CWFC 026 – Pinky and the Brain Christmas and Christmas in July Ideas

  • Posted on July 25, 2017 at 7:07 am

It’s our 2 year anniversary show! This episode is made up entirely of listener suggestions like: the Pinky and the Brain Christmas special, the 5 best Christmas Specials from British Television, tips for celebrating Christmas in July, and competing versions of Christmas Island.

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00:00 – 02:14 Intro
02:14 – 06:05 We Need a little Christmas now
06:05 – 15:31 Five Golden Things (British Christmas Specials)
15:31 – 19:46 Feedback On Our Last Show
19:46 – 29:37 Pinky and the Brain Christmas
29:37 – 31:59 Who Sang It Best (Christmas Island)
31:59 – 36:57 Is Die Hard A Christmas Movie?
36:57 – 39:36 Wrap Up
39:36 – 40:32 Christmas In July (Parody Song)

“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” United States Marine Band
“Jingle Bells” Performed by Kristen Nowicki

(The embedded player for the episode is bellow the poll and links)
Christmas Island WSIB Poll

All Things Christmas
http://www.allthingschristmas.com/

Air New Zealand presents Summer Wonderland #AirNZXmas
https://youtu.be/QmfIfqZc-jE

Summer Wonderland. New Zealand version for summer *drum cover* #AirNZXmas
https://youtu.be/KeptG5joaWg

Air New Zealand: See the real Summer Wonderland
https://youtu.be/WC_mogOPGQc

Cactus Christmas – Brian Setzer Orchestra
https://youtu.be/yx6I5HfdN1g

9 Comments on CWFC 026 – Pinky and the Brain Christmas and Christmas in July Ideas

  1. Jennifer Lundgren says:

    No. JOlly is not my real name. As to Christmas in July vacations, next year we plan to go to the Santa World Congress in Denmark.

  2. Jennifer Shequin says:

    I look forward to your show every month, and have to disagree with the iTunes commenter who said she didn’t like the outtakes. I LOVE the outtakes – they make me laugh out loud (usually at work in the middle of a quiet office, but who cares). So please don’t stop the outtakes! Keep up the great work!

  3. Vrej says:

    Vacation at Christmas Island for the summer

  4. Tim B says:

    Okay no that you have a poll for Christmas Island you forgot the BEST version of the song, Leon Redbone. This song makes me feel the breeze and hear the palm trees swaying with the wonderful guitar. Take a listen and I am sure you will agree it is the definitive version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmAx-sxtMvQ

  5. Brian says:

    I am becoming quite the authority on what constitutes a Christmas Movie thanks to this podcast! Here’s my weekly weigh-in regarding Die Hard (and a few other “Holiday Films” I have issues with) copy-n-pasted from recent Facebook conversations:

    Imagine a giant Video Store… not a little mom-n-pop, hipster video store, but one of those BIG ones from your childhood; a Blockbuster or a Hollywood Video, maybe Video Update. The store has it’s well-defined sections; “New Releases” along the outer walls, remember? And a special part of the New Releases area for “Staff Picks”? Then all the other tapes, they’re in these categories: Action, Drama, Foreign, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror, Family… and Holiday. At Christmastime, you may find a large assortment of odd selections in the “Staff Picks” area like Gremlins, Die Hard, Silent Night Deadly Night… all with their little “Perfect For The Holidays” tag. But come January 1st, when Christmas is over, what section of the store are they going to return those tapes to? Are they going on the shelf next to Frosty, Rudolph and Santa? Or are they going back to Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror and Action where they belong?

    • Rachel says:

      You’ve made some good points, Brian, and yet…it’s still a fun game for me to tag a movie in the Christmas category for the sake of a stay Christmas tree or a holiday song (much like the driving test scene in Police Academy where Hooks is singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town). It’s fun. I like doing it. So does my not-super-in-love-with-Christmas husband. So, please, keep making your compelling arguments, but Mr. Rachel and I will keep grinning at each other and yelling “Christmas movie!” when we spot some subtle holly jolly.

      • Rachel says:

        Also, the movie store example is not infallible. Once upon a time, I attempted to rent Edward Scissorhands from a big box rental store. After looking in romance, then fantasy, I was directed to the horror section. Horror? Really? I could see how someone somewhere MIGHT think Edward is a horror movie, but it’s not quite the same flavor as Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

  6. Adam Parker says:

    Thanks for including my UK Xmas special list! Definitely going to hunt down that Pinky & the Brain Christmas special – maybe we need a future list on Christmas Cartoon Specials from the 90s!

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