The office Christmas party is such a cliche at this point that every workplace comedy inevitably has to make that episode. I mean, there’s even a whole movie built around the idea. (We reviewed it once; it’s terrible.)
This week, the guys take a look at the Christmas special from the original UK version of The Office. Is David Brent a sympathetic figure? How easy is it to separate the Brent persona from Ricky Gervais himself? Does this special undermine the tone of the rest of the series? These are the questions we wrestle with in this episode. Come join us!
If you’ve listened to our show for any length of time, you’ll know that we don’t plan things like this. The fact that this week’s film is eerily similar to the last film we covered is 100% accidental. It just goes to show that the industry of DTV holiday cinema is a well-oiled machine, and any attempts at originality are promptly dumped in the garbage.
Anyway, this week we’re taking our third trip into the Air Bud Cinematic Universe with Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups, a film whose plot bears a striking resemblance to The Christmas Chronicles, and which fundamentally skews our understanding of Buddies canon, the Winslowverse, and life as we know it.
AND WE’RE BACK! Join us as we kick off SEASON FIVE of Christmas Creeps with our new January tradition: Netflix originals! Last year we got things started with the drunken sasquatch escapades of Pottersville. This year, we hitch a ride on Santa’s sleigh to discuss The Christmas Chronicles, starring Kurt Russell as the world’s coolest Santa/rockstar/car thief/stepdad.
Also in this episode we get into found footage movies, our favorite cinematic Santas, and how this is the Chris Columbus movie to end all Chris Columbus movies.
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.
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.
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.
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!