Advent Calendar House

Hosted ByMike Westfall

A salute to all TV holiday specials, but mostly the Christmas ones.

Advent Calendar House: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas

Day 3: Turn back the clock till it goes kerplunk kerplooey for a look at Rankin/Bass’s 1974 retelling of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas from the perspective of the mouse and his know-it-all nerdy son.
A family of mice from the Rankin/Bass TV special ’Twas the Night Before Christmas looks on as Santa Claus arrives at their home.

On this episode

Topics and tangents

  • The worst thing we’ve broken that ruined multiple peoples’ day.
  • We prepared for this episode by listening to Green Day’s Kerplunk!
  • South Park covered the song Even a Miracle Needs a Hand in the year 2000.
  • Albert reminds us of a young Julia Stiles in an Apple Jacks cereal commercial from the 1990s.
  • We somehow get onto tangents that include Dusty Rhodes’s “Hard Times” promo.
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