Ghosts of Marathons Past

WPRBXmas Stories 2018

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A lot of wonderful (and wonderfully creative) people have submitted original songs & stories to WPRBXmas over the years. Scroll down to learn more about these folks, listen to their contributions, and connect with them on social media & around the web.

The icons below each contributors name link to their Twitter Twitter icon., Facebook Facebook icon., Instagram Instagram icon., YouTube YouTube icon., Bandcamp Bandcamp icon., Soundcloud Soundcloud icon., MySpace MySpace icon., Apple Music Apple Music icon., Vimeo Vimeo icon., E-mail E-mail icon., Tumblr Tumblr icon., and personal websites Personal website icon..

Links in the song/story descriptions direct to Discogs profiles (where possible & appropriate), as well as other relevent supplementary material.

There's a lot of cool stuff here and we encourage you to explore it all!

Try as we might, we're not always able to track down info about past contributors. That means some entries are stumps Tree stump icon.. If you have any information about these "stumps" we'd love to hear from you. Contact us at elves @ marathon dot christmas.

"Christmas Traditions"
Chip Chantry 02:17
Christmas Traditions

Chip Chantry is a writer and comedian. He's also the host of the running podcast Junk Miles with Chip & Jeff. His latest album is “Swinger’s Party.”

"Not Leaving Vegas"
Ike Turner 03:35
Not Leaving Las Vegas

Ike Turner is a teacher, parent, and rock bro from Kalamazoo, MI who plays in the bands OUT, Wowza and Minutes.

"Full Hermit Christmas"
Tobias Carroll 05:32
A Full Hermit Christmas
Tobias Carroll is the author of a collection, Transitory, on Civil Coping Mechanisms, a novel, Reel, on Rare Bird Books, and a work of non-fiction, Political Sign , on Bloomsbury as part of the Object Lessons series. Click the first paragraph to collapse.more...

He writes about books, music, and food for a host of places, is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn, and writes the Watchlist column for Words Without Borders.

Sometimes he can be found on Twitter and Instagram.

Read his full piece here.

"Thrift Store"
P. Byrne & M. Tucker 05:51
The Spirit of Christmas in America's Thrift Store

Pat Byrne is a comedian who helps produce The Best Show every Tuesday evening. Mindy Tucker is a photographer who has taken a picture of every living comedian. Recorded on location in Alabama.

"The First Christmas"
Joel RL Phelps 01:11
The First Christmas

Vancouver’s Joel Phelps is a member of The Downer Trio. Joel is also the only artist to record a “Christmas Story” for the show each of the last eight years. Demos and new recordings of his have been posted on Soundcloud, with the lion’s share of his studio output available through Bandcamp, including the 2017 EP “Consulate.”

"Happy Xmas Dr. R.S."
Jason Sims 01:47
Happy Christmas, Dr. Rachel Spivy

Jason Sims is a writer/performer from Huntsville, AL and the host of CONVERJASONS.

"Need The Key"
B. Musikoff 05:55
Penny, I Need The Key

“Its Christmas time in that department store, ya know, and oh geez, wouldn’t ya know they’re goin’ at it again over the store PA.”

From the mind of Brian Musikoff, host of “MusicOn with Musikoff.”