CWFC 027 – Christmas Lights, Snickerdoodles, & MORE Non-Traditional Christmas Movies

  • Posted on August 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

In this episode you’ll get tips and hints for a safe and successful Christmas light display, we revisit non-traditional Christmas movies, give you a delicious snickerdoodle recipe, and a celebrity weighs in on the great Die Hard Debate.

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00:00 – 01:27 Intro
01:27 – 05:09 We Need a little Christmas now
05:09 – 12:58 Five Golden Things (MORE Non-Traditional Christmas Movies)
12:58 – 15:08 Feedback On Our Last Show
15:08 – 22:30 Christmas Lights Tips and Hints
22:30 – 24:10 Who Sang It Best (Christmas Island – Bonus Round)
24:10 – 29:33 Is Die Hard A Christmas Movie?
29:33 – 31:21 Wrap Up
31:21 – 34:04 Outtakes (They’re Back!)

“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 Bonus Round Poll

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen Snickerdoodles Recipe
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/snickerdoodles-recipe-2041594

Christmas Lights Safety Tips
http://www.foxnews.com/real-estate/2011/12/06/christmas-lights-safety-tips.html

UL Marks and Labels
http://www.ul.com/marks/

Extension Cord Guide (from Home Depot)
http://www.homedepot.com/c/factors_to_consider_when_choosing_extension_cords_HT_BG_EL

Cord Wrapping Technique from the Can’t Wait For Christmas Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYOKmhPjCJX/?

Quentin Tarantino on the Nerdist Podcast
http://nerdist.com/nerdist-podcast-quentin-tarantino/

6 Comments on CWFC 027 – Christmas Lights, Snickerdoodles, & MORE Non-Traditional Christmas Movies

  1. Haley says:

    Oh, my goodness. Why isn’t Edward Scissorhands on the list of non-traditional Christmas movies? The film’s culmination takes place at a would-be Christmas party, with the father on the roof (stapling down fake snow, a la Christmas Vacation) singing “I Saw Three Ships.” One of the iconic scenes is Kim dancing in the “snow” Edward is creating while making an ice sculpture of a Christmas angel. One can even postulate the beginning and ending scenes that frame the movie take place at Christmas, because of the snow/red color scheme/fact that Grandma Kim is there to tuck her granddaughter in.
    Dang. Every time I listen to the podcast I think that I should comment about this. Maybe it will make the third list?

  2. Brian Pierce says:

    “Yippie-Kye-inda”. I have been won over by this concept, and have decided to suspend my campaign against “Die Hard As A Christmas Movie” indefinitely 😉

    Let’s face it, we’re all listening to a Christmas podcast in August (or September), and likely have the ability to rationalize ANY movie as a Christmas Flick. Scarface? Look at all that “snow”! RoboCop? That one bad guy said “Feels like Christmas” when he was given the giant gun that can blow holes in cars! Nightmare on Elm Street? Aww they’re all nestled all snug in their beds while visions of goreydeaths dance in their heads! OF COURSE we’re going to accept Die Hard as a Christmas Flick, we’re trained to see the Christmas in EVERYTHING 🙂

  3. Shelley says:

    First, I have to make a confession. I do not like Christmas. Christmas has never had a very good memories for me. But I do love love love this podcast. I first heard you when you were a guest the Mousestalgia podcast. You were so funny I just had to check your podcast out and I am so glad I did. I went back and listened to all of your shows at least twice. So I am a big fan.

    I don’t normally comment on any podcast website but after listening to the diehard debate, I just had to chime in.

    I am a big music lover. So when I think of a movie, I usually think of the soundtrack. What is the first song you think of when you think of the diehard movie? Run DMC Christmas in Hollis! If you check out the soundtrack it also has let it snow let it snow and ode to Joy. So is diehard a Christmas movie? Of course it is!! just listen to the soundtrack.

    PS… Love the outtakes. Never get rid of them. I say bah humbug to the haters..

  4. duane says:

    The discussion on this movie has just gone to a whole new level. The Die Hard children’s book. https://christmasweekly.com/die-hard-christmas-childrens-book/

  5. Michelle says:

    Duane, my partner has pre-ordered it. Although I don’t particularly enjoy Die Hard as a Christmas film I think if people use it as part of their Christmas traditions year after year en masse then it IS a Christmas film. It’s like new words accepted into the Oxford dictionary, of enough people use it, then its a new word or meaning in the English dictionary. It has to be considered a Christmas film….I don’t need to view it that way, but feel like ‘the people’ have spoken.

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