The Advent Calendar House has awoken early from its long winter’s nap to take the Leap Year challenge as prescribed by Dr. Frasier Crane on one unseasonably warm February morning in 1996. On the way we look up the “Frasier” cast’s Christmas connections, explore the world of complicated opera solos and bad Western ballads, and call in to a PBS pledge drive to try and talk to Big Bird.

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🎙 Guests:

Erin Evans (@mserinevans).

Joey O. (Y-Not Radio, @imgonnadj24).

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💬 Topics & Tangents:

1. Kelsey Grammer in “Mr. St. Nick” and “The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve.”

2. Our adventures on the mid-1990s internet, when it was All About the Pentiums.

3. “Frasier” episodes ranked on Variety, Frasier Online, and Thrillist.

4. “When You Had Left Our Pirate Fold” from “The Pirates of Penzance,” in which Leap Day becomes a plot point.

5. Oleg Cassini and the worst title card gag.

6. KACL is a real radio station, but not in Seattle.

7. “Rigoletto” and the aria “Ella mi fu rapita / Parmi veder le lagrime.”

8. Kelsey Grammer sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

9. “Buttons and Bows,” as sung by Bob Hope in “The Paleface” and by Leap Day baby Dinah Shore.

10. Adam “Edge” Copeland talks “Money Plane” on Hey! (EW).

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📼 Commercial Break:

McDonald’s “Morning Break” Commercial starring Kelsey Grammer, 1995.

Remember That Show?, a podcast journey to explore obscure and forgotten TV series.

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“Frasier” and “Look Before You Leap” © 1996 Paramount Productions.

Theme song by Bronwen’s Ghost.
Full show notes and social links at adventcalendar.house.

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Advent Calendar House

The final episode of February (and the 300’s!) is here! Christmas is basically right here!

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43 weeks / 301 days until Christmas! (“Father Christmas” Song Battle)

Chrismas Morning

Hold onto your mistletoe, folks! I

 

t’s time for a heart-fluttering special report on the latest developments in Cousin Seth’s love life. After the whirlwind of the first date, the world has been buzzing with anticipation about what comes next. In this breaking news episode, we spill the tea on Seth’s second date and perhaps even delve into the enigmatic realm of subsequent rendezvous.

 

Will sparks fly? Will love bloom? The answers to these burning questions and more await in this eagerly awaited update. So, grab your popcorn and settle in for a dose of romance, sprinkled with some laughs.

Audience Question:
“What’s your best advice for Cousin Seth’s next date? Share your tips and tricks for making it a success!”

And hey, if you’ve got some feedback or just want to spread some cheer, drop us a message at christmascousinspod@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!

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Author: Christmas Cousins Pod
Title:

Cousin Seth’s Romance Reloaded: A Breaking News Update!

Christmas Cousins

Welcome to the start of Season 5! Today I kick off the new season by reading Christmas traditions and memories from one of my listeners who lives in Australia. I really enjoyed what Shelly sent me, so I thought this would be a great thing to share with all of you. She talks about her families traditions, Christmas foods, how they maintain the spirit of Christmas even though the sun is scorching the themometer, and more.

There’s also a few updates I share, including the news that our Cozy Christmas Book Club is currently voting on our first read of the year. Head over to The Cozy Christmas Book Club on facebook and vote now!

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A Cozy Christmas'

What’s up, dudes? Adam Pope from Wizards! The Podcast Guide to Comics and The Retro Network (Geekster) is here to talk about the unbelievable phenomenon that was Teddy Ruxpin! It’s Ken Forsse’s terrific talking teddy bear…no, Illiop! In fact, there was a even a special presentation book with matching Santa outfit called “Teddy Ruxpin’s Christmas!”

In the land of Grundo, the anthropomorphic bear Teddy Ruxpin and his Octopede friend Grubby help us earthlings to celebrate Christmas. They immediately launch into a medley of carols: “Here we Come A’Wassaling”, “Deck the Halls”, “The Holly and the Ivy”, and “Good King Wenceslas.” Newton Gimmick and friends join up with the duo, and the gang sing a special Grundo version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Grubby jokes of running out legs while keeping track of days in the song, and Gimmick begins a medley of “Carol of the Bells” and “Jingle Bells.”

Ever the comedian, Grubby complains his ears are still ringing. Meanwhile, the friends are joined by another group of carolers. They perform “O Christmas Tree” and Gimmick subsequently suggests that Teddy and Grubby tell the story of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The choir bids us farewell singing “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”

Cassettes? Check. Books? Need ‘em. Obligatory Santa outfit and carol sing? For sure! So grab your Illiop, call your Octopede friend, and sing along with this Teddy Ruxpin Christmas episode!

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Title: Teddy Ruxpin’s Christmas (w/ Adam Pope)

Seasons Eatings

This sweet treat can be found in the candy dishes of many grandma’s homes. Its origin has been lost to history but the mechanism used for this candy was created in America. The creator of this machine may be the bane of many children. The candy’s extremely brittle consistency makes it easy to break off a piece for sharing. We’re discovering the history and origins of ribbon candy.

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Season’s Eatings – Ribbon Candy

Season's Eatings

Tis the Podcast

Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! Can you believe we’re already in the final week of February? We sure can’t! Two months down on the long journey to Christmas 2024!

To celebrate the occasion, Julia, Thom, and Anthony gather to cover another Hallmark Channel Original Christmas Movie: 2017’s “With Love, Christmas“! How does this one compare to past Hallmark fare the elves have covered? You’ll just have to tune in to find out!

So settle in, relax, and enjoy this festive episode that’s sure to brighten your Monday! As always, thanks for your love and support, y’all! ❤️🎅🏻🎄🎁 🦌🦉⛄️🔔🚂 🤶🏻 🎀 ❄️

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Christmas Is About People Spending Money They Don’t Have On Gifts That People Don’t Want. (With Love, Christmas)

Tis the Podcast'

Sounds of Christmas

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about the upcoming 40th anniversary of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. He talks about the history of the song, and the different line-ups of the four official versions of Band Aid. He also talks about what Bob Geldof and Midge Ure have had to say about it over the years, and the possibility of a Band Aid 40 later this year. Then, just for fun, Ken talks to Sarah from Christmas Spirit News and Scott from the Holly Jolly X’masu podcast about who they’d like to see in the 2024 version of Band Aid!

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Author: Ken Kessler
Title: Band Aid 40
Sounds of Christmas

Christmas Podding

This week on Australia’s ONLY Christmas Podcast, we give solid advice on how to deal with those neighbours who just refuse to take their decorations. Is it your job to let them know it may be time to pack things away?

We have a brand new segment. What’s been Grinding your Festive Gears. We’ve kept a list of all the things that made us fire up over the festive season when the fuse was short. We dissect those little things that really got us hot under the collar. Plus

What can you do now to ensure you add a little magic throughout the year. What things can you do to make you smile and remind you daily that Christmas is coming .

We’re talking Christmas ALL YEAR LONG with your Aussie hosts Liam and Ness on Christmas Podding.

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Author: Liam Renton
Title: Christmas Podding – How to deal with neighbours who NEVER take their decorations down.
Christmas Podding

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Title: February Christmas Party – 10 Months Until Christmas!
Chrismas Morning

On this episode, we’ll talk about that special time leading up to Christmas, Advent. We’ll also give you the recipe for a fun snack that you can customize with holiday style, we’ve got the return of “Who Sang It Best,” and special guest Scott from the Holly Jolly X’masu podcast gives us his five favorite lesser known Christmas movies.

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00:00 – 02:15 Intro
02:15 – 04:24 Need a Little Christmas Now
04:24 – 11:43 5 Golden Things – Top Five Lesser Known Christmas Movies (with special guest: Scott from the Holly Jolly X’masu Podcast)
11:43 – 16:44 Advent
16:44 – 18:21 Who Sang It Best?
18:21 – 20:28 Wrap Up
20:28 – 22:46 Outtakes

“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” United States Marine Band
“Jingle Bells” Performed by Kristen Nowicki

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Title: CWFC 123 – Advent

This reminds us of when we reviewed a film from Turkey in November, now February is Black History month in the States and we just happen to be covering our first film on the African continent.  Today we travel to Lagos, Nigeria for an entertaining Christmas rom com that features all of the classic Hallmark movie tropes – boys meeting and losing girls, misunderstandings, maternal meddling, corporate greed, and a best friend crush.  Plus, there is the annual holiday festival that teaches everyone about love, kindness and the meaning of Christmas.

While a seeming cliche, “A Naija Christmas” has a bit more heft.  It is festive and heart-warming to watch three brothers compete to fulfill their Mother’s wish to see her sons married.  However, the real Christmas present is being introduced to a different, more genuine side of Nigeria.  There are no money-seeking Nigerian princes or corrupt warlords here, but three familiar young men who tease, argue, and fight like brothers do, but also look out for and take care of each other.  They have their normal struggles at work, with their girlfriends, and taking care of their aging Mama.  These are real-life scenarios that all can viewers relate to, butnwe are also treated to the honest cultural issues of class, gender and faith found in Nigeria.

We also explore local customs like Detty December, Christmas rice, and knockouts and fireworks on Christmas Eve.  We meet the Nigerian Father Christmas, who gives out his gifts by hand or by throwing them into the air instead of delivering them at night.  Last, we enjoy the song “Y’ello Christmas” by Nigerian-born Moelogo because the color yellow in Africa represents happiness, harmony and culture.

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Title: Episode 18: A Naija Christmas (Nigeria)
Festive

Welcome to episode 104 of Holly Jolly X’masu! In this episode, for Black History Month, I talk about the 1993 album, “Merry Christmas Wish,” by the American R&B trio, A.S.A.P.

I hope you enjoyed “Merry Christmas Wish.” I was thrilled when I found it, mainly because of how few English versions there are of these songs I’ve been collecting over the past several years. This is a fun, solid album and it lets me throw some Japanese songs into my regular Christmas playlist without any pushback from my kids, who sometimes get annoyed when they don’t understand the lyrics.

Be sure to join me next month when I cover a pair of albums by jazz singer Akiko for Women’s History Month. Up first is her 2007 album, “A White Album.” Then join me on the 25th for her 2017 release, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” They’re both great albums and you’re sure to like them.

As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.

Remember, I’ve added a button to my Ko-fi page. If you’d like to support me one cup of coffee at a time, a donation is only $3. I’ve also opened a Redbubble store. I only have a couple designs up, but keep an eye on it as I’ll be trying to add more. Half of any proceeds or donations received will be donated to support the people of Ukraine, while the rest will be used to purchase new Japanese Christmas music to review for future episodes. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And if you get a chance, leave me a review on iTunes. Thanks!

Listen to this episode of the Holly Jolly Xmasu Podcast
Author: Scott Leopold
Title:

Episode 104: A.S.A.P.’s “Merry Christmas Wish”

Holly Jolly Xmasu

Welcome Back Christmas Cousins!

Get ready to deck the halls with laughter and festive flair as we welcome Chris from ChristmasEveryMinute.com back to the pod!

 

This time, we’re diving into the wild world of post-holiday celebrations. From untangling Christmas lights to curating the ultimate holiday playlist, we’ll explore how to keep the Christmas spirit alive year-round without a single sleigh bell in sight.

 

So grab your cocoa and join us for some yuletide wisdom served with a side of wit and whimsy!

 

Audience Question:
“What’s your go-to trick for keeping the Christmas magic alive long after the snow has melted?”

 

Listen to this episode of the Christmas Cousins podcast
Author: Christmas Cousins Pod
Title: Maintaining the Merry: How to Celebrate Christmas Year-Round with Chris from ChristmasEveryMinute.com
Christmas Cousins

Merry Britsmas

In the first episode of 2024, Merry Britsmas takes a look at Kiss Me Kate, a sitcom about counselling, the New Year tradition of First Footing, and some alternative under-heard festive songs.

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Pet Shop Boys – It Doesn’t Often Snow At Xmas

Twitchels – Ode To Just Like Xmas

Shadowlark – Christmas Time

John Cale – Child’s Xmas In Wales

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Author: Adam Parker Sibun
Title: Merry Britsmas 59: Kiss Me Christmas for First Footing
Merry Britsmas

Welcome back Christmas Cousins! We have a fun bonus episode here for you!!! Following in the footsteps of intrepid first-time Eggnog explorers such as Cousin Seth and Cousin Joe, (@Christmasaficionado), Cousin Carly is joining the cousins once again for a daring taste test.

This time, it’s the velvety, mysterious world of eggnog that’s under her discerning palate’s scrutiny. Join the Christmas Cousins as they guide Carly through her first-ever sip of this festive concoction. Will it be a creamy delight or a culinary catastrophe? Expect hilarity, surprise reactions, and a generous sprinkle of holiday cheer as Carly navigates the world of eggnog, live on air.

Listen to this episode of the Christmas Cousins podcast
Author: Christmas Cousins Pod
Title:

Bonus: Cousin Carly’s Eggnog Odyssey: A Holiday Drink Adventure

Christmas Cousins

Grab your electric guitar or your sax…IT’S INSTRUMENTAL WEEK!

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Listen to this episode of Christmas Morning
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Title: 44 weeks / 308 days until Christmas! (Instrumental Christmas Song Battle)
Chrismas Morning

In this breaking news episode, the Christmas Cousins dive deep into the aftermath of Cousin Seth’s highly anticipated big date.

 

With the whole world on edge, eager to learn whether sparks flew or fizzled out, the cousins dissect every detail of the monumental evening.

 

Did the date exceed expectations, or did it fall flat? Is romance in the air, or are we left with unanswered questions?

 

Tune in as we unravel the mystery and share all the juicy details that have our audience buzzing with excitement! Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions, laughs, and maybe even a little bit of romance in this must-listen episode!

 

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Audience Question:
“Based on your own first date experiences, what advice would you give Cousin Seth for his next romantic rendezvous?”

Listen to this episode of the Christmas Cousins podcast
Author: Christmas Cousins Pod
Title:

Breaking News: Cousin Seth’s First Date Buzz Sweeps the Globe! Epic or Epic Fail?

Christmas Cousins