Podcast: The Christmas carols we love—and love to hate
Christmas carols and movies tend to elicit strong opinions. Is “Love Actually” the greatest Christmas movie of all time or a cringey romcom with two-dimensional characters who are actually pretty bad people? Is Bandaid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” simply a bad Christmas song or the worst?
Zac and Ashley discuss all this and much more with their colleagues Maggi Van Dorn, the host of America Media’ Hark! podcast, and Jim McDermott, S.J., America’s expert on all things pop culture. Before giving their holiday hot takes, they ask Maggi what she learned by digging into the history and making of our most beloved Christmas hymns and what our love of these songs says about us.