The Packet Post Evolution of Christmas Featured on Morning Show

Evolution of Christmas Featured on Morning Show

by: Jessica Harrington

          Kenneth Turino, Historic New England’s Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development, will visit The Morning Show on Thursday, December 17th to discuss how Christmas traditions in New England have evolved over the past 400 years.

          Host Mary Jacobsen will interview Turino about topics ranging from why the Puritans spurned Christmas to the origin of Christmas trees, the morphing of St. Nicholas into Santa Claus, and the impact of Charles Dickens’ book tour on American Christmas celebrations.

          “The Morning Show” airs Thursday at 9 a.m. on Channel 9 and WJOP (FM 96.3) and live streams on YouTube (visit and click on YouTube). After broadcast, the show is available on the YouTube Playlist for “The Morning Show.”

          Each show will also air on WJOP on Friday at 8 a.m. and the following Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 3 p.m., and is available on the Sound Cloud (click on the cloud icon at

For more information contact:

Mary Jacobsen

(978)255- 7523


Sarah Hayden

Executive Director

Greater Newburyport Community Media

Jessica Harrington

Jessica Harrington

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