72 episodes

You don’t have to love Christmas to love this podcast. Film critic Collin Souter and renowned sheep expert Kerry Finegan delve into every type of Christmas movie they can find. Classics, non-classics, horror, Hallmark, obscurities, foreign, shorts, TV specials, unnecessary sequels and remakes. Even films that you might not think of as traditional Christmas movies. The great, the awful and the unusual, all year round.

Christmas Movies Actually Collin Souter

    • TV & Film
    • 4.2 • 12 Ratings

You don’t have to love Christmas to love this podcast. Film critic Collin Souter and renowned sheep expert Kerry Finegan delve into every type of Christmas movie they can find. Classics, non-classics, horror, Hallmark, obscurities, foreign, shorts, TV specials, unnecessary sequels and remakes. Even films that you might not think of as traditional Christmas movies. The great, the awful and the unusual, all year round.

    Episode 71: BONUS! Blu-ray Gift Exchange Blow-out Bonanza Blitztravaganza,... in 4K!

    Episode 71: BONUS! Blu-ray Gift Exchange Blow-out Bonanza Blitztravaganza,... in 4K!

    Erik Childress joins Collin and Kerry to talk about a TON of Christmas movies that are making their blu-ray or 4K debuts this year. A lot of classics, non-classics, TV specials and obscurities, as well as a run-down of other physical media releases over the last year, all designed to help you with gift ideas for the movie lover in your life. There's something for everyone! Turn off the motion smoothing! Turn on the blu-ray player! It's time for the ultimate Blu-ray Gift Exchange.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Episode 70: A Christmas Story Christmas

    Episode 70: A Christmas Story Christmas

    Seventy episodes after their debut, Collin and Kerry return to the adventures of Ralphie and the gang with the first direct sequel to "A Christmas Story," a film that carries with it some baggage for the hosts. "A Christmas Story Christmas" has a lot to live up to for many people. Did Peter Billingsly and his team pull it off? Or does it belong in the scrap-heap with the dreadful "A Christmas Story 2"? Would Jean Shepherd be proud? How does Julie Haggerty compare with Melinda Dillon? Learn all this and more, plus Kerry gives us three popular titles from the We Just Say Book segment. 
    Book titles covered:
    "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969)
    "Airplane!" (1980)
    "Amadeus" (1984)

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 69: Falling For Christmas (feat. Leo Brady)

    Episode 69: Falling For Christmas (feat. Leo Brady)

    The first big Christmas movie of 2022 is here! And it looks and sounds just like every other lame Hallmark/Lifetime movie instead of something with the slightest hint of ambition. Film critic Leo Brady (amovieguy.com) joins Collin and Kerry to look at whether or not this vehicle is worthy of a Lindsay Lohan comeback. Does she still got it? Are amnesia movies reflecting any kind of reality we all live in? What does any of this have to do with the Bill Murray comedy "Meatballs"? All this and more as Kerry gives us an update on the "1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die." 
    “We Just Say Book” movies covered:
    “City of God” (2002)
    “Deliverance” (1972)
    “Scorpio Rising” (1963)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 68: BONUS - A Tribute to Sergio Mims

    Episode 68: BONUS - A Tribute to Sergio Mims

    Collin and Kerry pay tribute to one of heir beloved guests and friends, Sergio Mims, who passed away unexpectedly in October. Sergio was a guest on four episodes, all of which are presented here in clips that represent everything he did best when on the mic. A true original, a thoughtful film critic and a generous soul, Sergio will be greatly missed. Luckily, we was a guest on many podcasts and we can always go back and listen to what it was like to hang out with him. 
    Among many other things, he was the co-founder of the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago, which starts November 4th and goes through the 27th. Go to https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest for more information.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 67: Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (feat. Patrick Ripoll)

    Episode 67: Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (feat. Patrick Ripoll)

    The tradition continues! Patrick Ripoll joins Collin and Kerry once again to take a deep dive into the depths of what was once the most controversial idea for a horror film ever dreamed up. Speaking of dreams, the brain-domed killer, Ricky, has been randomly invading the dreams of a blind woman and she wants answers! So do we. What does Monte Hellman bring to the table for this sequel? Why do we get a 'Happy New Year' send-off at the end? How does this movie alter the course of independent cinema as we know it (serious question, btw)? We also have another round of Halloween-themed Book and Blu-ray segments where we talk about "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" and "Night of the Living Dead." 

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 66: Krampus (feat. Steve Prokopy)

    Episode 66: Krampus (feat. Steve Prokopy)

    Kerry and Collin are joined by returning guest Steve Prokopy to talk about the 2015 horror-comedy "Krampus," which sports some impressive practical effects, costuming and puppetry from WETA Digital and a terrific cast. How closely does it follow the Krampus folklore? What makes the "Naughty Cut" of the film "naughty"? How does it measure up to other Christmas horror films? All this, plus the Book and Blu-ray segments get us into discussions on "Poltergeist," "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Friday the 13th." 
    We Just Say Book titles covered:
    "Breathless" (1960)
    "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975)
    "Poltergeist" (1982)
     
    Blu-ray Gift Exchange titles covered:
    "Poltergeist" (Warner Home Video)
    "The Lost Boys" (Warner Home Video)
    "Rachel, Rachel" (Warner Archive)
    "King Kong" (Warner Archive)
    "Abe Lincoln In Illinois" (Warner Archive)
    "Friday the 13" (Paramount)
    "The House of the Lost On the Cape" (Shout Factory)

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

gregorygob ,

Really entertaining so far

I’m not even huge into Christmas movies but the hosts have a great rapport and they always choose a great guest to talk about a particular title. The sound quality has vastly improved with the more recent episode and felt the talk surrounding One Magic Christmas was delightful. I think I have mixed feelings about the book segment towards the end since sometimes it’s interesting other times it sounds like it’s just tossed aside or an afterthought. Really loving where this show is going thank you Kerri and Colin!

chrisgrace2000 ,

Love it

Such a fun podcast with great hosts and interesting guests. Always looking forward to new episodes.

nowplayingjim ,

One of my favorite shows!

Collin and Kerry are fantastic hosts and this is film analysis at its very best. Funny, well-researched, insightful, smart. It’s all here! If you’re a fan of Christmas or Christmas movies (or just want to hear great movie podcasting period), subscribe immediately!

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