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Join Anthony, Julia, and Thom, the Tis the Podcast elves, each week as they rank, review, and discuss Christmas movies, specials, and TV show episodes.

Tis the Podcast Tis the Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 136 Ratings

Join Anthony, Julia, and Thom, the Tis the Podcast elves, each week as they rank, review, and discuss Christmas movies, specials, and TV show episodes.

    First Off, The Barn Elf Doesn't Like Changes To The Barn. (There's Something in the Barn)

    First Off, The Barn Elf Doesn't Like Changes To The Barn. (There's Something in the Barn)

    Happy Monday to all!We trust that all the wonderful mothers out there had a splendid Mother's Day celebration! Now that it's passed, however, we are one holiday closer to Christmas!This week, after the elves kick off the episode by discussing the recent storms and harsh weather conditions in Oklahoma, they continued their journey through Christmas Horror month! The movie being covered? 2023's "There's Something in the Barn"! Without giving too much away, this one manages to wow all three elves, making it a must-watch for horror and holiday enthusiasts! Even if you're not a horror fan, this one is worth a watch, just like "Krampus", with which this should be paired with for a double-feature!So settle back, relax, and enjoy this fun, festive episode which is the perfect way to kick off your Monday morning!  ❤️🎅🏻🎄🎁 🦌🦉⛄️🔔🚂 🤶🏻 🎀 ❄️

    • 53 min
    Our Tale Starts The Same Coming Out Of The Gate, But This Time We're Adding Just One Twist Of Fate. (The Mean One)

    Our Tale Starts The Same Coming Out Of The Gate, But This Time We're Adding Just One Twist Of Fate. (The Mean One)

    Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! And Happy May!
     


    It is officially "Christmas Horror Movie Month" here at "Tis the Podcast" and the elves kick things off this week by covering the 2022 film, "The Mean One"! A B-Horror-Comedy in every sense of the word, it may actually surprise y'all what the elves think of this one! One thing's for sure though - they definitely have a blast talking about it!
     


    Also discussed: The new tattoo Anthony is getting and his upcoming trip to Tulsa; Julia's son Ethan's upcoming graduation; Thom's priesthood journey; the just announced "Scooby-Doo" live-action Netflix series; and much, much more!
     


    This is one fun and festive episode you want to make sure not to miss! So, settle back and enjoy, y'all! And, as always, thanks for your love and support!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Once You're Real, You Can't Become Unreal. (The Velveteen Rabbit [2023])

    Once You're Real, You Can't Become Unreal. (The Velveteen Rabbit [2023])

    Merry Last Monday of April fellow Christmas lovers!We hope you're ready for a tear jerker this week because all three elves are back together and diving into Apple TV's 2023 take on the children's classic "The Velveteen Rabbit".
    Also discussed? The best burger Thom has ever eaten, an upcoming in-person elf reunion, the weariness and feelings of dread about the upcoming U.S. election, and much, much more!
    So, grab your beloved stuffy, settle in, and enjoy! As always, thanks for your love and support, y'all! ❤️🎅🏻🎄🎁 🦌🦉⛄️🔔🚂 🤶🏻 🎀 ❄️

    • 43 min
    'Twas The Night Before Christmas, Before The Bad Guys Turned Good, When All Through The City, They Cased Each And Every Neighborhood. (The Bad Guys: A Very Bad Holiday)

    'Twas The Night Before Christmas, Before The Bad Guys Turned Good, When All Through The City, They Cased Each And Every Neighborhood. (The Bad Guys: A Very Bad Holiday)

    Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics!
     


    This week, join Julia and Anthony (Thom, sadly, had other commitments) as they discuss the 2023, Netflix Original Animated Christmas Special, "The Bad Guys: A Very Bad Holiday"! Listen as they discuss their thoughts and feelings on this original festive story and their histories with "The Bad Guys" theatrical film and children's books in general!
     


    Also discussed: tons of just released, and upcoming, movies, as well as other pop culture news, and much, much more! This is one fun, festive episode you want to make sure not to miss!
     


    So, settle back, relax, and enjoy! As always, thanks for your love and support, y'all!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Chestnuts Roasting And Marshmallows Toasting, Let's Put The Year Under The Tree! (Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas)

    Chestnuts Roasting And Marshmallows Toasting, Let's Put The Year Under The Tree! (Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas)

    Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics!
     


    Join the elves as they take a jaunt across the pond to cover the 2021. stop-motion animated holiday special, "Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas"!
     


    British Christmas Specials have always been hit-or-miss for your hosts, especially, Thom and Anthony, but can the silent, titular sheep and his friends make their hearts grow three sizes this week? Well, you'll just have to tune in to find out!
     


    So, settle back, relax, and enjoy this fun, festive episode! As always, thanks for your love and support, y'all!

    • 57 min
    For Me, Christmas Is All About The Gifts. And If You're A Kid, Your Only Goal Is To Maximize The Amount Of Presents You Get On The Big Day. (Diary of A Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever)

    For Me, Christmas Is All About The Gifts. And If You're A Kid, Your Only Goal Is To Maximize The Amount Of Presents You Get On The Big Day. (Diary of A Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever)

    Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! And Happy April 1st! Can you believe we're a quarter of the way through the year already? We sure can't! Yet, here we are - one major holiday closer to the most wonderful time of the year!
    This week, the elves kick off "Animation/Children's Movie Month" by covering the 2023, Disney Plus original movie, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever"! The elves' reactions fall all over the place with this specific film, and we'd bet you'll be surprised about which elf feels what  - and no, the feelings expressed are not part of an April Fool's Day prank! Regardless of how your hosts feel, however, they have a blast discussing this new holiday movie amongst plenty of other things!
    So, settle back, relax, and enjoy this extremely festive episode! As always, thanks for your love and support, y'all! ❤️🎅🏻🎄🎁 🦌🦉⛄️🔔🚂 🤶🏻 🎀 ❄️

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Googapoopa ,

Can You Think Of A Better Crew?

I love the dynamic of the three hosts and am amazed at how well they interact, even after 5 years. Their dialogue, their personalities, and their different viewpoints make the shows so entertaining. I mean Julia is sitll the best elf, but Thom and Anthony have their moments. Also, looking forward to Anthony's next book, so they can have another chapter read each episode. Keep up the good work and know that you are spreading Christmas cheer throughout the whole year.

@charlieague ,

One of the best!

If you want some nice deep dives, and conversation about the best in holiday entertainment, then this is the podcast for you. Great banter between the hosts, and always a good time!

michaelf28 ,

Freddy and Jason episode

To: Anthony & Julia,
Just wanted you to know the two of you did an outstanding job on you latest episode. I am going to set aside time to listen to marathon 4:45 episode very soon.

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