Yuletide TV: A Christmas Podcast

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Bonus Ep. 19 - A Long Way to Christmas Special: Herbie: Fully Loaded

The boys test out a new tradition by claiming August to be "A Long Way to Christmas". Much like last year where they watched "Accepted" starring Justin Long for their August bonus episode, this year they are selecting another film from this actor's illustrious career, "Herbie: Fully Loaded". Have they stumbled upon a genius idea or are they embarking on a tradition that will only make that lengthy Christmas wait even longer?

Other topics discussed in this episode include: Jonah Hill, Steve Zahn, performance analysis, ways to make this movie better, bad cover music, dated product placements, and Brian's new photography hobby. 

Wikipedia entry this movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbie:_Fully_Loaded

 

Bonus Ep. 18 - Dash & Lily (Christmas in July Special, Part 2)

In the conclusion of their two-part Christmas in July special, the boys wrap up their journey with Dash & Lily (streaming on Netflix). Did their enthusiasm from part one carry through to call this a Christmas Classic? Listen to find out!

Non-Christmas topics in this episode include: the Ambiguously Gay Duo, the heat, Jon's ski routine ideas, a very messy summary, Armie Hammer, coats, reasons to move to Fiji, bad flags, stakes as steaks, notebook logistics, running to the airport, and Dash & Lily sequels. 

Wikipedia entry for Dash & Lily: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash_%26_Lily

 

Bonus Ep. 17 - Dash & Lily (Christmas in July Special, Part 1)

The boys are back to tackle their first assignment that's too big to be contained within one episode. To celebrate Christmas in July, they're watching all of Dash & Lily, covering episode 1-4 in June and then the second half of the series in July. This 2020 Netflix streamer catches them by surprise but does the first half of the series have enough holiday spirit to carry them through until July? The only way to find out is to listen in! 

Non-Christmas topics discussed in this episode include: Mare of Easttown, Jupiter's Legacy's budget, the heat, New York City being a character again, Joni Mitchell, great side characters, YA stuff, backtracking, Law & Order: SVU, and web privacy. 

Wikipedia entry for Dash & Lily: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash_%26_Lily.

 

Bonus Ep. 16 - Letterkenny: Three Wise Men (with Holli & Scarlett from Netflixmas)

Get ready for the biggest episode of Yuletide TV yet...in terms of the number of people speaking! Chris, Brian and Jon are joined by Holli and Scarlett from the Netflixmas Podcast to discuss Canadian sitcom treasure "Three Wise Men" from the fifth season of Letterkenny (available on Hulu). 

Non-Christmas topics include: UFOs, jail, parts of Wisconsin, jokes, callbacks, space shows, hot character and Japan stuff.

Find Netflixmas wherever you get your podcasts or at this Neflixmas Podcast

Bonus Ep. 15 - Iron Chef America: Ghosts of Holiday Ingredients Past (w/Glen Warren from Season’s Eatings)

The boys take the podcast international with Glen Warren from the Season's Eatings Podcast to discuss their first ever reality-competition show episode, "Ghosts of Holiday Ingredients Past" from Iron Chef America (available on Hulu). Can they cook up a Christmas Classic or will this episode be headed for the garbage disposal?

Other topics include: Canadian vs. American Christmas, beaver tails, Alton Brown's looks, cooking stuff, plating, William Shatner, Sam the Eagle, and Glen dispelling some reality TV myths. 

Find Season's Eating on your favorite podcast app or at this link.

IMDB entry for this episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1784945/.

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Ep. 14 - Raising Hope: The Last Christmas (w/Todd Killian from Christmas Clatter)

The March bonus episode has the boy's welcoming Todd Killian from the Christmas Clatter Podcast to watch and discuss "The Last Christmas" from the third season of the Fox sitcom Raising Hope (available on Hulu). Does this blue collar comedy have what it takes to be elevated to the ranks of a Christmas Classic? Listen in to find out.

Non-Christmas topics include: washing hands, mailmen, ski hill rules, Super Troopers alpacas, forgeries, Burn Notice, 2012, apocalypse plans, Alone, pajama longevity, and LL Bean. 

Find Christmas Clatter on your favorite podcasting app or at this link

IMDB entry for this episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2508350/.

 

Bonus Ep. 13 - The Goldbergs: A Christmas Story (w/Gerry Davilla from Totally Rad Christmas)

The February bonus episode features the boys' first guest and their first real foray into a Hanukkah episode. Gerry Davilla from Totally Rad Christmas stops by to have the boys watch and discuss "A Christmas Story" from the third season of the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs (available on Hulu). Since "Christmas Classic" doesn't really apply to this episode, the boys create a new ranking on the spot and Chris shares what little he knows about celebrating Hanukkah with the listeners. 

Non winter holiday topics Include: beer jackets, Reno 911, licking things, poles, Beanie Babies, trivia, Tom Selleck, and D&D.

Find Totally Rad Christmas on your favorite podcasting app or at this link

IMDB entry for this episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5140288/.

 

 

 

Bonus Ep. 12 - 2nd Annual Christmas Cooldown

The bad boys of Christmas podcasting are back to reflect on their holiday celebrations and the second season of Yuletide TV. Chris, Brian and Jon each share how they spent their Christmas and what Santa brought them, before diving into a discussion about what new holiday films they watched this year, including Wonder Woman 1984, Happiest Season, Holidate, Princess Switch 2: Switched Again, The Christmas Bow, and Jingle Jangle. Then it's time to talk about their favorite and least favorite episodes they covered in Season 2 before giving a preview of what's to come, including a big announcement about what to expect from their off season bonus episodes before Season 3 begins in November.  

S2 Ep. 15 - M*A*S*H: Death Takes a Holiday

Merry Christmas from the Yuletide TV podcast! Chris is here to close out season 2 with his personal favorite pick of "Death Takes a Holiday" from the ninth season of M*A*S*H (available on Hulu). Not as much goofing around on this episode, as the boys settle into a more thoughtful discussion about the themes present in this episode.

Non-Christmas topics include: Alan Alda, the timelessness of M*A*S*H, dead parents, charitable giving etiquette, and life lessons.

Thank you to everyone who has listened to and supported our second season (especially you Sean). Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

This episode's featured Christmas podcast is Holly Jolly Xmasu: https://hollyjollyxmasu.libsyn.com/.

IMDB entry for this episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0638292/.

We'll see you on Jan. 25 for our first bonus episode of 2021!

S2 Ep. 14 - The Simpsons: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace

It's the second to last episode of the season, and Jon is sharing his personal favorite pick "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" from the ninth season of The Simpsons (available on Disney+). With so many Simpsons holiday episodes to choose from, does this one have what it takes to be called a Christmas Classic? Listen in and find out.

Non-Christmas topics include: birthdays, video games, real trees vs. fake ones, object permanence, Jeopardy, Jon giving all the hosts their "dad" designations, Green Bay broadcasters, stealing, and MMA moves. 

This episodes featured Christmas podcast is Christmas Clatter with Todd Killian: https://www.christmasclatter.com/

Listen into the episode of Christmas Clatter that Chris and Brian guested on here: https://www.christmasclatter.com/episodes/episode/21fafa6a/your-space-needle-is-stupid.

Wikipedia entry for this episode of The Simpsons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_on_Evergreen_Terrace.

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