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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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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 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 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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Stocking Stuffer #20: Cranberry Christmas

Happy December to one and all! This week on the podcast, we present to you a Stocking Stuffer we recorded back in August. J5 went digging around the Lost Media Wiki and turned up Cranberry Christmas! This is an animated … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffer #16: Aggretsuko – “We Wish You A Metal Christmas”

Welcome to Ani-May, everybody! Bradford is taking the reins this month and programming the next few episodes. Kicking things off, we’re dipping into the Netflix anime series Aggretsuko, and its season-capping holiday special “We Wish You a Metal Christmas”. It’s a … Continue reading

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Episode 82: The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold

Can you believe it’s been four years and we haven’t discussed a Rankin/Bass special yet? Anyway, we’re rectifying that this week by diving deeeeeeeep into the R/B catalog and digging up the 1981 special The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold! It’s about … Continue reading

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