The Protagonist Podcast #158: Elise and Nick in The Mistletoe Promise (Film 2016) “Christmas rarely goes well for me.”

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Joe and Todd are talking about the movie The Mistletoe Promise. They’ve had enough fun with the formula that it was time to talk about an actual Hallmark Christmas movie. They talk about what characters they like, what doesn’t fully connect in the plot, and why these movies are so popular.

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The Protagonist Podcast #156: Kris Kringle and Susan in Miracle on 34th Street (Film 1947) “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.”

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Joe and Todd are tackling a Christmas classic as they discuss a Miracle on 34th Street. They discuss the weird history behind it’s release date, talk about faith and belief, and dig into Todd’s unexpected (for Joe) response to the film.

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The Protagonist Podcast #155: Christmas Special 2017 “That is like bringing a bazooka to a knife fight.”

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It’s The Protagonist Podcast Christmas Special 2017! Producer Andrew sent Joe and Todd the titles to 8 holiday specials they’ve never seen, and they each made up a plot summary (though Joe went overboard and shot well past a simple summary on one). Listen and let us know if you’d watch any of these made up movies.

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Toy Story Minute 76- Jesus Goes To College

It’s Christmas! Time to gather under the mistletoe, receive a wife and make incomprehensible jokes about dinosaurs!

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#105: Special: Christmas Pitches 2017 “There is a lesson to be learned about Christmas pirates.”

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Christmas Special 2016! Todd and Joe make up plots based on the titles of Christmas movies they’ve never seen, and it’s a mix of “I could see that being produced” to “Uh…how much egg nog were you drinking before you thought of that?” Give it a listen and let us know if you have any favorite fake Christmas shows or have any pitches of your own.

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#103: Judy, Phil, Betty, and Bob in White Christmas (Film 1954) “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”

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This week, Todd and Joe tackle a classic holiday film: White Christmas. Listen as they discuss Irving Berlin’s surprising personal history, speculate about the small-town economics of Pine Tree, Vermont, and heap some deserving praise on the singing and dancing in this movie.

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#053: George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life (Film 1946) “Hello, Bedford Falls!”

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It’s A Wonderful Life, listeners, when we get the chance to talk about George Bailey in our final Christmas episode of the year. Fulfilling patreon contributor Jane’s request, we tackle a classic movie starring the man, the myth, the legend: Jimmy Stewart.

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#052: Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Novella 1843) “Humbug!”

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Greetings listeners! If you’ve never heard of it, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is the tale of a miserly man named Ebeneezer Scrooge who discovers being horrible might not be the best lifestyle. Join us as we discuss changes of heart, the evolution of Christmas traditions (including ghost stories), and fantasy cast yet another adaptation of this classic story.

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#051: Buddy in Elf (Film 2003) “I’m a cotton-headed ninny-muggins!”

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This week Todd and Joe discuss one of the most recent additions to the Christmas movie pantheon. It’s Buddy the Elf in Jon Favreau’s 2003 comedy Elf. While there is no denying this film’s comedy (Will Ferrell’s performance is outstanding), there are also more than a few nits to pick with this film (we criticize because we love). Join us!

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#050: Special: Christmas Special about Christmas Specials “If anyone has a contact at Hallmark …”

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Our 50th is a a special Christmas episode about Christmas specials! Producer Andrew looked up the titles of obscure made-for-TV Christmas movies, then Joe and Todd made up plot summaries. Listen to discover if the made-up plots are stranger than the real movies (spoiler: not always).

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