Episode 50: Nightcaps at the Theater Rankin-Bass Christmas Special: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (1970) & The Year Without A Santa Clause (1974)


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Jan 04 2020 102 mins   1

“If you sit on my lap today, A new Nightcaps at the Theater Christmas special will come your way!” That’s right kids; it’s the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas! And what could stir up our beloved childhood memories more than re-watching our favorite Rankin-Bass stop motion, abominable monstrosities, with a few close friends, and copious amounts of liquor? Just don’t get so wasted you can’t put “one foot in front of the other.” Tonight, the podcast takes a look at THREE “seminal” (using that term loosely) Christmas Films. We go through the R & B Holiday canon with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (1970) & The Year Without A Santa Clause (1974). Even if you’re a Miser Brother we bet you won’t be able to resist singing along!

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Tonight, on the Marquee:

  • Having a Holly Jolly Christmas with R & B’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (1970) & The Year Without A Santa Clause (1974).
  • Santa Claus?! An Asshole?!
  • Fast Forward Song ™.
  • The Media Pushing the Santa Agenda.
  • Stupid Kids Questioning Narrators.
  • In-Breeding Elves/Penguin Smooches.
  • Rankin Bass’s “Christmas Shoes.”
  • No One Would Even Miss Me…
  • Claus Drag King.
  • Southern Children From Brooklyn.
  • Santa’s Grog.
  • Stereotypical Diversity and A Colorblind Christmas.

Obsessed with the Rankin-Bass Holiday Canon – Jonathan’s Passion Project.

“I’m Named After Mommy’s Favorite Drink…Fireball.”

North Pole Toxicity/Gender Pressures.

“No Sit, No Kiss, No You for You!”

“Mayor Mister – Mister Mayor.”

“So Long, South Town!”

Jingle X Jangle.

Reindeer Math + Pussy Muff.

"God Bless My Soul." - Santa is Too Good.

Art Provided By: John Cafiero @bonehaver420

Music: “Four Way” – William Ross Chernoff's Nomads