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Advent Calendar House: The Muppets Valentine Show

An early Muppet Show pilot from 1974 that misinformed me about where babies come from. Guests: Brian Arnold, Joey O.

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Tinsel Tunes: Auld Lang Syne -Great Tinsel Tunes Battle 2019

In this episode, we go into detail about the song Auld Lang Syne. I bring to you a great song by Singer/songwriter Rebecca Fiona Adams (Bex). Please check her out on SoundCloud. I have included links to her songs and facebook page below. https://www.facebook.com/Bexs.musicpage https://soundcloud.com/bexmarksthespot I’ll mention some new and exciting additions to the world...

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Christmas Creeps 76: Cobra

New Year’s Eve is St. Sylvester’s Day, which is all the excuse we need to watch another Sylvester Stallone movie here on Christmas Creeps! This week, Joe & J5 kick back, enjoy some Christmas Tree flavored crisps, and examine the whole “Is Die Hard a Christmas movie” debate through the lens of Stallone’s 1986 action vehicle Cobra. Why Cobra,...

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Christmas Creeps 75: Team America: World Police

Merry Christmas, one and all! We finally made it to the big day, and it’s time to take a break. Here on Christmas Creeps, we celebrate “July at Christmas”, the one time of year we allow ourselves to talk about something obnoxiously jingoistic and patriotic. This year we’re discussing Team America: World Police! 2004 was a...

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Tinsel Tunes: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa comes tonight. So this episode is the perfect time to hear about the Song Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Merry Christmas

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Advent Calendar House: Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

Big Bird worries Santa’s unfit for skinny little chimneys, and Mr. Hooper spends Hanukkah saving Christmas. Guests: Erin Evans, Joey O.

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Weird Christmas: Weird Christmas Flash Fiction (Contest winners)

1st prize: “He is Coming to Town” by Douglas Jensen 2nd prize: “The Loss Not Found” by Sherry Morris Honorable Mentions (in no particular order): “Holly Jolly Christmas” by Barbara Tarkowksa “Relief Santa” by Nycki Blatchley “Christmas Wishes” by Angelle McDougall “The Pooped Elf” by Benito Cereno “Aglow” by September Herrin “Oh Holey Night” by...

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Weird Christmas: The Old Magic of Christmas with Linda Raedisch

I talk to author Linda Raedisch about all kinds of old European and pagan legends that circulate this time of year around solestice and Yule in addition to the standard Christmas stories. Linda Raedisch‘s book The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year is a wonderful collection of stories,...

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Advent Calendar House: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – We Wish You a Turtle Christmas

A direct-to-video special so low-quality, it happens in a sewer. Guests: Shawn Robare, Jonathan Zelenak.

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Advent Calendar House: Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special

Lots of screaming, lots of fruitcake, and lots more screaming! Guests: Erin Evans, Lindy Kempe, Joey O.

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Advent Calendar House: Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

Disney’s Fab Five (and Daisy, who’s somehow less important than the dog) enter the 3rd dimension. Guests: Drew Crowley, John Dedeke.

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Christmas Creeps: Futurama – “Xmas Story”

We’re back to kick off the holidays in style! If you’re unfamiliar with Stocking Stuffers, it’s the pint-sized sister podcast to Christmas Creeps where we discuss holiday episodes of your favorite TV shows. As opposed to our regular episodes, we try to keep these shows PG-13. Appropriate for prime time, ya know? This week, we’re...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tinsel Tunes: Summer Wonderland

Summer Wonderland as used in the Air NZ Ad campaign in 2016 Now even though winter wonderland is a great song, One of my favorites in fact. It’s not one we can really relate too down here when it comes to the lyrics. I thought it would be fun to compare the lyrics and break...

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Christmas Creeps: Eight Crazy Nights

Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating this week, and please accept our sincerest apologies for taking the opportunity to discuss an Adam Sandler movie. Music expert Libby Cudmore joins us this week to discuss Sandler’s first—and so far only—foray into animated holiday musicals: Eight Crazy Nights! Join us as we break the film down song by song,...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Weird Christmas: Victorian Ghost Stories and “The Kit Bag”

Andy Williams says that there’ll be scary ghost stories along with tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago. I think most people guess he’s just talking about Dickens. But, no. It’s a thing. Or it was a thing. A HUGE thing. In this one, I talk to Dr. Tara Moore about why the...

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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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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.

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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.

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Tinsel Tunes: It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

In this episode we go into detail about the song It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas. From the classic versions to the most recent covers. I countdown my top five versions. and we hear some listener song suggestions. This is the first weekly episode for this December. So make sure you subscribe to...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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