009 A Very Deconstructed Post-Mormon Christmas

The Wardless panel goes to therapy, Christmas Edition

I don’t know what to say, except it’s Christmas and we’re all in misery.
— National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
I planned out our whole day. First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, and then we’ll go ice skating, and then we’ll eat a whole roll of Toll House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then, to finish, we’ll snuggle!
— Elf

(Yes, our panel has some contrasting feelings about the holiday season.)


Tis the season to be...jolly? Anxious? Excited? Overwhelmed? Conflicted? Thoroughly overjoyed? Downright miserable? The Christmas season isn’t always easy for those of us navigating life as post-Mormons. For those who no longer believe in the Christ story, finding meaning in the holiday can certainly be tricky.  

We’ve had several folks in our Wardless Podcast Facebook group ask the question, “How do you celebrate post-Mormon Christmas?” In this episode, panelists Donna, Kristin, and Micaela, attempt to tackle this question and explore some pretty raw emotions in the process. And we discover that Kristin’s heart might not be as black and dead as she claims.

Also, watch Bad Moms Christmas. Just do it. (Disclaimer: adult language and sexual content.)

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