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What’s up, dudes? Matt Spaulding from North Pole Radio and Vinnie Brezinsky from Huey and Bax join me to talk all about the game show “Hollywood Squares!” It’s a full size tic tac toe with celebrities giving zingers and singing songs!

In a 1987 episode, it’s Scott versus Becky with guest panelists Joan Rivers, Jim J. Bullock, Tracey Gold, Alyssa Milano, and Gary Coleman. The secret square contained a trip to Disney World! Talk about a prize! As it turns out, Scott came out with $150 and a bike, and Becky really made out like a bandit with $300, bikes, and that dope trip to Disney! Get it, girl!

The following year in 1988, Tommy and Suzy are contestants. The grid was filled Joan Rivers, Debbie Reynolds, Jim J. Bullock, Tina Yothers, Jason Hervey, and Janice from “The Price is Right!” Debbie Reynolds serenaded us with Rudolph while Tommy raked up the dollars. No one won the secret square, so there was no trip to Hawaii, unfortunately. Tommy wins, but also doesn’t get the car. Talk about super random final challenges!

Celebrities singing? Yep. Matching red “Hollywood Squares” jackets. For sure! Alyssa Milano looking disinterested and bored? Oh yeah! So choose Xs or Os, call on your favorite TV star, and listen to this episode!

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Author: Gerry D / Vinnie Brezinsky, Matt Spaulding
Title: Hollywood Squares (w/ Matt and Vinnie)

 What’s up, dudes? I’ve got Jeff C. Smith with me to talk about the dynamic stroke of comedy genius that is 1985’s “Clue!” Jeff is the writer/director/producer of “Who Done It: The Clue Documentary,” and he shared some cool stuff! But waitasec, Gerry! I love the film, but it isn’t a Christmas movie! Well, it was a Christmas season release, premiering in December of ’85!

When six strangers are invited to a mysterious mansion for dinner, murder is on the menu. Mr. Boddy, the host, is blackmailing all of them, from the jealous wife to the adulterous doctor to the maid’s employer. One by one others arrive at the house only to be picked off as they’re implicated as blackmail accomplices. With three different endings, the movie answers the questions of who killed Mr. Boddy, and where, and with what.

“Who Done It: The Clue Documentary” is all about the making of the cult classic. Jeff interviews cast and crew from Leslie Ann Warren and Michael McKean to director Jonathan Lynn. What was the enigmatic fourth ending? How did Jonathan Lynn end up writing the script? Why weren’t the characters wearing the colors of their game counterparts?

Blackmail? Yep. Murder? Of course. Flames on the side of my face? Only if Madeline Kahn is saying it. So grab your revolver, shoot the singing telegram, and run from room to room listening to this episode!

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Author: Gerry D / Jeff Smith
Title: Clue and Who Done It: The Clue Documentary (w/ Jeff C. Smith)

What’s up, dudes? I’m running up that hill with Mike and Rusty from Snow in Southtown to talk about Kate: Kate Bush Christmas Special and her song “December Will Be Magic Again!” Released in 1979, it proves that the singer, only 21 at the time, was already a tour de force. A year later she released the Christmas song as a single.

The special is a mix of live performances and choreographed dance to prerecorded music. The live portion was recorded BBC Pebble Mills Studios in front of an audience. The music for the dance was done at EMI Studios in London. After a rotoscoped animated introduction, Kate launches into renditions off “Violin,” Gymnopédie No. 1 by Satie, and “Symphony in Blue.” “Them Heavy People” follows with Kate garbed in sequins. Immediately a trio sings Peter Gabriel’s in, and he serenades the audience with “Here Comes the Flood.” Kate performs “Ran Tan Waltz” then premieres “December Will Be Magic Again” on solo piano. Next comes “The Wedding List” about a vengeful bride and the duet “Another Day” with Peter Gabriel about a failed marriage. Finally, Kate enthralls us with “Egypt,” “The Man with a Child in His Eyes,” and “Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heart Brake.” Does she hop in a garbage can and come out dressed like Sandy from the end of “Grease?” Why, yes. Yes she does.

Stevie Nicks-like flowing black outfit? Yep. Fake beard and “Fiddler on the Roof” getup? Uh huh.  Kate doing interpretative dance superimposed over her playing piano? Definitely! So grab your violin and head to Egypt to this episode about Kate Bush!

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Author: Gerry D / Mike Patton, Rusty Spell
Title: Kate Bush “December Will Be Magic Again” (w/ Rusty and Mike)

What’s up, dudes? It’s a bonus episode! I’m talking with author, illustrator, teaching artist, cartoonist, and podcaster Jerzy Drozd! It’s all about his ’80s fantasy and horror graphic novel The Inscrutable Dr. Baer and the Case of the Two-Faced Statue!

Doctor Baer, expert in the occult, never once wanted to be an adventurer. But when years of hard work are demolished along with an ancient stone guardian that rendered harmless his collection of dangerous magical objects, he will have to enter the fray at last. And will learn to his dismay that those objects were not at all what he believed!

Spooky mansion? Check. Dangerous quest? Uh huh. Angry chicken wizard? Well, only if he’s accompanied by a cool looking horse! So grab your staff, pack your wisps, and head out on an adventure with this episode all about occult expert Dr. Baer!

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Author: Gerry D / Jerzy Drozd
Title: The Inscrutable Dr. Baer and the Case of the Two-Faced Statue (w/ Jerzy Drozd)

 What’s up, dudes? It’s the 250th episode! So, we’ll open up Rad Santa’s Mail Fanny Pack and answer some listener questions! Then special guest Danny Davila and I dive into the Christmas-adjacent movie “Funny Farm!” Starring Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith, it’s a squirrel out of water story! Er…fish out of water!

Andy and Elizabeth Farmer leave the big city to live in the quaint little town of Red Bud. Andy has aspirations to be a novelist. Misadventures ensue! First, their movers get lost and arrive late. Then the Farmers discover a dead body in their garden. Snakes, runaway dogs, and angry fishing buddies soon after threaten their idyllic dream. Elizabeth writes and publishes a children’s book giving Andy feelings of resentment and failure. Friction between the couple inevitably ensues. When Andy, in a moment of desperation, submits Elizabeth’s manuscript as his own to his publisher, she leaves him. The couple bribe the town to help them sell their house at Christmas time. However, Andy and Elizabeth fall in love with the town and each other when they see how beautiful and friendly the town can actually be.

Ducks? Yep. Kitchen payphones? Got ’em. Lamb fries? Only if a record can be broken! So grab your yellow dog, climb into your runaway mail truck, and listen to this episode on “Funny Farm!”

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Author: Gerry D / Danny Davila
Title: Funny Farm (w/ Danny Davila)

What’s up, dudes? It’s all about WWF Prime Time Wrestling Christmas 1986, battle royale style with Jeremy Phelps the Alamo City Santa,  CM Chuck from Just Another Friday Night, Joe from Now Watch This, Manny from Feliz Christmas, Merry Navidad, and CJ from Christmas Sessions! We talk Bobby the Brain and Gorilla! We dive into Hogan and Savage! We body slam Junkyard Dog and Harley Race! This episode has it all!

Airing December 23, 1986, the matches begin with Jimmy Jack Funk taking on Blackjack Mulligan, who defeats Funk with little effort. Iron Mike Sharpe batted Special Delivery Jones—no, not S.D. Kluger from “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town! Jones takes Sharpe with an atomic drop. “What a Christmas present for S.D. Jones!”

Meanwhile Bobby and Gorilla argue about presents. Means Gene spoke with Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and Jesse Ventura interviewed Andre the Giant. Harley Race defeated Pedro Morales and retained his crown. Subsequently, Dick The Rebel Slater stuns Steve Lombardi with a suplex. As well, Dino Bravo beat Corporal Kirchner.

Junkyard Dog rammed Adrian Adonis into a turnbuckle to get out of a sleeper. Both men are tossed out of the ring, but JD gets back in before the count and wins! Finally, World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan collided with the monstrous Hercules Hernandez. Hogan, seemingly in trouble, comes back off the ropes with a leg drop to pin and win!

Stuffed gorilla gifts? Yep. Gold phone presents? Uh huh. Blackjack Mulligan’s wagon of fertilizer?!?! What?!?? So grab your belt, get on the ropes, and backflip to this episode on Prime Time Wrestling Christmas 1986!

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Author: Gerry D / Jeremy, CJ, Manny, Joe, CM Chuck
Title: ‘80s Wrestling pt3 (w/ The Wrestling Bros)

What’s up, dudes? It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! That’s right! It’s the 4th Annual Totally Rad Christmas Awards! This year I’m joined by ‘Tis the Podcast elves Anthony and Thom, Ashley Dunbar from The Magic of the Season, Mike Westfall from Advent Calendar House, Robert Nicholas from Behind the Bells, and CJ Belanger from Christmas Sessions!! After the Academy refined the nomination and voting process last year, the star-studded evening went off without a hitch…sort of!  Who did you vote for? Did they win? Find out to the max in the 3rd Annual Raddies!

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Author: Gerry D / Thom, Anthony, Ashley, Mike, Robert, CJ
Title: 4th Annual Totally Rad Christmas Awards

What’s up, dudes? Well, the new 2024 Hallmark Dreambook has been released, and I’ve got members of the Christmas Podcast Network on to discuss it! Yes, CJ from Christmas Sessions, Anthony from ‘Tis the Podcast, Todd from Christmas Clatter, Ashley from The Magic of the Season, Ken from Sounds of Christmas, Matt from North Pole Radio, and Manny from Feliz Christmas, Merry Navidad are here to pick their favorite ornaments and shoot the breeze for a bit! From Voltron to Wolverine, from Frosty to the Hulkster, we choose the coolest looking accessories for our Christmas trees! Which ornaments do we like best? Tune in to find out our faves from the Hallmark Dreambook 2024!

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Author: Gerry D / CJ, Anthony, Todd, Ashley, Ken, Manny,
Title: Hallmark Dreambook 2024 (w/ Christmas Podcasters)

What’s up, dudes? It was 1989, and the Griswolds had an amazing and quirky holiday staycation adventure with fantastic music woven throughout! Kevin Williams from ‘Tis the Soundtrack joins me to discuss the fabulous song selection and Badalamenti’s orchestral score to “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!”

A supposed 10th Anniversary Edition soundtrack CD was released by Warner Brothers in print-on-demand kiosks for their Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park. Apparently, only seven thousand of the twenty thousand allotment were sold, and so the rest were shipped back to Warner Brothers. A company acquired the lot in a bulk sale, and decided to sell them online. Or did they? Spoilers: the entire story was a hoax to help sell bootleg copies of the album. One piece of music—a Christmas Medley—allegedly by Badalamenti is actually by John Williams from the “Home Alone 2” score!

The score to the movie was indeed composed by Angelo Badalamenti, known for his eerie, synth-heavy, atmospheric work with director David Lynch. Badalamenti wrote an unobtrusive orchestral hit peppered with comedic polkas and uptempo motif-laden piano trios. The glockenspiel Advent calendar theme is ethereal, while the orchestra weaves traditional carols through search section seamlessly.

The needle drops are timed to perfection with hits by the Moonglows, Bing Crosby, and Gene Autry. Mavis Staples flawlessly sings the gospel-tinged pop titular song “Christmas Vacation.” It’s a shame there hasn’t been an official release!

Animated intro music? Check. Sweet string melodies? Got ‘em. Tuba lead over a guy in a bathrobe? Definitely! So grab your Discman, put on your headphones, and listen to this episode on the music of “Christmas Vacation!”

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Author: Gerry D / Kevin Williams
Title: Christmas Vacation Score and Soundtrack (w/ Kevin Williams)

What’s up, dudes? Jason Rhodes from Holidays Unknown and I talk the third Berenstain Bears special “The Berenstain Bears Easter Surprise!” This one’s got it all! Winter is stuck, but it’s ok because Snarf can wiggle his whiskers and make it all better! Small Bear just has to get to him! Can he reach Boss Bunny in time? Can he make spring appear? Can he get his Easter Surprise? So grab your chocolate bunnies, fill your basket, and crack open  this episode!

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Author: Gerry D / Jason Rhodes
Title: The Berenstain Bears Easter Surprise (w/ Jason Rhodes)

What’s up, dudes? Well, it seems that Little #1, Little #2, and Little #3 hijacked my recording studio and held their own episode all about the 1976 Rankin Bass Easter special “The First Easter Rabbit!” It’s an adaptation of the children’s book “The Velveteen Rabbit,” and it’s wild!

A young girl named Glinda gets a stuffed bunny for Christmas which she names Stuffy. She loves it unconditionally, but when she contracts scarlet fever, it has to be burned. Stuffy is approached by a magical sprite named Calliope, who transforms him into a real rabbit. She mandates that he become the first Easter Bunny.

Stuffy meets Santa Claus and moves into Easter Valley, an area of the North Pole perpetually existing in Spring. Unfortunately, an ice wizard (perhaps a former servant of Winterbolt?) named Zero steals the Golden Easter Lily, causing the valley to freeze and snow. Santa rescues Stuffy and helps him deliver his Easter goods to Glinda’s hometown. He also forces Zero to return the Lily. All’s well that ends well.

A fairy that knows substitutiary locomotion? Check. A Savage Land type headquarters? Got it. A remorseful sentient snowball? For sure! So grab your Easter eggs, put on your bonnet, and take Santa’s sleigh to this episode!

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Author: Gerry D / Littles #1-3
Title: The First Easter Rabbit (w/ Littles #1-3)

What’s up, dudes? I’ve got Mike Westfall from Advent Calendar House here with me during this Passiontide to talk the Rankin Bass Easter special shown throughout the ’80s, “Here Comes Peter Cottontail”! There’s a hyper-color witch, a time machine, and the longest Easter egg delivering contest ever! If you’re wondering if a French caterpillar with a human head can drive a time machine, the answer is yes!

The Chief Easter Bunny is looking for a replacement. Just as he’s about to name Peter Cottontail his successor, though, mean ol’ Irontail suggests an egg-giving contest to decide. Due to sabotage, Peter oversleeps and Irontail wins! Peter leaves in disgrace, but runs into Seymour S. Sassafras, who lends him a time machine.

Once again Irontail sabotages Peter, and he’s launched into the future rather than the past. Hopping from holiday to holiday, Peter tries to give away his eggs dressed as various holiday mascots. Unfortunately, it seems that no one wants eggs on holidays other than Easter!

Peter is on the verge of success when Irontail uses a spell to turn his eggs green. Distraught, Peter tries one last ditch effort on St. Patrick’s Day, and the green eggs are gleefully welcomed by the Irish revelers! Peter wins the contest, learns a lesson about making food choices and not fibbing, and becomes the new Chief Easter Bunny!

So grab your eggs and paints, dress up like your favorite holiday mascot, and put on this episode on “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” as you drive your yestermorrowmobile!

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Author: Gerry D / Mike Westfall
Title: Here Comes Peter Cottontail (w/ Mike Westfall)

What’s up, dudes? It’s a St. Patrick’s Day Christmas when Shawn Robare from Cult Film Club, Crestwood House, and Plastic Rocket Pop and I talk the 1981 Rankin Bass special “The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold!” Written by Romeo Muller, it was originally conceived as a St. Patrick’s Day special, but was retooled and released in December instead. Oh, and the word Christmas is just thrown into random sentences.

One hundred years ago, two leprechaun clans existed. Their gold, unfortunately, attracted the banshee Old Mag the Hag, who used her shapeshifting abilities to cause a rift between the clans. Blarney Kilakilarney, leader of the gold-mining faction, asks Patrick, Lord of the Leprechauns for help. Subsequently, he tricks Mag into turning to tears, and Blarney plants a pine cone atop her puddle. The pine cone, taken from a tree planted by St. Patrick himself, grows into a beautiful tree. Meanwhile, present day sailor Dinty Doyle chops down the tree to use for Christmas. The oblivious boy accidentally releases the banshee, who immediately resumes her quest for gold. Consequently, Blarney gives the gold to Dinty, who is almost instantly tricked by the banshee into giving it to her. Luckily, she doesn’t reach it by Christmas morning and turns to tears! Weird, right?!

Powerful leprechaun wizard lord? Check. Weather controlling shape shifting banshee? Got it. Brightly colored clogs made by the O’Clogjiggers? Yes, but only if they can be distributed amongst the Irish people! So grab your gold, dig up your Christmas tree, and sail into this episode on “The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold!”

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The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold (w/ Shawn Robare)

What’s up, dudes? She’s the anthropomorphic cat that adorned all our stationary! That’s right! We’re talking a Hello Kitty Christmas! Ashley Dunbar from The Magic of the Season is with me to dive into the Grinch rip-off episode of “Hello Kitty’s Furry Take Theater!”

It’s Christmas time, and Scroogenip (Scrinchnip?) is aghast at all the yuletide cheer. Determined to avoid the season and cause chaos, she steals the town’s decorations. After Kitty and friends decorate the enormous tree for town square, Scroogenip swipes that too—and everyone else’s trees too! The town seems unphased, so she ups the ante by dressing as Santa Paws and taking all the presents! Realizing that the best part of Christmas is giving, Hello Kitty and gang go caroling and handing out presents. They give a Christmas cookie to Scroogenip/Scrinchnip and it melts her icy heart. She immediately returns the gifts and decorations, Grinch-style.

The Grinch? Yep, played by Catnip. Cindy Lou Who? Uh huh, performed by My Melody. Santa? Well, it’s none other than Grinder. So grab your Santa costume, climb up on the roof, and slide down the chimney to this Hello Kitty Christmas episode!

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Author: Gerry D / Ashley Dunbar, Kristin Seering
Title: Hello Kitty (w/ Ashley Dunbar)

What’s up, dudes? There are a lot of classic Christmas commercials! They’ve shaped our perception of the Christmas season since we were little. Vinnie Brezinsky from Huey and Bax and Nicholas Pepin of Pop Culture Roulette join me live to watch some lesser known ‘80s Christmas commercials!

Cool Spot rides a toy fire truck in a 1988 7Up commercial. Young versions of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lea Thompson, and Elizabeth Shue regale us with carols in a 1982 Burger King commercial. Oh yeah, McDonald’s sued Burger King because of it as well. Meanwhile, Joey is making homemade garland with a needle and thread and Kix cereal. He’s snacking too!

Artists send holiday wishes to “Blue Christmas” by Elvis in an MTV commercial. The Dillard patriarch cradles his granddaughter in a cozy Christmas scene. Then a choir sings, “Hello, Taco Bell!” in their best Handel impression. A Radio Shack announcer describes an inordinate amount of radio variations and Woolworth shows children playing with toys.

Santa sleds on a Norelco razor top while a woman looks through her Hallmark cards and blushes at the one ‘the hunk’ sent her. A grandpa helps his grandson fall asleep via phone and AT&T’s great service. The Muppets unexpectedly show up with Polaroids as well. Finally an ‘80s robot shills for Toys R Us, Tom Bosley talks tools for Sears, and Pizza Hut reminds us how amazing their pan pizzas are!

Catchy jingles? Check. Cheesy, saccharine messages? Of course. Muppet shenanigans? Definitely! So grab your razor, head to Burger King and enjoy this episode on lesser known ‘80s Christmas commercials!

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Author: Gerry D / Vinnie Brezinsky, Nicholas Pepin
Title: Lesser Known ‘80s Christmas Commercials pt1 (w/ Vinnie and Nicholas)

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

 What’s up, dudes?  Mike Westfall from Advent Calendar House and I take a trip to Emily Bear’s house to visit the Muppets! That’s right! We’re talking the 1987 special “A Muppet Family Christmas”! We get into obscure cameos, Sam Eagle’s one-liners, and more!

Kermit and the gang travel to Fozzie’s mom’s house to surprise her for Christmas. Little do they know that Emily Bear has planned a vacation and has rented her house to Doc and Sprocket as an air BnB. The sheer volume has Doc building bunk beds to accommodate the crowds. Fozzie builds the perfect comedic partner snowman, and the Swedish Chef invites a turkey to stay with them in the hopes of cooking him for dinner. After watching a Muppet Babies home video, Gonzo almost gets into a fight with the lecherous turkey. The Sesame Street crew wassails into the farmhouse, and Kermit and Robin pass it on with the Fraggles. When Piggy is caught in a snowstorm, Doc rides to her rescue! Then the annual carol sing ensues!

A “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” play? Check. An Electric Mayhem performance? Got it. A two-headed monster Santa? Yes, but only if the other monsters pull the sleigh! So grab some shredded wheat and cranberry sauce and sing along to this episode all about “A Muppet Family Christmas!”

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Author: Gerry D / Mike Westfall
Title: Monday Memory: A Muppet Family Christmas (w/ Mike Westfall(

What’s up, dudes? Christmas in the Underworld was NOT my idea! That’s right! It’s a Percy Jackson Christmas in this bonus episode with my daughter, Little #1! We get into two PJ short story adventures!

In “The Sword of Hades,” the demigod children of the Big Three—Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades—are gathered in the Underworld by Persephone. Percy, Thalia, and Nico use an enchanted flower to follow a thief and retrieve Hades’s newly forged sword. They fight off Keres, Melinoë the goddess of ghosts, and the Titan Iapetus. The trio retrieve the sword, even if the Underworld didn’t get into the Christmas spirit.

On December 18, 2020 in La Repubblica, Riordan published “Un Natale Mezzosangue.” Percy and Nico shadow travel to Florence during the pandemic to find a perfect gift for Annabeth. They find the shop of the last Etruscan god Charu. He gives Percy a magical bracelet in exchange for the answer to a question. Percy’s answer—that Christmas is for everyone, especially in times of difficulty—placates the deity. Nico and Percy head back to New York with a perfect gift!

Titans? Check. Gods? Yep. Cheeseburgers? Only from McHale’s! So grab Riptide, put on your Camp Half-Blood t-shirt, and shadow travel to a Percy Jackson Christmas!

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Author: Gerry D / Little #1
Title: Percy Jackson “A Half-Blood Christmas” (w/ Little #1)