It’s Christmas Time! That means movies and music (and more). This is a special episode – it’s live and we discuss our favorites for Christmas.

To start we cover a most important topic – what is the difference between a Christmas movie vs a movie set at Christmas?

We quickly delve into our favorite movies and traditions that revolve around movies. A list of movies is below.

Iron Man 3

Die Hard

Lethal Weapon


Great British Baking Show

The Grinch

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Prep and Landing


Rise of the Guardians

Cosmic Christmas

White Christmas

Holiday Inn (warning it’s considered not PC nowadays)

It’s a Wonderful Life

Miracle on 34th Street

Hallmark Christmas Movies and the Alicia Witt movies

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Christmas Carol

Christmas Card

Christmas Visitor

Christmas Heart

Very Merry Mixup


Charlie Brown Christmas – The Piano Guys (Charlie Brown and Angels We Have Heard on High)

MacGyverTitusX-FilesMASHBob HopeDoctor Who

Disney Christmas Sing-a-long

Star Wars LEGO Christmas Special

Christmas Story

Polar Express

Christmas with the Kranks

Jingle all the Way

Deck the Halls

Christmas Chronicles

Jingle Jangle

And of course, we have to talk about music. Music at Christmas is a given – but we like a lot of music that isn’t as mainstream. List below and a spotify playlist at the bottom:

Polly Anderson’s Christmas Party

Harry Simeone Chorale

Very Special Christmas

Do The Know it’s Christmas – Band Aid

Mannheim Steamroller – Little Drummer Boy – and what the term means in music


Straight No Chaser

Keith Emerson

Rick Wakeman

Jethro Tull

Greg Lake

Merry Axemas

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – First Snow – and the original guys Savatage

Annie Lennox

Melissa Etheridge

Joan Osborne

Cheap Trick

REO Speedwagon

Billy Idol

AC Jones

Brian Setzer

Neil Diamond

Johnny Mathis

Time Life Christmas

John Denver and the Muppets

Christmas at Ground Zero and The Year Santa Went Crazy

Alice’s Restaurant

Jim Nabors

David Letterman Cher

Cartman Oh Holy Night

James Brown Funky Christmas

ELP Legacy

Duke Ellington Nutcracker



Christmas Lithuania

Snow Miser vs Heat Miser

Snoopy Christmas

And we talk about books a bit:

Christopher Moore – the Stupidest Angel

David Sedaris

Lamb – Christopher Moore

Skipping Christmas – Which Cousin Dan likes better than the movie

A Christmas Carol

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Some of our traditions we enjoy:

First Night Akron – which is sorely missed

Advent Calendar – LEGO mini-figures – Funko pop

Christmas Story House

Castle Noel



Frankenmuth, MichiganBronner’s

Tis the Season

Christmas Pickle


Nela Park

Cleveland Zoo Lights

Cambridge Dickens Christmas

Clifton Mill

Landoll Castle


Miracle on 42nd street