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Weird Christmas: Xmas Comics with Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno is a comic book writer, Christmas author, and fount of knowledge. He shares suggestions for unusual Christmas reading and talks about some ambitious Christmas fiction projects. Get the full show notes here. You can also visit WeirdChristmas.com for all the Christmas weirdness you can handle. Links to everything we mentioned on the show:…

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Will Vinton’s Claymation Christmas Celebration

Day 7: The California Raisins miss their bus, make a sleigh out of garbage and fly it into space in Will Vinton’s Claymation Christmas Celebration, the greatest holiday special out of all holiday specials hosted by clay dinosaurs. On This Episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), a singing goose carrying a basket of Easter Eggs on Christmas…

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A Garfield Christmas Special

Day 6: Let’s have a good, old-fashioned Christmas down on the farm in 1987’s “A Garfield Christmas Special,” featuring the voices of Squiggy and Ursula. On This Episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), 2-time all-county gravy champion. Jeff Somogyi (@sommerjam) of Talkin’ Chopp and Nerd Lunch’s Down the Rabbit Hole. Topics and Tangents Gregg Berger, the voice…

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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Day 5: Rankin/Bass goes off the rails in its last-ever stop motion animated Christmas special, 1985’s “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus,” based on the 1902 book by “Wizard of Oz” author L. Frank Baum, which explains a lot. On This Episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), lord of the Sound Imps. Paxton Holley (@paxtonholley), grand…

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Lamb Chop’s Special Chanukah

Day 4: Hanukkah is here, so here are some sock puppets hanging out with Mr. Miyagi, the dad from Growing Pains, and the mayor of Gotham City in 1995’s “Lamb Chop’s Special Chanukah.” On This Episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), floating disembodied head who can’t stop correcting his own word usage. Sarah Shay (@thesarahshay) from the…

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’Twas the Night Before Christmas

Day 3: Turn back the clock till it goes ~~kerplunk~~ kerplooey to make some time for Rankin/Bass’s 1974 retelling of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” from the perspective of the mouse and his know-it-all nerdy son. On This Episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), the Advent Calendar House’s eccentric mayor. Joey O. (@ImGonnaDJ24) from Y-Not Radio and…

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The Star Wars Holiday Special

Day 2: Strap in and get ready to blast off for Space Church as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the “Star Wars Holiday Special,” the farthest point from the bright center of our favorite galaxy far, far away. On This Episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), 4-armed celebrity chef in highly offensive makeup. Liz Twachtman (@twtaboutLizzie),…

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Day 1: It’s the season premiere! We take a look at 3 versions of Dr. Seuss’s classic Christmas tale, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” from 1966, 2000, and 2018. On this episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), a tiny chef carried on a covered dinner plate by a series of exponentially larger chefs. Michael DiGiovanni (@theatomicgeeks) of…

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Christmas Podcast Network Crossover / Season 2 Teaser

It’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get the Advent Calendar House ready for Season 2, featuring a new episode every day from December 1 through Christmas Eve, 2018. In between commercial teasers for all 24 episodes coming in Season 2 — though not necessarily in order — the members of the all-new Christmas…

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HallMark & Jess: The Nine Lives of Christmas

We’re going from a movie we hated to a movie we loved with The Nine Lives of Christmas! We’re talking robberies, secret identities, and the sure fire way to woo a lady!

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