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Listen Now! Christmas spectacular: Movies, music, toys, trivia and the NFL!

Listen Now! Christmas spectacular: Movies, music, toys, trivia and the NFL!

Do you know the origin of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?”

Did you know “Twas the night Before Christmas” isn’t really the name of the popular Christmas classic?

Did you know Boris Karloff only narrated “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” but did not sing the famed deep-throated song?

And did you know there’s a full slate of NFL games on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

If you answered “No” to any of these questions, then the latest episode of “The *State* of Florida Sports Podcast” is a must-listen event for you.

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"How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" premiered Dec. 18, 1966, on CBS. It is based on the 1957 children's book of the same name by Dr. Seuss.

Our Christmas spectacular welcomes in Mark Moses, host of the aptly named Mark Moses Radio Show on 1560 The Fan in Brevard County, Florida. He can be heard at sportsradio1560.com and markmosesshow.podbean.com.

We’re both sports guys who love Christmas. Plus, Mark’s family includes people of the Christian faith and Jewish faith, so he has memories of both holidays.

Mark helps me break down Christmas music, movies, toys and more while also discussing the aforementioned slate of NFL games.

Here are clues to the four questions asked above.

Retail chain Montgomery Ward had a big hand in making “Rudolph” go down in history.

Rudolph, right, meets a new friend, Hermey the Dentist, in a scene from the animated classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

“Twas the Night” was anonymously written 199 years ago but wasn’t claimed by the author until 14 years later. As mentioned earlier, it had a different title.

Once Dr. Seuess heard the “Grinch” singer didn’t receive name credit in the final film, he did everything he could to notify the 1960s press of who the actual singer was. That person went on to have an incredible career.

And while Santa is delivering presents on Christmas Eve, he probably won’t be missing much in the 8:20 p.m. NFL game. But hopefully he’ll have time to check out the 4 p.m. game between the Cowboys and Eagles.

Other things we break down:

Have you ever considered what the best Christmas songs of all-time are? It’s harder than you think.

What about movies and Christmas specials? Which ones stand out to you? You might like what Mark and I have to say on the subject. Then again, you might not.

And what was that toy you wanted for Christmas more than anything else? Did you get it? My most prized Christmas present sits just feet away from me in my home office, and it’s nearly 40 years old.

This podcast isn’t just fun and interesting, it will also make you think.

Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you’d be giving me the best Christmas present of all by listening to this podcast.

If you want to hear a fun and interesting podcast that will get you in the holiday spirit, you have to give us a listen.

Join the tens of thousands that have downloaded us and find out why we give you the best sports breakdowns in the state.

We can be downloaded wherever you listen to podcasts, or simply type in “The *State* of Florida Sports Podcast” into your favorite search engine. We also can be found on any of the 17 USA TODAY-Network Florida websites.

If you like it, you can check out previous shows, which feature current and former professional athletes and coaches, as well as our stable of journalists who cover beats and write columns, all of whom have a tie to the Sunshine State.


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