Advent Calendar House

Hosted ByMike Westfall

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

A podcast salute to all holiday specials, but mostly the Christmas ones. Every December, host Mike Westfall and friends discuss their favorite Christmas and holiday TV specials and commercials.


All Episodes

Advent Calendar House: A Pinky and the Brain Christmas

Probably the closest the Brain ever got to taking over the world, if only his heart hadn’t grown 3 sizes. Guests: Joey Letson, Joey O.

Advent Calendar House: Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas

Pa would’ve loved this podcast about the 1977 Jim Henson Christmas special. Guest: Emily Rowley.

Advent Calendar House: Saved by the Bell – Home for Christmas

Zack gets shook upon learning the latest girl of his dreams is homeless. Guests: Chad Young, Tom Coombs.

Advent Calendar House: Batman, the Animated Series – Christmas with the Joker

We trace the origins of Jingle Bells, Batman Smells in an episode nobody wanted to see, but everyone will hear. Guests: Jay Amabile, Joey O.

Advent Calendar House: The Small One

Part 2 of our Christmas donkey double feature takes a deep dive into Disney’s 1978 short film. Guests: Lindy Kempe, Brandon Medley.

Advent Calendar House: Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

Extend your ears as we revisit a lesser-known Rankin/Bass special from 1977. Guests: Lindy Kempe, Brandon Medley.

Advent Calendar House: Jingle Bell Rap

We dig down like dogs to the bottom of the bargain bin to recover an overlooked special from 1991. Guest: Chad Young.

Advent Calendar House: McDonald’s Holiday Commercials

Lace up your ice skates for a look at 3 merry messages starring 3 iterations of Ronald McDonald. Guest: Joey O.

Advent Calendar House: Christmas at Walt Disney World (1978)

It’s mime time at the Most Magical Place on Earth! Guests: Drew Crowley, John Dedeke.