125 episodes

A salute to all TV holiday specials, but mostly the Christmas ones. Revisit 12 holiday classics and not-so-classics each December and July.

Advent Calendar House - TV Holiday & Christmas Specials Mike Westfall

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

A salute to all TV holiday specials, but mostly the Christmas ones. Revisit 12 holiday classics and not-so-classics each December and July.

    It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

    It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

    It’s not a wonderful life at all without Kermit.

    Guests: Lindy Kempe, Adam Jurotich, Erik Johnson.

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    • 2 hr
    The Snowman and The Snowdog

    The Snowman and The Snowdog

    The sequel to a British Christmas staple, featuring a very good pup.

    Guest: Adam Parker Sibun (Merry Britsmas).

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Nanny: The Hanukkah Story

    The Nanny: The Hanukkah Story

    There’s no place like being stuck in a snow bank with an eighth of a tank of gas for the holidays.

    Guests: April Ryley.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: A Hearth’s Warming Tail

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: A Hearth’s Warming Tail

    A Scrooge Sunday canter through Equestria’s equivalent of “A Christmas Carol.”

    Guests: Jon and Bin (Bin’s Toy Bin, Santa by the Minute).

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    A Very Merry Cricket

    A Very Merry Cricket

    Chuck Jones makes a Christmas spirited sequel to “The Cricket in Times Square.”

    Guest: Michael DiGiovanni.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Wonder Years: A Very Cutlip Christmas

    The Wonder Years: A Very Cutlip Christmas

    Fred Savage spots his gym teacher as a mall Santa, a terrible secret apparently no one else can know.

    Guest: Andy Gattis.

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

paxtonholley ,

Holiday goodness twice a year

This podcast is doing the lord’s work. It covers holiday specials for every conceivable holiday every episode with fun guests and lots of extra trivia and info dropped. Mike is a great host and does his research before every show making it fun and informative.

anannymous ,

Best Podcast for the Christmas season

I found this podcast in October of this year and have been hooked ever since. Mike has an extensive knowledge of the shows and movies he covers, and it’s great to learn about specials you’ve either never heard of, or be reminded of specials that you thought only you knew about. I’ve introduced multiple people to this wonderful podcast since I discovered it and I can’t wait to see what other holiday specials get covered on this podcast

KBMC2013 ,

My Childhood in a Podcast

As a Gen Xer (kid in the 80’s, teenager in the early 90’s) this podcast really hits that nostalgia sweet spot. Mike is super knowledgeable and seems to have a real affinity for the stuff he covers. My favorite part is that in addition to specials and movies, he also covers specific holiday episodes of TV shows. The guests are a little hit or miss, most are great- knowledgeable and excited for the topic- but there have been a few who seem a little bored, boring or a little too “over it.” Can’t wait to see what this month brings!

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