Ep. 58: Elf

For our fourth annual Holiday Extravaganza, we’re re-watching Elf, the 2003 Will Farrell comedy hit that has become a must-see for many people each year.  Our feelings for Elf have deteriorated over the years, so we wanted to watch it again to see if there’s something we’re missing.  This is the first time we’ve watched a Christmas movie that neither of us are big on, and we know that many of our listeners do like this movie. As the spirit of the season dictates, we watched with a generous mind and an open heart.  Though we can’t say that it made much of a difference…

Share your thoughts!  Are we just being Grinches?  What do you love about Elf? If you’ve never liked it, how have you managed to stay under the radar so the Elf fanatics don’t forcibly decorate your house?  Let us know!

Ep. 47: Die Hard

maxresdefaultIt’s our 3rd Holiday Spectacular, and this year, Nate and Ryan are watching a more contentious entry into the Holiday Movie Canon: 1988’s Die Hard.  For a Holiday Spectacular this outside the box, Nate and Ryan called in some back up.  Friend of the program and most frequent guest Evan Mather joins the conversation as a life-long Die Hard fan (you’ll have to listen to see what that fan group is called).

With Evan’s help, Nate and Ryan discuss the virtues of the 80’s action movie, Bruce Willis’ charisma, Alan Rickman’s devilish magnetism, and if you can enjoy Die Hard at Christmas time without being tremendously annoying.

What are your thoughts on Die Hard?  Can it be considered a holiday movie?  Where does it rank for you among action movies?  What outside-the-box movie do you watch every winter?  Let us know!

Ep. 34: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Movie-MCC-FinaleFor this holiday season, in the spirit of togetherness, Nate and Ryan discuss The Muppet Christmas Carol.  Last year’s Christmas episode turned out to be one of their bitterest episodes yet.  In an effort to undo the negativity of that episode, Nate and Ryan discuss a movie they agree is one of the best Christmas movies around.  While many people believe there are too many adaptations of the Charles Dickens classic, Nate and Ryan talk about why this adaptation is necessary and lasting.

What do you think of The Muppet Christmas Carol? Where does it rank among holiday movies for you?  What do you look for in a holiday movie?