26 episodes

This magical podcast will help you navigate the crowded world of sentimental holiday specials. We watch them for you! Hosts Brendan Bowes and Deirdre McCarthy are spending their holiday season immersing themselves in a sea of rom com, sentimental, over the top Christmas entertainment so that you don’t have to! Everyday right up until the big day you can listen to their thoughts, commentary, complaints and plot breakdowns on everything Netflix has to offer. Some old, some new, some that shouldn’t be called Christmas specials. So spike that eggnog, and get ready for Cheese, Wine & Christmas

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This magical podcast will help you navigate the crowded world of sentimental holiday specials. We watch them for you! Hosts Brendan Bowes and Deirdre McCarthy are spending their holiday season immersing themselves in a sea of rom com, sentimental, over the top Christmas entertainment so that you don’t have to! Everyday right up until the big day you can listen to their thoughts, commentary, complaints and plot breakdowns on everything Netflix has to offer. Some old, some new, some that shouldn’t be called Christmas specials. So spike that eggnog, and get ready for Cheese, Wine & Christmas

    Cheese, Wine & Christmas Finale

    Cheese, Wine & Christmas Finale

    Merry Christmas everyone!  As you are opening up gifts from loved ones or traveling to a family gathering, listen to Brendan and Deirdre wrap up the last 24 days of Netflix Christmas movies (and others) and reflect on the tropes they ran into.  They also discuss their favorite Christmas movies and why (with quotes!)  No IMDB.  The eggnog is there if you want it, but thank you for joining Brendan and Deirdre for this wild ride!

    • 20 min
    Christmas Break-up

    Christmas Break-up

    Again, we're watching a movie that is totally based on something else... which isn't new in the movie world, but in this case, it's Home Alone, but a girl lead, and in a school.  The last movie in our project (but one more episode tomorrow, be on the look out!!)  So we end on this really.... bottom of the barrel movie.  From IMDB: Izzy is an energetic 9-year-old. Overscheduled and running late, her parents can't pick her up on time on the last day of school before Christmas break. A blizzard complicates the matter, but not as much so as a pair of bad guys who are freezing in an ice cream truck. The school janitor is kidnapped by them, and it's up to Izzy to save the day.

    Uhg, quite the note to end on.  Whatever you have left to chug for eggnog, keep it ready to go.

    • 39 min
    Hitched for the Holidays

    Hitched for the Holidays

    A holiday movie with Joey Lawrence?!  WOAH!!!!   Throughout the Cheese, Wine & Christmas project, we had not done a movie that referenced any other religious holiday... that's changing today with Hitched for the Holidays.  This movie was made prior to Holidate and is pretty much the same movie, on a much more compact scale.  And Holidate was better (and if you've listened to our Holidate review, that's saying something).  From IMDB: An attractive pair agrees to be each other's supposed significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families at bay.

    Very limited things make this enjoyable, so you might want to pour yourself a nice, hearty pint of Eggnog for this one!

    • 33 min
    Midnight At the Magnolia

    Midnight At the Magnolia

    We're soooooooooooooo close to finishing our Cheese, Wine & Christmas project but we're still going in random for some of these movies.  The "Christmas" section of Netflix really oughta be ashamed of themselves for this one.  THE MOVIE STARTS DECEMBER 26th!!  And it only goes downhill from there.  There's a LOT to unpack here... so go ahead and run through those cobwebs!  From IMDB: Longtime friends and local radio hosts Maggie and Jack fake it as a couple for their families and listeners in hopes of getting their show syndicated.

    Also includes the worst possible sledding hill.  This one requires a funnel of eggnog.  Good luck!

    • 41 min
    California Christmas 2: City Lights

    California Christmas 2: City Lights

    A Cheese, Wine & Christmas first... A SEQUEL!  When we did California Christmas at the start of the month, we heard rumors that a sequel was coming and it finally is here!  What has happened to Callie and Joseph since the first one?  How is Manny?  WHAT COULD POSSIBLY LEAD THEM BACK INTO THE CITY?  From IMDB: Sequel to "A California Christmas". Follows Callie and Joseph one year after they fell in love, now running a dairy farm and winery, but their romance is threatened when business and family obligations call Joseph back to the city.

    Something I did not know from before- The actors that played Callie and Joseph are married in real life.  Pour an extra shot of whiskey into your eggnog for this one!

    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
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    License code: 8ZJFPSIDT6ATGYHP

    • 19 min
    Holiday with a View

    Holiday with a View

    Super tropes ahoy with minimal effort all around.  EXCEPT CLIVE!  CLIVE RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Listen to this episode and hop aboard the hype train for Clive!  From IMDB: Secret aspirations between a failed restaurateur and a celebrity chef threaten their blossoming Christmas romance.

    This one takes a lot to get through, even with Patrick Duffy from Dallas in it.  Grab the entire stock of Eggnog from your local grocery store for this one!  

    • 19 min

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