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.


All Episodes

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.

Advent Calendar House: John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together

Peace on Earth and good will to men, dogs, frogs, bears, chickens, and Miss Piggy. Guests: Bill Hanstock, Carlin Trammel.

Advent Calendar House: Will Vinton’s Claymation Christmas Celebration

The California Raisins make a sleigh out of a dumpster and fly it into space. Guests: Erin Evans, Joey O., Emily Rowley.

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.