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Episode 16 · 1 year ago

S01E15: Holiday Movies

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One of the greatest things about this time of year is curling up by a fire and snuggling loved ones while you watch a Christmas movie together. We share details about some of the best holiday films to watch with your kids, and Aubrey amazes with her limitless knowledge of useless movie trivia.

The other night, I discovered somethingreally amazing. We have all the streaming devices. We've got what applet: V: Roco, Roku, Amazon, fire, Steck, EA and they're great they're, fantasticand we've got too many different services tied to those treaming devices,Netflich Hoolo Amazon. The problem with all of these services is that itbecomes very difficult to find the actual movie. You want to watch Ri, ht,normally, which one it's on yeah, like I'm googling. How do I stream thesemovies and it it's impossible to find it B'cause? He you have to log intoeach one and search. So I figured out something you know how that ends onfirestick has the little microphone button at the top of it. Yeah I'venever used that. I don't know theither had I until I tried it out, I pressedit turns out. It's like Alexa for the Amazon fire, stick, okay, that makessense. I looked over to the cornrof the room to make I or it did light up. Ithink we've got to turn down SII Anyspon, so I tested it out. I helddown the button and I said the Santa Claus. Great Christmas movie right, it isn't good. You Wa that with thekids and I was like I'll be in the other Roomno you weren't home, you wereout with your. It was when you were watching park three that I inthe otherroom, we'll get there baby steps. So anyway, I press down. I say the SantaClaus Boom It pops up on the screen. It's on Disney plus. I Click to playeliminates that holing desearch for the movie Yor Angel Wearingwhat, whereverit brings it up automatically wherever it is, and if it's not on a streamingdevice, it says: Hey, you can rent it here or you can play it or whateverright. It was pretty amazing, so Amozon firestick for the wind yeah. I reallylike firesock Jack Box. I all about the JACKBOX. I really like the Santa Claus.I know and our kids loved it. They did love it. They were begging to watch twoand the Ay three. Now two and three, you know it's a little bit far fetched Number One, not number one is realistohim, or one is a really good movie. It's funny. Tim Allen is really funnyand it's a certain taste of his humor like come on. It's a lastic Christmasmovie today we're going to be talking about classic more classic than theTand Up D. There's some really good ones out there that are funny or sethatare cheesy. There are a million hallmark movies that I will never walk.Now agreed. I went to one in the theater with some girlfriends the othernight last Christmas, the new movie with Amelia Clark, and it was good, butit felt a little holmework movie to me really really cheesy and a little yeah.I don't know it was I don't know. THREAI meit seemed like it was going tobe fun. It was it was. It was good byeah. I don't think you'd have likedit at all. Well, there's a reason I went with my girl. Idid like the Santa Claus S. You wouldn't ave like this one, but thereare so many good Christmas movies. That's one of my favorite things aboutthis time of year is getting to watch Christmas movie. We actually had areally good day today, where we woke up. We took the kids hiking it poured on uswill and I got soaking wet while it was raining. Abri brfe befriended, somehippies, who lived in a bus, so she stayed out of the SOTE. They let uscome in their little bus school Bes House to get out O Iraign and Georgiawas Eing so excited because they had got ot. Yes and she was like. Ohthere's a cat. Oh don't tell Dad because dad's allergic to cats, yeahand she's. She was like Nobody Tell Dad that we touched tha cat and then, assoon as we got to the car, she was like De caslike yelling top of her lungs.Anyway, we finished up our hike. We went home warmed up, got some hot cocoaand soup and snuggled in for Santa Claus. Part Three slasparttrestarring Tim Malen and Marty Short yeah,...

I ost I'll, be in the other O. I saidI'm going to go. Watch my favorite Christmas movie, love actually to whichAtti says. Oh, can I watch it with you yeah and I mead. It was like sure,'cause. I Y. It is actually little more of adult than I was like record SRA tostop. Maybe we don't want line or rot, watch ourre and don't get me wrong.Love actually is a green, fantastic movie, not great for thirteen. No, it'strue notappropriate, but there are so many good movies towatch with kids right yeah let'stalk about a few of em a Christmas story.Did you grow up watching a Christmas story? That's the Ralphy one, yes Y, sogood! So many good daor. I can't put my arms down Scott Farcas, the yellow teeth, Ye forthe yellow teeth, green teeth, yellow, yellow. I think yes, little Beati eys tat was so good. Yes, ND. The greatest about a Christmas story is when he's beating up on Scott furcus andhehom shows up gut. I think 're right. It is Scott Farkas, so he's beating upon Scout Parkas and his mom shows up like mortified, that he's won poundingon Scott and two like shouting profanities, but in the movie itself,he's just like Remin Jering Righ, not real word ever they're, not real words.I love how they do that. It's the same with his dad when he's working on thefurnace, so Jon, who didn't say, t the furnaceright purposes: magnatic, that's a great movie. In fact we have Um and I'm sure a lot of people have thisat this point. But it's a Christmas ornament, that's a leg! Lamp e!! stickit into one of the little light. Sti Little. I it lights up. We got that atone of our white elephent Paris, that was the good Ay Ethink Gift E. Indeed,I think the holdaways gave us to that. They give them S. Hey you hold aways,Um, LF. Elf, is a great. When you lit hit kids, it is a really good one. Ialmost feel this isn't popular like it's overplayed,no CA', it's not not possible Ilove! I do love the firstmovie you and I went to together when we were dating, I behink it was in thetheater. Maybe it wasn't the first movie. I know we went and saw it whenwe were demie in the first remember your girl for your ex girlfriend wassitting behind us. Remember that you don't want to bring that up. You'eregoing to make in the face like don't bring it up, don't talk about that. I Ithink we may have seen another movie before that. Maybe I don't remember youremember Alsa. It was a goodvil. I don't know. I definitely could see thatone every year yeah only once a year, though I feel like it gets played sodual time Santa Claus every year and you can't watch Elf every year. Yes, Idon't know there were Sarme rumors floating around a couple f e years agothat they were some people were trying to get, will farel to make anug two. Ohyes, please! No, he shot it down d! He's like no, you probably II. He says!No! You can't like help he's Gotto know it's a classic. Ah, like you can'tcan't ruin it, it may be what like Zooland or two kind of ru sonocose toomay y ruined an it was a great movie. So I just thaw you wrote on the listmiracle on thirty. Fourth Street I've never seen that one! It's a horrible movie! I No! I! It was thesort of thing that I think my parents loved it and they used to watch it soit was on. It was so lower and yeah it's not forkids yeah. So it's a wonderful life same thing: it's not really. It'sprobably a little slow ti led. I love it too, and we haven't watched it withour kids. Yet, but eventually we will that's such a good one, such a good one.Do you remember when I won that Trivia contest at the trained? Yes oin thedream of the ars? They Ha. I CCORMAR granch, no McCormick stillman EAH trainpark in Scottsdell, Arizona, every holiday season, every Christmas season.They put Christmas lights and big blow...

...up animals and all sorts of fun stuffand you go and you wait inline for like three hours ever and you get on thetrain and you go through the lights and they make it entertaining once you'reon the train. They do a little Christmas Trivia. Do you remember thequestion that I answered? Okay, Heyamer, it was. I remember you won the littletrain conductor. Hat Yes, which we may still have pothe question was: was itthe name of someone now theres what the question was? They said what didclearance the angel do to get George to not jump in the water. That's right andyou said he jumped in the water. That's right: Clarence jumped in the wiahhesaved his life by pretending to commit suicides right so dreat Ho to see themtotally. Such a good movie, yeah, really excellent Christmas vacation is another one thatI have never seen. Um, I feel, like I say, we're Sega Ose Lik. Never seen isthat nuts, the only scene I can really think of is, I think, I've seen wherehe's or somebody is like riding a sled down a really long hill. That's theonly thing and then I feel like I can imagine a scene with like a girl on adiving board. That's all I can think. I can't believe we need to watch this. Iguess so. Did you know Julia Julia? Louise Dryfis is in it no she's Clark,grizwalds next door, neighbor, oh nice, and they can't stand hem, 'causethey're, the grizwalds and they've got you know: Hundre all th billion lightsor Wal. I feel like like it's enough pop culture, that I know things aboutit, but I teer is an ugly sweater that I' love to get and it's it's a pair ofugly sweaters. But you wouldn't understand, because you haven't seenthe movie no, but at some point in time an icicle shoots through their windowbreaks the glass and gets you know it melts. So it gets water over theircarpet. So they get home. They see the broken glass and todd who says O O it'shis tot Tatis is Julia. Louise DRIFIS's husbandsifican other. So she her nameis Margo, is margoand todd and Margo says, and why is the carpet wet tod?And he says I don't know Margo. So it's like one line and then the other ontwodifferent ugly Christmas swinters. Oh, that would be good yeah except you've,never seen the movie. So you don't even get. Is it kid friendly like what ageof kids would you watch that movie wit? I started a pretty young age. I don'tknow ten eleven twelve OA line the twins wouldn't be into it. Is there agirl in a bikini on a diving, bord yeah that may be Christi Brinkley, reallyWelli knowhwas in the original vacation right when they're driving th the the grand family wagon truckster, I don'tknow whatis inagon yeah the big station wagon. I've only seen little scenes ofthat toor. If I did see it, I don't remember Al Goodness. We gotgoahobiwatching to do yeah yeah, so we'll need to see that one, Iguess with the kids I'd be fun. You know what is a really good one, butalso maybe not so much for kids. It mayt be a little soper kids, butscrooge with Albert Finney. Oh you love. That was so good. That's to me! That'slike okay, it's it's better, because there's music, it's a great at great,some, really good musoriedlversion of a Christmas story. SMA story, Yeah! No! It's I CAROLIK CHRISTMAS CAROL!Yeah we go, and but I mean there's not that much competition. I feel like W.There's like a muppet Christmas Cara like there aren't really yes is. It isa good one. It's got good music. What's the one really well down December, thetwenty fifth correct? Yes, THT's! I think that's my favorite song and everytime I hear it, I'm singing thank Toa Ima, a Yo avery much thathat's o go AA.When we watch on every Christmas. I learn that one yeah, that's a reallygood one. You know what els is a good one. I just took the girls to yesterday, gremlons, which you don't think of is aChristmas movie, but it totally is it's like set around Christmastime andthat's why they were playing it at the theater yeah Christmas movie right. Ididn't remember much about it, but I...

...saw that it was PG. So I'm like, Oh, Ican take my older girls right. Well, N. I remember seeing as a kid in scared todeath, and I told the girls I was like hey mom's, going to take you to a scarymovie and Penelope was like on red alert. Yeah Syeah, don't want to go tothe scare movie and as seem stranger things, so I knew she'd be fine.There's no way it's scarier than stranger things, but I was a littleWorrie Abot Panelpe, but she was fine. She was great. It helped that it. Youknow they don't look really real the gremlones right, it's kind of olderanimation. I had forgotten that it's Steven Spilburg really yeah. It's areally good throwback in it to e T. anyone who hasn't seen it in quite awhile should see it first sure 'cause the whole time. I'm like such a greatmovie. It was really od and the kids loved it there's a whole section in themiddle once they turn into gremlands. That's really funny. The gramlands aredoing all these really funny things and it's it'SD that's before after the thechicken, because that's when they eat chicken you'R got all freaky and likethat's after, like they're. These cute little stuffies stuffed animal thingsand then they turn into grimlons when they eat the chicken after midnight andthen they're creepy, looking but still funny like there's one wearinglegwormers and breakdown, saying like there's all funny stuff happening andthe so girls are laughing they're super entertained, but then- and this iswhere we need a little bit of a disclaimer if you were listening to this podcastwith children, Um turn it off and listen to this leader. To a knows youthis part right here, yeah, you, don't you don't want. That means Yout Ilbe,if you're listening to Ne, if you're listening to this Pug gest turn it offand anyone else wel'Ds see under the age of maybe sixteen in case, let's besafe. Okay now had a Eurokake who adults and as Um we're watching thismovie and penelpi still believes in Santa Claus e and Um there's Thi scenein the movie where the a girl is telling about this. You know awfulthing that happened to her on Christmas and at the end of the story she saysand that's how I found out that there is no Santa Claus n IAS like No. Thatmay be the moment that panelope stops believing his santily. I kinda lookedat her out of the side of my ey and she wasn't really reacting. So maybe shewasn't really. You know she', just a movie people. Don't these people don'tknow they don't know something? Maybe so, but I was kind o worried and I'mlike, oh so this is PG, but don't take any kids to it, who believe in SantaClaus. Yeah, that's interesting. You know I ask Penelope about this today.He said he do any kids at school, not believe in Santa Claus and she kind ofgot sad, nd she's like yeah so and so doesn't believe because theysaw something or other, and I think she was sad for them and Penelopeis goingto be the child that always believes in Santa Claus, because she on more wantsto blieve in the Matte. Yes nshe. May She mak question or doubt, but I thinkshe knows it's just more fun to believe and well that's hall. I was I neverlike pressed my parents on the issue. My whole, like I went to collegeclaiming to believe in San a Ay like the magic of Christmas and you'd wakeup in Santakue. That's why you were the girl who always sat by herself in thelunch Ron, maybe but our oldest, she insisted on knowingshe had to know and when she was eleven or twelve yeah and we were like lookyeah Sannas Real, like Sanasantasrel shes, had told her several times likeSanna is real as long as you believe, R, like the magic of Christmas, is real aslong as you believe something like that and she was like that's not good enough.She's like no, but I have I ns that don't believe- and I want to know so. Ijust flat out decided to tell her all right, here's the answer and I'm not going toreveal what that answer is here on the potguest in case there are people thatmight still believe, and she was any adults. DIDLISTEN CAER Xacty riny adult,and she immediately was like so Sadyeah. I was wishing what made ustell you at Don'l. make us tell you but like at the same time like help,everyone else believe like it's still magical, it can still be magical justnow. That's true that helped that you...

...were like you can still make it magicalfor your Siblings D. Shewas like okay, yeah that'll be fun, but just the otherday, I heard her, I heard her say: She's like Cam Christmas. Just isn'tthe same anymore like when you grow up, it's not the same, and I'm like that'scause like you got to make it magical for others, and if I could do it overagain and not just plainly bluntly, tell her all right. Fine, you want toknow I'll. Tell you a sort of thing I would have said like you know what I'lltell yo you really wantto, Kno I'll. Tell you, of course, the idea the magicof Santa is real if you believe it hat's. My plan was to always always-and I like that's the easy thing to do- isjust to say the magic of Christmas you're not lying. The magic ofChristmas exists as long as you believe, or at least pretend oright 'cause yeah,once you're like slapped in the FAI. I don't know it's tricky, though, becauseshe re she was she not letting it go. She was UNO, like my friends, aremaking fun of me for believing I need to know one way or the other like Kindoleft, you no choice so yeah, it's her fault totally an if you're listening,it's your fault, Tha! I had to D it's funny, though Ha never had thatconversation with my parents right. I never asked them. I just like pretendedto believe my whole life. I D n'teven, remember like consciously pretending tobelieve it was just like sat's just a thing. I it's just. The idea is myparents at some point, but I was totally H. don't say that don't say incase there were parents that were not listening to our disclaiming yeah funny. So is there ever it's so tricky? I think it depends onthe kid h. It depends on the parents because I do like there are kids at ourkids school who their parents like age, eight have definitively told them likeI'm not going to Ligh to you. It doesn't or whatever hell them the hardtruth, and so then they're telling our kids yeah when our kids, you know stillbelieve- and that's KINDOF tricky too. So I don't know if you tell your kidstell them not to tell other kids Y, but you know I think Taya. The idea ofSanta Claus comes out in so many movies right. So you think about Elf, wherethe whole world doesn't believe and there's butter, ty, Elf, trying to getpeople to Seing, Chrisian, music and believe and there's like movies, likethe Santa Clause, where so many ole believe. But then suddenly, this guyturns into the San ICALS, like anthing of those good. Those movies are reallygood to spread that idea of Christmas cheer y. You believe the message and a lot of them like itexists if you believe y Ahright, which is a good message yeah for sure we havea game to play o which of course, is related to Christmas movies. I avto toprepare a couple of yes: mismovie, Trivia, Qut, Driv Bush, you, okay, myfirst one for you ready Yeah on the movie Elf, when Buddy writes out anapology on the ECHASKETCH. What is he apologizing for? I'm sorry, because he screwed upsomething and he put h chocolate chip cookes in the VCR, I'm going to give itto you. This is the exact message he writes. I'm sorry, I ruined your livesand crammed eleven cookies into the Laar O he's into the vcreleven. Do Syrup have sugar then? Yes, yes, ogt,all right time time for your turn, all right, which American president hasa cameo in home alone, too lost in New York. It's got to be George Bush. I don't know what year O that it wasn'tlost in Houston, Texas lost in New York. Well, I mean if he was the president atthe time he could have been visiting New York. Okay, it would have been thepresident when Homaloi two, I te, maybe nineteen. Ninety two- It could havebeen George Bushwouldhave in the Preson noe S, rein, personing, Bill Clinton.It was also not built o o just said it was. It was Donald Trump.Was It yes, Youre Saing? What current s...

...all I said is pme American President.That's funny that was a tricky question. I don't think of donal trump as thepresident. This is not a political pot. Gesallright, another question for you ready. What is the name of the soap ralphiesmom uses to wash out his mouth when shoot M WHATWAS IT POMALLA? No! No! Okay! Don't tell methat was one of the ones I think in the voiceover. whers like PAL alivewouldn't be bad. It has a nice bevs, one yeah, oh shoot. I kno eery. It was red and empty. Itwas a red Hir, brick and it looked like solid wack. So growth. What is it? Life,boy, life boy. You have to look that. I knewit. How W do Notmoo many times so life boy every year growing up? We watchedthat mayve. Maybe while so, let's stick with that theme, and this is off script,we're going to ask cramish sheaus. I could ask you a few about yeah. Let'sask if you go into one, so I misshis one: What was the Secret Code, thesecret message that little orphan any sure to drink your oval team? Okay,that for you, what is the name of the gun that Ralphi's carrying when he it'slike the the scenes that he imagines where he'slike an old west sheriff beating the bandits oerlecting his family ot, theactual gun 'cause. It was like a red rider bbegun, but it was like l day. Oh, was it like old Bessy, so close?What was it old? Blue, OH GLOOO, Olblue! Wasn't the horse. Oh, I thought oldblue is the gun. Maybe I'm wrong we're going to have to LAF that one up so,while you're looking that up another question from that movie, what was thename of the bandit that he kept capturing or Lackbart Black Barn? Okay,very good. What did you find about the gun old, blue? Really it was, I haven't,missed one. Yet can you think of another one for me, um o I have oneforething hit. I can im up Foro I'd, be tartases totos. WAS IT LICAS? So was it his little friend the short one? Idon't know grover grow er like that. Let me likemakesure, I've got it right. I think it was grover. It's crazy that I know all this Raa.Okay, so everything that I could think of you, it's Ch, Yoknowit would be like it would be like you asking me saved by GROVERDILL. Ididn't know the last name, but the Fertil Groverdil, but it'd be the sameas you asing me said. Bi would know any save by the bell. Trivia questions,friends, what's the name of his friend that puts his tongue on the pole, doyou know that on? Where is the one that he blames whenthey're like? Where did you hear that word ane friend, where is 'cause, I'mtrying to think they're in the classroom, MHM everyone's there, exceptfor the one kid starb with an f? No, I don't know what is it I don't Know Oo.I O Yourself Yep, I didot myself. I can't think of it. Eme See if I canlook it up here: okay, okay, her! It is okay, L O! I did start with a at well,it did start ia F. I totally forgot Lic, that's right. There was Li Anheother,wowartz yeah and his little brother's nameis Randy Randy. That's right! It'sfunny! It has a picture here of him eating the mashed, potatoes andMEATLOAF. When his bod lik show me ou the BAS, everybody want to goactually ne a dontneed to watch that this year they quoted the whole movie yeah pretty muchall right. Let's continue on ith our tribue who's turn is that is it mine,turnd to ask yeah you got one more fror me and then I think we're done. I'veasked you both of mine. Okay, there we...

...go um. Oh Yeah. I've got a few more forHOM. Now in the movie, the Santa Clauvas, notgoing to know that I don't watch it can't. Ask me about the Santi Cla comeon you'V, never see no I've. Never seen it let's, let's give it a shot. Okay inthe movie o the Santa Claus. What is the name? It's funny there, because people makefun of me the way that I save what and right there. I said what without sayingwhat what and I felt myself I felt my heart stop. I felt myself not Breeti orhard p. When I said he didn't say what I said. What what thank you very much was the nameof the character played by Tim Allen, the man who would become the Santaclaus. I I told you I haven't seen this movie,I don't unders got Calevin SC Santa Ca, Scott Calvin. All right ask me about aneetion, okay, so justgeneral Christmas movie triviea this. This one should be an easy one. Howmany thes anticlaus movies were made three three? Okay, how many home alonemovies were made Heby? What, yes, did you know that they were written and produced? Ithink most of them by John Hughes, R was mccolicolkan in Alfive. He was onlyin two okay, well, which says a lot about numbers,three, four and yes, definitely so they were written produced for the most part.I think number of fine was Y by John huws. Also, who did Christmas vacationand all dogs go to heaven? No, I thought wasn't that Don. He no way Johnhughs's, like the Bredfist Club, sixteen candles hathedugs Goin tohappen. I have no idea but there's no way Don Blu Don Blues Ou. Oh, mygoodness just got the dawn. It's John John He's not don used. Can we head Ano Hour? Please don't lease, no all right, anyother Christian, AER, Hawas Ling, Tob hol on. I think we can think of a fewmore. I feel like people have turned us off a while ago, no okay, withouthaving anything prepped Um. I can think of love, actually questions,but I don't. Most. People won't have seen that Bat Nope, I'm Ganna askoneanyway, when she comes to Trai and get thewedding video footage. Yet he offers him a dessert that we don't really havehere. Ly, British, I think- or something do you remember what it'scalled pound cake. I don't know it's like Banafi Pi or something like that,which I m. Now that is either I'm going to look it up, but Nafi Hi. It is but NAFIPII'm likeshe says, Banafi Pi, but I don't really know what that is looks like it's, somekind of like a chocolate and Banana Pa. It's probably very similar, but he juimade from bananas cream and toffee sounds like Figi. Puting sounds amazing.Ovenwhat is what is bigyo putting by the Wak, I guess putting with fig figsin it. I've never had figure. Putting a sounds disgusting sounds like somet e sin regisode on Christmas, treats Christmas streets goodies and treatsand yeah we got a couple of weeks in Christmas. I it's the month undecemberand we're going to have fun with it actually. Next week we've got a reallygood one e we're going to interview. One of our neighbors he's got a reallygood story about some Christmas Decorp, I'm not going to give it give it away,but some really good Christmas Day core and on social media. If you follow us,if you happen to listen to this episode and follow us on social media, whichmaybe should maybe asking of it much, but you should, we want to hear whatare other great Christmas movies to watch with. Yes, as if there's some ne,we didn't mention that we should be watching te s. Some that we shun an. Iwatching is like all those harhallmark movies that I see when I type in orpress Alexa on the Amazon, remote and...

...say Christmas movies, and if you guysagree with me that the Santa Claus should be removed from classic cosclassic last Tim Allen went a roll over in his grave if he heard he's not dead tmalon's, so God all right, we'll seeyou next time. Thank.

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