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508a Another European Christmas

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508a Another European Christmas

"This time of year can really get overwhelming. Maybe if we borrow some of the holiday traditions from the old world it can help us get into the real spirit of Christmas. Hi I'm Rick Steves coming up. We're looking at how some of our friends in England Belgium Hungary Portugal the Czech Republic and Germany. Celebrate the holidays. The nineteenth century is the invention of Christmas as we know it the focus on family and harmony and the kids in Portugal. It's traditional to set the table for all members of the family. We put the table for our relative always. We think about them in Portland to period and in England. Everybody finishes Christmas lunch in time to watch the Queen's annual speech on TV. She talks about the importance of Christmas. And what it means to everybody and she talks about the Commonwealth Elsa People's come along as we celebrate European Christmas traditions in the hour ahead. Let's travel with Rick Steves With Christmas fast approaching chances are you're racing to finish your annual shopping frenzy on time. The kids are creaming of what Santa might bring. And you've got to figure You're out how your family and friends will share the biggest brightest and possibly the most stressful holiday of the press pause for the hour ahead and take a few moments to learn and how people in the old world get into the holiday spirit on today's travel with Rick Steves. We're exploring EURROPEAN traditions for the holidays with friends from Germany England Belgium Belgium in Budapest Portugal. And prog a lot of the essential components of our Christmas celebrations originated in Germany. They gave us the Christmas tree. And MM Silent Knight. Let's start the hour to see how our friends Fabian. Reuter Caroliina Marburger. An hoeger Zimmer are enjoying the season in Germany Fabien Caroliina holder. Thanks so much for sharing your Christmas with us. Thanks for having knocking. Yeah so when you think about Germany Americans think about Oh Tanenbaum. That's German German. Isn't it a Christmas tree. Let's think about back when you were children. What are the memories? Carolin- tell me about the Christmas tree and how you decorated my favorite thing. Actually is that we always back in the day to day. It's just our family but back in the day all our friends come to our house and we went out to cut the treats and we still do cut the trees ourselves back. The old tradition is actually because I come from a region where the forest is owned by the Duke and so the tradition actually is surprisingly. It was the proper thing to do. You stole it. That was what was expected. So no no you have to see the dentist proper Christmas tree steal the tree from the Duke. Yes and then we bring it home and it would take a full day and everyone's efforts to to decorate it and of because natural candles. Of course that's natural candle holder. We still lex. You also cut the Christmas to L. together with my little daughter's with that solution to go out it and of course now we buy it. Did you not there anymore but I remember back to my childhood lot of secrecy is involved. Someone got the tree. Put it up. But we can't couldn't see that because it was kind of hitting it was like levintv similar like the living room would turn into the Christmas Room. Two doors is locked. The door is not there so living was actually no go zone zone so basically whatever goes on in terms of you know putting the Nativity scene or you know decorating at creating the tree. Getting all the stuff on there into candles. Dennis done behind closed doors so only then when like maybe after coming from Church then you were allowed a little bell rings acting thinking and Daniel would come in and everything was there like the cans were late and that was like the first time we kids and still. That's what we do still under that you've of creative. The parents create this wonder for the children's and that's all I see that's still in the eyes of my little daughter she comes. Dan knocked out. What happened it? Tree is decorated his presence. The Kendall's the real candles on the tree. We've Kennel sedate at something. Where the fire extinguisher nearby bucket of water? Water Fabio near Childhood Memories. Have the tree the candles. The Real Campbell's very important but for me the the Christmas season really always began with December six with the morning of Saint Nicholas Day. Oh Yeah because that is the day that Santa Claus drops by for the first time to tell you whether you have been good this year. Not Give you little inkling a little hint and so the evening you would put your shoes out and then go to bed and the next morning i the Santa Claus or his assistant have given you hint. If you've been good child. Santa Claus is left possibly chocolate or even little gift in your shoes. If you've been bad there's a lump of coal but do you have time then to make good before Christmas this come between December. Because I'm a very good child. Important about that is not only put up when you have to shine to shows I you gotta work for that. uh-huh yes otherwise. No no failing and then did you normally have some good news or bad news and six personally Always made sure would have good news so I tried to be have before December six. This is one thing that transcends borders the kids are being extorted and frightened being the good kid. So you're not you're nice and what about music or movies or TV specials In America we have certain you know cherished specials In Germany as a child or your kids today well of course it is the Christmas songs that we expect to sing in church the silent knight that everyone else things of course in any language but in its original form. And it's the most common Christmas movie that we watched one of my cherished films. That is a check East German production of nineteen seventy-three offer Cinderella Three Cinderella from Reno and it is one of the most feisty Cinderella's there isn't a thing in the world and wait a minute the most charming three that's for sure and this is produced by communist East Germany and the Socialists wanted to check you. How could this be that? The Communist governments would partner and producer a Christmas. Everyone needs fairytales. Yeah they they produce wonderful ones did have an agenda or was it just a political agenda. It's just it's a very we've very strong Cinderella and like some of the more Vegas silent ones when it comes to traditions also music like for us. It is important that we sing together. Like it's not just like report on a tape and there's like bing crosby going on now it's like the old traditional songs that we used to sing and we like to sing and when we come home from church differ thing we do is on Christmas Eve. We get together and sit in one room just candles in a hand and we sing as a family together the Christmas song and if we really want to do it might kid wants. Do We dance around the Christmas tree. It's kind of weird but it's still lives on. These traditions are still there. This is great to know that it lives on. I've been in Nurnberg on a very cold night with a group going from square to square and into the Church courtyard and Kendall it and singing these songs with Gusto. And it's just beautiful to hear the Christmas carols that I grew up with in German. The Silent Knight was originally in German. I mean Americans probably think it was written in English but no that's a translation steal enough right FREYA vinexad. We're learning about Christmas Germany. Right now wow on travel. With Rick Steves with tour guides holders Amer Caroliina Marburger and Fabian Writer. When we think about special traditions in Germany what are some some of the the regional things regional special very famous as the Dresden crystalline which is Saxon tradition? It's a sweet. It's kind of bread into which put a Marzipan. I think. Bread is the wrong time. It tastes smaller cake really. I think it usually has raisins in it. You can get with or without Marzipan Penn filling and it's powdered sugar around and that is a tradition that is exported from Dresden all over Germany so it it is almost a moral must must have a dresden. Chris stolen if you talked to graceless. They're very picky in particular. The coach Tony say well either. have it Fritz. Touched on or you have shushed on so there's a stolen where it's whispering are the one that has to scream when it's like. What is that like screaming stolen? It's screaming cake. Not Thing is you have to have a lot a lot. A lot of raisins in it and the more reasons you have the closer they are together indicate so they can whisper to each other and that is a good quality. The whispering bring honestly whisperings very nice screaming when they have to yell out. You don't want I got that Caroline another regional specialty. Yes the area that is called ads. Google or or mountains that is famous for mining is called Christmas Nand because it has to do with the going down of mining that was Silverton in the nineteenth century and the only only thing they were left with were the forest since they were famous for their toy production and what production because the nineteenth century is the invention of Christmas as we know it and particularly the kind of focus on family and harmony and the kids as Hobo said that is when toys became the most important thing and so the toy production of that region became the most famous and one one of the most famous exports of the DDR during the time so that was in former eastern Germany all mason Germany fascinating way to look at German. Christmas history is in Rosenberg. There's a Christmas Christmas museum. Above the Kitty Wolfert shop and it is just a commercial shop but it is quite impressive museum and I love the little ornate beautiful lovingly put together ornaments and so on that go back to the to the nineteenth century. So you say Christmas as we started really in the nineteenth century the way we celebrated and so on and in many ways but it also goes back five injury to Martin. Luther how did Martin Luther impact. How German celebrate Christmas while Martin Luther I think when father said Santa Claus your from the Catholic Catholic region of the Rhineland it shows because Santa Claus is Saint Nicholas and therefore luther basically transform the day that the presents were given from the sixth except December to the twenty fourth? We of course let that all everyone should know. We open our presents and ghetto presents or the twenty fourth but it started with losers at wanted to get of course the saints with something something he he criticized and therefore he wanted to Mafra focus on Jesus birth and Jesus being the president himself of course and also being the one the close Kent was invented and as the one that gives the presence to the kids and so it wouldn't be the saint bottom line. You gotta give gifts to the kids. Okay so Santa Claus well Saint Nicholas. That's the Catholic Saint Santa Claus. That's somewhere on the Bible. Jesus Baby Jesus. But he's being born gifts. So Germany ends up having a Chris to Kim. D- The Christ child which is not Jesus. No it's usually a very beautiful blonde girl an angel kind of figure that enorm- back when you go to the Christmas market days days. Actually the new Amtrak Chris Kindle and she's the she's the pop star of the Christmas celebrations the heartthrob of these little children and Nurnberg has celebrates this kris kin than she is like a goddess on Christmas and she comes and gives the gifts. This is travel with Rick Steves. We're talking Christmas with our three friends. From Germany Three Guides Hoeger Holger Timur Fabian writer and Carolina Marburger. Let's just close with I. I'd like to just go back to your childhood and think of family time together and the rich traditions of all shared and I'd also like to bring in food traditional dish. Something that really says Christmas in a traditional way to you Hoeger so finally enough we had. This tradition of like rusty meat cutter was allowed like sausages and potato salad. That's one thing but we actually in some point like in my family personally. We had personal tradition off going to to have fun. Do which is like one big pot of broth you light a little kind of gas fire underneath and you cook it up and you have like. Everyone has lots of little slices slices golfing together and brings us together. Everyone puts in there and we all make the sauces together. So we don't buy stuff like we make the sauces that we can with it all at the same day together. So that's a tradition. We still have. And we cherish that and that's Great Carolina one in my family. Christmas always of course starts and eat with going to the service which is the one day that most Germans would go to church and then after the traditional meal on Christmas Eve for us as always about the simplicity the humble humility of Chris and so it is indeed finely minced sausage with a very special potato salad. That is the recipe of my grandmother's very special SAUCEPAN. As and I look forward to this every single year. It's very simple food but I love it. It's just that one day that we have it with beer. Can you say it in German for me. The the sausage and the flash versed in mccart offers a lot said with the word grandmother in their flash estimate. Mine is close Matas cultural for there you go and Fabian. Nothing conscious Christmas for me like the smell of German gingerbread If I don't have it over Christmas time something's wrong and if I smell gingerbread in the summer something's wrong. It belongs to Christmas and it belongs to the cold period of the the and again personally upset when it come to Germany and say early September and AC- gingerbread already in the shops that just plain wrong. I can smell the gingerbread right now. I'd like to say dunker Shane and Freya vinyl into each of you. Happy Christmas in your image of a traditional Christmas might be influenced by Dickens. Or maybe you've developed a taste for figgy pudding up next. It's Christmas time in Merry Old England and will enjoy the cozy traditions of the low countries to in just a few minutes on travel with Rick. Steves okay blame it on Mister Scrooge for many of us are images of an ideal. Christmas might look like nineteenth century London with Turkey in the oven and carolers the streets for a taste of the holidays in twenty-first-century Britain. We're joined now by three of my friends from some of the less frenzy corners of the country. Liz Boardman comes to us from the historic city of bath. Mark Seymour hails from the southwest of England End Lorraine Deneen makes her home in scenic cuts wolves. Happy Christmas everybody the end. Welcome good to be here. Yeah now when we think about Christmas in England which traditions do you think distinguish England England from the United States or Germany or France. And so on about how. Christmas is celebrated how it doesn't happen so much in our family anymore. But when I was small we always had to get our Christmas lunch finished in time for three o'clock when the Queen's speech was broadcast we always had had to be ready to watch the queen's speech and there are some people still because at three o'clock every Christmas Day. The Queen's speech is broadcast to the nation on the television so all across England traditionally people are gathered with their families in front of the TV. To hear the Queen. We sit down and in my family my household we would not eat Christmas pudding after the meal. We would wait for the Queen's speech and we would have Christmas pudding with brandy ignited A. She made her announcement endless. What you that's exactly rank is a bit of a family tradition Asian and I still remember my dad because at the beginning of the speech they generally played the National Anthem and my dad would always stand up? He'd be wearing his paper crime from pulling the cracker occur at lunchtime and we would also delay on Christmas pudding until after the clean speech so he had the cracker. What is the Christmas crack? Crack is something that we decorate the table full fulfill Christmas lunch and everyone has a cracker on the cracker is just literally colored paper and you you have to pull the cracker in a certain way that you actually have to sit with your arms crossed and everyone makes us a cold with the crackers and you physically pulled crackles and they pulp. You're sitting around in a circle and you crush your arm suit. You can reach sh by crossing your arms to the person on either side of you. You're connected by the cracker and you pull them at the same time crack. Confetti everywhere on on North often it'll be paper has a paper crown and some small gift and some small joke or piece of Trivia something inside the Greg but everybody has to put that paper Hot Sun and then you sit around and watch the Queen on TV but with the paper. Hats heads you and your fathers who fought through the war and understand the importance of patriotism and everything remind remind you that this is the time to be thankful and wear paper hats and wherever had been to the Queen. So what's the queen going to say. It's changed a lot nowadays is she. She will say what the prime minister is told her to say but It used to be just a a warm announcements in the nation. She talks about the importance of Christmas. And what it means to everybody and she talks about the Commonwealth of People's so she puts a positive spin on the British empire. Yeah and she's speaking as because I understand the queen is the head of the Church and the state is not so. Is it a Christian message. Yes very much. That's going to be a Christian message and it'd be thankful to be British and let's learn the lessons of charity Tehran love. And it's almost like you have the state of the nation speech over here from the president. Some it's almost like that it's nonpolitical of course meals the queen's royal family. Yeah that's that's great if you think back to your childhood apart from the three o'clock meeting with green on the TV what's that what's a warm and cozy member. You have from your childhood that maybe is a little tougher to get these days but you cherish. It's stockings Christmas stocking. Yeah and it's a child like saying but we do carry on into you are adult life as well. Where as children? You have the Christmas stocking that you lay out on Christmas Eve in the hope. This father Christmas is going to come visit you during the night and you wake up Christmas morning and it's that moment when you know it's Christmas morning and you've channel of fail for the stocking and it's got something inside of it has to be something humble but beautiful little fruits and candies exactly up for some reason we always used to have satsumas. Does seem which as a child you just chuck those to one side. You weren't interested in the tool. Will I think the possession of mine that is the oldest from my life is my stocking ricky on it and I had when I was four years. He's all hang it up. It's one of those traditions that you don't let go. I have to say talking is traditional and it's something that we're all familiar with both sides of the Atlantic weather sounds great but the thing I used to really look forward to and it's the mercenary mean in me. I'm afraid it wasn't a stalking with the SATSUMA. In the Walmart it was the pillow case of the foot of the bed. Pan Okay with your yea yes and if you were very lucky maybe two but what about okay. What did I do wrong? So That's interesting so English kids. Get A pillowcase. At the foot of the bed because we would always go to the fireplace because Santa would come down the chimney mom and dad live amidst pine a glass of Sherry. First Way's yeah. What do you feed Santa Claus in England? Men's pie men share Sherry. Oh we you did For for my children for the next generation we also used to leave out a carrot for Rudolph or that's inclusive. It's funny. The the Sherry story is an interesting one on that. Santa Claus Love Sherry but my mother also used to love sharing that has maybe maybe she picked it up from Santa Claus. Okay so what about decorating the tree but not don't just tree decorations generally remember as a boy. That's not a lot of money in my household in the sixties growing up It was still coming off the back of World War table even. Yeah so we used to buy rolls of CREPE reaper and we cut into strips and then we would stick the ends together and loot them. Learn how to decorate your tree tinsel lots of Tinsel baubles and some of the Bulls you hang on the tree generations the bold voice the ornate decoration bobble noble or a and some of them are have real significance within the family says probably go back. Generations might be the agronomy used when she died. They go pass Stan and always on the top was a fairy top your trademark yes. Yes definitely definitely a fairy not a star ferrying in the family early that we passed on from generation in this travel. With Rick Steves. We're talking Christmas in England blend and we're joined by three little kids who really enjoy the pillowcase full of goodies at the foot of their bed on Christmas morning. After it's Santa Claus and Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. There is no in England down over the English Channel. It'd be different characters but you got sentenced so to we we're joined by Liz Boardman Mark Seymour and Lorraine Deneen so. What about Christmas food? I mean we always hear about figgy pudding. What does figgy pudding figgy pudding and we tend to call it Christmas pudding behind is the desert that we have our main meal generally enderle? The main meal is Turkey. No what I'm thinking pudding. We use the word pudding as an umbrella term for dessert. Space leader at Christie's very specific. It's almost like a condensed fruitcake. Route kings with alcohol than this pudding. Yes it's the Christmas but it's very. stodgy very heavy as Mara same fruit based but it is loaded it with alcohol as well and people often soak brandy on and set fire to it and this is what you leave out percents close to no. That's too good for Senator Pond. It'd be probably dangerous. Just for him to run his sleigh with too much of that. Wonderful figgy pudding then. Is there a midnight mass tradition or midnight service in the Church of England or have. Yeah yeah and that was A lot of people still go to midnight mass on Christmas Eve or particularly in the villages. And sometimes it's your only chance to get along and sing a Lotta Carols and have a good Zinc's on so that's a beautiful tradition in England is the caroline yet as a small boy myself. I used to go with my brother. My sister and we would sing carols door to door. We knock on doors and we would. Let's sing carols. Whether they like to hear a singer North and then at the end of it will put a little hands ousted. They would put a six minutes in her hands and save it and it wasn't for us every year. We did this and often. There would be a lot of money. Agreed we will give it to the Bernardo's foundation. That's beautiful and the I think foundation. Just another charitable association helping children and in a way for family life at Christmas. It gets the kids into giving. What's the favorite Carol for? Me Is Always Oklahoma. We faithful because you can really give it some Gusto. Yeah yeah the chorus mark what your faithfully it was. It was the school. Carol Johnson Hawks Herald Angels. uh-huh well the when you're in England during Christmas time there's plenty of ways for travelers to connect with the traditional culture and that's a beautiful thing and then the day after Christmas. You've got something we don't have. What is boxing? Day since Stevens Day or Boxing Day is another public holidays of Christmas Day. Public Holiday Boxing as a public holiday. And I don't know about you guys but boxing day. We always go to see the local hunt. Do we do the same. Yeah it's a Fox hunt seriously traditional Schnelle fox hunting the twenty first century. Yes actually the Fox. Hunting is illegal to actually kill foxes at the moment but that's a technicality. You can hunt to catch and release Lisa G when no they don't do a full trail soon. The the Fox isn't physically hunted. Animals since two thousand five just follow the smell. Yes they serious you say you get out and you watch the dogs being conned into the inking box out there and you cheer English. That's what we do tradition in looking for them and so we get out there. We watched all the horses meet with all the dogs. And and then quite often the Morris men come out and do that bit as well on boxing day the Morrison. I always feel like there's a bunch of characters and a closet somewhere with little bengals missiles. Felton they just waiting for an excuse to come out and do a little dig up perfectly within you guys and they're just quite you know gay leave with all sorts of bills and ribbons and everything and they will just do their little on the town square off always for charity. It's a nuclear. They get their chance their moment in the sun on Boxing Day the moment under that one snowflake so they're celebrating in in an England People are euphoric. If there's one snowflake it makes us very happy we all long for snow at Christmas and we very rarely get it so when we do get it makes us very special Christmas and a special boxing day well Lorraine Mark and Liz thank you so so much. Merry Christmas to all of you and thanks for letting US travel through England a little bit on this Christmas figgy pudding readings bring us thinking. Bring us something he put and We won't go until we got some way. Well until we got some. We will going to bring some love and in Belgium in the Netherlands. They're preparing for Christmas. And I'm joined by two people who live in the low countries failing underlying and Nina Derek's fairly Nina. Thanks for being with us. And how does it unfold. What what's the sort of structure of the holiday celebration? We really looking forward always to have that time of the year Christmas but we start already earlier especially in Belgium hall. We have the six of the September that a lot of people in even heard off. You have said the Class C. We celebrated those in Belgium and in the Netherlands. Little maybe a little bit more innocent that glass you remember when Dissent Center arrives from Spain and it comes on a boat and it's out in Amsterdam canal somewhere. Yes in Belgium. We used to tune into Dutch television. Saint Nicholas I arrive on his steamboat from Spain and it dates back to a story about an ancient bishop in Spain who was very benevolent. And then it got three Afr- descend into somebody who rewarded good children. Which of course parents exploited very quickly? When you're a child you watched on? TV Saint Nicholas. Ah Enterprise actually who took the steamboat from Spain all Amsterdam an official welcomes for Saint Nicholas. He also had his servants within black. Pete Peters his Sidekick Black Peter. Peter that's right yes who basically descend on the night of the fifth December into into the chimney so they covered in soot dressed in renaissance geared velvety breaches home and they have a huge bag and a whip which is for the bad kids so they come and take your bat advocates for me on this is terrifying. I can tell you my childhood. My my mom and dad used to play very well. I was kind of I wouldn't say noxious good but anyway. I was kind of hard to handle newest run. That time of the year I was very very soon. Obedience Obedience Little because terrorized higher my love. She would tell me he's coming and he's GonNa come being covered with black suit. Yes I was totally afraid or good little boy little boy. Yeah that Saint Nicholas Day December six is that what it is Saint Nicholas Day Songkhla say central. And then. If you're good kid to have some presents you get all you you do on the night of the fifth of December Shula. You put your shoe out. Because those years ago you get tiny presents we have your shoe immature. Put a carrot. The Nicholas Nicholas Horse because they come over the ruth. Sit Nicholas seat on a Horse Black Pete Autumn you with a big bag and a whip and it'll come through the chimney and then they'll give the through to the Horse in Belgium. You also put a therapist in the shoe Moore Street but we will black people bright black peter the US as and hopefully next day you find presence because if not charcoal you find tweaks in your shoe and somehow the next morning black Peter Drink. The beer brewers probably caught. My Dad would usually be very happy. Probably baggage remember when we had no cares. I'm talking about some years ago but carrots is not really a vegetable. Dad was grown in the winter. He put some sugar lumps in it for the horses. Like sugar. Sure the reindeer didn't come then. It was Sitra Club comes from Spain and with his horse and on the over for the kids that are good and my mom going to the local bake at you week. We didn't notice kits and she would make an appointment and then the local Michael Baker dresses up as Saint Nicholas. People dress up as black people. They've rattled chains on the shoulder. So you terrify this children under the table. We're sitting sitting on a table. I remember that the same comes in and you know the voice from the baker it and he opened the Big Wide Book with all your sensor. You believe if this is true he knew he knew God new yours very local at the time and pretty much the same kind of size of town okay. So that's that's December sixth yeah and then there's a couple of weeks where it not much is going on or what happens. There was a time that don't you think Nina that some clauses was actually a bigger party than than Christmas abso- presence. Your president. Christmas Christmas was more the religious food family much more Church of Jesus and it was the religion and you went to mass. I wasn't acquirers acquire. Then I get presents when I was young for Christmas on Saint. Nicholas if Y- yeah. And now it's all changing cynic clauses still there but not as much because they have the big dinner and then you have the tree talk about the Christmas December twenty before December twenty five celebrations in Belgium. What would happen typically what we do mostly every year as fact we are invited our family? That's the night before Christmas. We have a great dinner. Are we get together and we open up presence at midnight at midnight. Yeah is that after Church turn regardless of it depends if you go to midnight mass which usually started around eleven. You'd be out run midnight. Go back home around midnight. half-price midnight and then you open your present so kids are staying up pretty late that time. It's fun to talk to both of you about this. Because you're both lighting up Blake. Children here brings memories. I mean I. I thought it was a fantastic time. Can you please just because I love the flemish-language wish our listeners. Across America a Holiday a day greeting from Belgium I would say in Dutch or Flemish in solid of spooky New York Nets. Merry Christmas happy new year very prosperous year and Nina. Can you give us. Some just couldn't improve on that the one. That's the one no one year and I would say Dongku progress ma all at the bottom. Do Da Eilon Zublena bottom of grandma. I don't think Santa Claus you after you. Jim New did bring him through the wrong thing to do. We'll find out how the children and grownups hungry Portugal end-product give excited about Christmas next on travel with Rick Steves. We'll hear what it's like to return to your hometown in Portugal for Christmas. And there's that fishy tail from Prague on this. That's still ahead on today's travel with Rick Steves chiefs right now. We're joined by a friend from Budapest. George Farkas heritage shared the Hungarian vision of a magical Christmas. George Merry Christmas. Thank you Christmas Christmas to you. How do you say Merry Christmas in Hungarian bulldog Karachi? And what does that mean literally. Merry Christmas George. If you think back to your fondest memories as a child growing up in Hungary Christmas memory what would it be. Preparation for. Christmas is always exciting. And obviously or excitement of trying to find out what you'RE GONNA get gets You know and then your parents hide your Christmas gifts in the House and then obviously once they go to work and you're already off from school. You going through all the cupboards and trying to find you know what they prepared for you kidding so the mom and dad are away at work. And you've got you go through. A couple isn't trying to find what they've prepared and there was one time when There was a box walks of But there was a gadget of some type which I didn't really care for and I was very very disappointed to receive it and then I founded that it was hidden and For the next door neighbors do whatever and I thought. Oh No don't tell me. This is likely but but the gifts were just hidden until they were ready to who to give the words. Yeah I understand it starts with what the eve of Saint Nicholas. Yes and that's that's the fifth of December and that's one of the big days in The night before the fifth you have to Polish your boots so they have to be spotless and clean and then you put them in the window and then you go to sleep and then products morning you get up and the first thing before you do anything you actually run to your boots and see what Santa Claus brought you over tonight and in your even boy good boy or girl you got the present if not some you got a couple of pieces of tree. Branches tight together together. Usually sprayed silver or gold and that would be a red ribbon and then that would show that you were not really behaving well and then this is what you gotta get hit. Twitter you chased with this is on December fifth. Yeah is that a way for you to sort of if you've got the sticks to become a better child a nicer child and then on December twenty four th you'll get another supposedly that's a mess. Yes then then you must not imagine gifts you would get maybe a chocolate or you. We'll get tiny baby. A pair of gloves. Something like that and then none of the parents would missed. Put One of these little tree branches in because there's always way to improve so always he's a little room for their descend. Have a partner in this in this little activity. Well our sort of other character that we would have that would be eh campus campuses. Most of the Times is a female and she would be dressed in black and white have long tail and and black love zone jury and it would be scary so if again if you got those within branches and then you could expect to be changed by the campus all also your terrorized. You could say that this is traveled. rix talking with George Farkas. He's from Budapest in Hungary towards. Let's go right up to Christmas Eve. Now it's it's Christmas Eve and understand. The parents will take the family out and by the tree on the twenty fourth and decorated with very traditional. And then how does it then play out for the children. What is them? So you basically your decorate your tree and then ozone huge preparation to clean the house and get everything decorated in ready and set the table. Poland mummies cooking dinner. And then you go and sit down at the dinner table you wait to finish your meal because after the meal This is when he actually receive. Receive your presence. You kids are trying to be polite and make conversation at dinner but all you want to be. Oh Yeah so if you can even think back to that already be seated presents many times you see the presence under the like. Imagine yourself sitting at this table and then you have the Christmas trees. Old Boxes are under the Christmas tree. And you're thinking which one is GonNa be mine. And what would traditional food items be on the table that would be a poultry or Most of the Times it would be fish carp Karp. Yeah so we would have a car soup which again with Hungarian traditions would be fairly similar to gouache color texture? Type type of a Goulash yes. You could say carbon. Shall we call it a fish soup but all you care about us those gifts before you the gifts what would be the most popular or most beloved dessert for Christmas time spent six are automatically. It's called Begley and you should imagine like Ado due listening on your Pan then you put filling in and you roll it up and feel you probably would be surprised. The most popular one is poppy seeds puppies here so so we eat a large amount of poppy seed big quantity of poppy seeds and I usually make a joke that it nearly stops entering the European Union. Because they wanted to control the amount of poppy puppy season and I usually say you know we stood up and said if you want us to be happy. We're coming if not swear stay. In Hungary with poppy seeds or not at all and for a a lot of Americans The Candlelight Silent Knight is the most beloved Carol what would be the most popular caroline. I would say the the Hungarian version of that silent mating on garrison during certain that she really seeing that she turned she. But I don't WanNa do anymore with my beautiful voice. George thank you very much and tell me again how to see. Merry Christmas in Hungarian bulldog Karachi bulldog We're continuing our celebrations of Christmas. All over over Europe and now we're going to Portugal we have on the line. Klaudia Dacosta in Lisbon Claudia. Merry Christmas thanks for joining us. Thank you very much way Christmas do to. How is Christmas unique in Portugal? Claudia well depends on the region but especially in the inland small. Small towns is something special and especially. I think the most important thing to say is that it's for families. Do you have relatives in the small town. Yes I have my my grandmother okay. Pretend you're taking me to your grandmother's place for good traditional Christmas. Tell me what happens on Christmas Eve and what happens on Christmas Day. Well twenty four December. We are all day cooking and We are preparing well. The sweets and specially you were preparing the codfish. The salt is caught. Fish Okay yes We called we'd vegetables and potatoes and We eat very late. Downs ten ten pm because then we go to the mess and then after mess we opened the presence because we should only open the presents which meet nights then we go out again and we will in vain the important places such as an old the church or there or three Bruno we have some big fireplace. We will stay all around because it trae cold. It's near the mountains so it's trey cold and we stayed there our stalking and talking about nothing inc.. Sometimes we drink coffee because we will coffee in the fire. Yeah we haven't been very old pen. Prepare our coffee and we stay there all my stalking drinking coffee. So they have the old traditional. It's no way of putting the Pan Right in the fire to make your coffee very romantic. What time would you go to sleep then? Normally sometimes we don't sleep always sleep only only two or three hours so we're celebrating Christmas in Portugal here with cloudy to custos grandmother in a village in the north. It's called. We've just been out until three in the morning at the fight with the bonfires on fire talking to everybody go home sleep a couple of hours. What happens on Christmas Day on Christmas Day? It's very important always to say that you can have mt not table. It's forbidden so we put the table for our dead relative. You've always we think about them in this important periods so usually we say that we put the table for them. Okay so you set the table. Excuse Nights tweet something you put food out and plates and Silverware Drinks uh-huh uh-huh that's the way to remember you've already the night before so Just family time and eating. That would happen. esus this is on the twenty five swim. Yes the first one that we have from midnight we call these Smith Google well translation his rooster mess. And then we have another second mess in the morning and then you have the mess off today because you we have always one mess per day you you know. A lot of people. Don't go to church in Portugal every week. If they go to one mass in the whole year it would be probably Christmas right. I do this uh-huh so you're you're you're good mask on Christmas. Say Go because I know my grandmother she likes and I think it's necessary to go. Sure he uncloudy when you think back at your childhood when you were a little girl. What is What's your favorite Christmas memory? Usually I have my Christmas Day in this moment. My Grandmother Small Small Town because lease when he's completely different. We try to have Christmas in Lisbon. But it's not the same because people they are buying I inc and buying the saying that well the tradition is not the same. We got some things that are very important especially the family because well it's Komo. I Shelter Now with all that shopping. The children are getting some presence who brings the presence. How does that work in America? Of course we have Santa Claus and he comes in the night in the morning the children and find what he brought the same so Santa Claus comes down the chimney and Portugal. Also Klaudia at this Christmas time What are your wishes for the New Year? My wishes always the same three wishes. What does that house my knee and love and love? I hope that you have all your wishes. His come true space. And there's the mode pagans foam. I'm from what's on your mind you this year for the big Christmas feast Katharina Villanova. The OVA joins US now on travel. With Rick Steves tell us what they're cooking up in Prague in the Czech Republic Katharina. Thanks so much for making time to be with us this really busy time of year. Thank you for inviting Katrina in Prague at Christmas time. What's the big traditional meal? What does it feature well? Most in most of the families we like liked to eat carp carp fish. Oh Yeah I forgot. You're from America that you may have that feeling. That carpet is not a good fish because a lot of people have have that they say that the bottom like level but no this is not the way how it goes in my country. We even have the fish farms for the carpet purpose. Especially in the southern part of Bohemia either nature or manmade Poncino were. Were this Fishes breed and then it is brought to the bigger cities just about a couple couple of days before Christmas. We sometimes by the life one in those fish tanks what they bring to the markets to the Christmas market. Sometimes we just by fillets but are we all prepared the same way and that is just the easiest probably and that just to put it in a in a flower in a in an act and in a breadcrumbs and refried. So that's like Schnitzel. Yeah but that's a fish oil and you know it's fresh because you bought it in the market life That's a fish farm and then it goes together with potato salad what we usually prepared for twenty four hours before because of all the ingredients is nicely melt and that's kind of a cold one called potato salad some people so do the fish soup so then that's like like the first course of the meal where they do more Ikea fish broth with vegetables. How far back in time does this passion for carpet? Go for the chick people. Actually the way how how it is prepared this fried carp and and the cult potato salad. It's not as long as we would probably think it's not even one hundred years. At least I was also trying to find out you know once the history of it when it really started and according to all the information I could get. It was just about nineteen twenties though period of Czechoslovakia. Why don't we had one very famous lady? who was writing a cookbooks Magdalena Dobra malaria takeover and she was the one who actually included this way of preparation of carp are into her cookbook. So you get the car live in the market you take it home. How do you keep it alive Well just kill it right away. No no no no we actually Tila. Usually you get it to life if you have children because this is a big thing for them especially if they live in big cities they don't see much of you know Or many people are going home with. Ah Big plastic bags of water. And it's quite funny when you go on Metro where they're doing the metro with Begi with the carpet with the the carpet. And then you bring it home and then the easiest way where you put the carpet your bus tap seriously. The syllabus and the kids enjoy it for a day pet card. I must say that you know what I did it in my family I had to really like find out all the details about it because I heard that of course if you bring the car put it in your bathtub. It's a completely different Water temperature and you will kill the fish this way anyway. So then. That's no goal for that so that I really would I did. I was catching the rainy water in our terrorist. We have off bed rainy water. I put into the bathtub then even some is that it would be really cold because otherwise he could have been kept outside but we just wanted to have insight it was two years ago overrated. It the car. My husband broad was almost debt that moment when he brought it but we put there and he. I don't know probably liked our BUSTA that he clean water chilled with Nice Nice and he enjoyed. He came back to life in your own death. Yeah no chlorinated water nothing Normally we have it for about two days or so and then of course you had the the sad part of this whole thing is that then. The day of the murder comes Christmas Day and new make the carp fillet and it brings so much joy to so many people know that we have a tradition in the United States of having the big feast around the Turkey on Thanksgiving. And there's a ritual somewhere you know. The president will pardon a Turkey. And that's just a lot of fun. Is there anything related to that with your with your Christmas feasting. This is what many of us do we have it. We keep it alive and we. We returned back to the water also. This is what we do. Then you go and buy the fillets but then often it is like you give the freedom to the fish and of of course you again have to kind of maybe a little bit about how to do it because of course you can easily just released the fish but then you know that again. You've killed the fish because the fish is usually very weak. It has not been fed for. I don't know a monster or something so I was so so so much concerned about all this that I had to study it online. Like what to do with the fish not to kill it the way that we just returned back to the pomp so some fishermen were giving advices on youtube or somewhere so I just thought it it all exactly how I should do it and we released the car we had Christmas. And that's also the thing that the official families with children becomes part of the family children. Give name to the car you know when I was little we always had Carl Carl. The carp the ending of the story was also when we put the car up to the pond and I was really like looking what punt it would be the most appropriate appropriate that he would have even friends there then. It really did happen that we just put the bag down to the water. The carp kind of went away but then returned. I don't look at us. And then we never saw him again so he came back to say goodbye and thanks probably he really liked it and now you know an apartment. You are an amazing car. Clever I think among the in the community you might be considered a saint would be nice. You know it's almost Christmas in Prague when you find Carl Carp in the bathtub our travel with Rick Steves Guide to the unique components of a check. Christmas is Katrina. When do you have the big feast just in your family? On Christmas. We celebrate the twenty four th of December evening described the table but is everybody eating and drinking. And what's the desert so we usually set the table the truest the porcelain in many families. It's that blue on the and I think you'll call it That's very traditional. We like this way of course if we like live in in modern apartments we may not have it but we blew onion pattern on porcelain horslen on the plates and and and Super Bowls and so if we we eat soup because it depends we also have that saying that. If you don't eat the whole day as we have done the Christmas dinner you'll see we call it like you will see the golden a little little piggy and that's for good luck but of course not many of us can women if you don't suffer. USC The golden pig. This is what we say when it's the golden piggy there's lots of Prasad Russell. Covy say and that is There's just for good like a pig can be when we do the Christmas cookies gingerbread and we do it in the shape of a little pig we usually actually put their the the close for leaf clover symbol for the good luck. Only put it on it so then we usually say like if you don't eat you know then the whole day then you you will be lucky. You'll have the luck. Yeah but that's why we eat the soup sometimes at lunch just that we have the first course at lunch and then we continue with the dinner later on the table. Table is set Oh what is important if you have a family of four or if you're a family of six or whatever number you have you always put one more one more setting whereas there just in case if somebody comes you're always ready for a guest. Es Katharina sobered over. How do you say Merry Christmas and Czech Republic public vessel vannatter vessel live? Not say that I get it. Yes you did. Thanks for being with us. Thank you travel with Rick. Steve is produced by Tim. Tatton is at Kaplan Wilner and Casimiro Hall at Rick Steves Europe in Edmonds Washington. We get website support from America Cone Promotion Promotion Support Comes from Sheila Irs off and our theme music is by Jerry. Frank Wherever your travels take you we all wish you a peaceful and warm holiday season.

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Christmas crooners

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Christmas crooners

"Hello and welcome to Monaco on coach. I'm rebound and today we're getting into the spirit of all things you maybe not giving some you festive albums spin This is Christmas. crooners include big stars such as Casey meals graze Bryan Adams and Robbie Williams a few blocks from the past Chicago and the Lighthouse family and even rob how Alford from Judas priest as dulcet tones to Yuletide Rooker called Seles. Steel Mariah Carey is reassuring. Her hit album. Merry Christmas as it turns twenty five. The is old John. Legend has teamed up with Kelly Clarkson for new take on the slightly creepy baby. It's cold outside Kanye West. It's been rumored to dropping in L.. Pay on Christmas Day called. Jesus is borne no lie and Footballer turned TV Pundit Chris Kamara has released a few Christmas classics too. It sounds like everyone's having a pop but which ones will be rocking king around the Christmas tree at separate the wheat from the chaff the pokes from the Christmas in blobby. Land Slade from the crazy frog's today I'm joined. By chief. Rock and pop critic critic for the Times Will Hodgkinson and the broadcaster and TJ Joji roaches. Well composed the program very much christmasy sound checks. Hope we're in Kinda decent. Christmas spirit is a year since we did this procam all three of us together last year like sort of like making beautiful Christmas album of around right here. Remember that yeah joint. You just said the crying man had a special Christmas album out and I think you may be had the line of the night about having shot in it. You know it brings coming back. I think I remember saying come to come back to haunt me starting. So we're going to start things off with uh-huh Robbie Williams other than Sweden. Who Needs William Shatner Robbie Williams here a bit of it? Doing Juliette with the Boxer Tyson Fury Grad from a scam not done whether we can recognize voice Tyson fury with that but some because then you hear Robbie Williams semi Aubrey Williams on his unbelievers. I have a Christmas record. Joji can we believe it. I can't believe it is it. Okay really I think it's all right I I I am. I right in saying that Roy Williams is kind of like the O. G. Michael Boublil because he used to do those like Frank Sinatra standards. DNA early early on in his career with the big band. And everything and listening to this record the covers are actually. I think that'd be put on at Christmas time. Think people. Oh Yeah family. Favorite would be into it. Roby's friendly's Ni Tyson. Fury does sound. He's Co Pilot Slam on that we listened to the coin is is but I mean bad shallows bad Sharon terrible terrible lyrics. Grab that Sharon from the office. Nick Champagne. Let's get off it just in time for Old Lang Things Zion horrible. I don't want to go to that one right. Thanks elsewhere on the record. He wrote Stewart. I listened to that one. That's good good. Good on a Bryan Adams. We can just how we con- thumbs up and thumbs down just to make a noise Jamie cullum. Yeah that's not bad. I'm an interesting an interesting international play. He's teaming up with Helena Fisher the schlage boom star from Germany. He's one of the biggest pop stars you've never heard of. She's amazing so there's kind of an and the aforementioned boxes Tyson fury so it makes a double album. Does it need. HP will well shopping take a breath around the Yuletide death. I mean but first of all I would say Robbie Williams. Doing Christmas album is manifest destiny. I'm very surprised is to have an avenue ready to me. It's something about him. which is you know I know sounds mean? But it's a bit of a shiny shirted pulsing done good and also it. It is very much like the rat. Pack goes to John. Lewis is a civil bauble. Yes taste enough your mom. Yeah Yeah Yeah. It's absolutely it's like it's like George said is absolutely homeless. There's nothing apart from I. I can't really forgive him. For Massacring. Merry Christmas everybody. Because I love and that's one of the best ones ever wishy hand on that. But when he does you know Winter Wonderland let it snow that is Robbie Williams. Yeah no no. He's an entertainer. He's got a good voice and this is what you expect from him so to me. It's it's it's breaking new ground and you'd hate it to taxed. He's doing exactly what you wanted to point. That's a good point that she Christmas Christmas albums need not break new ground where we all go Williams Williams Okay Robbie Williams. We're we're happy with that. Maybe doesn't need to be a double album but manifest destiny. Indeed Molly birches Christmas album scratch my head slide about this one. But in his song called holiday dreaming along it Own Arena Birch walls. But I like this record. Yeah I had to face now I had to google her because I didn't know she was. Either she is. She's a American country. Kind of Nice kind of Lo fi kind of signature sounds jazz. Yeah Yeah I definitely. I'd have a problem with the the oval recording of it like beats per voices lots of Texas and the record by there was just something something about this would be very much in the background for me. Me Me after love wine sliding down a radiator not really uh-huh very bad Sharon point I just I just don't and then the line one I mean that could soundtrack a funeral not new year's Eve it's not going to get me going okay. Found a bit a bit okay. What did you think well because you mentioned John Lewis and your first on Sir? I'm sorry I'm going to go the other way. Okay I loved it. Yeah I thought he was very sad and I find Chris quite side. You know. There's a melancholy to Christmas. I thought that this capture that I thought she had touch Nina Simone to her. It is very light langourous and Very gentle but there's a song called Snow Queen Texas which is a mamas and Papas cover. I love that and then there's a hard candy Christmas at Dolly Parton Song. I really like this. I thought these quite unusual songs. She she chose some choices joining right. I mean you don't need that finish. That doesn't leave very I kind of liked the wallowing in misery. Okay you know it's a sort of you know that kind of melancholic worries me Christmas field but you do get kind of bitter sweet Christmas. Isn't you know it's always you get the sense of what you've lost trying to decipher the album cover art and it's it's me on the front cover looking a bit sad with a ginger cat. We didn't get the you know the maybe that's things through companion. You can't Christmas why. She's a bit gloomy tearing the cat uh-huh LSU could do so much better. Well I liked. Yeah Okay I didn't hate it. Yeah just I will add a pleasant doesn't pleasant Christmas directly boxing. Day right okay. Okay over return opening yoursel. Yeah it will forever be Th they'll it will be the jacket potato with lots of Turkey on the side will forever be the Pristine Madeline for molly will. I'm okay. Let's move onto some rock doc. Halfa his apparel from Judas Priest. Well what we think of. This is not the first powerful words Christmas albums I say for me. It was too much I mean. I know I'm going to show company comeback back volumes to given the darkness. But they did it. If you get into silly Christmas heavy rock the thing is is like you know one of the you know you go away in the Wayne Prog rock version. Then he really ruins the end. They texted by the light which is likely Sweetie Ernest ballot. Maybe it's a bit Christian or something. I'm not quite sure you know if you're GONNA do a joke key. Heavy rock Christmas album. I think you've got to acknowledge the the whole very tongue in cheek and you've really got to tie your callers hottest to that mosque and I felt that it was a little bit you know. Sort of saying between vaguely serious absolutely ridiculous. Yeah the mini mini. Sounds like. He's having a good time with that not using his full range which is surprising booed. Well I think later on he does get the chance to really go without the full set. Yeah but not restrain. He's surrounded this year. If you can find enough his point Joji Rope Alfred so you think yeah you're right you know this. The William Shatner was just mock it was just tongue-in-cheek all the way through the right this. Yeah maybe kind of between Ernest and the ridiculous but yeah I like how they. They've obviously raided the archive of sound effects to make it feel as Christmasy as possible support and new takes on Christmas carols for Christmas. Carol so this is kind of quite fun. Definitely some moments on there that you said that overnight metallic nothing else matters version of away in the manger highpoint. Yeah I would on a record. Yeah it's fun. Yeah so we're going to invite invite different direction with this right because this is kind of some of the proponents of heavy metal doing Christmas album or that lead singer does Ah. That's obviously a very tough way to. You can have a crooner like Robbie kind of doing it very successfully in unsurprisingly but when you're younger is heavy welcome heavy metal and in how. How do you dance effortlessly between the snowflakes? Well it's easy okay. MIC Nights Video Grammar Washington S. eight melodies of the backbone of seventy Christmas carols. Also good and well no if not great then very well known you can economist do anything to them. They're like beetles familiar to ruin. Well the thing. My heavy metal is the heavy metal is actually very musical. You know it's it's it's really the technical It's full of melody. You know a lot of the sort of big Swedish pop songwriters like Max Smart and they had heavy metal backgrounds because they learn how to do. These complex progressions uh-huh scales. So how can certainly handle it. You know and all the arrangements are complicated. Metal arrangements that work but I felt that because it's kind of because he's clearly a joke. Then you can just go for it you know and I don did did do that pretty well with the Costano. The bowels on. Yeah I mean that was just so good it was fun you know and I think I think rob is kind of showing us that. He's really good as a singer at the same time as doing something. Competing athletic euless. In how cold does fans they will this on at Christmas. It's hard to see any way I want you to be telling the whole thing to a bokhary the. Da Definitely humor in the metal community but confusing Christian message as well with Celebrations Bertha Crisis Bank Judas pre. It's hard to know which wait to get us all scratching our heads I don't think about. I'm giving the benefit of the down celestial powered now Casey must graves sort sort of She's doing a big Christmas special on Amazon. Prime that's the always already in the bag. So she's cold kind of album from guest performances and BITs burbs This is from it and it's Christmas makes me crime that say happy. We Ha- swear SINC- oh Christmas business name brandy butter. Wouldn't Melt Our love Casey month grace golden hours one of my favorite last year. She did really good Christmas album. I think last year could vary Casey Christmas which is perfect. That perfect blend of kitchen really good singing. This one didn't find it funny in the slightest had all these little skits in it like with James Corden and if you see the dams especially do you remember when Bill Murray did a Christmas special anything nothing. Nothing Bill Murray can do. We'll be bad and just fell flat there. I feel like felt that is re disappointed. Actually you know the Christmas is my favorite song on it and the Lundahl the US is really nice. But I felt a lot of. There's a lot of jokey staff and canned laughter and Oh maybe audience laughter. But it's just it's just unless things just isn't funny it sounds like it's coming from a cabinet sound audience laughter from the Mid Nineteen Seventy S. Yeah we might be might be but it's the second time he just becomes quite annoying when you know when you're having these these not very funny skits the dirty work out is like yeah. She's all success. Julie because she's so good and I I think that this was cooling in lots of famous friends and doing something that doesn't work nearly as well as the people involved probably thought it would So we heard Christmas makes me cry in which you caught lie well ordering on the side of the men and cliques. Melancholy Christmas okay. We can have a hug off to this if no crying and we will. Maybe we can play him. This Christmas right okay. This is from Christmas simply named Christmas. EP from Bryan Adams. That sounds good. reggae Christmas as you can tell because it sounded exactly. What the toots and the materals? Georgie what did you think. I'm sorry I listened to the EPA on the way in. And I just wanted to crawl into a hole in die it it was hideous okay. There was the second track is like for for children's TV show or something. I don't even know and just than the reggae Christmas I mean have many words severeness. Okay the whole thing is just a bit of a like. Hey let's do. Christmas thing is quite slapdash. Frank Business Yeah Yeah Robbie Williams thing. We started off the program with. Yeah okay I think from for Brian should be doing stuff. That's a little bit about an hour. We'll I think it's a reminder that millionaire rockstars spend Christmas in the Caribbean they really so so he goes off to his house and Martinique they inflict on us is absolute nonsense stinging shaggy-maned now it's just a punishment sting came from a good place. Doing doing reggae exceptionally well with the police. Didn't he came. I thought they I thought that was great band. Certainly the roots in that kind of stuff. But you didn't. You didn't think pour it out when he finally did the long-awaited Shaggy album. I think we could probably can't go down that rabbit. Hope uh-huh for Bryan Adams. You know this. This doesn't undo the damage. You know. Eleven weeks of everything I do I do for you. Don't in the nation psyche. Interesting can you. Both I love that song. I still have that such a great interesting you both. You wished you'd for on a whole new. You talked about not wanting to go down in particular rabbit hole When talking about Bryan Adams is reggae Christmas? I think that's a neat. Probably a need to knowledge in a neat way to move onto the next record. I think that's enough on reggae Christmas. Okay this next one. We've got is a compilation for merge records schooled. You wish It features mickle Cronin. William Tyler shoutout clouds will butler et Cetera et CETERA. The so we're going to hear. Is Christmas in prison. Who For Messenger? Williams the kids must Ashley. Okay am how to how to merge records Pfaff from this is this. Is this too too. Good to be christmasy creative. That's the thing Jimmy. These albums are an excuse. Just do the old songs and also something we city and these songs so you know. There's a lot of good songs on there. I mean William. Tony's a really really good guitarist and just as Jesus Christ as some coop by Coco Hames who's in Nashville Bengal the ads and she does a really really good song called. Keep your Christmas which is basically a breakup. Oh and you know at Christmas saying right. I've had enough view of Hook and and so I. I'm guessing the what happens. That merged which is good American. indie label said toilets artists. Just just do what if you won. And they came up with this stuff and I thought this really nice stuff phone here okay. It's not it's not necessarily going to go alongside mocassins everybody in the you know Christmas Canon but is fun. Listen and this I though some fun ideas actually I liked it. I'm listening to the wonderful to hear. The Voice of Lucinda Williams on Christmas song sounds great. Thought that would happen Georgie did this Christmas in prison. Yeah all right what did you. Yeah I like to and as you as you were saying thirty years of marriage and they gave us artists like conaco bust arcade fire wire lots of artists. I really love and I especially like the White Christmas one by Apex Manor which was quite Olten really beautiful and then the will the track. WHO's an arcade fire Love asked me to stay. That was really stunning. It's not the most cheery Christmas record but there's definitely nice. I is in there and on the kind kind of old indy side of things. Like some of the tracks on there are definite decent offerings for show and they sort of opaquely Christmas realm specifically Christmas. Yeah but they're about. That was good about it because they will about the ideas that come up Chris Imprison and cool slights. People spend Christmas in prison. You know it's it's you know. Keep your Christmas people. People spit up for you know Christmas and from from their boyfriends and Girlfriends Hawk still available will cry. People suffer from one could green Christmas. This is very typical jingle bells and talk about the the Christmas in a very peaceful way biting off on Okay Chicago. This is the fourth I think Christmas album very difficult to navigate your way around Chicago back. Catalog CDs let's have a slice of hit. We come accounting so do QBC and Christmas something about that reminds me all of the fake band. The The the end of alias Smith and Jones where they used to play themselves Alan Baum Tempe organ that they got from sounded like there was an elevator missing it soundtrack. Which reminds me if if you're if you wanted into a sort of Chain Hotel in last Vegas And they got the band playing in the corner. I can't believe this is Chicago's the great jazz funk band you know he started off that really you know I mean they went into kind of cheesy. At schmaltz but she calculated incredible thing. Yeah and now. They're doing this. Real like Bontempi organ like you say I mean is full on you. It is absolutely kind of might next to the palm tree by the Toyota. The Bar Firm we'll Choji do you bring them closer to the stage of further away from the lose. Definitely keep them by the lace. I think think I I. I know that the massively influential and incredibly famous rock and Roll Hall of fame and then I realize are the John's do if you leave me now that big power ballad. Yeah this this hour of a I read the instead of recording in a studio. They basically used an innovative jeff mobile album while until you hear it sounds really badly produced. Make record there's nothing going on in the kind of trouble there's no there's no there's no rhythm section there's nothing in the back of the songs on the just the whole thing thing. I'm a bit of a struggle toget- surely thirty seven albums nation. Just wearing matching Hawaiian show. They did I get. They would just very very close to Christmas Island Christmas Island where he spends. Well I think this one was more like a chain hotel in Johnson. The Martinique Sag Capri good time. I'm talking about Robbie Williams Molly Burch Rob. How offit Casey mosque razed Bryan Adams? Various artists for merge records and Chicago. Finally Saving your best for last actually Youtuber can save your best philosophers This time part of the show. We're going to tell us about the things you wanted to talk about the Christmas gifts you brought for our listeners. I'm will use. This is Lebron her a south London choral society their budget kids from south London. I mean this is as traditional as it gets. Yeah this is just. This is just core versions nations of songs you know back to front in the bleak midwinter cabinet the bowels in Jubilo. All of those ones you know and it's ABC's straight. There's no reason in a way to hear you know because it's it's been done a million times before he's just he's just really nice. There's something about Christmas feel. Is You know it's time for reassuring things like you know falling asleep in front of the Governance Dicey Christmas special law too much and arguing with your family or that kind of stuff and this Very much falls into that category is just very nice chorusing stuff. You'd like to hear midnight. Mass Puff as this is attractive chosen. It's my favorite Caro Midwinter Oh it's beautiful stuff there she. You can't beat a children's choirs. Well specifically right. It's very very sort of kind of spiritual about isn't it. Does the purity of voices choices. Yeah we really really nice. I'm an Dante Gabriel Rossetti. They're giving you one. Last reference to bleakness on the TRIFECTA MR I oblique stillwell going on him all king. What you'd be in come on he can come on life and it's going to be fine? Alerts slade yeah don't over. That was beautiful. Thing hundred percents that mom and Dad Rogers would put on his morning. Turtle moment official fleeing into your body weight in Fade Nice Image That's the kind of thing that you have on a need. I realize it's been on repeat three times in a really good way. It's what makes me think of you know like really really old CD which is covered in stained food stains. It's like Johnny just works and it's been it's nine hundred. Eighty two. Yeah it's it's like this spiritual hug my thank the good and the still in there from Nas Christmas exactly that kind of thing. It's like you say he's just on. Everyone likes songs actually done. And it's is totally reassuring beautiful stuff as recommended by will Hodgkinson that was Christmas carols with libra and he chose in the bleak midwinter. Georgie US news is Lucy Davis total of about home. Yeah just as Christmas covers guy. You can't really the originals. A lot of time so one of my favorite Christmas jeans Islam Las Christmas his. It's it's just it. Does everything that you want a great Christmas Song Today. And so I in this in my inbox and I thought give listen and thought I would probably go after ten seconds and actually I thought it was quite a weld. Uncover say at least jackets is She's an American indie since I'm white and in SOA file honey. She's pals with phoebe bridges and Julien temple therein A- An a group called. Oh boy genius you can kind of follow it next a snail mail engine Olsen law modeling Elliott Smith kind of Vibe and she has done an EP and and she's covered some absolute. The dancing in the dark covered by the boss is amazing. The Phil Collins adds night is also regret and then this one of of of last Christmas and she's nowhere uncover she's kind of revered chains but she puts her very slightly in the edge to it and I I just found the negative Well let's have a little bit of loss Christmas custody of Lucy Day cus I'm beautiful stuff. Is Lisa take this. This brings us to the end of this of this year's Christmas Musical special. 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Romantic Christmas Films w/ Laura Lexx

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Romantic Christmas Films w/ Laura Lexx

"This podcast contains strong language adult themes from the outset. Everyone and thanks for listening to because you watch the podcast where Comedians pitch completely original TV show and movie ideas. My Name's kill and with the help of produce aurorae color that the you don't tell me a bit more about so. I'M A I'M A. I'm a producer in Chap I do production stuff and I'm going to be taking notes and Google searching and basically getting all these ideas spic and span and as perfect as possible. So that's a that'd be the best thing they possibly can be eventually pitch them somewhere. Big Amazing the Eagle to my Frankenstein. People SAY THAT TO MY ALAN. Partridge guarantee you'll Brent. Wigand put together a slate of toilet genius as ideas submitted by guest. H Week speaking of guests. I'm going to introduce our first one. It is the fantastic comedian Award-winning compare I should say as well by several times. I've had my good friend. Laura lacks hi Hey Laura how you doing? I'm all right how she covered. It's his a woman moist. Just how good. Yeah I I should say for the people that I record in an actual cupboard. This isn't like a weed ongoing thing that Laura and she just you know because various pods my buddy different elements house. This is where all kites jackets and in fact all my chops are in this club by my fate right now now. They alliance lovely. Well done good thank you. Where are you recording all? I'm in mice by room at the moment about. I'm moving house in two days. So it's a jumble sale. Basically half the stuff. Some packed packed in it. Is Cal students. Exciting is when this comes out and you're listening to it. You're going to be like. Oh remember that awful time and I'll surrounded by boxes in my new place. I'm so excited Lou. Yeah that's lovely. Oh do you know what I'm even more excited about hearing your idea soon but before we get going to his house second guest and friend of the shy also a friend of mine. It'd be weird if I said it wasn't not only the host of web of live but also has dot sexy in his website instead of dot com. It's John Gray. See Morning. When was a reasonable age? Buzz by reasonable do mean affordable. I was GONNA say it again but I feel like which I say Walmart and moist. It's just the the greeting you haven't listened to the around. This is just how I didn't the straight if I ever see back walking around town. How's it going back just across the and I say dot sexy rory? What category are we working for this episode while this time category is romantic Christmas films? Which is real catchy? All NETFLIX's there are sixteen titles within it at the time of recording nine of the sixteen. Have the word Christmas in the title. Those are Christmas inheritance Christmas with view Christmas wedding planner Cinderella Story Christmas wish the night before Christmas. That spot with a K. A wish for Christmas a Christmas prince at Christmas prince the royal wedding and Christmas prince the royal baby as any. I've seen all of them. Laura yes I it's like I was thinking these when when you listed there you love that. I've seen the princess switch and actually Nessa Huggins. They play the same person and then go look alike. And it's like no you Steve. You ever addressed. There's an twist of come up. Maybe leaving the whole bit with the guest. Why she the wia? And then that has no effect. It's like the big body twist it has no effect on the. It's amazing on us. Laura I remember anything about that film went to Michigan my brain. Find CHRISTINA'S COOKIES. Are you seem to be a real master of this of this genre? What can you explain why? Cinderella story is is part of the Christmas one is kind of mushed into my Cinderella Story. That's which that's not not the Hillary Duff One yeah rory's at the is it the Hillary Duff one. Because that's the only one I remember so Cinderella story a Christmas Wish Stars Laura Marano Greg sulking and Isabella Gomez. So that's the original Cinderella Story. No It's a twenty nineteen released its PG so not too sexy a the. The blood is despite her vain. Stepmother and mean step. Sisters and aspiring singer works as an Elf Christmas tree lot and finds her own holiday Miracle Laura I think I have. I don't know that one of the other ones. I think I've seen at once. I'm just googling now. Look at the sales a maniac. I love Christmas films. I just think an also a case. Here's why I really love Christmas films specifically like straight. Tv Christmas films. Is that what they basically are? As an entire schoener films that would never have got made if they hadn't been set at Christmas like I want from once about Sunday. I don't know I can't even remember what the plot was. It was something with the dog and a family adopted the dog and then a guy came back from Afghanistan. It was his dog and he was like I want my back. I'm a wolf at and she was like the little boy loves job and then they fell in love said. The dog merged families. Myra Fox veterans Christmas Mabel Science Adult Anyway. It has nothing to do with Christmas except over in the middle. They just like Christmas decorations for a few scenes and then took down again and this is like Oh God. He's maniac and have you seen the one with them. Where Sabrina the teenage witch kidnaps Mario from Mario Lopez and then he gets Stockholm Syndrome because she takes him back to the family. Eddie say when Sabrina from Sabrina the teenage which kidnaps Mario from Super Mario Brothers list. Yeah princess pages to go down a pipe and saving. Is this movie called Christmas reservations with Sabrina? The teenage witch. No it's cool sort of Ski Lodge holiday handcuffs. I think it's called holiday handcuffs. It's so broken. Like she literally kidnaps a because she doesn't want to tell her parents that she can go and everyone and then he falls in love with her like over the weekend boy. Sorry and everyone's fine with it and you're like all this horrific it's so bad that exact phenomenon. Laura don't to US casino this because he definitely have you guys seen Christmas with the cranks. Yeah no way so that film starts out rubbish. Don't watch it but it starts out as the cranks as in the went. They the bad like the murder guys when the some crimes. Thanks not the craze took Soledad. That's not my movie. Pitch Christ sense legit. But that's why Christmas films. Great because that film just like you just throw Christmas in it and People Watch it and it just leads to some beautiful projects like is it Christmas with the Cooper's that's a Mandis safe read and it's called it's amazing cost and it's quite a nice film. Actually it's also this big family coming together for Christmas. And it's their individual stories and then at the end it just turns out that the dog has been erecting it the whole time and no benefit to the Paloma tool. You've watched it. I think it's not like John Goodman and good cost and it's not bad like by holiday film standard. It's very good. And then just in the notch show what? It was amazing. Enough whichever produce it just needed to fingerprint on the film and Michael London? Jessie Nelson or Denise Williams is classic. London he loves. Why get from this? Is that Laura? You've basically saying every Christmas films site. The aim here is just to pitch some that. You haven't seen yet yes. This is a website actually very very movies which I found in my research of the category which reviews Christmas movies and the very top of their reviews. They include all the cliches. That's found within that movie which feels very on Brandon may be a good pointers. So for example One of the movies that was in the category at Christmas inheritance The cliches listed for that movie opens with the city. Seen that feels quite quite umbrellas sweeping shows in New York covered in snow or something. You got some some charity work. Someone who's really good just so good so pure. Nice town with Christmasy name. Oh yeah that's Yeah. That's that feels good pa. There's a career driven woman. Christmas inheritance might be one of the only Christmas films I've ever given up on a really. I think it was so bad. Even I wouldn't watch it so you're saying there is a bottom and I watched that one inexplicably has assisted film. That's never really talked about. But they both share one scene in the middle. That's in both films on the characters exist in the same world but it serves no purpose. I was fired those you think you were there any other. Stereotypes that we Missing Crispus inheritance has a few more we've got unpreparedness for the weather being out in the snow in what's going on acute precocious child and evil fiance. Yes FIANCE TO RELAX GUY. From titanic or something slicked back hair is. He's probably trying to like by the community center or something like a real my number one well. It's arguably a Christmas film because it also covers knees but my my number one is while you were sleeping with Sandra favorite film of all time. Oh it's so good it's perfect. I could watch it all the time. Got About four times in one day before do you want with that. I think that's perfectly reasonable. Bill pullman. Is Saudi laming is great but does it tick the box of having a small town guy who works with his hands leaping out. S Got Sean Down Pat. Let's hear the pitches moving to the wonderful John Gracie. What have you got for us? Do you WanNa start off with your title. Will you or your plot so right. So Microsoft is Christmas false. Holly Matthews is a high powered lawyer about to get married to the man of her dreams. All she has to do is close one final deal town of Christmas falls a huge snowstorm. Traps are in the festive winter wonderland preparing for its annual Christmas festival and she ends up having to stay the only spare room in town. The Maya's son Andrew. Holly has to put through this one. All he has to go through this final deal with the mayor while Andrew Prepares for Christmas falls jollies event of the year but when her job and the security of her and sorry whitland her job on the security of the town come into conflict which will holidays Christmas full. Oh holy which. Who Autorickshaw driven career woman says. She s she just to go time for sentimentality. She doesn't doesn't Kaffa civil town rubes. She is from a small town herself but she got herself out of that. She pulled herself up by bootstraps and now she works for big little firm. New York is making a ton of money. She's living American dream. She's got great fiance mighty ducks. Yes yes she's great fiancee's which Richfield site I just buying an apartment all. She needs now just to pop the question as we Alabama honestly. I was writing this. I'm like Shit. This is sweet home. Alabama changes just yesterday guys. We'll just go to the question. And then she'll be a run to the next rung of the ladder but she's this Pesky last job and Christmas falls. Just get out away and her life will be perfect. Okay so that's That's holy so what's the what's the young handsome love interest that he say that's Young. Christopher bright who is the handsome architect son so he does? What WITH HIS HANDS. But he's also good. He's also brands as well. He does like the theoretical stuff but he builds the buildings he designed as well. So he's he's the whole package. He's the architects on about two weeks. Night Finish reiki masks on this book do you say his name's bright yes can. Can he start an architect from with somebody with the Sunday? Mary said that Marian Bright in it. So maybe we can change. Holly's name to marry Hollyman. May well maybe could be a her fiance's name Matthews and so she's preparing to be and then at the end it's like what's your actual name. It's Mary yes done and done. See Bring these ideas to my great so the architect who soon to start the firm. Mary Bright McCartney's just frightening is so Christopher Bryant. He's the son of a super bowl whose name as Chuck Chuck Bryant and Christophe Sweet. He's hometown as American as Apple Pie. He knows everyone in town bills. The houses he designs the roads fixes the hospitals. But what he loves. Most of all is of course. Christmas is Christmas festival. But if I don't need to spend less time volunteering at the soup kitchen and more time looking for love wouldn't be so lonely Christmas nights. He's little bit. Bumbling little bit disorganized but it's only because he's so busy making homemade presents for the orphans in the often not will so bill by hand And then we've got chuck. Who's the their long-term? It's been there for a long time perspective finger in community. He wants everyone to be happy. Everything to run smoothly. He's all about family values but he does want to make sure. He leaves a legacy for his son. Christopher so like he wants this town to set to stay small but he's kind of he does want to ensure its survival which is why he's actually the one who grew in holly to to make sure this deal goes through. So he's the one who called Christmas falls in the first place to oversee this great mysterious deal on my goodness taking this. So she wears like Pale knitwear alone acid -solutely. Yeah Yeah. He's definitely coggins. So Tristan is holly's husband to be. He's a high powered legal exact in the same firm holly so they worked together and an unlit together. We spent a lot of time at work but he does lavish money and luxuries on Hollywood whenever they get to spend time together get too fancy restaurants in New York all and also their fancy penthouse apartment. Just of Central Park said like that live in that the living the high roller lifestyle. Final Carrington's tell you about is old Eric who actually forgot to mention this trope. Don't have it super common lower. You'll be able to confirm this but in Christmas with the cranks they do it where there's this old guy who looks like an Elf like without any makeup or anything. He has Alfie face and he's just kind of wondering around and it's just a bit weird and then it turns out. I think the implication is that he's supposed to be Father Christmas but just like you know. Is this thing they do. Laura whether it's just like Father Christmas just kind of like an actual wink at you at the end like they supposed to have been sometimes a bit like the row in. Aachen something in Lafayette Chilean. So old Eric is stealing that trump. He just ran crazy. Old Guy Spent a lifetime that Bob and Christmas falls feeding the birds and wandering the streets handing out advice to career woman in the thirties. Definitely not father. Christmas costs if people men handing out to women and women but men never do that Christmas type more of a real life trump just unsolicited advice to women so costing wise. I'm thinking for Holly. I'm thinking Isla Fisher another. Oh Yeah Yep. Confessions of a Shopaholic era into like funny intense. But warmhearted sweeten it even though. This is kind of a hallmark movie so very with a Christmas film like yours. John to cost lead actress. Who has long had so that you can curl it coming out of a fluffy hat looking great gas. I go to be. You can't have a bulb or something because it doesn't look good on Christmas film you Sir. Every time I wear a beanie I look like a little boy like having having one side of your head demented in her fall. Christopher Bri the hands of love interest. I've gone from it become full hair and I've gone of Gopher Hemsworth by gone for a lesser known Hemsworth which is to say Luke Hemsworth oh yeah an attainable Hemsworth. Because like you can't have like I mean you can't have Chris but it's just like what was fool doing here even though he's really good like he goes busted a really nice combing turn like it could definitely sell it so for the for the town mayor of. I've gone for an old like American like Granddad figure so I've gone for an alive Mickey Rooney Dick Van Dyke as kind of Ood Lake. I would like if it Dick Van Dyke but like there was just a little suggestion that his wife. Mary poppins like just a little like Easter loads of umbrellas in his in his house. Exactly so Tristan. Who's the dish boyfriend? I think this is an interesting casting choice. Which is make him Chris Hemsworth. Chris would have to pay the bag guy. Boros Broza locked in combat together. That's nice like she really has a taste in men. And all the Eric who is important to the plot by just enjoyed it is the same guy who's in Christmas with the cranks are waiting to quit the Boston Austin Pendleton. I'm looking it up now. Oh when he's young he looks he looks like an actual. Elf such an elven doesn. When he's all yes. I think he looks like a happy. David Larry Larry David. I've paid in this company long happy. I'm calling him now. David Larry so I just WanNa tell you about the final twist guys which is Holly collies here to to to push this deal through. It's a big one for the firm. This kind of like what she's doing now and Christmas falls is this two-bit town was money coming from so it turns out the deal is for Unlimited Planning Commission for whoever whoever is in charge do whatever they want and Chuck has done for a Song. Christopher the town architect to give him his legacy. Give Him this freedom to build web. He wants on the town but Christopher he's worried that I made sure he would use it responsibly. What this legislation. Just was there for future. Architects in Christmas falls. They can do whatever they wanted. So Chuck's excuse is for my son in actual fact checkers building. A huge highway directly to Christmas falls to drive this tourist traffic into put it back on the map. He's worried his town is dying. And the only way to resuscitate it is a massive great superhighway. And it's going to build guys going to build right over where the Christmas markets are going to be. Well that way enduring tourism scuppering himself. He's by stuff really quick through the windows only now knows so she's been living with Christopher Wa. Oh I forgot say there's a big snowdrift tonight. Sign up traps are in town. Yeah as she wasn't ready for take no she was. She was ready for it so she's been living with Christopher for a while while she gets this deal through so she eventually learns of course. He's he's very handsome and into Christmas. And is this week. She learns she means it and so she's like we'll do. I tell Christopher because this would this would destroy him or do I carry on with the deal. Do I get my get my final deal done of money go back to. New York's big decision and she's just about to tell Christopher the truth but who reappears but Tristan. Hunkin your boyfriend who has be waiver to come back for ages and he of course works from the law firm. And it's like Holly What are you doing? You've changed in the small town you've got to push the still through because it's for the good of our firm and Holly realizes that Tristan is not the right man for her and she runs off to tell to tell. Christopher what's happened in the meantime that Christmas falls opening night is happening because it's Christmas Eve and Matt Chuck. Brian is going to open. The festival went holy and Christopher dramatically revealed the truth and the whole town realizes that that is evil and they turn against him and then then for some reason old eric dumps a huge load of fake snow and Chuck Interesting Celebrates Running Out Stephen and freeze frame mid mid snow poor and then the credit at the top was. I saw the so decides. They're going to. She's going to stay on. The funnel shall his her kissing Christopher in an embrace as the real snow starts wanting to see the heads of mayor. Brian Tristan sticking up Eight thanks for listening all the way to the middle done you. We'll be back with more in a second but I just need to let you know that you can find us on twitter facebook and Instagram by searching for you watched pod also. It'd be Roddy Amazing. If you could leave us a five star review on Apple podcasts. Reading takes two seconds and it would make worries week. Go ON THEY WANNA make noise week. I mean mine too but other stuff going on worry. He's got nothing. Laura is the number one all time fan. Let's let's hear it. You WanNa give us a title or do you to tell us what the plot is. Okay I want to. I want to like give you an idea of what I wanted to do with this film. I obviously I do watch a lot of these films. And some of the things I really wanted to bring into this are a real overblown budget on a magical world. That even though they've had lots of money they've not done it very well so really want that kind of sense. I wanted it to be very magical like I didn't want it to be set in normal city or town or wild. I I was like it's Christmas. You don't get that much chance to have things set in the North Pole. I want it to be a fully invested Christmas feeling but I also wanted it to be modern so I have called my film Christmas Eve and Christmas Steve. Her so it's set in the North Pole. I K now in the world of this film father. Christmas is very much a concept that exists or so we probably set that up. Quick Montage at the beginning of US children believing in Father Christmas sending off the latter's father Christmas on billboards Father Christmases thing right and we get to the North Pole where we discover that while father. Christmas is the brand. There is not one factory at the North Pole. Full of elves bumped to one factory is run by Christmas. Steve Christmas Steve. Looks like Father Christmas he is the patriarchal figure that we all know. In love he is the the the Christmas card image of Father Christmas right. The other factory is run by Christmas. Eve who does just as much work as Christmas. Steve Works just as hard makes the toy sends them out is just as magical as just as brilliant but is not Father Christmas. The best she's at Donna's managed to get her image. There was a sort of Mrs Christmas Vega. This is obviously knowing by tradition. Now they don't want to ruin it for the kids but it grinds on the work because at Christmas Eve's factory we'll patriarchy Bam what it bees. The victorians went with Christmas days. And it's just the way it is now the Christmas Steve Tame the valves a kind of getting a bit big headed about it right like even though that both doing equal work because the Christmas Steve Team of the ones like the front runners they get in a bit. Nobody did about it and Christmas. Eve is getting kind of annoyed that she doesn't get as much credit for you. Know She's not that I it's about the children. Her tame in Camdessus right so these two teams of elves in the two factories are just not getting on well at all of this so war breaks out between the two factories right now. This is where we meet the head of the two different factories. The head of the Christmas Steve Team of is Nikola Safety. On her name tag it would read health and safety we write. It was going to say Nikola Nicholas Safety head of the Christmas Steve Team she leads a raid on the Christmas Eve factory right. Oh No it's sort of hijinks see but it's real upsetting on Christmas eve down for this. I said the head of the Christmas Eve team Imelda salaciously leads a retaliatory raid back so the war is really escalating between these two teams avows right and even Steve a losing control of their respective comes and they're sort of increasingly desperate that the teams have really lost sight of what Christmas full on. Sort of like the donor what to do and one day. They're out wondering trying to come up with ideas and desperately worrying and they bump into each other and on like a house on fire to even Steve. This real chemistry between these two kids now. They agree that the best way to get the the factories to finish the presence all on time. Because obviously you need the Christmas Eve deadline in Christmas film. The best way to get it finished on time is to merge the two factories in the two teams. This goes down like a cup of code sick with the two teams of they agreed to get on with it so they merge the two teams and this is why we really begin. See the simmering sexual tension between Imelda Nikola as well they they sort of like these two really efficient brilliant elves there they actually really admire and quite love each other too so this to love stories in this now it gets Christmassy the presence ready to go out. They've managed to make it work between the two crews valves but on Christmas Eve Christmas Steve Falls ill. What are they GONNA do? Father Christmas isn't able to deliver the presents now. Obviously Christmas Eve is like well. I have the same magical powers as him. I guess I could do it. And this causes the Christmas. Steve ells to point the blame at Christmas Eve. Having poisoned him offer so that she could go out and deliver the presence and get the glory now through. Drought breaks up between the owls. Everyone's at each other's throats all of the goodwill of the last few weeks is all falling a pot but Christmas Eve is like look whatever we do when I get back whatever blame I take whatever whatever I've got to get these presents to the kids right so she climbs into the sleigh but little did we know that Nicolas Safety the head out of the Christmas Eve team has sabotaged the sleigh. So Eve will fail. I know you've never seen a cow and Christmas. Steve will never be you served now when Imelda relation realizes what happened. She is hot broken. The Nikola safety would would endanger Christmas Eve would endanger children would endanger the by message Christmas. She harnesses the only reindeer left behind. Who is a very rude rain? Dickel DOLF and she racing off to save chases the sleigh down there's a terrifying in-flight rescue mission and repairing the sleigh. But they make it through and the last president just about gets delivered as the sunrises and they get home at Christmas Steve is recovering from his absolute non poisoning. Everybody's realized that something else happened to make a mail. It wasn't Christmas Eve. Nicholas Atheists fired and put to work as the wash job that they can think of and another is sad but she has plenty of new at Meyer now because she consider so rescuing job and Christmas Eve and Christmas get married and they agree to date on present gender equal future for the Christmas story. I mean it doesn't cost the Bechtel tests but that's not the question here would pass the test though what that it takes them getting married to work out how to shakers elves like the three of the four main characters women and the head elves would be discussing presents and all sorts the Bechtel test stabs. True there's a lot of like Adleman chat. That's happening that. We're not a couple of questions major one and it like leads only one it. Christmas sometimes like Santer is portrayed as this continent immortal being just been around for like hundreds of years is that is that the case with these two. Yes I think so but but what I've done is I've gone for a sort of middle aged actor and then I've I would want him to be aged. I'd want it to look very stereotypically Christmas. That would be important. Because you're going like stereotypical Christmas. So the look is very stereotypical but the plot is like Hazel. The stuff behind the branding. I would to me. That sounds like your ideal active would be Dain Kane King of the Christmas films. She what Babe. I've not gone my the one I've put down on my notes. James Marsden Lou cracking comedy actor. He's very very very funny. He's got very twinkling blue eyes. I can really imagine James Marsden being a Father Christmas or a Christmas state. That's great. Yeah he would her star of sonic the Hedgehog of course by the way was the last film I saw in the cinema before the lockdown. If is closed after this Geeta last film I ever saw cinema August. Who else do you see playing the other characters then okay? So James mazdas big ticket actor probably as Christmas Abe. I've gone for a lesser known actress. But someone that I think is a phenomenal actress and I wish she was in more stuff. I've Gone Jenna who plays Pam in the office. The American who's also played blades. Laura yes I think she's brilliant and I don't think she's done enough for my liking so I've got hot in as Christmas. Eve Playing Nicholas Safety. I've gone for Kathryn. Hahn who is just a brilliant comedy actress and then playing would I think Katherine. I'm not sure he Kathryn Hahn she. She's in bad. Mom's 2016 Batman's Christmas twenty. I love cash interest. She's in parks and REC as the Sassy. He Our lady. She's excellent she. I would definitely want her. And then as Mel Desolation paying the author like brilliant together head L. I Want Sandra. Oh said not that was my costing criteria. I think we've got by those pitches into really nice shape. Ready to take three to the big wigs in the executive commissioning houses. I don't know what the buildings cold so Roy Did you get all of that? All of the new things under a subheading remained Christmas founds. Absolutely we've got to new entries to the category of Romantic Christmas films. The I think agree to tighten the industry by storm. I thought we've got Christmas Eve and Christmas. Steve First off Santa absolutely exists but while he exists there are two factories not one and the other is run by Christmas Eve. Not Christmas Steve. Who is all traditional Santa Claus? These two centers do basically the same job. However Christmas Steve as you would know is taking all the glory and let me tell you the Christmas Steve elves again a big headed by this and get in right nope headed about it and that's a direct or Christmas Eve's team had just about enough of this and the something brewing and it's not economic it is warm the head Alf and safety and Elf `isolation They get at each of sorts a bit and lose of hijinks ensue as they have mischief basis tax on each of us factories but meanwhile steven eve discover that gets on really well and honestly maybe a bit too well. There's some serious chemistry on screen. It's all a bit much pushing the PG writing to the limit but then it gets Christmas and tragedy strikes. Christmas Steve has become sick. And there's obviously a very good replacement the equity magical Christmas Eve but as she heads out to do the Christmas thing the head Elf of Christmas factory stocks. Get a bit suspicious. She thinks that Christmas Eve poisoned Christmas. Steve to try and take over. Glory and take all the credit so she sabotages the sleigh but thankfully the health of Christmas each factory. Ted Takes the reins of doth the rudeness of the Reindeer and manages to save the day and Christmas. Everyone gets that come up and come downs and Christmas Eve and Chris Christmas. Steve Agree to share the responsibilities of Christmas on alternating years mixed up. We have Jones idea the equally amazing. Christmas falls which flows Holly Matthews. At least that's the name she's going to take shortly. Who is a high powered lawyer get married to the MARATHA DREAMS? Tristen or so. She thinks she has to do is pop the question. And there's one thing standing in her way and it's one big final deal in the small town of Christmas fools but after she gets trapped in town by a big snowstorm. Two Buck with the mayor's son. Christopher will she be able to close the deal or will her Christmas full at different way? Christopher is Christopher bright is an architect to with his hands is all good love and trust to do and he does a lot of charity. Work is really the sweet you spend you've ever seen and his dad chuck bright is the man. He wants the talent to succeed and wants to leave a legacy to his son. And this brings us to the big twist. What is the mysterious deal? That holly is here to seal. Well it's nothing else but unlimited planning permission so that I can give Christopher Koop unlimited planning commission in the wrong hands. Hey is gonNA take as far as he can before your hands on the reins and he's going to build a superhighway through the Christmas markets during Tourists Holiness. This will destroy Chris and Holy Shits tell him but it might sabotage the deal and guess you shows up just at that moment is only bloody tristen and easier to convince holly that she needs to close the steel. She's been here way too long. And this causes a crisis of confidence. Holy and Christopher reveal the truth of Italian everyone turns on the their everything gets upended. Holy Decides Tristan's not the her at the end. It's all a happy ending with ideally match. Chuck ending up like headfirst in the snow with his feet. Stick it out moaning about Christmas and those are the two ideas. Yeah Rory big decision about planning permission. Brad I actually. I think it's Christmas with a view is genuinely about like a a manager of a hotel. He has to stop an old couple of selling their hotel to someone else for planning permission. So John New bone. I've without a doubt both of these pitches absolutely perfect for this and I can't see either of them getting turned down by the big week. So it's official they've been rubber-stamped thanks for summarizing those rory problem the most confident additions to our slate in this episode. We're GONNA start wrapping up this episode but before we go first of all Laura. Thank you very much for joining us. 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EP 51 | The BEST Christmas Movie!

Dear America with Graham Allen Podcast

39:09 min | 11 months ago

EP 51 | The BEST Christmas Movie!

"What do you do when your kids ask you point blank? Mom Dad is Santa Real because kids at school are telling me that it's not real. You say Israel. What's going on so we told them we tell both boys and then we had then we had after that real pure innocent moment with our kids where we oh kind of pulled back the curtain a little bit and it's like you know life isn't all sunshine and rainbows go? Then we turn around and threaten their lives and go. If you tell your sister you will never ever get another president. That was the most Aninat genetic. Hey Yeah I ever you gentlemen. We have our dog in our house in the studio today and I will have everyone. Yeah no that Alissa did the thing that I despise. The most she said in Duckie should have his own social media pans again. Let us not follow absolutely not no. We're not going to be these weird crazy people that have no friends and they have all their love and affection in animals. We're not going to do it today is our Christmas episode here. America podcast. We did this for Halloween and people really enjoyed the episode. So we're GONNA do it again. We're going to do a Christmas spectacular. Christmas is so big and Jake is so freaking weird about Christmas. We decided did. Why just have one thing of Christmas? So this is the Christmas spectacular throws genius. But but we have more Christmas themed episodes episodes coming this month but on this one I really WanNa talk about the nuts and bolts of Christmas. We had people vote on their favourite Christmas mood. Yes so so. How much money did I bet we met? Twenty bucks okay. We've been twenty bucks that it would be either Jake's favorite favorite or mine. Wait what was your favorite. I don't think we said he didn't I wasn't GonNa say what mine was either Mons Christmas story Christmas vacation. Okay all right did I. So now we're going to live read. I'm not going to edit myself grant I'm going to go straight to the HASHTAG right this second. We're GONNA find out where or everyone lies all right so let's see here. Let's see here. You're not as all right here. WE GO SANTA CLAUSE WITH TIM Allen. It's a wonderful live favourite. Chris Movie Christmas vacation one for Jake. All right if not Out trusted wanting to die hard. Actually there for me. You didn't say that you literally just set. The Greenwich Literally Relate. You're a cheater. She wanted and she cheats every day. All Right Don. There were a lot of die-hards diehard diehard diehard diehard diehard Christmas Carol or a Christmas stories. There's one for me diehard diehard to claim that you win when you literally just said the grid not a single person a Christmas a story a Christmas Carol. Oh this would give us three a wonderful life. One Christmas Carol to Christmas story three. You can't count three if I can't count die hard to. She gave me through though. But you didn't name diehard lived your life without thank you. Gosh Gosh diehard a Christmas story looking. I'm not making this up either Christmas story there. It is all right. Hold on Diehard Charlie Brown. Die Hard right now. We're not done. We're getting to the bottom of this. Here what is White Christmas Alex. Oh I haven't seen white. Christmas lethal lethal weapon. One of them set their Christmas time. Not Diehard diehard definitely. One like every person to say diehard Iheart in their defense though member I did bring this story I would and their defense though you have to remember when we talked about this several weeks ago I I keep kidding me. Our dog is eighty something in here. Anyway I brought up die hard. So maybe that's why we're by saying I don't know if that's a chip either ducky what are you eating. Look at him trying to leave now that he knows he's doing something wrong Anyway okay so what is all said and done America. Oh you have heard it here. Jake did not win but neither did you. Are you kidding me. No the rules does that. We said we didn't say that we had to be wrong. I would vote against you. You were not GonNa win them so you lost to because I want it. You didn't win. I literally just beat Jake Anyway. Moving on I one. Okay so moving on. This is Christmas spectacular. So I want to justify until my story story of why a Christmas story is so such a big deal to me because I believe that every single sane American loves a Christmas story So so you don't ever since we've been married. I haven't been able to watch a Christmas story all the way through in eleven years. Melissa Been Together for eleven years. She's got some kind of childhood trauma. The Christmas story that movie when the kid gets. I can't watch it like it. Bothers you Oregon grown woman die hard just all like us die hard killing folks and they're don't nobody wants a Christmas story like kids. It's it's bad happy. I like a Christmas story because it is the most real movie about Christmas time. Then you'll ever find disagree -cations our family Christmas vacation it really nobody kidnapping nobody and bring them over to the house. Debbie are you kidding I I love Christmas story is real life stuff off. You know that your kids are perfect. They get into fights at school and all this stuff leading up to actual Christmas time there that they haven't seen in a year sends in some some weird president. They absolutely hate. And they're your sister so you make them put it on. That is real life stuff that all it was is mind. Yeah I don't think it needs to be like what's more real or reflective of your Chris. Chris like Elvis class. Okay okay all right no no no no no no. This is my argument. Hashtag dear America let me know what you think about this two channels every year. Play a Christmas story for twenty ninety four hours straight. No other Christmas movie has that title to hold Bam. I win Wayne. It's simple Christmas stories. They run a lot of stuff. They run judge Judy. Twenty four seven. It's a reality show. We're talking about Christmas. This movie agree the disagree. Merry Christmas everybody. Merry Christmas everyone again. The we are portraying real Christmas festivities even now in this conversation in the Hashtag dear American anybody still stringing popcorn we use this as a child with the needle. We make money now we. We don't have to dinning. I'm kidding I was anyway I did you. Did you ever do that growing up. Does anyone still do that. We make taper chains anyway always strong. The popcorn. Favorite paper chains were highlighted much. I remember having covered the paper changed paper. You cut the strips and you make them into like a little circle. Iowa's the decorator of my house so if I didn't decorate initiate it and he never got done so I was really big about the Christmas tree process is why today I hate not having a real tree you remember are. We grew up in the same place the Christmas tree form. Or whatever. You'd go out there you cut your own tree. RV pull it through the little. The Little Spiderman net thing and all that stuff you take it home every year. I got to pick what color lights would be on the tree. So here we have all white lights and other year we'd have all blue another year. We had alread I. I mean it's just what we did a whole bunch of stuff. Christmas tree sprayed with white fake snow with red lights is a really cool tree saying I am. I'm sad we don't so we're gone Actually we're in South Carolina For two weeks and so I am sad. We didn't get to have a real tree this year. That was kind of sad and upsetting adding that all right so back to what I was saying. Because we're we're not done with this. This is the Christmas tree spectacular talking about Christmas things. That happen. The reason why I like Christmas story so much as I felt like I got to know Ralphie it all them. I was an only child. I didn't have anybody to hang out with stuff like that so so I watched the Christmas story. Three or four times identifies then with them when else not Ralphie Rafi was real. I was a child. Babe watching diehard every other time when I was little speaking of stocking stuffers for the Christmas Christmas season. We're always looking for things to put in stockings just like Jake was talking about. It's ridiculous and it's hard to figure out what to give people so what better thing to do you give people the best way to holster their majestic freedom stick also known as guns. There are a lot of whole surprise to choose from some are good some not so good but we the people holsters are the brand. I trust starting at just thirty seven dollars. People Holsters are custom. Made right here in in America. No Communist China here. There are designs made in house. They even have their own three. D design team who measures every micro crow millimeter of their guns to ensure the perfect fit. 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Let's talk about some of the things that are happening in society right now. Gender Neutral Santa New craze here in two thousand nineteen Well I say new. Last year they had like the designs the gender fluid Santa and he basically looked like he went vegan and he had no energy anymore or he had skinny jeans on tight pants. And all this other kind of stuff and they gave him kind of Azizi top beard so that was like when Indonesia no weird can grope now serious elissa. How dare you with your bigotry and hatred? It is so so we saw a commercial the other day and I think it was a it was a a truck commercial chant. A truck truck T. R. U. C. K.. Truck Commercials Stub your. It was a little girl girl who wanted to give out presents and be Santa as sweet did no. It wasn't because it's any theater it's leading to the commercial is this little girl will give presents so she dresses like Santa which I blame her parents letting her go to school like that in the first place but that's another story for another day anyway. All the kids laugh. And say you can't be Santa because you're a girl Blah Blah Blah at the very end. Her parents like decorate their truck truck in Christmas lights and they drive around the neighborhood. Trespassing Peoples Property in handing off president classmates commercial was very very soon was a sweet commercial. What would it had? Strong undertones of this will women can be Santa to I don't understand what the big it let's see. Dude man I mean what does it matter facility. Slow BIOS thing about because I'm watching. It was during Elsa to which fantastic love the movie. But what I'm thinking is if you start with Santa then are you going to now not just Jesus Jesus Moana like you. Can I mean anything that's fictional now. Gender Neutral Disney. It'd be a woman. Disney princess movies are now going to be boys about that all right. Everything's fluid do it. How about boys being princesses? I come over. Disney princesses are men. Well that's a shame. Wanted them to be. That's the thing though so no so I did a video the other day It is this boys can be princesses too. And it's like a charity organization. It's a charity organization and the point of the charity. is they raise money to basically find these little boys who wanna be princesses and then they have photo shoots and they photograph the child and then put it on their websites. A real thing boys can be princesses to be prince because men have dominated society. Four four forever Eliza while way to be sexist even more you have abandoned your kind. What you've done? How dare you the Santa Claus giving way to reality of things? Why don't you just let say a b a big fat guy if anything saint has been paving the way that Dad bots and obesity? ACD is fine for free for years. Nobody's ever had a problem with that. If Santa Ahead. Come out looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger with six pack. Everybody would have been And what about Mrs Claus like Mrs Claus what she do. She is the stereotypical Anti Semitism. She is the housewife. Does whatever the man says then in wait me a sandwich or cookies this. Let's let's empower Mrs Claus and we can put her on the sleigh in Santa can just chill how she wanted her. You know woman rights she. There's no I wanNA work hold on wait a minute wait a minute but there is no win raise has baby. There's nowhere with feminist. Okay right now. People have a pricey right now. People have a problem with Mrs Claus. Because she's the stereotypical submissive wife life. That doesn't have her own voice. And she just demand says but if you flip it and make Santa Claus the stay at home person Blah Blah Blah law will. Then it's a man ride off the coattails of the success of the woman. Yeah there's no way that you can't win thing is fictional exactly in in story politics. Basically like every other movie or misclass- she called us and she said that she's being abused Sabbatical. Just like hey guess character breaking news. Rudolph's nose doesn't actually club. No yeah yeah well people too. I read the other day. That Rudolph is being boycotted on ABC and stuff because it promotes bullying upright noses. Yeah just quit. Can we just pause really quick to say for all the the younger people listening Santa Claus Israel we dear America do believe in him and Rudolf snowstorm. No we got a lot of five year old. Listen hotels go all right all right public. PSA If you have children and children are listening to this Christmas spectacular podcast right now for the next five to ten. Minutes is the time to send timmy or stacey out of the room because we want talk about some real stuff okay here we go so. There's been this dilemma at our house. Here lately we have three children. We have a nine year old eight year old a six year old. The nine year olds in third grade. Eight seconds six is in kindergarten. The boys point blank came up and asked me and Elissa Is Santa Real eldest. Looked at me and said don't lie to me. You don't lie to me. I want you to tell me the truth is Santa into real. So we're sitting there going. What do you do it brings up the conversation of? What's the fine line as parents because this debate has been going along a long time? Elissa sister doesn't do it she doesn't do Santa and there's lots of friends. There's been a debate a while a long time because you are at the end of the day. You're lying to your kids right. I I mean you know I well. We'll get into that. That's another podcast for Christmas. All right what do you do when your kids straight up bash you. Okay because gauges at the point now he's not like he has legitimate personality. He has legitimate feelings about things they all do. They all all debaters. What I mean is starting to be enough? Yeah wait a minute. So you're telling me he goes the whole. He's starting to get to that point. What do you do when your kids ask you point blank? Mom Dad is Santa Real because kids at school are telling me that is not real. You say Israel. What's going on so we told him? We tell both the boys and then we had then we had after that real pure innocent moment with our kids where we kind of pulled back the curtain in a little bit. And it's like you know. Life is an all sunshine and rainbows. Then we turn around and threaten their lives and go. If you tell your sister you'll never we'll never get get another president again but we explain it. It's the magic so it's the it's the belief in the magical. You know the spirit of Christmas how he explained it and we don't want you in a spirit of Christmas brannagh grace and so they're actually been really good now they will go. Yeah Santa's coming and then like turn around and look at us like coming. I'm like Oh they still because because because they'll literally go and a grace Santa's going to do this this and this for you and then they'll like she you said she'll look in front of her. Go wait and right at us like got it. Mom Governor gave me the thumbs out the other day. He said some integration. He looked demand where he lost a tooth and so they sleep auditees again no. He's seeking swallowing his teeth anyway. Like like tooth fairies coming integration. Because they not remember that and yes we do need melon and integrates like yeah like yeah John Speaking of something. Okay so Hashtag dear America. I know that you're going to agree with me on this. Let's talk about about this stupid for just a second on the show this debt. Yes this stupid health is the most horrific bloodsucking bloodsucking soul crushing thing invented by the toy company. That I've ever heard in my life as if we as parents didn't have enough to keep up with on Christmas then this stupid idea who was in that meeting. You know what we should do. Bill we should come up with an an idea to make it to where parents have to pretend that a fake stuffed Elf Israel and move it every night and we made it three nights and we. I forgot it's okay though. Because the thing is you have to come up with backstories right. So our backstory is sometimes he gets really tired of traveling. It's worse than I had to convince. Fits my kids that Dasher the L. was a union. No yeah well Dasher. We named him Dasher. I ahead to convince them that he was a union worker and he was mad that the Christmas Union wasn't painted Enough money so he was holding out in only go to work every other day. Chats what I do for my kids ever that is that is true one hundred I is where he was really tired. Honey do this stuff where they like. Leave leave like all these snow angel designs in the flower. No they're serial killers is what they are. They are serious. We're not as good a parents. They are who have well. No I I work for a living. I have a job. That's what I do. I have time no no. It's the same thing of people that have facebook accounts for their dogs. I don't approve of it this way. Do an awesome as parents and I'm jealous. 'cause we struggle remember what's true nation there. You guys do Jake wha-wha-what Weird tradition you guys have or that. You don't like a weird tradition. Well really the weirdest thing is how the some of the stocking stuffers my mom gets me. What are they I love? My mom were named by in the world but always sox yet. Just Kidding J.. Pack of socks toothbrush like the best one. Is that little gun that shoots those disks like the little toy guns cars that you pull back and drive off. She's were expecting it like every year. Right got this year or the egg. That's full of like like putty. Oh Yeah what about you. Listen we're traditional them. We're probably for our that. We started that I love but I guess it probably be considered weird. We stopped to doing making a big deal on Christmas eve eating cooking and stuff though our family all goes and I'm eat Mexican restaurant so we find a Mexican restaurant right and we go. We go eat Mexican on Christmas Eve and the kids out of gauge. We'll do it this year. Calling all of the all of the non American restaurants are open at Christmas career so we always go Mexican because they're byles Mexican and then they were there new pajamas they get and they get a little bit. But that's not really weird Mexican part. The the the restaurants probably weird tradition tradition than I used to do that. I really are we doing weird or like well. Which one are we doing for guys weird? Oh well I didn't know it was weird until I got married to Elissa so when I was a kid I wanted to do this with my children. Melissa let me know that it was weird and we weren't going to do that is Wrapped presents presents. Were Not Santa Praises. Those were like mom and dad present and Santa would come. And that's how you knew. It was the Salem present because it wasn't we wrapped apt coulda fooled me because she said we will never do it. Yeah I don't think it's weird but we will never do that ever three. Don't bring it up again. How I'M GONNA get it after this podcast? You swore you'd never talk anyway but to me that made a lot of it was like yeah. Santa wouldn't have have time to wrap every president if Santa's making the president. It would make sense that it just shows up in the normal thing. I'm going to help out all the moms out there because I've been telling the people this is what we do if you have more than one kid is. We don't put names on either presents. We go by the colored DOT system. You can get 'em for really cheap those little colored dots and every a year. They get a color so red blue pink. And if it's your color dot that's your present so Look at all right. What's the most Awkward Gift Gift you've ever received on that because one of mine I can't say on the air and you've had time to think God just brought it up but I do know right off the bat which you were around when it happened to so around like second or third year a year? We were married my grandmother rest or so. She passed away last year My Grandmother on my Dad's side sit sent me presence. You remember list She sent me prizes. And you know like I'm an adult. I've been to war twice at this point. I got a kid and I opened it up. And it's like it's just a bunch of like nerf guns and Nerf like toys. No it was it was was first moments I called my dad tells like grady sent me a bunch of kids toys data. I don't really know what I'm supposed to do this. Your mom life life because my first thought was she sent it for the kids but gauge was like two and these legit like NERF guns cool. I'm like he can't even pull this and so it was. Yeah it was. It was a really weird and awkward. Situation you thanks granny appreciate it you know. No I'm twenty six years old. This is for a twelve year old. Little Graham yes. That was a really awkward. One for me you'll have one. I really don't our family does every president you've ever gotten has been amazing. Okay let's talk about my memory and I and of story all right J.. y'All childhoods were awesome. Apparently us a weird worst worst. I president like worst like either insulting like if I was a treadmill. That would be weird. I wanted to go pet when I was little and I was obviously veasley spoiled child Correct yeah but Syria begged mom and dad for Gogo pit and they tricked me because this is my parents who I love very much but they gave. They ended up giving us like this little stuffed animal. If you don't know go pet you push the button and the little dog walk. We're we're we're we're talking like nine hundred ninety and anyway they took me gave us a little stuffed animal and said that was it was done and I'm recovering. I was very upset so that would probably be the worst traumatized me at the age of like like four or five but they ended up hiding under the kitchen table and then they're like. Oh my gosh I know. Here's a bit easier question. And I got this question in off the Santa clause with Tim Allen. Everybody's seeing that movie. He accidentally kills San on the roof and then become senator in the movie. They talk about the parents parents and why they didn't believe in Santa Anymore. It was essentially. They didn't get a gift that they wanted from Santa. And that's why for the for the dude. He was like three in get a waiter a win the Oscar Mayer weighty whistle at that how they came up with weighty whistle. I don't know two thousand nineteen you cannot get away with the waiting list anyway. All right what was the one present from Santa that you never got. Ask a swear both of you said you always got what you wanted. I always wanted So we're middle class pilots really struggling drilling over here to lower middle. What we were? We didn't have tons. But we had always enough if that makes sense. But I always wanted this baby doll and it was not the water baby but it was like a better version of the water baby and it like would talk and it was you know again one thousand nine hundred ninety two probably at this point and I never got it was because Mama Dada extremely frugal as well. which makes sense but I never did get really warranted? No mine all right right. What is it takes whole faces changed since we brought this so I was a little ticked off at the same Christmas it because I asked for one thing usually give us a list of some things you want said? Tell that dude tell that dude I want a black. BMX bikes with pegs in the front specific one nine nine nine Dick's sporting goods. That's what I want a thousand dollars. Ninety nine ninety. Oh I use it nine nine nine nine so Christmas Day. I'm like on because it's all ask for nearly one hundred bucks and I jake your gifts southside. I'm like I know I know when the door basketball thirty dollar red white and blue tonight I love it. I love it so much bad because I I knew that Santa didn't existed at that point. But you know you still ask for what you want. And I'm like man. We were broke the law. I wish I wish we had the Santa Lie. Then you wouldn't have been able to pull all this me. I was a huge power rangers nut when I was a kid and so yeah toys Roy. Perry Net flicks has a special out called the toys that made us and I just watched the whole one on power and I was like and everyone loves those commercials like I do the Cairo member it I wanted for all the nerds out there that those power rangers. I wanted the Green Ranger's dragon dagger you played with that at toys r us yes so toys came out with like a like collector's edition where they remade all the old toys. And I saw the dragon dollar and I was like eight years old again. Thirty two year old man. Dan In there and I was looking at a list. If she let me out of ballpit thing right then she because we would be sitting on the wall right here. The dragon the Dragon Dagger it hold on Di Dino it sounds like hey all we got we got to play it. That would be me on a daily basis. I show up into work and I'd be like dragons or power. Sometimes we get real mad and dragon resort. Losing he'd do it again. It'd be like that so bad. I'd have been that weird kid at the corner of Academy Street Caledonia Mississippi with the with the cars passing by playing my little dragon flute for those of you. Who Don't know what I'm talking talking about okay? It wasn't a flute. It was a dagger that played flute. Music Okay so how dare you. How dare you? Yeah Favorite Chris- Christmas Christians. Jesus you uh-huh he's name Williams tradition. Christmas didn't we just do that. Did Weirdest Attrition Christmas tradition. I'm not allowed to say my favorite so I guess I have to go in the second favorites. No because it used to be. I really enjoyed like hot. Cocoa Cookies and Christmas are a Christmas story playing twenty four hours. That was like our Christmas. It's been cable broken Hogue Janko. It's all had all your favorite Christmas tradition with. I'm sorry brings in your news anytime you say favorite memories of Christmas. You always think back to you. Always think back to the memories stories. When you're a kid did you did the emergency? SOS Vote Okay. Apparently okay all right right. Sorry this is realized. You know when someone's calling you can click the side button hanging up. Apparently if you hit it sometimes just go like that. Try to hang it up. Apparently if you do that too many times out the emergency. SOS think and you'll have like three seconds to stop it like like call the police. Yeah kidnapped against my will come save me right now. How was that stealthy filthy you doing? It goes holly supposed to kill you right the end. Sorry that was weird guys. We apologize for that the crap. What were we saying family tradition all right new family traditions? That I like Even though I don't normally participate But I like viewing it. Would you do that. Reindeer food thing with the kids. Yeah we feed the reindeer which is going to be sad this year because the kids though is not real except for integrates. But yes Ma'am we make ranger food if they want to do it. We always tradition on New Year's Eve Dance Party with we have My sister has five boys. I don't know it's amazing. And we have a blast to Pentatonic. That's what we danced to hypnotize this morning. We always make sausage balls. That's our breakfast Goto after we rip open all the press mine. And we've been doing it since I was little so I've married into and they definitely did not mining mine anti as well. So can you take. We always watched Christmas vacation. Okay Chris McKay said. Melissa won't let us watch any Christmas movies ever. I wanted to watch screwed forever. She won't let me watch it or was Christmas vacation. She will ever watch it or watch. Chris was story. We'll let me watch it. You know we're allowed to watch the Greenwich that's it with Snow L. With children. Does it count. I'm talking about the Christmas movies that you can't watch with the kids. They can't watch Christmas vacation yet. I I can't watch scrooge we we always watch dot hard right before for Christmas. I'm just saying man Christmas. Arrays all of our stuff and you you. You put our Christmas tree at the a day after Halloween. Wow all November about your favorite actually. See what you're saying. Is You have impulse control problems. We're talking about Thanksgiving Lord November thirtieth December. I for me. It's more like tons of all. The things are great and all. The traditions are awesome but for us as the family the main reason of Christmas I will said Thanksgiving so much. They're blending the real reason of Christmas is Jesus is Jesus his birthday advent and we got that new advent. It's really funny though there. There's definitely I mean dogging me wrong. I love some presents and I love some Christmas but now that I'm older especially I really try to focus on what is actually meant to be about and You know for those of you who listen to podcast and you may not be Christian or things like that. The point of Christmas is to think about other people more than you think about yourself. It's to give its it's to love it's too except for one day a year. We can all agree just to love some body. That's it and you know in the Vein Ain of this show and the culture of which we live in and the I don't know the angst in aggression that we have to deal with all the time I think it's important for this episode to bring it back full circle and Jake if we can start having some emotional music while I talk. That would be great. Someone's like the end of church here if we could have avenue just a moment for us to remember that it is. It's not about us. It's about it's not about you or I it's about we and That is where we need to try to focus and that is not about gifts and not getting a dragon dagger which would have been really cool. mall in Paul but either way the point is it was about the fact that they tried their best and we were together and we ate food together and we enjoyed the the mystery of Sanity Eh together whether you do that or not and some times choosing to be with someone is a lot more powerful than buying somebody something absolutely absolutely. I think that I think that we watch said none of them. Involved opening presents. Yeah exactly I was going to bring up the fact that so you know I used to like the one gift a Christmas Eve thing but you know it worked with the music going on right now and the emotional tie Anyway from us to you just just Thank you so much for the past year and yeah. Let's keep the Christmas vibes. Go in. But before we end out. Eliza where can people find you the Allen on instagram all right and jake producer Jake producer. Underscore try that again okay. What was that stirred by your like big long pause? Oh my bad. Okay Jake aware. Can they find you. You find me on his grandma and producer underscore Jake holy lowered. Somebody's been drinking. The eggnog too much anyway. And I am Graham Allen. Thank you so much for listening to this Christmas episode of the Dear America Mon Spasms I'll oh give you can't wait till you start falling apart. Okay anyway thank you guys so much for listening to this episode of the Dear America podcast. It will see again next hour.

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The 12 Beers of Christmas

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The 12 Beers of Christmas

"This episode and every episode of the beer guys radio show is brought to you by ironmonger brewing visit ironmonger at their taproom in Marietta Georgia or online at ironmonger brewing dot dot com. It opened up a tab. Grab a seat and pour a pint. It's time for the beer. Guy's radio show free beer brewery dedicated to the art science and enjoyment of craft beer. We got now here. Are Your host Tim. Dennis and Brian Hewitt and welcome awkward. Beer Guy's radio show were broadcasting. The Beer Guy's Radio Studios in Marietta Georgia. This is episode two zero six of the show. This are twelve beers of Christmas episode. Brian what do you think about that. I'm I've been looking forward to it. I'm it's a fun of our. It's the most wonderful time of the year. That's right the most wonderful time for a beer. That's right I am Tim. Denison Denison with me as always is my good friend and Co host. Mr Brian Hewitt. Hey Tim joining us to help us. Drink these crystal. Spheres we have Bridge Patel from Marietta's spray bottle shop. We're going to talk about and drink. You guess that a bunch of Christmas beers bridge. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me on the show. Are you ready for the challenge of these twelve. Christmas spears never been more excited. Your professional right like a kid wakes up on Christmas morning opening the gifts exactly. We don't have a tree but they're all nicely wrapped for us so we're GONNA have a good time with it. It's nearly as intense as the transmigration challenge transmigration challenge which is even harder. No it's easily with the other way so transmigration assault is a popular double double. Ip here in Georgia used to be ten percent ABC transmigration. Challenge was to drink a six. Or just just one after. That's right you've actually completed. I have done it how many times I've just the one time I. I heard that they were changing the recipe and going back down to eight percent to make it easier to drink more RAV and I said No. Now's the time if I'm going to do this. Challenge in beats. I need to do it now now. Dan Time to do and I had a friend at a friend. I still do have a friend that can do it on a daily basis. Who I don't we actually may have some people and websites and stuff? We won't refer him to be so they get some the people we want to put him in touch with. Yes this is intervention have so. We'll Brian You had an eventful week. I did not this week. But won't you tell also about some of the fun stuff you got into so the big. The big time I had was the strong beer festival at wrecking bar. And I I drank everything. I could MM-HMM I talked to a lot of people met with a lot of people in I- intersperses many drinks as I could in there. It was very busy time. What were the standouts for you as strong beer festival and I think these were beers beers all over eight percent I think is what they qualify? Strong I think so. I believe I don't think I saw anything. I definitely didn't have anything under eight percent. The most interesting thing I had their are you know having said that. I'm not sure about that royal that I had from Sabbath brewing. That's going to be opening up here. I don't think I've ever had royal before and stood out to me just because it's new and exciting and write about it and it's a very interesting beer actually don't know what the ABC was but It kind of tasted like beer plus something career plus finger okay. All righty needs creature comforts. The tree that owns itself with the barley. Wine was also very tasty is a ton of stuff. I know the reformation Shen had pecan Dapo Bach which was quite good and I believe was one of the The win one of the winners I was GonNA ask about that. Well that sounds tasty and You know I had a An icebox in eighteen percent icebox from wrecking barred. They're HOTLANTA. How many percent eighteen percent thirteen inch fourteen inch on the thing it said eighteen percent and also a quad quad mead quad staffer amongst me? That was eighteen point five percent so I had those so. It was a very exciting time quite a busy. Did you keep the tradition going Brian of going to the bar and drinking the finest bourbons. No I did not. I really should half it. I'd never even made it in their never. got that close to this. I think the last two or three years. We've done that. Ah We've drank all these big beers and then they have a great bourbon. Selection bar to allow people may not realize that but they had I believe it was The pappy fifteen gene or ten. It was the Bohen Bantustans fantastic. Yeah prices are amazing. That's what I was GONNA say. Price there was better than anywhere else. It was good enough that they had like three quarters of a half a bottle when we got to the bar and by the time Brian and I and the other people were told about it they was going Polish. We we killed it off I I I know we had at least to ourselves and then a couple of other people had won the bottle was gone. It was on. It was fantastic though it was very memorable in in the middle of this giant beer. The festival were drinking bourbon. It's but it's amazing is it went well with the strong beers and then I follow that up with a a walk around the corner to the porter where I had some Some slow poorer pills nurse. I think it was chrome barker pills. Didn't I didn't keep good track of it and let's be honest. I wasn't a hundred percent there by the time I got there so you know what I'm saying. You walk down to the porter so that shows at least a little little bit exactly and actually don't recall a lot of that trip. I remember being there sitting at the bar drinking and I Uber's the entire wages so everybody knows around. So that's safe. I ahead one pills ner this entire week. That was my entire week because you know front of injured my leg somehow and it was bugging me for awhile in this weekend. I just took took the week. Gough took it easy at the house. I got got cabin fever fever from and I'm not used to stay in the House that much but so I took it easy on alcohol because I was nursing an injured leg and so I had no fun. No Fun one pillar this whole had enough fun for both of US ally appreciate you calling out there on that bridge how about you. How was your week pretty pretty you crazy? It's getting ready for the holiday season. Yeah with all the releases after Black Friday keeping up with all. I saw you know we do this week in Georgia beer newsletter that we send out and we put all the beer releases on there and it was just jam-packed you know is just so much going on all the big barley wines and stoute's and Barrel Early Age Beers and everything all those figures you want for the cold Christmas nights coming up there indeed. Well you know Tim. I think we should talk about the beer's of the week crack open. I've been a cold one truck and tap beer at the week craft beer and food trucks in downtown Woodstock truck and tap dot Com. We'll Brian we've got a great selection. This week. We have twelve years. You might get from the title of the show. I'm not going to run down the whole list right now. We will list them as we go and of course in the show notes when we put this out there we will make sure to mention them. But I'll tell you around one of our twelve beers. We have Samuel Adams White Christmas. We have a beat a Christmas l.. And we have Scheiner holiday. Cheer so we're GONNA go through those we're going to check them out and if the end of this. We're all GONNA pick our top three favorites out of all these delicious Christmas Beers. We have some hoppy UPI beers. We have a lot of Belgian beers. We have spice sales just a good variety of all kinds of different Christmas beers and Brian. I think a little later on the show you did a little analysis. I guess we'll call it on the styles and ABC's these beers yeah sure little informational what you found out there on the shelves with all of these Great Beers. Sure absolutely good. Good well Brian. What's happening this week in the news? What's in the news? The beer guys have the scoop time for headlines. Alright alright so the the fun news. That's getting reported everywhere. And I do mean everywhere is that a brewery was forced to change their beer label because it was the depicting basically a reindeer Kama Sutra in the form of Christmas sweater. So it sounds a lot more risque than it actually was. The cantor was for Sycamore. BREWINGS Christmas Cookie Winter Ale and was designed as I said to look like an egg ugly Christmas sweater so that means that the reindeer actually look a little bit more like old eight bit video game characters in all kinds of interesting and compromising situations well. Some anonymous person online was not having it and complained to the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission and that got them a visit and probably a fine for the unapproved and possibly in quotes obscene label. So they didn't even run it past the authorities. They're trying trying to sneak it through so that's good news for canned collectors out there. If you gotta can. It's a lot more valuable because they had to change label for the the remaining stock so it it was fairly. I guess it all depends on your point of view but it seemed fairly harmless to me. Yeah Little Little teeny cartoon stamped out reindeer just enjoying join the season and Doing their thing and it kind of from a distance doesn't really even look like the reindeer. It's meant to be something you notice as you look. Look at it more closely. Which I'm guessing is how originally got approved? And then they got busted for well. It didn't get approved. They didn't submit it for approval at all. I thought it was out there in someone complained about it. That's not the way that war. They saw it on Instagram Okay Gotcha media asset really. Quick The brewers association has released their year in beer for two thousand nineteen. There is a quick summary is there is an estimated four percent growth year over year for Small Independent. US Craft Breweries the bruiser responsible for fifty five not not fifty five thousand five hundred fifty thousand full-time jobs which is an eleven percent increase from two thousand seventeen they contributed seventy nine point one billion dollars to the US economy and there were more than eight thousand breweries in operation in two thousand nineteen but there were also three hundred burris which closed by the end of two thousand nineteen or we'll have close by then so oh yeah. They added to holidays the calendar National Independent Buron Day on July third and small brewery Sunday on December first so right after black Friday basically still growing but changing times India after absolutely. You're listening to the guy's radio show. We're GONNA take a break but we will be back very soon to get into our twelve years. There's a Christmas breath. Craft beer forged a reverence for tradition and new styles that starter revolution ironmonger brewing. 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We do a lot of love for our local. So it's something we've done from way back back when we were just a local radio show and We continue it and the results. Brian will come out the twenty eighth on a special podcast only episode. It's tradition just like like this episode. It's tradition that's right absolutely so speaking of this episode we have done our first four. We've sampled through our first four Christmas beers. We had Samuel Adams White Christmas. Smith's Shiner Holiday Cheer. We have a beat a Christmas l.. And we just opened anchors long name on this one Brian yes anchor. Merry Christmas happy New Year. Our special social ill twenty nineteen brand. I think you found out something kind of fun about the label on this so there was an article that just came out on its SF gate about the guy who a hand draws and has hand on every single label on this beer for forty five years except one of a specific tree that he picks as but yeah. He's been doing that forever. He's ninety two years old. Do you know why he missed that. One is there any story there so Fritz maytag decided it would be cool to have a rotating group of artists. Just like he had somebody else do it and realized it was a terrible idea. uh-huh went back to the guy for the rest and the interesting thing is is on one of the anniversaries of that beers release. They actually had the the author or the original artists. Go back and recreate that one himself so he took the that picture drew his own version of it so they had A. Don't mess with tradition. So he basically drew it anyway even though he did so. It's kind of neat but so these first four beers here I think we've each picked our favorites favorites out of these first four. And we're trying our best to go from lighter to more intense or boozier that the Samuel Adams one is a a wit beer. The shiner one Brian. What is the shiner? The STILO on that one. It's a dunkel donkey. Yeah Shadows Dhakal wise in the obidos beers. Just a winner l. and the anchor when they don't really put a style out on that one do they just really and actually evita in the description on tap says it's Brown Ale but it's in there as like a winter ale I think is what what it is. There's a little liberal when you with holiday elsewhere. Exactly so bridge on these first four here what What are your thoughts on these four forebears? I think Inca Christmas took the win. On this round anchor got that one for Ya okay. Why did anchor stand out to you? They're just amazing. From start to finish the knows the mid palate it just it was just pleasant. Just a good beer Brian. How about you which one took the spot for you right until we were with this one I was at a Beta and then I had the anchor and that that took it for me? I think this has more balance. Has a lot of the similar. Things are like about the Obata but it's all balanced out it's not as intense so I was tempted to go the other way but the Merry Christmas one I think is the anchor. Merry Christmas is my winner that I do like the fact that the same ninety two year old man has been dragged the the labels for yeah a little biased. I will tell you that my order changed after having the anchor but I still gotta they give Sam Adams my top spot that will just Zack's nod and over here and he says Zaken Iron Agreement on the Sam Adams Other than that were pretty mixed on this first around the reason the Sam Adams for me. It's light very big Christmas spice on the aroma. Almost like a a pastry dessert Christmas spice. But it's it's light light headed creamy mouth feel to it and that one to me was just a very nice. It drinkable Christmas beer. Shir and that was a wit beer and that's one of the for for this time of year. That's the only beer I could see myself drinking. It's to me. It smelled like ginger. Snap kind yeah yeah. It was tasty so nice Brian. You actually looked up. Some statistics look our sampling of beers and try to see some patterns. We got there. You WanNa tell us a little bit about what you've found looking at these beers so pretty much. My criteria for picking these up was any beer that I found it had Christmas in the name or was generally accepted to be a beer for Christmas. I kind of went with that. All I did was count up to twelve off. You know and it was a challenge. Didn't make the twelve and what I found is there's an interesting distribution of styles and this is based upon what on tap says there are of of our twelve there are six of them that are categorized merely as a winter ale which can mean a lot of things to as winter warmers. And then of course we've got the wit beer we've got. We've we've got imperial stout we've got a wee heavy even have an ip and of course the Dunkel so that's that was really interesting. I'm guessing a lot of the ones that fall into that. Winter L.. Category category are coming from our brothers in Belgium. Is that right. Yeah Yeah I'd say a fair number of them but it's it's a good distribution of throughout interestingly distinctly about the ABC's say an as kind of a neat grouping of them so under seven percent five of them fall but the seven to ten ten percents we've got four and then plus ten percent we've got another four so it's almost evenly split amongst us or kind of on the higher ab range but some of them dipped down to just over five so it sounds like you could take your Christmas beers and you could plan out your whole day of Christmas. Drinkin- Sherve you could start with the lower. AB ones loans is less than seven percent. Then go and kick it up man get over good fences day off. Well that's the also look on your looking kind of the details on what it is a winter warmer. What is a winter ale? What is the difference in all these beer names so that is an interesting and kind of somewhat infuriating thing to look up because because people are very opinionated about winter warmers? I know one person I read in an article was quoted as saying that. Hey it's got to have big mall to Scott to have big chocolate but no spice and anything else is some other winter ale. It's not right but after doing a bunch of reading and I believe Looking into similar like Oxford Dictionary Listings thanks for these a winter. Warmer has a big malt presence is brownish to black sometimes spiced frequently not spicing for winter warmers actually usually more of a a recent thing. They may have a hop aroma but low hop bitterness and they frequently have a good deal of alcohol warmth so Numerous sources stressed that this one is about you know richness sweet. Malt bussiness and some spices. Then you have winter ale which seems to be more of a catchall category gory as it's used in discussions of beers it's kind of frequently nontraditional beers with higher alcohol heat following his category often used interchangeably changeable with winter warmer. And some insist. There's just no difference at all so some do so just semantics right kind of weird and then there's a whole Christmas holiday Ale thing and this is again another without really rigid parameters. I think at certain point a Lotta. This is about marketing. They're used interchangeably with winter. Warmer and again people people sometimes insists that. There's there's a difference between the two. These may not have as big a malt or high and alcohol as your winter warmer and they may be spiced more more along the way of you know the Wa- sale the traditional heated beers with spices in them. So maybe a little lighter on the on the malts the richness fridge. What do you see on the retail side around on this time of year? What are people going for the Christmasy Beers these spicy beers were seeing that People are mostly going after like the darker careers when orders come bigger trend on the STOUTE's On the Christmas Beers Giusti we notice right before Christmas the little window right between December twentieth twenty-first through Christmas Day people will go crazy on Christmas beers and by that time. It's like pretty much gone. They come in there so they wait too long typical holiday shoppers Shirley until the last minute every year. When there you see another tradition last minute shopping I need to know? Is the window four Beers Pumpkin beers wider or narrower than the window for Christmas spirits because it always seemed to me like the window the throw him out of the window thrown out of the Pumpkin Beers landed in July. Were there right up until Christmas but Christmas beers were only there for like eight and an acceptable month month and a half. Is that about right or it seems like Pumpkin was about a month month and a half this time and Christmas was less than two weeks old ring time and within two weeks we couldn't even get anymore. Lau how crazy man the change in beer market out there just seeing how it the windows are tightening up. There's more availability which is great for consumer. I'm sure it drives a retailer mad. You gotTa to keep finding new shelf space right the pretty much. Keep the new hot stuff in there. I thought it was interesting. I was looking to match up all the beers to make sure we had enough for all of us to drink. Some of of them were already sold out. You like. It was hard to find enough beers for us. You know buying the individual bottles so bit surprised by that you know. I know it is your even early on your Christmas Christmas beer shop. And that's right yes indeed. 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Beer drinkers don't Wanna get crazy here. Bridge which are you holding up over. There does good as crew on a lady. Corona Corona could starts right. So yeah we're doing. We're doing all right here. So the next four beers there's in our twelve years of Christmas we have Sierra Nevada's celebration fresh hop IPA. We got into twenty-first minutes fireside chat would is a winner l. so we got into one that there's absolutely no way. I'm going to say this correctly. Brian is a Belgian beer. Cursed Matzke Brian. I'm gasol I'm I'm okay with that. That's their Christmas nightcap winter l. and also bells Christmas L. Though got classic the Classic Bells Christmas L. It you know as we go on the ABC's creeping up this isn't that mid right yes were down lane which is why it's very important that we pace ourselves out because the last four years that we going into are going to be the some of the biggest boost ones Belgians and imperial stoute's indeed and segment four is going to be super segment fori super segment for yes looking forward to that Brian. Christmas Beers You know there was a time and I believe you've got a little more information for us on that I believe it was in twelfth. Well th- century Norway. You're actually required by law written law to brew Christmas Beers at Right. Yeah actually that is true. I'd never ever heard of this until recently on that Lars blog where he documents that Norwegian Farmhouse Ales famously but everything else about Norwegian beer culture in twelfth while century Norway. It was illegal not to brew beer for Christmas. It wasn't a kidding around situation. They were serious about it according to the Gula thing law. Aw if you didn't brew a beer for Christmas you had to pay three marks to the bishop which apparently was a big fine if you didn't brew a beer for three years and you didn't pay the fees is your properties would be seized and split between the Church and the crown and only if you confess your sins may penance. Would you be allowed to continue living in Norway so they were serious about otherwise. You're exiled from the king's realm right. That's six Christmas beer or get out of here. That seems seems like an easy one not to get busted on right. Yeah in a lot of people. Were already brewing beer so you would think it would be a no big deal. That here's the thing eh with all weird beer loss is a good chance religion was involved. This was driven by religion. So it wasn't so much that you had to do the beer. You had to brew Beer on Christmas and Toast Christ and the Virgin Mary or mother Mary specifically so that was what it was because Christmas basically took over jewel which it was a holiday that they had you know in the Pagan Celebrating vaping celebrating vapor. Yes yeah all those tobacco things. Yeah it's fantastic. Everybody was getting getting off cigarettes back there and twelve with their e CIG rate health. You know it. It was great when they're rating towns but Yes so they needed you to brew this beer. I specifically to toast Christ and mother. Mary and that was what it was so it was part of Christianity taking kind of taking over Norway because this was a big time when they they were moving from basically pagan a lot of paganism into Christianity. And a lot of crossover there and actually that's Christmas got aligned with Pagan celebration since their ruin your Christmas beer probably newly called Christmas exactly at that time and had to had to bless it to the Christian And if you did they weren't happy again you. You had a lot of the penalties. Initially were to the church the only time. The crown got kickback. As if they were seizing your assets and kicking you out of the country so I like how the final penalty penalty is. Give me all your stuff and leave get out of here when it comes down to like all right. I'll prove the beer. That's fine. Yeah easy demand. Let's brew this beer of the Beers we've had here Brian None of them Norwegian so far not a single one not a single one. But we've had some good ones. What are your thoughts? It's on round to the next forebears. We've had I the the beer that we can't pronounce it. I've never even heard of before the Kurt smooth smooth ski the Christmas nightcap from Belgium. That's my winner right now. That's of now that you've found before you went to the store. Do you just see it on the shelf for it. I saw the shelf. I I'd never heard of it. It's like Christmas nightcap. Oh this is a wild card. This could be anything. I was expecting very little honestly and It's delivered deliberately can flavor. Oh this is fantastic. Fantastic Ridge were you familiar with this. One never heard of it not on the shelves at Spray Bottle Shop in Marietta Georgia but you guys to at all. It's it's got hype. Yes build the hype man. Build the hype. What was your number one bridge the same one? Yeah Zack which which was your top one there. Okay that it gives to the bells. He gives the Christmas L.. And then so so. That's he said. The Kurtz Mickey got number. Two Kurtz Mickey got my number one. That was a surprise. I didn't expect back from an unknown Belgian beer. You know coming out there but I always enjoy Belgian Christmas beer so you know bring it on. It had big Almost a fruit cake spicy. Oh Yeah Nice March. The Good Belgian character just excellent holiday character Do Pretty carbonated kind of almost effervescent. I wrote effervescent investment in my little notes here. Yeah that's that was a surprise man. I love that one a lot. What's your current number? Well maybe I shouldn't ask you. What your current number two is over whenever to over all four? Maybe if I'M GONNA wait till we get all twelve before I go that I'm taking it one step at a time here on four that we've just had the four that we've just had a firestone chat firestone and I like that one I got I got a little essence a fireplace in there. Maybe a touch of of smokiness Again Katie. I think a lot of he's with the Malt and the spices shirk. Christmas cake comes to mind I really enjoyed that one a lot. I'm GonNA throw their bells. Got Me number. Three almost almost tasted like the hops in there were still to me. It had what I'm going to call a little vintage taste that I didn't I'd event it didn't dig and celebration. Jason gets number four out of this next. I'll tell you there's only one reason why gets number four and that is simply because it didn't say Christmas two hundred percent Ordina glass right. Yes the Lucius beer delicious beer and I'm not typically a real big hop head like this but you know there wasn't wasn't a ton of bitterness not overly bitter beer but the season right and that's it for me to bridges the beers delicious. It just didn't do it for me for Christmas. That's a great cold weather. Ip for people who liked that or like your Red Ale replacement type of thing. Because you don't see a lot of that not that many radios anymore and I kind of had that little bit of that Vibe to me I like it i. I could drink that that all throughout the cold weather. I got the celebration The celebration Al at Decatur Beer fast and it was a cold and rainy day this year. Educator Educator Beer fest and it was it was delight IRV really good so but if we're going Christmas bring me some of those spices. Bring me a little character to it. I think his what's doing it for me. Okay so with the bells. Christmas sale my one thought is of all these. A lot of them have had a bigger spice presence. That was more rich and I think they were going for a hearkening working back to like the the heated Wa- sales of your with the booze of your of your. Yeah that's that's the cells of your the technical term for your are and you'll of your when they stopped heating up beers at at Christmas time do two hops not tasting good when they're heated. They tried to replace that with alcohol. Warmth and I. I think that's what they did there and I appreciate what bells did with that. I kind of like that. All right did not notice the Vintage shops but I wouldn't be surprised I guess by that. Will you be making some Glue Creek again in this year Brian. Yes I'm going to say yes. I haven't put down firm plans to it but yes I have the the right bottle for that. Is that a winter wine Nelson Glueck Creek. You know what gloominess are okay so glue creek is basically the same thing but with creek. I won't use a creek beer. You know so. It's a a hot spiced creek. got that idea from cascade. And I've been using their creek every year as long as I have bottles to make Glue Creek you warm it up. You add some honey to it at had some fruit to it asks them mulling spices and I can tell you really good taste very impressive. Yes wrapping orange slice on there. Did you know that life. Men's makes a bottled Glue Creek break. That serve warm did not know that yes. So they're ready for you. Brian you can go WASA. Lean with your Glue Creek. Get some glue wine. Every glue base beverage coverage all the glue. I'll start sniffing glue. It'll be a fantastic party. You'RE GONNA have a heck of a Christmas kind of the courts Mirsky. Yes these these words all these tough words to say. 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We have Perry's Christmas Bob so four Belgium's Belgians in a big stout in this last round and I want to say that the last one is thirteen percent so lucky thirteen totally makes sense for it to be the thirteenth. Yes so we got thirteen here. We have tasted and tabulated but before we get into that. I'm kind of curious when you guys think Christmas beer. What is what what come bridge Christmas beer? What says Christmas to you? What do you personally look forward to Christmas once by sat one bussiness? I want something that must be for. Fireplace Okay Printing warm holiday. Yes yes because you know there are a a few that that are more they bring the tree to the party. May The hoppy side of that for me personally. That doesn't scream Christmas l.. Not what I'm looking for in a Christmas l. there personally personally Brian. How about you man? What says Christmas beer to you? So we've had a few that had that whole I'm going to bring the pine or spruce Pine Spruce Evergreen Tree detail Komo Ryan. I like that I do like that but I think that having consumed all of these beers what I'm really looking for is the the soft warm heats in the spices and the effervescence. And I tell you it's mostly coming from the Belgian beers. The Belgians got strong Christmas awesome spirit game. They argue with that. Absolutely they weren't they. There was a world happened on Christmas beers thinking they would win most years does ab play into what you look forward to Christmas. You know it's not so much. ABC I think as the perception of heat but ab does help S- okay so you do want some You WanNa fill some warmth there alcohol and I think it's it's it's calling back to the Times where people actually heated up their beers during the winter to warn people up with with the spices. The mulling the glue vines. That sort of thing so yes I think I think the extra heat from the alcohol is is kind of key to that okay and a and Brian. You actually looked up our info on last year's Christmas beers correct kind of took a look at what that because I don't think that we have many repeats repeats this year we we came in and I think we've only got a couple that are repeated. We had a couple you last year that we didn't in the mix this year but some I believe it was from barrel of monks. Yeah other Christmas was it. I think our our winner last year was barrel of monks Father Christmas but we also had some other ones that we have here. We've got the courses Christmas Tale Delirium Noel. We've got the Saint Bernards Christmas Ale. So we've got a number of ones that have returned this year that you're always going to see you know now some of them they rotate in and out and I guess is subject to availability but Yeah I mean we've got some yeah right so when we look at these we talked about the Belgians and how strong their come and do you think. That kind of exemplifies at Christmas beer the Belgian character the spice that we're seeing because I I I will say this the just throw this out. As my personal opinion. There were some differences but I felt the course undock the San Bernardo Delirium and the Nice Shouf. All were very very similar beers in their character. I think they deliver a profile. The people are expecting in with slight modifications on it. So it's like everybody. He has the recipe of the thing that they make for a holiday. You know it's if it's a fruitcake which I guess people don't really make those but I think that all of these if you think of them as kind of a fruitcake they all have a slightly different recipe and what they present is very distinct if you think about got it. So when I was tasting these get that they're all very similar but they all have interesting nuance to them like were they. They focus on certain elements a little bit more than others. There's and yeah. It's it's very intriguing. It's hard to pick between them. They have similarities. But the differences are very very person must is the a little softer one might be drier. One may be a little more crissier now so that little more spice on that. 'cause there was one that I got a big black pepper hit on trips especially on the Roma and the flavor really banged out some pepper notes. There and that was that was one thing that did set it apart and the the the one that had the really interesting time note to it I picked out immediately and I thought about them like wild. That's that's different that's impressive. It's thinks that little their our little things You know you've got the same category very limited category that these guys are working from an like these little tiny nuances that make a big difference and in the end result if you think about them in terms of what they are. If you go all out and consider everything we've had it's gets a little harder to all right so with that said let's talk about our last round here a little bit and then we're going to give our overall top so bridge out of this last round of four slash five five beers for our thirteen beers Christmas. What was your favorite in in this round I think delirium Noel Delirium Noel? One okay what was it about delirium delirium. Noah's out of the part perfectly well bounce. Okay everything in it like the perfect balance of spice the perfect level of business and it was just is really well done. Okay Brian. How about you man? What was your number one in this rally? I mean the more I thought about this rounds the more I was into Uh Schuss. Nice Nice Shouf okay. The Orange Peel and the time together. Beautiful just beautiful. Yeah I will say this. I think thank throwing prairie in with all these big Belgian twist didn't necessarily give it the fairest fight. It could have had in this battle battle. I will tell you that it being in context with these other beers actually heard it a lot for me I would. I love that this like a chocolate tobacco back. We note to it. It doesn't do it for me right now with no you didn't fit in. It didn't fit in get suffered as a result of that. I agree putting it up against putting up against those others and again. That is a beer that I've enjoyed this this prairie Christmas beer all the bomb variants. I've enjoyed quite a lot right but having it up against those that just didn't didn't come out there for me. I need that he any that warm. That soft spiciness lowing fruit. The spices uses right. I mean I think that's what that needs and it's a different thing that he's what goes into Santa's pipe once he's done making all of this Christmas deliveries he's but while he's making the deliveries. He's drinking the Belgians that's it that's exactly what that is with that said guys. Let's do our top three overall from our twelve beers of Christmas Brian. What are your top? Three of the day I may've spoiled it but Shouf Nice Chouf is my top my number. One Course Sindand Christmas l.. Which I enjoyed immensely as my number? Two and Saint Bernard Mrs Christmas L. is my number three aright bridge spray very very Polish up. What is your top three so delirium no well takes one okay the curse to Moose Kerr thanks to which you guys need to go out and buy every bit of it I agree? That's yeah that could be number one but make it happen. It's a contender. Yes a shocker. And Ankara Crispus Acre Christmas. Food number. Three you know we've got a pretty. We've got some similarities. But we've got some variety on our list here. I put the Kurt Mosca as my number one. That was a fantastic. You're nice shoes. Took my number two spot Brian. It was the as I said. Similar charactered all these. He's but that once stood out and that Sam Adams beer from way back in I knew again I just let that one go. I knew I knew Allie. Good man. Well that is. That is our twelve years of Christmas. We thank you guys for joining us. We have a great holiday coming up next week Brian. We're going to the mid West. We're GONNA talk to single speed brewing company. Oh yeah thank you so much for tuning in have a great week. A fantastic Christmas and don't forget to drink local. Happy cheers cheers.

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Our Favorite Christmas Movies and Specials - Episode 51

Disney Discussions Podcast

41:57 min | 11 months ago

Our Favorite Christmas Movies and Specials - Episode 51

"In the trees the giant parades. I love the joy I feel around the holidays. I love the snow the falls and covers the earth. I love sings songs of the sea bird way for Chris Chris way mainstream said man. I love the sparkle. Everybody's complain macy's shows take back in time and Daily Watch Elf at a minimum twice. Canley Foot Chris Hi on twelve years old and my favorite Christmas Song is little germer boy re wrapped by for King Country High End Stitch on nine years old and my favorite Christmas song. It is white Christmas. And I'm Tony. There does need that and my favorite Christmas Song is little drummer boy. Welcome to Disney discussions Welcome to episode fifty one of Disney discussions. Disney discussions is a family friendly podcast. Reme- tony the dizzy that Mit boys borough discussed all things Disney this week. We're going to discuss our favorite Christmas movies and special really excited right. Welcomed episode fifty one over the past couple episodes have been really good. 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You WanNa talk about before we get into our favorite Christmas movies. Fortnight Star Wars skin there was a stormtrooper skin in for night and there was some kind of a star destroyer hovering over the map. It's gone beyond the islands around. It's like you can't go to it there's never ever been this before Blob of light on top of it. Oh me and my friends. Think that the star destroyer ended on that island. Oh maybe yeah. What was that promoting? I was promoting the new iphone order. Game Right which we haven't gotten yet but we hear really good of you so we can get that you'll we'll talk about that too all right To talk about anymore. We're kind is sponsored by themselves. That's that's very true. We're not sponsored by all right so we're GONNA talk about. We're going to talk about our favorite the Christmas movies specials. TV shows. This isn't a top ten list. We're just GonNa talk about everything we love until we run out. We're not going to rank. I have I have a ton here so so this episode may go long. We may cut some but once you guys to go through. These are not necessarily Disney Christmas specials. Either although there will be a lot of Disney because I think Christmas when you you think about Christmas I I think about Disney. It's one of those holidays Disney's associated with also. The muppets are closely associated Christmas. They've done so many Christmas stuff so inherently there's a Disney aspect to this and a lot of stuff we're gonNA mention as Disney so not all of these are Disney movies But a lot of them will be some of them are now Disney movies since they bought Fox and not some of those movies dizzy plus get it on there. That's good what what are you doing. Now Oh what am I doing now when right now because I know you're with us you got fired from Fox like what Disney hired they did. Yeah that's great Ardo really really. What are you working on Tron thing? Oh looks horrible. Oh how'd you get in here The vet the fence close events now on record or can you get out of here. We only have three seats. And I want sparrow to combat by back sparrow. You Mr Fox guy. WHO's that the Fox guy you don't listen to our episodes? You never heard the Fox guy before now. I hate hearing my own voice. I don't listen to the episodes so let's get into our list. Yes not. It's not just going to talk about it. Yeah Stitch Mark One of your favorites one of my favorites is Charlie Brown Christmas freshly classic. What's your what do you like about Charlie Brown Christmas? Snoopy snoopy Alex Newbie his animal impressions. Those are those are funny. I the dancing. Dancing is classic in their shorter playing piano. got a nice little lesson. Bhai Linus in there about Christmas. That's great sparrow. I'm actually going to say my number one favorite Chris movie of all time all right. Let's hear it. It is the Tim. Alan Santa Claus movie the first one. That's a really good one I liked. It's it's hilarious. Where it's where he pretty much become Santa Claus after putting on the Santa Claus suit and and he s like get used to it It's really gun movie. It's it's definitely my favorite Christmas movie will but it's close to home loan enough. It's not really a bad guy. Not really in the second third one there is. Yeah there's about the second and third one the second is where he has to get married otherwise so well. Let's talk about our noses. We're talking about the Santa Claus we can talk about Santa Clause Trilogy. Yes so the second one is where he kinda has to get married to not urge to stay Santa Claus and also While he's away from the North Pole they kind kinda create like a Santa to be him just in case like a clone toys combat but then that Santa Conway comes back and wants to take over the whole operation so you have to watch it to find out what happens then Santa Claus three. It's with Jack Frost which I actually really like. Yeah better than the second one you think yes. It goes one three and then to for me those I the third one is really funny too. Well they're all really funny. All three are on Disney plus right now yes Definitely check out the first one. The other two are good but not not as good as the first one well classic. I mean you can't go not funny with Tim Allen All all right so my next one on my list is the muppet Christmas Carol. I love all things Christmas. Carol There's doctor who was GONNA mention leader. Dr Who always just Christmas specials and and they have a One kind of based on Christmas Carol. That really like I like you know in the jetsons Which is on my list to Christmas? Carol like having special the Flintstones stones did I love any kind of Any kind of parody or take on a Christmas Carol but I think the muppet Christmas Carol is probably the one. That's kind of fairly fairly true to the book even though it's muppets which is a little things here and there I think the music is great. I love just the humor of it. It's a really really good movie. Classic basic that that I always have to watch. It might even be one of my favorite movies. If he became flavor you would would be sour. What else do you WANNA mention stitch? My next one is muggy family Christmas. What are you gonNA mention that went? Yeah yeah not this one though. I'm it's definitely on my list. Oh yeah so we were. We were gonNA decorate the tree. And the first thing sparrow wanted to do was put on. We were GONNA we did. No I'm saying as we were going to treat. You stopped everything so no. We need to watch something. Christmasy put on per family Christmas host to watch no AL from from New Jersey on our list. We haven't watched it yet but we'll let you know. So why do you like muppet family Christmas much. I like how why Jeff. Yeah for the past running jokes. I like how there are a lot of tie in to other shows like Prog Rock St Street. We've had all the Jim Henson characters. Yes this stuff that Jim Henson and Jim Henson's actually in it at the end up and it's one of the last things he worked on three D and this it's from the eighty s late eighty S. I watched as a kid actually had a VHS copy we recorded from TV. I found a copy camp. You could get a dvd copy of this But it's missing scenes in it on a copy online Downloaded it sh- but on DVD version. So that's how we watch. It's not on on Disney plus. Although I requested that the ad it you could actually interesting. Does he plus help. You could request movies. So I made sure requests that but I really love this Seek it out is. It's probably on Youtube so if you haven't seen that and you loved them up at seek out muppet family. Christmas gotTa Fosse's Mother's house. The muppet babies are even there like. It's it's really got a short clip. Really good one. 'cause Ozzy's mom loves surprises. But she getting ready to go into occasional original Florida when they come in Macias going. What's next on your list so you might remember the name of this movie because I can never remember it? But it's on Amazon prime and is the movie about how Charles Dickens wrote the Christmas Carol. The man man who invented Christmas. I love this movie and in Lake so I was taking a literature class where we read a Christmas Carol. And we like review everything about Charles Dickens and and how he wrote the Christmas sherline stuff and they didn't like twist any of the facts all on point. Oh cool it was. It was amazing. Yeah it's a really good movie. It is on Amazon prime streaming last year. I don't know if it is still have to check it out but that's a really good movie and again. I love anything Christmas Carol but this is how he came up with the story. How it came with the characters or situations it kind of goes into his life autobiography? So it's a good movie really like him as an author to auditor class this year. I'm reading Oliver. Twist now definitely recommend that one in this in this movie you wonder. I've a lot of people wonder why. Hey why is it called he. He invented Christmas. He didn't Christmas wasn't really celebrated. It wasn't that popular holiday until he came up with the book and everybody read it. Yeah Yeah Christmas is celebrated but wasn't a major holiday like it is now back in the elite. I think it's the late eighteen hundreds or a mid eighteen hundred Victorian time period. And that's actually when Christmas became big. 'cause I think it's because of this partly because of how he wrote it and he he had very little money. Yeah it's a really interesting movie him up in his career all right. The next on my list is a Christmas story. The famous you'll shoot your eye out. You can. Yeah Yeah Yeah. It's a classic movie hilarious. They played for twenty four hours on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day I love this actually got last year. I was in Cleveland for work and I got to visit the Christmas. Yeah the House where they filmed the movie a part of the movie. They didn't film it all in the House now. The guy found the house on on Ebay years ago. They're selling the house and he refurbish. Did meet a look exactly like it did in the movie and it's really cool and they have a museum and across the street they have props a store but I love this movie another one. I have to watch every single. You have to yeah. We really see it on Christmas Day because it's just running over and over and over again when we're not watching the Disney Christmas special. My next one is monikers Carol. Okay yeah good so we talked about that one. Talk about it. So much house like Rizzo he doesn't believe that God knows ever scrooges doing and it's like like he doesn't believe and he says you're not you're not Charles taking your own he's like Ross Rozelle of and then it's really funny because he's like how. Oh you know. Just watch she's a and then he says like scrooge turns on the light on the they look up at the window and the lights turn on like result. How does he do on Disney plus too so you can watch that right now? What's next on your list? Mero Mickey's Christmas Carol. Oh yes you cannot go wrong with that with Maki. Plus Christmas Carol Equals Amazingness yes with ebeneezer scrooge as Scrooge Scrooge Scrooge Scrooge mcduck ebeneezer scrooge this. This was the first short. Mickey Mouse appeared in since the fifties. This came out in early eighties so there was a good almost thirty year gap where Mickey Mouse didn't appear in any cartoons and this is the first time he appeared a lot of the characters to stop doing shorts. I saw this on TV. They would play it on TV every year. And it's only a half hour but when I watched it as a kid they would play it as an hour and they would add on Mickey Short in the very beginning and these the next on my list to mention them so the shorts they played and some of these are on Disney plus as well. Along with Mickey's Christmas Carol is Donald Snow Fight. Pluto's does Christmas tree which is one of my all time favorites. Chippendale are in the Christmas tree and Pluto's fighting them actually the background for your Yeah Air version Asian and the art of skiing with goofy. Yes and there's also there's a hockey one with Donald Duck. And he we do in Louis and they used to play those they also they had Donald Donald snowflake again. I think it's snowman becomes evil or something. It's not a snowman I That's what I thought it was. Yeah I've seen all of those except don well to watch it. I can't remember off the top of my head but I know it if I if I saw it on the TV. You know so. I love Ma- again. Anything Christmas Carol. I love but Mickey's Christmas Carol is Great. I love it another. It's very true telling of the story They're really good at it. Barely strays from the book moon. Even when he does is just it's not it because the book is in that big either. No Yeah it's only like a hundred and thirty pages. It's a short books. So that's why the story would you like about it. I really like the the story. Obviously and I like how they were able to to use the characters in no way that it didn't ruin the characters for making them. There's a there's another version of a Christmas. Carol that Disney did with Jim Carey kind of They captured him and I'm an animated him as all the characters. I love you like that one other than that one so much. That was not not my favorite. But it's still good next on my list ahead National Lampoon's Christmas vacation. Yes Alas we just watched two kids and and we filtered it. So don't go showing this to your kids. There's some non family friendly words But we filtered it online and cut some things out but it was still oh funny even with that another classic rock is Your House on fire. Grace she died three years years ago thirty years ago. But that's another one. I have to watch all the time. And I'm thinking you guys ever seen this Bill Murray Scrooge with again another take a a Christmas Carol. There's a trend here. I don't know if you noticed but scrooge is a really great movie. I find that hilarious and not chewed a Christmas. Carol story at all but has similarities where he visited by the three ghosts and they take them through his life and everything. It's a really good funny movie. What's next on your list which Barhoum duck is a looney tunes Christmas special? Oh Yeah it's I'm literally you just added a tremendous right now and it's not like an old looney tunes it's more recent about like kind of it's kind kind of weird On Not Donald Boggs is not a scrooge it's actually daffy he duck duck and it's Kinda different 'cause it's where he doesn't get in coins he gets in dollar bills he loves green and he makes some work at a factory. So it's like more are now we're day not just back down. But he's still gets visited by three goals. Gotcha it's a modern spin on Christmas. Carol Anne like Daffy owns is like a toy store. Everything store department store yeah. Yeah and then Bob Crashes porky pig pretty much so yeah so funny. 'cause it's not funny but with the disk it comes with some mini games. You can play with you. Yeah it's an older DVD. It's got some games when DVD's have games on and stuff sparrow. What's up next on my list It's a doctor who Christmas special. It's the one with the snowmen Oh yeah. That's that's the first one with Clara and I believe now that's a good one like really frightening. Snowmen yes dr who usually does a Christmas special more. Recently they've stopped like centering on Christmas but in the past a lot of them were like centered on the holiday Christmas. So that's a good one. I like that one. Yep All right. I'M GONNA mention classics here now. Disney owned and on Disney plus miracle on thirty Fourth Street. The original No I haven't seen we'll have to watch out this sure. I really liked that movie all about whether Santa Claus is real. And this girl who doesn't believe in a higher a Santa Claus for macy's and being spoiler the real Santa Claus But a really good movie and then another one. It's a wonderful life. I'm just got on like four K.. Desk so we need to check out you guys will have seen seen bits and pieces of that. Yeah because of the Christmas Eve night off service song it are the Amazon. Yeah but it's another classic. I really like this one a lot and it was a bomb when it first came out and so since it was the bomb it was so cheap to play on. TV The TV. These stations would play it over and over again and that's became popular and started making some money so it's a wonderful life is great all right. What's next on your stitch? Next is Garfield Christmas. Oh I love that. That's another one from my my childhood. Good sons in that one to actually. What else do you like about it? It's Garfield Yeah almost involves normal. Normal always goes wrong with normal is not involved in this still with od to accept as a twist where Garfield County and he ends up running into a fire hydrant or was it five hundred. Since I don't know you have to watch it find out uh-huh hundreds or not with next on your list go so next on my list is home loan It's it's a very very funny and classic movie like you don't you can't go wrong various movie and then Home alone two is also really good. I like home alone to a lot of people knock hold onto but I think it's. It's almost as good as the first one. I like New York City different scenery. The bird ladies kind of cool that bird lady bird lady number but homelands a classic classic. I saw in the theater when it came out that was. That was a huge movie when it came out though it did ridiculous money still haege me. It's a good movie. Alright I'm GonNa say the grinch movie that came out last year from dreamworks. I was actually a good movie. I don't like the Jim Carrey live action in one I do. We do love the classic cartoon which is Good L. Really I love that one. It's not that great I don't. He looks better in the newer one than the original. Like you can tell. He's more of a nice guy in the beginning when like in the cost of one he's just full meaning. Gene Rain Turns to Nice. And it's Kinda Weird. I like it though. It's got a Disney connection there. It's got thorough. Raise Ravenscroft left. I think that's his name. Yeah the guy that did the voice of Tony. The Tiger does the songs in that movie and he also voiced some voices in haunted mentioned. uh-huh so talking. Oh I'm sorry. I thought you were done go ahead. This is my pick go ahead. You could finish interrupting but like instantly in the old one instantly. He turns good but with this one in the beginning. He's like just mean asser movie goes on slower and slower and slower. He gets better and better so it's not like the old one richest instantly good. He gets better slow John. Yes yes I'd recommend. The new one benedict cumberbatch doctor strange. Because it's so that's a good one recommend the old and the new one not the one in the middle which carried don't don't I don't want to be nightmares next for you. That's next on my list. It back duck theme duck the halls what does not yes Mickey Short Christmas special of the new style Mickey Mouse yes. Why is it called duck the halls 'cause it's about goofy Pluto know if people think goofy is a cow? He's not. He's a doll. So what about the hall about when Daisy and Donald are GONNA are driving south for the winter and before they go he receives a gift from Mickey and in all the gang. That's a snow globe with all of them and it says wish you were here and so there's a site a big while they're driving. There's a big sign at at Santa Waving. He opened window jumps out grabs an arm and then goes back to make inst- tries to stay for the winter eventual. Almost US hilarity ensues news. It's a good one. I know it's on the Disney now APP if you look at the Mickey Mouse Short. It's not on Youtube. where the shorts are we had a bye DVD? I don't think it's on Disney plus either but it's a good one check out. There's also also Halloween special. That's pretty good too. But it's called scariest story ever but definitely check out Mickey Mouse Duck. The halls walls around sparrow. So I don't know if you guys account this okay but next thing on my list is the Zach King Parody on home alone he. He's like his magic tomb with the robbers. Kane is a is a youtube guy. He's before it went away. He says magic. It's not really magic. It's more cool editing tricks. But he does. What if a home loan was more realistic right? Yeah it's it's very funny. Yeah so check that out. That's really funny. We'll come much less realistic success of the magic. And then what's next on your list. Okay next my list is the newer were duct tells Christmas special. Oh I didn't even know there was a new so like how scrooge was Scrooge urge in the Mickey scale. It's like he is visited by the three ghosts every year. Oh and then they go back in time together and stuff but I think what do we that follows along and like ceases mom and then there's like this monster thing that comes after him when scrooge leaves a spirit behind and then it becomes the thing and then it. It's a really good school. We'll have to watch sixth. It's actually the small spare not telling what spirit but it becomes the giant corrupted spirits interesting. I'll have to check that out. I like the new house next on my list I was in. I was waiting for one of you guys to mention that should I mentioned health. Yeah I'm waiting I'm just thinking about it. Can't make it on your list reason. I didn't even think of it. I Love I love self. We watch it every black Friday with her friends. The Friday after Thanksgiving it is a classic movie. That's when I can watch a couple times during the Christmas season it's still funny still can can watch all year long still laugh directed and written I think written by Jon. Favreau he has he has a cameo in sodas. Ralphie from a Christmas story has a cameo in it Now he's one of these one else. Yep He's a friend of Jon favreau actually. So there's your Disney connection there that's A. That's a great movie. Classic Movie Classic in Newer Sansom ransoming came out. I guess it's like two thousand one two thousand two so it's a long time for you. Neil and they don't stop it. Don't stop look freedom or what's next on your list. All the way back hood again back to the duck theme Mickey's Christmas Carol. All right so you love that one. What do you like? What do you like about that one? I just really like everything I I don't know if there are two or something I don't know I'm thinking to just Mickey's Christmas Carol. And then and there was a house of Mouse Christmas special doctor in the House of mouse where they do like again cartoons and stuff before and they show Mickey's Christmas Carol Because Donald Getting upset about about. Yeah Christmas. which is that's a good one too? That was the next time I wasn't that was next on your list. All right what's next next next next next on my list is Elf definite What do you like about that? It's hilarious like I mean. You can't go wrong with health okay. I just want to say something if you can watch all year and still laugh annoys this. But that's how you know it's a good movie unless you don't like it and you think it's how funny then it's not all right so next ahead. Frosty the snowman the original from the sixties cartoon. I liked. 'cause I want a lot and I'm going to mention right now. Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. The claymation classic can't go wrong without either. I don't like you don't like those narrowly. All right I I want to mention the Calvin Hobbes comic Frosty so you know how Calvin has a wild imagination. He like builds a snow monster by accident accident. It accidentally came alive so he was. He was talking to how. How how? How did they finally only kill frosty? And Calvin should've watched those dumb baby. Show Sir all right next on your list next on my list is this okay. No Problem Sparrow. What's on your list next on? My List is a muppet Christmas Carol. Oh okay I like how they like. Take as like Donoso is Charles Dick and I like it that very good all right. I'm going to say next up. Are the three prep and landing shorts. These are Disney and locks you show them on Jingle Bells Jingle Bam on the in Hollywood studios as part of it but there's three of them there's too sure Earth One's a short operation secret. Santa Yeah is short and the other ones are like twenty thirty minutes prep and landing prep landing not divers nice. I haven't seen these Disney plus or anywhere else we have We had the DVD's or something. I think where we bought the digital copies awhile ago but these are really funny. Really good They go into the elves lives and how they help out Santa and stuff so I definitely recommend those for sure. Yes all right. What else stitch? Home Loan to lost in New York. What do you like about that bird lady? How uses the fireworks to alert the police and it settled? What bands sticky alright sparrow? Oh by the way. That's the last on my list. So there's another doctor who Christmas one. Yeah it's the one where like the ladies frozen. And then they find her. Oh yeah that's what. I was mentioning before that was Carl. Like go back and she keep visiting her after every year. That's my favorite doctor who Christmas. Yeah you see that Gosh. Probably I've played a couple of times last year I've seen like a few parks You realize like a clock on her always was counseling. Let's get clock for and then I didn't watch the alright someone's from my childhood. I'm going to a couple here. There was like a short cartoon called the snowman where this boy builds a snowman in his backyard and that night it comes alive goes flying. I just remember them playing that all the time when I was a kid and that makes me think of Christmas. The bear who slept through Christmas is a special another cartoon special about a toy. Bear that kind of like slept in the department store and and all that I see that that makes me think of Christmas and then there was a Jim Henson lawn where think kermit the frog like introduced it but wasn't part of it but it was all muppet created animals. But it's called a Christmas toy and it's from nineteen ninety-six and this one's interesting because it's pretty much toy story bump. It's where it's Christmas. The kid gets a new toy. The toys come alive. Those are the like the puppet muppet characters and like you know An adult or a person comes in at the fall to the floor and pretend and the old toy gets jealous. Because it's a new toy come so it is very very similar to Toy Story Sir. Henson's idea maybe toy story is when Andy. That's buzz for his birthday Chris- Christmas but they're very similar. But I would I would. I haven't seen that in a long time but remember watching that as a kid all right. So you're done with your list list sparrow. What else has got a few more things? A relatively Mickey's once upon a Christmas and McKee's twice upon a Christmas both are really good and both on. It doesn't plus yes. I always forget which is which but my favorite one is the one with Here we doing Louis when they go to the North Pole yes mickey's once upon a Christmas is regular two d animation twice. Montecristo says Moore the Three D. Animation. I forgot to say that twist one Christmas actually on my list once found Christmas is okay. What's Christmas is like? WE'RE DONALD GETS A boat for Christmas and then all that the boys wished for Christmas to be every today and then Christmas. That's a good one and then like the gift of the magic has kind of played out with Mickey and Minnie Right. Yeah and then the twice upon a Christmas. Is You have many in daisy ice skating. That's with goofiness on Max Right. Yeah I like that. One goes missing and he becomes a reindeer right. And what's the radio and then Donald is he gets upset like he's bothering him or something and gets upset he doing you go to the North Pole different one. This is where like he all. He wants hot chocolate. Keep spilling his hot chocolate and Huey Dewey Louie misbehave and he gets upset and then anyone's up losing his Christmas spirit and then he gets back. Yeah Yeah and then there's one percents display and then there's one where he we doing. Louis go the North Pole. Yeah I think that's once upon a Christmas if I'm not mistaken it's twice. Oh is it. I remember it being three hundred cool next on my list. IS THE MR after being Christmas episode. Yeah I love that I love Mr Bean definitely check out tonight. We actually put a dollar from doctor who in her teen dispirited from. The he also makes a mistake and thinks his his girlfriend wants to rain but he gets something else he also gets his head stuck in a Turkey so good good hilarious Arias stuff no. His girlfriend wants to ring buddy by. He thinks she wants to picture behind the and then the hook to go with it. I also want to mention engine. I don't think you guys have seen this. I haven't seen a long time but EMMETT and otters jug band Christmas now. Now it's another Jim. Henson older Where it's not the normal muppets? But it's I don't know if they're hedgehogs are Author otters silly. Okay Daughters Jug Ben. Christmas authors. Write in the name. So it's about. Yeah just Christmas story. That's where they're going to find that and see if you guys watch anything else on your list of Christmas every sort of Christmas story you never said okay. I know I I love that movie. This your shoot your eye on April plus plus and then Adam I double dog dare you triple dog. He what what else any others. Not that I can think of more. Were now going to say I got a couple more the Old Jack Frost where it was kind of like the claymation like root office. That's a good one. I like that Ed. How Jack Ross Fell in love with a human girl. The jetsons family Christmas I mentioned Family Justice Christmas where Astro get sick. I Like I love the jetsons as a kid to. Oh yes I think nation Christmas celebration with the Cup when you're racing's That's a good one. Come a waffling. Yeah it's not a waffle and it's a loss. Oh and now he's A. It's not waffling. Any doesn't even know here become a waddling. It's a wrong every time and then funny farm which only the end of it so the Chevy Chase movie only the end of its kind of Christmas. But it's a it's a like it and then I ran. Three is a Christmas movie. A lot of people forget takes place during Christmas. Well it's not really a Christmas movie at all off the Harry Potter movie. So there you go. So he's a Christmas scene in there. All right one Christmas. I thought I was the second one now. I guess is a visibility. I think that's my list. I'm sure we're forgetting something. So so be sure to check us out on twitter or comments on this episode on our website. Let us know what Christmas specials are your favorite Disney or otherwise But like I said there's there's always a part of Disney in Christmas. There's always a part of the muppets are heavily. Yeah heavily related thank you. That's I don't know I consider that we're related to Christmas in my mind. There's always like multi family Christmas. There were a few other muppets. Specials made for Christmas. There was like a muppet letter to San Juan which was okay and there was another like to our one. Were actually like Kyoto makes an appearance. And it's like it's kind of. It's a wonderful life. Where like what if kermit wasn't ever born again it's show business really? It was okay it was okay but the the ones we mentioned are the best. Also tiny Tunis for governor called the tiny toons Christmas special poll. I like like that. Yeah Anna Maniacs Maniacs Christmas special task they actually do a really cool dzhumber boy scene for that and intimate axes fantastic. Met The voice of one of the biggest just Arno probably talked about so many times and there is a cool book. I got last year for Christmas. Yes the Disney in Christmas card book and it actually goes through kind of opens up the cover opens up in half and goes to left and right and as you go through it. It gives you details on every year that the Disney company sent out a Christmas card and the our work associated associated with it and actually has Chris Campbell Christmas cards. And it's really quite. It sounds a little weird but it's really cool to look out. I would check it out. I definitely recommend I forgot about the maniacs and tiny luckily we remembered. I recommended another book. Go Christmas but it's not Disney. All right let's hear the twelve doctors of Christmas doctor who short stories going up to the twelfth doctor though you got me. The book book Each chapter like you said. Is the doctor all taking place around Christmas doctor. You know. It's a really good book. We love Christmas so again. Let us know your favorite Christmas special movie cartoon short we look. Yeah Yeah so obvious. Oh Christmas Carol yes. Of course. Of course all right just reminder where to find us you can find online anywhere you listen to podcast just search for discussions. Be Sure to subscribe to our show that we get it for free and it comes every time we put out a new show you get automatically to your device nice Tell your friends if you like our show. The best way to help us out is to tell your friends and have them subscribe to our show to gain new listeners. We Really been growing quite quite a bit. And that's really awesome when we love you guys for listening and getting the feedback but be sure to tell your friends Leave us a rating on review. Wherever you can do that on apple podcast? 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... And Chill! on Siren Radio: Episode 53 - Christmas Eve

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... And Chill! on Siren Radio: Episode 53 - Christmas Eve

"And no an ad from dad right save money on car insurance when you bundle home and auto with progressive guy take these right. What is this wow? Where did you get this? I'm talking to you with the hair yeah. Where did you get good stuff solid? That's not veneer that solid stuff progressive can't say to you from becoming your parents but we can't save you money when you bundle home and Auto Progressive Casualty Insurance Company affiliates and other insurance discounts not available in all states or situations Christmas on Siren Radio just gone ten o'clock on your Monday evening Christmas Eve and you're listening to Siren Radio Radio Valentine. It's time to sit back. Relax Chill Christmas. Let's see only singing yeah <music> yeah along the politics. Okay talk denied. That's enough yeah <music>. I knew Paul McCartney. They're getting as in the Christmas spirits we are on the eve of possibly one of the busy days over the for many of us. He'll be hectic but we all right exactly the same tomorrow's Christmas Day I means today's Christmas Eve adio listening to Cyrus Radio Muslims kyw valid tied to sit back relax chill out with some Christmas music tonight gets gets the festivities underway. I've got bad cracking jokes some crispus trivia and the like I say a lot of festive Buzek to keep become per day until that midnight hour strikes and we celebrate right the fact that all the build up to Christmas is over and that chill is on its way traditionally and chill is all about chill-out music relaxation and that is going to happen as the showgirls on from eleven o'clock tonight. All the music is going to slow down as some of you may whisk yourself off to an early slumber especially if you've got the the kids up at five A._M.. In the morning one center has been remember kids. Get Bad now L. Center so you don't WanNa send you can't you open away. He might get a better coal in any sack you know unless but no it's going to be a a lot of festive <hes> beat tracks for the first hour or so and then we'll slow things down as we creep closer to midnights and you cannot have a festive I rendition of any show here on Siren without hearing this track at least once possibly one of the greatest Christmas songs of all time. It's the darkness Chris this time uh-huh and Dan <music> Steve Prescott <music> uh-huh <music> yeah before sets off to the studio today. I had this wonderful idea. What I thought was a great idea for some content for today's show you know 'cause I know we're GONNA play a lot more means today but come temps is always Katie? I was looking at Christmas related things. I thought maybe do something on tradition on them. You know the meaning of Christmas but then I thought now that's not really nice style. Let's Talk Christmas Caracas <hes> I thought okay a bunch of like pound shop unbranded Christmas crackers the cheapest that could find and I'd pull them on air in. I'm a bit Lisbet lonely on the stood in the studio tonight so <hes> I would be pulling them on my own polene Christmas cracker thing the saddest thing anyone can on Christmas Eve but I thought I'll I'll pull them in the studio and we'll look through at like the jokes of the Trivia because I have I have a <hes> a I have like an idea in my head that no matter whether you by the most expensive Christmas cracker in the world all the cheapest you still get the Rubik's jokes so so when out onto the high street today look in for them a May have left a bit let either say but not a single shop on Lincoln Tie Street that I could find at least was selling what was in Christmas crackers like I went in all the big chain stores at and I couldn't find any anywhere so either Lincoln of sold out and we are a big Christmas cracker city or two people not by them anymore. Stocks Not said to shops not stock up on them enough who knows so <hes> afford to resort to <hes> finding some of the best Christmas cracker jokes that can online and that's where I came across. They sought coal on the independence by Richard Jenkins. He talks about <hes> the fifty worst Christmas cracking ca jokes and a poll of two thousand British people have found that wanted five chose this particular joke as the worst they have ever found in a cracker so dramatic please ladies and gentlemen delivered Louis <unk> who hides in a bakery at Christmas amid spy amid spy. Wow I can hear you growing at home and even even in a prerecorded states I could be Hugh Cronin at home and that was closely followed. By what do you get if you cross center with a duck. A Christmas cracker plenty of them to curb has the show Coz rose odd but up next it's band-aid and the Almighty do they know it's Christmas. Stay tuned to sovereign radio <music> Christmas Time Vanish <hes> Eh uh over uh-huh Yeah Eh yeah <music>. Do they know it's Christmas. Let's see here listening to Siren radio absolutely love that track. I'm one of these people that loves when it comes to Christmas Day because it means that I get a chance to not just Christmas Day. Sorry like the middle of November just so that I can start playing Christmas music. You know we may not be able to play it here on siren straightaway because you know not everyone likes to listen to Christmas music it November by what he does. Give me the state. I've put pretty almost spotify playlists and listen along. I I just finally gets in the spirit more and he makes me smile. Christmas music. I think is all about making people smile and I think there's not enough like a lot of the songs that you're GonNa hear over the next hour also hold really classic old school songs and we don't have enough like modern day. Christmas songs is only a few of pled a few of the last few weeks like Christmas lights by coal play. Hey Matt <hes> we'll say Song Metairie <hes> when Christmas comes around but these not many iconic Christmas songs from the modern age but we're going to carry EXORB- <hes> lab with one of the most iconic Christmas songs of all time Merry Christmas everybody it slade Christmas on Siren Radio uh-huh Breath uh-huh it is <music> <music> yeah <music> uh aw shouts along with its Christmas at the end of that one year Eliah you're listening to Siren Radio Merry Christmas loans valid side. I'm taking to forbid bites with another festive addition of an chill here on siren in looking at some really look at us Christmas slide traditions Christmas crackers stuff but I'll tell you what that songs just reminded reminded me off. Do you guys remember the Benny Film Christmas special from quite a few years ago always reminds me of that because <hes> the they had slade perform God matters like guest guest performances and it was it's just one of those things sticks the mind of the performed on pedometer know why why that came to mind but a did all the same God that she has re real North Woodside like how could he get any Moldovan. You're a fan of any dome just to Annoy people even bowl. Let's have to the Christmas cracker joke shall we or which one is you let go with. What do you get if you eat Christmas purpose decorations tend to light US listing the Siren Radio Christmas on Siren Radio Jesus is was born on craze and man because <music> sometime in the whole uh Jesus was on threes man the called threes these them by night Bryant Signings Star Music and man air the threes <music> all the bring out there tease jaw? I just saved us. Oh your then and save may rain mm-hmm the nation they do the feats pay raise the cross the Graham clapper of the wheel the they spun around and he galloped into market street east badge upon his chest. He's named was Ernie and he trump the thousands milk in the West. They were lady numbers soon. She Eighty dollars number twenty two. They said she was do good for him. He was all prairie chic but already got his coco. They're three joins every week. They called him earning drove the fastest car in the West. She said she liked the milk piece it all right three and when he finished work one night loaded up the car these safety wanted pasteurize pasteurize. She's desert learning comes up to me. Chest Decoder drove the car in the West Evil Evil looking man called Deng Ted from temping gone from the vigers fan eight ten teeter with his talks steel mill brave thing the Saudis me poise the very near Turner aid. She knew his Karuna you'll avant roles every morning coveted every night anyone she saw what he's layer of drove the office no power in the West one lunchtime paid Ernie awesome cop tighter door eight drove the mad to find it was still there at phosphor and then of course and he went across worthies car off his orth whose name was trigger. I need pool. The pond in the winds caroni rushed out into the street East Gold Company he said if you WANNA marry Susie you fight for like a man a why don't we played cards for sneeringly replayed and just to make it interesting with other shooting on the boy dragged him these bannon beneath the blazing they stood there device and take Winfrey's button but Ernie's with two quick thing didn't go the white take plan reflected in for me then who she between them and try to keep them apart push for five then you looked up in them a concrete crop of the pike women the Ernie already bit throws milk in the West Ernie was only fifty two. He didn't WANNA die. Navy's GonNa make deliveries net milk round in the sky where the customers are angels and ferocious dogs are banned. The Milton's knife is full of funding that fairy dairyland but a women's needs are many fold old and Sushi married taped but strange things happened on their windy night is they. They're bait was that the trees rustling or the injuries of the gate or earnings ghostly ghostly go top so rattling in their crates. They won't forget Hertie nineteen sixty ones Christmas is number one early the fastest built cartoon in the West Benny Hill a fun fact for you. Did you know the Benny Hill was in fact a milk band aid a previous life before he became cable a huge performer here in the United Kingdom. No you did not thank you very much. That's a fact that you were finding year Christmas Trivia this year in India Christmas crackers especially if some of these really bad jokes are ought to go by she we go through a few. Let's do it. <hes> what do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back a stick what a horses favourite T._v.. Show Nay Sayers and did Rudolph Gir- to school no he was Elf Taught Elf taught <hes>. That's really bad here listening to Cyrus radio. It's Christmas Eve. I hope y'all. L. Having a wonderful time of sleigh center is on his way and <hes> someone's actually been doing the stats of how fast Santa Hasta travel around the world this evening in order to get to every house of every girl and boy I we're going to take a look at those facts and figures up next because he'd nothing says festive Christmas festivities rather than a little bit maths. You're listening to Cyrus radio. This is Bob and gay the Christmas Song. I like to do now south view that's fitting for the season that we're having now and I hope you enjoyed chess. Jack <music> <music> everybody attorney Bra tiny towns with find your sleep too <music>. It is gone spa to see how uh so symbol to kids from. What ninety two you all? It's been say minute times man Chris Aw Marvin gays take on the Christmas song probably one of the most covered Christmas songs of all time but sir. I really love that one. You're listening to Cyrus Sira radio. It's Christmas Eve as I'm sure you all know out there unless you've been hidden under a rock for the last few years month. Should I say Kazak Christmas for me started on November I work in retail in Lincoln indeed the he's been a busy busy few weeks. I'm not going to lie <hes> I was out on the high straight earlier today and the place was just packed with people getting those last few minute <hes> Christmas decorations Christmas presents Christmas gift just everything to do with Christmas. Don't go to card shop a couple of days before Christmas. That is the one piece of advice I walk. If you sorry to hold the cow jobs Lincoln I ah I literally I have never seed Bom Ahab. <hes> was just it was held earth but I thought was off. No you can do this girl. You could get in out no what you're planning. That's the thing do not dawdle at Christmas. I do not wander around shop especially ones that have one where systems don't dawdle you want to be in out know exactly what he wants in shop this is not the time for <hes> just buying things as a whim. You've got to know what you want else. You're going to walk out with like fifteen things that you think go. I'll give this person for Christmas or I'll use this and then you never use it and then he just sits in a covered for years and years and while I'm starting to get really grumpy in my old edge twenty two years old and failing that were Taylor swift isn't about to play <hes> but I was saying earlier how U._S.. Scientists have calculated that center would have to visit eight hundred hundred and twenty two homes a second this evening to deliver all the world's presence on Christmas Eve so he's a very speedy Senator Ladies and gentlemen because he will be traveling at six hundred and and fifty miles a second Sokaia job. He's got all that magic behind him that for certain you're listening to a siren radio will take you up to Christmas Day Christmas us on Siren Radio <music> Christmas <music> good to go it will be lonely be Orbi. I just breakdown down around Christmas. Tell me you know speed and <music> remember last year when we never being <music> Christmas must've been starting. This is the title of that you eh so it'd be lonely screws very and all in his mom. How do you know what I've may St- in the run-up to Christmas they see the Christmas Mahfoud last really realize today how much after missing out on the crispus food on the way up to Christmas because <hes> the stuck say Christmas Staus at the beginning of November slanted get a little bit of it <hes> uh-huh from December? I've actually did healthy sing which unites of changed my lifestyle around from he basically a lot of rubbish food a lot of a lot of takeaways a lot of eating out in restaurants and and you know it does all other up as I found very very quickly <hes> so studying healthier making salads Ho Jackie potatoes Ivy proper cooked beat. Not You know from Ding microwave may have I saw thing and I felt a lot better for its book. One thing that I have realized is that you just miss out on all the chocolates it. I've been having one chocolate a day as part of my advent calendar Linda. That's really weird for me because Christmas Christmas is all about. Isn't it <hes> outweigh it for tomorrow tomorrow. I'm good to have so much chocolates so much Turkey so butch food is going to be absolutely lay amazing and I've been looking up about why we eat Turkey at Christmas. 'cause I was thinking about this earlier and I was like up naturally not got any clue as to why well <hes> the belief as fat Turkeys were I brought to Britain in fifteen twenty and before that on Christmas day I we will traditionally eat bull's head goose or even peacock. Wow sounds sounds like what back in the jungle within ten deck deck and Holly should I say <hes> but he's claimed the Henry the eighth was the first person in Britain to eat Turkey for his Christmas meal. Well look that he gets eight wives and Turkey at Christmas Nice. What you're listening? Siren radio were headed up to Christmas celebrating the fact that the buildup it's almost over an actual day is on its way up next John Yoko happy experts. The war is over so this is Chris View Wall just begun. It is mm-hmm aw uh-huh yeah the Joanie Hokuto resolve happy experts. You're listening to siren radio over kyw's Christmas cracking jokes. Let's dive into a couple more. What what did the farmer get for Christmas a calculates? What did what snowman to say to the other snowman? Can you smell carrots. Get it cool you get it and what school subject are snakes best stats his Torri top-quality comedy here on Siren Radio who needs radio therefore Christmas on Siren Radio and we're continuing on with a Christmas classic from the Love Actually Film. What can you believe? He was two thousand two. This came out show Christmases around. I'm me in wind. Go Chris <music>. Wait no smiles you talk to me and Chris. This will be no Casandra. The smart wind really shows billy Mac there with the Christmas is all around the in the dark horse single for Christmas number. One two thousand two in the love actually universe anyway glad that he is in front of me. Lucky was with the radio present in that Phil because I think if that happened in real life probably wouldn't be allowed back on the airwaves ever again <hes> I I love that track and I love that fell by the opportunity to <hes> good what chase at wildwood here a a couple of days ago. It was my Christmas tree for McKell Ferenci. She didn't tell me where we're going. I didn't even know that there was a cinema of their <hes> above the restaurant that is but sir absolutely loved their you know we had three course meal and and and the cinema ticket for like twenty quit each and to really nice evening so <hes> yeah I recommend it definitely and the love actually for me. I don't care what people say is. One of the greatest Christmas purpose films of Old Time I did actually get the chance to check out a NOTA ICONIC Christmas film. I'd never seen before <hes> just a couple of days ago and that was the holiday with Chan Black and <hes> <hes> was a name she plays feo Nerine Shrek. <hes> always on the tip of my tongue Cameron Diaz that's correct at she sounds just like feel now in the first Shrek she at that point apparently they were filming it around the same time but she sounds just like in in in the holiday at these people at home going kind of course. She sounds like she provided the voice but seriously go back and watch the two foams together you you can definitely tell more than any of the film <hes> by GUMP's to watch that I never seen before it got real rave reviews on my facebook and social media pages from people when I told them I was going to watch. It sounds like I had high hopes and yeah a a Ma- those expectations. Should we do a couple more RAM GOPAL MOCK Christmas cracking jokes before send us off to the news at eleven o'clock all gone. I'll do to <hes> what carol role do they sing in the desserts. Oh Camel Ye faithful and what do you saying a snowman at a snowman's birthday party freeze a- jolly good fellow. You're listening to siren radio. Please do not Choon out. I'm with you until midnight until that midnight hour strikes but a couple more songs to take us up to the news at eleven o'clock. I'm going to tell you exactly what I'm doing. Once we get off the air this evening as we're driving home for Christmas you WanNa get in touch with those here at Siren radio. It's at Cerrone F._M.. On twitter studio at cerrone online dug co Dot Hugh K. on the email or text in audible seven nine seven eight hundred seven one six Chris. I can't wait to saying those face dry for Christmas. Tom Com driving for Chris. Thanks and John Thong the free. Ah Driving Home for Christmas with Dr Chris Thousand Memory take a look the drive next just just nope enjoy all around driver Komo on holy ground can uh-huh traveling home for Christmas Dr Chris Jacob Maximum Justice striving aw Sir <music> aw <music> breath and uh-huh Christmas Christmas Christmas on Siren Radio is just going eleven o'clock of come on Christmas Eve say back relaxing and chilling out until midnight hour strikes Santa Baby just slipper sable under the tree boring. Army then all food good girl Santa baby down the chimney to night in Santa baby a fifty four convertible to light blue. I weighed up full. You Dea Santa the so down the chimney to think of all the five Miss Cinco in Kabul the FELLAS that I haven't case next year I could be just as good check. My Christmas Lewis I center they want a yacht that then an angel Laurie <hes> Santa Baby so we need to Santa any one little thing I really need the deed to Platinum Mine Santa Baby so Hari down the chimney to Santa Cutie and feel my stocking with the duplex and checks sign your Exxon the line Santa Cutie and down the chimney to common trim my Christmas tree with some declaration ball at tiffany. I really do believe in you see if you believe in me. <music> sent to be forgot to mention one little thing are saying I don't mean on the phone son to baby so much him June down. Let him you tune to night center baby. You're listening to a siren radio. This is an chill and eastern eleven o'clock now on your Christmas Eve. We're GONNA slow things down plus Nice relaxing music as you head off to deal slumber begin early Nice. If your parents with some young kids running around in the morning or maybe getting up early to <hes> finish at an appealing those pass nips chopping those carrots that kind of thing ready for a big family gathering Christmas is such a wonderful time of year and I've been reading up some facts about Christmas. Some inist takes facts things that I didn't know and and some of them are really cool actually knows hundred boring Rimba. Just listen to this one here because I know something my word to the studio today I walked past quite a few shops that were selling Christmas trees and their own about and they're outside the stores now with big like fifty percent off signs. It's Christmas receive fifty percents of seventy five percent of Christmas trees because let's face it a lot retailers want to get rid of them now. There's there's there's no place for Christmas tree. Selling in January is the <hes> and that's because nearly ely sixty million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe alone. Can you believe that that's absolutely incredible to me another fun fact that I am I found out I from what team doctor who you a bit a friend of mine and American friend pointed out made that he was actually true is in America. They don't have Christmas crackers. I thought that was like a worldwide thing but Christmas crackers on not a thing across the pond and <hes> for any Americans that may be listening in today because we all broke cast on one. Oh seven point three F._M.. Burtt also online on the tune in radio plant APP and our website Sarin Online. Don't cut it U._K.. Across the the world I'm Christmas crackers and I should have explained this at the start before I said the jokes they are like a little paper thing that you pull. There's like a little popping noise that inside it. There's normally aerobics joke on a piece of paper but a trivia like a really really awful toy. I'm not selling them very well and neither is our country for the sake of trying to find them for today's show but some but they are iconic when it comes to the Christmas period so <hes> <hes> like I say hope you're having a nice evening chilled out maybe with a <hes> a glass of mold wine and a mince pie butts whatever you're doing thank you very much tuning in and of course some relaxing songs to take us up to midnights up next. It's missed Christmas to Mr Christmases brought together for one big festive showdown hates Michael Boo play and bing crosby spee white Christmas they go on to know shows <music> Slab Law Chris with every Chris car very the mail your the treat glisten with every crispus car in your Chris <music> and mail your Christmas be Michael Boo Laye and bing crosby's rendition of white Christmas but you might be surprised to know the one of the most classic Christmas tunes of all time was in fact written by Jewish songwriter of in Berlin. <hes> Irving Berlin rotates in a originally wrote White Christmas for a Broadway musical that never got produced a it was then picked up by Hollywood producers who used it in holiday in a nineteen forty two films starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire <hes> it became the bing crosby's version became the highest selling single of all full time which is incredible the high. Am I reading that right. Bing crosby's version of white Christmas is the highest selling single of all time. I did not know that I would have never said that but apparently reportedly that is correct. Wow that amazes me. The rights of the Irving Berlin actually hated one version of the song he loved bing crosby's version but Elvis Presley's version of white Christmas he hated it so much that he tried to prevent radio stations from playing Presley's Cova well with lead blue Christmas by Elvis last week and so I think I think Elvis has got enough Christmas songs. Just leave that one to <hes> being showy but one thing that I'm very excited about here. Siren radio is tomorrow Christmas Day. Four o'clock will be the local music spotlights as always on a Tuesday but they see it is the local Christmas music spotlights every song that you hear from fossil five o'clock. Tomorrow is a Christmas song produced an performed by local local musicians and they said we got so many seventeen that not all of them will actually be fitting into that our so. I'M GONNA play one for you now. This is vive morale in the bleak midwinter. You're listening to Siren Erin radio. You Stay Uh snow <music> <MUSIC> MM-HMM EH show <music> the <music> mm-hmm Hello <music> <music> faith morale in the bleak midwinter. You confined the local Christmas spotlights head tomorrow at four o'clock. You'll music on your community radio station up next it's cliff Richard mistletoe and wine. The child is the Karen Fast Dreams of Santa Dreams of Snow Fingers Bases Ms Lavelle and uh-huh with Gin Song Three Times Eh time trustee this you Iran taking just follow <music> take time again and aw and aiding mm-hmm it this evening. We've been learning learning a lot about Christmas Day and so the fun facts the might not know about but I thought let's do something different now and Lynn a little bit about the day after Christmas Day because I was wondering where does boxing day come from. Why do we have? It's that's why why is it caught. The Name Boxing Day you know is it because northern families like my earn lights have fights on boxing day and kids we fighting over the facts that you go this curse was the nightingale one of those and youth. They more money on Bernardi get that. I don't know if the Delaware accent came from a I swear it's not my family my might be sat with era. This was listening to this to the don't think that was any of you but boxing day actually gets its name from all the money that is collected in church John Boxes for the poor so boxing day the day after Christmas was spent boxing up the money <hes> in order to <hes> distribute it then to the poor which you think's actually really sweet <hes> story behind their of which I personally did not know. Did you know let us on twitter at Siren F._M.. Studio and Sound Online Dakota U._k.. <hes> <hes> for the email you can also text in audible seven nine seven eight hundred seven one six or get in touch with us on facebook Siren Radio One zero seven three right less. This is a couple more Christmas cracker joke shall we <hes> why did no one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on Ebay. They were to D- <hes> to their get it. Hey Boom Ch <hes>. What does a frog do if his car breaks down? This did actually met me laugh he gets it towed and what happened to the man who still an advent calendar. He got twenty five days. They get to siren radio. This is the ban naked ladies bathroom harse opens the fee we go laughing son Bobtail tail making sphere. It's fun to ride and saying slayings nine <music> gene shooting law. Oh what fun one open Jingle Bell Jingle Bells Jingle Oh what fun and one horn open slaying <music> <music> eh through the snow or the Paris bride it is yeah I thought I miss my son Fortune. You're going to she's scared. It should do not say the what <music> what fun and saying the bad then he keyed ladies Jingle Bells. You're listening to sired radio at <hes>. There's the bed behind the also Baked Bang theory theme chaired with their what seemed like a nice relaxing tax. They read of Jingle Bells but they snuck it in the end. They went all back to their roots but I'm going to break you not only a heart bought your minds with this next fact that is that jingle bells when we associated associated with Christmas whilst is one of the Christmas classics on Everyone's playlist today and tomorrow the song was written by Joe James Laud Pierpont Pierpont a hope of pronouncing that currently I am but it was actually originally written to celebrate thanksgiving. It wasn't anything to do with Christmas and yes and yet here we are. We've taken it. We've Christmas is it and and it's one of the all time greats foreshore rights lie slow things down her wits. What time is it when elephants sits on your fence time to get a new fence? You're listening to Siren Radio Christmas Christmas Siren Radio <hes> <hes> <hes> <music> <music> Louis C. C. H C zero in the end <music> <music>. You're listening to siren radio. It's nearly half past eleven on on your Christmas Eve really not far until we'll be getting open the born ag- ready for probably what are the busier days of the air I mean we don't have like really personally. I don't have like busy Christmas days. We don't do much but we still hectic. All the same. You know be spending mine with with my family. I'll be spending boxing day with my grandparent's. He'll be is going to be a lovely lovely. COUPLA days back in Otis failed <hes>. It's just a chance to spend some time with family play some games. I love play a game that used to play at my <hes> grandparent's on that side. which was you know with played like this game where you they was basically charades but with pope names that's that's always a lot of fun <hes> with like name that Choon <hes> my my grandparents at Christmas as well? which is I always in charge? I don't know what it is. I think they just think well. You know what he's the radio presenter. He's got the he basically I paid for the spotify account. That's probably why get thrown in that one but I've got to put one of those together tonight. That's what I've gotta remember to do. <hes> but I'm sure a few these might be in there as well so if any of my family listening Nur Cheating get get your homework done you'll be on. You're listening to siren radio and like I say every song was going to be between now. A midnight is nice relaxing chilled out six. That's what we do here on your Monday. Evenings was celebrating the fact that the bill looked Christmas is almost over and the day is on its way out next. I I've got this really Nice June employees by t-bone Burnett the classic Carol Readies God Rest Easy Mary Gentlemen Stitch into Siren Radio Sue the chance to midnights in. You're gone this Christ. I see views on Christmas Day so from sex EH <music> dismay Christ US Christmas this stay Sanchez aw <music>. I mentioned earlier around in the show about how a lot of people pull of been a bit of a stressful run-up to Christmas especially fear working in the retail sector here in Lincoln especially around the Christmas markets and everything like that and found out something which which has just perplexed me completely and that is a Christmas bonus law. Did you know that in Greece Italy Spain in Germany workers get a Christmas bonus of one month's salary array by law. I did not know this. Did anyone else no this. You basically get thirteen months of salary by law in Italy Greece Spain Germany the and I'll tell you this could be this could be the thing that brings this country back together. I mean you know Theresa may she's. She's in parliament right now really struggling to cut admit I would like to say and this is the first time of pointed it out. I am recording this on the twenty first of December. Here's a great possibility that they might not be around this time when we are on Christmas Eve just a little disclaimer but you know what back to it. She's she's there. She's struggling glint. She's thinking you know. How could we bring everyone together? These could be eight just offer everyone an extra pota- salary. Hey presto your bills through parliament away from that. We've all got a very busy to hit tomorrow ahead for Christmas Day. You know we're going to be in a lot of food. That seems to be the theme for Christmas nowadays in the twenty first century we just we justify face as let's face it and one one thing that I found out as well as many parts of Christmas tree can actually beaten so if you sat there you've been through all Turkey. You not quite on the cheese board yes but you think I think I need a little bit of a snack will just lean over to your Christmas tree. Don't even have to get out to go to the kitchen. You'd have to cook anything. Lean over to your Christmas tree. Take off a couple of the needles and that it's great source of vitamin C who needs oranges tangerines in the stockings now those with got US tree ulysses they get to siren radio unless carry on with the some more relaxing Xing Christmas music this next track is warnow. Keep saying the would iconic but it is is one of those great classic iconic Wonderful Brilliant Christmas tracks but before that who delivers presence the baby sharks at Christmas of course it center Joel's this is Frank Sinatra. A center goals is go into town better. Watch you better not cry better not pout. I'm telling you why Santa Claus is common town. He's Megan analyst and checking it. Twice is gonNA find out who's naughty and Nice. Santa Claus is common. He sees you when you're sleeping in knows when you're awake in knows if you're been bad or good soup it good for goodness sake. Oh you better watch inveterate cry aw I'm telling you why Santa Claus is Common Kutai <music>. They say better watch better not cry better not apart. Santa Claus is common is GONNA list Teddy's checking it twice. He's GonNa find out who's been in in Santa. Claus is coming to town. He sees you. When you sleep in here knows when your week he knows Louis? If you're been bad or good so be good for goodness sake you better watch better not cross that or not I'm telling you Santa Claus is is coming to come. See me. No baby cold outside now. We're inside. Do you have a good time to my garment. All I had a wonderful time figured it speeds so much much nicer here than outdoors you know with fireplaces going. It's nice. It's cozy. It's warm and nine. I really can't pay me. It's cold outside. I've got to go cold outside. This evening has dropped very nice holier hands. They're just like my mother will start to watch ah though will be pacing the fireplace really I Danis Godal leased on just a half a drink records on while up baby. It's bad I'll say what to be had out there. I wish I knew her like starlight guilty. You had your here and say no no mine to five move close. I'M GONNA say that I sent some hurt by uphold out but it's cold aw seid do now nuts nicer as we've got the magazines put away where all comfy and warm well Carman now. I simply must roll out. The answer is no cold outside the welcome. Has You know nice and warm. Look out that back at that my best we'll be Gosh Lips. Look my brother will be there and like waves that Bonn tropical shrine maiden aunts mind is are. Maybe just a cigarette Malva such as it'd be got to. Maybe you'll freeze out there. Come up to your knees out there. You really been I have to see how Care Avenue this thing to talk to remind. Lifelong will be taught pneumonia over. We have had cold days leading up to Christmas this year. It's it really not been cold enough to snow yet and that's been a big thing on the news as people say. Are we going to get a white Christmas. We seem to have this description every single year. It's it's not looking lightly however I did do some research into what a white Christmas actually men because whenever I've seen like all the book is odd to saying being this. We're going to get a white Christmas this year. I've always thought Oh is that to do with like when I think of a white Christmas I think like six feet of snow but actually it's so much less than that. It's a white Christmas is just one snowflake. Falling anywhere in the United Kingdom being recorded so one snowflakes falling anywhere in the U._k.. And that is officially a white Christmas. That's when the that's how the book is Sauteed. That's how a journalist Saute unlike express it so it kind of kind of shopped being away because I thought you know what we have to have like a full blanket of snow. Oh for it becomes at that Bird Sam. The hasn't been a white Christmas in I think four years I think he's been eight years since we had a full blanket of snow. It just shows you however it is that we get a white Christmas nowadays in fact it's now more likely that we get a white Easter rather than a white Christmas how amazing that well not amazing but it's incredible think about S- right right less open those Christmas cracking jokes again showy who's Rudolph's favorite singer beyond Sleigh of course and what happened to center when he went speed dating. He pulled the correct curve ball this what actually does baby laugh. What's the most popular Christmas wine lie sprouts get it a Christmas Christmas is messed siren radio? Well you might not be laughing but I am and we might not going to white Christmas or even a winter wonderland <music> <music> <music> <music> <music> <music> uh <music> Harry connick owning juniors wonderful rendition of winter wonderland. You're listening to and chill on Siren radio scraping ever so closely to that midnight hour where almost ready set to celebrate that the Christmas pilled of peace over the days on its way and that we could just move on with our lives again with a new year. That's the Christmas spirit later gentleman one thing I do like to get into. I'm not a scrooge. I do like to get involved with the Christmas festivities but there is warmed festivity that I've never got involved with and that is the consumption of mince pies. They just creep me out a little bit adored it is I'm up to you all now because I know that so people you know might give me backlash for this. I've never tried one. I don't really want to try one the they just look all like I don't know what he is about the matter whether it's because I the call mince pies and expect them to have been seen even though the desert sir because although many are now vegetarian mostly actually the ones though where I work have Vegan in Victorian Times mince pies were made from beef and spices but now I'm like one actually essentially is it. I thought Oh no I don't know why but they something about men's pies and let me go and I'm sure there's many of our family now that are going to try get much. Try One thing that's going to happen unfortunately <hes> is this something about Christmas that you don't like to get involved with this. They're like a festive treats which can the creep out a little bit like mince pies do for me. Let us know on twitter at Siren F._M.. <hes> in fact I did try my Christmas pudding for the first time ever the other day and I rather enjoyed it. I'm not a big Fan Soltan as a raisins <hes> but this one was quite Nice Lobi Iheart custard on top when down splendid Leisa. You never know maybe I will give him. Inspire Dia try listening to Siren Radio so must meet Nice relaxing June's to come to more songs less. Get it going student. This is Shawn Colvin have yourself self a merry. Little Christmas is oh Christmas is <music>. Christmas Peres to green you have your cell <music> Christmas. Let your hard now will be hold your make the you and will be golden of your friends. Maybe more ooh through we all the fate of shy <music> little <music> olden days happy golden days of your friend to maybe do we all will be to the fates shining uh-huh aw little Chris bus between the festivities of spending time with family eating lots of food and eating lots of food. 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From the Vault: Christmas Island Crabs, Part 1

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From the Vault: Christmas Island Crabs, Part 1

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I got gleam and seriously gleam is the future of brushing find out more about the affordable gleam electric toothbrush and get free shipping ripping on every order at gleam dot com slash stuff to blow your mind that's g. l. e. e. m. dot com slash stuff to blow your mind or available at Walmart Art. Hey you welcome to stuff to blow your mind. My name is Robert Lamb. And I'm Jim. McCormack ended Saturday time to go into the old vault for an episode from December of Twenty Eighteen. This published December twenty fifth twenty eighteen and this was part one of. You're a two part episode about the Christmas Island crabs or Christmas Island wildlife more generally. Yeah I remember the the original title for this was Christmas. ISLAND CRABS ABS- part one colon crabs rule everything around the right and then the next one part two also originally had a Wu Tang themed Title as well but yeah this was just a really nothing to do with Christmas itself for the most part I think we. Maybe we sing some Christmas songs. I think you made one up. I don't remember which part was in. But for for the most part this is all about crabs and only marginally about Christmas. It's like life. Life is also all about crabs and March twenty about Christmas. Okay yeah I I think yeah I think. That's that's solid all right. Let's let's dive right in the island of Christmas and all across the land. The red crabs were flowing across route street and sand like a red tide of scuttling claw snapping doom. They streamed through my front door and into my rooms rooms. Meanwhile in the forests the giants their crawled coconut crabs hulking monsters with Klaus. They hunted for carrying crab bird word and rat and gobbled rancid sinew and fat welcome tube stuff to blow your mind from how stuff works DOT com. Hey welcome stuff to blow your mind. My name is Robert Lamb. And I'm Joe McCormick in getting in that holiday spirit. We're GONNA be talking about crab horror. Yes this this pair of episodes. I've been looking forward to all year. This has been my goal. I've ever forget when but earlier in the year I was reading about Christmas Island and and the various yes creatures that That call it home and I realized we have to do this episode for Christmas. Even though this really has nothing to do with Christmas know virtually nothing with I know I do enjoy like forcing a Decca pods upon Christmas and and it at least in my mind allowing them to take over the holiday deck a pods with boughs of how is it bows clause of either way. I appreciate the holidays. Zeal now So we're going to be going to a crab horror island and there are many wonderful movies. Maybe we'll save it for next time to talk about our favorite crab island movies but the giant crab is one of my favorite kind of movie monsters and they've always gotta have their own island of terror right right and and so in discussing Christmas Island in these two offices says we are going to talk about crabs or Decca pods anyway that aren't either enormous singularly enormous or collectively enormous. I think the first episode we're going to focus on the collectively. Enormous in the second episode will focus on the Decca pods were individually enormous. Now this first I episode is going to focus on the Christmas Island. Red Crab Robber. Will you take me on a mystical adventure to crab horror island. Yes we're talking about Christmas Island. So named it's in the Indian Ocean about three hundred and fifty kilometers or two hundred twenty miles south of Java and Sumatra in around Let's see One thousand five hundred fifty kilometers nine hundred and sixty miles north west at the closest point on the Australian mainland. Technically part of Australia though right it. It is an Australian external territory. It has an area of one hundred thirty five square kilometers or fifty two square miles so not huge. No not a big place at all. It's a very very old though. Very old volcanic seamount island. It was first visited by Europeans in sixteen forty. Three Captain William Minorities as of the Royal Marianne English east India Company vessel. He just named the island when he sailed past it on Christmas Day of that year. That's that's the only Christmas Tie Dan. I didn't find a naturally occurring Christmas tree there There's no where the workshop was exactly. There's there's nothing else about bound except it was Christmas Day. When he founded it could have easily? He could have easily turned out to be Christmas Eve. Violent or Boxing Day island or Halloween island that would perhaps be a little more appropriate. Yeah so the one of the cool things about this place is that when when they were able to take a closer look at it they realized is that it was uninhabited at least by humans so it's obvious that what makes the silent unique is not anything about the indigenous culture anything since it was apparently apparently uninhabited originally but it was not uninhabited by wildlife. As we've made clear the wildlife there was of a terrific scuttling variety O- correct and one of the really cool things about the scuttling life on Christmas Island is there's so much of it is on Christmas Island. We're talking about land crabs crabs that need only returned to the water to mate but but mostly live on land new. Find these elsewhere to be sure this is not the only place Land crabs can be found In we're we're talking about both true. Through crabs as well as hermit crabs hermit crabs are deca pods but not true crabs right but forgive us as we as we talk about them in these episodes I will probably end up calling them both. Crabs in the official sense. The Christmas Island is home to more land. Crabs than anywhere else on earth. We're talking more than twenty terrestrial terrestrial and semi terrestrial crab species plus one hundred and sixty species or thereabouts in the reefs and shallows around the island. Yeah so Robert Tell me a little bit about crabs apps well just a refresher everybody crabs are crustaceans. But we should be clear again. There are true. Crabs of the Decca Pota- so order Brecca Euro which means small tail which references. They're smaller abdomen. And then there are the Or Mix tail crabs which included Hermits and we'll discuss discuss later in the second episode robber crabs. But still again we're often going to refer to them both as crabs in the unofficial sense And these are these are ancient ancient creatures. These were the first animals developed true legs. None of those false legs. We've talked about crabs in the show before I think back to our episode. What about Carl Sagan and the Samurai craps so so hopefully everyone is is on board for two more episodes of crab based content. But so it's not just the varieties of crab and crab like creatures that live on Christmas Island that make it crab island earth It is is the number of a particular species of crab there. The Christmas Island Red Crab where there are supposedly tens of millions of if these crabs on the island and this is not a big island remember. It's one hundred and thirty five square kilometers right a small island in yet. I've seen figures of like fifty million of these creatures living living living in the forest living in pretty much all over the island and that's a reduced number. I remember We watched a documentary about the island from the nineteen eighties. That suggested at the time it was believed that there were over one hundred million of the crabs there right that was a one thousand nine hundred eighty eight David attenborough narrated a special titled Kingdom of the Crab Crab Straight title and. That's a great to watch. If you get a chance. Because it really shows off what makes this island visually astounding but it's the sheer numbers. The crabs and the Christmas Island Red Crab is pretty much found only on Christmas Island. Yeah I think maybe another nearby island or island group. But they're not found like like all over the place right so I wanNA come back to the human history for a little bit before we explore the the red crab in depth so the most the central thing about human history of Christmas Island is that for the longest there seemed to have been none. It is a geographically isolated place now from everything. I've read so far Dr and it's always possible. I'm missing something but there's no evidence that humans ever visited the place before the seventeenth century. See this despite Java being again only two hundred twenty miles away. It's a short enough distance for modern humans anyway. The boats of asylum seekers frequently make it their point of destination in reaching Australia because again it's an Australian external territory of Christmas Island. You are You know in a legal sense in Australia however I it's also worth pointing out. Kosice can be deadly Surrounding Christmas Island in the their stories out there of boats of asylum seekers breaking on the rocky coast with lethal results. I think I've read about this in in cases of the early visitors to the island. Also that you know it was kind of dangerous to land there and for example there is one case where I read that. A crew was driven to the land there because there were scurvy on the ship and whose only because the disease had gotten so bad that they risk trying to land the typical story Book reasons for landing landing on an uninhabited island with a strange crab population right. Yeah but out of the SCURVY PAN crabs. Yeah and in it but it but it is. It is weird to think about places like this places where we're humans just didn't Take residents of course you have to of course realized that moving to an isolated island. It's it is a difficult proposition. You've really gotTa have a reason to go there and a reason to stay there and a way to to safely arrive there as well But still it's enough to make one wonder for instance. Homo erectus or a Java man lived on the island of Java a relatively close by one point what seven million years ago humans practiced agriculture. They're on Java as early as two thousand five hundred BC Java was known to traders and other powers the Kingdom of Muhtarram ruled there until they lost power to the Dutch east India company in Seventeen forty nine and became a vassal state of the company. A statement that I think really drives home the the power of the east India Company. The idea that you'd have a vassal state to a corporation ration-. Yeah but that's job. My point is that I just find it so enthralling. This island remained either free of human contact for so long or only encountered minimal influence. You know I guess it's possible that it at some point. Somebody wound up there by purchaser accident. And he didn't stay didn't stay long enough to leave a footprint you know a Galapagos Islands or another example of this though there there have been at least disputed claims of Inca artifacts found on the Galapagos Islands perhaps due to Incas sailors being blown off course the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean are another example of islands that were uninhabited through most of recorded history. Though they may have been visited by early seafarers as well depending on who you talk to. But with Christmas Island I found no such thing. Not even a crackpot theory so It it really does seem as if humans woman's not even a vikings the vikings or anything so it really does seem to. Nobody visited it until the seventeenth century with the earliest sighting. I think having occurred in Sixteen fifteen now after that of course it actually did become an economically significant island because of mineral deposits discovered there. That's right it was explored by by British naturalist John Murray this was eighteen. Seventy two he discovered that there were phosphate. Deposits on the island which would play a key. Role in the island's future exportation of phosphate. Beginning eighteen. Ninety five by the Christmas Island Phosphate Company in his activity. Led to the loss of twenty five five percent of the island's rainforest area yeah phosphate was important in the late eighteen hundreds because it had been discovered by that time that phosphate when treated with sulfuric acid could be used as an ingredient in plant food and of course synthetic fertilizers became very important in the development of commercial agriculture scale. And so now there was a reason as an economic reason for people to not only go to Christmas Island but to Work there yeah. So settlement began in the eighteen. Eighty S Later on during the Second World War there was a Japanese occupation of the island from nineteen forty to nineteen forty five and in the postwar period. It was administered by Singapore war which was then a British colony and then Australia purchased the island for two point. Nine million pounds on January. First Nineteen fifty-eight day. That's known as territory day on Christmas Island today. It has around read two thousand full-time human residents in the ethnic makeup is mostly Chinese. He's in Malay Originally brought in for Labor now a big portion of the land of the island today is basically a national park. It's like a big wildlife but life preservation area. Yeah two thirds of its landmass our national park now and a big part of the wildlife significance. Here is the Christmas Island Red Crab so I guess we should die of headfirst into a puddle of crabs after we come back from break. Did you know that you're supposed to brush your teeth for two minutes. Yeah two full minutes. It doesn't sound like that long but most people rush they're brushing and they don't get through the whole time. My Gleam Electric toothbrush notifies me every thirty seconds to switch quadrants prince so I get to every area of my mouth plus it automatically turns out after two minutes to make brushing easier the other thing. It's nothing like the other electric toothbrushes truth brushes all bulky and awkward. The Gleam is sleek minimalistic beautiful in black or white check out the new battery operated gleam electric tooth brushing get free shipping on every order at gleam dot com slash stuff to blow your mind that's g. l. e. e. m. dot com slash stuff to blow your mind or available at Walmart. All right. We're back so it is time to dive into a pit of crabs the Christmas Island Red Crab or get at Kharkov idea. Netanyahu's in these are crabs. That live as we mentioned earlier primarily not in the ocean not even on the shoreline but in inland forests rests. So if you picture Christmas Island it's sort of a terrorist rainforest it's a you know a volcanic island. It's got some steep slopes that go up onto rainforest forest covered terraces in the crabs. Go all the way up into the forests and make their burrows inland. You're talking against something. Like fifty million of these little land land welders in the forests Chewing up leaf litter and here on Christmas Island. They are the chief decay agents for that leaf litter. I've seen estimates of something like four thousand crabs per acre to keep the leaf litter down. Yes and they primarily feed on plant matter like you say so that is going to be leaf litter it's also things like fallen fruits and seeds flowers etc but they're also crabs after also. You might not be surprised to learn that they are opportunistic. omnivores favorite pairs of words. So if you get a little bit of meat from say another dead red crab or something like that presenting itself this is a legitimate commits score and they will say gentlemen get that in my mouth parts. It's time to masticate ha but the crabs are important for the maintenance of the ecosystem in multiple ways. So they they cleared the forest floor of like leaf litter but also saplings and flowers other plants that would create dense underbrush in so they keep the forest floors floors clean in this actually helps contribute to forest biodiversity. They also prevent the soil from being packed to densely because of the burrows they dig their like natural natural soil. Tillers they turn the soil and this also helps contribute to Forest biodiversity but so we might have a pretty good sense of what the life of an ocean dwelling crab is like what is the life of land crab like Crabs as you can imagine in between chewing up things in their environment and eating it they have to stay moist. I then this means for one thing staying out of the direct sun so the red crabs on Christmas Island like to stay in the shady forest and they live in these dugout boroughs that they can hide from from the sun in and they have gill chambers that have adapted for terrestrial life. They have to keep them moist and they also I love this. They have to manually. Wet there iztok. Yes yes I love. The is pretty cool to watch. If you find video of this so there is talks. Emerged from little cups in their carapace and they don't have eyelids of course by the way it just tried to imagine life without eyelids kind of a terror so they wet and wash there is by filling their cups up with drops of water and then dipping their eyes stocks down into the cups to rinse them off. I think this is. This is one of the great things about watching any crab close up but it especially with Christmas. Crashes tiny little sort of methodical movements that you see take place with their mouth parts and there. There is stocks totally now. Despite their life in the woods they still have to return to the sea to spawn in this results in a vast scuttling migration that is truly unlike anything thing else on earth. This is why you will. You will see so many different Documentaries about Christmas Island's such great footage because they they they go on these enormous migrations. We're talking a several kilometer journey each year. Yeah this is crap Pakalitha. This is where the real show is on Christmas Masailand so around the beginning of the rainy season which is sometime October. Through December the red crabs begin this migration for their breeding cycle Michael and the migration begins with the males usually the biggest males who will crawl out overland from their forced boroughs to the shore where they're going going to eventually get there and dig new burrows for mating and as the males make this journey the females. Finchley join them in the journey and they marched toward the sea now once the crabs reached the shore but before they dig their burrows to mate They typically wash themselves off in sea water though strangely enough they have to be careful. Careful not to get fully sucked out into the sea because these are land dwelling crabs. This is how they've evolved and they can either breathe underwater nor can they swim very well. All the these are crabs who were not very good being crabs. Yeah so the truly aquatic crabs in the neighborhood are just probably watching this in harping. Yeah but there's so many of them. How could you laugh at them because they could really gang up on you? Got a hold of you right. But so they rinse themselves off in the seawater and the males dig the burrows now sometimes when they dig the burrows it usually. They'll go up a little bit from the the beach and one of the the forested areas just right by the beach and they'll dig burrows and sometimes the males have to defend their burrows from other males who of course thank. Hey why dig one. When you can just click somebody else's so there are sometimes these fights dominance displays of claw waving to keep the boroughs secure and then of course the females come in and they will find male with a borough and initiate the meeting? And by the way if you've never watched crabs meeting before it's one of the funnier looking types of animal sex I think it's just crabs. Look funny funny no matter what they're doing but also if you can just watch their eyes while they're mating it's really something special. It's you know it's like two googly eyed robots. What's trying to be sexy at each other? And then throw in some claws and swiveling mouth parts is just awesome. Name mentioned the waving the claws. I WANNA I was reading a little bit about crab claws in Douglas. J inlands Book Animal Weapons and he. He spends a little bit of time talking about you. Know How these are. High Energy adaptations the packed with powerful muscles. They need to be able to breakthrough the skeletons of of rival males many cases And he mostly looks at cred fiddler crabs in this book but but but it's interesting stuff the economics onyx not only having growing evolving gigantic claws. But waving them around Because that's that's part of having cleven clause or a claw is to waive wave that sucker around Anos. Yeah we're like flexing your muscles like showing off the guns. Yeah you got to show off the guns. That's part of having them right Yeah Yeah So. The the female will generally find mail and A male with the borough and they will mate and then after meeting with the males do is they just pack up and head back inland. Their your work is done. and they leave the females by themselves in these seaside boroughs. And there's another interesting thing about this okay. So the red crabs are sort of moon worshipping druids the breeding migration has to be timed exactly according to the cycle of the moon because the cycle of the moon affects next the tides so the adult crabs arrive at the shore and then they made an after mating the females produce eggs within about three days and then they remain in their burrows it was for another twelve or thirteen days and after this they emerged from the hole in the ground and they release their eggs into the sea water and it has to be timed exactly early at the turn of high tide as the moon goes from its last quarter to a new moon and this is because it's win the tide conditions are just right to be releasing the young but if the migration is delayed by weather so that breeding can't be tined exactly right with the phases of the moon the crabs will just wait wait until the next month to breed because it it's not it's not going the moon isn't right so when the time is right the females release their eggs ax which looks kind of like a weird foamy sponge. They carry on the underside of their bodies. They release these egg sacs into the water yet again. I can't help but notice that my wonder. These animals is combined with hilarity on seeing this because in some cases the female crabs after release their eggs into like rough surf while clinging to rocks above the water. And they're trying to be careful not to fall in and when you see footage of this the way they're just frantically shaking their bodies to knock the egg sacs off dumping thousands of eggs off a cliff. I can't help but laugh. It's funny and then also sometimes they'll they'll go into the surf on a beach and you'll see them like raising their claws shaking their bodies. Get off just dumping all these eggs off into the water. I don't know it's it. It's funny to me well. By human comparisons there. There may be not great MOMS but Vira by Christmas Island Red Crab Standards Moms of the year. Yeah exactly and that this does make me. Think about the ways that we anthropomorphized. Good parenting I WANNA come back back to that in just a minute so the eggs are released into the surf and they hatch pretty much immediately. And then you've got these hatchlings crab larvae that live in the water for about a month transforming through larval stages and then they returned the shore in this seething foam of what looks like pink. Ants this is also so just astonishing to see like the original migration from the forest to the shore with the beaches and rocks covered in this surging pink. SHAG carpet of tiny millimeter size. Baby crabs and then they molt and immediately after moulting the they're committed to an air breathing life on land and they travel title inland do as their ancestors did before them in this growth from about a five millimeter baby crabs stage to adulthood usually takes about four years during which time they mostly. I tend to hide out undercover until they get big enough to fend for themselves. But yeah back to this idea about the way. We look at non human animals tinted to judge their parenting. I mean that's inherently what I was doing when I think is funny just watching the crowds. Chuck their eggs off a cliff. But it's it's like it's hilarious watching crab vigorously shake its body to knock all the eggs off and stuff but it's because we've so deeply internalised. The Brood protection and tendencies of mammals. Mammals tend to keep their offspring close and take care of them freaks for like extended periods of time while they mature. And that would make no sense for crabs to do first of all of just mechanically the case because the eggs need to hatch in the water that's what chemically and mechanically they do but also mathematically mathematically. The parents have a totally different relationship with their offspring. Mammals tend to produce in a relatively small numbers of offspring and invest a lot of energy into carrying four and protecting them. But I was trying to do a little bit of rough math about the red crabs. So let's assume there are fifty million adult red crabs on the island. And then you've got. Mated pairs and each mated pair of adult crabs produces tens of thousands of eggs of seeing a common figure of one hundred thousand eggs per female crab cited so if fifty million crabs made it and produce twenty five million eggs sponges and each of those one hundred thousand eggs in it and all those eggs eggs survived to adulthood that would be two trillion. Five hundred billion crabs now. Christmas Island is about one hundred and thirty five square kilometers. If my math that is right this means that just. After one year there would be Christmas. Island would have eighteen point five billion crabs per square kilometer. So you're saying as sake red crab mom you have to be willing to let some of those crabs go because you have the you have the the numbers on your side right. I mean it's just a totally different way of of of having a relationship between generations. Right they're going for for numbers. You know it's quantity rather than quality and it's just impossible for all those young to sustainably survive live. Even if a decent fraction of them survived. It would be ridiculous. Only a tiny fraction of them can possibly make it to adulthood in any ecologically sustainable way and so most they'd get dumped out into the water to hatch. Never make it back to shore alive. They get washed out to sea. Never Return apparently whale. Sharks migrate to the Christmas Island area to eat red crab larvae when they hatch and among those that do make it back to the beach in that in that you know foamy pink shag carpet. Could I mentioned they're obviously going to be pretty easy. Prey at that stage to you can even sometimes see. I've seen footage of this of adult red crabs just kind of shoveling claw foles of young Ed crabs into their mouths because. Hey what are the chances that these are mine is pretty slim again. It's a numbers game. Well plus it's against so many of them it's like if you make way too much key a pancake batter. You may treat yourself to a few spoonfuls better. I mean why not is there can only make so many pancakes you can make similar argument. You'd be like look if I made all of this independent cakes. Our House would be packed with pancakes. Feet high exactly but anyway it given this kind of life cycle in these kind of odds the way to be a good parent is to do exactly what the female crabs do they shake them off into the water where they've got a chance and then they call it a day. There's nothing more you can do at that point. And if somehow you were still around when they hatched and molded who knows you might just gobble them up so despite how funny it looks folks. I rebuke my instincts. I do not think that the red crabs are bad parents. I think they're awesome. Crab parents are. 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How crazy these migrations are you know when the island and can sometimes in areas become just thick with crabs that are moving from forest to shore or returning from shore to forest and this doesn't even take into consideration consideration the fact that sometimes there are multiple waves of migration during the same year? So you've got crabs going both ways one set of crabs they moved down to the shore and then there's another Trigger of the rainy season. Another set of crabs they start moving to the shore than the other ones are going home. Seeing have crabs go in this sway. Crabs go in that way there on the golf course there on the streets there in the grocery store I mean it can become quite thick with crabs on Christmas Island and yet there are people here. That's right and those people have vehicles that they also have pets. We'll get into some of those complications in a bit but just the roads you. You're talking about something like a million crabs a year crushed by road traffic on Christmas Island. But that's still only going to shake out to something like one percent of the population Shen and The dead by the way apparently swiftly cannibalize again crabs crabs are gonNA do a crabs. They're going to do no. I mentioned earlier that there's this great old British TV documentary documentary called Kingdom of crabs narrated by David attenborough from nineteen eighty eight. I think yeah that was the same year that we got John Carpenter's they live uh-huh killer clowns from outer space. The blob the remake. The really Kuwaitis remained a- as well. As of course mackin me. Well this is right up there with those. It's got so many great moments. Um and one of the best moments from it is when you're watching hundreds of crabs scuttling across appear railroad tracks and then train emerges in the background and it's barreling toward the crab crossing and the the crabs show. No sign of getting out of the way and then the train conductor starts blowing his horn at the the crabs as if that's going to deter them I guess it's like people like they stop in the road because a turtle is crossing and they honk their horn at it. I've now I've never actually honked my hornets they squirrels chipmunks but I will almost wrecked my vehicle to avoid them but I I guess that's human nature like you don't want to squish crab's unnecessarily. I mean maybe some people do. They're probably a few people on the island. Who can off on it? Well I've read that it can. It can also hurt your tires you at the people with flat tires due to the craps probably hurts trains less probably but the humans have had to put in place many steps to help the crabs cope with roads and tracks and the other ways that we have unfortunately disrupted their migration zones. I mean it's not the crabs fault right they they didn't Ask us to put a road there but railroad tracks there to do all that kind of stuff so these adaptations are pretty interesting include barriers of course around the edges of roads ing but walls around the roads to keep the crabs from walking onto the roads in these lead to sort of crab funnels that route. The crabs to specially design save save crossings seem. I have an underpass with a great on top of it or even there's even a five meter high crab bridge climb -able by crab to to help them over one stretch of road. Oh Yeah I knew. Included a picture of these in our notes. It's pretty incredible because it looks like one of the the recognizers those enemy ships in the tron movie veto. Yeah yeah that big clamp that comes down on top of you right except instead of being made out of brightly colored light. It's covered him brightly. Colored Red Crafts Right now. Interestingly enough early accounts of Christmas Island make no real mention of the Crab Hornets so you you can look at one of two ways either. It didn't occur in at least with the same all at the same level or they just forgot to mention it which seems unlikely it. Maybe they didn't witness it true too but There is a suspected link between the current levels and the the the recent levels of Of of the Red Cross population with the extinction of two species of rat that were on the island when Europeans first arrived life and And it's possible to these two species of rat may have kept the populations more in check. Okay what are these rats. All right one is called maclear clears rat or Metro Rattus McCleary and the other is the bulldog rat or rattus native. Todd us and those are just two who of only five native mammal species on Christmas Island to have been officially listed as extinct since human. Show that being both of these rats in the reason that they went extinct. It's it's probably because exotic rodents were brought in by early human colonizers or brought in I would say they just came along along with rats. Do Okay so the idea is that humans brought different kinds of rodents. Those ordinance out competed the native. Rodents but those rodents weren't as much of a competition with the red grabs. Well it it's more than just out compete as apparently like straight up kill them off with illness okay Looking at a two two thousand eight study published in one and they. They pointed out that that there seems to be a direct cause here and it seems to be disease they collected. DNA samples from the islands is now extinct native rats via late nineteenth and early Twentieth Century Museum Specimens and they attributed the extinction event here to ship jumping black rats. Bats infected with the protozoan trypanosomiasis Louisi- An organism that is related to an organism that causes sleeping sickness in humans. Indeed a native island. Rats were seen to stagger around following the arrival of the SS Hindustan in eighteen ninety nine and ended. This protozoan is is likely spread by fleas. So we have you know. It's a similar situation that we've seen with certainly with with human populations and And other organisms where an exotic variant brought in a parasite that the the the native inhabitants were simply unable to deal with now. In terms of other native Christmas Island Mammals. Others have had a tough time. As well the Christmas Island shrew is critically endangered. There's also a a particular bat. The Christmas Island PIPPA stress'll strahl. Yes thank you for for help on that one. Now it's it's quite a cute name of cute name for a bat. It's critically endangered if not outright extinct and apparently the reasoning behind that is is not completely really understood. There's also the Christmas Island Flying Fox which is another type of bat is also in decline for unknown reasons and then you have the exotic mammals also. We've already mentioned black rats. We also have House mice you have feral cats and wild dogs. No do we know what the explicit relationship between that change in the mammal populations and the surgeon crabs is the the belief is that those popular the original populations of rodents were helping to keep the population operation of crabs in check. Okay and apparently the the exotic mammals have not been able to keep their numbers in check the same in the same rate I see so. They're not adapted to to crab island right. Yeah it's it's one of those situations where again you'd see human show up in the unbalanced things. Yes now in the case of the red crabs it it would almost seem like the unbalancing made more spectacle right. Like the reason we're talking about Christmas Island is because we have this enormous surge that AH arguably might not be the same level if we had also not managed to kill off to whole species of rodents on the island true. And there's going maybe even more stuff along those lines coming up so there are actually multiple ongoing threats to the life cycle of these amazing animals. If if you care about the beauty the of the crab armies scuttling through the forests. You should care about these issues. One is climate related so there is a paper from two thousand thirteen in in global change biology called linking El Nino local rainfall and migration timing in a tropical migratory species by Alison case show on Katherine Kelly and the authors here find that species whose mating and migratory behaviours are determined by weather like the Christmas Island. Red Crab remember. It's the it's it's certain things about the beginning of the rainy season that tell them time to go to the beach inmate They they will probably be adversely affected by the way a climate change is upsetting normal weather patterns that were used to so the authors write quote. We find that the timing of the annual crab breeding migration is closely mostly related to the amount of rain that falls during a migration window period prior to potential egg release dates which is in turn related to the Southern Southern Oscillation Index and Atmospheric El Nino Southern Oscillation index as a reproduction in this species is conditional on successful migration then they don't reproduce migrate major changes in migration patterns could have detrimental consequences for the survival of the species so in other words climate change change messes around with the amount of timing of the rainfall on Christmas Island and then the crabs get the short end of the stick and could find themselves unable to use their normal migration and breeding instincts in order to produce the next generation in this could also follow on effects with the animals that depend on these migratory animals for food like the Christmas Island. Red Crab is sort of a keystone species on the island in many ways One of the things we already mentioned. Is that those whale sharks come to eat. The Christmas Masailand Red Crab Larvae in the water but another thing is as we mentioned. They maintain the state of the forest by clearing leaf litter and clearing out other plants in the undergrowth of the forest. And you know and by turning the soil right. Yeah they're errors now there is another culprit that is putting the Christmas silence. Red Crabs at risk and that is yellow crazy ant crazy ants again it's different crazy ants somewhat so we did an episode about crazy ants before but that that was focused on a completely different animal. Remain Lee talking about the raspberry crazy ant of the genus nyland diarrhea. The yellow ant is a totally different genus. It's a knockout blow Lepas purpose KwaZulu peas and these are ants with a slender body long legs and like the crazy ants genus island area there also easily recognized is by these movement patterns that give them their name. Their motion is sometimes described as frantic radic or crazy and like raspberry crazy ants. These ants can also form form what are known as super colonies which means they build separate but friendly nests which do not attack one another informed kind of web of allied halide ant armies that can easily overwhelm the habitats they spread to and so they're considered a very problematic invasive species like other crazy ants also so they spray forming acid as defensive and offensive biological weapon informative. ACID is a powerful chemical It's apparently a potent poison against land. Crabs so you can imagine a bunch of ants. Come up against one of these Christmas Island Red Crabs and the ants spray for MC acid in its is in the segment the joint so the crabs You know getting in the the leg joints and this can leave the crabs unable to move or to survive and then after the crabs die of course the ants get a feast east of crab meat and this has had a huge impact on crab populations. It's been estimated that in the last fifteen years the ants have reduced the crab populations on the island by as much it just forty percent dykes so local. Land crabs have been put severely at risk by the yellow crazy ants. Interestingly the yellow crazy ants existed on the island on for many decades I think they were introduced some time in the first half of the twentieth century I've seen estimates in the nineteen teens or twenties around then And they were on the island a long long time before they became so destructive to the land crabs beginning around the nineteen ninety s so what changed around the nineteen ninety S I was was reading. A report was put together by Parks Australia together with Latrobe University and it appears that it was only in the nineteen ninety s or so that these massive massive super colonies of yellow crazy ants began forming so what caused that change. What happened then The authors point to the emergence of a mutual tool ISM actually a a symbiotic relationship and this is a mutual is in between the yellow crazy ants and another group of insects called scale insects. haw So it's like the the the the two enemies they forged a truce and and then we're united against the forces of the crap yes So another non native species the scale insects what they do is they cling to plant stems and they suck the sap from the plants for energy and they produce a sugary waste product product from their anal pores in the process and the ants. Love this sugary poop. They go straight to the anal pores and they eat it up. So they have formed this mutual actual listrik protective relationship with the Tree Sucking Candy poopers. The scale insects suck from the trees. They produce sugary poop the yellow the yellow crazy ants eh the sugary poop and they protect the scale insects and it appears to this emerging symbiosis between the yellow crazy ants and the scale insects is related to the ants ability to form these ecologically devastating super colonies. But here's the so. Then you take the question one step back will what caused this mutual Azam them to begin in the first place The authors of this report don't know they speculate that changing rainfall patterns on Christmas Island were putting stress on trees. And this made the sap more concentrated which means it's even more sugary goodness for the scale insects and this increases the population of the scale insects WCHS which produces more delicious sugary poop for their yellow ant friends which means more and protect the scale insects which means even more scale insects. And then you get this dangerous feedback loop. It's this is all a Christmas. Island is in so many ways this wonderful look at the the the horrible cascading skating effects of colonialism of human intervention in general I mean at the macroscopic climate level and at the local invasive level like at every level. We have messed with this island and we messed with it in one way and now we're messing with it in a different way and now in fact we're GONNA keep messing with it in order to try to fix part of what we you did because the question is can anything be done to save these amazing red crabs. I mean these are is a wonderful thing to see these animals doing what they do and so I was reading an interesting article about this on the conversation in a posted in two thousand sixteen by to Latrobe University. Professors Susan Lawler and Peter Peter Green and apparently parks. Australia has been trying to do all kinds of things To help the crabs survived the crazy ants or to knock the crazy aunt super colonies back like they tried poison baiting the ants by hand but apparently this is just not an efficient solution in two thousand sixteen. They launched a new project and this was killer. WAAS like it. Tell me more so the killer wasps. They're only about two millimeters long and they're naturally found in India in South East Asia. They're called TAK hardy a famous summer villi and the author selected this tiny wasp because it attacks this pacific species of scale insect that has formed the mutualist relationship. Asian ship with the crazy ants So and the wasp is a parasite that lays its eggs in the body of the female of this one species. ABC's of scale insect which hatch into more wasps that lay more eggs in these Species of scale insects. And hopefully this will severely control the population elation of this one particular species of scale insect which is also invasive on the island and the authors note that they've had to be very cautious because they cite examples. Does that you know in the past. We've tried to introduce animals to places in the hope that they would control a pest problem but then they became a problem in their own right. They said the example sample of the cane toad in Australia which was brought in to control cane beetles but then it became. Its own kind of problem. I'm reminded of course of the old nursery around. There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. And she's forced to keep swallowing progressively larger and parasitic loss and more destructive organisms to try a and Saver until she dies at the end of the song now well the authors say so. We hope that doesn't happen. The authors claim they performed rigorous research beforehand They tested really hard to make sure this wasp would not harm other local species and they said you know. According to their tests everything seemed to check out so they introduced the wasp splint 2016 and check with the more recent news article on the Wasp control projects from two thousand eighteen. It looks like the effort is having early markers for success. The WASPS have become established. The Rangers Spreading But we'll have to wait a few more years before we see the full effect on the crab populations but I hope it works. And I hope it doesn't have any unexpected did effects lest it become island of the wasps kingdom of the loss. You don't WanNa have to think about crab island needing to be protected you WANNA think. The Crab Island is an armored claw wielding force to be reckoned with and that it you know it it can withstand anything on its own but I don't know yeah natural uh-huh populations or even unnatural populations vulnerable. Yeah I mean look at Skull Island Right. King kongs homeland. Oh I don't know anything about Papa Dynamics there for a monster island where all the giant Japanese monsters Casu That's clearly these are places that need to be protected. We don't need to go in. I'm trying to feed them with our robots is there. Is there a crab 'cause you I've never yes. There are. There are crab cage up the WAZOO. Yes nice they have their own movies. Movies sometimes yeah. Godzilla fought one. Forget its name I can. I can never remember the names of the the adversaries Baba maybe yet but yeah he found a giant crab in one episode. It was finally remember from my childhood. 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Ad-nonsense  Christmas Special 2019

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Ad-nonsense Christmas Special 2019

"Twenty nine what is addresses about. Well it's an opportunity to view review and discuss the Christmas is twenty nine hundred in the UK and see if they hit the target audits to be great and add must make sense. Sure the products feature something christmasy is most draw you in originate with you and we're okay with some emotion as well so guys. We watched a shit ton of ADS. Who are we? I let me finish niche. So guys shit ton of ads as a family and the family here. They'll be reviewing the ads today off Asli African cage injury and also me honey badger. So let's get into wait so he can. I start by saying you sounded like one of my lecturers phone os marketing fantastic which is not a good thing though many as good I I've Elta struggle the thank you. Well the point is it is Michael Gust. He sounds like I said they're really. NPR rejected. I I'm this is what I'm trying to do. It cannot always be Loosey Goosey over the course today so go is the first ad is the walker scripts add with my carrying Um So I want to give Quick Synopsis and then people just share the reaction so this is going to be long because they're about fourteen fifteen. That's going through so mariah. Sing into sings christmasy stuff since. She's not Christmas and talks about sharing and all that Chris Bologna and then she puts a bag of walkers crisps Chris and get into tug of war with an Elf because this is supposedly an adverse. She's feeling for walkers quips as she tells the of that she saw it I uh-huh says no and his back-and-forth onto she uses her legendary voice to shutter glass and his ears. So let's go up the bag. And then she eats or what she pretends to ease then offers him one Chris. Because of Christmas I knew then stolen by A Relational Mu opinion I ended up. That's basically the end of it. So let's go for you or your thoughts on this side. The ads she can do that. Yeah Okay so the first thing I thought that was the little bites was ridiculous. It's an anything exactly it. Ding convinced me that she likes. Walkers crisps. Just made She looks good. But the other thing was the same was made up slightly With a face because it didn't look a have genuine to me. See think it's my head Those are those are the only two things in terms of Christmas. It's okay this is my favorite little okay so courageously. The things said makeable. Boy Mariah is cleaner Christmas. We now know this. She's been crowned Christmas. Since so I can see why wokers hired her for this Ad. I thought it was amusing. I mean I I think I had the end but I. I didn't believe that she hit that. Crisp either I didn't think it was. That's me out so it's kind of like yeah. I understand that is more live for Shiraishi. Be Drinking Yeah exactly but is harmless. What is for African? Truthfully I you guys to give out here take advertisers advocacy seriously. Because I do like the Chris I did expect that look like level. You will be so what I saw. We'll just walk as Christopher adverts Oh interesting because implicate downgraded doesn't it. It's funny they're going back in the backseat bucket. Natural concern that privilege as keep on those and Nikonov but basically I mean I I didn't take I. It's very much. I love things that will cause. Chris has been doing before Christmas in terms of getting people on to talk about black despite goals and things like that. Yeah so that's where I take offense said because walkers crisps odds always Zeus spice. Those of us that from gardening always eats the Chris. Yes I called the eight thousand because it's under plastic such as weight loss outside. Yeah I think so. Far for my Alison Sinatra officials. She's she's GonNa Christmas. They both money into its read news specials each in the The salts one. I think with pockets of Christmas Christmas. I don't exactly what was is that like personas 'cause I've ever seen before become blankets on. 'em Brussel sprouts. She'll eat fake later token. It's like wow this is i. Don't think I'd if you don't lie but I didn't really expect anything spectacular from. It was amusing that she used You know high notes two shots glasses you can get the puck it of course and then tickets tiny bites because Bottles of wine so that original flush our system. But I mean it's not exciting is not interesting Minerals a crisp Ito that be good. I met a movables. It would be the type of fun I'd read through Diet and I find like for me it's not a crispy or neither of those. He's just just sport is just not. I found the wish eats it. Maybe if you want to go through I did watch. It was weird. It would have been better. She didn't even turn into this whole. Oh contract yes ooh I've taken my cue. Yeah anyway so we'll get your thoughts. Event Warm Yeah Okay so so i-it walkers crisps. The are no one. This is not making me. Greg sloppy game blankets. I just think it just didn't work for me. I just thought to myself this is just a waste of my time. I'm like guys get the fuck together but that's why we're so quick to go. Let's the next month this. Thank you and above that because we have other ads and you see in me describing other ads like me. I was given a tour so sometimes we get a view as what I think in that. You're listening to next one. Next one is the Iceland at this is supermarket the market in the UK. Senator Susan so you can even see where that takes you anyway. Supposed to be established with the guessing game with child. We do laugh toy and then who laugh. 'cause I'm GonNa that whole of thrown in the air by the Homeless Child Play Act. What the freezes and pencils in two Family Elsa area and a boo do they get the referee's and Chelsea Disappeared Elsa shows of her magic favorite thing about Christmas which is a special mill share together? The calmer they shows is stuffed or laugh now with the royal family with an ice on voiceover saying three words a perfect Christmas dinner in the first time for fiercer over for the the first time with the family and then there's a dementia to Google as a show of that anemic offering and also these not for two thousand L.. Like view of ice leads. So watching this generated me of the patents in marks and Spencer. Add the tears ago. Who who where? He's basically at full potential. Oh he has has Parkinson's in a mock suspension store. Yeah Mexico Spencer Christmas Paddington Exactly. Why felt with this one frozen and his frozen foods? And that's might be the tenuous Cellino and I was like okay. Might as well just say. Go Watch Disney frozen and they did at the end. I was bullshit glazed injury. I just think that Auburn's I think to yourself People are paying money so that somebody else will benefit from it. So the was on his Iceland excellent advice because I think I would have last year which was about the Another girl is called him without the wrong. The wrong tone August one was Iceland took green. Tea's Oh God yes I felt was what what have I been. have whatever feelings we have about it. I felt that was a much more impactful advertently because Allah plates but either turns virus with this risen advance. Cause some you the disease I look. Anemic that's what annoyed me. I'M GONNA be Christmas fool. You know not that I lead for. I was looking for. I don't get old up Clinton Less having less patients was things adverts mix to patients. I may go nine for me. I just I wrote here. Humble broncos Iceland frozen to feature 'cause to me it's almost like I said one Christmas is because we have business business frozen took. Yes that's what I said like Disney's very happy because you paid them no no business By the trailer for Service Service. Yeah we can't do the treadmill home. Bryce 'cause that's mission was specially for real. It was really good. Good right. Money bought the fosters that it's frozen. It's it's always been also detracted from their products was supposed to be the food. The food is good examination. Elsa from all you could go nine. I mean I'm I like McPherson and I am going to be watching for his into but just didn't it didn't make make me once the anymore any last just like okay. I rather see trailer. uh-huh why you just meet us. Didn't work okay. So the next ad. I'm one that everyone is talking about in the you can. I think it's been a bit of a damp squib but that's just me so. Let me describe it to you. There's a drug on. This is from John Lewis on which reduced so the drug with the premature ejaculation complex which she's damaging on borderline dangerous for friends and family. He had assault well a friend WHO's not a software as it could be and under four in this jerk on everyone as it continues to ruin every celebration on festival. This one doesn't Cassini and bring the jerk ward to a jungle of juggling friend blazing to Village meal with everyone occurring in fear to show that yes. He can let loose with Christmas pudding. Uncle as this dragon persist uses nostrils flight. DM Christmas put the clamp in relief. Then he closes the show With show them how much you care. Now I have done this Please guys I will have. I want to start this when he they hit this advert and I have because I think it's everything that it that denotes excluding people that notes the fact. Oh you are not considered the fact that everybody's like you and it puts it very firmly from the realm of you have to conform to certain things that who can accept you. I hated he went I. I mean I've ever about what's this thing. I immediately my buddy just say curling. When I watched sort of goes you said people are talking talking about it because I I never heard the first time I saw it was yesterday? I heard of it yesterday. What were they talking about? Exit Dragon Dan. The Giannis advertise. We can import lices. England came out and then because there's a there's a what I've watched some shows on freeview. I definitely this to be the second I suffered. And you know they're obscene. This dragon by playing with 'cause now uses was for Joe Lewis Waitress thing. They tried to monetize it by making drug. On toys not dramatize his is looking at the Microsoft surface. And he's getting all my God you're kidding and other things but what himself of jungles office video. There's a whole thing are on very cheated. folkets my so guys I didn't like it either. I thought it was dropped. The ball spectacularly. I don't even know how this go from the border. Pr People to the marketing on. Everyone went yeah. This is cool trying to obviously do what obviously see I thought was. I thought it was really bad. Really bad and if a good okay. I'll bytes let's learn the story. And let's Heasley icing leave. Useful for lighting puddings. What happened after that? Visual cues about them you can now leave. I just thought it was stupid. Also in original copy. Oh Yeah so my words here are John Lewis the drug on interest. I don't because to me is for you on the end. I was like well. That doesn't solve problems. The Pudding Wolf finished and what happens. I Manchu put it as I think. This is a mental. For addicted people getting giving back to their family. After almost destroyed their family's lives I did not have sight of any which was Joe Louis products. The music was dire. Can fact is feeling and remo might be simply this. It's almost like someone one has come on really quick destruction in your family in your community however because it's Christmas you shouldn't be UK. She'll be coming out of the. I think I think we're having the community what I feel the other. I think it's the end of that. I don't see us on communities. Try saying that the the people who are not who are like everybody else is you take drugs and strength from his just everybody else. They don't necessarily fitness. It doesn't make sense to me because if you don't fit into spaces you know. Burning down the entire dragway drugs meant to do. It's somewhat. They should have done. It's found his struggle family. Has a dragon town burned down. Do you agree with those ridable indifferent. Those end will okay. It doesn't let you have to drag them. You must be what does die. That's why couldn't find the anymore awards it's blue. What you exclusion registered? Three point. You're wanting wanted to exist. So that's why the truth is to bronze so there's one way this won't who's part of your community destroyed on this long. WHO's different distinct from you and you kind final? Four hundred pounds force them to adopt the way you're doing things. They need to find their own people but either way they miss them. I wants to pitch meeting because bloody hell. y'All y'all were busy was an album. Listen or yeah. That's the hot rod the dragged on any of it. You get to this problem with this right. According to the new I watched this based on honey last year was only came up with the reasons. Why is Christmas and I didn't understand why he did it because it doesn't advertise on this in any way apart from what because I must say what you you said those those are interesting drug completely off in another part of the driver do anything default? He doesn't like a different time period. Remember 'cause it must make sense is must should the products in most feature something christmasy. It must draw you into on resonate with you and we're okay. It was some emotion as well. Just I duNno I like it okay. So sue black people in the village I slide in to in the two thousand well shovels because we give from Charleston. John Lewis is not really featuring on my Christmas this year anyway however however there were two eminence ads so the first Minnesota is the food one separate food festival with Paddy McGuinness and Emma Willis. Yes very clear that the celebrities in the UK as intrigues us. It Christmas carnival and festival with children choristers humming an RN ooh Look to be members of the public who may not be as flatteringly leads. How will both party Adema? But look happy talking into the food and Greenwich all the free food that gives it eats so pollyanna walks through immunised. prologues dogs are comment on that tastings with potty train hard to be covering the original queen of this is not just immunise. Well this is not just why this this is Emma. Ns longer duck giving you want anyway. They described the food and their studio shots of the food with in preparation to enforce things like the criminals of the cream and then they pan out and shows it is indeed an immunise food Christmas market and they leave us. This is not just Christmas food. This is an MS ask Christmas food bias. Sadaqa reminds you of Vista no off the lights is this. I basically the. There's an outlet mall area in the Yukiko village and that's what he's talking about it anyway. I'M GONNA I. I think we should just me. I think I think that's I think that's I'm EXP- I was expects the classic monsters you know what he does. Mention with voiceover odd. I didn't like it at all. I didn't like the Party was trying to do the voice thing. I didn't like it at all. I didn't like it at all. I like dude. You said I didn't like that. They were trying to do the voice thing. I've seen people around with a Shopping bag the say this. Just food this ministry so I thought they were bringing back campaign back but done in this way. I don't think it's doesn't okay. I think marketing hat on here. And I will say that it's because MLS is trying to remove that sense of exclusivity that simple may have told for them was Eliminating of your of the public trying to have done here through which is all the other parts market. Is this the a lot of speaking where you I had like. W Eastern accent no accent bring home quote Unquote Brexit. But inside the the answer. The problem with the advent is this the one of the reasons people love Eminence food. Is that sense of lushness richness and. I'm sorry seem McGinnis stuff. His face with is one of the visit was a very attractive when gauging reason for each one to eat eminence food. I'm sorry slogan me. I understand why this is doing breath. But now you'll Mr known okay so I am biased. I love immunise and I was A. I've always been very vocal about the fact that they should. They should have brought back those types of ads when developer older loco in his talk about on this long dark nicely Straw Blah. Eighteen months wants aged ninety Vladic Blah and invest one. So the way she says it that sexiness the HUSKIES. So I've got here that I wish they had to look on. The Voice of Komo has sexiest. Precise voice bringing the tasty food porn seductive tones and amazing camera work to shore the true meaning of Christmas Doc Holliday as sensibility. Everybody else is just an excuse to eat. You get so give me on second second. I don't because I think this is the thing and I totally agree with African cage in the fact that it's about democratizing communist with Boston making it aspirational But the issue with that is. You can't be Michael. Kors on Michael's the point is one is going to actually detract from the big Michael's brand and I think the point is Marxist has been as regional. There's nothing wrong with that however the because I remember that last address were people were talking about the fact that all the MAC suspensive food how the how the joy so in two thousand eighteen that was the ad was still very every democratic by just in thinking had the lushness and it seems to me. Maximum Spencer's listen to this podcast. So the exact bring back some of the lushness with Sparkley lights on the Christmas feel and have members of the public also there but not much because I like I like the ad that is because I are bias. Not because it's a big issue because obviously the clothing lines and please other talking prophet and making money for them right now. I think there's a lot of pushback in the marketplace whereby people say oh I am I a special things. They don't immunise. All you know every single sorry for food of clues for food locate so the only people that shock. Ms For food. I consider to be middle class. Nepal middle class give more people were not that potentially come in. That's what I think but you know something Yep Sports Yeah No. 'CAUSE I was beginning to sonar work about immunise because she was in August include Christmas I was like Darlene minuscule at Christmas she was like. Oh my God me too so Demographic is for me to class so oh yeah yeah sure. Sorry you'll see is even though I think you guys are points. I don't. I never saw the older house as class-based personally you you would you down to central came from I love you know. Keiko's in America when used to watch when we went to the first time I went to New York. I've been watching. TV MTV issue actually show a odds as they're very long and in America the really like to should have full life. Magazine says that I. Am you think the Muslim the stouffer America where they would show burgers and do you students. I ever that different. That's more about the way. The food is presented Mark Suspense as seen in by some people even be more expensive than John. Lewis waitress the go-to waitress. Yeah yeah which is exactly having which is a happy with this position in markets. What must have been doing that look? We might be has expensive not as expensive as waitress but can still come to us. Even do 'cause he's like aspiration food you can afford Ilda but is it. Because they have reduced prices known Only resell anything on the buckles visits. Put Snow that is already already cutting out for Muslims market. Focus secondly if you call this do regarding from within themselves Marxism food is usually itself. It's vastly different. Yeah so within this market space within the UK market space. It is there have always been that aspirational top of tops here so advertising in America when we ever supermarkets markets potentially produce Pacific doctor before base presents. The folks within these different design democats online but there is a difference in calling also who based on what segment you are in terms of class you may not see something as being close based on to watch it. Resources Nelson is. Yeah and sometimes that is the reason why I think I'd losses also good for us. Because he actually gives us a way to actually reflect I have always seen marks Muslim Spencer's food as aspirational number. One is expensive. Nobody's spending six pounds on barbecue ribs that when you could actually go to test school. The bridges was one nine nine two pounds so our voice in which is also the lushness of the camerawork photography the even all the things that actually talking about the provenance. Those are not types of things that a lot of people that are perceived to be on the lower tier of working class. Sintra actually think are important oughtn't when they bind their fear so just certain kind no matter what he meant the more talking about the way. The food is photograph to no. No no no no no no no I shut my 'cause actually what does that mean. I didn't think of it on even on identical but from the point of view of ribs espoused. How's that as much as I didn't see it out? Yeah check your privilege single the advocacy watch them and pay to the Walks in on a recent. I sent out because I liked out yet. We'll get together. You saw your yards okay. So the next Minnesota at the jumpers on hold on. I'll say this may experience. A white woman by Christmas tree is listening to the radio. Assist jump on the table and suddenly the music conceivable yes and is jump around. That's classic that allows White middle-class dip veterans into Hippo Culture of urban been credential or how let me finish. I was a tad sceptical and then decided to see where this takes me. Maybe they'll be black people featured prominently since they look to be leveraging off the culture sims a jumper has kind of mind of his own and forces her to dance and drugs entered the street interest. President welded streets. Only one dog as audience Indians. She didn't bust out some people moves and then we punted family with the Jordan jumper infected by the jumper hip disease our plan to numerous families off his his people with you know something. And then there's some diversity symptoms of jumper hip hop dozen disease woven. Everyone then nearly all of the people. Oh I suppose supported into this quiet street with patient. Zero really gets into hippopotamus with EMINEM Jumpers so I thought it was very very much about joy jumpers. It's cold it's winter and I consider group diversity however I did note that black people so if they're looking at the culture we're not as prominently but he did seem to have a diverse. Cast that before you could just give up to give the. That's my my sister idea. Are you guys. I did have issues because I wasn't looking into that deeply also maybe because nothing. There's nothing so blatant that triggered me to think of their processing of black culture. I think that I like to because it just seemed to me Eh. Warm Happy Fun. Who can that's it I so when I first heard it what I waited for spotted my thoughts were aliko interesting. a white woman jumper. That's what I did think but by the time it goes to everyone else down saying the moves on. Even something moves impress me made me laugh. I thought it was a fun out. Personally I wrote here jumping. What is amazing and Feedback on ends. But I liked it to be honest with you. Okay so I think I started the I watch the OSBOURNES. I heard Joe Okay interesting okay interesting because I've been very much I'd blood power pods the people who are another bags. The books have been vet so So I look to that that's interesting. I wasn't sure how comfortable I felt about the use of their music within that context. Oh I thought you know something that pays off in the black community white Yes I really love. He's a white hip hop on. I wasn't wasn't anybody like afterwards. Then I realized something. which is the local diver? Seminar realized that the only person really really short that was really black spent low come out was a young black boy for me. That's good yes. We also result symbolizes of coney. That the Yamba. Yes what is young where you have a diversity of faces Boyne decided I'll show. The singular black paid. Is this little black boy who seems to be tough for some idea. Listen I cannot option for the Carmichael mice winds from the healthiest of mind. But I I was not comfortable wasn't good adverse Naito's colorful if I remove my Miami my Lens Life so wonderfully adventist potentially bias onto this if I remove move that Lens I'm still very uncomfortable. Lack of diversity in the advert bought if I do include my lesson that there's also the added layer that I feel and now it's that That is as I think Tony mentioned it's interesting of four Caucasian people to fill as the in the hip hop scene and the Dow with the people with the urban guys. But they don't really go into the world is on the fringe so I would say I liked the advert. Insofar as there was a smattering of diversity but because of the music that was used I actually wanted to see Daca. Blacker Brown offices featured more permanently. But that's primarily because of the music what I also found interesting is the fact that there were some black twitter were black petition to decided to take the ad on the air. uh-huh variety is to basically add some spice to the mayor. I did not find it particularly. I actually pretend that. I don't think that is is targeted towards me. It's not another target audience. I don't think because even the idea is okay to jumper winter. I didn't find it particularly Christmas but I just thought to myself okay. Interesting that you're doing this. We Jumpers that was just mine but I just think to my mind. I think I understand what they're trying to do mm-hmm but I do think that if you're going to feature a black umbrella offices more prominently if he's in that type of music people the perceptual. Obviously you're leveraging of the culture without actually given enough space to the people who actually meet this type of general positive. Well the question you know. The we go balance Gulags along thing you said earlier which grew which is you know who is their audience. If the people in their profiles join up do is not prominently feature people with Black and Brown people. Then of course it makes that they Homicides do watch the at sometimes because again it's an all along things on TV on no freeview keeps coming up and blocking my view on at us. That's also in what else do the research. Such Dorada shocking to me. There's a there's an actual Black woman it promptly just as much time as young black guy I take them outside. Doesn't want exactly without citing there was What I think was to mixed research swims I simply yes? That where. I'm Linda exactly that. I saw them because the reason why you said well he said I was I. Actually I saw lots of black brown okay because they had like about what about four different ones and I want to have multiple. This is just saying that's why I actually made the point of prominently minutely featured but I have not seen. This new was devastated. He just snapped. I also thought that I think there isn't chose. That song was point jump around. Ross Perot then every single jump Christmas because the Ns because of an identity never a hold on is it that the Christmasy or is it that the wintry yet because it's the difference fails though it's very okay. Okay okay you know what's right. I will take the arguments but I do think that winsor styles is Christmas in because Christmasy because most of the time if they would flakes those that was on guy a note was there are all kinds of patterns. Maybe because at my own workplaces. We'll do Christmas. Brigham Christmas jumper thing is people people. So that's what people seem to associates with Christmas. Yeah I think I had because people have to wear Christmas jumps into work looks so I could actually get that out. I didn't feel I thought I thought it was clever. Because of the point of view of Wendy mentioned before about Muslims struggling struggle with ruling. Yes out of a great. We'll be have to sell something that is clothing based crystals be so. I just thought I was far at least former bottom line from a business point of view it most sense for because that's what their business they're not in the business of food in the business of cleaning but it it difficult to me. I mean it's funny that jumper onto Christmas Song but when I saw because it was basically winter it was I thought it was a Christmassy add. ooh It's all my my favorite but I think as far as invalid nuanced views of it is just the fact that it's discount part about arrest because they'll play love in again again. I will admit what I what I watched denouncements other going to watch this as well. I don't agree disarming. Okay guys get into this one. This is the McDonald's you've got to give me time to settle because so this is a story that needs to be told is deep. Dozens is an initial young girl. We fake radio. One's APP is running up the stairs pretended to be India knocks on James. Do who I'm assuming is sister. Jenny is cool and edgy. Has she has a street sign and gruesome dosing. Keep out genitals door with the headphones on asking the goals. What's as wounded? Teenagers are wants to do the younger genital clear. India's Joe subsidises nuanced is. Let's go is not a reindeer and touch grow up little disappointed. She comes down dejected. Father sees her on Texassuperfood. T. The little outside in the snow covered garden Gordon in the cold with no coat when she's from behind by Iranian I think visited has with hypothermia and she's hardly. This needs the Code Bridge Wade into the House. To check out of presents becomes a pet. Has this the Jenny. Notices on walks in quietly intervene to suffering from a breakdown ghost is the need more ended treats the father decides to pop out to the little announces it to Jenny. Genesis is drawing. The little girl did herself genius issue. Come along the father who provides the ranger tweets and everything turns from commission to rule life. The spell is broken and also go psychosis looks to be retreating. Asked about Chris for Archie who we now see is not a reindeer put a dog with we fit. Fit Radio hones. The Father Repeats Archie Looking confused. Jelly pipes or puts on fiqh render on sticks US reindeers like mcnuggets August. Two and says don't the little girl who's dealing away. The Metro Choir intervention. That he says you know you might be right and let's go home before the other. Indicating tagline is Hashtag are a well the tagline is all you hushed window ready would they ever love it. Okay so let me start you actually take offense in every way. I think. That's a sweet story castlemed. I really liked fun because I watched again. And again I realized that really wasn't conduct like a dog right. What mission was barking was still active dog but for me because I was thinking that's a reindeer I think something wrong with the child and then when I saw what actually happened where? The Dad was abreast of the dog as reindeer then. She does kite on the imagination because she felt lonely for sister decided to to become an actual person and actually I was a sweet story. Personally I'm not sure about. Its integration with McDonnell sued pot. I thought was when they said the reindeer. Snacks guessing the new meal in Marxist Oh my Michael. McDonald's maybe it has carrots or something in it I don't know and also is good because it got selling fruits and that's great but I do see I thought that could have. I've been another company on other kinds of things the link McDonald's was weird for me but I thought the story on even going from emissions rule life was pretty good. Personally I thought it was crap I was really tenuous links gone. What can we link this to right? We do Karen because I'm reindeer treats. Let's use bats as the basis of this marketing. I thought it was. I think it was almost an afterthought I felt the beginning. I in a half bears. Go Do you WanNa do the snow man But yet maybe who runs in this frozen I didn't really like it. Yes assist You know wanting to play with this test afterwards. Little bit sweets but I just felt was link hair while they're trying to sell because ZANU Day. If you wanted to get carrots GONNA go to bloody McDonald's you go to little or you go to tesco by carrots. 'cause like what ninety p over the tiny ones that care no eight thousand nine hundred finally be weird an unbelievable thing i. I don't have those those strong feelings. More another in terms of riches. It's actually almost every idea I was go- Owns constantly never knew produced by balloon while in some of those actually my but they do sell from they sell food to sell up all this hell in the Cell Silence Up to Khameini so this is not necessary we already know that you sluggish and then let's say Donald Trump on woman finally finally. It reminded me of almost every early nineties. You know feel when apparently the bounds getting some sort of level lots of influence. The judge do some oldest Shandra scandals stephens on this debate. That's kind of what reminded me. Okay Christmas said he's gone so the reason I actually would. This snuck is primarily because what I think was sweet about a young girl what I do not like is the way the older older sister is portrayed that all who is. She doesn't want to play with her sister. And I'm just joint. Sorry if you're going to tell me about Christmas particularly when he looks like they don't have Houma maybe. The mother works the night shift. This should actually be there. Should be a closer bond and the fact that your little system wants to play reindeer Christmas Eve because that's what it looks like. You should be playing with her. It should be always. There's an opportunity to achieve so I just didn't like that because almost like Oh yeah. Teenagers Moody they don't care about the he just sends a troop that we've seen the ninety s currently. I don't see that that often I see a lot of siblings. Wanted Touchy spend time civilians. I will say the word on the doctrove exists and I know it does. But that's not what Christmas is about your I. I'm her little sister and I remember. She exteriors remember. Wanted to plead have ambushed. Bush told me to do as you say the honeys bias. Because she goes all Christmas ads have found any should be being. I know that is not really Christmas. Sixty Years Missile Cincinnati's white mice. So please I can eat is realistic. But she tasers are on. 'cause she's reminded that Oh my God don because as you said you ask them hi is not supposed to be what you realize is the fact that the let go sit outside site in the cold. She wasn't mine. According to think. This is say your concern flavor Christmas making windows like Oh my God. She's she's actually obviously. Seems much. I thought radioside Madonna initially well. It wasn't it wasn't Doug Dresser. Wait wait so anyway guys. It sits voted here. Yeah you have okay now. And what's the next odd guys. There's always it's knocking this so I'm sure up do sue is really she likes factuals. We're thinking okay. So this is the as sir. Okay guys slow. John Friend walking the dark with some bucking in the background. I'm afraid is this a horror Christmas then the child is into the house moves is good and we see an old man. GRANDPA MAY BE. I hope the JALEN grabs a king nature whispers things granddad and goes into the Washer could tools tools. Has This job killed. Granddad some stuff which looks like child's play involving jaws police and other stuff since we're going on and there was a a consumption which the child says centers something magic for when he POPs to the shops as total by Granddad is this. She live that John is sent in the cloud by Tony using how contraction and sent back down with some shining magic elitism which were imported has a massive massive magically spotty spouting up it begins spreading around the neighborhood leading to jump on the family having. It's no months head and plus coming to live. A normal house is starting to gingerbread houses. There goes because they equity so the street is filled with Christmas decorations. And a few people turn into judo where people at the bus stop. A massive bubble rolls down the street and the magic excite is not depleted to nukes disappointed. And her brother who I presume is the one who's been around the oldest time. Looks Khan and I presume. The one who's been in a spending Christmas show with her looks a bit concerned. I've seen that look before he thinks is it. Is it look. She had before she grandpa. Do not know it is ajar since to find some more magic Over her better she sleeps and says Merry Christmas. We're left hoping he survived the night. That's what I got from that. Well please what are your thoughts on the ads of all your coinstar is ridiculous to extra to yeah equity. Okay do it was whoever what did you do. So she contraptions to get Christmas magic from the sky. Don't get it there. She said that she's up. That's why thank you because I thousand quite as an alibi the magic the thing that she got magical whatever it makes everything Chrissy then she forgot to leave some for herself self then she got side about sit rather get more. I trust to think about this book days linked to the grandfather. Okay so let me tell you what I think even would be on this as we all all know products product that could son way for Kentucky but anyway the thing is I think what's happened is basically we have audience as opposed to understand. Understand that maybe GRANDPA is dead and then Grandpa told her as one of those Christmas things to make yourself happy on three people happy. Go get Christmas Magic Geyer. I could threaten the point is there will be no magic for herself because she wants Grandpa back and her brother sees misery. Oh have pain and then bro. Yeah that's what it seems to be Is that then. He goes for her. Obviously by anguishing her America's missiles give ever sweet dreams of a time which was her grandfather. That's what I can take from being a bleeding heart but no I'm snarky bitch. So that's the reason I I saw the story on that I didn't like her. I watched I could just blunderbuss after us into into the short sharing but Christmas through letterbox. Own exactly writing. Christmas jets Puzzle House into gingerbread. I'm Dan Noble People. Thank you all atwitter. The ideal spreading dismiss Jake would see the dope because Silva Silva was there was there. I go boo running response stands at forty thousand things. I I think I was so confused by. I was confused by the United States. I mean again I I do. Social is about it just writing. Much Chad because Cheryl bubble. You know I think the wedding a big MUTT His that was run out. But as because as you said that about crops thank you really really weird and also. I just didn't like the kind of horror vibes in the beginning. There's a dog barking. I said your GRANDPA addresses everywhere. She takes the opposition says things granddad she just seemed very obviously my imagination on wires to okay so the next added the Aug add now is biased towards August because as a kid. That's me was basically the book that I I'm out I serve one just got next year but I have snuck so modern leafs through on August catalog. I think next year well okay. Room and sees in many drum kit circled with hardships as my face is included. Seems this is a Christmas gift. He shot once wants as it. Contemplates is featured is bank accounts. He finds himself on a mini drum. Kit US plane. The lights come on the catch US boiling as he bounced drum. He proceeds to play the breakfast club. Moves on by simple minds. Don't you forget about me and a big ASS. TV is showing the band and civic into arms as keeps playing along to the song long as house transforms the fridge. Oprah's provides dry ice for the kitchen. Concert performance and kitchen transforms inconspicuous flying houses. Small fees and Kissing Unicom slippers making making the way down the stairs and see the man's daughter. What did you mean hope? An amusement as the concept of life in kitchen then everything flips the house disappears always see other draw are the says says on him on the Minnetonka to the spotlight on daughter. As lifted into the air she slides down the bannister landowners most onslaught starts on her many drunk Trump said kid. It's the father. Does some complicated drumming with which is a mix and Drumskin won't plan and it's not competing and prominent unison and they're both transported to the front of a Chord concert audience on which a stage prop by washing machines and teddy bear dives into the audience. Mosh pit and serves the crowd. There's a crescendo as audience applause on the camera pans to the artist Catalogue Catalogue as the book of Dreams. Christmas Guide Twenty nineteen. Okay Okay I was not. That was correct is correct as this one. This is my favorite art. No no no. I'm because fucking Becker. Add this because of the three. I mentioned that already had a previous relationship with the dramatic. The Guy who's a drummer is called on my body. And he's in this band called fight star and I use tonight five-star trying to his band. I regret Oh my God oh my God autosomal in this ad then. The girl is called ninety ninety. Bushel and someone had set video on instagram. Because she has. She has got an integral risk. She basically just drums drums onto Nevada. She's very good so I was over God and of course I love the song digit. Forget about me by simple compromised so to me. This is the perfect recipe. Even date was our guest. I thought they did really well. And I really enjoyed this is for me was woefully in Michigan. In the beginning what is should and the circling as reformer kids. Smooth through right. That's the first first thing I love the fact that they just did not use my dishes from there to Rome. Get the father drumming the dots. Holly explain I loved Ah Song because the Christmas visits no no but it just it all but I won't lie to you right. My only criticism bolted up. It's Christmas yeah it's not. I can imagine that in the summer I can imagine that in February I can imagine October. It's like the Cat Breeds AG with the Monkey. Plame feel it's not Christmasy out but I liked the ideal that I just think it's still because he it was it so I really can't really say much about care. That's okay so yeah. Now what's what's the bills. Knock when I first saw this as good. Oh my God is he was down because it was how this this could cost like by. My Dad was going on then. I settled down undecided. Hockey Nestle Way and just went. Okay I understand this ad it makes sense to me because as a kid. That's what I did Monkey Valentine's backlog so the parents can actually see what I want. I Not Bites Anyway What's interesting is that the products into those The mini drum kids but also other products like Fridges like Kettles Sir. Aren't all the things that's true so I did like that. I totally agree with you. This could have been at any point in time. He didn't feel Christmas to me. But what I love about. It is the fact that it shows a family. Yes do something together at is also firmly the Muslim Because he's Asian. She's black she could be adopted or it could be any way shape or form of the moment. Exactly Khobar old. We try to anybody and what I liked about the fact that you can actually see that this looks like what a modern family look like. I really really like Saad Buds. I agree it's not Chris Mooney dozens and I thought it was thinking after this of Coffee Tame Nico million last whatever is okay. But YOU'RE GONNA have to work is okay. This is in. It is the best school ad guys. I do not care if I listened to the honey. This is way too much smoke. But don't okay okay. Alright right by by the Nazis plane. We see test school home delivery van. The delivery driver gives us some exposition. Yeah this is the last delivery before Christmas someone without bloodied UK. Attention is hanging up some Christmas bulbs industry-drawers Van and Causes Electrical effect as supposed vanderbilt was driving at eighty miles per hour. He was I'm basically goes Luma's portal allow back to the future. We know for a fact that speed on this vast becomes a sixty miles per hour. So was the heck the valorising Dickensian England van automatically or was those automatically popcorn food and the little rascals Arago moffit just held themselves goods without asking like what Dickens yes he s he says. What if this was the last delivery whether so much stuff in the van? The kids say it's a there's a it's from the future. How do they know? And that's thank you go. The van der Ministers writes another dimension looks to be the nineteen late nineteen forties were delivered for with Churchill. I asked again. It was a lot of delivery the oldest fucking food arrived in the nineteenth at a rave as he walks through people become food anita asking and the most into the seventies to share a couple of Brown people as opposed. ooh ooh thank you featuring. As how'd you do some feature to share a couple of Brown people I suppose and in the eighties and back against other random times. He will make an appearance on Bullseye on eighty sometimes ninety two games you mix. It's into the president without delivering to his last customer. That in Queens. Yeah I just thought I would just gloss over ninety but remember. He had one delivery person so I was like Without without delivering respondent customer. WHO's probably gonNA totally miserable Christmas Way? Mrs Magnificent Christmas bread with his family. This is because we're showing that they'd been delivering Christmas seven from from his over one hundred years did you. So this is just goes video of the W. says this is what you get. It's bullshit I think the way that does busy day you lever watching at actually was test hours like this and the thing is they lie. 'cause notorious this is carrying the food is well presented Walsh's why the NBA decorated tree. Government is inspired the Dallas Suave Suave. Suave did anyway take kids and they are in the wake of some dairy Christmasy. I think well that's nice of you. Just because something the job I do find him. Great Soon Churchhill England. Sixers thank you anyway so all of that was very fascinating to me what I was hoping it was going through but why with who else. Yes so much food where they can. Then I mean you can get your sense. Because he knew you that he was probably. I don't know I has any called. Muslims view joined the back to the food on his table was read read. But I will say something okay. Was this Christmas Eve With someone else neighbor delay was he was running at. Yes actually you know what. What is your rules? It is Christmas house. Work TESCO food hold on yes. Ads most mix sense short the product just something Christmas in resonates we welcome. It was some emotion anger as an emotion LaSalle so technically wrestling toxic waste. We get to the next one. I love my hair. Ok Well God we'll donahue awesome so TESCO's closest competitor that's breathe is is because we've been doing this connected discredits it's one test them saints. This burberry said hold my tender. That's what happened. It was so what is interesting about this. Also the centuries has been doing this for one hundred fifty years is just as one hundred years was it was like the young whippersnapper. Something called Nicholas the sweep okay. It almost as a voice over in England so somebody comes in times starts with the manager of children workers. I usually do I remember today's the day Jim us we that was basically child abuse. Okay let's move on quickly as rich and the child abuse buster. What by Mr Mr Saints Breeze? Who should is fantastic parties of Christmas Turkey? The criminal exotic delicacies at should look on in fascination amusements on hunger and woman. Working on the store smiles at one of the kids who I presume is Nicholas was back the absolute auto body job the KID's schools a couple of just misses Sainsbury's one of the WHO Falls Nicholas picks this up on probably to return it and it's called Pogo. WHO's on focus? Governments need the proper raised him in the streets as a thief as Nicholas protesters innocence. These baneful blood. People Industry Co. for him to be put the Dungeon Obama's mich so father crispy one of the people in the street forgets himself scripts with silence as Thomas apologized recovering bodies forever. There is criminal justice in St Events Mississippi thoughtful. She's photogenic. Charter abuser different sucking on our oranges no point intended as I said it's so disappointing as some people are just rotten. Martin Mrs Looks Outrage our Party. Call Siberia land when it was freezing. Almost death he chicken wing by Mrs as restored person is innocent assist. I know I know. Let's get you somewhere safe as she gives them a sackful of oranges she tells him she has given this to him as she wants to do something special for Christmas Niklas. This has an intense look and says miss something I need to do next. Shot is Nicholas Three. Pity like superheroes into the dock to the often age. I'm assuming this is basically the truth. He put an orange in the socks over out over the bed in the morning. The kids run out of the children's e- joy and discovering an orange for everyone agriculture is incensed at received a lump of coal and not saying is on the not list. The kids points to him allow and shellfish get back to work unfortunately the origin after power walkouts running streets origins of shop lookie please also looks off into the distance with Little Nicholas in a record. Possibly freezing in the snow as he walks in red hat was a number of reindeer to give the no no no to give us the origin of Seneca's. I Father Christmas will you. Whereas redcoats red hat's turns to the camera if awesome how dots heels Choi You Santa Claus has he would be what is older than he wants? Radio so that's the origin story. There's also as we say again. When she has saints will give some vision that she wanted to do something special? My Word is so so. I'm happy that you guys like this team is what is the burglaries feel. I am sorry. Yeah he looks like I love. I still fantastic tacit. Because it was so well done that quality of two swelled on the writing. That guy does much to carry goes. I think I think it was very well done. I like the bus of the originals. Closer Sir now my the things I would say is that's due west since with food there but a lot of oranges I have to say I don't even easy take your time. Dream is the cancellation. Maybe the oranges in the beginning. Maybe also I think you're marketing thing I'd go Christmasy I think Nichols feels Christmas. I can well. It is Christmas to me. It's what I like was the end. There was a well. This is how we think this was. I liked the Juki of like this is just story. I found a lot of people. Come into under the video. That will commute is going to be there and take some shopping without without paying and say well. It is Christmas Christmas or wherever the crop that she said that. Oh well you have to do something special. Because this isn't I know you have to onset something that I thought it was the case I I saw ducks do a scene. That seems we was. The woman is a woman saves me. Mr Saint was demonstrating. I presume easing consensual breeze. She is GonNa be there another well. I agree that a lot of these you said but I think for me. The most interesting interesting bit was writing was interested was way she wants taking in the drive bys on notice Newton inside of the cart. It said zoo editor. Jerry should zero I wrote it up because it could cause all donkey is very funny putting their grain specs. Okay the the issue of this whole thing because technically is caused by years I will become many. Are you all over for the primary and Cosby. It was me is ridiculous but our laid everything they loved. It doesn't look like okay and so this is really the trees and the register. Nelson Nicos isn't the guy was off dodger. I in his rutter so like we have police twist and we have the lesser and like before we again because the bus. It is a story really by bus but anyway joyous yeah all right okay. I was at first I was like what is it. Nicholas Nicholas Nicholas Nickleby or the Swiss. Oh ooh that Nicholas was okay. It was okay. Because what is the rats. That's down from Americares telling you now. Everybody says bucket was okay so the next one is ody so that it's up for you. So as usual with all the calving the carrot they have to do the fucking murder Kossovo also because amount chits yes so the after the fucking moon three ads we started the launch. Kevin is captured on title. What else do it seems? The Brussels spots having a revolution and look into having does and I look with Kevin to lose off the Reindeer Russell. The head routes in charge throws a tomato at Kevin who have also been in Tommy Tommy. Brazil bathrooms time Kevin and undiminished escape Kevin his Robbie Williams and such puts on a show in the circus as sings. Let me entertain you insane. You some silly lyrics with sprouts festive et CETERA. As a Christmas meal is arranged around this massive table which adds as Kevin Stage the fuel vegetable realization onions and Kevin and his family which which is a wishes everyone in merry Christmas. Well if we can get past because on the other side Connah's from L. D. you'll see the good one starring Kevin the count as has the ringmaster and as the limb that you come into me catch up as drives in the tomato. The Chris Feast is displayed in all. Its glory glasses. Professor Plum perfectly roasted Turkey. Iran display butternut in Turkey. A beautiful picture of the Brussels sprouts testing become bids but the men's pies etc.. Nausea analogous no distractions. Focus on the food. The wine and drinks at also got the same treatment. Focus was on the products and the camera camera angles and lighting with the musical world together. So as to which the first one. I didn't think he was awesome Robin Williams. I thought it was jacqueline from what was in that thing. I think Commissioner Booth Shock Mars which he wants. What's in that show? Maybe you'd like to where the only thing you hugh Jackman show called Sherman. Yes yes you found music. So that's I mean you might have thought maybe just. Maybe he signed got zone knowing Russians Song is because Robin Williams deal out to promotes Christmas album cover. Okay so the the first I ask that honey describe where they wanNA feed Kevin to the rain day when we first started this inaugural podcast when we I had the pleasure of. I've been introduced to Kevin the carrots that was his mission was to be fed to the reindeer. Don't know to be resume writing on it was eaten by the reindeer was yeah 'cause he was banned reindeer the life and they look at you. Give the radio okay. So he's got to clarify of. Oh it but I also for me the best bit with blinders off is trying. I understand that okay. I mean the sprouted going out of business I it was Brown exactly how Kevin is twenty four percent. Yeah Yes yes Sorry changed I mean your fucking GonNa catch up to catch up because the a hole. It'll bring must've stage like you said the little car around has called luggage Babies so yeah I mean but he has changed Kevin. I'm sorry Kevin Love averaging mumps only thing I said is kind of an the partly partner with the points shows goodson priceless Christmas simple. Other as you're the smaller ads were more Christmasy. Must see a more in line with the prize Interesting but the main one was entertaining the poems Kevin Change see where he goes next year mode Another year another Kevin Car ads. Yeah talk to my mind is not a bad I just hit Kevin. The car title like my vegetables wound is humanize. If the fact is you think you you know having to fight on so the next. Okay so I as-as is the Amazon. Now I'm not going to waste my timeline Saint Etienne parts well talking about except to say that is the same as the last few few years using the box using music. Talking boxes and Amazon Amazon logistics to make an ad will moving things on his police. Okay but what I am going to say is the end of the with. What's interesting to me because it seems that Amazon delivery person was just so joyful that thank this year will? She gets Christmas family because the amount of joy on that woman's face I thought that was real good. So this is what I- reanimator folk folk song. I need you right yet. That's number one. Since for some message number to see what happens. The Real Amazon thinking about what the real workers I got. You don't get your money. You don't need anything from needed so Wednesday the I need you you you what you need each other. We need each other. I've done it. I'm sure all those you the issue which actually Japan this biggest issue for me was those so the song she was it goes review for. The box is out there. I know all the different ships the leap senior living yet. That's what I what African Lipson there I and was I'd have to look like different ship lips Sausalito. Let Yeah. I mean the average employee I can think he was just returned to the by the outgoing. It keeps the Act Kid trunks where they live to get Because it started really usually on the side of the ones that don't have Amazon Brandon. Some of them she keeps them. But you have to win the morning so it doesn't make any sense for you to catch it Basel what Transport Concert for the true message Amazon is that you can buy anything you want on them. And for Christmas was president needs as a job by Amazon workers. Rights them seeing the family. And you shall get your sheet by Christmas very sorry. I don't have a promise. You take your delivery with ours so everything else is up to you. You wanted these way for hours. I was GONNA say this. You know everybody talks about the right. hustles absorb in Amazon's workers rights and the obligation Amazon has but we as we walked by. Yes from if we if we you put it we keep our money and actually keep all. This is what we want to change. That also GonNa Change. That's what all that was on his face now. God knows I had issues the Dow still by should for MOMS. We don't change others already. Tell me I need do you. I used to be the companies I hold them in and so he can show me TV show so basically the last ad is by Apple. It's very interesting to me. So hold on just get into it so young female siblings fight on the way to the airport. Possibly to see family in another state in America taken. The press is trying to The kids with an IPAD in the car to get to the airport Jump pats on the siblings of fighting over if the red light should be on off off. The moment asked the Daddy. If he's got the ipad supposedly he has done. Some Moose for the kids to watch seems this did the trick. Kids a quiet of the whole plane ride as the the movies. The kids fall asleep. Or wake up by the Disney each Grandad Grandad is recently believed whole family. Miss Grandma and institutional the kids use the ipads make an eye movie for Granddad dead about his life with grandma on the family. I appreciate the I'd I was moved by it however I feel the first parts to do work for thank you very much soon. The whole I know that I don't have a child and I do not see these like pin two children. We don't know how it's like the parents in this type of technological article climate. I don't know but I had the real issue with the parents is using the IPAD. The bandage basically keep the kids quiets the distract them Okita of every night. He will spare exactly you know a child abuse auctions communication. Don't hit your sister or don't have light book. Yeah it was basically. Do you have the IPAD like what so. How long does this last for just giving them the ipod? I also the behaviors to change. Because obviously they need to be distracted from fighting the nation they should exactly. I'm beyond the fighting on new the fact that a lot of friends with children. He's using this device as as a tool due to remove parts of Parents Wendy. I'm glad you said that because what I wanted to see if you agree with me is that that is actually it it is I mean parents about this like listen. It's just easier and I agree that before. It's don't have the child the funding now. Don't get between. Trump would ask you then pass what injured put on their IPADS and the what they want to watch without demand to deal with the children are busy. Issue advocates is yes sweets. Father Humanity comes together. I'd be like you know who doesn't get by Woodrow Zone died and we're loving each other and stuff like that well. My biggest issue is that I am morally opposed to using devices to raise children out. Because I will get. You don't have any children so I don't know how many I do have children because it was that I don't know why why why it's quite a judo book. Why can't you draw something? Why can't you have wasn't just sleep? Okay was from Faucet drew about fall asleep. We'll we'll see it's interesting. 'cause I driving through that behavioral Ajaria. Just be more impactful. If it was Dick Communicated as a family and then children are made to show how easy not easy. So how how easy to use the IPOD. These kids district again did that for now. But they're trying to ask is a device that So many different things but what I don't like is the fact that it is. No I don't think I should be doubling down on the fact that people are using the ipads s. two parents that even though even though parents are doing that's I know but that is not what you want to be supposed to be. Let's see the Arab Christmas. No because the points okay. I think the first part of the odd is realistic. Yes by Kennedy Laos else. I must say he's right. Let's listen is realistic. The popped up. I have an issue with is. That's apple in my opinion saying that's okay. We know that parents using this as a third parents writes. I posit the parents in this family. So what we're going to do is give scenario. We think is going to happen. which isn't true? We're the kids who I use a wide being given this ipods to to to be kept quiet or to shut up I'm not that Emotionally grow grow much mature is what has bullshits is because when parents give children the IPAD shut them up during give them the ipod an open up. I'm moving you open up a shop on. I know the open up Netflix. spotify or game. Yeah that's what they actually do. And that way you'll be paying wonder pounds in the next week because it's what those things transaction whatever awesome Augustine for me to approve writing what actually happens. They were realistic in the beginning. And it just wants to allow allowed to land because people as you know as people we generally tend to want to do the easiest thing of course. I think what they're trying to say. Is that okay. The easiest thing you've been doing but maybe you should trump give your children the opportunity when they're being distracted by but to maybe more ideological issue with it because it's not that the parents are opening up especially in two hundred off their back. That's never consolidate this bill. I think we're failing to realize. Oh that's okay. I'll just going to as we children love. I love young children becoming a lot more mature younger age because of the way that they are actually technology now of course because grandma died and let me see how grump has been tranquillity. The house was kind of tense. So why did they behave. While they believe that point we had to listen. Edinburgh Eh from each other children are children okay. So we're going to be children. I'm not saying that Peres. Actually going idea aggravated Superior parental occurrence of actually consider. The GRANDPA grandma died of those things. They're again they're putting a badly by us. The IPAD now is there a chocolate chewing up. You have been watching the video vhs. Video I'm surprised play. Thank you because I remember 'cause member of of what. What exactly they were like? What the heck is surprising out to? VHS Biju let's let's in that you not drew five yelled elda. Tenure used to you so that they could have pictures because they do the others well they might create something. Radio created not sophisticated grunt right on Crete lined up. But I think there is a chance that I think those are realistic. Not physically emotionally wealth. The the emotion that's going on in that space okay. So did your your boy. I disagree with I've seen kids been given devices on I do is social media the redoubt Litas game that whatever it is that a plane. 'cause I think right now. The one crushing ruled out there certain things that he'd do. I know what their ipad them all the time. What's he that he should never yet? Your Dad Sumitomo's Donald that issue that they will be busy trying to play the couching on all stuff that we don't have time to Seattle advice. I believe as but it's depends where literally given to them and taking me back from them so that device the device I can understand us because okay you have. You gotten tired of APPs download music I think okay. What else can I do? Stay in the in the on the plane even even on on the table. Yeah to me I wrote here was elongated with to see bipolar. All right my pro. No so firmly fights when I realize we get in because you know this conversation used to be had by parents television so it makes you wonder myself that is it that a majority also realize the concept because I watch TV. He didn't destroy my life and destroy my brothers. Okay hold on he. He had once they sugary true. And you had to behave in the car you move from radio to TV but was what I needed the device. We're not saying that what might offer won't be debut as president took a lot more likely. It was their device. I can see where he was simply spared by TV. Yes so I think there was a song I do. We have to. Yes yes I understand that but what I'm trying to say that it's a false equivalent because you cannot TV everywhere and your children still had other forms of entertainment this this often. I think the IPAD Be Okay. TV can be books to come off the side of things but we listen to think that because present distraught cut as opposed to educate their children that it is not being used in the do. Now I listen I play. Now's Sedova I'm asking us to also be a well because I do everything you said. I fully a room. But you also need to consider that'll that aspect where worried we discussion about technology in our lives human being done with Arab affect our children here and again west. Forgive on revision of not having having choked up here. We've only been children did with us when we have children that were facing. Some of US may have exposition Sir Children and we also expect to experience right so obviously the ever to my mind. I think what we just need to be cognizant of the fact that it depends on what type of society want to be exactly so. That's how I was looking tons of phones onto this even sears. That's the whole discussion. Okay guys now that was done. We've gone through all of these. Could you tell me what your top hop to. Adverts will start with. African Katich was the advent of the ones that we reviewed. I don't like any of them but I will go with very carefully Okay it over to the number one number two number two. I think I will have to go with walkers crisps. I think I like I said Seeds doesn't have whatever so we. I kinda like that. I think my number one and this is GonNa be a bit of interesting. What is actually going to face? Free advert can it simply because of that exciting game. 'cause that made me what what I said. So that's really the for but I had already publish absorb NASA mobile number two. I got to number two the jump around mocks. It's not meant to be here so you'll number two unalienable one. What's to jump around? Okay number one. The Aug add drama grow perfect. What's number two? I want you to number one model number two. Okay okay interesting so my number two is much specis food. Ask because 'cause my Christmas gift a Muslim spots I am always biased in favor of mock Spencer's and the fact that this Luli bringing back to who who is not just it is a menace. Then number one is the August ad. Okay so guys. Thank you very much for listen for listening the reason we always do this. Just because it's almost like a snapshot of Society Particular Point In time in terms of what is interesting for Christmas. This was a bit more brainiac key and esoteric than our previous wants. That's because I'm trying to bring more structure some happy to get any feedback. If you guys go if you guys go look. It should be more chaotic. You guys just go alpha leather fitting back. I'm happy to listen. I'm not on board while. Listen so I don't know if I should say by so if I shoot. Let's start with day. G please civil vital fabulous Indians look good African cage uh-huh.

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"Merry Bougie Christmas"

The Bellas Podcast

34:48 min | 10 months ago

"Merry Bougie Christmas"

"Still filling that holiday stress I know I am but onyx and rose can help. It's a premium. CBD Brand that we love here at the Bellas podcast ask. It helps in times of stress anxiety or pain. And we've got a special deal so the Bella army can try onyx and rose products for yourselves and save fifteen eighteen percent off visit onyx and rose dot com slash Bellas and use the Code Bellas at checkout remember. You must be eighteen or older and and live in the United States to take advantage of this offer again. That's onyx and rose dot com slash bellas to learn more about their full selection of CBD Oils Capsules Bliss Bombs Bat bombs and pet products. And be sure to use the Code Bellas at checkout to save fifteen percents off your purchase. Tojo Ho welcome back to the ballast podcast. Yes Merry Christmas. I hope you all have had an amazing morning because we are about to give you the Bellas Christmas best show. Yes and Brian is here to host a hilarious edition of everyone's once-favourite game show male brains all right here. We go happy holidays as Bella Army. I'm breathing and I'm Nicole and this is the bell is podcast. Make sure to check those stockings because the Bellas are going to tell you about their worst gifts and their best S. gifts plus so much more and that means it's time for opening up so let's pop battle all all right everyone so we are opening up with some cups. Oh Christmas which is SOM Yummy. Bailey's with hot cocoa whipped cream on top. That's right it is Christmas this in your cup. It's literally Christmas. Spirit in your car. Sorry try to help you. I don't yeah and you didn't but you guys can you believe it's Christmas Day Eh. Oh my goodness I hope all of you are wearing all of your Christmas gifts and you got everything that you all wanted and more. How Fun is it when you wake up Christmas morning? I mean it always just has a different like smell in the air and it's always crisp and beautiful and happy. I don't know what it is. Yeah and it's funny because you you know because I'm a mom that's right drink Christmas for me is so different now because before it used to be like Brian I would have this really cute intimate time under the tree and we'd sleep in really late will now you wake up early and to see Birdie sprint to. The tree is the cutest thing in the world. It's like I could see why parents go crazy on. Christmas is because it's the reaction your child gives low. So you mean you're going back on your debate a few weeks ago. No what I'm saying I could see doesn't mean my kid got any like she got her Santa Gaffe which she got her. Masha Schaumburg Bicycle. But it's weird. How Different Christmases with kids? They make it that magical like I believe in Santa even no I put out the sand again if they make me believe in Santa and the whole magic of Christmas now we always leave a gift under the tree for Jesus because I do believe the reason for the season is is his birthday and y you know him being born but it is really cute to see what kids bring the Christmas. I agree but someone who doesn't have kids. I I love waking up in the morning and still running to the tree and seeing what Santa brought me what did you get. I don't know we'll have to figure that out later. Oh that means. It wasn't good Ed. If she's not talent not true. Actually I would love to see Nicole run to the tree. That would probably be my favorite thing to see you. I'm guessing a little red slip of course or you ran naked tree. I was GONNA say I usually run naked. No of course I had my red robot Red Robe Cup of Christmas. I'm ready to go look it less. I'm hosting dinner tonight. So let the cooking began bright and early. Well I have a question for you. Actually 'cause I like you've gotten way more gifts in your lifetime than I have. has there ever been a Christmas gift. You've gone from like either loved one or family member that was so bad but you had to put on that fake face of like you lovin it. Yeah so one time I got beautiful. I mean they were gorgeous. High Hills Open toed would they were so not me. They were fully sink. Winds purple and pink They had a sling back open. Toe Gray Hill and I was just Kinda like 'cause I knew they were so expensive but in my head I was like I don't ever WanNa wear these And I do my Gosh. I love of course and I've worn them a few times because of the meaning of them. You know what I mean and it made that person. Happy I just was like Gosh. She's were so much money. I just was thinking of what I did with that money or something else. I could have got a sack bad a little bit bad is it. It is a little bad but that's okay. I one time got this really horrible purse. It was made out of yarn and I think take it shut it and it was kind of black and Brown but the whole thing was mad at yarn and when you looked at it I was like okay I could see that so me and cute but then when I put it on I'm like Oh my God. I wore it to make that person happy at the time and woodshed all over my clothes and I was like I just have to pretend like I left the Senate Hotel Room. Actually you gave me a really bad gift one time. Don't even tell me. The skull sweater does goal sweater. You guys my sister literally got me. I remember even John Thinking Gene. Like what is this. It was a sweater with a mean school on it. Not like trendy or cute it looked mean and I'm like okay one. I don't wear school by the way that's what it was like. Two hundred bucks. Yeah made it even more like wow I literally I forgot I just give it to goodwill when I moved us a few months ago I Mike Mike. How was the still in my closet? When I walked into adorable boutique the girl who was working was wearing it and our little brawl at was showing lean with her leather pants and hills? Just one hundred pounds. She looked so cute and edgy. And I was like because I know and when you choose was playing that night at all she had like barely makeup on I think she had her hair and like a cute little messy bun but I one thing I noticed notice and this is someone who is being observant that when you were traveling a lot at that time you're wearing these leather leggings a lot and your boots and I was like. Oh that's so cute for Nicole. Doron traveling it gives a little edge. But she's traveling so it's comfy whatever bitch. I know this goal was so bad. Trust me I don't mind rocking rocking skulls. That was a no boy. No school okay. Now that I got put on the spot. Let's talk about the best gifts we've ever gotten. ooh I've I've got a lot of really amazing gifts. When these gorgeous Louis Vitton boots they went up to my knees waste? Oh Heaven when do you get like the Mission Beach Beach House. That was a really good gift to But I'm trying to think I actually. We'll say this. This was my favorite Christmas gift. It always stands out in my head but what it came after is actually funny so maybe the best gift then into the worst. I was in eighth grade and all I wanted or seventh grade. All I wanted was a guitar. That's all I ask assed Santa. which at the time I knew my parents and I got a guitar ran out? My stocking was on my guitar. No freaking way like I can't believe all of this and then I was like still have a guitar and I also and was like yes. Can I get lessons or like no unless you work for it and also I don't know because crooked drugs. He played the guitar. And I'm like wait. What why did you give me a guitar? So it was one of those things. It was like the greatest gift I ever got but the nothing came with it so became decor. Thank you mom and dad that I remember that remember the whole and then I remember. I started teaching myself songs on on your guitar. And then when I turned eighteen or nineteen I went and got lessons but then I've got a little busy. Let's go back to Christmas mishap. But when Jason I thought we saw Santa and the reindeer I was in second grade and he was in pre K.. And we swore the the reindeer's were on our roof. I claim that I saw them. He heard them right. We heard them then. We ran in the kitchen and I swore I saw Santa isn't the tree but that's amazing isn't about imagination. Like I think it's so funny how you and I like. We would not let anyone tell. Jj that Santa was fake. Oh you and I wanted to keep register. People that magic for him forever. I don't know about threatening people but Union will probably give you a Wedgie if you like that kind of threat do you still there. Is someone constantly all over my twitter feed and my agp. That keeps asking me if I gave you a Wedgie and if I do give you a Geez. Gosh it's perver- pretournament probably have issues another major block on that. I mean if you're asking to see your feet or give us wedgies issues. Well if you think I'm being cruel I'm not couple. Christmas has been honest. Meles girl I don't thinks thinks about the feet but wedgies that's a little weird to me but everyone so I'm really excited socially to see everyone's Christmas plans ends are artem and I are hosting the family for dinner and my new house tonight. We are cooking dinner. I'm GonNa make sure that everyone gets glass. Rose as they walked through the door and we're just going to sing Christmas carols and have a Mariel time. What can you tell everyone how Buji it's GonNa be defined boosy when it comes to this? Guy's all call Homey boozy. It's so unfair. Feels like I have to dress up for your Christmas. You should. It's Jesus's birthday dress up. No actually see. I don't believe that I just thought it'd be nice. Three loves coming in jeans big sweatshirt and boots her thanksgiving outfit. It's a Christmas outfit every year. I love that it's yeah comfy. Your sister thrown a red lip blackadder. I put on a nice dress and come on over the last thing. What's up four? Second Walk I know. That's why it really. I'd love to just come barefooted in my jeans and just my sweater but that's what's so much fun about holidays is the fashion you get it bring into. I have to dress up all the time. It's fun for me to dress down. I I'm going to dress like a glam drummer boy. So that I am get him be very fashionable. So Oh you all will stare judge and wish. Can I dress like Oliver. Twist just look good for you. Christmas Nicole gift for me. Well thank you all right. Everyone so as we wrap up opening up we just want to wish you all a very very merry Christmas. Everyone a very safe holiday and don't forget to journal Journal. I hope you all are keeping up with your journaling. We are still doing that. journaling challenge and just write down your memories of two thousand eighteen. Write down your goals inspire inspire yourself. Motivate yourself release Lecco and plan a manifest journaling is all about and I think to what's important is to think how you felt belt last Christmas compared to this Christmas night. That's something good to write down because it's kind of Nice to have a timeframe and be like wow last Christmas I was in this place and now I'm in this place and you know the one thing that everyone says that helps you to start to kind of get to your goals and make those wishes into reality is to really be honest with yourself. And so that's why right down all your honest thoughts about yourself from last year to this year. Write that down in your journal. No one else has to see it just just you but I think it'd be kind of neat for you to just see the difference. I agree and you know what breed and though it's Christmas and it's all about being jolly just because I'm in a jolly mood doesn't mean I'm not ready to debate you. Sister because next step is matched by the week but first quick break okay. Bella Army Christmas is here. Which means a lot of you are probably coziness using up with your family hot cocoa hand? Or maybe you're sitting by the fire catching up on the Bellas. Meanwhile the over here sipping my forcing matic. I always need a strong strong cup of coffee in the morning. To keep up with Birdie and lately I've been so grateful to have my mushroom coffee with lion's Mane. It wakes me up without giving me that jittery feeling. Well that's because all of forcing Are made with the magic mushroom. That's right there. Made with functional mushrooms. Not The magical kind and adapt aginst to give you mental clarity thirty and support your house and for all of you. That are cozying up with that. How cocoa they also make mushroom hot cocoa which I have absolutely been loving this winter? And if you're thinking mushroom Ashram hot cocoa sound strange. Don't worry none of the drinks actually tastes like mushrooms. You just get to reap benefits exactly and right now. We got a special special offer for the Bella Army. Get fifteen percent off your forcing matic purchase. Just go to forcing matic dot com slash bells or use Discount Code Bellas at checkout. That's Ford F.. A. U. R. SL GM AT DOT COM Slash Bellas Discount Code Bellas for fifteen fifteen percent off your purchase. Happy Holidays all right Bella Army so each week we you pick a topic to debate and then we leave it up to our listeners to vote on instagram. Who won the debate? That's right so Nikki and I already kind of started debating about this and opening up but we're bringing needed here right now to match up of the week Christmas dinner. Should you be laid back in chill or dressed up and fancy and I'm sure all of you Komo guests who is debating on what to I am. Of course they dress up in fancy brees says laid back and chill and if you are new to our podcast each of us have thirty seconds to make an opening statement for our side of the issue and then we have two minutes for final arguments. free-for-all okay WHO's going I. I'll go first. Oh Wow okay. Let me put on the clock. Ready set go okay. So why are you have to be dressed up in VNC as one. It's respectful in to to like holidays only happened so many times of the year. And that's just a chance and not only you could do it for yourself but for others you get dressed up. It makes the events more refine it makes them more special. Plus I feel like if you're attending someone's party it shows respect in a way that they did so much work on putting together this amazing party or this amazing using dinner that something that you could show respect back to show that you put effort into getting ready yourself that way too quick way more to say okay. Well you could save of it for the two minutes. It's my turn so start the clock. I feel like Christmas is all about being with the family and I feel like being with family and close friends. You don't have to dress up. It is so nice for everyone to come over to your house and just relax a true. You want people to come into your home and not feel uncomfortable comfortable and like Oh. I'm going to touch this. Need to be nice or this. You WanNa come over and filled cozy and comfortable and I'll be on when you have kids a lasting you want to do is get them dressed up. It's so nice to have them wear whatever they want. Whatever you want everyone's go start okay first of all you have all Christmas morning into be chill and relax lounge around only have all year to dress up that that's actually not true for majority leader? I dress up all okay. I enjoy enjoy so I'll just dress up for happy hour. It's my personality. It's what I love to do but I feel like we only have these type. We have Christmas. We have New Year's Eve possibly some people for Thanksgiving is giving men Hanukkah and whatever else you celebrate really those are the only actual holidays that you actually get dressed up you go to church do nicely enters. Make people feel uncomfortable. It's not true it's Brian. I'm serving my dinner on China. The last thing I wanna do is pull out my Nana's China that's one hundred years old and have a girl and a sweatshirt and eggs eating off. I don't wear but I would be nice boots but this is my thing is that where's Birdie GonNa sit. We'll sermon have another table format. I honestly don't understand what's the like why you wouldn't want to enjoy Jesus's birthday. Your sister's cooking the rain. She's going to be opening up a nice bottle arosa. I just think it makes it more fun. It makes things more special. It doesn't make things more we're special at all. I actually found this morning so special just being in. PJ's watching my daughter. You do that on the daily and I guess for me close. Don't make things feel not special special or more special and actually when I'm feeling the most comfortable I'm actually enjoying life more so I I like. There are definitely times to dress your fancy event but when it's someone hosting a dinner at their house I think it's crazy it's crazy Ashley proven fact that people feel better about themselves. And I'm I'm the same way when you do things for yourself addressing up getting your eyebrows done putting on a little love wearing like skinny jeans and a sweater you you have the opportunity to dress up all year long. Think a majority of women in the world they don't get that opportunity they go to work eight five they come home the price for their ties up. Whatever no don't get away with that earlier you are? That's not right it is right okay anyway. This is very this is a big passion actually actually because of it. I'm GONNA wear sweater to Christmas dinner tonight. Ugly sweater to go and I'm a light it on. Fire the mini walked. I have one of those. I've laid off sweaters so I'm GonNa wear white off your China but you guys is. Please let us know who won this debate Had Dry stories. Let us know. Yeah I know I know the Bell Army out there. Everyone's GonNa want to be dressed up in fancy which by the way is not Buji everyone so ignore my sister who's Ye. BG Christmas. Mary Bucci Christmas. Oh my Gosh anyways is now. It's time for one of our favorite segments dear Bellas welcome back to our segment dear Bellas where we give Bella style advice to our listeners because who needs Abbey when you have to balance that's right and here's Today's question. Let me start off with room. I love it. I love it Bella Anyway I just listened to the question to Stacey asked out and I was just wondering too young to eat all the Mexican dishes not just going to not ask but you know and Rusel. They are really too many things that You Know Ma- mix makes for the holidays especially Christmas. I was just curious if y'all like to you. He's I ever made it before. Thank you ladies. I love your wonderful holiday. Oh my goodness Brady gift. Some Competition Rain Room. That's Nagy by the way. Yeah okay we know by the way she gave us recover your money so yes I mean Brie and I love Mexican Akin Food I have to say I love Manu though. Now I've to save for the holidays. Though for Christmas. We usually do tamales the night before on Christmas. Leave and we actually. There's a place here in Phoenix. It's called the Tamale store owned mall. Doors they make homemade and And Brian and I because ever Renaud's like Brian's pretty much be again Do Vegetarian here and there so they vegan ones and Vegetarian there like award winning but we bring him that tradition Russian. We also bring in our Italian tradition of Pasta and so. It's Kinda neat. Because I think the holidays you always go to what you grew up eating and to what you know. It's like that's just what the holidays make you feel like home and so I always like you see in our households the mix of Italian and Mexican which is a lot of calories salaries. But it's a lot of deliciousness one plate and I feel like we always have done Christmas dinner though very Thanksgiving ask. I don't know what it is but and I love Turkey mashed potatoes and gravy. My last couple of Christmases haven't been that now in like a homemade pasta. Oh yeah that's right. So tamales was last. Sure I guess I have actually haven't spent. Yeah and by the way the Tamale store for all the zone is out there even though you think I'm online they're pumpkin. Pie Tamale is. It's ridiculous but I haven't done maneuver yet for Christmas. So that's a very good idea is very Mexican traditional holidays so we might have to bre- three you're GONNA have to learn how to cook a girl I'm GonNa do it and it'll be on my youtube channel CHEF BREE I but it'll be easy but I'll have to military one is I think pork gets in there. Yeah I'll do like a a veggie style one which I'll make really really yummy but you know what I'm doing for the first time. What are you homemade apple pie? ooh Good for you I will. I'll say this isn't considered a Mexican tradition but it's like my sister's tradition and it's very Mexican and some people are always like well. This is interesting but everybody likes that. Can She's right in Mexican cheese rice. It's my favorite thing. I look forward to every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's so good and you know what I love about it. It's amazing with Thanksgiving or Christmas. Dinner dinner with some salsa. Especially if it's been Niro but you're making a use of course the next day though you use it as a chip dip and it can be served cold with hot sauce us all my God. What is my favorite thing? I'm GonNa do that on our youtube channel and blow chef haven't done. I haven't any ad I'll do it. It's Nicole's host tradition. I look forward to. It's very yummy. Well thank you so much for your question and I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas and Bella Army if you want a chance to hear from Romas anything from relationships to business life to mom life or whatever else you want advice on give us a call at eight three three q bellas well you. It's time for Bray. Hope you got your thinking cap on. And he stopped drinking that Bailey's Annabella brains as always Bella brains is hosted by my hubby. WWe superstar Daniel Bryan. Thank you BRIANNA. Glad to be back for another edition of Bella Brains hilarious weekly game show hosted by yours. Truly we're one twin leaves the room while I see other some questions and we keep score to see who has the stronger bell brain. That's right and we're keeping track of who wins each week and the first one to five wins gets a bottle of DOM perignon paid for by the loser. User and the current score is two to four Brenna lead. That's right you might be the loser today and get some down all right. We'll win that bottle if dom let's find out it's time for Bella brains Bella Brains Bello brains all right. Who's leaving the room? I I feel like Ali the room and she doesn't see the big smile my face when I get all three right right Nicole are. Are you ready. I'm ready for this edition. Abella brains I'm going to ask you questions about New Year's okay. First question in the island nation of cure body is the country that celebrates New Year's I which ocean is it in tonight land. You only get one guess ocean because I was Gonna say see Atlantic. It's an Asian one. Isn't it Pacific the Pacific. That's what I was. I was thinking I was thinking in my head. Pacific Orlando like Pacific Pacific Standard Time. No way they go first anyways. I was about say the Baltic seeks. I'm like Oh Yep pressurises Celebrate way before us all right second question home which country invented fireworks. How many guesses three three America England Ireland China China? Yeah they invent gunpowder to Sh- which was the precursor to fireworks man all right man over to Alfred to. It's not looking good. Okay Shaking Yup okay final question. What's the name of the imaginary line and that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole and marks the change of one day to the next for example on one side of this line? It's one day and on the next set of the other day talking about. I remember this from school. I remember those lines But I'm so don't remember the name. Can I get a hint. Lined is in the name as about-face mean stupid. I mean it's better than nothing and you only get one. Guess now. You can have three for this. Well it's not a hemisphere linus. No it's not hemisphere line And also line in a what I duNno although line. Al Teo L. TA that. I'm like totally guessing the word lines in it. Yeah do on another hand. Yeah really hard. So it's three words. Would you hear these three words like all three words. Words are regular words that you would hear Gosh maybe what the initials timeline yeah ideal. ID L. something dayline may be idle. dayline it is that international dateline. Oh my Gosh Nicole wow so really breaches needs to answer one. So if she says Pacific Ocean. I'm apt yeah. She knows China invented true but she might say that. Yeah all all right. I'M GONNA go get bree all right. Brian Simi with the questions. Let me win the series for this week's edition Abella developments. We're GONNA be talking about New Year's okay. I can do it okay. The Island Nation of Kiribati is the country that celebrates New Year's I. Which Ocean is it in you get one guess and when you say ocean if I wanted to say see that's on an ocean? My brain rain today. Know what you're thinking twin brain but no I mean no sh our tech Wow what a bad answer that was. I didn't know if it was like I don't even know. Where were you thinking of the Baltic we got? And that's what I was thinking over by rushers. Yeah that's where you think it would start rate. How they answer? It's the Pacific But what you guys have to realize in wraps around like when you go from California to Japan right. Japan is ahead of us. Time wise right. Oh I know I was thinking what did I just. I was just thinking anything over. There would be before the Pacific. It was GONNA save right. 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Audio Vault - Christmas Animated Specials

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Audio Vault - Christmas Animated Specials

"ILLO and December a couple years ago guys. Sit down down and we discussed the Christmas topics. And since we're all bound recycling bits we're going to release those a couple of days this week. So if you're not listened to these please enjoy if you have listened to him again and here's some classic audio from your friends. At how many. and Oh. By the way near Christmas happy Hanukkah Happy Kwanzaa and don't forget festivus a holiday for the rest of his love. You that security it. I was just trying trying to think you used a piece last week. No get on with your crotchet Closing now merry Christmas to help. I have to make a Christmas and I have no idea what it is or how to do it. So that's super. Yeah I know all about Christmas and I have just the book for You Christmas for Village Idiots. It's all spelled out. See Step one decorate the health to talking by the fireplace. Step three the Christmas Eve. What's the four? That's the Christmas tree. The tree goes inside the house. He knows his name already. He's he's got a shiny knows Chinese ain't even say glow okay. Rudolph Phone Power It happened band. You've been who say that the small group three sizes that day and then the true meaning of Christmas came through and the founder strike through And boy are you stupid. Charlie Brown Charlie Brown is a blockhead but he did get a nice tree. What's going on here? How many how many how many how many one one two three four five six seven nine curry would I get to on? Hello everyone and welcome to new episode of how many your podcast all about pop culture with four guys discussing stuff. I am wondering. Hose just Jesse Jackson and joining me. Tonight is mature could junior and Scott. Yes and So tonight Scott's pick this topic perfect. I knew I was such a virgin yet. It says his is because on taught my intro to look production pass three or four episodes asserts scouts joined interning and he's on probation so I feel pretty good feel pretty i. I'm I like the chemistry and talk about things that they'll talk about very often not get to have these kind of discussions with your significant. The other there's some things we dig up no but it's it's always joke about him. He and his wife are always occupied with that. You know marital activity. And you're listening to this. Bob Sticking himself who you go into more detail and we have really enjoyed you joining our little band of merry men and so excited to see What topic so I? It's really good time and I think that my topic is going to be production value whites setting the Tamara way to seasonal nice season. Okay so what we're going to talk about is a Christmas TV special all right okay. The special that was made just for television. I do have some criteria material. Okay my criteria this. It has to be a stand along part of Siri. Not Part of a series of Christmas psyched episode. Thank you can't do like an Andy Williams GonNa besides for and also it's also animated. I wanted animated like one of my favorites. Is the Big Bang One. The Big Bang Christmas special the first time that was amazing and so there are specific like the w. k. r. p. Thanksgiving episodes God's God is my witness Syracuse Fly. The Simpsons have tons of Christmas specific. Family Guy we're not counting those right. We're not gonNA count a series descent and there are there have been as of late night. The last eight nine ten years serious series series of Christmas specials. Of like they'll put out one and it was a success. Oh let's put out a follow up to a recent one now with this is pixar with els. They called him standing deliver Laurentian crowd wise anyway. Yeah until they did the one and it was successful so they put out another one. I'm not counting those. I WanNA count some that. Were just but also your Cabbie outs have me concerned because some of the more famous ones could be considered part of a series right. I I think I know where you're going. But we're we're talking easily decades between the original and something they put out like. Oh Hey like a train can stop motion. Little ormer boy off Air Snow Independence. Yes my I guess we'll peanuts. I'm worried about Charlie for. Ah I think we'll be fine and I do want to get a sound like the old man in the group since I am this guy. All there is there is to me. I this is gonNA sound like senator but there is a little sadness to me that you can buy a Charlie Brown Christmas on DVD. And you wanted any damn time you want instead of having away so you're writing. That was such a special night was a special night. Like oh I'm going to get to see this and Alvin Amazon. Yeah you can watch it on Netflix. You can have the DVD's yes. So yes I I and I find myself sometimes. I don't even even watch it when it's on. TV Now PUCCI SON Does make us watch around Christmas. Every Christmas seve is tradition. Like we have to see that I have bought it on demand. Will it somewhere you know to watch this. He the Force up on Halloween. And they just I think him in. Mary will watch a Hocus POCUS. The original on Halloween often if they're hanging together but no it's SORTA which movie right. Yeah with. So this is a great topic. very untimely since we are in the holiday season. Ethically as we're recording this. But you know aww Christmas specials that we grew up with like anyways such hit films into high following the same for yes we are so once yes I learned that. Could they be in the mood at the cycling so okay. Holiday Anna mandate national all right so so I'll start well. Let me let me throw more. Caveat is I WANNA get your opinion on this. It's a whole subgroup. The the muppets. We want to include the mother part as he sees is it was part of a TV series and it was his live. Action is live action action. So that's why I wanted to get your. I wouldn't count okay. I would counter. You whip helping weapons. I would go with. I'm I'm thinking of John. Denver guest starring with them up. In some of the old days Christmas I would lean toward county. It looks like Bob is voted on. Ah That's okay though because there's one I'm thinking specifically that is connected enough to the muppets that I wanna make sure it's on the list. Okay all right so so. It's fine term start. I am going to say I'M GONNA Wall I. I guess I'm I think there was David. Just throw out tons of Christmas specials and so I've got to think true. I'm thinking of animated Christmas Hall of fame. Who may have to get talk? I'm going to go tim. I am GonNa go ten also more specifically because of your caveats. I think it will be harder to get into this list. With the deep as the conditions that apply to I was also thinking around him. But I'll go twelve. Okay I was going to go fifteen. I've read the list but I still okay. See the numbers are okay. Sounds get on well. Let's just let's start off with a a a home run as. Let's talk a Charlie Brown Christmas Matt Allen set the genre degree him. It was the second huge huge Christmas special because it came out in sixty six sixty five I think it was December but the one. We'll all spoil it but there was one came out the year before that's similarly big but I think you're right that that one is the one that over time every year everybody. Well if you've ever been the music especially a when you talk about the you know you see. They're making a documentary in Charles Schultz said you know a couple of things one. We have to have the passage from the Bible at Luke you you know. We have to use children's voices as the actors and I WanNa jazz score and none of those things that happen in fact act if you read the story that never say thank y all they could get as dolley Madison sponsored. They really did end so now. When you think about it and you know as a kid felt like it was forever? It was such a long story then as you watched it like nope the music really. I mean I remember Luster Romney. Yeah Raleigh I remember. I think it was probably like ninety ninety one. When I first saw the soundtrack on CD eighty of that and it's like you know I've been watching it since I was a kid? Just it was so cool like wow I can actually own that music and all night. He said there listening. It just takes you back to new kid. Style factor. Yeah the team is like a Linus and Lucy is one of the most favored. It's the Charlie Brown and the NFL. I love that so absolutely. I think this is a gold standard. It is knee. Beat me TAT. Lack of I know you. Your concern is that there were follow ups to it and it had there was a Pena's right but the but it came after the cartoon after the special and and the the follow up Christmas things the first one that came out It came out and never seen again. That came out several years later. Never seen again and it became one of these things that you could get it for two dollars at big lots staying at a gas station. I get rich mobile. You go to mobile you gotta fill up and you can get S. for two dollars with no. Did you ever see that was called. What's Kwanza Franklin? Okay so okay. So we'RE GONNA we're all in on all in and for transition purposes since I mentioned it earlier the one that was the year before four. That was kind of the first big. TV special would be Rudolph Sixty Four. That was the first rankin bass nation. We'll stop action yet tags. Yeah but that one still. That's right up there I would. I would think I didn't want to jump angry. And a few episodes a couple months ago we talked about. I share that. I'm not a big Seth McFarland Fan. I don't find his comedy Eh funny. His moral science fiction his version of Star Trek is really funny. And they haven't seen they watch Rudolph and their version of the Klingons like it if he had not had the shiny knows he would not say in January. So I'll guess Oh absolutely a watches watches condos kid the other reindeer were so frigging me battling awful and the dad even San Jose the whole okay. Thank silver and gold and Berl gradients. Okay so let's let's go through our list here and this is the list. I pulled from the the wikipedia. These best for media radius is the friend of how many official delete it off my list that I print adopt because of the fact that they can meet the criteria. Okay so the first we have. Ah below the balloon ticks Christmas without a Santa Claus without a clause nine thousand nine hundred ninety six not familiar with talents. But that's not not to be confused with the year without not okay. He's with the balloon. Ticks Namur the balloon. You have kids younger a younger than mine. So you may have seen some of these that one past me that would be right in the wheelhouse of a friend of mine. Had the idea of discussing this with within last night he said well. Can you come up with how many times it's been shown to define now. I don't know that you'd be able to find how many times most the most often you'll at least for a baseline it should be whatever. Your came out more than likely. It's probably been on every year and if it hasn't been definitely fling right. Hopefully it doesn't make the rotation when it comes to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day that I can recall right okay okay. BC Christmas special special cartoon VC. I do I have not seen that. I haven't I would like to see. I am familiar with it. I did see it came out in nineteen a one now your graduate. I was about eleven ten or eleven I went through pretty hardcore. BC phase had a little paperbacks and stuff tuft Beetle Bailey NBC p.. One Yeah but you don't recall the Christmas now seeing it into lots doc about the wheel and some guy going with beard hanging. Do not let the bear who slept through Christmas. Nineteen seventy-three seventy three. Tom Smothers or Dick Smothers. Not Hawk Tom. Tom's mother one of those one of the smothers brothers was. Here's the voice of Ted e bear. That was never this one but I remember seeing it when I was a kid. Despair and Dick Smothers the name. Oh Bob Porno title as it had the wisdom of Tommy smothers already. Johnson Barbara Feldon with narration by Casey Police cast in special of the Great. They're scared when I if I remember correctly ellas characters interesting teddy bear bear. Does this one account no. I liked it when I was a kid. But now all right Barry Stein Bears Christmas Smith Street. I I vaguely remember that one was that. Say Seventy nine now I would have bet a million bucks beristain. Bears did not observe Christmas assignments more of the Hanukkah. Was this good. No I would not count like I said I'm being hard on me. I totally concur. Okay a chipmunk. Christmas nineteen eighty one. Have the In Borough Berger produced by Bagdasarian productions Ross Bagdasarian Shutting Enterprises Jones. Did the Asong Song makes it. Sounds like the fifties and it's A. It's a hard line staple every Christmas time with the headline Christmas carols. Now no not that. But they will all get the The helium filter on their voices to all get together and do the treatment. But I guess not. We're GONNA give. We should before and I cut this out. We should do how many great Christmas songs it would be a good one December. Okay okay so chipmunk Christmas out okay. Christopher the Christmas Tree Nineteen Ninety Four. I'm not familiar with you. Know we may not get the double digits on this all the good ones from the sixties and Seventies. Okay now this is one that I remember specifically I it really hits because it's my favorite Christmas story. That is out. They probably called my favorite book out. There was a Christmas Carol from Nineteen seventy-one And it was a thirty minute episode. See if I can find the thing but it was a maiden yeah animated with no no. It's it's full animated cartoon cartoon version and I saw on a Saturday afternoon. You know at Christmas time one afternoon after cartoons Over you know they used to show on Channel Four they even have these like historical cartoons. Serious is coming things like this and what I thought was always great. Was Alastair Sim reprises his role as evidence or scrooge is he was in. Yeah he was the movie yeah and he reprises his role as long time after the movie. Yes yes really been held once again and whereas new we're going to do. I think would be Christmas songs and Christmas. Movies are Christmas versions of Christmas Carol. Oh sing me I can talk. I'm just GONNA count the rich little one makes me anyway. So that's for for me to say yes because if I see on TV. It's a stop down for me but it doesn't you know we're going to give it to Scott. We're going to give you the exemption you're gonNA give you. I thought you we're going to say like What was the movie that Jim Carey just had an animated put the Grill Christmas? Carol Carol move but that's not a specialist not a special yet. You're it's a movie okay. Christmas every day from nineteen ninety six not familiar. Now See Christmas in town from nineteen eighty eighty eight scatter town town album. See this we should all know at claymation. Christmas celebration Nineteen eighty-seven missile so the California raising. Okay so remember that one. I don't remember being that great wrec recognizable. It's recognizable has some some great songs. Yeah it's more for the music than anything and seeing the California raisins with the little has heard it through the chimney. Ah So is that a yes. We'll give it a yes just to try and get the double digits okay. Family Family Circus Christmas from nine thousand. Nine hundred seventy nine. I like family circus but I don't remember. Don't remember that I. Am Now wanting. An animated version of samples is coming to town with the Bruce springsteen song. That's that'd be good. Somebody needs to make that video. Get on about okay. Drop tunes a Garfield Christmas. That sounds from. I think this one. They made the Christmas Tech. Yeah it was successful in that spawned in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty eight Garfield cartoon which Great Mark Avenir who is a very well-known writer executive producer and wrote that so I will give Garfield and Karl Ios. He's a the doorman right. I will say yes to okay. We'll get out okay. This one I think we all know still shows grandma got run over by a reindeer and yes I'm counts but okay now I won't argue with the team okay. How the grinch stole Christmas? This must all famer how Murray saved Christmas. I don't know who Marie is and I don't. I don't know what he did to say Christmas. But it's how Murray saved now's Meyer non. I Don t worry denies twenty. Four eighty groups are Amari the little rascals Christmas special from seventy nine live action or animated really Meyer. Now the littlest angel from nineteen sixty nine. I vaguely remember that. Yeah take us. I was not born yet. I read a little little angel member being a it was on a few years in a row and I wash it because I was kind of enthralled destroy destroy read the book and everything you know but again. I'm not gonNA throw myself on a sort of this. This angel does not get its wing. Mr Magoo's Christmas was Carol. Yes yes yeah. Count that although I have personally traumatic experience related to that name but we'll we'll just we'll just move on. We'll just can't Schafer's angry Christmas special. Yeah that's good neither just in junior high got labeled able with that nickname Mr Magoo as lead. You look like Mr Magoo. No I ask Clinton I'd not. We'll we'll get the therapist. We'll we'll talk if you haven't ever done it if you can go out there and search the dark web you can find Mr Magoo. You can missing porn. I'm not kidding. It's actually it's not porn so much as it is It's stuff that they made for fun and But in perennials not. No no no this is like actual like twenty minute fifteen minute and you know long episodes with what's his name Mr Magoo back Thurston. How where and he would come on and he just would cost like a sailor and he would just suber body and blue you know research and they would show these things? Everybody believes in Hollywood parties. So look for that stuff when you're out by the way this is going to become a authorized nickname going forward for Bob. I'm that's exactly why they kept your mouth shut. Yeah okay the night. The animals talked from nineteen seventy. I do remember that one but I would do not remember that one simple Noel. No well from Nineteen ninety-two. No K The nuttiest nutcracker from ninety nine nutcracker funny funny name but now okay try this one all of the other reindeer trooper us the drew Carey one that has kind of become a recent cent. Yes and it's last show every year. Yeah I would count that one okay though all of the other reindeer all all of the The reindeer she woke him up. Make you explain that we serve arose such a clatter. Yes all right online adventures of Ozzie. The Elf ninety seven like a segue to me. Uh Sharon the Pink Panther in a pink Christmas nineteen seventy eight as popular as he was. You know I did enjoy the cartoon themselves. In retrospect I should have scrapped listening. We did have the cartoon RAGGEDY ANN and Andy. The greatest. Santa Claus WAAS capability. Thank you I was worried about that. One now. Santa Bear's high flying adventure from eighty seven. New This is interesting. Santa and the three bears nineteen seventy ended up replacing. Goldilocks going into the basic gist of you know I think Santa comes and eats all the porridge. Nothing comes in. Goes down the chimney H their food and then they mall Neko Y.. And it turns into a in that movie. Oh the river. I liked doc from Christmas. Based on a real Guy Snowden Christmas nine hundred ninety nine the it. It's like relegated to some island Samarium idea. The smell rooms must be Christmas gift himself. Vob can't I can't even control is trying to get eighty snow us. Sorry Bob me to do that. I mentioned those Martha Stewart of Christmas. Nineteen nineteen and fifty three woods and all the the spirit of Christmas appears. They've been a short like the movie or something. See if it can find it on conceiving gala on Youtube or something. Let's see see what our friends on the WIKI. How can that Christmas TV special rupaul performed by marionettes it first aired in nineteen fifty eight minutes close? Weekend at Bernie's Christmas special it dramatizes visit from Saint Nicholas Witches Santa Claus and and the nineteen fifties. Td Christmas classic and says okay showed in the sixty s as well aired multiple times per businesses without commercial interruptions Russians except for opening and closing remarks by your telephone company. Oh so as part of an APP Promo these. Does anybody recall this ever being shown on during the holidays Eh. It's crazy because I think shown cornet Tom Highway so ignat weekend at Santa Claus Amazon. Now this one just thrown in there because to me. It's it's you know if Charlie Brown is the the the the Golden Bell all of Christmas specials. This is the worst one I've ever seen in my life. The Star Wars holiday. Chris Oh yeah yes but I see it's not really animated. It's got animation in it and is that considered part of a series. Wasn't there pertain going on at that time. Now for C.. He threw it is considered anthony. s right in the worst. Like Thomas Wilson would count that one but right and and there is a like Sally Froth in the Comic Strip like her husband. Always that's tradition. They have to watch it and it's else again. I'm going to because it's so bad. The stingiest man in town nineteen seventy-eight animated version. Not I know this the only because it's a Christmas carol so it's a it's an alternate version of a Christmas. Carol basically yes. I thought you were in a Christmas special stingiest man in town this come from. Good you're all WANna of not true law. I don't smell attacks. The Story of Santa Claus Nineteen Ninety. Eight now I'm the biggest philanthropy in through her. The what the tiny tree from nineteen seventy five doesn't even have a link on the wicked trolls Christmas. Sing along patrol lease or the troll. He's a little crazy here. I didn't know they they have again the link twas the night before Christmas nineteen seventy seven. Rankin Bass I remember the accounts of boy that breaks the clock. Yes Okay Eh. The rankin Bass ones hard to keep them off a very merry cricket from one thousand nine hundred seventy three other but discount cell phone plan sponsors of that one is this Jiminy Cricket I. It's not a takeoff. No it is. It's another rankin Bass went remember correctly. Definitely but it's It doesn't even have a length though but yeah from what I remember of it. It's out it's out up on the house top from ninety into anyone familiar with. You're not which is a beaujolais how many you don't know what the only certain ones will stand the test of time exactly able to get down to modern times view. TV watching the safe. If a wish for wings that work in that one met one of the early versions of thunder road there was wheels are weighing. Thank you know I am. I bet you guys know this one and let me find the thing you just may not. I'm sure you've followed the cartoon or the cartoon but the the Comic Strip children's Book by Berkeley breathed breath. Tony Absolute County based on the opus. Opus the penguin and his dream for a wish for wings that wherever I am counting bloom county it is just. I've never seen it but insulin accounts another one that you wanted to add. It is really good. I I will give you build a bill to cats in all myself. Gosh yes yes all right right and he he goes through on the list. Okay sorry go on without yes okay. a wish that changed Christmas from Nineteen nineteen. ninety-two not not familiar at all. No yes Virginia. There is a Santa Claus from nineteen seventy four hiring member that one. I liked it declares every year won't big waste obviously on the letter that was written to the Sun Times as so sometimes what it was. Yeah where the the editor writes back to girl saying just Virginia. There is a Santa Claus in this whole all based on the fictional. Probably sounds like we're gonNA count that he's on a higher you guys you youngsters I will give it the exemption. I'm not familiar with it but okay back. It sounds like accounts. This one found kind of odd but ziggys gift. I do remember Ziggy Ziggy. pot-smoking always kind of hudsell kings ziggy. ZIGGY UNCIVIL poll. I so smoking pot for him. Talking to Bob Marley's dark web for millions zippy zippy. A thank you ziggys a little Chubby guy. Boris I balled and unchecked are doing yes or no now all smoking weed than the that would be a heck of a high flying the red nosed reindeer Ottoman automatic. We discuss that when if you're coming in go back to the Muslim. The cricket on the hearth nineteen sixties and there's a lot of cricket themed now officials from other Rankin Bass okay. We'll call now the little drummer boy from Seattle. Yes yes you got to go without one. Yes washed it. All the time did get to a point where it's like being hit of the ahead joint sayings and taken version of the Little Hummer boy which came s greatness frosty the snowman from six automatic a- although it did spawn frosties New Year will actually frosty returns yet. It was exactly it was the sequel does not make just Santa Claus is coming into town via subsidies Aguinaga taking the stairs kid. I thought that was the true origin. The kringle the been taken by the toy family. That's all Burger Meister. Meister Berg Right. Twas the night before Christmas from one thousand nine hundred seventy four familiar familiar with that one anybody. Yeah I think didn't We have that one on their earlier. I thought that was Let's see Yes we did your correct okay as I remember this one This adult ED remiss was The little girl sick and all she he wants is a a Christmas story. That's you want Christmas book. And so they have rights. The and I you know the visit from Saint Nick for his sick daughter Yes so I doubled dipped on there as well double dip so all right the year without a Santa Claus. Oh yes that's that is my personal favorite of all of them because that's the one with the heat miser and the snow miser. Here's somebody how many bioterrorists going on there and their mother was mother nature nature. Yeah that one was cool. Yeah that was greatness okay Also rankin bass the the first Christmas. The story of the first Christmas Snow Seventy five to my first cruise gave me my last Oscarsson frosties. Winter Wonderland seventy six came around like eight years later. I was blown on The little drummer boy book to he got he got a new set of drums drummer boy. Electric boogie joint to Nestor. The long eared Christmas Donkey Belus though is pretty a big one but Defer I would count it. I'm going to say I would say now I've seen it several times but now it's dusty master. I missed Archie Jack Frost from nineteen seventy nine other. That's that's when Franken best was losing their fastball. Yeah they they were kind of on only the edge of Rankin and bass. We're really involved that much anymore. Do you want to give a nettle. I'm familiar with that one. I would give it a now. Okay all right. I'm throwing this one and only because of the name of Rudolf and frosties Christmas July. Now what I do remember that one. A seventy nine an off cycle on off cycle on. It's like let's try and capitalize you know Pinocchio Christmas and eighty. I'm just now leprechaun's Christmas gold eighty-one Leprechaun's so it was a pairing of old old Saint Patrick's Day in Christmas. We're going to bring them together. Cats and dogs the life and adventures of Santa Claus from eighty five now Santa Baby Two thousand and one take of the song now I think would be very uncomfortable. Animated version of that. 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From the Vault: Christmas Island Crabs, Part 2

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From the Vault: Christmas Island Crabs, Part 2

"Hey everybody do you brush for two minutes every day. It doesn't sound like long be might be surprised to find out how many people are not brushing for the dentist. Recommended amount of time and a lot of them are figuring out because they are using the sleek new Gleam Electric toothbrush which times them plus its sleek and elegant not bulky like other electric toothbrushes start brushing better better with the affordable gleam electric toothbrush and get free shipping on every order on gleam dot com slash stuff to blow your mind that's g. l. e. e. m. dot com slash stuff to blow your mind or available at Walmart. Everybody did you know that the air inside of our homes is five times more polluted than outdoor air. 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It's seeing these some of these marvelous creatures firsthand so that was delightful and then hopefully it will hear all new stories with reentering these. This episode was originally titled Christmas Island. Crabs part two Colon Decca Decca pod. y'All I believe it was so hold still while the claw closes around and you welcome to stuff to blow your mind from how stuff works DOT com. Hey welcome to stuff to blow your mind. My name is Robert Lamm Joe McCormick and its giant. Crabs time. That's right we are continuing our exploration of Christmas Island. And if you're asking yourself wait guys whereas Christmas Island what are you talking about. Well then that means we need to go back and listen to the episode that published right before this one because that one will explain where Christmas Island is. What it's whole deal is with the human history happens to be concerning Christmas Island and we go in depth about the red crab of Christmas Island? It's most singular and famous deck abide inhabitant evident now it has another dead inhabitant. This is by no means limited to Christmas Island Certainly not to the extent that the Christmas Island Red Crab is in that other DECAPA. Inhabitant is the coconut crab or the robber crab which is another glorious Claude Crustacean on in its own now I have to admit even though as we mentioned the previous episode. There's virtually nothing Christmas Lee Bow Christmas Island other than the fact that the guy who named it happened to name it on Christmas Day. I think you decided like back in June like well when when it's time for Christmas we're just GonNa talk about crabs. Yeah it's enough. It's enough of of a reason for me and I have to admit that I keep hearing the Christmas Song Christmas Island in my head is I'm thinking about this easy to eat. What is that Don? Oh it's a IT'S A. I can't remember who recorded originally but I think like bing crosby did a version of it Leeann red bone fabulous version of it in the silliest cheesy song about weirdly about like having some sort of an ideal fantasy Christmas on some distant island but also some this whole bit about how. It's going to keep your woman from straying from you. What Yeah Yeah? I didn't really notice this part of until I started reading the lyrics but it's like you'll never stray because it's GonNa be Christmas every day which is weird but this reminds me of another Christmas Song. It on purpose to be creepy creepy crispus. There is there is A. I've been listening to a lot of our EMBI like older R&B kind of Christmas songs and the place I wanted the film. FM's channels yeah and there was one. I was listening to the other day and it had a similar thing. It was like baby. You're never gonNA leave me because when with me. It's Christmas every day. We seem like a very bold promise to try and make to your perspective girlfriend or wife the NOG never stops. We'll we'll have eggnog. Every day there will be a tree alive Christmas tree in the House every day. It's a high bar. I have a live in Santa but it made me think well. What if Christmas Island was actually about Christmas Island? We may end up cutting this. I don't know how to sound but but I think it would go something like this. How do you like to Dag the halls with the dagger pods? How'd you like to see a crab so big Goo worship it as a if you average spend Christmas on Christmas Island and you will never sleep. You'll probably we put robber. Crabs come for you. How because because you there's another verse July Care Area like the robber crabs do? How'd you like to see them? Snip bake coconut directly into. If you have to spend Christmas on Christmas Island you will never ever sleep. You'll probably we put Robert Crabs for you. Can I applaud now again. We may cut that but hopefully it'll become a standard. Oh what do you think is the longest period of unbroken singing. That has ever happened on this podcast before. Oh probably from of when Julie. Douglas was one of the the host. Oh did she sing she she. She did have a knack for the busting into show tunes. Well wait I don't know if they were show tents but I did have a knack for bursting into song. Well I really appreciate that this art you've just shared with a and it raises so many interesting questions. Like how big would a crab half to be before you worshiped it as a God. Well if you look up a picture of the robber crab or the coconut crab specifically if it is Next to human being or on something that you know the size for like a garbage can. Unfortunately I gotTa Break Your Heart Robert There is a viral image. You've probably seen scene of a coconut crab or robber. Crab on a garbage can and unfortunately in that image the garbage can is a smaller than average garbage can. It's still a garbage can getting a little bit of a skewed perspective. Okay well there. I saw a picture of one of these crabs. Fix to tree next to Brian Cox. Not The actor Brian Cox. Oh what a shame. Science scientists and science communicator. Brian Cox and I would say that it looks big enough in that in that particular photo to worship. Oh these these things are plenty big. Yeah I can see people worshiping so okay we. We've mentioned several times today. We're GONNA be talking about the coconut crab or the robber crab this Burgas Lotto and it is the largest land dwelling arthropods on earth. Though a technically not a true crab they are Deca pod. Crustaceans but not a member of the infor order BRAC era which is what true crabs are but. If you don't tattle on us we can call them crafts today. right right. If hermit crabs are cold crabs. I mean they're not technically crabs but we call them crabs. Yeah coconut crabs we can call them craft loosely referred to as craps And even in in some of the you know the more scientific literature we're looking at here they'll still just go ahead and calm crap they notice. Yeah so if it is the largest land dwelling arthropods on earth. How how big is that? Right how big do you have to be well. A standard adult robber crab is about one meter or about forty inches measured from the tips of the legs. They can weigh about four point five kilograms for almost ten pounds and that is a big arthropods to be on land right. They're not the largest arthropods ever ever overall the largest ever that we know about was probably a jaekle authorised which is this extinct genus of sea. Scorpion that probably got about a two point. Eight five meters long. These things were gigantic. terrifying wonderful extinct creatures The largest today in terms of leg span is the Japanese spider crab crab which can in extreme cases leg spin of almost four meters But it's also kind of spidery big skinny legs so it's it depends on on how you count size. The those big spider crabs. They kind of look like they're the The skeleton for a tent right. It's like they're they're in a contest has to get measured biggest by leg span alone right So I guess it all depends on how you're measuring but being the largest land dwelling arthropods. I think is something very special on. Its own because as we've often discussed psychologically I think to us see is still very much that other world where strange and unfamiliar lifeforms arms are expected. There okay right. It's okay with you that there are sharks in the sea but if there were sharks on land it would not be okay with you in the same is true for for large. Crustaceans when you see a meter long. DECA pod walking around in your front yard and you haven't grown up around creatures like this you may feel. You've been transported reported to an atomic age monster movie like something is wrong. You know I realized that people who live close to to to the sea around around crafts they may be more used to find the occasional crab indoors. The occasional land crab walking around in their house. I always still when it happens to me like on vacation. Some wearing a crab is in the house. It is an exciting and special treat. Yeah and and I have to say that when my wife and I went on our honeymoon to your Lapa Mexico uh-huh just a little island so again the kind of place where land crabs have a field day and indeed our our journey. There seemed to time nicely sleep with this. Surge of tiny land crabs that were just walking all over the place and since we're staying in this kind of height type structure that was right right on the beach during the night. Crabs would be all over the floor while to the to the point where you had to be careful. You're stepping because you might step on. A crab is watching Chink and climb into bed with your or anything but it was still. It was quite a crazy environment to find myself in. Wait how did you prevent them from getting getting in bed with you. But they just didn't didn't seem like they're really climbers the crap. We're talking about here today. The coconut crab again. Not True Crab Heck of a climber But these particular crafts. They never saw them climb anything they would they would come in under the doors and and they would sort of come in through cracks in the wall and then fall down onto the floor or and then keep crawling but they never tried to make it up the bed. What a shame these same huts? I should mention also some of them had lost some plastic nick screening up around the top permitted fruit bats to come in and fruit and poop onto under the floor of the hut. Though we didn't have to worry about that in our wow okay so back back to Burgas Lotto now. The last time we talked we talked primarily about the Christmas Island Red Crab which is mostly they just on Christmas Island and another small island group But the this this crab like animal deca pod Crustacean. We're talking about today. The King of crabs. CBS is not just confined Christmas Island though it is very numerous on Christmas Island. Yeah they've found throughout the tropical islands of the Pacific and Indian Ocean but but Christmas Island has the largest population and by far and as I mentioned they are. Excellent climbers mostly though to escape the any dangerous threats that they're not crazy about if they're nowhere near borough. Oh now here's a question. What is the danger or threat to the world's largest terrestrial arthropods? I'd reminder standing. Is that the the major threat of course as humans. HM which we'll get into in a bit though on the other side we have to say that the the Christmas Island population of coconut crabs robber crabs. It's also the best protected population poppulation of of robber crabs in the world. So it's Christmas Island has always. It's this it's this mix of humans really messed that one up and at the same time. There's some great examples of humans really trying to get it right. Yeah well we will talk in a little bit about using them for meat and for their oil uh-huh but yes so so. How did they survive on Christmas Island specifically well we mentioned in the last episode about the danger that The automobiles the bills pose as well as trains pose to The the smaller SA- Christmas Island Red Crab but according to the Australian Department of Environment and Energy between between two thousand ten and two thousand twelve. Some two thousand coconut crabs died on the roads of Christmas Island. They kept track of the fatalities and they actually. I posted fluorescent pink circles of by the roadside to remind motorists to drive carefully now. I think we've mentioned that. The coconut crabs are relatives lives of the hermit crabs. And if you see them they almost kind of looked like gigantic hermit crabs but what we know is that hermit crabs will claim shells that they find in their environment environment and and inhabit them as protection do Do we see anything like that in the In the robber crab or the coconut crab not in the adult so the adults don't don't use shells at all. They're beyond that instead. The abdomen is is tucked partially underneath the body and the series of hardened plates that provide covering along with bristle tufts of skin along the rest of the abdomen on my own. Shell yeah I mean what would they even climb inside football helmets but feet whispers to the warrior is needed. The warriors PERSPEC- I am the shell does that from No. It's some saying it's in like one of the mission impossible t shirts and stuff. I've missed that. It's one of those like no fear. T shirt slogans on t shirts. He say yeah. I don't know where it originally are. You saying it should be in our T. shirt shop accessible via stuff to blow your mind that can no. I don't think just throwing it out there okay. So even though the adults don't use the shells juvenile coconut crabs grabs do seem to employ the shell method of hermit crabs for protection but the juveniles are hard to observe because they are often burrowed knows a similar to what we saw with the red red crabs of Christmas Island like the the younger crabs the ones that have not reached adulthood yet. They're GONNA try to stay out of the thick of it until they're they're they've reached the appropriate size and the adults. Incidentally they moult underground and special borough. So they'll they'll they'll just dig down into this kind of Cyril Chamber. And that's where they'll do all their moulting and they'll come back up now I'm gonNA crabs or mostly sort of a deep blue in color and they tend to kind of you see footage of and they look kind of like Brown. Yeah Ashish but you'll see kind of bits of blue. Sometimes as a tinge of red in places becomes kind of like a weird off purple. Yeah and then. Of course they have clause they have a large left claw a smaller right claw and it's Kinda hard to pick up on the size differential when you're just looking at them unless you look closely I find But then they have two pairs of long walking legs in a smaller pair of appendages. That are used for mating and egg manipulation. Now these are land crabs. So do they have have anything to do with the water. Well we see some more situation as with the red crabs. We talked about in the last episode so they have only this digital gills in. They'll oh actually drown if left in water for more than an hour. The guilt issue is given over to highly vascular What I often I've seen Described as lung tissue tissue with lung in in quotation marks for for Land Lubber breathing. Yeah these are land crabs easily crabs of the forests all right. Let's take a quick break when we come back. We will discuss. Thus Charles Darwin's encounters with the coconut crabs. Did you know that you're supposed to brush your teeth for two minutes. Yeah two full minutes. It doesn't sound like that along. But most people rush they're rushing and they don't get through the whole time my gleam electric toothbrush notifies me every thirty seconds to switch quadrants so oh I get to every area of my mouth. Plus it automatically turns off after two minutes to make brushing easier the other thing. It's nothing like the other electric toothbrushes although bulky and awkward the Gleam is sleek minimalistic and beautiful and black or white check out the new battery operated gleam electric toothbrush and get free shipping on every order at gleam dot com slash stuff to blow your mind that's g. l. e. e. m. dot com slash stuff to blow your mind or available at Walmart. All right we're back so you know Charles. Darwin himself wrote about coconut crabs in eighteen. Thirty nine work. The voyage of the Beagle This was in his chapter on Keeling Island. What was known as Keeling Island then? I think it's also now known as the cocoas islands or territory which is another group of islands in in the Indian Ocean and so Darwin's observations were were interesting. He starts by writing quote. I have before alluded to a crab which lives on the cocoa cuts. It is very common. I love he hyphenate cocoa nuts. It is very common on all parts of the dry land and grows to monstrous size. It is closely allied or identical with the beer goes lotto so he basically he's already talking about the same animal. The front pair of legs terminate in very very strong and heavy pincers and the last pair are fitted with others weaker and much narrower. It would I be thought quite impossible for a crab to open strong. Cocoa nut covered with the Husk but Mr leask assures me that he is repeatedly seen this affected. The crab begins by tearing the husk Fiber Fiber by fiber and always from that end under which the three eyeholes are situated when this is completed. The crab commences hammering with his heavy claws. AUSE on one of the eyeholes till an opening is made then turning around its body by the aid of its posterior and narrow pair of pincers it extracts the white albumin substance. I think this is as curious case of instinct as I have ever heard of and likewise of adaptation in structure between between two objects apparently so remote from each other in the scheme of nature as a crab and a coco nut tree. Maybe I'm missing something but I honestly don't see what he thinks is so strange about that. The crab is a creature of the dark infernal depth and the coconut is Is the the the fruit of heaven. One is highly other low. No I mean because one of the things that when you look at a coconut crab I mean it. Kind of looks like a coconut. Yeah Yeah that is straight I I mean. I'm not saying like Darwin is dense here. Obviously you know he his insights about nature usually pretty interesting even when he's wrong. I'm not I'm not seeing what's so strange about that. That seems like a very natural kind of relationship. But I don't know maybe we're just used to thinking. Post are winning in thoughts about this kind of thing and I'll have a little more on coconut crabs eating coconuts. Oh cuts a little later on in the episode. Oh Yes yes So he points out a few other things. He says that the crab is active in the daytime but every night it goes to the sea to moist that skills and this seems contradicted by modern reports in which I've read that. The coconut crab is not exclusively nocturnal. But it likes nocturnal activity. Sort of prefers right. This is what I read to that. It it'll come out at night but it also it'll come out if it's a cloudy day this sort of thing and it. Also it's very. I think an environmentally informed. Yes so the coconut crab is living in an area where humans or say dogs. Or whatever we're going to mess with it that might impact how often it comes out but if they have free range Raines they're just GonNa do whatever so yeah. It sounds like his report could be wrong here. He says they live in burrows that they dig under the roots of trees and they make beds kids in their burrows out of the fibers of husks that they tear from coconuts and I have I have looked for modern evidence of that I have not found around the the anything about that. I didn't run across it either. I certainly ran across observations that you will find shredded. Bits of coconut husk in areas is where the crabs live. But I think that is probably due to what they do to coconuts and not any kind of Like nesting ritual interesting interesting If anybody out there knows of any evidence of that we would like to see it. Also Darwin on eating the largest real arthropods quote. These crabs are very good to eat moreover under the tail of the larger ones. There is a massive fat which when melted sometimes yields as much as a quart bottle full of Limpid Oil L. O.. Now he relies reports that the robber crabs climb trees to get coconuts but he doubts this is true. Other reports say that they live only on the nuts that have already fallen to the ground and And he also says quote to show the wonderful strength of the front pair of pincers. I may mention that Captain Morris. Boris be confined one in a strong tin box which had held biscuits the lead being secured with wire but the crab turned down the edges and escaped upped in turning down the edges. It actually punched many small holes quite through the Tin Oo So we must return to the subject of these ten piercing clause in bed now as a side note I so I was trying to find if there is any evidence of the coconut. Crabs making husk beds in their in their nests. And ahead I kept. I was googling things like do. Coconut crabs make Nests of coconut husks or something. But every time I typed do coconut cannot crabs make Google wanted to auto complete do coconut crabs. Make good pets what is wrong with this world. Why is that what it's telling me to look up? Yeah I didn't. I did not research anything about keeping them as pets but it seems like a good idea I mean for one thing. They're just a larger creature. Sure that seems like it needs to roam around and live fairly nomadic lifestyle on the other hand there. There are varieties of hermit crabs that it seemed to be more established as pets Not Not every species but a few particular species given the tin box stories. Seems like they might be a little bit hard to confine. Yeah and the and then the other thing too I when I first saw call them the footage I I saw them in that That documentary we talked about for nineteen eighty-eight. They they look like Brown fly covered Carrying gablers. So I'm not sure to what extent that you see that and you're like yes. I want one of those in my house. Yeah I mean they. Like many crabs they are opportunistic omnivore. More so even if they do in a way specializing coconuts they also they will eat carrion. I think we already mentioned that right. Yeah they they are in to meet when they can get it it even weird sources of me you might not expect. In fact they're they're viral videos of them. I don't know if this is common. Seems like this is probably not super common but there there there have been videos posted on the Internet of these crabs like attacking and killing live animals like live birds. Yeah I was looking at one of these as well the cut at least he said I saw I was unclear. Exactly how they came is true counter one another yes. That's a very good point. I it cuts in the middle of their encounter so it could be that the bird attacked act the crab or they just stumbled into each other by accident so I wouldn't want to imply that. The crabs are hunting the birds but clearly if they were given the chance they would they would kill Anita Bird. Yeah Yeah they're pretty fierce creatures in fact that they have no natural predators other than themselves and of course Charles Darwin these trying. I eat one but on Christmas Island. They reside almost an all corners of the environment. They'll certainly shelter under tree roots. As we mentioned they also use small cays crevices hollow logs and just earth boroughs especially for that multi practice talking about and like we said had they will generally stay outside during the day and head out to forage at night but also on overcast days and it does seem To also depend upon You know what's going on in the local environments winter humans about when our competitors about they seem pneumatic but may return to a specific borough and may need to return to the sea you to drink water in order to obtain automatic balanced from time to time. This is something that The Darwin actually touched on and on larger islands. They seem to remain in the same area for exterior extended periods of time. Not Sightseers Yeah. They're not really really sightseers now. What do they forage for? Well they love vegetable material the fruits of various trees in the pit of Fallen Ranga poems but they also Teheran just carry on as we've been discussing and they have a great sense of smell to aid aide in these hunts one diet I came across. Is that apparently. It is true that they've got a very crafty strategy for Not Wasting Energy. After they moult they eat their own discarded. EXO skeletons. Well that's just that's just commonsense right there right so I mean who out there picks their dead skin doesn't eat it off too much for you. Now our our yet shift and now you're like no why won't take it. Yeah all right so one thing. That's probably come to some of your minds out. There is okay. The the link between the coconut and a coconut crab is pretty obvious. But we've also also referred to them as robber crabs. Is that moniker comfort. I was wondering about that do they. Do they have like a little like a bandit mask kind of coloration or something No but what I read is that they will obsessively carry off any foreign object. They come across including pots and silverware from Camp Nice. And thus there known as Robert Crabs now these these these crabs will live for quite a while. Did they live up to fifty years. I've also seen between thirty and forty but longevity. They may exceed fifty years so I wanNA come back to Darwin question. Darwin reports him and his friends and captain. Moore's being all these people they think these things are pretty good to eat. They produce tasty oil all that kind of stuff is that I mean. Are there people who still eat these things. Well I was reading a bit about this in coconut. Crabs by Warwick Jay Fletcher. Any points out that they are quite edible. Despite their appearance says a large slightly grotesque fly covered scavenger and he wrote that the crabs in mini Indo Pacific cultures are Are Ceremonial importance for weddings and They're they're attributed with Aphrodisiac qualities and there are also also pretty easy to catch the other thing you know. The human wants to eat a coconut crab they can do it fast moving. Yeah and I don't know about you. But when I was looking around for footage of them I inevitably found some reality show about like a naked guy. In an island and it ends up did not find the healing and and Grilling and eating a coconut crab is that TV. Show about putting a naked guy in the woods. I believe it I mean I don't know how many shows with that description exist. You'd be shocked doc. At least one of them. No that was the permit it was like I think it was. It had the word naked and the title. I think it was discovery. Who did it too well? At any rate they're easy to catch if you're an established hunter you can do it. And if you're just some naked reality TV star you also have a pretty good shot at catching and eating it. But this is unfortunate in some areas because it has pushed them to the point of extinction in some parts of the world now an interesting theory that Fletcher points now is the you look. At their distribution on these various islands roughly matches the distribution of coconut palm leading some to theorize. Is that the coconut palm and may have been its means of migration Like how does that work out the way I imagine. He didn't really go into a lot of detail in this. Is I'm guessing they. They arrived on floating on bits of the tree or perhaps coconuts themselves. Wow this interesting. And I should point out their common only on island habitats where they typically don't have to compete with as many terrestrial organisms. I mean that's I think it's they don't do well where they're tigers or something. Yeah yeah well it's it it comes back to the you know the beauty of an isolated island environment right Ha The you can you can have certain organisms Really go wild in ways that they wouldn't be able to do Elsewhere in the world okay. I think we're gonNA take another break when we come back we'll ask. The burning question was Darwin Right. Can they actually actually open coconuts with their claws. We'll find out the future is closer than you think and it all starts in the palm of your hand you may have heard the news. Five G. is coming but what does that really mean. How will it impact me in this new iheart series this time tomorrow presented by t mobile for business snus join hosts Woloshin Keira price as they walk us through a mobile revolution? That will change the way we interact with the world around us from environmental science to law enforcement. Entertainment Healthcare and travel innovation is coming join them as they explore. How this revolution could impact your life and give you new ways to connect and engage this time? Tomorrow is now available on the iheartradio APP or wherever you listen to podcasts. The following is a message from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and everyone knows about the risks of driving drunk you could get arrested. Incur huge legal expenses. Lose your job hurt or even kill people. Let's take a moment to look at some surprising. Statistics statistics almost twenty nine people in the United States. Die Every day in alcohol impaired vehicle crashes. That's one person every fifty minutes. Even though drunk driving infidelities have fallen by a third in the last three decades drunk driving crashes still claim more than ten thousand lives each year. Many people are unaware that driving living while high can be just as dangerous in two thousand fifteen forty two percent of drivers killed in crashes tested positive for drugs so it is not necessarily so harmless and get this from two thousand seven to two thousand fifteen marijuana use among drivers killed in crashes doubled the truth is driving while high is deadly Hedley. So don't kid yourself if you are impaired from alcohol or drugs don't get behind the wheel if you feel different you drive different drive high and get a Dui drive sober or get pulled over all right. We're back all right Robert. I bet you have seen Videos of humans trying to open coconuts. It often seems to require something like a machete like no you very strong tool and some leverage to get a coconut open because these are these are hard nuts. Yeah I I didn't. Have you ever tried to open a coconut. No I haven't it's it can be a bit difficult. We purchased one. Ah I purchased one for the first time in the last year or two because my son really wanted to eat one and so I bring it home. And then I'm like buster on arrest evolvement. Tom And I have to ask like how do you eat one. I have to do a youtube search. I'll do I open a coconut. How do I prepare? And in their several steps involved left so yeah these are these are robust nuts. They're they are difficult to crack. This is something that if it falls from a tree and hit you on the head it can kill kill you. Yeah so the the the relationship between the coconut crab and the coconut. This is apparently an area of some controversy Because does despite the fact that this is where they get their name in the fact that we have all these stories about them opening coconuts. We we have a lot less in the way of definitive proof. So Fletcher that Warwick Jay Fletcher. I mentioned earlier. He points out some of the more believable of the ideas regarding coconut. Crabs opening coconuts. Okay the first of the crab. I D- husks the coconut. And it's all the stringy fibers pulls off the stringy fibers and then climbs up the tree with it and then drops it to bust it open. This does not seem to be a a popular theory like. This doesn't seem to be one that a lot of people are really putting a lot of stock in because it it sounds crazy right. The idea that the crab would take the coconut and despite being no one's doubting outing the coconut crab is is not a great climber but the idea that it would get the coconut climb a tree and drop. It seems crazy. I think the other likely idea is that in my -cribe -cribe climbed the tree of course and and dislodge the coconut. Somehow which is is more likely given its ability to climb but then other versions turns are that it It simply Diaz Coke in bashes the nut open with its claw or that it pokes a claw through one of the is is like the lower part of one of the is and snips the coconut open. Well that would be very powerful snip. Fortunately these are very powerful claws. This last method at the snipping method actually was observed by Fletcher in the lab. But he points out that it took several days for the crap to do it but then again like this crab is on. Its own schedule to impose your human schedule on this mighty Deca pot equipped her and me were on crab time. We mentioned already. husks and broken coconuts are often seen in the domain of the coconut crab. However contrary to the opinions in the past it is not a pest for coconut nut growers nothing on the level of say the rat which is a true past coconut growers? Now the the crab doesn't depend on the coconut is a primary food source. I again it's happy with all these other things that comes across to eat it's a it's an omnivore. I it is not exclusive to the coconut but it does seem to eat them. And in order to eat them and has to tear into the coconut with those claws the claws of the coconut crab have the strongest pinching force of any Crustacean Asian and according to this according to a study published November twenty third. Two Thousand Sixteen in the open access journal Peel one by a Japanese team of researchers led by Shinichi Grow Okra. And that's that's saying something right. I mean this is the strongest pinching force of any Crustacean Shen because Decca pods exert the greatest pinching force relative to their mass in general and in this is the greatest picture of them all they write quote based based on the crabs maximum known weight the maximum pinching force of their claws was projected to be three thousand three hundred Newton's this exceeds leads both the pinching force of other crustaceans and the bite force of all terrestrial animals except alligators. Now I was looking around and I could be missing something but I found that to be slightly contradicted by other figures that were saying like you know what would be the bite force of Tiger or lion and I saw that estimated needed somewhere around four thousand Newton. I mean even being in the same ball is the bite force of a tiger. Sounds pretty good. Well Yeah because I I don't know about you but when I think of being pinched by a crab yeah I tend to think of it more as an annoyance another crushing Kinda right. Like if I'm playing around on the Beach Shen my son and I see a crab and I'm like Oh should I touch it on its head in my son's like Oh don't do A. You'll get pinched. I'm not thinking about losing a finger right but these these these seconds are also strong. I've read that. They can lift up to twenty eight kilograms or sixty one pounds. Wow and certainly if you look back to kingdom of the crabs that that documentary special special narrated by David attenborough you see like three or four of them tearing across tearing apart a bird carcass. Yeah so they're they're powerful and should maybe be worshiped has got some just well. I mean there's a reason when crab start doing their dominance displays. What do they do? They hold their claws up in the air. They're like look at the the power. Look at the glory you see it. Yeah and that that again brings me back to what Douglas J.. Inland pointed out in his book. Animal weapons these are high energy adaptations. Not only for just growing these powerful muscular pinchers but also the ability to wave them around like that the ability to put on that show. Yeah and that's I mean we think about it. There are very different kinds of powerful muscles that nature can invest in. You know you've got the muscles of H. Ito which no one would say. You're not very powerful. Ride been there. You know powerful Like the leg and the body muscles allow it to move very fast. And then you've got these other. I'm sure there's a biological or bio mechanics term for this. I'm not aware of at the moment. That sort of like the single use muscle that's there for exerting a really really powerful single force all at once not made for speed. It's not made for me necessarily repeated use or anything but it's like the jaw muscles of of the crocodile in the Crocodilians. have one of the most powerful bites or I think the most powerful bite of any animal that comes onto land right. Yes I believe leave so there. This reminds me we should. We should come back and do a bite based episode because some some listeners finding a bit dry but but I'm always fascinated by the ranking of the different five and also when you get into the the study of What the the the estimated bite power would have been for something say like a Sabertooth cat? Yeah of extinct animals remember. We were in our episode about the wolf of Whale Street. We were comparing the estimated by forces. This is a of the the Megara Don the ancient gigantic shark and the Leviathan the ancient predatory wail. Yes and I recall they were they. They were somewhere around each other. I think they were comparable Robert. Have you heard this bizarre theory that Amelia earhart was eaten by coconut crabs. And I hi. It's not an actual theory. Well I mean I don't. It's not one of those that has good direct evidence for it. It's one of those that I it seems like every few years years this shows up again in a new round of articles on the Internet Because I probably just because it's a captivating image but I think the idea so in one thousand nine thirty seven Amelia earhart. You know she vanished while flying over the Pacific with Fred noon and her navigator and nobody knows what happened to them. It's often been presumed that there might have been bad weather. And they crashed into the water and they sank into the ocean and died. died in the crash or drowned The everybody's always got these. These hypothetical what if she actually landed on this island in something happened to the plane and you know and that's why we don't you know whatever but there's apparently some theory that She she crash landed on an island called Neekam Moreau and that her remains were not found there in full because they were consumed roomed dragged into the dens of land crabs of of how can crabs. I do as I said there does not appear to be good direct evidence for this. It's just more kind of like Equa. What if this happened? Well I mean it assuming that she she did crash on an island like that and either survived or didn't She stayed there and then she died there. It seems highly likely that land crabs would eat crabs are will scavenge and they will consume human flesh. Flash that's why you have that old bit folk wisdom to never eat crabs after hurricane oud because because I guess you don't WanNa eat crabs that have been eating human flesh. I have not heard that. Yeah well however if you kind of secretly want to eat human flesh probably never a better time I. It's a weird area to get into to jokes about hurricane related death breath but Here we are. I didn't mean to be insensitive about hurricane related death but yeah I do not believe that there is any good reason to think that is what happened to Amelia earhart. I think most of the historians of her biographers and historians think that they probably sank into the ocean but anyway for some reason people want to keep coming back to this when they just like the idea of crabs eating people. I'd say crabs are GONNA eat people. Hey crabs have probably eaten quite a few people Over over the course of human history especially in in areas close to the sea and ultimately would would sky burial by land crab. Be that bad of a thing you know. I'm not sure it would. Yeah you could become part of. Somebody's limpid oil. Yeah this could be one of the big trends in the future you know as we're beginning to is removing even further away from from From from burial of the dead we've done whole episodes out Some of the newer methods of burial that have become increasingly popular. The idea of green burials brass we will come back to something. More like the Tibetan sky burial where a body is his ritually taken apart and then fed to scavenging animals in the Tibetan case it has vultures but why not land craps wine the coconut crab. I think it's a good idea to give the invertebrates a taste for us now. Speaking of giant crabs that may consume human flesh giant crabs are of course pretty popular in Motion Ocean pictures and I know the steelers. You might think yes. I think that there should be way more giant crab movies well. What are some of the notable examples? I I mean the main ones that comes to my mind is mysterious island from fifty one. Because you had those Ray Harry House effects of that giant crab. Oh the those are great. I love attack of the crab. Monsters ancestors the nineteen fifty seven Roger Cormon special. It's you know I you know. I'm a sucker for the atomic age monster movies where there was a Tomic radiation and it. It made a bigger version of some normal animal. Except it's not just a bigger version of crabs in this movie. It's great because their telepathic sort of immaterial. Magnetic magnetic electric radioactive absorb the consciousness of everyone they eat and they've got plans for world domination and then they slowly or consuming the island that they live on it. It's it's just one of the best stupid movies ever made because it is made with such Asia Energy and enthusiasm. I think a lot of that goes to the script by Charles Griffith who is one of my favorite B movie writers The there's a gleeful embrace race of the absurdity. Supposedly Roger Corman told Griffith when he was writing the script that he's like. I don't want any boring scenes people just talking. There's got to be the action or suspense in every and then the story goes that Griffith asked him okay. Does it have to be about atomic radiation and Korman said yes so this is the film where the crabs have kind of human looking faces. Yeah they've got googly eyes and is this the one that you were telling you about where it's possible awesome Jack. Nicholson played the crab. He I think people have denied it but other people have claimed that so Jack Nicholson was part of the Cormon. Seen I think he was is helping out on set with Corman movies in the fifties and Yeah some people have claimed that underneath the giant crab puppet in attack of the crab monsters in some shots. It's Nicholson under there. But other people have said it's not him so yeah there's a question mark. I hope we get to get to find. Yeah maybe that'd be like a deathbed confession from Jack. Nicholson the world that he was the crab. Those are my ankles under that grab. I was that Crab Bob. How man can't you imagine they'll get fit that footage into the dedication at the Academy Awards And they're they're hilarious stories about the behind behind the scenes. Puppet work where they were trying to get the crab puppet to do what they wanted because there was like an underwater scene where they were trying to feature. But I think it was made of fiberglass and stuff and it wouldn't sink it was like to buoyant and they were weighing down with stuff to try to make it sink in but it ended up exploding somehow alliances. So they're filming this and the actual surf right might be. I think it was in like an aquarium somewhere. A six hundred say they're trying to fill in the surf. I can only imagine how awful that would would've been trying to do anything if in the surf other than just sort of retain your footing is Is is quite a challenge enough. There are at least a few scenes that are actually shot in the surf. There's one great one where there are a few guys in there like these Navy sailors in a rowboat and they're just off the coast and one guy falls in the water and they pull him back out and he doesn't never ahead then. One of the scientists is like. I hope that men's death is not an omen of things to come. Well a crab that would that big would have had considerable federal pinching power. Sure will they do specify an attack of the crab monsters that the crabs are supposed to be land crabs. I also maybe I mean they look Komo just like blue crabs or something that normal kind of see cra- or I don't know about blue crabs. They look like they're kind of like the read. The Christmas Island red crab kind of crabs. You would eat no not so much like those. They look like the crabs that you would buy at the grocery store and they're called and maybe their land but anyway I I suppose it could be partially officially inspired by the kind of Decca pod crustacean. We've been discussing today. Maybe in yet you. I don't think in any of these giant crab movies. You see giant land crab Bob that looks like a giant hermit crab it looks like the coconut crab which is our best example of giant deca pot. No I don't think so there's also there's a movie called island clause. That is pretty good if you get a chance. It's also a terrible giant crab B. movie but I also think in that when it's just it looks more like a dinner grabs were created by some scientific experiments performed by Jerry Nelson. All right then either. This makes me think though the maybe what we need is more giant crap films in terms of just like huge hulking truck sized crafts but just like dog sized crab this scale up belittle bit from the coconut crab and then give it give it enhanced speed. I think I feel like that's the kind of movie audiences would really get behind. Yeah I agree. More giant crab movies please or go back to the Christmas Island. CRAPS in streaming hordes of tiny crabs awesome essentially make the squirm movie of of Crab Films. That's sort of what island clauses before there's a giant crab at the end. There's one part where guys like living in a bus. And he's just living in a bus and he gets suddenly crabs everywhere and he goes. Oh and then the crabs turn his boss over how do this. This is kind of the sacrificial Hobo character that shows that guy. Yeah my favorite for example of course being the original from or maybe not the original but I feel like the a prime example of the archetype the old man who pokes the meteorite in the BLOB. Yeah the Old Jordi viral mistake. All right well there you have it. We we got a little off topic there at the end just talking about Giant crabs cinema. But this was a fun episode the coconut crab I originally thought. We'd just be part of our Chris of a single Christmas Island episode but it turned out they were just far are more interesting there was too much limpid oil in there just too much limpid oil. We just had to suck it all up so we hope you enjoyed the episode again. If you've ever been to Christmas Island or any or if any island that has in this case that has coconut crabs or robber. 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Top 5 Christmas songs

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56:01 min | 11 months ago

Top 5 Christmas songs

"Yeah just super super into that underlay. The sound of crackling fires. Hello and welcome to list envy. My name is Mark Stedman and this is the podcast where I collaborate with a guest guest and every week we build a top five list on a topic that they choose now. This week's topic is top five Christmas songs. So I'm going to warn you now. I am about to inject Tennessee's of hot buttered Christmas right up your ear canal so if you ready is all lawsuit by It's not all Christmas episodes this month. But of course there will be there will be more to come This was a lovely chat. So this is Myself and a douse right. Who runs the local music group Mosilili which is a Portmanteau of the place name Moseley and the instrument favored by the Manic Pixie? Dream Girl the UKULELE And it's a really fun Joyce occasion they gather every month and they sing and play the and that's it really. It's just fun joyous. And every Christmas they do a big Christmas single And date details are in the show notes if you are local to the area so thousand is a is a great big fan of Christmas and I am too so let's go straight into do it. They see downs on myself. Counting down the top five Christmas. I'm going to start by asking us. When does when this Christmas Staunton the Ryen household Christmas away starts exactly the same way from the moment that I hate slaves? Mary experts every soon as I hear his. That's the trick of Christmas. Sweet doesn't matter when the happens because obviously it's at as the goes it's like Anand Air Year now. It's just that event for me. That's when that's my mind terms Christmas. I'm which means you have very mono relatively quickly I'm ready to be only because also see. I love what we do with lately. Is Christmas song so bring ending of December but we tend to start with the same learning again from the end of November. So we have a full Christmas missing some but but slaves with the trigger for me for Christmas. Would we be playing well Magadan this year every day for Christmas astier. Did you really the radio and I got shops anymore so by the Internet. So He's actually not. I don't know when does that actually stop. Because I've just been listening to to it. I think it's from the first of December. I think it's from the festival up until Christmas Eve site for anyone acquainted while Magadan is is is a survival live guy. The idea is to avoid hearing the economical version so Are you yet. So let's Christmas. You have to. Whether you are in shop on the accident you just had it. That means you're out and so you could go all the way through to Christmas Eve from. Yeah I'm I I I made last year. I did about fifteen days the year before home. But I think we'll play is whether we consciously play. Yeah Yeah Eh. I was very consciously planning last year. I got up until maybe the twentieth twenty-first and go Done by podcast. It's a shame. Yeah because it needs you deliver in void listening to could solve our will but it is a shy reserved deliberately trying to avoid something you've been someone's made for just because why Manama Gadsden can be the Amtrak into a catchy word net or mine. Oh although we did get sued for did they get 'cause Who did accounts phone earlier without dummy insight site? I think it was it. Was He sued toward Michael Because it's uncalled sequence and roughly similar melody. I think it was tenuous Baugh. Aw I believe he sued in won't cynical secrets to the same sequence Yeah cosmo without you in Christmas. But it's really common good equals but yet freely common colds deepen czar especially that so yeah so it was. It was another one. I I I thought I'd have more questions about Christmas. Your you didn't strike me as someone who would really love Christmas really from me for my sunny disposition is position and Christmas is just the metric extrapolation my sunshine style. That's great but yeah no. I love Christmas. Because it's it's one of those things become a big event for us over the years and that's not the site that I have recently come into Christmas child I've had conception of and practicing Christmas. I was feeling and then I do the songs Psalms Christmas because they they say specific than US assery and and he's just a great thing that people will put their career site site. Look I'm going to shamelessly try and make some money. Yes will celebrate the birth of Jason. Yeah I reckon this within have quite different lists yes and usually I'm ready for battles. Yes absolutely absolutely. I think. Usually I'm naive. Who Comes in with sort of This is you know just like this whereas I am Canadian but sometimes I just like put then not always associated with the canonical Christmas. I think I might have the village this time with people like that Sunday. Okay more God you re now. Yeah well we'll see what are we. What are we start off with number one? What she thought? Oh yes as you please Tell tell us what is before us we have. We have a crack in you. I found in my cupboard which propably amounts expenses it. It sounds like why not expensive practice. Yeah obviously Siegel Bell and and my list of lightness yet. My twenty five page nece. You've checked it twice a frosty all. Oh that's that's beautiful. All right should do we. Yeah let's let's get pulling all right. Good Luck Oh. That didn't know snap. Well we'll most thank you. I'm with after. What did you all have barlow? Yeah that's what that is that's a that is a high quality quantity cracker. Do we have so. We've got hats. Have we got a joke matching sign. Oh thank you remember. They had facts cruel griffith. Okay what have we got what you get if you tainted santer with detective God Oh God show up numbs now. Why does In her fueled fought. Now God Santa Cruz. Okay I mean that's kind of the damage I am GonNa Rag on the Jug. I was coming down at detective. Punt name these clancy Yakuts 'cause they will say Serano framed Roger Rabbit that that would make good radio. Yasui ends it. Would we could do that in this thought of it right here. Full penalty Let's see that. That's going to get on a train of Cuban but let's think you've made Christmas. Merry Christmas feels good today. The good quality talk about this. Let's let's get mistake was number one has to be as already said slaves. Mary experts at Christmas songs. Put themselves into three recovery. It's no style jer yet. The description of the Christmas Day or event or some shameless emotion trigger andom. Slade is the perfect example of summing on Christmas Day. It's that little story than the lyrics. Just fantastic the act and even the the the special sort of used in the end of it of of a Royden four head you've been slade slade. And they all slight very very clever enough that so it's almost a triple main it some accounts. See the third you've got you slated new dead you go slave design your on a sly about nine. And and that was a period of music of of about nineteen seventy three to nine hundred seventy five where all the classic Christmas songs yet and I thing Mary xmas everybody and all say Miami just nineteen now Mary xmas. Everybody is a title not even in the Salt. No I'm Asia some title that doesn't actually contain what's from the so. Yeah he's a strange thing it is but yeah I guess so. Yeah Yeah just they could have called it so merry Christmas and that would have been fine because you do want to make sure that Christmas is in its eighth good. Seo Basically yeah this matter level to really liked the whole bit about it tells you the Olson's are the best now sort of this sort of thirty thirty or forty years later. Your grammy would be telling you those on so long as long. It's like slaves begun to eat itself. Yeah a rubber sleigh sleigh. Where do you sit on the Whites discover I pretty much just no I. I think I done getting angry. Okay Oh wow it's it's it was it's sort of one of these vanished rush things right. It's about fifteen years old maybe different mentally joyless. While you're doing your Christmas is Mr and they should bring that fundamental lack of joy to the cover and make a bit kinda melancholy an acoustic. It's an acoustic of And I think it's quite good. I'm not hurt but me like you said you don't sound like terrible and you you are within your rights to believe there now fighting on it. I think that's that's puffy finally But it some yeah. I'd say give younger. 'cause yeah well yes you bought. It's perfect he doesn't he didn't need anything to make not said people tash. I mean it wasn't done ounce of it wasn't commissioner release. It's one of those. Things ended up being ben released. I think might not even be. It might just be the radio play and Brady when with people who did but it was. It was funny because I am not no. That's fine but yeah definitely hold up. Maryam said as is the perfect Christmas. Some will there is a degree of melancholy. Men and Collier within my selections. And that's going to begin with my first one get what's coming become well. It's Greg like Christmas. This slow said they'll be peace. It just gets on May be interesting because that Christmas is probably keble. newsy clean trusting Christmas so it's really well constructed zone. Yeah it's quiet and it's got amidst the whole section of music that isn't Hayes from another patient music but it still works thoughts in Opole AIDS but The the lyrics the little story they sought me fairy story till I believed in the Israelites. My belief involved Christmas. I said that'd be peace on earth. Hallelujah Noel Be Heaven Oh hell in Christmas Week The Christmas we get deserve the almost GOTHAM ask. Apparently he ranked it as an antidote to the commercialization of Christmas but bizarrely in it seems to mine all of the principles of Christopher. He's like he fundamentally didn't achieve what he said it is it's a lovely Song Yasser didn't get to number one because by team rhapsody. I wait was it. Yeah because I know I think there's another one of my picks hit it was pipped dipped for. I think it might have been to power. But it's not as in nineteen seventy three seventy five Christmas classics era absolutely love. All right some Elton John's Chris. That's in my. That's my sort of substitution list. I like this. This was a late addition to east. I had another one that I dropped in the end adrift which I is a song about when we might talk but after I found that it was never released that so our nothing that undermine the credibility classics on but step into Christmas as possibly the most Shamlan Christie some evidence bowl. Hello I have to pick you up or not directly a wreck in Paul McCartney's Got Paul McCartney has some semblance of trying to relieve her. The children singing Elton John Song stocks to welcome to my crisis. I just have to write a song. This is my Christmas Omega Major League. I'd like to sing about all the things that you and I can say is not even committees to. Ah Yeah it's very matter. It's what it is. It's a dissertation or any kind of academic paper. Where you you set out you say this the thing I'm GonNa say say the thing and then you think of just said so? He's so writing Christmas. I'm looking academic piper. Yes he's acknowledged these Christmas. Some people will be happy about them. It's eight FRONTEX you buy. He's recode he would be happy about. It is but but it's all said that there's a so Elton belting which counts so but he's also got such dramatically strummed Acoustic Guitar. Nine this is just going the hook and they don't say I don and if you're familiar with the single release of it identity ticket childhood particular Alpena but it was a double a side with how who would be Turkey. Christmas which Hmo. He was buying the Christmas center and he will come from this. Yeah crooked I'm not not that these are the the W W wow it's claimed it's double hired by a just because there's something about that I've always these But technically the massively successful yeah and I think I feel like that's an effort that he would go to repay when his friend lady down the die and the single that he released was a double a side I think I was thinking that the song that he rerun for change the lyrics was the second and track because it was something about the way you look tonight was the age site and then this charity if you like charity. Single was the base the decision now. But he's doing things on these. I respect him for that. I guess so. I got no beef with Jomo on a note John Base. That's not no no masculine John Fan but they just about is under great video as well where he's all wrapped up in a note to Turkey's things unsa but it's it's a great great so radi strong powerful because it is it's lovely and Joe and joyful and There were certain songs. Does that make you feel so make you feel cozy or melancholic. And that just makes you feel joyful as as as does your first. So I've got these. Christmas is Christmas and then gene joyful also stepped onto my turn title. What is that makes the emissions free? So that's that's good to me very long time before I realized Because he's not a great nunziata now. I'm actually this is assumed I wasn't overly familiar with I. Think freight the seventeenth nineteen a complete Mr Bill the last five or six years. When I was looking for Christmas only associated? How come I've never heard this before? Yeah that was. That wasn't the Jingle Bell that was That was the sound of a of an errand. Cat Yeah yeah absolutely well you present off the waitresses and Christmas kiss the waitresses. Something Sir. I you've already leaving the answer folded about this It's a some with the story. It's a song that eight visit a sort of addictive quality. Someone is just thinking. Screw it. I'm just GonNa Guess Have Kentucky for one and I'll just sit in front of the TV whatever and then actually now. Everything's beautiful at the end. Because I met this guy that we've been We we keep missing each other for the last year and we just met on Christmas Eve again. the the the the whatever this has been crazy metoo. Oh wait did you forget. cranberries to and. Suddenly we laughed and I caught onto what was happening. The Christmas spirit brought this yet a very happy ending. I think I'm going that's right and it's a lovely story and it's but it's delivered in that sort of slightly not miserable but like not affect affect to remind online about it's not exactly the immediate concern who is woman bumps into a blank in unmeasurable yet the maintenance of the Christmas Carol Sort of having that moment when he then throws the window open onto the boy zoo boy down by the. You've go because he suddenly discovered the tweet meaning of Christmas. And it's not from the ball humbug. which is which is how? The song begins to Wishing everyone a happy Christmas on Julius will give his is is winning but it stops it has called up fantastic funk guitar date base. You think this is GonNa be Green Song. I'm he's five minutes thirty nick seconds. It's it there's no need great vehicles skill and the story is no interesting. It's I it just plots alone and it's a shame because it has that bright beginning when they sounds real potential but no ah right okay all right. That's fine. That's fine A. K. Pick my battles. We have There is a Democrat Of not having to make complained to anyone just yet. You do have the power veto if I were to stay. Dave have the power to veto something from being on the list. So if I really wanted to insist you would have the power to these one item but if you played it now. You wouldn't the veto anything in the future. Maybe I know what. I'm probably going to have to use my veto from 'cause all right. Well let's let's go to the break based on any discussion on Christmas yet. Last Christmas wine. Wow now. I can't say when Lin went into this podcast because it's amoebae by To include new bits some. I'm conscious of what we do for those who are playing Magadan and we have the power to grant people exception covering all right it. Okay tell me why. Why absence and this was the three categories of Christmas song yet? The Nostalgia Christmas event intonation trigger laugh about Las Christmas he fulfills the event. which sort of that Christmas party in convenes the things things of of Christmas parties and everything that goes along with them but he thrives in action trigger using Christmas? That's a black by thing love W it's it's not. It's not sort of a shameless in the same way to Elton. John's trying to make money but Jamie's in the way that he uses the event to Christmas to to put pressure on someone. I don't say what am I going to try and have some sort of them from logical bonds. Today's because you could just get into the seventeenth. Yeah and and I think last Christmas was defining Christmas Song of the O- abandoned. Yeah that was yeah. I was just in the infant better so a massive great big dodged I know now I think might be though now night because because when you sing. He's he's got bits where you get Rothley yet. Now it's it isn't by any stretch of imagination. Isn't it soapy. Yes yes Christmas. e-eh yeah but I mean like really bit to soccer in a bit too That I I like something with a bit more bite to and this is just floppy and just just sort of a destroyed I gave awe. Aw It's an embodiment of of aside the wholesome is the embodiment of A. Nobody's just that that sort of side subtracts story someone trying to maintain a relationship across a me-meeting Christmas unless it's it's just I love it. I love it. La Is the sadness of the Christmas party We know that well. Yeah Okay Roy Komo convenient I know sorry have fat. Now that's only fruit. Discourse we will find the true wins absolutely. It is a will note that of course because I'm an old went up not down. I did know down with an exclamation. Mark spends nine monmouth. Freedom in New York was are out. So this is this is my my concession to pretty There's some means a lot in the Houston listened to it with a group of people and was was in summer and it used to be played with two free pokes songs. Same time and it was just it was positive. Emmy that sort of question and it was just a thing and so it was one of those I felt like it came into my life fatty light. It wasn't sort of the real canonical cool chunks of might obsolete childhood but and you know we'll we'll we'll get we'll get some of the some of the politics out of the way I don't find shouting the F. Word in public to now be a particularly daring And so will we have to set aside the fact that it is unnecessarily mean That side it's again it's it's not not just melancholy but kind of Dow but the subject matter is I think I'm i. I like that and the hats. You'll find out now about what my Christmas is like based on Luzon toys the WELL YOU DISMISS WAM being takes out not yet but it's the it's the SACCHARIN nature of it. This is a bit more like were just a bit more greater. I you recognize your emotional attachments assault talk about how this Vito looks good. I can't show So said the list if you if you if you're convinced I'm going to put this on the list you can play you will veto called the On a one on that list. The the caveat to that as if I if you WANNA play now that's absolutely fine. You will not be able to veto anything else okay. What I'll bet? I might fairytale of New York. It's just a terrible so it's Yeah there's some sort of semblance of a story. I don't really think he even Christmas in one of the things that really bothers me about a song of being written They add that Christmas endelman. thoat trying attach trying trying to a time of year. Seventy not to be a tweet seventeen. I think that's one of the things that I've checked. There is the variously spreading tendency to recognize. Someone's been Christmas songs just because Christmas. The hut problems eight east seventeen Song Naveh claim to be Christmas so means it's a song about the suicide we brought them. I think it's cost Scott sort of That will dressed up in. That's that's quite interesting thing. I did not dressed up in massive pockets. It snowing inside and they're all church bells. Yeah but this Chelsea year round covering good like two or three months of the year every could be snowing. That's that is accidentally approximate Christmas. But then you have. Things like stopped covering have no relevance to Christmas apart from one line in their fairytale tell you. He's a big part. I think the Christmas element was added. An I don't dislike just because the number of reasons I'm curious just because I think it is objectively not a bad song. It's the it's got a really. It's a few different melodies entities. You've called like for a ballot it's a it's an example of very few ballot. The kicking like it has a very kicks in which you don't care for but Eh with that with that that Last puzzle type thing. Okay as the subject. I'm mm-hmm the Christmas just seems to bring everybody together. I realize of all it's my case because that's what what a really should do. But it Sir yes not somebody like actual okay. Well let's I want us nothing. Okay Oh no no no you Komo. If you WANNA play you've gotta play now it did. He's a speak now will forever etc to really dislike them. But because thank you gotta take any kind of an argument against it. I don't feel justified in vetoing. Okay all right. I think you'll be too offended by but might next takes time. What do we get your number four Mariah Carey? Christmas lovely lovely. I argued with any of these massively apart from them. But they're not on my on my list but I've got enough some snow objections to them. It's a it's a it's a lovely song Y This above of Just because we it begins wave. Mariah's Mugabe Mariah distinct wobbling nonsense but then that chunk chunk kapanen comes anything now. Now we got us out and again this is. The perfect is improving invention trigger so mm-hmm she wants to use Santa trying to bring her man who possibly has been dressed enough. She doesn't even bother with the trappings of Christmas. She's not in a tray. Trey up she's not putting a stocking up. She doesn't toys Christmas my brain but yes Jean. J. Just won't this is finalised. Holy which is a little bit creepy but I think the way she wraps it up is I think it's it's a great song and it's a processing Lonzo so is it is An is it's it's one of the very simple recalled progression songs that some twenty three Colton him really. It's not about the because that's when you get into all night search like that's where it starts to get it's got some distinct elements to it. Which makes them much more interesting? Some yet and it interesting is one of one of the songs of the MOM. The few Christmas songs modern age which of of actually sort of succeeded in making itself into mainstream culture because the success of the Christmas song recently not not being that great. No I I hate to be this guy. Can we count some. That's well over twenty years old as being the modern era now nineteen ninety-four so yeah no. It's well driven over the MOPE Nyanda. He's seventy six now. Yeah I think that's the number of mobile Christmas songs is is is really remote few. Now you've got you've got Milwaukee for me On on on these are carrying out the deployment of Markarian. I'm now I think I think that's a good choice to south. She is not it well more palatable but all right yeah well no fool coming. It's almost a little bit more traditional just because it's kind of cruel valid and it's Johnny Mathis When a child is born in home and I and that's interesting because in the first one that really has a nod to actual actually And Yeah I tend not to go live energies. Oh Jesus type songs. Christianity has undermined the message. Christmas amendment rights spoilt if anything Yeah and I'm I'm interested to To note of students from research to help me sort of Remember some of the songs that memory and a Not the Chris Dubois. uh-huh never came because he could have proper like low. Jesus Christmas He has drearily Patchy Patchy Crazy Song about a placement at that originally had been on my list in the listen to in more recently and I thought no that is just too crazy yeah. I'm far enough. Well I should talk about the song It's IT'S A it's it's a beautifully simple melody. It's if you've got that kind of voice a bit of base tentative voice. It's nice to be able to say It plays piano. And if you WANNA go oh down the road you can do the adult because the world is waiting you know you did the Middleweight which we don't get in some very often offer now. It was very much the equivalent of the modern day rap break And it's it's just it's lovely. It's it's a warm and unpleasant unlike yes I like it. It's a it's not even on my list but it is. It is is a song that I could not have lab childhood memories of Doug No wiring because Christmas of riot but but he's also we do play Golf Qua. Non are in but you can really get behind a good song and I think is appropriate within auto racing equipped taping elites handsome together. There should be a little bit but not too brought. His hate did so say family. Yeah absolutely February to the latter. What's what's what's funnel funding will catch the Marietta's everybody's is probably perfect Christmas mm-hmm but I have a caveat to that and that this one which if north the perfect Christmas song is possibly the perfect pops up? That's no refenced because we all knowledge that late goggles Batmans eats the puck puzzle but they decided to bring the man these Christmas Pot. Don't one by the weather girls down. Thank yeah the finest finest thing goes. I don't think I'm familiar with this one. You how could you well to be fair. It didn't even chart which which I think to be only crime again. Use a song against Megyn all. It's pretty because obviously these follow on from radio. It is the same song. Secre Veasley the they'd been subject to a meteorological phenomenon of the brought men to them. And you know that Langley ladies want to repeat that have some agency by asking Santa to bring them a match. Oh businessman I think we need to stress. Okay is it important with these tool doc Strongly about the type of mine they want because they got very specific needs keep home. Oh Okay it's not just businessmen right. Why Wo- a businessman capable deep of all because you've got to note the fires out the chimneys Clayton? This girl's haunt he's open on. It don't mean a thing It's also. It has references to miss the safe from the shaven Could Christmas By this is amazing songs for so many elements to an employer so anybody. Who's listening to this the fast and you need to do fire up youtube? Just see the video video is just one of the most all some things thanks have made. Wow okay well. It's not going to get on the list but it's but I can't hold if opinion via Wow my final is a SA- cover You can see rituals fine for me and we can have the discussion about this. But I'm tired of this. Is Tom Jones of catch my Hughes. It's called outside aside Janis. Okay I really. I think it's great. I think to cover. I think he's got bike to pass now to it's not strictly it doesn't strictly reference Christmas But absolutely he speaks of winter he speaks off a little bit a booze and People getting together and A. It's one of those light die hard that we've decided ladies of Christmas if not necessarily about Christmas and I think So yeah the discussion. It's like it's been fashionable over the last couple of years to you. Want to try and read into the lyrics to triumvirate on twenty six eight Plus why Amex it's an average because We like if you actually just listen to this on you understand NATO good natured And the guy for the cover on the original it is so much more life joy In the cover That's that's fun and kind of essential huma and the the the joy is much more involved than the original which is just the big stage and that is sort of imminent MENA by That both the both a couple of wealth people having good welcome and and you know an ear. You've got some under this lady fees and it's just lovely and it's fun and it just yet and it's a it's could you can raise Saint Joe's well rather than the original which again is just another Mellon. Lula da I think I genuinely forgotten evening existed before for you mentioned that. It's not not over. The Tom Jones was his reload album. So let's yeah. He's about ninety ninety eight maybe three hundred albums around and he liked the Atari. I was the element about Tom. Jack show he recruited album of jets with lots of you've popular today about three years before the album came out so badly ladies The Manic Street preachers. I think my third Spice Ice Age twelve is Robbie Williams awful. Because it's like a you anytime. I'm ready Robert. It walk it all now. I want but it's really good on that on a little story about how Tom Jones was supposed to record. Write back within a he ladies and a problem with his voice Soviet Judaism voices fucked amid left and so they basically did the recording remotely so he did all his bits and then by making ladies do don't let onto and it comes out right well but yet to actually eh but anyway that was only to no no. That's fine that's fine. That's fine. You need but they get us mine. That's my phone. That's an interesting one. Dan Yeah Radi on this show because the original Yeah I'll remember him really sort of making that sort of cover. It is not a song that particular this this whole generation of those older Christmas songs and Buy Jingle Bell Rock the time which is fifty two zero one particular of yeah. He's wonderful. Time of the year bombastic bakes film. MM Some adopt. He's down my listen. You know it's very much to cover because yeah I I don't have a lot of times the crooning neither of done the big boy. Now that he's good object check to beautiful gets about bad yet of of the. Let's let's move into some honorable. Mentions before we before we try and tell you Running the Christmas tree time. Neither Brenda Cow. Aversion all the Mannequin version. Now I've got an option had because I do enjoy them at the melon mail the mail and mile end of Also know it's was for some reason in my head. Melanie Mel and melon and Chris is is. What is what I hadn't been on ABC's came up? Yeah and I think I'm happy to head bunks but if I don't hey the Alan Version than I am in my head do tape. The Mouth Smith fits over the top of the original On asking people if they a bit more pumpkin pie or Ribeiro whatever I feel like a spat polygraph surrounded by breaks. All of that stuff like doing overlays beds. It was an odd thing wasn't it. We need to get comedians to sort of tight. Pollen rebels Comme defy we know what defy records. I'm glad that's a threat sort of your comic relief singles now. I think the last one that sort of trying mind any kind of humor and it wasn't funny it was only in. The video was cool. Moss and Gareth Gates Spirit in the sky. Yeah really show who could malls or Gareth Gates are okay so that's fine. It's not unfold a couple more mine. Extent Christmasy my honorable mentions and indulge a deeply. Es which are the people will know do do it. It didn't the Michael via I had. I had many years working in but Christmas. Well that was pretty well and surprisingly I think love that. So that's there's some quality in that yet. Is Christmas awesome. We'll its own all of the canonical like Chris Adams And I mean Jubilo made something I indulge Sort of intouch in touch on means but Tom and finally Two thousand miles of the pretenders. He added a lot of tenders. And that's Any any any on your list of. Oh yeah the one that I really wanted to put in them realize that it just it was. I don't know him released but one of the very good modern Christmas songs CEOS puppies off forever. I don't think it has the message. Christmas near has a message to the you'd probably keep dog longer than Christmas It's just a joyful. Netflix Song that The woman Mary of yet classics Showcase Seventy both. Dylan's must be Santer Roy. Okay a gruff man. WHO's not the most cheerful moon would imagine? I'm not doing one of the greatest Christmas albums time. the yields. Everything's GonNa be cool this Christmas. Last Lay Gary Glitter's wrote Christmas Probably one of the Great Christmas so Seitz of Tom of made it there anymore. We can't and listening to it again. I think probably imprint interested in that. We haven't mentioned Christmas gift. Do any of the songs from Christmas gift. Va Phil Spector's. Oh No do yeah. I'm in an innocent Christmas song. Came from Phil Spector. Net create He's Christmas album. When WHOA WHOA classics on that to the point that I find it very difficult to any individual song out there but but that releasing seventies I think was the thing that made people realize? Oh aw week from megabits cash out. We haven't talked about sergeant Stevens Sort of made a career out Christmas albums yes no. He's to bulk doc. Set saw a pretty well my twenty four seven Christmas but it's difficult. I find it difficult to pull one particular stone. y'All tendency dates eight yeah. He's his commitment to Christmas. Absolutely any desire to Chris Medal for yes I would say the The the most honorable honorable mentions and we haven't mentioned wizard not happen. I really do think Matt is a is a cracking Christmas song. I didn't even list it. Because it was sort of. Yes sort of a given that we will recognize it. I I think it's great. I am interested in see my baby jive breath which with enough which is almost exactly the same song which I I am interested in a band light wizard? WHO At least slade? Because I kind of put the two together in these slade had the quite a few the songs. I think it's unfair. 'cause Roy Moore came out moved so I think he's he's sort of most mainstream work was been yet Ways was more of a passing sort of retirement plan. Okay a lockdown Roy. That Song Tom but I think it tends to come down to slide. We have wizard sites win. Yes absolutely not OK. Well we only you to to do the difficult task of them. Yes going back to our constituencies preparer making As this is the point. Union negotiations nations where they send out a sandwiches yet so here it is merry Christmas so this is Christmas. We didn't. We talked about the the song that begins so this is Christmas was known as Merry Christmas. War is over. I believe which is my mom's favorite and that never made it on the list but I suspect there's a lot that haven't made it on this that you think should be on the list but if you want to let me know what you think should be on the list then you can can't touch it and there's a myriad of ways to do so you can email list envy at G. Dot Com. You can tweet atmosphere party can Do do a facebook thing at the same address on Instagram at least and and Yeah come and Salo an yeah to let me know what you think. We missed the that we should have put on the list. Because it's as difficult. Go as you as you're about to find out But this was this was a lot of fun And as I alluded to at the beginning we'll do a couple of Christmas episodes and and I'll say this now well it's closer to this closer to the beginning of December than it is to the end of the year. I'm I'm get real for for for for for a brief minute and say that not. Everybody has like a wonderful Christmas. It's not an easy time for everybody buddy. And some people whether it's through loneliness or through the loss of of someone dates to them There's also two reasons why Christmas might be a bittersweet Tom or a melancholic time. We'll just a chip time. It's it's you know for this side of the Hemisphere. It's it's the dead of winter and and it's not the nicest brightest of of times for everyone and I don't count myself among among those people and so I kinda just want to say if that's the way you fail the no the people around you you might be surrounded by Glitz and gloss and Tinsel and you know I'm GonNa put my decorations up in a bit today And you might be surrounded by or that you might be forgiven for thinking that everybody feels like that and Yeah it's Christmas can can be can be hard for some and If it isn't hard for you then then just be bear friend and B be aware that some people might want to a hook or to come in have a drink or just escape the winter or whatever and so if you're feeling great this Christmas than maybe maybe if someone who were who could use a little bit if your time and company so that is my series message. There was no newsletter out last week because of things that happened she is I just I i. I can't remember what was doing last week but it was it took a weekend and and so I didn't get to to get the newsletter out but it will be out on Sunday so one is just gone out But there'll be another one next week and with that you get playlist stuff staff and extra old tidbits of things which you don't get in the podcast so You can sign up for the newsletter. Just go to then be dot com or check your iphone or your your other phones are available. Just look at your screen. The podcast APP. There's shown at section there that will have have a link to their newsletter. And it's some it's a it's a national group there were buildings so Come and join that and get some extra bits and that will just about do it. So let us get back into our final deliberations And I am pleased with that. We've that we've concocted together. Gather so number spoilers. Let's dive back in. This is myself and does right and our top five Christmas subs what I think. We nutrients like Oh. Yeah no absolutely agree on slate. And I'm happy to put that fatty list. I mean it was on a number one On we'll we'll see we'll see how it goes now combined list Put Very very happy with your case for all of the Christmas business. Yes I think. I think. That's a strong strong contender Fit for a number two at this point. I think I'M GONNA have to stop looking at my list demands Now you haven't had anything I've got to offer. I think I I am going to really make a push full greg. Okay I think the ones I'm Gonna I'm GonNa sort of really really make noise about Greg is this is the first. It's the first one I don't mine too much wear it goes. I'm happy for maybe a full okay. I'm I can live with Greg Lake. Yeah since compromise yet. That's that's that's what I think we should reward him the fact that he's filed. He's one of the Christmas I think since step into Christmas was also on my honorable. Mentions I'd like to put as number five postal tray you see the one that I want to back down on the weather goes. Yeah although it came in as my faith that was a copy and paste thera Bronfman the prioritization. Ever I would I would find again. I would even compromise very tight of your note because the weather does need to be recognized for their genius. Heard take take no now. I know I know I already know though. I don't need to have had it okay. The Christmas version and doesn't that's that's wonderful though is no no I can allow that and undertake the thing is. He's a reverse veto. No you see. This is the problem I think by my plan rules. I've left it too late. Transfer window is closed an icon veto. But I think I think we're GONNA have to say that if you're going to allow fairytale of New York wolk which I'm going to insist on big number three that we can put away the goals in the five. Okay Yeah No. I'm I'm happy with a K.. It's it's an it's another but had I can guarantee you an absolute guarantee you go away from this. You will watch the video and you will come back to me and say you okay. You brought this. This is amazing We'll give you the full taught once again Desanta Desanta bring me a man this Christmas yet. Part one they do we have. We heard potter. No come find no trace party. I think there was no room for improvement yet that they put it out on tailed six and a half minutes long really know but don't basics okay all right well in that case then at number five is designed to bringing the Humam This Christmas poem brackets Is Believing for Christmas by Greg. Lake number number three is fairytale of New York by the end customer number two auto Christmas. Is You Mariah Carey and the number one. Merry xmas everybody by slade. That popsy would you consent to this list. I do accept that we did it. And you know that could have been more contentious. It could be compromise. You have to go with your ball. Of course I mean it's just like an any family shoved Christmas gifts AOI say. Say and I've sort of looked each one of the gifts and gun might get the same felt is it's the joys in the giving speaking of Ajoy You on a founder member of Batman's Premier Ukulele based Music Extravaganza. I still lighthouses up a second best agai room from pregnant. Yeah and it's very bothering him to cite out as well Ten eight it's a group of like minded people make Prince Wales twice a month. The criteria worries. You have to have a Ukulele. He'd have to play. We play popular songs of the Daddy by Christmas a Christmas. We have a an annual get together where we invite people to come big of the prince way it was and we just say this. Is the subway gonNA play joining and Sabz and it's been an amazing experience for years now. With over. Three hundred people turned up. And it's just writers Peop- keep this whilst they just sing the song yet and pretty well actually old songs that are on this list on the power of our three hour marathon. This untraceable must not. Do you have a date yet of women's from Bay. Now okay. That's fine. I believe nineteen fifty seven. But I don't know all right. Well we will but I come to put this out so I will make inflation of Because will before then all of a sudden they which which is great because I would encourage my Contingent Business Mr come along. The it's one of the starts Christmas. Actually that fading when you will three hundred people banging out very tight you up to be on it it really is the do you think this is it. Yeah these this is fine. This is this is lovely well I failed a felt this much. Infamy quite frankly And this has been marvelous That's right thank you so much for twenty minutes.

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... And Chill! on Siren Radio: Episode 53 - Christmas Eve

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... And Chill! on Siren Radio: Episode 53 - Christmas Eve

"And now an ad from dad right save money on car insurance when you bundle home and auto with progressive guy take these off right. What is this wow? Where did you get this? I'm talking to you with the hair yeah. Where did you get good stuff solid? That's not veneer that solid stuff progressive can't save you from becoming your parents but we can save you money when you bundle home and Auto Progressive Casualty Insurance Company affiliates another insurance discounts not available in all states or situations Christmas on Siren Radio just gone ten o'clock on your Monday evening Christmas Eve and you're listening to Siren Radio Radio Valentine. It's time to sit back relax and chill leading up to Christmas Christmas. The only time singing yeah <music> Yeah uh-huh NATO denied we're saying <music> World Peace New Paul McCartney. They're getting as in the Christmas spirits we are on the eve of possibly one of the busier days awfully <hes> for many of us. He'll be hectic but we all all right exactly the same tomorrow's Christmas Day I means today's Christmas Eve audio listening to Siren Radio Muslims kyw valid tied to sit back relax chill out with some Christmas music tonight gets hit the festivities underway of guts bad cracking jokes some crispus trivia and the like. I say a lot of festive music to keep you company until that midnight hour strikes and we celebrate right the fact that all the build up to Christmas is over and that chill day is on its way traditionally and chill is all about chill out music relaxation and that is going to happen as the show goes on from eleven o'clock tonight. All the music is going to slow down as some of you may whisk yourself off to an early slumber especially if you've got the kids up at five A._M.. In the morning on center has been remember kids get back now L. Center <hes> no you don't WanNa send it. Can't you open away. He might get a bit of coal in any sack you know unless I'm but no it's going to be a a lot of festive upbeat tracks for the first hour or so and then we'll slow things down as we creep closer to midnights and you cannot have a festive I rendition of any show here on Siren without hearing they track at least once possibly one of the greatest Christmas songs of all time. It's darkness Christmas Time uh-huh uh-huh Dan UH Steve Span spot <music> <music> yeah before sets off to the studio today. I have this wonderful idea. What I thought was a great idea for some content from today's show you know 'cause I know we're GONNA play a lot more music today but contempt is always key? I was looking at Christmas related things. I thought maybe do something on tradition on them. You know the meaning of Christmas then I thought now it's not really my style. Let's talk Christmas crackers. <hes> I thought okay a bunch of like pound shop unbranded Christmas crackers the cheapest I could find and add pull them on air in. I'm a little bit lonely on the stewed in the studio tonight so <hes> I would be pulling them on my own policeman Christmas cracker thing that's the saddest thing anyone can on Christmas Eve but I thought I'll I'll pull them in the studio and we'll look through at like the jokes of the Trivia because I have I have a <hes> a I have like an idea in my head that no matter whether you buy the most expensive Christmas cracker in the world all the cheapest you still get the Rubik's jokes so so when out on the High Street today look in for them a may have left a bit late I say but not a single shop on Lincoln Street that I could find at least was selling selling Christmas crackers like I went in all the big chain stores and and I couldn't find any anywhere so either Lincoln of sold out and we are a big Christmas cracker city or do people not buy them anymore. Stocks Not sex shops not stock up on them enough who knows so <hes> afford to resort to <hes> finding some of the best Christmas cracker jokes that can online and that's where I came across this out Cole on the independence by Richard Jenkins he talks about <hes> the fifty worst Christmas cracking had jokes and a poll of two thousand British people have found that wanted five chose this particular joke as the worst they have ever found in a cracker so drum roll please ladies and gentlemen deliver liberty who hides in a bakery at Christmas amid spy amid spy. Wow I can hear you groaning at home and even even in a prerecorded states I could be Hugh Cronin at home and that was closely followed. By what do you get if you cross center with a duck. A Christmas cracker plenty of them to curb has the show Cho's rose odd but up next it's band-aid and the Almighty do they know it's Christmas. Stay tuned to sovereign radio <music> Christmas Time Vanish <hes> Eh uh uh-huh <music> eh it's crazy <music>. I'm dead. Do they know it's Christmas <music>. You're listening to Siren radio absolutely love that track. I'm one of these people that loves when it comes to Christmas Day because it means that I get the chance to fight not just Christmas Day. Sorry like the middle of November November just so that I can start playing Christmas music. You know we may not be able to play it here on siren straightaway because you know not everyone likes to listen to Christmas music in November sky does give me the chance to eat. I put uh-huh spotify playlists and listen along. I I just finally gets you in the spirit more and he makes me smile Christmas music. I think is all about making people smile and I think there's not enough like a lot of the songs that you're going to hear over the next hour or so our whole really classic old school songs and we don't have enough like modern day Christmas songs. There's only a few of pled a few of the last few weeks like Christmas lights by coal play. Hey Matt will say Song Metairie <hes> when Christmas comes around but these not many iconic Christmas songs from the modern age but we're going to carry EXORB- <hes> I'm with one of the most iconic Christmas songs of all time Merry Christmas everybody it's slade Christmas on Siren Radio. uh-huh breath uh-huh it is Sir <music> Ma <music> uh aw shouts along with its Christmas at the end of that one year Eliah you're listening to Siren Radio Merry Christmas lines valid side I'm taking to. A bit dicey with another festive dishes of an chill here on Siren in looking at some real look at us Christmas slide traditions Christmas crackers stuff but I'll tell you what that songs just reminded minded may off. Do you guys remember the Benny Film Christmas special from quite a few years ago always reminds me of that because <hes> the they had slate perform God matters like guest guest performances and it was just one of those things that sticks in your mind of the performed on pedometer no why why that came to mind but sir a did all the same God that she has re real northern nightside like how could he get any Moldovan. You're a fan of any dome just to annoy people leave a bowl. Let's have another Christmas cracker joke. Shall we or which ones you let go with what you get. If you eat Christmas miss decorations tend to light US listing the Siren Radio Christmas on Siren Radio Jesus is was born on craze and man for more because <music> sometime in the whole uh Jesus was on threes and man the called threes these shepherd them by night Bryant new signings they they hate them using and man air remorse because of Grease <music> all the bells rang out tease jaw to be just to save your research and save may rain uh-huh the nation the pain is they reached across the Graham Clapper of the wheel that they spun and he galloped into market street east badge appointees chips. He's name was Ernie and he dreamt the thousands milk cock in the West. They were lady number soon she the number twenty two. They said she was too good for him. She was only prairie. She already got his cocoa there three times every week. They called him. They drove the fastest car in the West. She said she liked the PS three and when he finished worth one night loaded up the car these safe you only pasteurize pasteurize. She's dessert learning comes up to me. Chest DIG Otr drove the car in the West Evil Evil looking man to Ted from pending Tony from the bikers fan eight ten jeeter with his tree talks pasty. Oh meal braid. She's seen the saw me poise the very near Turner aid. She knew his corroon and he said you'll have roles every morning from victory. Anyone she saw what he's layer of any drove the car in the West one lunchtime paid Ernie's awesome Kong tighter door eight drove him mad defined it was still there at phosphor and then of course any went across worthies carthy off or whose name was trigger. I need pooled about this. In the winds. Noorani rushed out into the street East Gold Company he said if you WANNA marry Susi you might for like a man a why don't we played cops for sneeringly deployed and just to make it interesting without a shooting on the point dragged him as Bannon beneath the blazing sun they stood there face device undertake winfrey's button but Ernie's with two quick things didn't go the white take Flan refinement fitting for me then she between them and try to keep them apart pushed five then you looked up in surprise them a concrete crop other apple pie quantum in the Ernie a bit horny throws. The milk in the West Ernie was only fifty two. He didn't WANNA die. Navy's GonNa make deliveries net milk round in the sky where the customers are angels and ferocious dogs are banned in the Milton's knife. He's of funding that fairy dairyland a women's needs are many fold. Oh and Sushi married taped but strange. Things happened on their wedding night. is they leave their bait was that the trees rustling or the injuries of the gate or earnings ghostly knowsley go top so rattling in their crates. They won't forget Hertie nineteen sixty. One's Christmas is number one Ernie the fastest built cartoon in the West Benny Hill a fun fact for you. Did he know the Benny Hill was in fact a milk band aid a previous life before he became cable a huge performer here in the United Kingdom. No you did not thank you very much. That's a factor that you were finding year Christmas Trivia Sierra India Christmas crackers especially. If some of these really bad jokes arte go by she would go through a few. Let's do it <hes> what do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back a stick what a Horse's favourite T._v.. Show Nay Sayers and did Rudolph good to school. No he was Elf taught Elf taught <hes>. That's really bad here listening to sired radio. It's Christmas Eve. I hope y'all L.. Having a wonderful time of sleigh center is always way and <hes> someone's actually been doing the stats of how fast Santa Hasta travel around the world this evening in order to get to every house of every girl and boy I we're going to take a look at those facts and figures up next because he'd nothing says festive Christmas festivities rather than a little bit maths. You're listening to siren radio. This is Marvin Gaye the Christmas Song. I like to do now south view. That's fitting for the season that we're having now and I hope you enjoyed chess. Jack <music> you dress <music>. Everybody Attorney Bra tiny towns with find your sleep too <music>. It is gone to see how and so <hes> symbol to kids from one ninety two. Although it's been say minute times man Chris Aw Marvin gaze take on the Christmas song probably one of the most covered Christmas songs of all time but sir. I really love that one. You're listening to Cyrus Sira radio. It's Christmas Eve as I'm sure you all know out there unless you've been hidden under a rock for the last few years at month. Should I say 'cause <hes> Christmas from East ousted on November. I work in retail in Lincoln indeed the it's been a busy busy few weeks. I'm not going to lie <hes> I was out on the High Street earlier today and the place was just packed with people getting those last few minutes <hes> Christmas decorations Christmas presents Christmas gifts just everything to do with Christmas. Don't go to card shop a couple of days before Christmas. That is the one piece of advice I walk. If you you know sorry to hold the car jumps in Lincoln I eh I literally. I have never seen Bom Ahab <hes> it was just it was hell on earth but I thought to myself. No you could do this guy. Get in out. No what you're planning. That's the thing do not dawdle at Christmas. I do not wander around shop especially ones that have one where systems don't dawdle you want to be in out know exactly what he wants in that shop. This is not the time for just buying things at a whim. You've got to know what you want to walk out with like fifteen things that you think I'll give this person for Christmas oral use this and then you never use it and then he just sits in a cupboard for years and years and while I'm starting to get really grumpy in my old age twenty two two years old and failing that were Taylor swift isn't about to play <hes> but I was saying earlier how U._S.. Scientists have calculated that center would have to visit eight hundred hundred and twenty two homes a second this evening to deliver all the world's presents on Christmas Eve so he's a very speedy center ladies and gentlemen because he will be traveling at six hundred and I'm fifty miles a second Sokaia job. He's got all that magic behind them that for certain you're listening to a siren radio will take you up to Christmas Day Christmas USC on Siren Radio. It's not a Christmas you can. I please to go. It'll be lonely be Orbi this interesting breakdown Alan around the Christmas. Tell me I <music> remember last year when we never <music> Christmas must've been made starting. This is the time of day that you eh so it'd be lonely. Excuse very and all uh-huh. How do you know what I've missed in the run-up to Christmas they see the Christmas Mahfoud last really realize is today how much after missing out on the Christmas food on the way up to Christmas because <hes> the stuck say crispus douse the beginning of November search led to get a little bit of it <hes> uh-huh from December? I've actually made healthy sing. Wait Shah changed my lifestyle around from in basically a lot of rubbish food a lot of a lot of takeaways a lot of eating out in restaurants and it does all that up as I found very very quickly <hes> so I started eating healthier making Salads Ho Jackie Potatoes Ivy proper cooked meat. Not you know from Ding microwave meal so thing and I felt a lot better for its book. One thing that I have realized is that you just miss out on all the chocolates it. I've been having one chocolate a day as part of my advent calendar Linda. That's really weird for me because Christmas is Christmas is all about isn't it <hes> Calloway tomorrow tomorrow high of good to have so much chocolates so butch Turkey so much food is going to be absolutely. Lay Amazing and I've been looking up about why we eat Turkey at Christmas because I was thinking about this earlier and I was like off naturally not got any clue as to why well <hes> the belief as Thet Turkeys were first brought to Britain in fifteen twenty and before that on Christmas Day <hes> we will traditionally eat bull's head goose or even peacock. Wow sounds sounds like what back in the jungle with Anton deck deck and holly should. I say <hes> but it's claimed the Henry the eighth was the first person in Britain to eat Turkey for his Christmas meal. Well look that he's he's gets eight wives and Turkey at Christmas Nice. What you're listening? Siren radio were headed up to Christmas celebrated. The fact that the buildup is almost over the actual day is on its way up next John and Yoko happy experts. The war is over so this is Chris View Wall just begun Chris mm-hmm wrong uh-huh mm-hmm the Joanie hokuto lorries. Oh happy experts. You're listening to siren radio over kyw's Christmas cracker jokes. Let's dive into a couple more. What what did the farmer get for Christmas A. Calculates what did what snowman to say to the other snowman? Can you smell carrots. Get it you got it and what school subject are snakes best stats his Torri top-quality comedy here on Siren Radio who needs radio therefore Christmas on Siren Radio and we're continuing on with the Christmas classic from the Love Virtually Film. Can you believe it was two thousand and two this came out. Christmas is all around me <music> Chris. This is a meal smile you talk to me and Christmas. This will feel there's no no song a small the they win really shows billy mack there with the Christmas is all around the in the dark horse single for Christmas number one two thousand and two in the La- virtually universe anyway glad that he is in front of me. Lucky was with the radio present in that Phil because I think if that happened in real life probably won't be allowed back on the airwaves ever again <hes> but I I love that track at I love that film. I got the opportunity to <hes> good what chase at wildwood here a a couple of days ago. It was a Christmas treat for my girlfriend. She <hes> she didn't tell me where we're going. I didn't even know that there was a cinema of their <hes> above the restaurant letters but sir absolutely loved it. You know we had a three course meal and and and the cinema ticket for like twenty quit each and to really nice evening so <hes> yeah I recommend it definitely and the love actually for me. I don't care what people say is. One of the greatest Christmas thus films of old time I did actually get the chance to check out another iconic Christmas film that I'd never seen before <hes> just a couple of days ago and that was the holiday with the CIA black and <hes> <hes> was a name she plays Fiona in Shrek. <hes> always on the tip of my tongue Cameron Diaz that's correct at she sounds just like feel now in the first Shrek she at that point apparently they were filming at around the same time but she sounds just like in in in the holiday at these people at home going kind of course. She sounds like she provided the voice but seriously go back and watch the two foams together you you can definitely tell more than any of the film <hes> by chance to watch that I never seen it before. It got real rave reviews on my facebook and social media pages from people when I told them I was going to watch it so I was like I had high hopes and yet a match those expectations should we do a couple more <hes> couple mock Christmas cracking jokes before I send us off to the news at eleven o'clock Elgon. I'll do to <hes> what carol role do they sing in the Desert's Oh Camil Ye faithful and what do you saying a snowman at a snowman's birthday party freeze a jolly good fellow. You're listening to siren radio. Please do not Choon out. I'm with you until midnight until that midnight hour strikes but a couple more songs to take us up to the news at eleven. The clock is going to tell you exactly what I'm doing once we get off the air this evening as we're driving home for Christmas if you want to get in touch with those here at Siren radio it's at Cerrone F._M.. On twitter studio at cerrone online dug co Dot Hugh K on the email or text in audible seven nine seven eight hundred seven one six Chris can play the same those facing drought for Christmas and Tom Com driving home for Christmas. Things and Searle Nowadays Free Way Holy Crap can get driving home for Christmas. Dr Chris Memory take a book the driver next he's just just enjoy all around driver no Komo on holy ground on trauma and home for Christmas Drive Thousand Memory Jacob Mexican Justice Dr Well. Ah Sir I aw <music> uh-huh aw yeah Christmas Christmas Christmas on Siren Radio Boobs just can eleven o'clock uh on Christmas Eve say back relaxing and chilling out until midnight hour strikes Santa Baby. Just slip a sable under the tree or. Armie then all food good girls Santa baby down the chimney to night Santa baby a fifty four convertible too light blue. I weighed up for you dear Santa Baby so down the chimney to night think of all the five Mis Cinco in Kabul the FELLAS that I haven't case next year I could be just as good chance of my Christmas Lewis. I Santa they be. I want a yacht that then an angel Laurie <hes> Santa Baby so we need to Santa any one little thing I really need the deed to platinum mine Santa Baby so hurry down the chimney to Santa Cutie and fill my stocking with a duplex and checks sign your Exxon the line Santa Cutie and hurry down the chimney to common trim my Christmas tree with some declarations bought at tiffany. I really do believe in you see if you believe in me. Santa baby forgot to mention one little thing are saying I don't mean on the phone Santa Baby so much him June down. Let you need to hurry to night baby. You're listening to a siren radio. This is an chill and eastern eleven o'clock now on your Christmas Eve. We're going to slow things down plus Nice relaxing music as you head off to your slumber begin early Nice. If you're a parent with some young kids running around in the morning or maybe getting up early to <hes> finish at an appealing those parsnips chopping those carrots that kind of thing ready for a big family gathering Christmas is such a wonderful time of year and I've been reading up some facts about Christmas. Some statistics facts things that I didn't know and and some of them are really cool. Actually I know is really boring Rimba Sir just listen to this one here because I know something my word to the studio today I walked past quite a few shops that were selling Christmas trees and they're out and about and they're outside the stores now with big like fifty percents off signs. It's Christmas Zeev Fifty percents of seventy five percent off Christmas trees because let's face it a lot retailers want to get rid of them now. There's this there's no place for Christmas tree selling in January as <hes> and that's because nearly ely sixty million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe alone. Can you believe that that's absolutely incredible to me. Another fun fact that I am I found out I from watching doctor who about a friend of mine and American friend pointed out to me that he was actually true is in America. They don't have Christmas crackers. I thought that was like a worldwide thing but Christmas crackers on not a thing across the pond and for many Americans that are listening in today because we all broke cast on one. Oh seven point three F._M.. BURTT also online on June in radio plant APP and our website Siren Online. Don't cut it U._K.. Across the the world I'm Christmas crackers and I should have explained this at the start before I said the jokes they are like a little paper thing that you poll. There's like a little popping noise that incited there's normally aerobics joke on a piece of paper Bitta Trivia <hes> like really really awful toy. I'm not selling them very well and neither is our country for the sake of trying to find them for today show but some but they are iconic when it comes to the Christmas period so <hes> <hes> like I say hope you're having a nice evening chilled out maybe with a <hes> a glass of mold wine and a mince pie butts whatever you're doing thank you very much for tuning in and of course some relaxing songs songs to take us up to midnights up next. It's missed a Christmas to Mr Christmases brought together for one big festive showdown hates Michael Boo play and bing crosby spe- white Christmas press you know <music> Slab well <hes> Chris Chris Carr Barry The mail your you go excrete glisten <music> with every crispus car in your joining mail your Christmas be <music> Michael Boo laye and bing crosby's rendition of white Christmas but you might be surprised to know that one of the most classic Christmas tunes of all time was in fact written by Jewish songwriter of in Berlin <hes> Irving Berlin rotates in a originally wrote White Christmas for a Broadway musical that never got produced. I it was then picked up by Hollywood producers who used it in holiday in a nineteen forty two film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire <hes> it became the bing crosby's version became the highest selling single of all full time which is incredible the high. Am I reading that right bing crosby's version of white Christmas is the highest selling single of all time. I did not know that I would have never said that but apparently reportedly that is correct. Wow that amazes me. The rights of the Irving Berlin actually hated one version of the song he loves bing crosby's version but Elvis Presley's version of white Christmas. He hated it so much that he tried to prevent radio stations from playing Presley's Cova well. We played blue Christmas by Elvis last week and so I think I think Elvis's got enough Christmas songs. Let's just leave that one to <hes> being showy but one thing that I'm very excited about here. Siren radio is tomorrow Christmas Day. Four o'clock will be the local music spotlights as always on a Tuesday but they see it is the local Christmas music spotlight every song that you hear from fossil five o'clock. Tomorrow is a Christmas song produced and performed by local local musicians and they said we got so many seventeen that not all of them will actually be fitting into that our so I'm GonNa play one for you now. This is vive morale in the bleak midwinter. You're listening to Siren Karen Radio you St Uh Snow <music> <music> mm-hmm ah show <music> yeah <music> <music> <music> <music> <music> faith morale in the bleak midwinter. You confined the local Christmas spotlights head tomorrow at four o'clock. You'll music on your community radio station up next it's cliff Richard mistletoe and wine China's the Karen Fast Dreams of Santa Dreams of Snow Fingers Bases Ms Lavelle and I guess Song Three Times Eh time full time trusting this Iran House making just follow <music> Eh her give me time again and more aw this phase and by aiding yeah yeah this evening. We've been learning owning a lot about Christmas Day and some fun facts the you might not know about but I thought let's do something a bit different now and Lynn a little bit about the day after Christmas Day because I was wondering where does boxing day come from. Why do we have? It's Whoa why why is he got the name Boxing Day you know is it because Nova and families like my earn lights have fights on boxing day and kids. Are we fighting over the facts that you go this curse was the nightingale one of those and youth they more money another ardent get that. I don't know if the Delaware Alex came from a I swear it's not at my family. You're my might be sat with era. This was listening to this too. Don't think that was any of you but boxing day actually gets its name from all the money that is collected in church John Boxes for the poor so boxing day the day after Christmas was spent boxing up the money <hes> in order to <hes> distribute it then to the poor which is actually really sweet <hes> story behind which I personally did not know. Did you know let us know on twitter at Siren F._M.. Studio and Sound Online Dakota U._k.. <hes> I'm for the email you can also text in audible seven nine seven eight hundred seven one six or get in touch with us on facebook Siren Radio One zero seven three right less. I have a couple more Christmas cracker. Joke shall we <hes> why did no one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on Ebay. They were to deer to deer get it. Hey Boom Ch <hes> what. <unk> does a frog do if his car breaks down this did actually met me laugh he gets it towed and what happened to the man who stole an advent calendar. He got twenty five days. They get to siren radio. This is the bad naked ladies in a one horse opens. The we go laughing son Bob Tail tale making sphere. It's fun to ride and saying Slang Song Nine <music> gene she long Oh what fun one open Jingle Bell Jingle Bell Jingle Oh what fun <music> one horn open sleigh <music> yeah eh or the Paris bride but body it is I thought I mis- misfortunes porch you're going to she's get up to speed it should do say the what <music> what fun and to laugh and sing the bad eh he keyed ladies Jingle Bells. You're listening to sired radio and <hes> there's the bed behind the also fake Bang theory theme chaired with their seemed like a nice relaxing doc saying rendition of jingle bells but they snuck it in the end. They went all back to their roots. <hes> but I'm going to break not only a heart book your minds with this next fact and that is that jingle bells while we associated associated with Christmas whilst is one of the Christmas classics on Everyone's playlist today and tomorrow the song was written by Joe James Lord Pierpont Pierpont a hope of pronouncing that correctly but it was actually originally written to celebrate Thanksgiving. It wasn't anything to do with Christmas and yet and yet here we are. We've taken it. We've Christmas is it and <hes> and it's one of the all time greats foreshore rights lie slow things down a little wits. What time is it when elephants sits on your fence time to get a new fence? You're listening to Siren Radio Christmas Christmas Siren Radio <hes> <hes> Eh <music> Louis C. C. addition scene in in the end <music> <music>. You're listening to siren radio. It's nearly half past eleven on on your Christmas Eve really not far until we'll be getting open the ball and ready for probably one of the busier days of the year I mean we don't have like really I personally don't have line busy Christmas days in we don't do much but a still hectic all the same you know be spending mine with <hes> with my family. I'll be spending boxing day with my grandparent's it'll be it's going to be lovely lovely COUPLA days back in Huddersfield <hes> you know he's just a chance to spend some time with the family play. Some games played a game that used to play at my <hes> my grandparents on my dad's side which was <hes> you know with play like this game where he was basically charades but with pope names that's that's always a lot of fun <hes> with like name that Choon <hes> my my grandparents at Christmas as well which is i. I'm always in charge. I don't know what it is. I think they just think well. You know what he's the radio presenter. He's got the he basically I paid for the spotify account. That's probably why I get thrown in that one but I've got to put one of those together tonight. That's what I've gotta remember to do <hes> but I'm sure a few of these might be in there as well so if any of my family listening no cheating get get your homework done you'll be on. You're listening to siren radio and like I say every song was going to be between now and midnight is nice relaxing chilled out. 'cause that's what we do here on your Monday. Evenings was celebrating the fact that the bill looked Christmas is almost over and the day is on its way out next I I've got this really nice employees. By t-bone Burnett the classic Carol Today's God Rest Easy Merry Gentlemen stitched into Siren Radio Sault Saint James To midnights in Ah Miss Mary Christ I see <music> Christmas Day from sanctions Eh sure <music> and dismay Christ US Christmas semester sand aw <music>. I mentioned earlier on the show about how other people pull of been a bit of a stressful run up to Christmas especially if you're working in the retail sector here in Lincoln especially around the Christmas markets and everything like that and found out something which which has just perplexed me completely and that is a Christmas bonus law. Did you know that in Greece Italy Spain and Germany workers get a Christmas bonus of one month's salary array by law. I did not know this. Did anyone else know this. You basically get thirteen months of salary by law in Italy Greece Spain and Germany the and I'll tell you this could be this could be the thing that brings the country back together. I mean you know Theresa may she's. She's in parliament right now really struggling to cut admit I would like to say and this is the first time of pointed it out. I am recording this on the twenty first of December. There's a great possibility that they might not be around this time when we are on Christmas Eve just as a little disclaimer but you know what back to it. She's she's there. She's struggling Clinton. She slid Kitty No. How can we bring everyone together? These could be eight just offer everyone an extra pota- salary. Hey presto your bills through parliament away from that. We've all got a very busy to hit tomorrow ahead for Christmas Day. You know we're going to be in a lot of food. That seems to be the theme for Christmas nowadays in the twenty first century we just we just stuff our faces. Let's face it and one one thing that I found out as well as many parts of a Christmas tree can actually beaten so if you sat there. You've been through all Turkey. You not quite on the cheese board yes but you think I think I need a little bit of a snack will Leonova to Christmas tree. Don't even have to get up to go to the kitchen. You don't have to cook anything. Lean over to your Christmas tree. Take off a couple of the needles and that it's a great source of vitamin C who needs oranges and Tangerines in the stockings now those with got us tree you'll get to siren radio unless carry on with the some more relaxing Xing Christmas music this next track warnow I keep saying the word iconic but it is it's one of those great classic iconic Wonderful Brilliant Christmas tracks but before that's who delivers presents two baby sharks at Christmas of course it centered y'all's he's Frank Sinatra. A Santa Claus is coming to town better watch out you better not cry better not pout. I'm telling you why Santa Clauses Common. He's Megan a list and checking it twice. He's GonNa find out who's naughty and Nice. Santa Claus is common. He sees you when when you're sleeping in knows when you're awake he knows if you been bad or good so big good for goodness sake. Oh you better watch better not cry. Uh I'm telling you why Santa Claus is common <music>. Ah Better Watch you better. Not Cry Better not apart. Santa Claus is common is Megan List and he's checking it twice. He's GonNa find out who's been in night. Santa Claus is coming to town. He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when your awake he knows Louis. If you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake oh you better watch out. You better not cross that are not pout. I'm telling you why Santa Claus is com in to senior baby cold outside. Now we're inside. Do you have a good time to Carmel. I had a wonderful time figured it's be so much. It's Nice a here than outdoors. You know with fireplaces going. It's nice. It's cozy. It's warm and nine really can't baby. It's cold outside. I've got to go famous cold. Outside this evening has dropped very nice holier hands. They're just like my mother will start to watch AH will be facing the fireplace so really I Danis Godal leased old navy just a half a drink some records on while my baby. It's bad out there say what to be had out there. I wish I knew like starlight Elti you had your here looks awed insane. No no mine defy. I'M GONNA say that I send so hurt by a hold out but it's cold aw seid do now nuts nicer as we got the magazines put away where all comfy and warm and welcoming now I simply must but mainly it's cold out. The answer is no cold outside. The welcome has you don't nice and warm look out that that win at that my best will be Gosh your lips look my brother will be there and like waves that Bonn tropical shrine maiden aunts mind Dr Dolittle. Maybe just a cigarette Malva such as she got to Mamie. You'll freeze out there. Come up to your knees. You really been take my hand Caribou. This thing to talk to remind lifelong will be plenty. God No doubt over we have had cold days leading up to Christmas this year. It's it really not been cold enough to snow yet and that's been a big thing on the news. As people say a- are we going to get a white Christmas. We seem to have this discussion every single year. It's it's not looking likely however I did do some research into what a white Christmas actually men because whenever I've seen like all the bookie's odds are saying being this. We're going to get a white Christmas here. I've always thought Oh is that to do with like when I think of a white Christmas I think like six feet of snow but actually it's so much less than that. A White Christmas is just one snowflake falling anywhere in the United Kingdom any being recorded so one snowflake falling anywhere in the U._k.. And that is officially a white Christmas. That's when the that's how the bookies sauteed. That's how a journalist Saute unlike express it so it kind of kind of shocked me away because I thought you know what we have to have like a full blanket of snow you for it becomes at that Bird Seb. The hasn't been a white Christmas in I think four years I think he's been eight years since we had a full blanket of snow. It just shows you however it is that we get a white Christmas nowadays in fact. It's now more likely that we get a white Easter rather than a white Christmas. How amazing is that? Well not amazing but it's incredible to think about right right less open those Christmas cracking jokes again showy who's Rudolph's favourite singer beyond Sleigh of course and what happened to center when he went speed dating he pulled the correct yeah this what actually does make me laugh. What's the most popular Christmas wine lie sprouts get it Christmas? Christmas is mass siren radio. Well you might be laughing but I am and we might get a white Christmas or even a winter wonderland <music> <music> <music> <music> <music> <music> <music> uh <music> Harry connick on June wonderful rendition of winter wonderland. 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7 Surprising Ways to Celebrating Nordic Christmas

The Nordic Mum

15:54 min | 1 year ago

7 Surprising Ways to Celebrating Nordic Christmas

"Hi there I'm Susanna too. Naughty I expo heartily block the minimalistic natural way embracing the Scandinavian lean. Avian Way less is more approach in life. I talked to nude woman about their journeys and how they live their live with the new lifestyle wherever they are a happy healthy living to Scandinavia way. This is the Nordic Mom. Hi there it's is another Nordic Arctic Palm podcast host here. I'm going to talk about the C word and new not GonNa talk about that C word. I'm talking about Christmas. I caught you there for a moment. Didn't I yes. It's less than hundred days to Christmas when I'm recordings recording this episode for you guys. Are you ready you know. It's only like ninety days today. Seventy days sixty days. It's coming pretty fast fast. You kidding panicky or thinking about Oh gosh Christmas. We haven't even haven't Halloween. Hello why she donkey Mark Christmas. Are you you thinking about all those presents. Need to buy and family of God getting together with family about the food. Oh It's going to be holidays. What are we going to go holidays? Are you gonNA stay home. Or what are we going to do. No don't panic. I have put seven surprising ways to to celebrate Christmas together just for you so that you can enjoy the festive season. We'd craze and color and all the trimmings the Nudie quay embracing and celebrating knowing where this traditions come from so what are all the surprising ways. The newly countries celebrate Christmas. Well first of all. When is Christmas so if you are in a UK or US US you celebrate on twenty fifth? I know that because I'm married a Brit many years when we lived in. UK Attorney fift- saved but in Scandinavia. We celebrate on the evening of the twenty fourth so the Father Christmas comes on the twenty fourth in the evening after you have your dinner and it leaves some presents underneath the tree it comes actually insists hello to the kids which is another thing in the UK. North America thing. You don't see Father Recess because he comes woodstoves Christmas presents on the socks in the morning and the warning you find the they're they're clever. Mommy and daddy but influence you get to meet Father Christmas when he comes in the evening just when you're having a cup of coffee or tea the FDA dinner when you feeling very lax father. Christmas knocks on the door and walks in with some of them underneath tree. How could you start so twenty fourth? Both so that's when we celebrate Father Christmas and in Finland father. Christmas is not Santa Claus. Father Christmas eats called Yolo. Poke now we're going to talk about. Why is it called Yolo book in a moment but the twenty four this weekend together and have a meal and we have a sauna and we might even visit the graveyards to live candle for the loved ones and this is tradition that is done in in Finland and Iceland so we remember those who on with us as well? Now Yalu You. y'All ULA DIFF- names in Scandinavia new conference and it comes from. The word called Bacon Holiday Ula which is still called in today in Iceland Oakland. All the Christmas has Christian tradition in the Western countries. It is celebrated in the twenty four three cement December December. And it's based on the long days of feasts that was perhaps most important celebration. On the olden days the Winter Celestis by the Bacon's it was turning board because this has been the darkest time the longest time of the year. Yeah are you coming towards the end of the year and getting ready to start thinking watt harvesting and preparing things ready for the spring hence. That's why it was called Ula. It will start off the new season now. The other thing that Scandinavians do differently in terms of Christmas Christmas is that we stopped celebrating lead a bit earlier than the other countries in terms of Christmas. So the first advent advent is the last Sunday of November and it is celebrated. It's called the advent of first advent in its celebrated with the worth of spruce and Red Berries and one handle is put on that red and you will have four advance before or Christmas which means you will have four candles on a threat. You might have it as a little on your windowsill way. You just put candles just remarking the activists or you might slide up candles on that. Sunday ditched remarked. But usually there is a church service in the church and you will have choir singing and then when you to the thirteen of December. That's what's called the Santa Lucia these advent is celebrated particularly and in those in that particular advent. You have girls dressed up in a wide Long dress and they have the west with those candles in double the head and they might have like walk through the city celebrating Santa Lucia who also of Mathur who was giving a gifts and it was giving Lots of things for poor people. Don't ask me with century the center las but but that's where it comes from. So we're celebrating Santa Lucia and it's all new countries even in Finland and it's the December thirteenth. No matter what day of the week it is that we needs you. Know that's the celebrated so you have the four advance leading to Christmas thenn before we get to Christmas. We have the CNN Rome Enisa or Unilat- or yogurt onto as as it's called in Finland now known has a lots of municipal nudie folklore in Finland the Yolanda peep through the windows and checks if the kids have been nice or not and it reports back to Father Christmas to say what the these kids deserve to have presence essence in Sweden and Denmark and Nisa which is dome the mischievous gnome. Start visiting kids twelve days as before Christmas and usually it leaves a presence for the kids on their slippers and Placed on the window in Icelandic Sunday called Ula lots and they are mischievous and they might leave potato into slippers if he's happy naughty so as you can see the kids in Sweden and not context start celebrating way before you know kids in the UK or In other countries and yes we have Christmas calendars as well and our Christmas calendar finishes on the twenty fourth and interestingly in Australia if finishes on the Twenty Ed v of course because here we celebrate on the twenty fifth. What about the Christmas goat also known as Yolo Book we make these goats from? Hey as a Christmas decoration to the table in Denmark Norway Sweden they are made aide do the trees as well in Finland more like table decorations nowadays but go has a different meaning as its original goes to the debate in God thought and it's Cherry point goats then through time. The goat is transparent. A character who punishes people who who had not clean their house ready for the holiday season Christmas and later the Kristin Scott transform to your local like this called in today in Finland bringing prisons too nice children like it does even today a centrist before it was called Father Christmas Santa canticles and yes we things like the claim that your book is to one and only at lives in Finland place called quarterback up far in lapland so it is not in the South Pole. The North Pole all live in the law like the French say it lives in Colorado in the lapland. What else is different than on the Christmas? And what else saw these strange ways that we have in new countries well the Crisp Sauna off caused there has to be a sauna because talking. Bud Hail Hello. It's Christmas so in a traditional bar and it's it's not just him feeling. It's also in Sweden Norway Denmark an awesome but less so so Christmas saw not is. It's just EPI thome of the Finnish culture. I could have like a podcast visitor zone or maybe I should some point in the future but your lasagna is in the eve of the twenty fourth so in the evening before you have your dinner you have sown you ca- together with your family and you have a dinner. A few cleanse yourself within Asana and we believe that the sonar is spiritual place so we don't talk north things in there and it's believed to be placed for free free of bad spirits but there's also these thoughts that you know you talk bad things about their so that the oh. Don't sorry the so sona to the South Niknam who lives in the SONAE keeps. It's free from those Pat's spirits and you want to keep the sound. Don't into happy so you leave him a plate of Christmas porridge. So it's white rice porridge that you leave on a a plate in the disown. After you've finished your sonal for the day so there you go so so has a special place even in Christmas time. What is Christmas without food? Every country has turkeys chickens. pokes the peaks. You just name it. There is food on the table on Christmas. And that's the same thing in Scandinavia and they have their own very delicious Russia's food in this season but there are similarities as well so you might recognize some of these things. I'm going to mention here. Gravel locks the cold smoked smoked salmon or travelex just salted Summon sumners a hearing as well. It's the eating an all new two countries in Christmas table just in a slightly different form. There's plenty of meat on the table. And this probably comes from the fact that in an old days there might not be so much meat available in the darkest and the coldest time of the year. And you might have had had to cure the meat like smoke or dried and there must be not being fresh meat that much so nowadays Out as you have lots of mainly pork. In different formation like roasted Norway Sweden Iceland you might have smoked lamb or crews in with very source in Iceland and lots of pickled herring in a table. Define kind of breads. You might have a little sweet bread the Sweden you might have the Rye bread in Finland. You have carrot and sweet casserole in Finland and you have a lots of this kind of things in the new countries. This fees of food is bigger than Thanksgiving in USA. I tell you it is in the food last days after Christmas. And then when you have the Christmas Ham the Christmas rose which has the big bone on it and then you might do soup out of it you might use it for sandwiches and you'll be eating it for days to come in weeks to come and and you might end up freezing some of the food because it's just too much it's the case you always and cooking too much food now there is. It's blend new for us. You can incorporate some of these surprise in ways of celebrity Christmas to your festive time. We live in a warm climate here in Australia. So we have Christmas on the twenty fourth. So this is the Christmas Eve when we have a big dinner with family and friends we also tell our children that yellow book becomes on twenty four th to bring some presents and usually funny enough father. Christmas have been schussed. Just when we've been eating and my kids never had the chance to meet the Real Father Christmas. I think my older one has realized he's been Mitch is pulling his slick but hey let's keep it for real then on Christmas Day. The twenty fifth we celebrate some more. We eat some more we must visit some friends ends and some family. So those who haven't come mid twenty fourth. We will go visit them. Talk Twenty fifth in terms of incorporating ridden the advent on every Sunday before Christmas we bake some Christmas tarts or gingerbread. Ready for the Christmas So every Sunday is something that we do remind us. It's the advent we might even light up a candle to remind ourselves about that. We we talk about your own. The GNOME and lead up to Christmas. Telling if you're not nice GNOME. y'All don't do. We'll be peeking through the window when you go to bed and see are you nice or you naughty and it will report back to your bookie Father Christmas and there are many ways. How you make your Christmas feel more nudity? Like some nice candles some nice new music the and enjoying for two will make you less stressed about Christmas a more connected to the celebrations. Thank you so much for listening. Means to sign the naughty. Now go and check off the naughty mom dot com for third resources and reading and this episode show notes and the Post you can also sign up for my Phoenix dessert recipe for free at the website. Tough to get you again next week for another episode of the Nordic Mom Tom.

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#44 - The SmoshCast Christmas Special

SmoshCast

1:09:22 hr | 10 months ago

#44 - The SmoshCast Christmas Special

"Scramble can't just work forever nonstop until you die. died you gotta pepper in Pepperell from you. Time what honestly like I watched it last Christmas and I always forget how perfect of movie is l.. Yes it is so good. I focused a lot on me and my me time I did all my healing and care within and now now it's time to get at. I love you guys I love you know I love Christmas and you know what else I love God new. Aw Do I look thirty. Yes thirty to thirty so I can put some thoughts in your brain thought. Provoking thought he shot provoking. That's funny you provoke thoughts. That should I provoke thoughts. Do you like yeah. I did provoke a thought on a dance floor at the bar auto bots roll out Weird night put my car in the thought of Matic. Wow Nice that's pretty cool. Thought he pippen is still my favorite thought audiotape. Thought he pippen more. Get The thirty or nice list Go are you say of trying to think of an ice rhyme I'm sorry ice or thought of you're just get to it okay. Well guys to another episode of the smartest cast of Yuban thought You're nice well. We'll find out because it's Christmas Day. Get Cold examines. You were thirty. I'm hosting today. You got the Courtney cast with blaze. Hello Aileen he cocks and I'm Shane. Happy Holidays all around to cheer so so cozy. I'm very cozy right now. We had to be very cozy. We came in here into the the podcast room on Christmas. Day to record this live live. It's snowing outside in. La You guys look very good in the in the Winter Smash Merch Jingo beach that red beanie any sold out. But I think we're might restock it and navy blue. I think this well. At this point it will probably be stocked. Yeah okay yeah so I mean but checks yeah yeah and if the end of this podcast at the end of this podcast or if you're just listening while you're online shopping like what I do then you could do the same time and if you don't WanNa buy clothes that's okay we also have tickets To certain shows was it Sacramento now Oregon NC State of Oregon Data Phoenix Portland and Phoenix. Those shows we still some tickets gets left. You Guys WanNa come join the party next. Show up my hometown. Come on guy. Yeah Yeah my hometown Sacramento guys. Come on let's all talk about Sacramento things. We well trains but talk about Phoenix. Things rocks dying. Dora Scorpions underneath those raw. aww Things Portland has a lot of things beer beer. Portland's got beer coffee. It's got like host people that look like hipsters good. There's that look like homeless. People Music Elephants Seals. Well we selling like our coffee with us on tour. I don't know probably not really After the show that'd be cool. Well for not you can get it on your dot com copy and it's great for the holidays inside Subpoena Nice Cup of coffee. You guys are sitting by the fire right now. Listen to this marsh. casten snowing outside drinking my favorite coffee or you neglecting your family family right now and you're listening to a podcast in your room. That's why do you guys do for holidays growing up like what. What are you guys typically do for Christmas Smith or whatever you celebrate? I'll be doing what I do almost every year. I'll be in Colorado with almost all my family. It's very fun snowy. It's it's always great. Yeah there's there's often snow and now that I have you know nieces and a nephew It's very fun to watch how excited they are To get them gifts is really fun. It's great it's a lot of fun. Yeah just to hang out and chill is great There's always some good movies in that time. Time this this year amp myself up for the final star wars movie. Oh the final star wars movie for about a year until the next one I love I so I'm starting this now. I will be done by the time. Rises skywalker comes out. But I'm GonNa Watch every single star wars movie and probably all these some of the shows leading up to it you got to find the the The e the wookey Chris Special about that. Yeah there's a wookey Christmas Christmas fascists known as one of the worst piece of garbage ever made. It was like it was a TV special. And it's really really hard to find. Because like Lucas Parts. They buried this film. I try to bury it. Wow I love stuff like that guys. But it's like it's like a three camera like Sitcom Tom kind of thing. It's just he's talking and wookey language. I don't think there's here it's all you hear. I don't think there's any subtitles or anything. The video is available to watch on Youtube Amazing Hour and forty minutes long. Well I'm watching that too Magin just hearing someone watching Ching in the other room we use a little blue Just like sing sing Christmas. Hope they do. He's he's don't celebrate. Christ Yeah Carrie. Fisher sings Christmas Song Star. Wars Carrie. Fisher's away is the entire cast in it. Yeah it's you have have to watch this Harrison Ford reluctantly there. Everyone and it feels like they wanna die but it's not a wookey. There's just a key part of the whole thing is really really bad and also really incredible. That's it's basically an anthology series with the rookies as the core. Sorry my bad nice. Well well I'm going to watch that to watch all of them. I thought you were talking about Christmas movies. That like you watch every year for every Star Wars movie leading this Dr Wars Wars. Yeah Chris Movies like that though home alone I watch I end up watching it at some point every year and you know those claymation wants. Oh yeah those ones are creepy little drummer boy. Those ones are some of those are scared. Extremely what's the one. There's the story of Saint Nicholas when he's a teenager. Germany is fighting demons. Yeah it's it's nuts. He's fights a warlock who then becomes nice. There's some crazy shit in those. Yeah and like Like musical stuff. It's really fun just watching it. claymation like saying it's so weird. Yeah I do enjoy Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. That's I really good one. I end up missing. Talk Skinny Santa. He was very skinny and became a yukon. Cornelius the the Best Yukon Cornelius is the best. Yeah and then my sister my sophomore Lord. I if you think you think my insane best careful character is fun in any capacity. Watch Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer. Every character in it is that character Yukon. Cornelius is very much that every character in Rudolph the red nosed reindeer speaks like in in some sort of insane. I think they must have made that at the height of cocaine. No that was made in like the high forties. Are you sure yes real threat Knows rain has made a super old. But it's it's an color and everything so as wizard of Oz will visit. A vase is like one of the first first movies in color those reindeer it also has burl ives as the snowman which means it's definitely at the latest it's in the sixties. It's nineteen sixty four for the height of cocaine nineteen six. What was the height of cocaine? Eighty to November. Thanks at some point in the early eighties was sorry. Sorry so I guess I hide of drugs but sixty four still. That's that's pushing it. It still pre drugs. Yeah that's that's pre like alcohol. The twenties is though try the peak of alcohol. It's very sixties. The music in Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is very sixties. Yes in the Saint Nicholas won a random. So you don't even know what they're singing about. Sometimes yeah they don't make them but they are fun. Yeah trying to think like because I don't. I don't have any like traditions of like watching movies. I'm trying to think like what's the Best Christmas movie I I'm so sick of people. Like Joy. Hordes Bruce Christmas Christmas has to be like a huge element of it and die. Hard is an action movie that takes place during just because it takes place during Christmas time. I think some movies just throw in a Christmas scene just to save themselves like Oh yeah and then just in case this Christmas movie but I okay. Here's my controversial opinion though. I do think they're not. They're not Christmas movies. But I do think Harry Potter and Star Wars both are movies. That are even better to watch around. Chris Potter is the first I. Harry Potter is does feel those those series 'cause around the holiday season you end up with a little bit more time. Binge of movie the series like that. Yeah it's so fun there. In scarves and shit a brick winter there is usually a holiday section of every Harry Potter movie crazy. The whole school year happy Christmas vacations really good love Christmas vacation. It's so wacky it's so good it's so funny Dude love actually. I do enjoy. Actually that just yeah that well how recently how did you feel. It's it's all great except for Rick Grimes in a stupid like cards holding the door. Yeah there's something in a book into yet so good Plank it's so good What honestly like like? I watched it last Christmas and I always forget how perfect of a movie. Yeah is Elf. It is it is so good. It's so oh wholesome and it has so many funny scenes in casts a lot a lot of people who wrote that off because that was like in the height of people complaining about Will Ferrell World just playing man child roles. No because Elvis before anchorman. Yeah and that's that's before like every watch it it's actually it's at the beginning King of Will Ferrell's acting like it's the beginning of his. It was his spike. Because I want to say four and anchorman was two thousand five so I think it was like the first like Oh we love him as this and then I'm sure a bunch of roles came after okay. Enough is incredible. I wish they it would make more movies like that. That's one of those movies that I know. Every single line beswick breast Christmas movie. Scrooge D- scrooges yeah. Yeah it's it's got some creepy parts. Yeah I gotTA reallocated. Have you seen the the Christmas. Carol the muppets. It's one I actually haven't seen I haven't seen most of the muppets movies. He's seen the muppets movie and I saw the one that came came out like ten years ago. That was low key really good but kind of forgotten about but I haven't seen like all the special muppet movies. The custos one like like that one. I've seen so good it's scary and there's a lot of people like a lot of people like the majority of everyone's willing to work with them up it's really easy to except for Kermit he. When we're talking about higher cocaine Kermit Kermit was got Gaba? Okay he's got problems. He used to look at good normal frog. Yeah he was and then drugs Fatima bullfrog. Yeah coke hit him. Hard Yeah Boeing. Indicate that that's why he's always like so horny from his big Sur. God Damn I miss piggy smart Horny for him than Injia. I've never seen him up. It's movie shoe you know. Watch a movie. It's great okay. Well okay okay. Sorry so so yeah. It's because he's always high because he's always high on coke. His Dictum Work Fun. Yes coke fact. Let's title this podcast. kermit's Dick. I like how we're gonNA talk about Christmas. We like in your you keep trying to bring it back to. When was the height of cocaine? Cocaine facts take cocaine back number two you dick. Don't work don't work. Have you heard that Jim Jefferies. We're going to uh-huh I do think this year. Also I'm going to watch a bunch of crappy net flicks Chris Nice because these are the only thing they're allowed to be absolutely awful but you can still enjoy the princess switch. I'll watch a Christmas prince. The princess switch the Christmas. Eric Eric Christmas. There's there's several chronicle which is that one. That finally got me on frigging Netflix and chill. That was such B. S. Still sell t about. Yeah I remember it the then. There's one that's coming out to theaters with With Colle- Christmas Emilia Clarke had already come and gone. It's a couple of people and it's gone was like a Christmas Christmas last Christmas. George Michael Song to get issue with let it snow came out. Oh that's right. Yeah I've been seen tick tock. There's let it snow. There's Last Christmas boy with for I really missed it. You know you can still watch it somewhat. No it's hard. It's hard to give me to watch Amelia Clark outside of She's very talented actress. She's Asia is no no no I think of the other girl who is in the Star Wars movie. No no no this girl from rogue one no Amelia Clark. There's a movie where she's in love with a man in a wheelchair you you know. I've seen clips of the movie. No I'm psycho the movie. It's it's another one that kind of came and went. I don't think I don't know I think. Oh sorry dude it's me before you. It also had that when also what's her name from rogue one was in theory of everything. Yeah Felicity Jones yes. She's great. She is really yeah. And what do you do right in theory of everything. What do you do for Christmas? My Guy I go I go see my fam and then We always after Christmas. Go up up to the mountains and we have like we stay up in the mountains in like through New Year's snowy area. Yeah that's took. My parents engage in the whitest. Sporting activity ever called Cross country skiing. It is the most bullshit activity ever invented because because we'll let me explain It's you know walking right. So it's like walking but with skis on your feet. Oh this is where you're on flat ground flat ground. It's like it's like scooting but it's skiing it's not like scattering his skewering fun. But don't you like see the amazing. What are your pants? Enjoy about about this because it's like getting out in the outdoors like yeah you're going through the forest and stuff. Yeah it's like a snow hike. Yeah Yeah I mean. There's there's definitely things that are nice about it. But when you think skiing you're thinking going downhill lighting and having fun and this is this is like it can be an actual workout and it can also be. I mean like when you see when you've seen you've seen them all. Yeah you do you go you do. This is with them I do I have been doing. I've been cross country skiing since I've been a little taught a one year old. They gave you a little skis. They're just rulers coupons for the grizzly bears will get you. There's there's like old photos of like because we do it with like our family friends and they all had kids like around our age and there's one kid that was younger and when we were doing it and they started their kids like really young like one of tire out and then he would sit in the sled and he'll get hold hold along. All these door will photos but I mean it's like it's fun but it's like cross country skiing. A lot of it's like going up hills is is a pain in the ASS. Because has your on Skis so when you try to go up the hill physics wants to just pull you back down the hill. Then you get like maybe like fifteen minutes of fun when you get like a little downhill and we and I'm done John but it's nice like get out in the woods. Breathe some fresh cold air dust off log and have a sandwich. You know it's Yeah no I I mean I I talk shit but you know it's nice to get out and see see nature stuff. I think that's important. Oh Hell Yeah I love pine trees and especially around Christmas time. Being out in the forest is so fun you throw a log on the fire you know. Wrap yourself up. Yeah have yourself a hot cocoa and also airs. Nice out there. Yeah when it's not fire season cold crisp airs the best and the stars ars. Oh my God the stars out there. Yeah I can imagine so. I'll be looking forward to that. Yeah it's it's really weird because like with Christmas on my mom's side like her parents had multiple kids they had many kids But my mom was the only one from that family that actually ever had kids of her own. And so it's like it's like kind of this weird thing like on on that side of the family like it's always been like kind of a weird Christmas because it's it was really only me and my sister the kids and there was just a bunch of old people or older people when your child. Everyone's old when your kid. That's why everyone in you know on the comments caused me. Dad Ian Santa Ian. Feel like my my Christmas experience is probably a little but different from from from others. Since usually people tend to pop out a lot of babies. I mean for me. Christmas is growing up. My brothers were a lot are a lot older than me but we still had a few christmases where they were still young enough. They were teenagers and so there are still some stuff that they got. But I was like the kid and so I was freaking out on another level but it was still fun because it's still a family Christmas thing. There's one that really sticks out that just like my parents just did awesome job. I'm like not just like the presence. They got me but the way they laid it out all around the one specifically like they perfectly splayed out three pokemon safari packs. Dan Mike Mike like out in the center of it and it just looked so cool and like one safari pack. When I was a kid would have been out of all God? Yeah what's it like to be on getting three three Po pokemon cards in your kid blew my mind. I was like I get to finish opening one and then there's another then another. Oh my God and I think that was the uh-huh brothers that so I got that some awesome gifts like that and then my brother's got an sixty four which meant I got to play an end. Sixty four no. That was that was earlier. We got Ta Kong racing that that year must be pretty nice to be in. The one percent is pretty dope getting pokemon cards and Diddy Kong racing. I remember awesome year. It wasn't like for me specifically early but I well maybe I got some cool stuff to like. There was some crazy years. Where like we come out? One year there was a Kawasaki little motorcycle for my little brother's others in the living room. And all those big boxes everywhere. Little mini bike. Yeah Oh yeah it was just a little more cynical. They did my little brothers and some and my sisters will. They did like bicycle racing. My little brothers did like dirt. Bike racing I know I wish I had that too like I. I think I'm going to do that at some point in my life but should ask you to get you a little motorcycle make up for it. It's my own mini bike. I'm I think I'M GONNA get my own motorcycle soon and I'd like you alive. I'd prefer you dirt. BIKING dirt bike to write off. It could be a dual sport so it'd be street legal so that like hey if I wanted I i read somewhere really quick or like I want to take it to Parker Zona ride that Long S. It'll be too hot probably can't do that. But something cool like that. I think just having in one and dirt biking is so fun I might want to try and I'll probably not racing but it's so cool is still really cool and it's just like it's like horseback riding except for you're not hurting an animal and you feel like because when you're on a horse or we feel so like powerful like this the world's under your fears going just don't driving it on the highway. I'm not do whatever I want. Oh God it makes me so nervous and I wouldn't in Coordinator just doing we'd like down the highway. One hundred miles. Who Dangerous do don't do anything? Hang on a motorcycle. He wouldn't do like a with a bicycle. You know like I won't. I won't do like a really on a motorcycle if I don't know how to do it on a bicycle makes sense. Like God damn gotta learn learn steps baby steps boy steps but yeah that was really cool. My mom also really goes hard so I had christmases at different houses each year with the divorce parents situation which was actually Kinda dope to Chris. So I've heard this flash is actually my mom one year she she likes sometimes. I had like themes where she had like a one year and heart dismember and her apartment. The Christmas tree she stuck a bunch of like toy medieval swords through it and so like was all decorated like kind of medieval style gifts but we use those sorts all the time and hurt our hands all the time hitting each other fans. I'm convinced both your parents are trying to kill you. Because they're plastic. Okay got I said. Toys medieval sword said Toy swords. Okay Your Dad's buying like motorcycles. Your mom's buying swords. Yeah here's a Komodo Dragon. Go Kids live on the edge. Here's a smell. Smoke bomb yourself flashbang figured out. Hey here's a claymore direction Gifts were like dolls are like Toy makeup or like doll houses or my scene dolls to my scene dolls. Rose nicine dolls. Okay so there is Barbie and then there was brass. It was like Oh shit is cool teen preteen girls and then Barbie was like Oh we got to compete with that so they had like. What's your flava type of dolls at totally tanked and they had my scene dolls? That were barbies with like slightly. Larger is larger lips their hair. It was like chemically different The way it like late and was styled and stuff and they had like movies and cartoons and they were my I favor. I like them more than barbies. And like I I actually. My mom recently gave me an old backpack for my childhood and it had like a bunch of old like little household household pieces from the Miocene dolls like a Tiki bar. A little tiny drinks. Yeah this is definitely on and this is so so obviously them trying to like shutdown brats. So Yeah Oh it was. All the toy. Industry is so like copycats like Hasbro was like like taking toys from Mattel and just like remolding them or I could be the other company ways around but like toys go after that stuff. It's an insane industry. Yeah but I was obsessed with my scene dolls and like the the male dolls. Were way better looking than just your basic Ken doll you know. They had one guy named like Sutton and he had like a little soul patch. Huge a those those. Those were big Dick Energy barbies for sure in a soul patch. One of them did but it was like a cast of any season of real world. Oh my God I will. I will show you pictures of the of the whole cast of my. I seen dolls like because there was like all these different guys there was Noli Chelsea Barbie And there was another blonde girl who was like the sporty blonde girl and I was like I relate to her and then sutton there was a Ken. Guys were all in a band together. That's amazing this is like this is like from Justin to Kelly is literally Justin Bryant. Yeah Yeah they made him Bryant that character. That's I love how they all have this ball chain necklace with X.. Though this is certain Yep this is all the most early two thousands thing ever seen. They were dull though and like the pieces is like I think that was the coolest thing about barbies was like the little pieces. You'd get with them like the tiny cash register at the little computer while you laughing at. WHO's it look like to? You just whispered into the Mike suddenly kind of guide that refuses to go down on a girl. We're not leaving. It is yes. I'm not GIG. aww Bryant though Bryant definitely I wanna see is all about it go to like search. My scene dolls Bryant because it looks like I think that character under whitewashed him a lot I think they definitely did that with characters Chelsea known because there was like Chelsea the cast was really really cool there were sixteen years old and like they had a whole thing where they raised money by walking dogs and selling bracelets and somehow they were able to pay for a trip to Jamaica. Sixteen every single Barbie Doll Disney character. All of them are super super rich. Yeah but have the friends you know. Do those born a Barbie doll that drives a Honda civic that she bought used. Somebody did a drag. Did drag awesome. That's really fun. I never thought about that. Yeah that's cool taking the whole thing. They'll repaint them. Those were my life life. I Ha I kept them until I was about thirteen. Fourteen and I never really played with them. You just like have them. That barbies are super controversial. When they came out barbies these were the first toy that was like anything that wasn't a baby for girls? It was like so controversial to have something with boobs. Like what kind of looks like like not really. They're just a ghost to get get past and when they were making the candles. I guess there was multiple drafts of the male crotch and like somewhere like way. Way Too graphic but yeah those those like shape a lot of girls like growing up with like style and like femininity and everything you know like pokemon safari the is that your favorite toy. It was just. It was just that I was like pumped about it that year. Because when they when they were all the rage they were the shit they were sold them everywhere there was You know the vending machines for them all over the place and I was all about it but it was. It was a big deal. I remember going into game stores and like Yep and there'd be a line out the out the Shah for pokemon cards. What was the big? What was the big lake Because it seems like every every Christmas there's like the gotTa have it toy what was the what was the one this last year I know like soums. I feel like we're now. I don't keep up on a real pets. Were so huge. That I like robot dragon dinosaur toy that like was like black and white and just like didn't even look like a dinosaur just like Oh yeah like the animatronic toys were so cool. I was a kid. They were never that good though. I remember there was the year where there's a couple of years where like animatronic pet dogs. We're like all the rage but then I think I did get one one year but they were. It didn't do any now. Now and your head you think that they're just like a real dog but it's a robot you want them to be. You know what I had you know what I had at one point and I got it for Christmas and I wish I still had it because I would I use it all the time now. Is I got a little. RC Car. That was the stuart little and had a little stuart little in my car. I I now and I'm like God. If I had that the amount of content we would film using little stuart little in his little car that I could drive around it was. It was remote control car. Stuart Little It was like a red car. Yeah I'm sure I can look it up now on Amazon. It's probably like thous conic. It's I don't see it anymore and it's folks for like a year. It's expensive because they you know that that was what the the time period Korea where like they would put a lot of effort and like detail like attention to detail on toys cyrillic good quality so I don't be so cool to have it. Just be so funny later. We'd already have shot a radio in their shot video already where it's just it's just me in my car. And then he pulls up next to mine. I'm like faulk. That's a great twitter video. Yeah there's a lot there's a lot of tweets making fun of stay little in his little red car. And I'm like God. If only I had commemorating fell in love with a bird in the sequel. Remember how like they just didn't the Mo the mom lake gave birth to write the adopted him. They adopted him. They found him. They're looking at the orphanage and like and then they found him reading a book and all these other kids at the orphanage. You're like Oh great guests. I don't get a family. That mouse did go up. That mouse got adopted. This kid should have been reading and he sounded like middle aged. He's like a twenty. Oh golly an adult you eight. I've seen that. Have you seen that video of like the bus driver like throwing the kid out the little ended up being a man. It's a man dressed as a child. I saw this planet had to replace plan thing the US play like the camera reveals thing. Just some pervert I I. That's what that's like. The story makes sense but like the camera hammer reveal a kid and just like is there just present. I don't I don't think you can plan that man. I don't know either way what I'm trying to get as Stuart Stuart. Little is a pervert posing as a child. Family goes into a An orphanage looking for a child. They look over the this mouse smoking a cigarette cigarette. He's like hey this grown man compared to all these kids. That's how I envision it and how did he get his car. They got him like a remote control car hard but he could also somehow drive it. It was like and then the boat remember the boat. Yeah sell cool is Paddington Christmas movie. I don't know but I hear they're like the the best movies ever made. Yeah here they're spectacular. I've never seen them but people say that Paddington two was arguably the best movie the issue. They're super good. I can't get into it. Started at one. No no data not interested in the marketing. I'm just like what is he. It's a kids movie but apparently like really solid plot though. How does one get a rain jacket back at that small? I just want him to be added to the fast and furious universe smash Paddington Smash Arguably Stuart. Little in. His little red car could be in fast and furious. They could really use him. He get into places you know go undetected. I would love a Frankenstein. Rankin Stein asked movie with just everything in it. It'd be pretty cool. They should just do like the fan. The Fan fiction movie. Whatever happens ready player? One was attempting to that was but also there's movies like like Like you know like scary. Movie like the comedies. Where they like kind of Frankenstein consign a lot of stuff together referencing studies and he can do it since they own practically everything in like transformers fast and furious stuart little? Well I've been I've been fighting for transformers slash fast and furious cross makes perfect sense but I am. I am actually surprised that Disney has not heard to make a Disney princess universe. 'cause they've established that a lot of them are in the same universe. I'm like why don't you make a if they came up with a movie that they're like. Hey here's our next movie. It's going to be. Elsa teams was up with puzzle. But there's a lot of references in the frozen to heard that there's a lot of stuff that kind of ties their universe universe with the tangled universe even more. What probably pretty soon? Because they're running out of their life actions to cover like they don't need it they don't need you too. They don't need to keep doing the live. I just think it'd be. It'd be cool for them to start connecting those those university my those Disney has those phases where they mash up things. Like you know like the Disney shows where it's like that's so Raven Hannah Montana although shows kind of have an episode where everyone's together Disney channel channel channel. Yeah so they've done it and they did. You know wreck it. Ralph ranks the Internet. I think with Disney plus. They're more likely I feel like now. Never I would love the whole thing now is connected universes because Marvel's a whole connected universe now. They're kind of doing it with Star Wars. I think they're going to they're going to do with. It makes sense for them to do it with Disney or Pixar connected universe. I mean are we. We can make one smash connected Mueller Doc. I wanted to because mega-boom economy who who how dare you say who at me in my who who store slash dot store go. Fuck Fuck washout store. Just say small fucking space marsh. Go Fuck Shane available now. It's much dot star Shane. You can fuck him the bundle package as you get a beanie. A hoodie end to this is an accident. How much would that caution? How much would it cost sharing your body? Ask Me that but I will. Aw Guys Shane. How much do you think you'd be worse? Just doesn't mind nude body just standing awkwardly in the small store. Just you just go through. It's like there's the beanie any. There's the Hoodie. Spain's entire me standing awkwardly naked Do you think you'd be worth more now or as a virgin. What what is that? What again wouldn't ask me that question? Yeah let's ask Shane the piece of look. But you have to be right. Also scroll down and there's e-enjoying yeah and it's got like a price but then it's crossed out and then read say elsom clear Christmas oldies. Yeah you can. You could even like this little dropdown menu of like how much body hair you want. Black Black Friday sale black wholesale. God is getting worse I why are we encouraging him. It's Christmas Day Christmas Day. Merry Christmas gift. Our bodies them high right now and I'm I'm definitely not no high high on my favorite coffee sparkling water in there. The guys I feel actually a little bit high on life because it's the end of the year we had a lot to look forward to in twenty twenty Do you have any new year's resolutions for for the next year. Can we say that for the New Year's podcast. This is New Year's podcast. Everything's over after this the world is and what the Song Rem. Yeah that's a good question any News resolutions he guys this yet you have any revolutions do you have any revolutions in. I WanNa make more friends me to. Hey metoo no shane no shame. No shame. Just us Yeah yeah no I think I think that'd be a positive development for my for my mental wellbeing. Stop stop making work your only friend Damn Corny in caring. But it's like your priority friend. Do you know it's the friend and that you are make sure all your time or anytime is dedicated to it. We don't WANNA be scrooges focused on travel more I got a trip to Iceland. Planned out also got a trip doing like a like a Subaru winter driving event some be getting some cars and I'm doing some stupid things on the Ice Lord. If we kissed at Subaru driving winter that the name anyway. Sorry it's good me. I want to have more things more things in my life to look forward to Other than other than just like smash stuff which is Great. I think there's there's a Lotta things a smashed. I look forward to but but things that aren't directly related to like work. I feel that I need to build a life outside of my work as well as I do not have one. It's tough. It's tough because we want to dedicate as much as we can to what we dale you know. A lot of people depend on it. Sometimes I think there's I mean yeah I mean you could dedicate a lot of time to it but then but then also like you you can always make time for something just you just have to be. You'd have to be focused on it. Yeah Yeah and I think you know. Setting goals is is is a really big a really big part of that and I'm terrible at setting goals. Yeah I'm terrible at just like getting things done and I think especially with like Oh like setting the setting the the sort of mandate of like Oh. I need to travel more if I don't actually like set a date and by those tickets it'll you know like that it'll be another year so that was this year for me. Yeah well I mean clearly went by but I mean Shane. You had like Goldberg's finishing school night. You Got Schools School's out of the way that's one thing So it will be easier. I actually I couldn't plan anything this year. I looking ahead. I was like there's no. There's not a week but also but also there is there is a week like smash smash continue on if if you know one of us is missing for a week like if you think like ah you know. We've all been sick from time to time. Haven't been able to come into work from time to time is smart still around. Yeah it's unfortunate that it worked out this way but on the week that I'm leaving Iceland that's a shoot week so I will not be in a smart sketches for a month or so missing a missing on the days that we are shooting the whole month of content so I will not be in sketches. Yours no need to freak out. I'm just I'm just living my best life vacation. He deserves there in the northern lights Sitting in some hot mineral baths Oh nice looking at some Tundras. I don't don't know what else do you do in Iceland eat some skier. Oh really good skier this morning. Yeah I'M GONNA go look for cross country country skier. I'M GONNA go look for some you'll ads. Yeah find those you'll lads who ooh yes gear Gabler I just. I just took a here. DNA test turns so we had just actually recently done a spelling Bikini Wax. A Christmas themed spilling Bikini Wax and kept getting these things that were like Icelandic folklore. And everything was like. You'll add. Who does this so I just got one? I just came across this one on twitter and I had to show you Shane. Because you're you're forty one strange so I saw this one. Yeah the you'll cat. It's a monster from Icelandic. Slander folklore a huge and vicious cat said to lurk about the snowy countryside during Christmas time and eat people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas mischief. Iceland has a bunch of really crazy demons and stuff because they're just not afraid of much in Iceland because there's like no crime it's terrifying nine. There's others not a lot of people like ten people there and they're all. I got better be careful that you will cat. Yeah travel on travel is here to set a date. Yeah also we're also going to be Because you know we we're talking about you know Hashtag mental health and everything like self care. We're we're looking. We're looking ahead through this year and we're GONNA find a couple like dark weeks that we're not going to put content out and we're going to take that time for ourselves because that's important it is important. We're GONNA Dolan twin it a couple of times a year. Don't do it well. They had the hour long video. Come out with their. They announced that a longer going to be uploading every week because it's been like destroying their lives likable. Not really you know. So they found it like as a huge deal all because they've been making videos just them to I mean they have their their health and everything. But it's like it's all it's all them too. Yeah so there so they announced that they're going to are you like not uploading as often. Yeah for their for their own sanity gets important. That's why we WANNA do these dark weeks. Just so like everyone can take a break and and as a result like I think you know you guys at home are going to get better content as a result Because you can't you can't just work forever ever nonstop until you die. That's not that's not the way to live. I'm not saying that it's not. They don't work but I'm just saying like you. Now you gotta pepper in you get some you time some decompression time. Some nut work time and And try to live that life that we're all Because otherwise what are you working for true. Yeah I hope to get a Hawaii vacation this coming year. I want to try and get a Europe the trip as well. So it's GonNa be interesting figuring out when let me know where you go in Hawaii. Got Some wrecks I love. I Love Honolulu so much that. It's a lot of food REX Mari. I just went there and I hit with my list by list of Food places that I got from my rental car guy. And you're on Oahu. THOSE UH-HUH I just I. I wonder if I should try a new island. You should go to Maui. As Amazing Mo is cool. He's got a good mix of like nature and like population. But I WANNA go for a week. Clayton longtime coach is my favorite pillow. One it is I think Molokai might be the like the lease people people but the chill as heck and the Pali coast is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen with my eyeballs. Holy Crap it's The the Nepali coast in on Kauai. Oh my God wants to go to Hawaii. It's on the equator. So it's kind of the same all year you're right. I mean people go for Christmas. Actually that's that's because also it's a it's a less like not as many people travelling during during that time I think so I think generally it's a better time to go CA- leaky Markelle. Am I right. Yeah who Manuka Ottawa. That's racist I know it's the state fish Yeah I I look forward to healthier. Yeah yeah hopefully. Yeah what are you. What are you going to make that happen? Well because I don't WanNa fully talk about what I went through this sure yet. Not until like that stuff's over sure but like I really looking forward to being healthy. I don't know and like GonNa go hard and fitness again. I been trying to do do yoga for forever. I've been trying to get Kevin to train. Me Cassettes Boys Strong Kevin. Shane arm wrestles once and they were perfectly perfect. Match hurt their arms. It was crazy. Went for like three minutes straight boy. That was insane because I didn't know on what to expect thrown out there. I'd be crater a crater beneath the end. It's like when what's in the movie when Iran man and Hulk Punch like that. It's like that happened or like anything from Dragon. Ball Z. Yeah it was very dragging palsy. You're both going out there. I did Damien Really So it's been out there I loss Damian come at me. Also be our Assistant Nancy she. She looks like she could be my Ashiq. She's strong she could beat my ass. Yeah easily Nancy's he's personality is the toughest out of everybody. She's strong she's she is the most like I believe in certain situations. Nancy be able to be like the strongest is to stand up for everybody and like I see that she's very New York City like you can tell. She spent time in New York City. It's like she grew up there. Yeah Yeah so she and she's got a long island. She's got that vibe. Yes she got ABS. You go through winters like that toughens you as a person. Yeah Dude you do. 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I don't know if this is the money in for the for those listening on the pod in staring off in his soul has left his body new Amsterdam because was first founded by the Dutch. That a real through was what was New Hampshire's originally or something like that. There wasn't old name. New York was new Amsterdam that's right the Dutch astounding. I used to think of sounded like hamster damn new your home the herbs. Oh you think it's called I'm sorry I think back. I'm sorry. The last topic yes. Do I WANNA say it's not. It's not Houston it's hosting guys. What was now Greenwich? It's Greenwich what was the highlight from one. Eight hundred nineteen yeah. Let's get go nice. Let's get away from New York. Let's talk about if the highlight took place in. Hey guess guess what. My favorite thing was your favorite. What was your favorite pizza place of two thousand eighteen? Wow that's right. We had a couple thing thing. Is this year that. I'm very happy about very excited about very accomplished. A came out is not straight in February march. That's pretty crazy. This year's jam packed with Vince from being gay to being Keinan ashamed US documentary. That's why like. Oh yeah yeah I mean with. You was smelling Shane. Shane Dawson's PAL. Well Yeah in in his doc. That's crazy highlight. That's like a that's up there. That's cool did not expect that. What about you? I mean I mean we we. We got smash back this year. Yeah it's pretty. Well is the the the date that like. What's the anniversary February? Second really think that's when we first day was February fourth. Yeah I think we closed on February second and mine was was mine like a week or so later were did we start the same. Basically all had February fourth on paper I remember when we first started because it was an empty office like because it was just like. Oh Yeah we're starting to sing back up and we got back and then slowly we started to get everybody back. It was really cool and it's weird to now see it a lot of videos from days filming new guys. It's weird those. Yeah it's been a hard year. It's I think it's honestly been like the hardest here for me in terms of like but you took on a lot more responsibilities this year than ever. Yeah I mean like I think that it turned out as as best as it possibly could. I mean I think I think you know getting so many people back and getting it to where it's at now is incredible. I mean it's it's awesome but it took a lot out of me. This has been a real real. Serve a bitch of a year but I'm glad to happen. Yeah I think the first year at any business any new business is not easy. I mean it's like the first year but it's also our fourteenth year our your first year being the number one being the president of this company. And it's like it's not like we're at the hands of a company that just had invisible money you know like this. It's it's been us. It's been when you put so much of yourself often to what you do and into your work. No doubt you're gonNA feel fatigue and like it took a lot out of you like hell. Yeah if you didn't feel that way I think think something is wrong with you. Yeah I think it's I think it's fatigue but it's also just like yeah it's it's I don't know it's just it took a lot and I'm still I'm still trying to find my sort of like happiness but it's like this is the first year where 'cause I mean everything like obviously like we put a feel like I'm maybe maybe I've already talked about this on the podcast but I feel like you know everything everything before this just kind of like worked out like I'm a pretty good the flow kind of guy but everything anything did just kind of like fall into place as we went along with it and this is the first time that like I had to like really I realized that like Oh shit like this could not go. This could possibly not go the way that I could have ever imagined and you you know made me really question a lot of things in question my place in life and everything so is it was It was a really rough for me but I think it's moving in the right direction for sure. That's good sure just like both both personally and professionally. I feel I feel a similar version of that. or It's like I like burn out is was like the key word for me this year of like we go go go 'cause like it never stops everything is always happening and I it makes me terrified because we like think we WANNA keep up to date with comedy and what's what's cool and and we work every day. There's no breaks. There's no season breaks or hi this is like TV shows shows and so like sometimes you just forget to think about yourself or or cut the time in that you may require So then all all of a sudden you're in a really bad place emotionally like that's how I was and you don't know why because you've been working so hard and and everything around us going good but all of a sudden what's wrong with me. It's like Oh because everything's been happening so fast I haven't stopped taking a deep breath and been present and just enjoying what's around us because it's hard you want to be. I mean I myself. I'm always trying to be better and trying to like somehow be the my best version of myself Alf and so it so I'm always focusing on the negative of what can improve in me or what I can fix around me. It's exhausting it's a I feel like also just because I'm just juggling different roles like yeah like technically. Yeah I'm the boss but then also have have to be your guys co worker. But I'm also your friends so it's like it's a lot. It's a lot of different different roles to to balance and don't don't ever WanNa feel like I'm betraying saying anyone but you know I have. I have a job that that I now have to do. Yeah so it's like it's it's it's put a lot of pressure on on on sort of the decisions that I have to make her will have to make an. It's yeah it's been it's been really strange but yeah 'cause you're no longer just like creative you're you're like your lot more involved in the business cycle like even more so than. Yeah and it's like I I don't I never I never. I really saw myself as being in this position but I also in this situation don't see anyone being a better fit for it so it's like that's that's my justification occasion for like well. I I need to be here. This is your calling. Yeah Yeah I mean aren't all calling like it was just like it's like this. This is the situation we've been put in and and I'm GonNa make I'm GonNa try to make the most of it and try to be a positive influence and try to you. Know do the best that I can. And that's honestly all I can really you know hope for. Yeah you know. I make sure you're excited about what you're doing because I mean technically you're and you're Kinda like the Jeffrey Star of smash you're a boss Bitch. You run a company. You put out tons of content and product all the time you you fucking leading this Serrano. Let me finish henny gassing you APP Queen you have an office Yusen a bunch of people that respect you and you are learning. We're all learning still one years and not enough time and I know my favorite coffee is kinda sweet. You got to look at look. What Tanya what's going to happen in February I'm you I'm your son? It made me. I think that's what I need to do. Is Stopping and looking around like what we did. I think I think that's important. I think it's I think it's important. You know for for anybody that to Kinda take a second and really like we're doing now and and sort of like recognize like the the good things that are around us and the things that were that were proud of like and try to find a purpose for yourself like not not not like your purpose as like a human being but like what's what's your purpose in what you're doing right now and who. Who are you doing it for? Why are you doing yeah? I think that's really important. That's I've been trying to go after I mean like I said like this job is is very go. Go Go so you gotta put the effort in to stop and can look around so I guess I guess I guess you're right. I am like the Jeffrey Star except I haven't said the N.. Word on a video. No no it's not that good job. Hey kudos congratulations didn't say INS greatest achievement. Probably never saying the N.. Word it's probably never said that we'll make you a plaque never said the N.. Word Yeah we're GONNA throw surprise Tony. Somebody's deep fake may now saying Oh my God oh boy then you deep fix are not fun shit so okay so I said what you said you. What do you want to what you want to use? Well well we're looking back on the highlights of this year looking back the highlights and then he said this was kind of a lot of the lowlights. Honestly like I think I think the highlight for me. The Shane graduation thing was was just so cool. Why does that out? When was that Elliott's out already? So it's out now okay We'll take that was the thing I was going to say. No I know sorry. Will you talk about it Well obviously it was a very different perspective for me because it was a complete surprise I sincerely a yearly. Did Not see it coming at all and I've the other times I've been pranked on the channel. Like I had a small inkling thing that I'm like Oh something feels off whereas that day was a completely normal day I I was not. I'm not expecting anything. I didn't think we were shooting a video. I didn't think anything was going on so I walked into what I thought was going to be a meeting. And then I had that all thrown at me and it was so cool and I was so immediately just so Happy by I like it just cheered me up so much and The whole thing was so cool and it really did. Give me a moment to like because it wasn't a shoe that I was like planning force or I wasn't in my head about it. It was just happening. I was able to suddenly look and Guy Holy Crap. Look at this place that we're at and the stuff that we do. These people I work with and it was really great. Great and Yeah it was cool to have that moment and you know I wanNA yes. Finding those moments more will be be great and you know I think I wished I wished I could a had that night last so much longer because you know we kinda had to go home and then get ready because then the next day and that's Kinda can go sometimes as we move so fast. We hung out for a little bit. Yeah couple drinks. Yeah it was knows it was incredible. No it's it's just it. Our lives are so crazy. Sometimes that I don't get till I for you I just we move on so quickly we don't recognize we're in a day. Yeah so I think it's a good way of putting it like to to you know 'cause like yeah it's it's real easy to look back on things but to recognize those things like while you're still do while you're still in the middle of it and I felt that way with with the graduation because it's like it was really exciting to do it but then to see it actually in action and I was like wow this is actually is actually really cool but I just I really enjoyed it. I feel like you know you totally deserved something like that. That and it was it was called like you know to show props and appreciation to the people that we really enjoy being around. It felt like a family moment. I don't like it really felt like and are not to laugh with the crew also had a similar feeling to me where I was just like. 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Miss Christmas

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Miss Christmas

"Bramble Jam. PODCAST. It's brand. I love hallmark Christmas movies in July Hey, is panda and I like hallmark Christmas movies, July I'm Dan, I despise homework Christmas movies all the time and miss is the home our podcast. Oil. Boy Three episodes three days. It's a minor miracle. Yes it is is well come. Welcome back to our podcast deck the hallmark podcasts. where? What was it two years ago years ago two years ago as far started with a few friends dream. And here we are two years. Later we're on three deep three emphases theory it's a lot. We're doing great and we are so happy to be back and Hopefully, we'll be back next year. Yeah, I hope so. You have to email us and say how much you love the show that's only a review on. Join. Jim. Plus plus come if not one. Thing if we have five hundred people on Bloomberg, but we got a couple hundred, five, hundred, Obama Jim plus I feel good about next year. Wow. This become a telephone just. All right guys. We. We got someone over here doing gymnastics. It's a mess to the entire gymnastic routine somebody. Jan Jan Lobstein out there is doubling everybody's gift. Five dollars want to miss out right now. Her. guys we're talking about Miss Christmas. Today is the final movie the final episode of Christmas in July and It's starting to feel sad, it started. It's starting to you know I'm starting to realize where I'm at and the only thing I think is going to make it better knowing that I got some Shirley's popcorn. Comment I just ordered some more to kind of re fuel because the coupon Adetula Twenty, twenty for ten percent off fire expires on the thirty first. So I wanted to make sure that I got in and I got in and it's on its way, and so I I at least have that I at least have enough white. Chocolate peppermint to last me till December, we're thinking of ordering I don't know a one hundred dollars worth of Shirley's popcorn, which I would not be opposed to that. 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We don't let we've curriculum books aren't cheap if you come, you will speak we go around. The Circle. Community. GEM PLUS DOT COM is the way to join a lot of fun this month we've had a lot of fun with our friends come in and Join US Naked Loge Andrew Walker Palabras, Andy? BUSBY Just. Jonathan Shapiro. So much fun. Zo Alonzo. Yes so much fun. This month and Christmas is right around the corner. So don't despair Christmas in July for me has been both breather and a little bit of a reminder of the horror that is to come because the movies are higher quality but we've had to watch to a week instead of one a week. That's true. In Christmas time we gotTa Watch four weeks. Are. You can. Hear me out. Swallow. Community group I'm just saying. Yes krizan July has been a little bit of a you know a reminder of what's to come. And we didn't get to this on because we had gas, we can't get into the big news but big news a couple of big news from Hallmark Channel One forty movies despite the pandemic we're getting forty new. News and that bigger is what is it? It's they just hired a new CEO and very excited about the higher and possibly movement in a in a more diverse direct. Yeah. We're very excited hopefully that we maybe she'll come on the pod who knows we have a great relationship with the French our hallmark and so hopefully. That'll continue as homework continues to evolve in this new season that there and we're very excited that boys. Yeah brighter things had. And shout. To Bill. Bill you did it won't you Lucas now in charge GonNa do it. We wish you all the best. That's right. Hey, guys. Ready to dive in. Yeah. Let's dive into the movie at is Miss Christmas and originally aired on December third two, thousand. Seventeen. Twenty Twenty seven movies. July and thankful for it and I want a little something like this. Holly finds the Chicago Christmas tree every year, and she's been given the nickname Miss Christmas, which if you think that she is not the one telling everybody her nickname, you'd be wrong. She's that type of person the Christmas tree. She picked for this year fell through literally thanks to a crane and she needs a new one a sap. So she gets a letter from a boy named Joey and says, Hey, I got a Bala tree down here in clause. Wisconsin. It's all yours come on down prices right style. So she has the clause. Wisconsin. Boy that minor and she comes in Sioux a scrooge grinch named Sam who's out on the town square decorating for the Big Christmas festival at they have every year and she goes to Joey's house and WHO's Joey? Dad. To we scrooge makes Sam and he's like you can't have my tree. It's my tree. You can't have my tree get out. Why because his mom and his dad planted a tree thirty nine years ago, and they carved their names on it and this love and all that good stuff to can't have it. But Joey comes out in his face cusp as she came, she read my ladder. Come, stay for Christmas, stay for dinner and so she does she stays for dinner and we find out that same mom passed away last year but data still here and daddy's pro giving the tree to Chicago for the big lighting. He's pro donating the tree his wife loved the tree lighting. She was a big fan of it, and so it would honor her to give the tree like this and so she gives. So, Holly Miss Christmas gives a presentation about the history of the Chicago. Tree. Why they should give it and they talk about as a family, they say, we need one more day to decide, and so she stays another day. She spends most of that day talking with Sam getting to know him in the opens up about how he has gotten a divorce and how this time of the year is just for him and they do all the things they decorate the house, they make Christmas foods they find a Christmas tree for the house, all the things. And they they are digging each other. And they find. They have the closest almost kiss. Think I've ever seen. So. Everything's happened loving each other and he finally agrees to donate the truth. You can have the tree and it's a big deal. and. They dance and the snow is falling and it's like this is great. This is all going well, well, she decides I want to quit my job after this tree lighting I'm going to move close I'm going to be with San but same over here's this conversation. What she hears is I'm going to get the tree and I'm going to get out and he thinks she means I'm going to get a clause can't wait to get of his dumb city with his dumb family. So he overreacts as you do from time to time and says, you can't have the tree and so she goes back to Chicago. All sad about Sam and the lack of tree and Sam realizes I have made a big mistake. I've really blown it here but holly comes up with a really good idea. She's going to bring all the decorations to Sam. She's going to decorate the tree. They're going start a new tradition for the people of Clause Wisconsin and so she shows up. And does it is looking all good same shows what is going on they hugged and the light up the tree and everybody's happy they're loving it. and He. Shows her a tree that he planted a Christmas tree carved their names. They light up. The big tree is still a big button in the world they cast and that my friends was missed Christmas. Lee Did it that's exactly right. Everybody clarification correction on that synopsis, he did not carve their name in the stump of the tree stump implies that the tree has been cut down. It's in the trunk of the Tree I'm sorry you're right. You're right. I only know that because once I was giving a speech on Education to perspective middle school parents and I was talking about how the roots of the tree or knowledge that you get an elementary school and the fruit of the tree is high school where you had reason to that knowledge to create something. That's your very own wisdom and I was gonna say that the trunk of the tree is learning how to use your reason and using those roots of knowledge and I said the stump of the tree. The route so well. Real. Real proud everyone signed up I. think everybody was in at that point sold a bunch of tickets. Take a middle. Take three tickets. At stump. Was Good. You are the roots. Entry School for you who here I love stumps. Pro Patrick. Stump. Boy Anybody. A. Man. Him and how she? S. We're taking a quick break. We'll be right back with more of that. And that's why Muhammad Ali. Never ever finished. What. True. Like a fight that checks out you heard me. Right. It is time to dive into these four segments. He doesn't finish. She say he didn't finish. He didn't feel we were talking about during the break. I wish you would pay. I was really riveting was focusing on the ass focusing on the heat us. Didn't finish. Finish. Finish. You said that's why Mohammed Ali never finished. DidN'T FINISH FINISH DASA. Doesn't doesn't I know what I meant. Yeah didn't finish. That makes more sense. So I'm for four segments. First one is the hot take. It is how we talk about exactly how felt about this? You'd better believe well, fish. Panda Panda I wanted to like this movie. Did you I I always go in optimistic? But there were no castles there were no castles and so it's hard. Let's. There was an end. It's kind of an end. Okay. So here's what I will let me start off with something very positive. This is one of the most beautifully decorated. In Christmas setups obscene mark all right they nail the Christmas feel aspect of this movie very well however. The movie essentially boils down to her pleading repeatedly can I have your tree and them saying can't the tree and then finally saying well, maybe you can have the tree. And then at the very NBA like. Kit have the. CAN'T And so by the time we're done with this plot I stopped caring about the dream high and I didn't really care about any character really I tried like I just didn't I did feel. So this movie is not a favorite it's. I don't like it not a favorite favorite favorite. Yeah I. think that's fair. It's not a favorite for brand either I don't I. Don't hate it. Again. There's a lot of good Christmas in this movie which, yes. A good Christmas covers a multitude of sentence and there's a multitude in this movie but overall yeah. The the the leads that necessarily connect for me personally I find anybody who tout's their nickname. Would that be a good easy I assure passer nickname as much as she does to be pretty annoying. I don't like when people introduce themselves as their nickname. She ever did they people call it and she'd say it's just holly I don't think she did that a bullshit she she made it. She was the one who told people they call me Miss Christmas. Okay. Like she told him initially. I don't it. Just I don't know. I don't know unless you're nicknames like it's from. Samantha. Sam Not pro nickname in that regard, right? That leads to necessarily Jive for me. I. I agree with pain like there wasn't a ton. You asked me my writing a synopsis for this movie because He didn't see me right on for a while because it wasn't a ton going on I want I. Don't want I'll give it. I won't give it want it but I got because we Combine. On the tree. Not Truck I don't know. I like the story overall like there's this. I I. It's hard. It's hard for me to not be like pro like, Hey, you're the big old tree is amazing. Imagine Having Rockefeller Center. It'd be like, Hey, we want your tree that'd be huge honor right There's also this like. One of the things I appreciate about this movie is in this case, like this is one of the Times where I'm like, you know what I think the tree should stay in the family like. Not. Like it's not like a yes or no one hundred percent but I understand where he's coming from and I appreciate that at the end it wasn't like I'll get away just because I love you I appreciate the compromise that they came to at the end of this movie I would have liked to see that happen a little bit early. Because didn't start this whole thing that just keeps going back and forth overall light the storyline characters necessarily job for me but loved the Christmas. So it's a win. Yeah. So there's a ton of Christmas in this movie, a ton of it, and the two leads are both very capable your say and Mark Lucas. Yes, and this movie is awful it is terrible it there is we were an hour and twenty six minutes in and I said there dancing island this movie's. Pretty much over right no thirty four minutes left including commercials I don't know how one of the dumbest misunderstandings of all time. So many things this movie didn't need to be made the plot is so paper thin. There's so many things that render the point of this movie completely. Moot. She belongs in the town she belongs to mark Lucas, they're both giving it performances. I felt like brick dior says wardrobe I never talk about Wardrobe I've felt like she was running for president like. She was in these power suits with bright red or blue like I just it none of it really felt right to me I do like Martin Lucas by and large I just. Just, not not a good movie in fact, Baden three for Christmas. In July for me Christmas reindeer, Lodge Matchmaker Santa this movie all bottom throughout the. Hey let's talk about our feels are Christmas feels. Show talk about what he gave us. Any sort of short of feels minefields panda. Some great you're nailing it. The tree lighting at the end is. Great like of the tree lightings normally I don't get a ton of feels from tree lightings or find. You've seen one the first one that I are massive tree though but it's Matt this tree. I don't think there's a sort of CGI on this like I. Don't know it looks really it looks real and it is majestic. Yeah. And if that is in fact, true. propsed a hallmark because anything involving the decoration of that tree just the tree in general it's a great tree. It's great. I feel they almost built the movie around that scene. and. I can't blame you. That is to me of it's the best tree lighting. That is the best Christmas if that's a real Christmas tree, which I assume it is because homework doesn't do digital that. Well, that's the best Christmas tree and a hallmark movie. Close. Okay betrays fantastic. You know I'm a sucker for good dads. Menial Dad has a great I love this dad loved. He loved the Carnegie loves the Cardi B.'S Cardi. Jeeze. If you will big fan of the car and this data at one point, he's having a conversation with a sign about love and all that. and he says love is worth losing just to have it and it's beautiful line. It's true and I thought he delivered it really good really well, and I just I love the data together. But that whole scene put a stamp on of approval for me on that day like I loved him and then he said that he was like this guy is great. I. Don't see him in many like he should be more movies. Yeah. I kinda. Reminded me of Robin Thomas a little bit. Yeah. Yeah. I wrote down the line love is worth losing to have had it and I saw that is easily my fields because it's true. You have to be vulnerable and all that good stuff and for him to give that line and deliver it in such a great sage wisdom way is wonderful. I was a big fan of that line big fan him hey, guys even if tomorrow. We lost this whole thing young came in store podcast. It was worth hot cast pirate. It was worth. It was worth. It done this with. Going to it's going to be tough because we're GONNA need a knee jobs. Yeah. But it is still it was still worth mostly you know what I need it. Okay I got him. Hey. We're GONNA get to the way before we to take one more quick break when we were. Tailor made by a nose. It's tailor made. What that will I this did he say by knows it really was? Purchase, watching like some dog racing or something. Yeah. A dog name Taylor. May tailor-made, and here's the deal he so fast so fast but you didn't see it coming. OPPENHEIMER ALMOST ONE By knows. Thank you for meeting it right afterwards though no, I didn't want to destroy. You tried to time it perfectly in this world that we're in currently paying during break. Is like I gotta get some dog race. You have money on not mistaking. Yet. You came in this morning cigar in your mouth. Wash. Field. tailor-made boy. Just like that, Taylor whenever you gamble you get like. Old Gangster. Boys. Did, you see tailor-made favorites. Control. down. At the track recipes to reach. US. What you set out of control in a regis voice I didn't hear the redesign hear. Cute sudden. You're going to try to tell me hold on. You're GonNa try to tell me. That you were doing your very. Free, to throw the boss those perfect. I didn't hear it. I have heard your redesign pressured over the years no less than a thousand times I know anywhere. Near. Didn't see it coming. You didn't hear it in your final answer. Phone a friend on standard I hear. He heard. Guess. I. Heard Tyler made by a no. It's time for the way what part of the show for those that are still with us. Tally the. Famous. Lewis. So. There's short just. Say, he's. They don't. Her job. She renders completely meaningless by the very act of days before the tree going up and she has elaborate numerous times. My job is super important. And she just is waiting this one out if her job is so important, she has aids going to check out that tree. She has people going like either staffers those kind of things. I said. Going to check out the tree she has staffers looking into this and so. Why see now that I'm not We try that again. The next play? She is. She. Didn't hear. It. She's going to check out the Trish for. and. So her job, very like I just don't understand what the point of job is and at that point I I'm just I'm not completely sure what's happening there. The other thing I'm confused about and that she drops near the end of this movie is she has had a backup the entire time the way you said properly is the backup tree. Tree. What? This is me during the movie. The back at tree it's good to go back. What is this whole movie? I. The conversation. This is how the movie should go like the tree. Can I have the tree care have the tree? Go Dream Days, like I do not when she drops that line I, don't or how about this one this trees got a big gap in it. Oh what should we do? How about the backup tree? Roll credits the end there can't be a backup tree in this I is ridiculous I don't I don't understand. And I. Guess The the final thing is okay. So. The idea that you're going to. Film this tree in Chicago being lit up. The Radcliffe trees a real thing. Right artery is a real. Thank you. All right. Does that air all the way into Wisconsin? That's my question. I, mean. I it seems to me like cargoes not far from Wisconsin. Like I don't know to me that seemed like a little bit like obviously when we're here like. Are. The. New. York one get New York Rockefeller, but we don't get that televised live. Do we do we get? Yeah it's NBC. Okay, it's a national thing. I would assume the WGN probably like if you're in Wisconsin Wgn, you definitely get as a local trainer. Okay I'll buy that. All right we figure it up with. I do have a few things. If you don't mind my mind me get into the back to the nuts. How how does her phone take pictures because what she's doing when she's taken picture she's holding up and she's doing a full swipe to take pictures. A maybe there's a phone feature about where it just takes a little extra. To take pictures like the old swipe, right, take take a PIC situation. Joey uses the word of `NIGMA A lot. A lot of different ways and I just don't what is he thinking means is what I want know he's an. The news ticker at the bottom when they're watching the news about the TV the about the. Tree, being missing the news ticker says news news. That's where I get all my news news news. And then last but not least this town. Will Cheer. For anything any we get to the end of this movie and i Sam Watson and everyone. Cheers Sam saying it's got you could you came home from war? It was just working just came home. Okay. Came over. And they just keep shooting for various things and there was something that they didn't cheer for that I thought deserve to chair. Lots of weird. They just have different rules over in clause for for when and when not to cheer and I found a weird. Yeah. Just to put a finer point on this. If your entire job is to secure. Transport and light the Chicago Christmas tree every year and you can do that job ten days. You don't have a job. Correct. I don't know how much clearer I can make this. She doesn't do anything else. She makes it clear. She's been working all year towards this tree it goes down. There's ten days she finds the tree and then there's a backup tree you don't have a job i. that's not a real person job. It just isn't and speaking of the tree that was the real tree that picture on the IPAD that they show cool and people there is glitter early it was photo shopped like here's a big gap missing in the tree already would never hang in the middle of Chicago it what it, but I have a lot more questions about the entire organization because they operate out of a high rise skyscraper. In Chicago they're one of the top floors and she calls and goes look you better get over here because corporate is here. Where is corporate normally? What what are they doing? Are they operating in some very high class high tier skyscraper that's middle-management. That's where corporate would be all the time like for for Radcliffe to just now descend down to that giant skyscraper and go hey, you don't get this right you're fired from the one thing you gotTa do all your it doesn't make any sense to me Sam. Says his parents met thirty nine years ago, which is very hard for me to believe because more Lucas at least forty Fox. There's no way around this dude is at least forty five. There's no as parents met only thirty nine years ago pick a better number. Her assistant says, how come these trips never take us to Paris or London? Because you're getting a Christmas tree. I can help you. You're getting a Christmas tree not exactly a hotbed for transporting a Christmas Tree Chicago in Paris. Across the Atlantic to get. Never get to go on vacation and call it work Arno. Dummy dumb dumb dumb. Does no one stay at this end. They call it in there is nary a guest to be found known. Is there one staying the night? No cars nobody's booking anything they just call it an in, but it's their home. It doesn't make any sense at all those are wait what's Good Ones Buddy. Good one. Hey, let's get to the what the homework is. 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Clause cannot have a decorated town gotta get to it I just wanted to get. There you know and this might have been explained there's a chance and I just missed it. But if it did steal me I I'd be happy to know There is a presentation. at a festival where we're children bring up res Yep and just hang them all and that's it and I didn't I didn't know why and I didn't know what the deal was with it and how it came to be. Those are all questions that I want to know about the drop off. So they could let me know that'd be great. So more Lucas's ex wife is a monster, right? Yes she gets one line about the divorce and this woman is not around for Christmas with her kid I just WanNa know how they justify that at all. They can't. There's no way to she's a terrible person and I want to know a little bit more about her and maybe see if she has a legitimate reason or excuse. That's got. Let's zoom in here. So man and Yeltsin's. Mohammed. Zamzam. himself. 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587 Cod in Portugal; Eating in Naples; Christmas Travels

Travel with Rick Steves

51:18 min | 11 months ago

587 Cod in Portugal; Eating in Naples; Christmas Travels

"The fish is a big part of the Christmas menu in Europe. But it's really popular all year long in Portugal. Portugal eats more fish per capita than even the Japanese. He's do especially caught. You can eat from the tail to the skin ditch cheeks the tongue. Is Everything coming up. We'll hear how codfish a staple of home cooking and Portugal in Italy. The fish markets are crazy right before Christmas but if you go there on the twenty third of December that's really a quintessential experience of market will explore the amazing comfort foods of southern Italy. In the hour ahead. What is very typical of? Naples is a substitute. Let's see tiffany is sausages with Let's say Broccoli by some various special variety that you can only find around Malta View S. eight plus listeners. Tell us what it's like to travel for the holidays. Come along its travel with Rick Steves. Do you think there's no place like home for the holidays. Will explore some options for getting away at Christmas time with our listeners. A little later in the hour ahead on today's travel with Rick Steves chiefs but if you like the scent of great cooking to fill your house we'll get you inspired by the cuisine of Naples and southern Italy in just a bit. Let's start with a taste of the almost religious reverence for codfish that you'll find in Portugal. The Portuguese love fish especially caught. COD has has been a staple there since the seventeen hundreds but they don't eat it fresh it imported from the North Atlantic salted hard as a log and then soaked in water. UH-HUH I've long wondered how it is that a country that eats more fish per capita than any other has as its most popular fish fish. They import from Norway or from Greenland and they never serve it fresh. We're joined now by two Portuguese guides. Robert Wright and Christina Duarte to learn more about the Portuguese love of cod dried dried salted cod Christina. Robert thanks for joining US spell. Thank you now. That was my might hake on the cod situation. Robert was that accurate or what lately academia. It's it's amazing when you think about how. Portugal eats more fish per capita than even the Japanese do do which is amazing and yet they have this wonderful brick hard but it transforms into something delicious. And it's it's something you'd start to crave you do that when I rock allow. It's one of the few words I know in Portuguese is back allow Christina. What is the historical background? Why is is this distorted background is that we are Atlantic so We are always baked by the Atlantic Ocean but the tax fish that passes under in Atlantic area carryover the areas they are quite small fish sardines mackerel that's right monster forgery bass but they ask all they dry also some of them they can try but it is not the same amount volume has caught fish. Caught fish is huge so in the fourteen hundreds when we started to go where I mean in fourteen fifteen hundred going with the discovery spirit trying to make our way out of the economic situation for Portugal. We started to go a little bit to who'd North to ease to somewhere and we found out that there is this huge fish very nutrition and that you can eat everything out of it you can eat from the tail to the skin. The cheeks the tongues everything. So he's like the poor of the of the sea because you uh-huh because you eat everything only could call because you eat everything and that's why the three hundred sixty five live recipes because you just take everything for I WANNA get cooking. Listen a moment still interested in this historical background because a big issue. Five hundred years ago was refrigeration nation. Yes so it was necessary. Not only okay a person fishes the the fish. Now how do we keep it and how we transport it said. Best is to flattened so all these good flat is good to transport and he talked to by ten a stack them up. You need and so you open it. You put soul to preserve it once arriving to mainland you. Put it to dry so they would. Actually they'd go up to Greenland Norway or no way. Yes because it is cold water. They'd fill the bottoms of their boats. Todd yes salted. It's dress and and then so it would survive feed their sailors while they're working while they're working they come home and they sell it and another thing is that we are traditionally Catholic country so we had actually need of fish. I mean every Friday we needed to eat fish and the fourteen days as of Of the land and Christmas and all the big celebrations basically in cod. We Trust Coty. Trust exactly no. Yeah no then you had this interesting twentieth century history with a dictator Salazar. Yes and economy was bad. Meat is expensive. People were starving and especially the north of Portugal where we have the smallest and most active fishing villages and in winter is very tough and rough Atlantic Ocean offending Portugal. So most of the fishermen could not get out on the sea so it was tough to go also on the North Sea to Iceland and to Norway and even to Canada so yes but with economy we are talking about forty fifty sometimes sixty boats entire villages going and Sella's are knowing going that this was an important industry and a you GE- amount of people going so he was actually organizing this campaigns that caught campaigns and there was the boat hospital boat to give them the support in case of something happening. Okay so cells are recognized that fish would be more affordable bowl with a terrible economy than red meat and he subsidized encourage the card industry and then in nineteen seventy four or Salazar's gone but people grew grew up eating cod and and Robert. The taste is there is that the taste is there and basically it becomes one of those things that you identify with home cooking. And it's something that you really must cook Mama's. Yeah Yeah it's from home so I think everybody has their own favourite. Take on the traditional Portuguese cod recipes. So take me into a shop. I you go to a shop and it feels feels almost going like a lumber shop. It stacked up literally first of all. You don't even have to walk into the shot. I because you smell. It smelled far away. Definitely it's very very. It's not a fishy smell but it's a very salty smell. Yeah and So you walk even in a grocery store if you were to visit Portugal and just take a tour of your local supermarket as soon as you walk toward a certain section. You smell that pungent salt you're like. Oh it's the cod so you didn't pick picking up a baseball knock it knock. Unwittingly is there is there. Any sense of quality are as cod cod. Oh lots of different variations between quality so depending on where it's fish where it comes and also the he cut of where it's from so some parts of cod have a little bit more flesh you can spend more and be thankful that you're spending more getting quality. This is travel with Rick. Steves talking cod in Portugal with two local guides Robert Wright and Christina Duarte when you go to Portugal they say hot. There's different ways to cook cod. Everyday we day of the year. What's an example of these recipes? That people are so excited about well. A lot of these have either a component of being like a saute dish or like casserole. So that's kind of like the basic ones. You're gonNA find the one. That is my personal favorite. Is the one that everybody eats so often as Buckley our brush rush. It's in the style of Brash. It was actually the person it was created in Lisbon. Dish itself was created in a small cafe in in Lisbon that basically people are like this is a darn good combination of ingredients. Love it we love it so we're going to name the dish after him. It's basically a cod God. That's been desalting because you have to dissolve either one or two days. The base is Roasted or baked potatoes sometimes even fried potatoes. It depends on everybody. It has their own variation and then it's just basically onions that are sauteed until they're pretty much translucent and super super soft and sweet. It's Sweden's up the onions And then you mix all these ingredients together a little bit of salt and pepper sliced black olives and then traditionally you put partially on you can put the laundry too if you goodall restaurant or just a hole in the wall restaurant or a Nice neighborhood restaurant you can look for BOCCOLANDRO brash and that would be the good sort of the the basic way shirt off half now. It was sitting in salt. Do some dishes have the cut that you actually eat saltier than other dishes or is it always gonNa Salty. It shouldn't and that's the case like if if you go to a place and you order a dish that has a cod dish that tastes a little too salty. Yeah they haven't decided the cotton Well but I have Portuguese. They have a different opinion which is for us. It's very difficult to evaluate. How is the salt? So if you don't want countries what I normally advised to foreign people if you don't risk to have assaulted card. The best is to get some recipes like Abrash which you have shredded the treaded Carter but if you ask for a dish that is a nice slice high slice of card you have a very huge probability. Let's see of getting some salt out of Christina. You're a mother you're going to take us through the whole process you start. How do you buy what you look for and then when you take it home how do you serve it to your children? Yeah so I I go to the place. Where the card is I? Look for one that I I like it white. I'm so I can see it. What is more light white? And I don't like it very high because we're at Fin- for you. It's better for me because what we are looking is a fish. That aid has no no water. So is dehydrated Okay so it means that when I'm going to salted it's going to be high. You're going to hydrate hydro exactly. Yes when console. How long does that take how thick it is? So that's why I like it Smaller flatly toss it in the water. Yes independent But as before that I asked the lady in the shop to cut it has I want so I can cut the sites you know that are thinner. Had A huge a huge a- guillotine almost like a big cut yes yes exactly a paper cutter in the cut the slices has you want how. How big slices you want and how you wanted so already from the shop? I already decide if I wanted to do it on the oven. Just boiled or fried fried or shredded. Cut It according to how you plan to exactly and I normally do the shredded parts. The parts are not that noble. Uc like the the girls girls and kills the less noble parts. That's the throwaway. Yes but you don't throw away so you shred. Add those parts on the cheeks. Also detail Christina. Duarte comes to us from Lisbon. Robert Reich is a former Lisbon resident. Who now lives in Spain Bane? They're filling us in on the central place of. codfish in the home cooking of Portugal right now on travel with Rick Steves. You've got a lot of festivals and Portugal. There's it just enthusiasm for festivals. Robert how is cod worked into Christmas. Time for example For me actually. Christmas is synonymous with cod. But actually for also so new years eve. What another festival use of Cud for your family is New Year's Eve Christmas Christmas? Yes Christmas what. It is more traditional is. It's very very boring and very natural which is just boiled with vegetables potatoes but has it is not very reached a estimate today so more and more. We do another recipes and my mom loves to do it. Where the breadcrumbs spinach is? Good that sometimes enshrine also. It doesn't have a lot of extra flavor to it because the Portuguese desserts come out after so. At least it elevates the arriving in the desert. We've had a lot of cod another secrets. For Good Kat. It requires very good olive oil. Oh yes Spanish olive oil. No for today's business travel but DUGGAN COD in Portugal with Robert Wright and Christina Duarte next time I go to Portugal Portugal my first dinner. Obrego over you won't apathy born save Abram for dessert the culinary traditions of Naples and southern Italy next on travel with Rick Steves and in a bit. Tell us what it's been like for you to travel abroad during the Christmas season. Where at eight seven seven? Three three three seven four to five and by e mail you can reach us at radio. At Rick Steves Dot Com listening to travel with Rick Steves by now you know that. Each region of Italy has its own culinary specialties. In southern Italy Naples is the city where pizza was invented. And it's home to a lot of the Italian food that's become popular around the world to help us know what delicacies to look for in Naples end the region of Compagno. We're joined now by local tour guides. Alfredo vitale from Naples and Marianna era mono comes to us from Avellino where they grow hazelnuts and raise the buffalo whose milk is turned into Mozzarella Alfredo and Marietta Buongiorno land. So when we think of Italy we think of Italian cuisine but how does it vary from region to region marina to be on us all the stereotypes about Italian cuisine. They're mostly from Naples. Because when you think about Italy you think about pizza and while Margarita comes from Naples was made there for the first time and the Pasta. We have beautiful pasta. Called Grignon. Pasta is made off their plus. Americans have this image of Italy but a lot of it is shaped by which Italians came to the United States. Afraid when when an American thinks of Italian cuisine. How would the immigration shape our perception? Yeah actually the ED immigration. We was mostly from the southern part of the country. which was the poorest part of the country? Those people were the ones that brought Derek Zine tradition with them and end this is what we find also imaginary of American people coming to Italy the think battalion foot thinking to what they have have in their thinking. I'm going to get what I what I think about it. But it's probably the cuisine and even some of the recipes you find wind in America from the South Are Kinda recipes that you don't find in the south anymore. Let's say for example Spaghetti meetable Spaghetti Maple that for the typical the American. It'd be the quintessential Italian dish came from the south. And it's not even cook there anymore. Not Right Marianna. When a Roman or somebody from Milano goes to Naples? Yes what do they think. What do they want to eat? I believe mostly fish figures. We're live on a seashore and We like to prepare many a of preemies do with fish that are very popular all around Italy. For example Spaghetti with Mongla would be the first. I course generally a pasta with some kind of topping fish topping muscles. Pepe Dakota's very famous too. They some muscles souls peppered muscles and the linguine with skimpy. So these are all with with fresh seafood. Yes and then they would have of a secondary main dish. Might not be seafood. Not can be even What is very typical apples? South safely is sausages teachers with Let's say Broccoli by some various special variety that you can only find on around Montezuma area okay now this reminds me of an interesting thing. So you'll find this mount vesuvius so a good eater. Alfredo will want to eat local style and with the season as act. Does that mean for Naples. What would be oh local? And he's me. These means a lot from Naples in these means a lot of in everyday life in Napoli because we have amazing markets and fresh food. So you have to think that. Most of the Neapolitan people don't go to supermarkets. They only go for like goods that we find they're not three leading missile loved markets of Napoli and so alive. Their lives are colorful. They're rich in colour in voices and the sensuous US experience all of your central Italy. It goes from the view. It's amazing it's just amazing. Also the relationship that you can entertain in unholy telemarketer. Just just wonderful relationship. Yeah Yeah you start. Could you know just touching one of the products and the person there will say. Oh well why don't you try this one to look. This is better. Oh you WANNA little by all these so fun to try to get him. Why don't you try? These are fresher. Oh if you need to boil though you have not at this one's not this once and it goes on can go on forever these merchants care. They don't want to make the sale. They want you to make to know what to cook. and not tell you the traditional on on markets nowadays we have more and more farmers market or so in which used to be not so common and now they're getting on a weekly basis different parts of the town if sure from nowhere to go everyday. There is a different area where the pharmacy will come getting off the cruise ship in. Napoli if you turn right and you go halfway to the train station. There's a wonderful market by gate. Oh yeah that's put on Alannah. Put the Nolan yes. It should go there on the twenty third of December. That's really a quintessential experience of a market. While his people are getting ready to cook for Christmas Eve and that's where they go to shop for fish fish which is the important piece of Christmas Eve menu and vegetables to eat a deal on Christmas. Yes some people still do. This is one of the old traditions auditions at which I kind of getting a little bit was not everybody likes ill right well actually the name. Minneapolis Capitana copy. And you do it. Fried deprived so marijuana. If you and your mother are walking through this market what's the name of the market again. And Lana Moulana. What is the interaction with the people? What would your mother be excited excited about? We usually go out and we have Launched there because by the time that you are over with the market you have been trying everything your fool and Blanche's done for free nothing but little samples flourish antastic. This is travel with Rick. Steves we're talking with Mariana younger. Mono and Alfredo Batali. We're talking about Naples. And the cuisine of Naples. Our phone number's eight seven seven. Three seven four to five Linda's calling Ellen from Deerfield Beach in Florida Linda. Are you thinking about eating in Naples. Yes you're making me very hungry listening to all that wonderful food. I I had a lovely food myself in Naples. I didn't go to the park. It one of the places I went to the Keller's for pizza now. It was is my understanding but I could be wrong. But that's for pizza was invented and we had pizza. Mark the Margherita Pizza they only have to buy but it had ads like the colors of the Italian flag with the Green. Basal the Red Tomatoes and the right through. I still wish I could be right back there eating it and it's so simple. It's so fundamental. It's just a good pizza. And this pizzerias famous antique pizzeria. Dot Michaela Marianna. When you are having that Margarita? Pizza that Linda's talking about she was describing the colors. What's the history of that pizza? While he was made eight for the first time. When the Queen Margherita was visiting Naple it was at the end of the eighteen hundred and there was a chef? RAFFAELA SPOSATO he. I didn't know what to make special so he decided to use very simple ingredients meeting on the top. The Italian flag. That was the red of the tomato. The white over them on Sara Lee in the green after all so to this day you see the red white and rain the leg and the pizza named after the Queen get hit by the way. There's a Lotta great pizzerias. This is the touristy one and there's a long line their historic good. But you don't need to wait in line for an hour to get a good pizza all along via tribulation. Ah You've got wonderful pizzeria. In a classic pizzeria like Michaela they have two kinds of pizzas Margherita. And what does the other one Marinara in. What is modern modern areas really busy? It's just tomato sauce olive oil as some Oregano and somebody asks twists. I'm unsure this and it was very simple very auto poor because the name Mardi Narda comes from the people that used to be. Fisherman's awesome the Maryland honors and the wives will bring these pizza to them when they will come back from from the sea so it was really a poor maybe a few anchovies on it. That's alright intro is probably the choice come from also. There is something so basic Jason and beautiful about that pizza and a lot of Americans think the more toppings the better exactly I think Italians would think differently. They do think differently and they do think also that some toppings are are not allowed. Linda does that resonate with you. The pizza experience absolutely and it was just wonderful and I can't wait to get back there and then I also had wonderful dessert that I was told I had to have in Naples and I don't remember the place where I went. I was walking friends. They catalase towards the train frank station and tell it something. I'm not pronouncing spoke Attala. Linda that's going to bridge US right into sweet wheat. Senate's dessert time. Thanks for your call Linda. Thank you bye so ill. Linda's talking about Foglia Tele and that's a classic sort of neopolitan sweet. Yes hit Maria. What exactly is that is so it ricotta cheese and dried fruit inside and very crunchy and crispy? They're outside And why is it so popular. Because he's so good. Alfredo what is your favorite Neapolitan Desert. If you're going to take somebody out in something very classic Classic Neapolitan. There aren't a few and also desserts. Napoli are seasonal like the other things. So you can get yet ally in Baba actually you get those all year around and When you get closer to Eastern time you get the posterior which is an amazing cake which is filled with record. We'd weet And it's very. What is the name of that Pasta Pasta your Christmas? That's that's east Turkey Easter. And it's really very good now. Actually you find it all year round in every pastry shopping putting but use the tradition was for Easter. And then when you get closer to Christmas. There are lot on the very typical desserts like distrustfully which is stressful. Yes tiffany is like very simple. It's deep fried. Dove small bowls with with a lot of irony and beautiful Lethal candidates on top. And it's a very very very typical Neapolitan. It is and it's also oh a good connection to the little Arabic influence that we have in Napoli. 'cause it's a good connection also Cillian desserts which are very close to the Arabic tradition. Pack this one in Napoli for is the closest to Sierra victory. Actually this is travel. With Rick Steves through we're talking with Marianna Your Mono and Alfredo battalion it near politician cuisine. The beautiful food from Naples end that region and Marianna. You've got a very tempting plate of what looks like high-calorie treats is from Naples right here. You've brought it to our studio. Can I have a little bit of this sure so often try. What is this I won? It looks like a hard sort of flattened donut. They called Rococo. Rococo feels like I want to Dip this into some chorus shoot. That's why I brought some lemon cellos. Two or so he can dump it intimidating lemon cello. So there's lots of different BISCONTI. In Italy into nip it is part of the fun extends the dining experience in a lovely way. And what what an tasting here. This is mostly almonds in there. So this is a a typical almond biscuit in the name of that again is is Rocco Oracle in and for the second course of my desert. I've see beautiful chocolate cake here too. It's a small chocolate cake and It's a little more fragrant. What exactly my eating here days? This call most the most chilly. Yes and has more than chocolate. What is what is in this as described the ingredients that I'm tasting? So you have cinnamon and lemon honey and of course dark chocolate now. That is a beautiful beautiful marriage of flavors yesterday's and they make special we usually have. I'm on Christmas time. We'll have to wait Christmas. You should because you don't find the around I love it. This is an example of Centuries and centuries of wonderful love of food experimentation and creating a tradition that we can eat cassidy's that is to eat all. I love to cook. She was she was she cook. She was a coke in In school and and she laughed when she had the tourist Chine She used to make a plan Parmigiana. Do you make of course I do ya. uh-huh is my specialty. Because I love it. Takes time doesn't look like but he has a long long long long making process. Operator if you eat some eggplant Parmigiana can you tell if there's love in it. Oh actually you do. It's possible because it's it's really actually as she said it's not an easy cooking thing. It's a long process and also it is important to do with good timing wing and using fresh products and you can recognize people that do it because just they after do it or they do it because they love to it. That's one of the typical the traditional ones. And actually neopolitan people are going back a lot to tradition In the cuisine. Well right now. I'm eating some neopolitan tradition. You Right. That's a Christmas tradition. -delity also Alfredo Batali Marianna your motto Bonet Petito and Got Presto so we must let your love. Let's now it's time to say a precious this moment to on Christmas. Let's hear what you've enjoyed about traveling abroad at Christmastime in just a minute at eight seven seven three three three rip but first. Let's let's call on an old friend. Tim Collins to tell us about the Christmas traditions where he lives on the west coast of Ireland. Tim and his wife run the Kerry bed and breakfast in Dingell and offer archaeological tours of the area. Kim thanks for joining us You wish I think to speak. Maybe it'll be the Christmas festivities and Bingo. Tell me what's Christmas like. In the west of Ireland. Christmas is a very big occasion and art and generally but moreover into west of Ireland. It's very more. Chad has been a family occasion people in Older Times. Of course it was to return maybe from England with a lot of immigration. They've come from America that make off to be at home for Christmas. That's quite a quite a party. They're in the villages isn't it yes indeed unde prepare. Maybe a week and ahead of the big deal for the house lies would be preparing food. That'd be making puddings at Christmas cakes They began some Turkey. Some Ham The butter to ski. It's the big feast on Christmas Day or Christmas. As the beat one they would prepare dinner and sit around and they would stay inside that day. Maybe say having a bit of a party playing cards and so forth. No one dared Christmas dates so one day. The streets are deserted. dingus is on Christmas Day. Everybody's at home with the family aging and drop of whiskey. Maybe drop a Guinness. Maybe some wine I was creepy. Unwind is getting pretty popular in recent years and the ladies would have maybe drop a port ORAPA Sherry port in the series. The ladies drink yes indeed. That also have Christmas crackers where they would pull these across the team where there would be the Christmas fair and had jokes these to these Christmas. And the kids on a little Like a firecracker small fire fun thing on the medical want maybe for two or three hours. Integrates hardy everyone is relaxed and what happens on Christmas Eve. Is there a big feast on Christmas Eve. Also at Christmas Eve is Lois. It's up to the big what normally in the US. To each fish predictor they had a fish called Ling. Ngo to the type of cod salted. Very very strong is stuffy salted fish and they would Kook Dash with some pitchers and some sauce. That was more or less alluded to Christmas. Gotcha hey they'd be. Holly Eighty put up an all. The windows and lights will be put up. Christmas tree would be put up that also put up the crib honoring the birth of Christ and the Christmas Day that would be put up by the children around and make their own crepes with the figures up the center. Part of the House. Unleash up okay. So the kids kids build a Christmas Crib Manger Scene Interesting Exactly. Tell me about the local Santa Claus. Do you have Santa Claus just like we have who bring the gifts for the children. Charles is a big deal here as a matter of fact to let you in a little secrets I think as Sanjay talk in the local hotel here over the Christmas. It'd be wearing a different hat. Oh my goodness that's brings the gifts at Christmas and the idea. Is that all go to bed early and leave some gifts percent details. Utah's in the heart in the heart so Santa Claus does come down the chimney. Maybe leave out literally plastic him carrots turnip the Rangers so we give milk and cookies but Santa Gets Guinness in an Ireland for Strength Jesse and then the following morning with the kids would come down to the first team that look for the carriage. No doubt it'd be Max of the cars indication where the reindeer would have nibbled. Okay gone of course disappeared. Tim Collins from the West Coast of Ireland. Thank you very much and Merry Christmas to you and all your family to you and yours long. Aw That's here about your Christmas time travel's next at eight seven seven three three three on travel with Rick Steves for some intrepid travellers Christmas time tradition to wander far from home for the holidays. Have you travelled overseas into another culture. Met some of Santa's his cousins for a different take on the holiday season. Let's hear about your holiday. Travels right now on travel with Rick Steves where at eight seven seven three three three seven four to Abigail is on the Moorestown New Jersey. Abigail thanks for your call. Hi Hi how you celebrated Christmas overseas. Let's this past Christmas. I went to Finland visit a good friend. We stayed with her family in a little town. Called lachey which is about one hundred and seventy kilometers from the capital Helsinki. And what was that like. Oh it was wonderful. We sat around for you know Christmas dinner which they had on Christmas Eve. They celebrate with the big dinner on Christmas Eve and then towards the end of desert. There was this this hand with interbred fleas that came and tapped on the window so and it turned out to be Santa Claus and he sort of startled us. We just saw this hand that appeared a hand in the window and then It turned out to be Santa Claus. which unfinished is yellow Kooky and he came in and he delivered presence then we sat around and we drank coffee coffee and then Guided for some time and Yellow Kooky spoke no English and we spoke very little finish but our friends who are hosting for the holiday. They they translated. The conversation and Santa Claus had hit a reindeer on his way to our house for the night. which is exactly the the opposite of what you expect Santa Claus to do so? There's a little bit of irony and humor in that so you've got Santa Claus herding reindeer. You gotTA strange sleeved arm. I'm knocking on the window in the dark. When do the Finns have their gifts? Then that's the way to let the children here. But that's how the parents set up the gift giving for the Children's Christmas Eve Christmas Eve and Santa Claus Arise and he brings the gifts on Christmas. Eve can then we sat around and I gave out gifts and late in the evening. We did a Christmas Eve. Sauna all Saunas built into their home. And that's what I learned. I was looking for Asana in L. thinking thinking and They said there's not that many public on his anymore because people have them at home. And so apparently everybody's got on A. How was it Christmas on a different than a regular sonner was the fact that it was midnight Christmas and they all happen to this on? Well you're very full of all the Christmas food in the Sauna and you're relaxing and then afterward you go you go outside in the freezing cold where everything is covered in snow. And you walk around in your towel in the snow but you don't don't even feel cold the hardcore teenagers or anything role in the snow or anything like that from the Sauna. Do we talked around there. We didn't role But apparently not but they do so. You're walking around barefoot in the snow and not even feeling the cold. It's that yes finish. Christmas spirit yeah. Yeah what was the dinner like. What did you eat? There are lots of small defend just is there are different types of casseroles. We eight different types of fish and there was some there was some type of berry that was almost like a cranberry. I forgot what it was called. And they made this delicious sauce with it and they had picked berries themselves and then The fens love coffee so we had lots of coffee after dinner so throughout visit and we also had a drink called cluggy which is which is like mold wine in Finland around the holidays now. It sounds like it's it was sort of a refreshing chance for you because you've had many Christmases and probably lots of childhood memories. Defend it was kind of a way to freshen up your Christmas. Yeah it was it sort of brought the magic of childhood Christmas back because everything was new and everything was a surprise so it had all of this this exciting Christmas magic because you never knew what was. It's going to happen next. It was really special to get to stay with this family that we were good friends with because you know. They showed us around their town on Christmas Day. We went and took a little. Oh hike in the woods and it was snowing and it was very beautiful and then The mother the mother that we were staying with she was a schoolteacher. So we went and we got to visit their school fool which I think travelling. That's always one of the coolest things is getting visit. You know schools and grocery stores and seeing how such ordinary things things are different from how they are at home. It really shows you a lot about the culture absolutely to have friends and to be there especially during holiday time and and now Abigail you can invite. You're finished friends to a Christmas New Jersey someday. Yeah definitely all right. Thanks for your call and Merry Christmas. Thank you you too. We're sharing airing our Christmas memories from our travels Janet's on the line from Manhattan Beach in California. He Janet. Thanks for your call. What are your memories of travel during Christmas? Thomas Gun two times at two Christmas market tours and we also have a daughter that lives in Norway and so we have started or ended our Christmas in this market trips in Norway we went in July and my. My daughter's mother-in-law fixed Christmas dinner for us. She said her table with Christmas dishes and fixed the whole Christmas dinner. It was in the west side of Norway and so we had finished with boiled potatoes and mashed root Abaga and that was dinner with a special brew in. Can What is Pinochet. First of all finish it is. I believe it's sheep. Ribs that have been dehydrated hydrated. And when you go into the Delis you'll find them hanging by wires and the the by them and then they take them home and then they are rehydrated did for about. I think it's twenty four hours or soaked in water and then in the morning of Christmas they put water in the bottom of the pan. They put the ribs in with some. They put some birch sticks in the bottom put the pin a shed in top and then cover it and bake it all day long so so the ribs have very little meat but you get two or three on your plate and That's dinner and this is what you had in Bergen on the West. If Norway it was it was North Bergen but it was on his. Yeah so it was kind of fun to have that in July was a little bit of a treat Norway Norway were you there for the Senate Lucia festivities. Well actually yes. We were there on Sandwich. She had this last year and my grandson's Hansen four years old and we went to his preschool and saw the Santa Lucia children's procession into the end of the classroom. And of course it's eight o'clock in the morning and it's still dark so the children are dressed in white robes and they come in holding their little electric candles son Lucia so they have little electric candles. Listen my memory was a beautiful adorable little girl with them with like a wreath of of electric candles. Special girl like she's is a I would imagine the old days it would be girl that would actually have. Kendall's in her in her crown kind of as she leads. The procession in and this is Santa Lucia di. I believe it's it's December thirteenth. I think so. Yes so that must have been a gorgeous experience. It was really really fun and especially with the little children and singing that song. It was very nice and they had baked goodies. The children had helped big goodies that were served to the parents and families that were there. And there's a a traditional center Lucia Ben that they give to though the grandmothers and grandfathers and so on. Well that sounds like you're blessed to have relatives of good friends Norway where you can drop in and be part of the family. Yes it was great and they also have in Bergen the largest gingerbread village in the world. What's that like it's like a high school? Gymnasium is completely filled with gingerbread. And they gather the things from the different clubs and in schools and anyone can submit a gingerbread piece to include. And then this team puts it all together and it's all lighted and you walk through these curve pathways through the sued the display. They go all the way up the walls they have layers like they're up on mountain and so it's almost a human scale. Village made out of gingerbread. It is and you'll see they've make airplanes and it's like some of the schools will have like a little parade and they'll put the faces of the children on the little gingerbread people that they may that's beautiful think of all the experiences variances that are going on all over the world during holiday season in the winter and so many travelers Stay home every year and have the same thing over and over again. It's it's funded to branch out out and try something a little different than biggest gingerbread village in the world on the FJORD country of Norway. You mentioned you went to Christmas markets. What was your favorite Christmas marketing? Why that's a hard question because Nurnberg is famously supposed to Dresden? Yeah because Dresden's a great city with a great heritage. It has the oldest Christmas market. They claim it. Yeah five hundred eighty four years last year and they have seventeen. I mean there's several so you just go around the corner and you're at a different one in each one has a little bit of a different flavor. I know they have a medieval one in another in like one of the courtyards of one of the castles rules and they all have a little bit different things I had expected to see a lot of handcrafts and that kind of stuff. I didn't see much of that but the things yes I did buy was there was a gentleman making brushes there and he showed us how they make the brushes insulated bought some brushes from him if you were a shopper. You've got the Chimes Times that are powered by candles. You've got the nutcrackers of course you've got the smokers all right. So there's some traditional gifts that might be offended. Take home as a souvenir he did it. Thanks so much for your call and sharing your Christmas memories thank you thank you You do your Christmas holiday. Traditions include travelling overseas. Were exploring the thrills of getting away from home for the holidays right now on travel with Rick. Steph's where at eight seven seven. Three seven four to five and by e mail. It's radio at Rick Steves DOT com. We have an email from becky in Fort Worth Earth Texas and Becky rights. Please name a few cities in Europe. You've visited a Christmas. That have really been beautifully decorated for the season that captured the Christmas spirit and they decorate early in December while Becky. That's one thing about European Christmas. Says it's a much longer season. I think than we have in the United States as far as rituals rituals and important days It's a different thing. In different countries. I know in In Scandinavia Santa Lucia Day in a couple of weeks before Christmas is is is a big deal and people are decorated announced singing for that and in Italy for example. The Christmas for the children sort of climax is On January sixth sixth epiphany that was the the Wiseman brought their gifts to the Christ child and in Italy. That's the day that which Bafana comes and and if you're a good it kid you'll get good gifts and if you're a bad kid you'll just get sort of a disappointment but every day throughout that period Around Europe you'll find wonderful wonderful sacred traditions and It's not as commercial as we're used to here in the United States places I've been through that are particularly nicely decorated recuperated. You know I just think Europeans love to decorate and they Sometimes it's in your face. Sometimes it's more sophisticated and subtle. Paris's is famous for boards high fashion sense and it will be decorated in a high fashion sense way. One thing I really enjoy our little happy little manger scenes that you'll find in churches that are sort of open house. Churches are welcoming people to Stroll in and people actually get their kids together and walk around the town and pop into the different community the centers and churches to see the major scenes that percep- he just like where I live. We used to always go down and see the decorations in the windows of the of the department stores so there's lots of opportunities in Europe to connect and also it's a great time for sightseeing. You just got to have your warm weather clothing because it's going to be awfully cold. But the people who have warmth in their hearts Lind's calling from Coral Springs Florida Lynn. Have you been in London for Christmas. I have been in London so many times Christmas. I could almost do it. A life old is. I've seen the progression from the early nineties to the present Dante and it is a totally different world in the beginning. I saw this horrible scraggly tree that I believe it's Finland that donates it Norway Norway donated to the city and they put it up in Trafalgar Square and I looked at it in the early nineties and I thought this this is Christmas especially after New York City where you see that huge Christmas tree everything that we give him. The United States is giant-sized and I just looked at that thing thing and I thought Oh this is the city of I mean the country of Dickens and Victorian Albert bringing Albert bringing the Christmas tree it has a tradition into England and there was nothing. I was so disappointed with the tree on Trafalgar. Is that what you're disappointed about suggests that also disappointed in the entire city. There was not that okay. Well first of all. Let's talk about that tree for a minute because that's quite a tradition and I know that London nor we have along Sort of a friendly relationship because Norway's very thankful for because London hosted the king and the government in exile of Norway during World War Two when when the Nazis took over Norway and I believe ever since just after the war than our regions have cut down spruce tree. It's usually an old and and grand land tree normally like twenty meters tall and they actually ship it to London and the mayor and the king are all involved in this big ritual and it's been going on every year since nineteen forty seven seven so you saw Thirty years ago. I hope the trees a little better now. Oh I've I've seen it throughout the years that I'm looking at it with these American is and expecting to see this. Absolutely grand Spectacle and the entire city disappointed me. Not only that scraggly trees which will still be a scraggly tree. Three hardly decorated in our is Even for Christmas now. But it's what has happened in the transformation throughout the years with all of London and they have the most magnificent Christmas decorations. You can see anywhere. New York doesn't light a candle in London. Now that's how spectacular it is and they have a sense of artistic nece which you know we just put put up lights in the United States and then as we all know in the suburbs you have lights growing on trees but I certainly on houses but in London everything is just done to the instagram. You will have Angel Wings. Spread from one side of the street the other and they go on and on and on down the street and you just sit there and wonderment. How did they think of this? It's so useful and covent garden in the market. Have these bulbs that are on steroids. Their food hanging down from the ceiling. And it's like imagination got it took then regent street will do something different. Every year will in Lynnwood say when you think about these incredible decorations are they kind of Ye olde in in Dickensian or are they modern and sort of you know like really trendy. I hate to say it. But it's modern and trendy and it's absolutely stupendous. So that's why I was saying in the beginning I was looking for the Kensington Christmas. Such thing like that over there. It's all modern small town in the countryside. 'cause I've I've seen bath at Christmas and it feels quite Dickensian but but yeah London's going to be Kinda trendy and right up to date and and showing up from the modern way of of its energy as it celebrates the holidays. Modern energy is an excellent way of putting it. And it's something that I never expected when when I compare it to the early nineties expected. I'll see London today compared to other cities that you may have seen in Europe for Christmas. That's interesting all of this is work related. That's why I'm over in Europe so much Paris underplays it because they are not in your face like London is is American in your face now and they're very subtle and very sophisticated and the streets. The high streets are the same as in London high streets. Meaning the shopping streets. That's where you'll see the decorations and in Paris. They're more understated but I asked a friend. Who is a tour guide I to please put together a tour for my friends to see the Christmas traditions in Paris? Because I really don't know them. And he brought us into some stores that I never would have walked into that had that beautiful Parisians subtlety that to this day. I can't believe that you would never see. There's isn't London or New York. It was it's magnificent. I've learned a lot a lot in the cultural differences. And it's it's it's a sight to see. You really need to be in another city so what yours is like he will enjoy your future holiday travels and then. Thanks for calling and reporting so candidly. Happy Christmas okay. bye-bye bye-bye travel with Rick Steves is produced at Rick Steves Europe in Edmonds Washington by Tim. Tatton is it Kaplan Wilner and Casimiro Hall. Our web team includes a market McCone. Andrew Wakeling promotion support from Sheila -GARS off our theme. Music is by Jerry. Frank listen again next week as rick explores more Christmas season traditions from his friends ends in Germany England and Belgium Hungary Portugal and the Czech Republic. You'll find more at Rick Steves DOT com slash radio. Rick Steves teaches smart European travel. At Rick Steves Dot Com. You'll find an archive of interviews from his radio. Show free auditors of Europe's top sites an world of information to help turn your travel dreams into smooth and affordable reality. Begin your next trip at Rick. STEVES DOT COM.

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O Christmas Tree

Power Principles Podcast with Maleah Warner

14:33 min | 10 months ago

O Christmas Tree

"Hi this is me Warner. Welcome power principles. The podcast episode forty nine the story of my Christmas tree. Hi everyone it is Christmas week. Merry Christmas happy holidays. I send you juillet and warm wishes. Che's for whatever it is. You are celebrating this season for my third gift of Christmas for you. I wanted this week to give you a Christmas story. I love Christmas stories. Not necessarily a power principle in this story. Although I think that there are some subtle principles is in there may be a principal about pro Galilee or gifts of the universe or something. I will let you find your own principles or just laugh and enjoy. I told this story last Christmas twenty eighteen as kind of a test episode when I was just hadn't even launched the podcast yet it was. I was launching launching in January. And so this was kind of a test all of the equipment and the recording and the website and the podcast host and everything so some of view may have heard the story last year but there were a many fewer people listening last year than this year so I wanted to share it with the larger audience the ants and it's such a fun story that I think it merits its own episode number so I present episode forty nine the story of my a free Christmas tree. The following is a true story in in writing we call that nonfiction. Although the tree and the story was greatly embellished the facts have not been it is absolutely one hundred percent true. My husband and I got married. In August of nineteen ninety seven we moved to Logan Utah. Utah so I could finish my last at the time. It was quarters not semester so I could finish my last quarter of school at Utah State before graduating. We you were poor. You know that kind of freshly wedded tuition pain diploma. Earning employment seeking future awaiting kind of poor pour that sunny December afternoon. I laid my last college final on my professors desk. A blue essay book overfilled with rapidly scribbled scribbled responses to essay questions. Like what role did the head of the United States. CIA play in the downfall of the Guatemalan economic system. If I passed this final final I would walk across the stage next June among a sea of fellow graduates reaching out my hands to receive my congratulations and my double and equally a useless degrees in liberal arts and political science. I exited the humanities building and entered the student center. The TAGGART's student center. I I planned to visit the display of the campus club Christmas tree decorating contest the December son poured through the gigantic skylights and bathed me with rays rays of my bright future and sunny holidays. Now that I had no papers no finals or any boring texts to read. I began to daydream about my upcoming first Christmas with my new husband. And that's when I remembered are bare. Newlywed apartment apartment are matrimonial union was a mere four months old and our sojourn in our married student. Housing would be brief. So what was the point really of buying a Christmas tree or spending money are rarest commodity on decorations that we would just Have to move the next day but still the thoughts of my Christmas list. Apartment made me sad. I'd spent my previous two christmases breaking dry baguettes in France with equally homesick companions in cold floored bare walled Christmas tree missionary apartments more than anything anything this year. I wanted a warm homey Christmas with all the trimmings. My melancholy deepened. As I passed the remains of what had had been the Christmas tree display. I had missed it. Pine needles scraps of Tinsels and a few remnants of broken ornaments. Dirty the floor. You know the kind of scene that gives you the biggest urge to plug in an industrial sized vacuum too busy cramming for finals. I haven't walked through the tree festival before I hadn't expected it to be gone so soon. I Hung my head filling a lot like Charlie Brown then in the far corner looking very castoff castoff and unwanted. I spied four naked Christmas trees. Let me interrupt the story here to explain that the universe and I have always had an unspoken in agreement I would never buy anything that wasn't free and the universe would provide me just enough opportunities to Mooch beg rummage or win the barest businesses of luxury. I'm not kidding in college. I was one of the few people to have a computer and actual computer in in the nineteen nineties in my apartment because I had one hit in our first year of marriage my husband and I had twenty seven inch light up remote control picture in picture colored television because I had one it seem though stripped trees lane lane. They're ready to be tossed out like garbage. I recognize the universe giving me an opportunity suddenly filled with Christmas optimism. I bounded bounded up the stairs to bother. I mean to knock on the door of the student body President Colm in. Hello Mr President Sir. There are some trees downstairs that look like maybe they've been sentenced to Christmas at the Logan Landfill. You see I'm married and poor and if they're just going to the trash I'd be happy to take one of them off your hands. Oh I see well Mrs Poran married or was it Mrs Mary and Poor Anyway We. We donated the decorated trees to the Salvation Army for needy local families however there was one tree that was too big to fit and our truck. And we don't know what to do with it. All all of us are ready to leave for the holidays. So basically if you can haul it away it's yours. Oh Oh yeah absolutely no problem I will just go get my newly. Wed semi-truck Just one thing. I didn't see any decorated trees down there or my committee left that tree by the back doors worse you'll recognize. It has white lights. I think it has some gold angels and I think some musical instruments violins and some trumpets and stuff on it. If if you can haul it away it's yours. Merry Christmas Mrs married skipping the stairs two at a time I raced to meet my new fully decorated and free Christmas tree. I rounded the corner and Holy Oxen and Wisemen Ladies and gentlemen. The tree came with four golden angels. Five violence six trumpets three French horns a dozen harps red globes golden apples golden pairs giant-sized bring flowers red ribbon. Gold Ribbon Live poinsettias holly. Berries live foilage seven strands of white lights to tree. Skirts and extension cord at tree stand and even water. I was in Christmas Tree Heaven. This was my Christmas tree. My husband was working at the local sears retail store and oh how I wanted to surprise him by finding a way to get this Christmas tree move down to our apartment and set up. I can just imagine him coming home to our apartment and me the victorious wife with a homemade dinner waiting on the table and an apartment field field with Christmas. Cheer all with zero impact on our bank account. It didn't matter that I had no feasible way of of getting the tree from the tagger student center to my married apartment. It didn't matter that my husband had our only car at work or that I had walked to campus. I would find a way I would carry that Christmas tree home on my back. All the way down the hill past the aggie football stadium. If I had to but I I had another idea. I resorted to to a strategy that had worked many times for me in the past. I took off my wedding ring slipped it in my pocket and began to flirt. Do you have a truck. Hey Do you happen to have a truck. I need to move a Christmas tree. Oh you don't okay. Well what about your friend is your friend track. No no truck. Even without the wedding ring the Aura of married and taken proved too strong my plan to surprise my husband didn't pan out. Though none of the college guys had a truck one was nice enough to give me a quarter and I found the pay phone and called my husband at work. I'll skip over over the details of trying to explain to my new husband who wasn't yet familiar with my contract with the universe and summarize and said by saying he rushed the college campus during his fifteen minute work break expecting to find an emergency instead. He found me waiting for him. Perfectly healthy now. How how we got the tree back to our apartment is another story entirely? Let me create a picture here. Imagine then my husband crouched deep into the trunk of our oldsmobile. Four door sedan. Straddling and clinging to to the prickly. Bark a biggie sized live blue spruce shouting slow down honey. We lost an angel polling into are designated apartment complex parking spot. We unloaded the tree unlocked. Our apartment wriggled the branches through the door replaced placed. The fallen angel plugged in the lights. Snap our fingers abracadabra folks instant Christmas staring staring awestruck at our stroke of good fortune. My husband said this is amazing. This is the most beautiful before Christmas tree I have ever seen and it was. I have never seen a tree. So artistically weekly so meticulously so elegantly decorated it looked like the poinsettias and the flowers I and the golden apples were growing right from the branches of the tree. It looked like every light bulb was a brother to the pinal. Next to it I have never before. Or since witnessed a Christmas tree created so imaginatively and with so much love and care and my husband been said of all of the clubs and organizations on the Utah State University campus which one decorated this tree. Well until that very day I hadn't even known this club existed on the US you campus in nine hundred ninety seven and even at that moment I wasn't one hundred hundred percent positive. What the club was the placard had simply said? US You rainbow or this. Christmas tree was the creative product of the GAY and Lesbian Club of Utah State University. I want to say Merry Christmas. And thank you to every member of the the. US You Rainbow Organisation who in nineteen ninety-seven so meticulously and carefully spent powers creating a gorgeous Christmas mystery for a family. They didn't even know they never knew who would be the recipient of their generosity. It's us the warrener's we love our tree. This holiday my husband tonight and our children drapes. The gold ribbons. We hung the heart the trumpets the violins. The angels we tied at the bows. Of course we don't have the original tree because it was a live tree. We have since purchased in artificial tree but to this day we use all of the same decorations and every year the Christmas season I look at the ornaments on the tree and it fills me with Christmas spirit and I think the strangers. I don't know who over twenty years ago gave their time money and talents and gave me a newly married college student a very full warm Christmas with all the trimmings. And that's why this the story of Mike Free Gay. Christmas tree is one of my favorite Christmas stories. Hope you enjoyed it. I wish you an all of your family of very more happy. Merry Christmas this is me Warner. Thank you for listening. I hope you enjoyed the Christmas story. Remember to go into itunes and leave a review for this podcast and go to Molina Warner Corner Dot Com and subscribe to receive my weekly Monday message a little short inspirational email every week in your inbox with the podcast included. And I will meet you back here next week for the final episode of the Twenty nineteen season. We will be talking about choosing a word rather van setting a new year's resolution. I will be sharing some of the words that I've chosen over the last couple of years. I look forward to seeing you next week. Have a wonderful holiday week by friends.

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Christmas Special 2019 with Heather LeFebvre

Based On a True Story

44:29 min | 11 months ago

Christmas Special 2019 with Heather LeFebvre

"Hello and welcome to based on a true story. Can you believe it's the final month of the year. It's almost twenty twenty. Today's episode is going to carry on. What's become a little bit of a tradition here on the podcast? I'm speaking of course of the Christmas special. It started a couple years ago when we took a step back from movies to just enjoy enjoy some Christmas themed classic stories then. Last year we heard the entire tail by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol. This year will carry on the tradition of a non movie based Christmas special but with a few changes the first change angel notices that. This episode is not being released right on Christmas. I thought it'd be nice to have more time to enjoy this episode leading up up through the holiday season to the holiday itself to get into the Christmas spirit. The second changes that we won't be covering a classic Christmas Smith Hill this year. You can always go back to the previous years if you want to hear some of those Christmas classics after all. They're classics for a reason today. I'm excited excited to present this year's Christmas special as I'm joined by the author of the history of Christmas heather lab and know that last. My name is not a coincidence. Heather is my sister in law and as soon as I found out that her book was published. I asked if she would be willing to come onto the podcast to to share more information about well the history of Christmas and speaking of her book. Hang out until the end of the episode to find. Find out how you can win a signed copy for free right now. Though it's time to set up our game to truth and lie if your longtime listener you're already so how this works if you're new to the show. Welcome here is how this goes. I'm about to say three things. Two of them are true and that means one of them is a lie. Are you ready. Okay here. They are number one. The tradition of giving gifts on Christmas. This eve came from Charles Dickens number to the name. Christmas came over a thousand years after the day was celebrated number three. There really was a Saint Nicholas. That inspired the legend of Santa Claus. Got Him okay. Now as you're listening to our story today your challenge is to find the two facts scattered somewhere throughout the episode and then by a simple process of elimination you'll be able to find out which one is the lie. And of course we'll do a recap at the end of the episode to see how well you did all right. You know. It's time to get heather on the line to chat about the history of Christmas. Christmas today is filled with festive family. Gatherings Great Food Gift giving decorations and I'd like to start by focusing on one of those decorations the Nativity now. The reason I'd like to start there is because for a long time the Nativity scenes kinda shaped how I used to imagine that first Christmas might have been and I don't think I'm alone there after all in the Christian Christian tradition of the nitty scene. It's supposed to depict that first Christmas as told from Luke Two or seven not all Nativity scenes are the same but generally speaking. It looks pretty similar. You have Mary Joseph. They're looking over a baby in a manger after that looks kind of like a wooden bassinet very uncomfortable looking And sometimes you have three wise men in there. There's almost always hey animals and all of its kind of set that in a standalone building by itself. It looks kind of like a barn Because the in was overbooked as as the Bible says of course. I don't expect expect anyone to assume that the N. is a holiday inn or motel six like we think of the word today but it doesn't stop there because when you explained explained the manger in Your Book My in my mind. That's a very different picture from the wooden bassinet. Looking thing that I've seen a lot of Nativity hippy scenes and I think a lot of people today might have a mental image of what that first Christmas might have looked at inhabit be driven by a Nativity facing that they see but that might be wrong. Could you paint a picture of what that first Christmas might have actually looked like sure so. What scholars colors right now? Think that first Christmas probably looked like was a bustling household in Bethlehem. A just a regular. How's that you're a regular everyday family with living and bat house would have been divided into two parts would abandon the part for the family to actually living eleven e have their food sleep and then in the same structure under the same roof would be part of the House that would be for keeping their animals especially the overnight so yes there might be some hey there and possibly a manger although a major would have most likely been made out out of stone a stone trough that was chiseled out and that major probably functioned as the separation between the animal side the home and the people side home so what most likely was happening in the first Christmas was Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem during a very crowded time because the Romans census when everyone was returning to their hometown so it was kind of like we do at Christmas where we all travel back to see our relatives and our houses are ill to bursting with people sleeping on the floor and all this air bedrooms so Joseph went to his relatives house? And they're guestroom. was there is no place for them to say. All the guestrooms were probably full in Bethlehem the only lace for them to rest married to have this baby was in the animal side of this house. The major Weta provided may be the only only safe place to place baby so that when be trampled on the floor by either the animals or visiting relatives I think we got the idea of seven in from medieval interpretations of the Greek Word Kataluma which can better D. translated as guest room so when Joseph knocked on the door there was no room in the guest room or Mary and Joseph so they had to be put in the animal side of the House so probably the first Christmas was loud hot smelly okay yes bustling with people and I mean maybe took the animal's out so Marion just have a little privacy to have the baby but maybe the animals were there too so yeah quite a different picture than we all grew off with but our ship changes over time and thanks. Archaeology and Greek scholars This is probably closer to what really happened. And that's A. That's a very different picture. Then I think when I see the Nativity scenes and things that Kinda seems quiet and by itself and you know it is its own building. So you don't expect a lot of people there. The animals are all well behaved like this romantic idea of an peaceful and everyone wants wants that in their mind at Christmas but it was a lot more like a realize in general crazy and bustling in your book. You mentioned how no-one no one kept track of birthdays back then which makes sense from a historical perspective but then to contradict that who still know when Christmas dismisses and so they had to attract something. Can you give an explanation of how we began celebrating Christmas on December twenty fifth. This really really puzzled scholars about exactly when and how it came about but the best sort of way we can explain it is yet no birthdays. Were being kept accurate. Down around Jesus's time. However as Christians moved into the Roman Empire we went through the first few centuries of church history Roman persecution came on hard and in fact? Many Christians were put to death and the early church was in hiding. They wanted to remember these Christians at died and they started recording death day so the death date started to be written down and remembered by the early early church and there is a list that was compiled that was passed around. Many Christians knew about so overtime. This list began again to include a remembrance for Christ's baptism and of course a remembrance or his death and resurrection which that date was easy to come up with because it it always fell with the Jewish celebration of Passover. So there's no trouble on finding a date for that. There wasn't any record of Christ's birth so people had to come up with an explanation of when Maccabi and there's all sorts avs winds up while it would be nine months from his conception will set his conception Shen in March march twenty fifth. So you count nine months. And that's December twenty fifth. Everyone had their own ideas for this however there is something else going on in the culture combat was the fact that the Roman culture was celebrating already a huge festival in December for a week called the festival of Saturnalia and it was accompanied by feasting people being off of work a lot of Mary. Men Drinking going on a also had another separate estimable specifically on December twenty fifth which was their winter solstice date and that was the estimate of the unconquered son and so there's a lot of speculation that as Christianity was growing and spreading in Rome is December twenty fifth date which was already a holiday to a son God could easily assimilate and be converted into a Christian holiday to the son of God official official records from at least three forty five. AD show that Christians renounce celebrating the birth of Christ on December twenty fifth. Almost almost sounds like a little bit of convenient in there was already a celebration going on and so this is a good time any almost I mean. We don't really know when it is I right right right right. It seem very convenient and when the Roman Empire converted to Christianity in three thirteen suddenly Christians could be celebrating out in the open and this gave that something to focus around when all their neighbors were focusing on pagan festivities. Okay that makes makes sense now. How about the name Christmas? Because I'm sure I mean. The first Christmas wasn't in their minds. They first Christmas but when did the name Christmas come into the picture. So that took a really long time and It's funny that that the word Christmas was not in use until thousand years years. After Christ was born the first record of the actual word it would be an old English word for Christmas. comes into the records earns in ten thirty eight and it's To put together Christ's mass mass being the word that the Roman Catholic Church which was pretty much. The only church in the west at this time used for worship service so this was Christ's Christ's worship service as opposed to a a worship service to remember a different state there amasses named after various saints throughout around the year in celebration of their death stakes. So like a Peter Mass almost like that would be to celebrate him a specific for him and then this one is Christ. Mass is that am I getting that right. Yes so Martin. Master Betas celebrate Saint Martin's death date and so crisis mask has not his death but or his Nativity thousand years later. Well do we know. what they called it before that the celebration before that time time I think just Nativity because in the early medieval years. They were preaching activity. Sermons Okay keep it simple today. You think of Christmas and one of the key things as I mentioned in the beginning was gifts and giving gifts. And that's one of the most popular traditions additions around Christmas. Today is giving gifts winded. The tradition of giving gifts start to take shape or the Christians. They were beginning getting to celebrate this anniversary of Christ's birth gift giving really wasn't a part of that day were focused more on the religious aspect so it would have been then more of going to church having a church service. Maybe having a meal in their homes to celebrate but gifts. We're not really a part of it. gifts were somewhat of a part of the Roman Saturnalia festivals and other Winter Pagan Festivals in Europe. But also on a gift giving seems to have taken place more around New Year's celebrations not so much for Christmas so there West Som- gift-giving going on mostly. It was gift giving from the rich to the poor. So the nobles might provide guests or the peasants. A Master might provide guests for servants. It wasn't really focused on children. These were adult estimates and celebrations definitely not child focused yet. The whole gift giving for everyone really came into its own. During the Victorian era especially handmade guests where a popular at that time and the Victorian era is also when a child centered. Holiday came into its own and gifts became very important guests for children. In the the sort of late Middle Ages to our fifteen sixteen hundreds would have been given on December six feast of Saint Nicholas or on on January. First so really. It's the last two hundred years where the gift giving it. Christmas has become a major focus of the holiday okay so so relatively recent overall as far as the overall celebration is concerned now you mentioned the dates that guess we're given but in your book you mentioned Martin Martin. Luther gives gave his gifts on Christmas Eve. Even though in the fifteen hundreds it was popular to give gifts on the celebration of Saint. Nicholas that you mentioned earlier now. I know a lot of people today. Even carry on that tradition probably without even realizing that it may have been Martin Luther who started that was he. Actually the one who started noted that tradition of giving gifts on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas. It's always hard to say. Who starts what Martin? Luther had a lot of popularity and hit whatever you did kind of spread around the whole Western world so he is attributed in Germany whiff switching gift-giving from December sixth of beasts of St Nicholas to Christmas Eve so we could definitely attribute his influence to that Martin. Luther was one of the foremost leaders of the Protestant constant reformation so he was concerned with correcting abuses in the Roman Catholic Church. Something he was concerned about was that there was so much. Focus on venerating the states and he felt that some of that focus should be returned to Christ and one way he can do. This with children was switching the gift giving for children from the Feast of Saint Nicholas to Christmas and switch out this gift. gift-giving figure from Saint Nicholas to the Christ child so yes he kind of was a forerunner switching the gift giving and making it focused based on Christmas Eve. You mentioned Saint Nicholas in there because something I want to talk about because that is of course an alternative name for Santa Claus Jolly old Saint Eight Nick Right. So what does Saint Nicholas half to do with Christmas. And when does that Christmas tradition. Because you're saying Saint Nicholas. Ah The celebration was earlier in December. When did that start to kind of merge into the Christmas tradition and start mixing Saint Nicholas and Santa Santa Claus and all kinds of becomes a a hot mess of of different characters? Merged into what we know today. Well that's exactly what it is. It's a hot mess and and we could go a whole book with this thing Nicholas and Santa Claus. So I'll let me try to go out a few key points of this history now off. If it's in so we do know that there most likely was an actual man Nicholas who was a Christian bishop of Smyrna that would oh be in Turkey. He lived around the time of two hundred and seventy ad to three hundred and forty three now. The tricky part is that we don't have any written in records from me. As actual living time period the first records we have of his life come four hundred years later so that means it's hard to prove what's what's right and what's been made up. The other thing that adds to this. There was another Nicholas of Ceylon. Who and these two lives became came confused and no one knows which information goes with with which Nicholas and then in the Middle Ages? It became popular to compile Lice Lice. And these were sort of embellished stories of important figures and they were written with good intentions that the lives were written to be moral lessons For for people then they took people that may be done something good and they really really added extra good stories to their lives. It hoping that this would motivate current people to do good things so so a lot of legends grew up around this name of Nicholas especially the legend that we here in various forms of of him wanting to help a poor man who who had three daughters of these three dollars couldn't marry because they didn't have money for dowries so Nicholas Decides to use some of his wealth and he deep in his sack and one night throws it in the window and the next morning one of these daughters discovers it and Lo and behold she has enough money need to marry well then the same thing happens to more time so that each of the three daughters are able to marry. So there's all kinds of versions of the story of the gold maybe lands didn't someone's shoe or or the gold comes through in a different wet in the window. It lots of different details but the gist of the story is that Nicholas was a kind and good man. He cared for young people and we should emulate what he's doing is fame spread and when he was well known from Russia all the way to the western part of Europe and eventually December six became the legendary date of his his death so no one really knew the date of his death at December six was somehow decided upon and so he eventually became Saint Nicholas and he he was remembered every year on December six and then somehow the gifts got started he was also known as the patron saint of sailors and you have interest the patron saint of a few other things too so his scope of influence was Mary wine and buried but he's somehow somehow he came to also beat he did in the saint who gave gifts to children he was well known as a saint when the reformation hit and the Protestants really wanted to back off on the remembrances remembrances of saints and the veneration that was happening of course Germany Martin Luther switched the focus from December six to Christmas Eve that the Christ this child in England they just gave up on Saint Nicholas all together and introduce their own gift giving figure by the name of Father Christmas Smith the nothern stopped having Saint Nicholas during the reformation in somewhere afterward they came up with their own version who may called sinter clots she can begin to air the progression from Saint Nicholas to what we know as Santa Claus with this middle name of center clause in the eighteen hundreds it was these figures were becoming popular again in Europe as the original effects of the reformation where kind of lessening well it happens that Washington Irving famous American writer was living in New York in the early eighteen hundreds and he decided to write a comical comical history of New York so you have to catch that word comical this was not to be a true history of New York is to be sort of a joke and in his book he described the importance of Saint Nicholas do their first residents of New York City. Those residents being from the Netherlands went so center gloss was mentioned Saint Nicholas Owen Mine in Washington Irving described this center gloss as coming down chimneys and flying about people's heads so this idea is moving from a saint of the Christian church to a mythical character who can sort of work magic and then around the same time an anonymous own was published night or Christmas and back described further details of this. This emerging figure There was a sleigh reindeers. It was Christmas Eve. There were no saintly robes that that Saint Nicholas would have been in the Middle Ages instead he now had I and center kloss suddenly translated into American English as Santa Claus so throughout the eighteen hundreds this whole Santa Claus thing began to develop. I think the newspapers every year at Christmas would bring more details of this. There'd be drying and every year the drawings added something more maybe a belt different details of of maybe the names of the reindeer finally in the nineteen thirties. Coca Cola decided to use Santa Claus as part of their advertising campaigns and that really early optic consolidate everything that was going on instead. Hussein across was what he looked like and what he did so yes. It's really been less than a hundred years jabbed. Have this modern idea of a Santa Claus in the red clothing with his lying reindeer. It sounds like almost the entire world had something to say they add a little bit of a tradition here in tradition. They're in a little bit there and a little bit here in order to create this this overall character. Actually yeah. That's a good way to discuss discussed. It was like a seventeen hundred year in the making project. Everyone participated in now. There are two things that kind of stood out out That you mentioned there and one of them was when Saint Nicholas when the story of him putting the gold in the window as for dowry and then the story of the comical Story in in New York of Being one of the first mentions of in coming down the chimney and those two things I don't know if they're they're tied together at all if if he may have written about coming down the chimney is that way but when when you're talking about Saint Nicholas putting the the money in the window. The first thing that comes to mind is oh that could easily translate into. He's coming into the house some way in an unconventional mentioned form in order to give gifts in that case it was dowry not necessarily the gifts that we get today but yeah it's interesting testing that even little bits like that could be used changed over the over the years and and pull into the story that we know today Oh absolutely and I think probably urban was pulling off of that story because that story has been told in every country in a different way there probably was a chimney version back yeah depending on the architectural of the different regions and houses in that time and and such now talking about gifts for for Christmas and regardless of where Santa comes in if he comes in the window he comes down the chimney regardless of how the gift get there we know during Christmas. Smith's they all end up in one place and that is under the tree. How did the tree or the pine tree I should say because it seems like it's always a pine tree and I have yet to celebrate Christmas with a Dogwood or apple tree or anything? How did this become a part of the Christmas tradition? This is also something that is shrouded in obscurity and really hard to pick out exactly. How did this all start? Some people attributed to Martin Luther. But I think we can be safe in saying he probably didn't start that We do know that Pagan Winter Holidays often involved decorating homes outside phones with Greenery. mistletoe holly these were all symbols of fertility of this spring coming round again and then as Christians adopted a lot of these pagan traditions into their religious ceremonies. They changed the meanings so that holly could be seen gene to represent the red berries the blood of cries the thorns on the holly as the Crown of Christ on the cross types of things so so the whole decorating with greenery stayed alive in the Christmas celebration even as it was taken over by the Christians where it went from decorating radio with greenery outside to actually bringing a tree inside houses. We're not sure. Probably the late Middle Ages Fourteen fifteen hundreds ads sixteen hundreds we do know. Germany seem to be the area where came from and then during Victorian Times it was famous lean lien made more popular by Prince Albert importing. His growing up years experience into that there with Queen Victoria Taurean mayor nine children. There was a picture of their family standing round bear Christmas tree in the palace that was published in the newspapers and went viral role as we would say now And from then on everyone wanted to have a Christmas tree just like the royal family. So it's definitely something that started carded in northern Europe where we find Geez It's not something that other parts of the world really had in mind but then again Christmas really was started in celebrated more in the European area of the world and not so much another other cultures. As as I talk about later on in the book I think that the first winner celebrations were an antidote against the depressing weather of December January. And that. That's not something that the rest of the world that had a more moderate climate really needed. And that's probably why. Christmas really concentrated in Europe. Them accents why there would be so many European traditions heavily heavily influencing saying what we know today as tr- just traditional Christmas celebrations right now. Speaking of that there's a lot of stuff that that you've mentioned up until now that seems to kind of all come together into the Christmas celebration that we have today our imagine if we go to a Christmas celebration in the fifteen hundreds. We wouldn't really recognize it as a Christmas celebration. If we go to a Christmas celebration in your one thousand wouldn't necessarily recognize. Is it as Christmas celebration. And I know that where you go is going to make a difference to you know where in the world that celebration is but is there an era of history. Where if we went back in time it would start to resemble celebration and traditions that we have today? I think it has to be the Victorian Aura. This is really when we see a lot of the elements that we enjoy today coming into their own commercialization of of the whole holiday carol singing being card sending was invented gift-giving kind of exploded. The whole child focused holiday. Came into being AB- Santa Claus was gaining inning popularity. Really when it comes down to it. People were moving away from a more religious focus to the secular commercialization which is often what we see. Today there were a lot of writers in the eighteen hundreds who were writing about Christmas and in fact I was kind of disappointed to discover that some some of these writers like Washington Irving almost invented a a late medieval type Christmas and wrote about it in their books as if it was actually how Christmas was being celebrated to convince their readers of all these wonderful traditions that needed to take place and reading out. I was. It's like wait what we're not carrying on these traditions that have been in place for hundreds and hundreds of years. We're just sort of trying to have what Washington irving invented in his mind for us. Can you give an example of what one of those might have been. That was not really a tradition that he made up. Well it's not raw. Aw fresh on my mind exactly right now. Sort of the idea that Christmas was a huge huge deal and that involved so much presence feasting days and days of feasting in the whole idea of going to a little village where there's tons of snow and everything's jolly unhappy. I think it was really quite such a big deal. As Irving made it out to be. I think at celebrations. At that point we're quieter not so big Not so detailed involved. I guess he had started tradition somewhere. And if nothing else make it up exactly but yeah the books except bailable to people to read about Christmas celebrations and then to why what they read as part of their own celebration is all happened in Victorian era okay And then so yeah he made it into. This is just what people have done all along even if not necessarily the case now as you were researching this book and maybe see that. Maybe you already gave the answer there but I was curious. was there anything about the the overall history of Christmas. That really just shocked. You surprised you that you didn't expect definitely league. The setting of the first Christmas kind of surprised me I. I've been thinking about that for number of years as I've been researching that I think I was surprised. Is I didn't quite realize that Christmas had been outlawed in the original colonies here in America. I think I knew that it had been outlawed in the England during sixteen hundreds but eh for quite some time in America it was illegal celebrate. Christmas was illegal. What was the reason behind? Climbed the hats on a so hard to get your head around. But when the Protestant reformation came in they were concerned to to remedy some of what they perceived to be abuse in the Catholic Church or things that had strayed maybe a wing from scripture in their remind so they did not see a mandate in scripture for this celebration of Christ's birth. And They Eh. That was adding to scripture to require people to come for special services when violent not require that so they felt that this is not necessary necessary and was maybe adding an unnecessary burden on people. They were also concerned about the drunkenness and crazy things happening with big nonreligious celebrations of Christmas and they thought better for our children if they don't even have access to that so so let's just get rid of it all it. It probably didn't help thinking of the history between the Protestant and Catholic and the fact that the name Christmas is has mass right so it's very very on the Catholic side whereas on the on the Protestant side. They probably weren't a a big fan of that exactly. Yeah now the the end of each chapter in your book I love you. Have some discussion questions. suggestions for how to celebrate Christmas the way that they did in in different points in history and I really thought that those were a great addition. It's a perfect way to learn about the history of Christmas as a family together and kind of experience. agreeance it as if we were going back in time but then you didn't you didn't stop there. The stories throughout history in your book are are accompanied by recipes to go along with it. There's the the shepherds meal to send your taste buds back to the time of the first Christmas the historic German Christmas dismiss cookies. Italian soups mince pies. Know that I've even had him in spy Edible Tree Bark Going along with the another story. We didn't even talk about but this in your book. The story of Boniface and the Oakland Thor. There's so many great recipes in your book when I was reading. You know the history of Christmas I was. I wasn't expecting to get recipes there. Can you explain a bit about why you decided to include recipes in your book. I Love History and I love teaching history. The and I've been teaching a straight kids or at least fifteen years and one thing that I have noticed when teaching kids and adults for that matter the more ways that you can experience history with all of your senses the longer the information is GonNa stick with you and so. I really same purpose in this book that I wanted people to think about what it sounded like at the these different Christmas celebrations what it felt like the temperature. The the weather where would taste like to actually be at these celebrations and eat these foods and so I have an active imagination and I like to think that what I'm eating these recipes. I close my eyes and just taste when I'm tasting an imagined. Agean myself right back there in that time period and so I think recipes can be a really fun way to experience history. And almost pretend we're back there. That's great wrapping yourself in the immersion of history. What a what a better way and I happen to know from experience that you are an amazing cook and so I can only imagine what your house house smelled? Like as you attested some of these recipes. Do you have a favorite from the book that that you made. Yeah it would have to be the candy cane cookies which I would be From the nineteen fifties chapter. I think any gains have always been my personal symbol of Christmas since I was a little child and a good a friend of mine introduced those cookies to me about fifteen years ago and ever since I have to make them every year and they look like anti-gays they tastes like peppermint opperman and yeah they Christmas to me. That is a winning combination right there. Thank you so much for coming on to chat about the history of Christmas and I think I've mentioned mentioned this to you off air but I will say it again. I love the approach that you took in this book in history books are like textbooks and and very kind of dry. This is very story driven. I have a lot of fond memories of my own mother reading stories to us as kids. We gather around and she would read stories especially around Christmas time and as I was reading your book I could easily imagine this being one of those books that you gather the kids around chow down on some of that edible tree bark or or a candy cane cookies Geezer whatever it is and learn about the history of Christmas before I let you go. Can I get you to let us know where we can get a copy of book. You can find history of Christmas on Amazon Barnes and noble target Dot Com. And you can find me at Heather winslow Hello FAB DOT COM and I also have a newsletter. Sign up there you can sign up to get my newsletter. Thanks again so much for your time as for having me in. This episode of based on a true story was produced by me Dan lab special thanks to heather for sharing her time and knowledge with us. Now if you want to learn more about the history of Christmas I really can't recommend her book enough. It's called simply enough. Be History of Christmas and as I mentioned earlier. It's not a typical history book. It goes through Christmases throughout throughout history and turns them into stories. That are a perfect way to share this information with your whole family and immerse yourself in that that time period now at the beginning of this episode. I also mentioned you can have a chance at winning a signed copy of Heather's book. If you want your name in the running all you have to do is to share your favorite Christmas tradition on twitter instagram using the hashtag boats. Pot Mr based on a true story so that HASHTAG IS B. O. A. T. S. P. O. D. for example. In my case I think my favorite Christmas tradition growing up was the barbecue roast beef. We didn't have a massive family meal on Christmas Day. But instead my my mom would make a huge batch of barbecue roast beef. It was the only time in the year that we would have this and there will be a bunch of other foods everything from fresh veggies to cheese Danish rush it would all be spread out on the kitchen counter and then at any point throughout the day. If you got hungry could just grab whatever you want it and then we would all gather rather around in the living room and and chow down on good food and just enjoy. Each Other's company now has a kid. I loved that because you could go get something to eat right and then get right back to playing whatever toys you got and of course as an adult. I also enjoyed it because again it allows you to go get your food food and then just enjoy each other's company. So what's your favorite Christmas tradition Sharon on twitter or instagram using the hashtag boats pod. Let's be Oh A. T. S. P. O. D. and then next week heather will pick a winner and if you're that lucky the winner will reach out to get some contact info to send the book along of course if you don't want to wait for a chance to win you can always just pick up your own copy of the history of Christmas by Heather Lab. I'll make sure to include a link to a you can get a copy of your own in the show notes as well as on the page for this episode over over at based on a true story. PODCAST DOT COM. Okay now. It's time for the answer to our to truth and lie game from the beginning of the episode as refresher here are the truth and one lie number one. The tradition of giving gifts on Christmas Eve came from Charles Dickens number to the name. Christmas came over a thousand years after the day was celebrated number three. There really was a Saint Nicholas. That inspired the legend of Santa Claus. Did you find out which one is ally. Let's start with number three. That is true as heather mentioned. Even though we don't know a lot about the details of the real person most scholars believe there really was a Saint Nicholas who was born in lyceum which is geographically located in present day Turkey that brings us to number two to that is also true for centuries the holiday we now know as Christmas wasn't even called Christmas even though we don't know for sure sure exactly what name was used and it's also likely that there were different names used in different regions of the world. One of the more popular names used as heather pointed out with simply the Nativity or Christ's Nativity which the tippety that means time of one's birth or place of origin. That means the lie is number one. Even though the Victorian era around the time of Charles Dickens was one of the biggest. Inspirations inspirations for many of the traditions that we have today at Christmas time as Heather explained it was Martin Luther in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century. Germany who is most often credited with the tradition of giving gifts on Christmas Eve instead of on Christmas Day itself. Now the last thing in dimension are the final stats for the creation of this episode as we've been doing today's episode took a total of nineteen hours to create and cost thirteen dollars. Ninety nine cents in out of pocket expenses and as I always do with these stats. I WANNA point out that time and cost is only for my time for this one episode so that it does not include the countless hours of my guest time researching the subject that we talk about or it doesn't include any of the ongoing costs for example the monthly podcast and website hosting costs and also. It doesn't account for any of the time outside of writing researching and producing this one single episode so for example the time it takes to maintain the website things like that. Don't forget you can help. 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