It’s back to school time, everybody! I mean, that’s technically true, but it really has nothing to do with this week’s episode. Just thought you’d like to know. This week we dig into the holiday-industrial complex behind Arthur Christmas, Aardman Studios’ animated comedy about the complicated hierarchy of the Claus family. Also, we’re very bad at geography.
It’s Christmas in July here on Christmas Creeps, and you know what that means: It’s Redboxing Day! This week the gang gets the whole office crunk on holiday schnapps and snickerdoodles and accidentally reinvents the internet through the power of awful jokes and zombie apocalypse plans.
We’ve talked about it for ages, and with our 50th episode landing on the 4th of July, the time just felt right. We finally watched Santa Buddies. In this episode, Joe muses on the inherent holiday magic of an unlocked door, Brad spends an inordinate amount of time talking about JO crystals, and Johnny-5 does everything in his power to talk about literally anything other than Santa Buddies.
Father’s Day forced us to scrap our planned episode, so instead Joe and Brad decided to use the opportunity to talk about one of their favorite things: Video games! In this double-wide edition of Stocking Stuffers, we discuss the “Koopa Claus” episode of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, as well as the Sonic the Hedgehog special Sonic Christmas Blast! Thanks a lot, dad.
With Alien: Covenant now in theaters, it’s the perfect time to discuss Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s 2012 prequel to the Alien franchise that may or may not actually be a Christmas film. Does a Christ allegory automatically make a film a Christmas film? Why do they take their helmets off on an alien planet? Where does this film fit in the Split Timeline theory? The answers to these questions and more in this week’s episode!
On this week’s episode, the Creeps tackle one of the holidays’ most ubiquitous movies, the Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye musical White Christmas. Along the way, we also go down rabbit holes related to Power Rangers, Jonathan’s knowledge of America’s train system, and the wackadoo madness Brad dreams about when he eats smoked salmon. And somewhere in all that, we actually discuss this 1954 classic. All in a day’s work around these parts!
HEEEEEY KIIIIIIDS! Break out the lasagna and backscratchers, cuz this week’s episode is all about the Garfield Christmas special! In this episode, we break down what’s wrong with the Arbuckle clan, reminisce about our favorite Erik Estrada shows, Joe is diagnosed with a serious disorder, and we even see what happens when you remove Garfield from the equation entirely!