Advent Calendar House

Hosted ByMike Westfall

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

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


All Episodes

Advent Calendar House: A Garfield Christmas Special

“Whoever invented Christmas trees should be drug out into the street and shot.” —A cartoon for children. Guest: Jeff Somogyi.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Day 5: Rankin/Bass goes off the rails in its last-ever stop...

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Advent Calendar House: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

From the author of The Wizard of Oz comes the craziest Santa origin story ever. Guests: Paxton Holley, Brandon Medley.

Lamb Chop’s Special Chanukah

Day 4: Hanukkah is here, so here are some sock puppets...

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Advent Calendar House: Lamb Chop’s Special Chanukah

Some sock puppets teach Pat Morita and Alan Thicke about Hanukkah. Guest: Sarah Shay.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas

Day 3: Turn back the clock till it goes ~~kerplunk~~ kerplooey...

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Advent Calendar House: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas

The one with the mouse. Turn back the clock till it goes kerplooey for a look at Rankin/Bass’s 1974 Christmas classic. Guest: Joey O.

The Star Wars Holiday Special

Day 2: Strap in and get ready to blast off for...

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Advent Calendar House: The Star Wars Holiday Special

The farthest point from the bright center of the Star Wars universe. Guest: Liz Twachtman.