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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 • 57 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.

    Frasier: Look Before You Leap

    Frasier: Look Before You Leap

    Let’s all go to the taco show! Guests: Erin Evans, Joey O.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    A Christmas Carol (1984)

    A Christmas Carol (1984)

    George C. Scott and the Great Corn Inflation.
    Guests: Erin Evans, Joey O., Anthony Strand.

    • 2 hr 21 min
    Yogi’s First Christmas

    Yogi’s First Christmas

    The Legend of Mistletoe: Cindy’s Awakening.
    Guest: Bill Hanstock.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    The Great Santa Claus Switch

    The Great Santa Claus Switch

    Muppets kidnap the Sandy Claws.
    Guests: Tori Schmidt, Tony Whitaker

    • 1 hr 42 min
    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    The world premiere of “Revenge at Bethlehem.”
    Guests: Scott Leopold, Bob Baker

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Season’s Greedings

    Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Season’s Greedings

    Sherman Hemsley stars as the Toyman plotting to turn Metropolis greedy with atomic space rats.
    Guests: Gerry Davila, Paxton Holley, Jeeg

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Scott in Dayton ,

Fun and entertaining

Each episode is a blast. Fun and informative, and one of the most entertaining Christmas podcasts out there.

Googapoopa ,

I Have One Complaint

I can't get your theme song out of my head. I find myself singing it randomly -- "just beware of the icy patch". Otherwise, I love Mike's wit and dry sense of humor. The subject matter is great, but it really is the host who makes this podcast a must listen. He is insightful and he provides a unique and interesting persepctive. Plus, he has a great rapport with his guests. One of my favorite Christmas podcaasts!

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. I love that I can listen to many episodes over and over again, like a favorite holiday special. 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, a little too giggly because they don’t have anything to say, or the worst- a little too “over it.” There have been a few that have been unlistenable and sadly I avoid episodes where I see those guests are back.
Can’t wait to see what this season brings!

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