S4E2 – Have a Country Christmas

In this episode we’ll look at some of our listener’s and other Christmas Podcast hosts favorite Country Christmas songs. This episode is filled to the brim with music. This episode’s top 5 list comes from long time listener Liz Asphodel and we’ll find out what her 5 favorite Country Christmas songs are as I’ll read…More

S4E1 – Once in Royal Davids City

Hi listeners and welcome to Season 4 episode 1. In this episode we’ll recap the past month as a bit has happened.We’ll also deep dive in to the song Once in a Royal Davids City.I ask for help with next month’s episode and get to listen to another chapter on The Christmas Carol from vinyl. …More

3rd Birthday Live Stream Celebration

That’s right this month (August) Tinsel tunes turns 3 years old!! So I’m celebrating with a live feed and you’re invited. The stream can be watched and you can interact by text chat on both Twitch and YouTube here:Twitch.com/duaneplaysdrumshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf5LwlhgREbLcsBDWyAlGvg You can even join the stream on Zoom and video/voice with everyone and me:https://zoom.us/j/8386613404?pwd=YTlraHk0OHNjSm1rcjNmT3lRaHI1UT09 Meeting ID:…More

S3E8 – Up on the House Top

Welcome to July’s episode. In this episode I’ll talk about the song Up on the House Top. We’ll take a quick listen to a listeners suggestion from last month’s song The Friendly Beasts. We touch on an idea for next month’s 3rd birthday episode. We close the episode out with another snippet of The Christmas…More

S3E6 – Fairytale of New York

Hi listeners In this episode we’ll look into the song Fairytale of New York by The Pogues. We’ll also find out the 5 most popular songs to us in an animated Christmas Light display. And we’ll close out the episode with a listen to the first chapter of The Audio telling of ‘A Christmas Carol’…More

S3E5 – Cliff Richard – His No1 Christmas Songs

Welcome back to Tinsel tunes with our first episode of 2021. It’s great to be back. This month I look at the two No1 Christmas songs from Cliff Richard. Mistletoe and Wind and Saviour’s Day. Links to stuff in this episode: Christmasclatter.com – The Merry Axemas: A Guitar Christmas episode with Scott and Jay of…More

Townshend Lights – My Christmas Light Display

As well as the podcast, I also construct an outdoor light display each year. I have been doing this for most years since 2005. This year (2020), was my first year with Addressable RGB LEDs. These lights are controlled with software on a computer to what ever designs I want. The only limit is my…More

S3E4 – Frosty the Snowman

Hi everyone. It’s great to be back. In this episode we’ll look at the Song Frosty the Snowman, We’ll also hear about a new Christmas Podcast called Behind the Bells and You’ll hear how Christmas was used to save my Christmas. (It will make sense once you listen). Links for things in the episode. Behind…More


I also stream on Twitch playing my drums to both Christmas songs and regular songs. It’s a great time. We chat, play music and generally have fun. Come on over to Twitch, Click Here to join in the fun.More

S3E1 – Winter Wonderland – Second Birthday

Summary Happy Birthday to us. This episode marks 2 years of Tinsel Tunes! In this episode I’ll look at the song Winter Wonderland. I also tell you about three, yes three new Christmas podcasts. Feliz Christmas Merry Navidad Jingle Jank Podcast A Cozy Christmas Podcast Also birthday wishes from: Brian from Christmas Past Tim from…More

S2E13 – Feliz Navidad

Summary Hello everyone. Welcome to this months episode. In this episode we go into the song Feliz Navidad and listen to some versions suggested by some of our listeners. We also have a guest segment from Glen Warren from Seasons Eatings Podcast where Glen tells us about the Boar’s Head Carol. Links to the songs…More