On this episode, we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Toys For Tots! We’ll also take some time to honor lost legend, Angela Lansbury. We’ll countdown the top five Christmas movie villains, recast the Santa Clause, continue to sing the praises of Underneath the Tree, and give you a chance to win a copy of Brian Earl’s new book, “Christmas Past: The Fascinating Stories Behind Our Favorite Holiday’s Traditions.”

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00:00 – 01:41 Intro
01:41 – 04:07 We Need a Little Christmas Now (A Salute to Angela Lansbury)
04:07 – 09:49 Five Golden Things (Christmas Movie Villains)
09:49 – 13:52 Santa Babb’s Mailbag
13:52 – 15:29 Contest Announcement
15:29 – 24:58 Toys For Tots
24:58 – 34:19 Mer-Re-Castmas
34:19 – 36:42 Wrap Up
36:42 – 38:40 Outtakes (now with more insanity)

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

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Christmas Past: The Fascinating Stories Behind Our Favorite Holiday’s Traditions

We Need a Little Christmas (Angela Lansbury and the Mame Original Broadway Cast)

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots “Stuff the Bus” (San Jose, CA)

Die Hard Advent Calendar – Hans Gruber Falling off off Nakatomi Plaza

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Author: Tim Babb
Title: CWFC 103 – 75 Years of Toys For Tots

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