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Stocking Stuffer #28: The Christmas Gift of Light

For years, internet sleuths have tried to identify a cartoon based on nothing but an old family Christmas photo. In an amazing turn of events, not only was the cartoon identified, but it turned out to be an obscure Christmas … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffer #27: Love Death & Robots, “All Through The House”

This edition of Stocking Stuffers is unique, in that the episode of TV we’re covering is only about 7 minutes long. “All Through The House” is the lone Christmas episode of Netflix’s animated anthology series Love Death & Robots. It’s … Continue reading

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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 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 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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Episode 123: The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

Welcome to Holiday Season 2021! It’s been a long year, but we’re determined to send this one out with a bang! On this week’s episode, we attempt to explain the weirdo madness of Rankin/Bass’s 1985 special The Life & Adventures … Continue reading

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Episode 111: Rapsittie Street Kids

Happy New Year, everyone! We’re back in the saddle after a long winter’s nap, and after this week’s episode we may be rethinking that… This week we unravel the baffling existence of Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa! This CG-animated … Continue reading

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Episode 107: Frosty The Snowman (w/ Jake Horowitz and Andy Lewis)

This week we’re joined by filmmakers Jake Horowitz and Andy Lewis to discuss their new film Cup of Cheer, as well as the Rankin/Bass animated classic Frosty The Snowman! Jake and Andy are the co-writers (and Jake the director) of … Continue reading

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Episode 97: The Grinch (2018)

It feels good to be back in the saddle talking about Christmas movies! This week we’re talking about the 2018 adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” simply titled The Grinch. Produced by Illumination Studios (the house that Minions … Continue reading

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Episode 96: Jack Frost (1979)

Winter has finally arrived in our little pocket of the world, friends, and so on this episode we dive into the Rankin/Bass tale of Jack Frost! There are many Jack Frosts in the world, but this is the only one that … Continue reading

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