A very special (as all things at Yudetide are) two-part edition of Old v. Gold looks past the nostalgic tinsel to the dangerously dry tinder trunk of classic Christmas TV!
Part 1 is a double feature, wrapping together, in the gaudiest of bows, the decidedly downbeat, jazzy attack on commercial Xmas that is A Charlie Brown Christmas and the nonsense-encrypted holiday heist of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Correctional note: The Hobbit was published in 1937, not the ’50s as stated in this podcast. We will all learn from the mistake, grow, and move on.
That sounds dirty: “I’m buyin’ a time-share on Mount Crumpet.”
Podcasters: Robert, Tim, April, Kathleen
- 00:00 Intro and Memories
- 09:09 After the Viewing: “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
- 24:12 “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
- 35:18 The Vote: “Charlie Brown”
- 46:29 The Vote: “Frosty the Snowman”
- 46:52 The Vote: “The Grinch”
Next Week’s Assignment
Join us on the Island of Misfit Toys as Christmas TV continues with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!