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.

Episodes

October 2, 2023 114 mins
Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! And Happy October! We are that much closer to Christmas, as well as the other 'Ber Month holidays that we love - Thanksgiving and Halloween!   To officially kick-off Spooky Season, the elves welcome back the amazing Natalie Bickel to discuss the first live-action theatrical outing of the friendliest ghost you know, "Casper"! What do they think of this '90's classic that isn't afraid to go quite ...
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Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! And happy last episode of September! Can you believe how quick this month went by? We sure can't!

This week, Julia and Anthony begin to transition the show into Spooky Season by discussing the 2006 remake, "Black Christmas" - the last of the "Black Christmas" movies they've yet to cover! 

What's that you say? They're covering schlocky, slasher horror? Yes indeed, and you know what that means! To jo...

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Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! This week, Matt Eurich of "TGI Podcast" joins the elves yet again to discuss the final four Christmas episodes of the hit CBS sitcom, "The King of Queens"! For those who want to follow along at home, the episodes we discuss are: Season 5 - Episode 11 - Mentalo Case Season 6 - Episode 11 - Santa Claustrophobia Season 7 - Episode 7 - Silent Mite Season 8 - Episode 11 - Baker's Doesn't How...

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Welcome back to another festive episode of "'Tis the Podcast"!

This week, the jolly trio - Anthony, Julia, and Thom - gather around the yuletide fire to catch up on their weeks, discuss Christmas movie news updates, and talk about everything and anything else before they try to deck the halls as they cover the last two holiday episodes of "How I Met Your Mother".

For those following along at home, the episodes ...

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Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! And Happy Labor Day to all of our American listeners! We are *officially* in the 'Ber Months! Finally! It is indeed "the most wonderful time of the year"! 

This week, Matt Eurich of "TGI Podcast" joins the elves once again to discuss the first four Christmas episodes of the hit CBS sitcom, "The King of Queens"! For those who want to follow along at home, the episodes we discuss are:

  • Season 1 - ...
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Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! And happy last episode of August! Next week we are officially in the 'Ber Months! That's right! The most wonderful time of year is finally upon us; our time of year! How exciting is that?

This week, with Thom away for business in Amsterdam - hopefully not doing anything that our brash New Yorker wouldn't do - Julia and Anthony are joined by the always awesome Matt Eurich of "TGI Podcast" to discuss...

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Join the jolliest Tis the Podcast Elves - Anthony, Julia, and Thom - as they sprinkle a festive mix of holiday cheer into your Monday! 🎅

Buckle up to hear tales of travel from Anthon, including his meeting the TtP baby, in addition to an update on Julia's puppo. 🍼✨

Afterwards, join us as we dive into the heart of the episode and take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the elves as they share their personal histories...

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Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics!

This week, the always fabulous Kendall Farrae, of the upcoming "Two Girls, One Crypt" podcast, joins Julia, Thom, and Anthony in Chicago as they travel back in time half-a-decade to celebrate a big 'ol Italian Christmas Eve by discussing the lone holiday episode (thus far) of Hulu's/FX's critically acclaimed show, "The Bear"! The episode in question? Episode 6 of Season 2, "Fishes"! 

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July 24, 2023 54 mins

Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! And Happy Christmas Eve in July!

This week, journey with Julia, Thom, and Anthony as they hop across the pond to cover an indisputable British holiday classic, "Mr. Bean"! While eventually released on home media, and exported overseas, as its own holiday special entitled, "Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean", this special technically aired for the first time as the seventh episode of "Mr. Bean"'s first seas...

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Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics!

Today, journey with the elves to the fictional town of North Pole, Vermont, as they cover the 2021, Peacock original movie, "The Housewives of the North Pole"! 

While Anthony is adamant that this streaming holiday film is standard Hallmark fare, Julia and Thom aren't so sure. Listen as they debate the acting ability of Kylie Richards, the most absurd profession for a "hot guy" in any movie of this ...

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Happy Monday, everyone!

In this week's episode of our podcast, join our elf crew as they recount their 4th of July festivities before discussing the classic film, "Independence Day", Jeff Goldblum, home renovation pranks, new nephews, and Threads.

After which, it's time for an exploration of the podcast's first-ever Finnish movie - the enchanting "Christmas Story" from 2007! Embark on a captivating journey with them as they delve i...

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Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! We hope all of our Canadian and American friends are having a great long weekend! To our listeners in Canada - we hope you had a wonderful Canada Day! And to our listeners in America - we hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July tomorrow!

This week, Julia, Thom, and Anthony travel back to the eighties to cover the two Christmas episodes of the beloved sitcom, "Who's the Boss?"! For those who want t...

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Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! As of today, we are officially closer to Christmas 2023 than we are to Christmas 2022! How exciting is that?

To kick off your day, and make the start of your week just a little bit brighter, Julia and Anthony (sans Thom, who was dealing with a power outage) hop across the pond in this episode to cover the animated, 2016 British TV special, "Stick Man" -  based on Julia Donaldson's 2008 children's s...

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Happy Sunday, Christmas Fanatics! And Happy Leon Day! We are officially halfway to Christmas 2023! Can you believe it? The ride will pick up steam from here and the Ber Months will be upon us before we know it!

To mark the occasion, Julia, Thom, and Anthony gather for a very special bonus episode in which they discuss the 2014, Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "A Royal Christmas"! How does it stack up amongst the other Hallmark fil...

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Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! We hope all the dads out there had a wonderful father's day, and we hope all of our American listeners are taking some time this long weekend to reflect on the real meaning and history of Juneteenth as you enjoy your extra day off!

While Julia may still be enjoying a fabulous Disney World vacation with her family, Anthony and Thom decided to record solo to ensure that y'all didn't go another week w...

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Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! And Happy June! The year is flying by as fast as Santa and his reindeer do on Christmas Eve!

And speaking of Santa...

In this episode, Julia, Thom, and Anthony are joined by Santa Claus himself, Mr. Matt Spaulding of "North Pole Radio"! After catching up on their weeks and laughing about a specific targeted ad that appeared in front of the "Dennis the Menace" episode last week that none of the elve...

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Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! And Happy Memorial Day to all of our American listeners! We hope you're enjoying your long weekend and the unofficial kick-off to Summer! Just think, the next season will be Fall and we'll be in our beloved Ber Months! Who says time doesn't fly?

This week, join Julia, Thom, and Anthony as they discuss the 2007, straight-to-home-video film, "A Dennis the Menace Christmas"! Very similar in many ways ...

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Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! Can you believe that as of today we are officially halfway through May? Leon Day is next month! Time is flying!

After a brief hiatus, the elves are back (before we take another brief hiatus!) and excited to talk all things Christmas! Join them as they cover the 1998, made-for-TV film, "Richie Rich's Christmas Wish" - a movie they are completely baffled by given some of the talent involved, and a mo...

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Happy Sunday, everybody! And Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers and mother-like figures out there! We hope you have a wonderful day where you are shown the appreciation and love you deserve!

As we've been on a hiatus the past few weeks, we wanted to drop a special mother's day episode for y'all in your feeds to make it up to all of you! So, join us as we discuss an animated Mother's Day special that's famous to everyone who g...

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Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics!

This week, Julia, Thom, and Anthony are traveling across the pond to discuss the 2021, apocalyptic, dark-comedy Christmas film, "Silent Night"! It's a fascinating discussion full of philosophical questions because this is the type of movie that raises them. Our usual question remains, however: Is this a Christmas movie or merely a movie set at Christmas? You'll just have to tune in to find out! ...

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