Steampunk: Tales from New Babbage, Christmas 2012

in Radio Drama, Radio Riel Steampunk

by Gabrielle Riel on Monday, 24 December, 2012

Imps. Gnomes. Elves. Call them what you will, there is something sinister hiding behind those pointy boots and jingle bells. For those of us that have had actual dealings with the wee, we know the truth. For our audio yuletide greeting this year, we present three tales of Christmas, each with a dreadful little man.

Vic Mullins reads Charles Dicken’s other Christmas redemption tale, The Goblins that Stole a Sexton, which originally appeared in 1863 as part of The Pickwick Papers.

Junie Ginsburg reads A Christmas Fantasy, with a Moral, by Thomas Baily Aldrich, which first appeared in volume 43, issue 2 of The Century in 1891.

Emperor Ezra Crumb II reads ‘Twas a Night Before a New Babbage Christmas, adapted from the Clement Clarke Moore poem by Salazar Jack, from Tales of New Babbage, Vol. 1, which was published last year at this time.

Deck the Halls, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Greensleeves, Edelweiss, We Three Kings, and We Wish you a Merry Christmas, and Silver Bells were arranged and performed by Canolli Capalini, some of which are available at Capalini Fine Furnishings in Babbage Canals.

Mysterioso March, The Path of the Goblin King, Moonlight Hall, Pop Goes the Weasel, Hidden Agenda, Wizardtorium, and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear written and performed by Kevin Macleod, and are available at his website at

Additional material written by Kris Law and Mosseveno Tenk.

runtime 47:19

Listening party at the Tinker Camp outside the city gate tonight, 5 pm SLT (San Francisco Time). Stream will be broadcast on Radio Riel Steampunk.

You can listen to “Tales from New Babbage” via any of the following methods:

  • Direct link to the show on, where you can listen to it as a stream or download the audio file directly
  • Subscribe on iTunes
  • Subscribe using our RSS feed

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: