Yuletide TV: A Christmas Podcast

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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.

S2 Ep. 13 - Supernatural: A Very Supernatural Christmas

Fire up the Impala as we take "A Very Supernatural Christmas" drive from the shows third season (available on Netflix). If you can handle the chaotic start of this episode, you'll be rewarded with the boys thoughts on whether or not the demonic nature of the show can also capture the proper Christmas spirit.

Non-Christmas topics include: sledding, writer's strikes, the Anit-Hanks, space gods, more of Jon's tales from working retail, body horror, and Wisconsin stuff.

We also do our best to stake our claim as the official bad boys of the Christmas Podcast World.

Apologies to any Greeks who listen to this episode. 

This week's featured Christmas podcast is Santa By The Minute: https://santabytheminute.podbean.com/.

Learn more about the Peshtigo fire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peshtigo_fire.

And here's Charlie Behrens Youtube channel if you're in the mood for some Midwest humor: https://www.youtube.com/c/CharlieBerens/videos.


S2 Ep. 12 - Baywatch: Silent Night, Baywatch Night (Parts 1 & 2)

Slather on the sunscreen, throw on your shades, and do your best slow motion jog as you listen to the Yuletide crew close out Blind Pick Week with the two-part "Silent Night, Baywatch Night" from the fifth season of syndicated TV classic Baywatch (available on Hulu). Chris leads the boys on a discussion that involves grifting, flirting with priests, and possibly Santa's actual elves. Will that be enough to rescue it from being deemed a Lump of Coal? Listen in to find out.

Non-Christmas topics include: the show's banging theme song, David Hasselhoff's commanding presence, how boats work, lifeguard salaries, Sadie Hawkins dances, and wrestling crossovers.

IMDB entry for this episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0394327/.

This episodes featured Christmas podcast is Feliz Christmas Merry Navidad: https://www.facebook.com/FCMNPodcast/.


S2 Ep. 11 - BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina’s Christmas Wish

Jon bends the rules a bit to talk about his Blind Pick Week selection, the BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina's Christmas Wish (available on Netflix), which is part Christmas special, part episode, part episode within an episode. Can the boys stop repeating jokes from this show long enough to make a decision on whether or not it's a Christmas Classic? Listen in to find out. 

Non-Christmas topics include: saying words wrong, trying to remember Brian's growing list of nicknames, Jon doing a bit, theme songs, catchphrases, Gary Busey, Aaron Paul, and Bronies. 

This episodes featured Christmas Podcast is the NetfliXmas Podcast: https://netflixmaspodcast.podbean.com/.

IMDB info for this episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4294938/.

Free trivia answer: Oklahoma


S2 Ep.10 - Ally McBeal: Tis the Season

Blind Pick Week kicks off with "Tis the Season" from the fourth season of Ally McBeal (available on Hulu). Will this episode from a show the boys have little familiarity with be able to charm them enough to be called a Christmas Classic, or will it be too dated to be anything more than Lump of Coal?

Non-Christmas topics include: Macy Gray, Robert Downey Jr., dated 90's language, surprising cast members, secret children, Brian's new nickname, heights, karaoke, Christmas movie spoilers, and the return of the Polar Express.

This episode's featured Christmas podcast is Totally Rad Christmas: https://www.buzzsprout.com/840331.

IMDB for this episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0510369/.



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