Tis the Podcast

Tis the Podcast

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

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December 2, 2021 134 min

Happy Thursday, Christmas fanatics! And Happy December officially! Welcome to the forty-fifth official installment of “Another Christmas Story”! Can you believe we're only a few short weeks away from the big day itself? Where has the time gone?

This week's incredibly long chapter, Chapter Forty-Four, entitled “Away in a Manger”, will be read to you by the author of this story himself, our very own Anthony Caruso! We hope y...

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The elves discuss the children's classic book turned film "Eloise at Christmastime," as we ramp up to the most wonderful time of the year! 

 

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Happy Friday, Christmas fanatics - Black Friday, to be exact! And welcome to the forty-forth official installment of “Another Christmas Story”! We hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving with your loved ones and are enjoying a lovely long weekend!

This week's chapter, Chapter Forty-Three, entitled “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, will be read to you by the always amazing and talented Mike Westfall, of "Advent Calendar House...

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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! We hope you're having an amazing day celebrating with your loved ones and, amongst the parades, the football, and the food, reflecting on what you're truly grateful for in your lives!

As a special Thanksgiving treat from us to you, our once Patreon-exclusive episode in which we cover the Freeform Original Thanksgiving movie, "Turkey Drop", is now live for you all to enjoy! Make sure t...

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Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! Can you believe it's already the week of Thanksgiving here in America? Time is flying!

As a special holiday treat for our listeners, please enjoy our hotly anticipated "Home Sweet Home Alone" episode! In a rare alliance, Anthony and Julia find themselves on the same side of the divide during this discussion, with both of them disliking this new original movie from Disney +, while T...

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Happy Saturday, Christmas fanatics! Welcome to the forty-third official installment of “Another Christmas Story”!

This week's chapter, Chapter Forty-Two, entitled “It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, will be read to you by the author of our story himself, our very own Anthony Caruso! We hope you like it! If you do, make sure to share this episode and our website, upon which the text of this installment is posted, to...

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Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! Sorry this episode is dropping a few hours late - we had some technical difficulties with one of our audio tracks! But, we're hoping this is still early enough where we can make your Monday!

Can you believe we're already halfway through November as of today? To celebrate the occasion, we are covering the brand new, 2021 original Hallmark film, "Next Stop, Christmas" which features ...

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Happy Thursday, Christmas fanatics! Welcome to the forty-second official installment of “Another Christmas Story”!

This week's chapter, Chapter Forty-One, entitled “Christmas in Hollis”, will be read to you by listener Danielle Essary! We hope you like it! If you do, make sure to share this episode and our website, upon which the text of this installment is posted, to get it in front of as many ears and eyes as possible! In ad...

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Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! Now that we're officially in the most wonderful time of the year, we hope that you're knee deep in preparing for Christmas - planning your menus and wrapping your gifts in your fully decorated home while watch holiday films on TV!

This week, Julia, Thom, and Anthony are joined by Claude Bélanger - formerly of "Christmas Conversations" - to discuss one of the most heartwarmingly per...

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Happy Thursday, Christmas fanatics! Welcome to the forty-first official installment of “Another Christmas Story”!

This week's chapter, Chapter Forty, entitled “Silent Night”, will be read to you by Sarah Houston - the incredibly amazing wife of our very own Anthony Caruso! (Behind every strong man is a better and stronger woman, and this marriage is proof!) We hope you like it! If you do, make sure to share this episode and ou...

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Happy November, Christmas fanatics! With spooky month behind us, we are in full-on Christmas mode here at "Tis the Podcast" workshop! This week, the elves subjected themselves to the 1964 comedy(?) "Santa Conquers the Martians"! No spoilers here, but the length of the episode may allude to how they felt. 

Sit back with your favorite holiday beverage, turn on the sleeping spray, and drift off to paradise with the La...

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Happy Halloween, Christmas Fanatics! We couldn't let Spooky Season 2021 come to an end without one final Halloween-themed episode for you! So, travel back in time with us and enjoy this once Patreon-exclusive episode in which Julia, Thom, and Anthony discuss the iconic, 1988 film, "Beetlejuice"! 

How does this movie hold up over thirty years later? Is Michael Keaton's portrayal of the infamous bioexorcist a work of...

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Happy Thursday, Christmas fanatics! Welcome to the fortieth official installment of “Another Christmas Story”!

This week's chapter, Chapter Thirty-Nine, entitled “Santa Baby”, will be read to you by the author of this holiday tale himself, our very own Anthony Caruso! We hope you like it! If you do, make sure to share this episode and our website, upon which the text of this installment is posted, to get it in front of as many...

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Happy Wednesday, Christmas fanatics! Welcome to the thirty-ninth official installment of “Another Christmas Story”! 

In this installment, the amazing Danielle and Jackie of "No More Late Fees" will read to y'all Chapter Thirty-Eight of our tale entitled, "Please Come Home For Christmas"! Full disclosure, we fully meant to drop this one last week - Anthony had recorded the intro. and outro. for this episode prio...

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Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! Can you believe we've already reached the official final installment of 2021's Spooky Month? We sure as heck can't! Nevertheless, we planned all along on going out with a bang! So, to celebrate the occasion, Julia, Thom, and Anthony are joined by the always awesome and insanely knowledgeable Jay Skipworth of the extraordinarily fun, "Film Strip Podcast" to discuss the iconic, 19...

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And we're back with another special "Spooky Month" edition of "Tis the Podcast"! Join Julia, Thom, and Anthony as they take a trip down memory lane to discuss an '80's classic that has a lot of nostalgia for people of their generation - "Garfield's Halloween Adventure"! Does this tale of our favorite lasagna-loving cat and his big-hearted dog brother stand the test of time? How does it compar...

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Happy Thursday, Christmas fanatics! Welcome to the thirty-eighth official installment of “Another Christmas Story”!

Due to some unforeseen scheduling confusion last week, this week's installment of our tale, Chapter Thirty-Seven, entitled, "Fairytale of New York", will be read to you by Kim Cooper of "Planning For Christmas" and "Tis the Podcast's" very own Thom Crowe! We hope you like it! If you do...

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Happy Tuesday, Christmas fanatics! Welcome to the thirty-seventh official installment of “Another Christmas Story”!

Due to some unforeseen scheduling confusion last week, this episode is a few days late - so apologies for that! In addition, this installment will not be read by our very own Thom Crowe. Instead, it will be read by Matt Spaulding of "2 Broke Geeks", "The F.B.I.'s Most Unwanted", and "Green Mou...

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Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day and, to our Canadian friends and family, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! Join Julia, Thom, and Anthony as they continue their journey through Spooky Season by traveling back in time to the fictional town of Woodsboro, California - 1996 - to cover the satirical-horror film, "Scream"! While this is one of Anthony's favorite movies of all time, Thom hasn'...

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Happy October. Christmas Fanatics! This month is spooky month here at "Tis the Podcast" - a month where, due to popular demand, the elves are taking a break from Christmas films and diving into Halloween ones! To celebrate the occasion, we're kicking it all off with the beloved, 1998, Disney Channel Original movie, "Halloweentown."

Join Thom, Julia, and Anthony as they travel to the other realm and see if the f...

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