51 episodes

If you have tinsel on the brain and mulled wine in your blood, this is the podcast for you. We’re living in a golden age of delightfully cheesy Christmas movies, and on Bah Humbug we examine the biggest new offerings this season, as well as looking back at classic seasonal favourites. Think Kurt Russell in The Christmas Chronicles 2, Dolly Parton in Christmas On The Square and Kristen Stewart in Happiest Season. Hosted by Helen O’Hara (the Empire podcast, His Darker Materials) and a rotating cast of film experts and guests, this will take a (mostly) affectionate look at the snowiest, coziest, Scroogiest, and Santa-iest films of all.

Bah Humbug: A Christmas Movie Podcast with Helen O'Hara Helen O'Hara & Stripped Media

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

If you have tinsel on the brain and mulled wine in your blood, this is the podcast for you. We’re living in a golden age of delightfully cheesy Christmas movies, and on Bah Humbug we examine the biggest new offerings this season, as well as looking back at classic seasonal favourites. Think Kurt Russell in The Christmas Chronicles 2, Dolly Parton in Christmas On The Square and Kristen Stewart in Happiest Season. Hosted by Helen O’Hara (the Empire podcast, His Darker Materials) and a rotating cast of film experts and guests, this will take a (mostly) affectionate look at the snowiest, coziest, Scroogiest, and Santa-iest films of all.

    Spirited AND Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

    Spirited AND Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

    It wouldn't be Christmas without some variation on A Christmas Carol attacking our screens, and this year offers two new takes on Charles Dickens' classic story. So Victoriana enthusiast Sarah Cooke joins the pod to talk about both, and The Dickens Fellowship General Secretary Paul Graham stops by to explain what it is about this story that has made it such a hardy perennial. To quote the Victorians, it all makes for the jammiest bit of jam... If you want to check out the Dickens Fellowship for yourself please click this link https://www.dickensfellowship.org/

    If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG”, please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. 

    If you want to read or hear more from Helen, you can order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which is out now in The UK and comes out on 16th December in the USA and Canada. 

    Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".

    You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara

    This pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Helen O'Hara and Stripped Media. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media
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    • 49 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Emily Zarka / Krampus

    BONUS EPISODE: Emily Zarka / Krampus

    Another special bonus episode today, this time focusing on Christmas monsters. Dr Emily Zarka has made an academic study of things that go bump in the night, and as well as teaching her students how to survive the monster apocalypse (we assume) she's the host of PBS show Monstrum. We invited her to come in for a chat earlier this year about the Krampus, and all the many Anti-Clauses out there that threaten to punish the bad instead of bringing goodies to the good. Beware the giant Yule Cat everyone; after this episode it will haunt your nightmares...

    Here is a link to Emily's Show Monstrum https://www.pbs.org/show/monstrum

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    If you want to read or hear more from Helen, you can order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which is out now in The UK and comes out on 16th December in the USA and Canada. 

    Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".

    You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara

    This pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Helen O'Hara and Stripped Media. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media
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    • 32 min
    Guardians Of The Galaxy Christmas Special

    Guardians Of The Galaxy Christmas Special

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe has delivered another Christmas-themed treat, and Radio 1 film critic Ali Plumb joins us to discuss it. This time it's a one-off short that sees Dave Bautista's Drax and Pom Klementieff's Mantis head to Earth to kidnap Kevin Bacon. Ah, Christmas spirit!

    If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG”, please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. 

    If you want to read or hear more from Helen, you can order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which is out now in The UK and comes out on 16th December in the USA and Canada. 

    Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".

    You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara

    This pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Helen O'Hara and Stripped Media. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media
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    • 34 min
    The Bishop's Wife 75th

    The Bishop's Wife 75th

    One of the classics turns a sprightly 75 this year, so film historian Pamela Hutchinson and The Independent's film critic Clarisse Loughrey took the time out to talk Cary Grant, angels, having fantasies of someone tidying your office, and the many charms of The Bishop's Wife...
    If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG”, please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. 

    If you want to read or hear more from Helen, you can order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which is out now in The UK and comes out on 16th December in the USA and Canada. 

    Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".

    You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara

    This pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Helen O'Hara and Stripped Media. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media
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    • 41 min
    The Noel Diary

    The Noel Diary

    Brace yourself: The Noel Diary is a Netflix Christmas romance that has some actual dramatic substance! Film critic Amon Warmann and editor Amanda Keats get involved in the discussion of this story of buried family secrets, long-lost parents and a tiny degree of actual realism among the fairy lights.
    If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG”, please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. 

    If you want to read or hear more from Helen, you can order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which is out now in The UK and comes out on 16th December in the USA and Canada. 

    Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".

    You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara

    This pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Helen O'Hara and Stripped Media. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media
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    • 38 min
    Christmas Bloody Christmas

    Christmas Bloody Christmas

    Christmas is not just a time for peace and joy; it also makes a great setting for mayhem. The Evolution Of Horror's Michael Muncer comes by to talk about this robot killer Santa Claus movie, while director Joe Begos drops in to explain just why he loves carnage.
    If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG”, please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. 

    If you want to read or hear more from Helen, you can order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which is out now in The UK and comes out on 16th December in the USA and Canada. 

    Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".

    You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara

    This pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Helen O'Hara and Stripped Media. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

DaffyN ,

Helen is the greatest

What are Helen O’Hara fans called? Helen-holics? O’Hara heads? Yellin for Helen? I dunno, but I’m one of them. Helen is the best, whether she’s talking about Christmas movies or sexism is Hollywood. Listen to this podcast!!!!

K Syd ,

Terrific as usual.

An intelligent, well-structured podcast about the struggles women face in the film industry. It is obvious how much thought and time and attention Helen and her guests have given to the subject. You will learn about the progressive ideas working their way into the industry, and also what you can do to help the cause.

Consuelo "El Hombre De Fuego" ,

A fascinating listen for all movie fans

Helen is always a balanced and insightful voice into the movie world, and this podcast is no exception. The conversations are always well thought out and worthwhile, while being kind and generally enthusiastic about movies and Hollywood silliness!

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