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Christmas Creeps is your one stop shop for holiday madness all year round. Join hosts Joseph Wade, Johnny-5 and Mr. Bradford twice a month as they destroy holiday movies and TV shows in search of the true meaning of Christmas.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 21 Ratings

Christmas Creeps is your one stop shop for holiday madness all year round. Join hosts Joseph Wade, Johnny-5 and Mr. Bradford twice a month as they destroy holiday movies and TV shows in search of the true meaning of Christmas.

    Christmas Every Day (1987)

    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 Howells, this cartoon seeks to answer the question: What would happen if we celebrated Christmas every single day?

    Not only does the situation send one family into crisis, but it also puts a huge strain on the global supply chain, and sends this very podcast into an existential spiral from which we only barely manage to recover!
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    Intro: Happy Christmas, You Guys! (Simon Panrucker) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
    Outro: I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (Wizzard)

    • 53 min
    Ranking The Home Alone Traps

    Ranking The Home Alone Traps

    Last week we pit the original Home Alone against its 2021 remake. Of course the remake didn't hold a candle to the original, but there is still a bit of unfinished business we need to discuss.

    On this podcast, we attempt to rank all of the traps from both films. First we rank all the traps in the original Home Alone. Then we do the same for Home Sweet Home Alone. How does the iron to Marv's face stack up against the blowtorch to Harry's head? A billiards ball to the face vs a barrage of thumb tacks to the face; which is worse?

    This episode attempts to answer these questions, and more!
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    INTRO/OUTRO: “Christmas All Alone” by Candlegravity

    • 42 min
    Home Alone 1990 vs 2021

    Home Alone 1990 vs 2021

    Merry Christmas to one and all! We don't usually pit two films against one another, but since it is Christmas we thought we'd give you fine listeners a little holiday treat.

    Home Alone is one of our generation's unassailable holiday classics. We've covered a number of its sequels on the show before, but tonight we're finally digging into the 1990 original. But because one Home Alone simply isn't enough, we're also doing a deep dive into the newest entry in the series, Home Sweet Home Alone, just released on Disney+.

    What makes the original a modern classic while the remake struggles to even find its footing? How many of the traps would a human being reasonably fall for? What on earth do you even use a male-to-male extension cord for, anyway? Join us as we answer these questions and a whole lot more!

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    Intro/Outro: Carol of the Bells (Bards Bizarre)

    • 1 hr 27 min
    8-Bit Christmas

    8-Bit Christmas

    This week we discuss the nostalgia-fueled Nintendo frenzy of the film 8-Bit Christmas! Inspired in part by A Christmas Story, the film tells the tale of young Jake, a kid like any other in 1988 who just wanted a Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas.

    As you can imagine, this week's podcast is going to be wall-to-wall Video Game Chat. We understand if that might not be your cup of tea, but as three fans of video games ourselves, we each have firsthand experience with being a kid in the thrall of Nintendo's 8-bit charms. This could not be any more For Us if it tried. And yet, this is a film very much NOT For Us. Go figure.

    Anyway, we'll dig into why this film's sense of nostalgia may be a bit askew, and why the most prominent NES game featured is, of all things, "Rampage". Buckle up, because it's about to get nerdy. Good luck, have fun!
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    Intro/Outro: Happy Christmas, You Guys! (Simon Panrucker) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

    • 1 hr 41 min
    The Polar Express

    The Polar Express

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Or rather, Happy T-Hanksgiving!
    This week we dig deep into the Tom Hanks-filled 2004 animated feature The Polar Express, which somehow manages to turn Chris Van Allsburg's 32-page book into a feature-length adventure full of magical train-hopping hobos, swing-dancing elves, and one kid's quest to continue believing in Santa at all costs.
    Our discussion takes some wild turns, from musing on the film's intended audience, to The Polar Express's influence on later animated features and video games (more than you'd think!), to postulating the existence of a Santa Claus multiverse. So hold onto your tickets and hop aboard, because this train's about to leave the station!
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    Intro: The Loco-Motion (Kylie Minogue)
    Outro: Happy Christmas, You Guys! (Simon Panrucker) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

    The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

    On this week's episode, we attempt to explain the weirdo madness of the 1985 Rankin/Bass special The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus! Based on a story by "Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum, this special features a council of immortal wood nymphs, an army of invisible trolls, and an elf that may or may not have inspired a character from The Legend of Zelda. Oh, and somewhere in all that there's the origin story of Santa Claus.

    Also in this week's show, we take some time to sample a few new holiday libations, break down what it means to be a Christmas movie, and share our pitches for The Christmas Chronicles 3!
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    Intro/Outro: Happy Christmas, You Guys! (Simon Panrucker) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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Perfection. Heaven.

Love love love this podcast!!! Bingeing it in the run up to the 2020 election during the COVID pandemic. Just when everything seems terrifying, we can listen to three gamers tell us the plot of and rate Christmas movies. Perfect. Heaven.

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Christmas Creeps great podcast!

Very good podcast that covers Christmas all year. They hold interesting sidebar conversations and once in awhile have bonus stocking stuffer shows which I greatly appreciated. Also they sometimes cover non Christmas shows such as Covid themed original movie Crazies which I enjoyed very much. Keep them coming guys!

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