, because, on occasion, you get the unfiltered, unfettered, uncensored, unbridled raw talent of a pure lyrical genius and 1st amendment activist. While this episode may not be suitable for kids of viewing at work, we're very pleased to present Tank Wilson, Jr. with a new holiday song.
Folks, it's the solstice, and Big Ed likes to welcome it by splitting wood, bear-hugging the largest tree on the farm bare-chested, and drinking moonshine. Summer America Barnham likes to greet it with elegant verse.
Creative Commons Credits
Solstice at Stonehenge
Phoyo by Taro Taylor
Photo by Gerry Brague
Fruity Pie Mandalee
Photo by Erich Ferdinand
Photo by Flood G.
Watchers in the Wood
Photo by Neil Moralee
Folks, do you need to know how much pectin you'll need to make preserves out of a truckload of cranberries? Well, we have Jerry Ball, The Human Pectin Calculator to help you through your measuring and calculating.
Folks, this episode could use a few more hours on the work bench, but we promised an episode around lunch time each day...and we mean to deliver. Enjoy!
Folks, it's time for a toast, some words of thanks, a curtain call, and our love to you. Many thanks for joining us the last twelve days for Barnham's Sampler. Happy Holidays.