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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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Episode 79: The Office Christmas Special

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 … Continue reading

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