Author Archives: JW

About JW

I've written about movies on the internet since 2009. Now mostly into the podcast game, talking about Christmas and movie soundtracks mostly. It's fun.

Episode 130: The Cricket on the Hearth

Our pals Niall Flanagan and Dwayne Moloney, co-hosts of the Secret of the Sailor Madness podcast, join us this week to try and make sense of Rankin/Bass’ 1967 Christmas special The Cricket on the Hearth! Based on Charles Dickens’ other … Continue reading

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Episode 129: A Wrestling Christmas Miracle

When we discussed A Karate Christmas Miracle last year, we swore that we wouldn’t touch its follow-up unless we had no other choice. Ladies and gentlemen, that day came far sooner than we expected… A Wrestling Christmas Miracle has the … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffer #26: The Norm Show, “Norm vs Christmas”

Please enjoy this week’s Stocking Stuffer to tide you over until our next full episode. This week we’re taking a look at The Norm Show, Norm Macdonald’s foray into the world of late-90s sitcoms. In this episode, “Norm vs Christmas”, … Continue reading

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Episode 128: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

This week we return to world of Jim Henson with the 1992 holiday classic The Muppet Christmas Carol! You know how this story goes: Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old turd who only loves his money. Three spirits show him … Continue reading

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Episode 127: Christmas Every Day (1987)

Happy New Year to one and all, and welcome to Season 8 of Christmas Creeps! We kick off the new year with the little-seen 1987 animated Christmas special Christmas Every Day. Based on an 1892 short story by William Dean … Continue reading

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Episode 126-B: Ranking The Home Alone Traps

You guys give up? Or are ya thirsty for more!? Last week we pit the original Home Alone against its 2021 remake. Of course the remake didn’t hold a candle to the original, but there is still a bit of … Continue reading

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Episode 126: Home Alone 1990 vs 2021

Merry Christmas to one and all! We don’t usually pit two films against one another, but since it is Christmas we thought we’d give you fine listeners a little holiday treat. Home Alone is one of our generation’s unassailable holiday … Continue reading

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Episode 125: 8-Bit Christmas

Christmastime is here once again, and with it come a whole gaggle of new holiday offerings from all your favorite streaming services! This week we’re discussing the nostalgia-fueled Nintendo frenzy of the film 8-Bit Christmas. Inspired in part by A … Continue reading

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Freeform’s “25 Days of Christmas” By The Numbers

Now that it’s December, we can finally crank up the holiday movie machine! And just like we did a few weeks ago, it’s time to break down this year’s schedule for Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas. Once again, we’ve crunched … Continue reading

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Episode 124: The Polar Express

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Or rather, Happy T-Hanksgiving! This week we dig deep into the Tom Hanks-filled 2004 animated feature The Polar Express, which somehow manages to turn Chris Van Allsburg’s 32-page book into a feature-length adventure full of magical train-hopping … Continue reading

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