PODCAST: It’s the Supersized, Bumper Movie Robcast Christmas Spectacular!


Welcome to ep 134 of The Movie Robcast! In an episode gleaming with festive cheer Robs Daniel and Wallis are joined by a host of special guests.

It’s a big old ep, but flows like a perfectly prepared Christmas dinner. But, if you’re more into buffet snacking, take a look below to see what scrumptious delights are on offer, complete with handy time codes.

Happy Holidays and Joyous New Year!

02.02 – Robs Daniel and Wallis on what makes a great Christmas movie

04.17 – Jasen Govinden on National Lampoon’s Vacation, Elf, and The Muppet’s Christmas Carol

14.36 – Robs Daniel and Wallis on why Christmas movies don’t have to be great movies. Rob Wallis describes his idyllic, stress-free family Christmases

17.11 – Chris Carr reveals why Die Hard and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service are his go-to Christmas movies

26.53 – The Robs look at films set at Christmas that aren’t Christmas films

30.30 – Chris Cooling discusses the dark Christmas delights of the 1978 thriller, The Silent Partner

46.28 – The Robs look at of examples of bad Christmas movie, including The Holiday and Love, Actually

50.32 – Lucy Buglass steps up to defend Love, Actually, and discusses her love for Die Hard and The Muppets Christmas Carol

01.04.07 – Rob Wallis looks at A Christmas Carol’s many movie adaptations

01.21.23 – Sarah Johnson goes Christmas Gothic with Batman Returns and Christmas crackers for The Long Kiss Goodnight

01.38.05 – Rob Daniel looks at Christmas horror and the different versions of Black Christmas

01.46.03 – Adrian Zak does some Elf-analysis and reveals the festive frights to be found in Krampus

01.59.07 – The Robs discuss their mutual love for the wonders of The Snowman

02.03.20 – Mark and Elaine Gregersen from The Honeymoon Period discuss their love for Klaus and Santa Claus – The Movie, while Mark also describes Hulk Hogan’s ill-advised foray into Christmas movies, Santa with Muscles

02.21.57 – The Robs settle the question once and for all: is Die Hard is a Christmas movie?

02.27.58 – Father and son team Ian and Ronan Bird compare and contrast the wonders and shivers of Gremlins and It’s a Wonderful Life. Ronan also describes how he got Gremlins star Zach Galligan out of a spot of bother at a sci-fi convention

02.40.57 – A brief diversion from the Robs into Blackadder’s Christmas Carol

02.41.55 – Sarah Buddery and MJ Smith on The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Christmas movies of Shane Black, the wonder of The Muppets Christmas Carol and the chilly delights of Better Watch Out

03.05.40 – The Robs reveal their top 3 Christmas movies

03.14.39 – Thank yous and a musical outro

Guest social media details:

Ian Bird – twitter.com/MrCarapace

Sarah Buddery – twitter.com/sarahbuddery

Lucy Buglass: twitter.com/lucyjadebuglass

Chris Carr – twitter.com/ChrisCarrFilm

Chris Cooling – twitter.com/ChrisCooling7

Elaine Gregersen – twitter.com/alawuntoherself

Mark Gregersen – https://twitter.com/mark_greg

Sarah Johnson – https://twitter.com/StrappingLass

MJ Smith – https://twitter.com/MJSmith891

Any guest not listed has shunned that media we call social.


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Author: robertmwallis

Graduate of Royal Holloway and the London Film School. Founder of Of All The Film Sites; formerly Of All The Film Blogs. Formerly Film & TV Editor of The Metropolist and Official Sidekick at A Place to Hang Your Cape. Co-host of The Movie RobCast podcast (formerly Electric Shadows) and member of the Online Film Critics Society.

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