Yuletide TV: A Christmas Podcast

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Bonus Ep.10 - The Nightmare Before Christmas

In their final bonus episode, the boys celebrate two seasons at once as they watch and review The Nightmare Before Christmas (available on Disney+). As they work to determine whether or not this is a Christmas Classic (Halloween Highlight?) they also discuss: creepypasta YouTube videos, Brian's bad bits, Jon's emo days, other stop motion feature films, Tim Burton's Batman films, the feud between Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey, Greg Proops, and trying to figure who exactly this movie is for.

Season 2 of the podcast kicks off with a full lineup reveal on Nov. 2. Don't miss it!

Wikipedia entry for this film: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nightmare_Before_Christmas

Mini-Bonus Ep. 1 - Doogie Howser, M.D.

Stop! Before you do anything, make sure you listen to our guest spot on Totally Rad Christmas, here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/840331/5755690-ep-29-doogie-howser-m-d-w-chris-brian-and-jon.

We watched and reviewed a Christmas episode from the first season of Doogie Howser, M.D., titled "Doogie The Red Nosed Reindeer" (available on Hulu). Our first ever mini-bonus episode serves as a companion to this conversation by telling you whether we thought it was a Christmas Classic, Pair of Socks, or a Lump of Coal, but that's it! For our full thoughts and dissection of the episode with host Gerry Davila, you need to go check out Totally Rad Christmas, your podcast home for all things Christmas in the 80's.

See Gerry's full back catalog here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/840331.

Bonus Ep. 9 - Call the Midwife

Our friends at the Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast recommended we watch this first Christmas special from BBC period drama Call the Midwife available on Netflix. While the boys work to determine whether or not this is a Christmas Classic, they also discuss: people who like Fight Club vs. people who like Snatch, their feelings on period piece television, vicars, women giving birth at Christmas as a trope, Hey Arnold, Jon's British accents, pocket lamb chops and Keira Knightley clones.  

IMDB for this episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2238586/

Listen to the Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Christmas Podcast here: https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/sbmchristmas

Bonus Ep. 8 - Accepted

For the start of the new school year your hosts take a look at the 2006 comedy, Accepted, starring Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, and Lewis Black. Along the way we discuss karaoke bars, other Comedy Central classics, Brandy Old Fashioneds, and the comedy of Kyle Kinane. 

Wikipedia entry for Accepted: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accepted

Bonus Ep. 7 - A Christmas Carol in July

For their Christmas in July Special, the Yuletide Boys watch the excruciating 2019 adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol starring Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis. They pick apart all the places this dark and gritty reimagining goes wrong and save listeners two hours by condensing a three hour slog into a one hour podcast. 

Wikipedia entry:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Carol_(miniseries)

Bonus Ep. 6 - The Magnificent Seven (1960)

In the final installment of "Screw You, Watch This," Chris hops back in the saddle and has Brian and Jon watch the original Magnificent Seven from 1960. Along the way they discuss hand sanitizer, killing the coronavirus with fireworks, taking back the term UFO, the fact the hosts are three dumb white guys, Jon struggling to remember the band the Chainsmokers, Rhonda Rousey, Vin Diesel, and what their campaign slogans would be if they ever ran for office. 

Wikipedia entry for The Magnificent Seven: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magnificent_Seven

 

Bonus Ep. 5 - Justified

Brian takes over the podcast to talk about the pilot episode of the FX series Justified starring Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins. Over the course of the episode, the Yuletide boys also discuss the recent movies Jon has watched while quarantining, whether Chris is the Heat Miser or Cold Miser, Walton Goggins other great roles, Chris's efforts to avoid infecting the elves at the North Pole as the Polar Express visits twice in one episodes, and what does or does not constitute the Midwest. 

IMDB for the pilot of Justified: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1522554/

 

Bonus Ep. 4 - Cowboy Bebop

Jon takes the reins in the first edition of "Screw You, Watch This" by making Chris and Brian watch the final three episodes of Cowboy Bebop (available on Hulu). The boys talk anime for almost an hour while Chris tries to figure out what he just watched, Brian tries to say some words, and Jon tries to be the best podcast host around. Also there's a small Digimon update. 

Bonus Ep. 3 - The Town

Happy March! The boys watch and discuss a Jeremy Renner classic, The Town, also starring Ben Affleck and Jon Hamm. Other topics include: how rewatchable Ben Affleck movies are, when Jon Hamm peaked. whether or not someone is SWAT, and what the podcast covers over the next three months. 

Wikipedia entry for The Town: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Town_(2010_film)

Bonus Ep. 2 - Klute!

The boys watch one of their most discussed films from the first season of the podcast: Klute, starring Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda. Available to rent via iTunes or Amazon Prime Video. They also debate whether or not Donald Sutherland is a nerd and if this movie can in any way be considered appropriate holiday viewing. 

Wikipedia entry for this movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klute

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