It’s October, everybody! Grab your pumpkin spiced beverages and your candy corn flavored whatnots, because it’s time to go Home For the HorrorDays! This week, we’re discussing the indie/Aussie holiday horror film Better Watch Out. This film features a couple twists and turns that get us very riled up, so we encourage you to hunt down a copy to watch before diving in to join us. Then again, if holiday slashers aren’t really your thing, we do pretty much spoil the whole movie and then some. So we got your back!
Last Christmas, we teamed up with six other Christmas podcasts to bring you “The House of Seven Santas”, a Yuletide radio drama told in seven parts across seven websites. It was a fun little experiment, but rather than duplicate it, we thought we’d all ask what YOU would like to hear this holiday season. All you have to do is:
It’s five simple questions about how you like to celebrate/observe the holidays. One of the questions, for example, is “When do you begin to celebrate Christmas?”
The Christmas podcast community has grown by leaps and bounds over the last couple years. This year, we’re teaming up with TEN other sites! It’s an esteemed collection of holly jolly weirdos just like us, who can’t get enough of Christmas and everything that comes with it:
Your feedback will help us decide the type of collaboration we’ll be bringing you this holiday season! Cynics out there will tell you that voting doesn’t matter. Well maybe it doesn’t, but in this case, it matters! We’re putting the power in your hands to tell us what kind of joint holiday podcast you’d like to hear this Christmas season.
The survey ends on Halloween, so be sure to give it a look, tell us what you think, and pass it around! May the merry holiday podcast experiment begin!
On this week’s Stocking Stuffer, Joe & Bradford travel to the Land of Ooo and discuss “Holly Jolly Secrets”, from the third season of Adventure Time. Finn and Jake discover the Ice King’s secret box of videotapes, and a Christmas tradition is accidentally born. Also in this episode, we talk about having fun in the era of camcorders, the paradigm shift between 1990s cartoons and 2010s cartoons, and more!
Hurricane Florence scuttled our regular recording plans, but never fear! Stocking Stuffers are here!
On this episode, Joe & Bradford discuss “Doug’s Secret Christmas”, the only episode of Disney’s Doug to air in prime time! The guys are forced to look on as Doug has The Talk with his dad, discover how Doug is somehow more progressive than Ed, Edd & Eddy, and Joe comes to the realization that he’s been celebrating Christmas of 2015 for the past four years.
Happy September, gang! Labor Day has come and gone, summer is unofficially over, and we’re beginning the long, slow wind-up to the holiday season!
This week on the show, the guys tackle the 1999 drug-fueled teen crime comedy GO. We got a creepy techno robot Santa, we got beater cars decked out in Christmas lights, and we got Joe being wrong about absolutely everything. Join us as we sample some of the latest holiday candies, discuss the separation between rave culture and anime culture, and sort out what makes this film tick!
We’re wrapping up Travel Month this week with a cross-country road trip to California! Film critic Alonso Duralde joins us to discuss the 1985 teen sex comedy The Sure Thing, starring John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga! Duralde is the author of Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas, a compendium of holiday cinema goodness, so we trust him when he says Rob Reiner’s sophomore feature is definitely a Christmas movie.
Also, Johnny-5 somehow finds a way to compare this film to The Bourne Identity. So you got that to look forward to!
Welcome to part one of a new investigative series we’re calling “Finding Creepy Santa”.
Libby Cudmore swears there is a deleted scene from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas which has been lost to the sands of time. It first appeared on the film’s original DVD release and has since apparently been left out of all subsequent editions. She has turned to us to help unearth this lost piece of holiday cinema history. In this episode, Libby and Joe discuss the scene and it’s last known whereabouts.