It's Christmas every day for creators of Fredericton podcast
'It's been our wildest dreams come true basically,' says co-writer
A new Christmas-themed podcast made in Fredericton has "far surpassed" the expectations of it co-writers and directors.
Jenna Knorr and Adam Ganong set out to create the "classic after school Christmas special but for a new generation."
The result is Welcome to Tinsel Town, a series aimed at children between ages 6-12 that has been downloaded more than 30,000 times.
"It's been our wildest dreams come true, basically," Knorr said.
Christmas every day
The story, voiced by actors from the Fredericton area, is set in a place where it Christmas every day. Residents have decorations up year-round, there is always a party happening somewhere and the town is populated by Christmas creatures of all kinds.
"It's not uncommon to walk down the street and see a reindeer walking out of bakery," Knorr said. "It's really a very magical place."
Writing a creative Christmas storyline wasn't always easy, especially in the summer, Ganong said. But they put Christmas music on in the background and drank hot chocolate and let the ideas flow.
"In August, in the great heat, we sat down and dreamt up what we loved about Christmas stories when we were kids and what we wanted to add in and what new twists we could put on things."
Knorr said the feedback has been positive.
"When you're working on a project like this where for most of the time it's just two of you in a room writing, listening back to audio, you kind of get that feeling where you're like, 'Oh, I hope people are going to receive this well,' and it's far surpassed what we hoped for in terms of reception."
The podcast is available at Tinseltown.show or through most podcast apps.
With files from Shift NB