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Tis the Podcast is determined to keep the Christmas Spirit alive 365 days a year! Join Anthony, Julia, and Thom as they embark on a magical journey debating and discussing different Christmas movies, specials, and television episodes each week. Please visit www.tisthepodcast.com for the running ranking of all the movies they review, in addition to episode show notes and contact information.

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    • 4.7 • 98 Ratings

Tis the Podcast is determined to keep the Christmas Spirit alive 365 days a year! Join Anthony, Julia, and Thom as they embark on a magical journey debating and discussing different Christmas movies, specials, and television episodes each week. Please visit www.tisthepodcast.com for the running ranking of all the movies they review, in addition to episode show notes and contact information.

    Without The Star, The North Pole, The Village, Christmas Itself Is Doomed.

    Without The Star, The North Pole, The Village, Christmas Itself Is Doomed.

    Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! Can you believe we've already reached our last episode of November 2020? Where has the time gone? To celebrate the occasion, join Julia, Thom, and Anthony as they discuss the brand new, 2020, Netflix Original Holiday film, The Christmas Chronicles 2! As you'll remember, when the elves covered the original Christmas Chronicles back in 2018, Julia and Thom loved the film, the world it created, and the characters it introduced us to, while Anthony thought it was overrated. How does the follow-up stack up? Will the elves be just as divided, or has Belsnickel made these three True Believers cynical? Find out in an episode that, while sure to be somewhat controversial, is full of lots of laughs and a very lively discussion as the hosts break down this movie beat-by-beat! So settle in with your favorite holiday drink beside your lit Christmas tree, relax, enjoy, and get excited! Because, as of tomorrow, we are in the official home stretch of Christmas 2020 and will be breaking open those Advent Calendars! 

    • 1 hr 34 min
    We Should Be Thankful For Being Together. I Think That's What They Mean By 'Thanksgiving', Charlie Brown.

    We Should Be Thankful For Being Together. I Think That's What They Mean By 'Thanksgiving', Charlie Brown.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Christmas fanatics! We hope you have as amazing and blessed a day as possible during these strange times. As a special holiday treat for y'all, join Julia, Thom, and Anthony as they travel back to the world of The Peanuts to cover the iconic 1973 holiday special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving! Enjoy! 

    • 52 min
    If You Believe, It's All Possible.

    If You Believe, It's All Possible.

    We have a jam-packed, fun-filled episode for y'all this week! Kicking off the episode, the elves interview Columbia Jones and Mark Ricks from Burro Burracho Records who join this week's show to promote the Burro Burracho Records' Christmas EP "Is There Even Christmas This Year?" featuring Columbia Jones and Sean Ramos.
    From there, Anthony talks a bit about his latest television show binges (FX on Hulu's A Teacher and Netflix's cute holiday rom-com series, Dash & Lily, in addition to Netflix's The Crown), Julia and Anthony compare notes on the Hallmark movies they've been watching every night (and realize they have very different tastes when it comes to the plots and actresses that star in them), and Thom talks about the slate of original, Hallmark-esque Netflix Christmas films that he and Christine have been indulging in.
    Only then do the hosts get to the meat and potatoes of this episode - a long, in-depth discussion on Netflix's absolutely fantastic, brand-new, 2020 Holiday film, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. While Julia, Thom, and Anthony are all in agreement regarding how phenomenal the movie is on every level, how much joy it's filled with, and how nice it is to see such representation in a mainstream Hollywood production, there is some dissent and debate when it comes to the question of whether or not this film is actually a Christmas movie or just a movie set at Christmas. Regardless of where the elves fall on this question, after walking through the plot beat-by-beat, will they upend their own ranking system in order to give Jingle Jangle the score that they believe something so perfect and entertaining deserves?
    This is one extra-festive episode that you want to be sure not to miss! So settle in with your favorite holiday-flavored beverage, bask in the lights of your Christmas tree, and enjoy! And also - from all of us to all of you, have a Happy Thanksgiving! As we are every day of the year, we are thankful for each and every one of you.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    A Snow-Dad Is Better Than No Dad.

    A Snow-Dad Is Better Than No Dad.

    Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! This week, join Julia, Thom, and Anthony as they discuss the 1998-dark-family-drama-Comedy(?) film, Jack Frost, starring everyone's favorite Batman, Michael Keaton! While all three elves have extensive histories with this movie, does it hold up to critical scrutiny 22-years after its release? And - more importantly - is it even a Christmas movie? Settle in with your favorite holiday drink from Starbucks to find out, in addition to getting their hot-takes on the trailer for the brand new, LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, which drops this week on Disney Plus! And quick side-note, if you don't want to hear the hosts talk politics/the result of the 2020 election, make sure to skip the first five-and-a-half minutes of the episode!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Human Beings Aren’t Meant To Be Alone On The Holidays. We Actually Need Warmth, Companionship, And Someone To Drunk-Mock Strangers With At Parties.

    Human Beings Aren’t Meant To Be Alone On The Holidays. We Actually Need Warmth, Companionship, And Someone To Drunk-Mock Strangers With At Parties.

    This week, Julia, Thom, and Anthony cover the 2020, Netflix original holiday film, Holidate! The opinions on this movie range all over the spectrum between the three elves with this one, as users speculated they would on social media in advance of this recording, and debate rages about whether the main relationship in this movie feels real, whether this qualifies as a Christmas movie, whether or not any film set in the present should be set at malls anymore, and whether or not this is merely a Hallmark Holiday movie dressed up with a dash of raunch and a plethora of vulgarity. Plus, Anthony once again finds himself on the opposite side of wide divide from Thom and Julia as it pertains to the the idea of infidelity in movies and television shows. In addition to all of this, the elves discuss how they spent their Halloweens, Thom teases a new podcast he's launching with another host within the Christmas Podcast Network, Anthony talks briefly about The Dresden Files short story "Christmas Eve", and Julia expresses her excitement for next week's scheduled film! All of this and much, much more takes place within this festive, laugh-a-plenty episode that you want to be sure not to miss. So settle in beside your Christmas tree with your favorite Starbucks Holiday-Flavored drink in this year's beautifully designed Red Cup, relax, and enjoy! Also, as mentioned within the episode itself, the elves have a new, exciting, additional way planned to count down to Christmas 2021 next year, so if any of y'all would be interested in taking part in that, reach out to one of them via the Facebook Group and let them know!In addition, for those of you who are patrons of the show, keep your eye out for the debut minisode of "Tis the Podcast: After Dark", dropping this upcoming Wednesday - because some things shouldn't be heard by the entire world. Hint: In it, one of the elves tells an extraordinarily embarrassing story from a few years back that will have you rolling with disgusted laughter. 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    You'll Never Get Elected, Charlie Brown. You Have No Way Of Winning. No Way.

    You'll Never Get Elected, Charlie Brown. You Have No Way Of Winning. No Way.

    Surprise! We know Election Day can be stressful for many people, both in America and abroad - especially when the president himself/herself is being chosen - so we decided to record this very non-political, fun episode to drop today for those of y'all who want to tune out the news, distract themselves from real world events, and relax for an hour. Join Julia, Thom, and Anthony as they are joined by Todd Killian of Christmas Clatter Podcast to discuss the 1972 television special, You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown! This one's a special one because, despite the fact that they all have history with the Peanuts, Anthony is the only one who's ever seen this election day special in the past, so the other two hosts and their special guest are going in blind. Will they enjoy it? How does it hold up against other Peanuts holiday' fare? And is it a nice introduction to the cynical world of politics for young children while still entertaining them with the cartoonish hijinks of Snoopy, Woodstock, and Charlie Brown? Spoiler Alert - this is a very fun episode, filled with laughs and quotes, that you do not want to miss. And don't worry - no real life politics are discussed within, so if you're looking for full escapism today, you'll find it here in an episode that is also full of the pre-requisite amount of Christmas cheer! So grab your favorite holiday drink from Starbucks, get in line to Vote if you haven't already, put those earbuds in, and enjoy this special bonus episode. 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

gjdavila ,

So much fun!

The elves truly have the Christmas spirit alive all year along. They’re really like family! Must listen to keep Christmas in your heart! God bless us, everyone!

Midway42 ,

This one is brutal...

The Movie content is bland and unappealing at best. The liberal politics are irrelevant and unnecessary.

Sadawna ,

The best friendly movie review out there

I love the interaction between the elves. I tend to side with Julia most of the time. I am mostly caught up and have thoroughly enjoyed my listening journey. I can’t wait for more episodes! ❤️😻

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