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: 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.

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.

Advent Calendar House: Lamb Chop’s Special Chanukah

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

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.

Advent Calendar House: The Star Wars Holiday Special

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

Advent Calendar House: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

3 guys named Mike review 3 Grinches, from 1966, 2000, and 2018. Guests: Michael DiGiovanni, Michael May.

Advent Calendar House: Witch’s Night Out

The Advent Calendar House celebrates its first Halloween special with a dazzling display of magical mischief as Chad Young creeps in to help Mike celebrate the 40th anniversary of...