Episode 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 the podcast! 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, you ask? Because it just happens to take place around the holidays, and is exactly the movie people are thinking of when they say Die Hard isn’t a Christmas movie. Join us as we dig into what separates these two films, as well as how strange and oh-so-very 80s Cobra is in its own right.

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ALSO: Special thanks to listener Booker for drawing up the complete 2018 Krankometer! Check it out in all it’s mathematical glory!

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Episode 75: Team America: World Police

Merry Christmas, one and all! We finally made it to the big day, and it’s time for 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 crazy time, partly because we used to think Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s puppet comedy was actually a scathing political satire, and not just an angry screed at celebrities they don’t like. Look, it was a simpler time, as horrifying as that is to imagine…

Also on this episode, we talk about SantaCon 2018, Parker & Stone’s short lived TV series That’s My Bush, and whether or not E.T. could defeat Santa in hand-to-hand combat.

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Stocking Stuffer #15: Futurama – “Xmas Story”

We’re back to kick off the holidays in style! This week, we’re bringing you a Stocking Stuffer on Johnny-5’s favorite TV show: Futurama! Join us as Joe, J5 and Karyn discuss season 2’s “Xmas Story” as well as the pronunciation of “Xmas”, why a parrot sounds so much like a monkey, and how Santa became an avatar for evil.

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SHOW NOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:

  • “Xmas Story” is streaming on Hulu
  • Stay tuned for two more episodes to round out 2018!

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Episode 74: 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 break the film down song by song, as well as reminisce about seeing and actually enjoying this shameless excuse for a film back in the day. Believe us, it has not aged well…

ALSO: If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear us break down MORE movie soundtracks, Joe and Libby are about to launch a podcast alllll about that! The OST Party kicks off December 20th, when they’ll be digging into the soundtracks to Clerks and Batman Forever! Follow @OSTParty on Twitter for the latest!

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SHOW NOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:

  • This movie is available on DVD and On Demand rental.
  • For more rad music tweets, follow Libby on Twitter @LibbyCudmore!
  • Get in on the ground floor of the OST Party on Twitter @OSTParty!
  • Bradford apparently climbed into a diving bell for final stretch of this episode…
  • KRANKOMETER: (0, -4)
  • END PROMO: For more holiday podcasting goodness, check out Hallmark & Jess!

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Turkey Day Sampler Platter 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! As we gather round the table and give thanks today, we have a special treat for you. Our other robot pal, PAUL, decided to give us a break and bring together the various hosts of Christmas Podcast Network shows to discuss holiday music. It’s a huge topic, and this sampler goes in several unique directions. So sit back, enjoy that second helping of leftovers, and let our fellow podcasters entertain you with stories of the many traditions and avenues surrounding Christmas Music!

For more info on these and other great holiday podcasts, check out ChristmasPodcastNetwork.com today!

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PODCASTS FEATURED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:

  • Can’t Wait for Christmas
  • Christmas Past
  • Advent Calendar House
  • Tis The Podcast
  • Tinsel Tunes
  • Weird Christmas

Intro/outro: “Christmas All Alone” by Candlegravity

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Episode 73: Iron Man 3

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and you know what that means: We’re celebrating another Shane Black Friday! On this week’s show, Martin R. Schneider of the podcast Breaking Mayberry joins us to discuss Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, the only movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that even exists in the ballpark of holiday cinema. Also in this episode, we tease out some of the strengths and failings of the MCU, and dedicate more time than we probably should to a gigantic stuffed rabbit.

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Introducing the Christmas Podcast Network!

Now that the spooky season is behind us, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. (Like we ever stopped…) Christmas fans of all stripes have started all sorts of podcasts to observe the holiday any way they see fit. Some like to discuss the Christmas traditions of yesteryear. Others take immense joy in digging into all the weirdness the holidays have to offer. And then there’s us, your merry band of miscreants who think it’s really funny to talk about terrible holiday movies throughout the calendar year.

Anyway, with so many different flavors of holiday podcast out there, we all agreed that the best way to spread Christmas cheer was to launch our own podcast network!

THE CHRISTMAS PODCAST NETWORK is the brainchild of Brian Earl and Thom Crowe —of Christmas Past and Tis The Podcast, respectively—and they’ve gathered together ten holiday podcasts to pump out the holly jolly goodness all year long!

We’re happy to be counted among the network’s charter members, and we hope you’ll join us on this new chapter in Christmas Creeps history. More is always merrier, and I can’t think of a better way to ring in the 2018 holiday season.

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