Our latest podcast episode takes its name from an unheralded Christmas classic. A soul-stirring movie starring Ving Rhames (yes, that Ving Rhames) as…a female impersonator who looks suspiciously like disco superstar Sylvester.

Holiday Hart

As you would expect from a December podcast, our focus is on the holidays. Most specifically, holiday movies and holiday music. The ultimate ’80s movie showdown takes place, as Big Money, Dr. Z and Michaels Duquette and Parr decide once and for all which is better- “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” or “Scrooged.”

Michael Cunningham is taking the week off to concentrate on schoolwork, his band, and disliking Karen Carpenter and Hall & Oates, which, of course, we filter and come up with “Cunningham hates white people!”

As far as tunes, the team discusses their favorite “nontraditional” Christmas music; a list that encompasses everything from Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” to The Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping.”

Along the way, you’ll hear the shocking story of when a near-teenage Duquette realized that Santa Claus didn’t exist (SPOILER ALERT FOR ANYONE READING THAT STILL BELIEVES IN SANTA,) and the gang wonders whether the infamously mercurial Prince ever fired a member of his staff in person (because, of course, there has to be a Prince reference in every podcast.) Also, have your hearts and your nether regions warned by Dr. Z’s story of the strangest Christmas gift he’s ever been witness to.

Oh, and there’s also the first actual instance of gas on a Blerd Radio episode. So, there’s that.

¬†Our recommendations on this podcast are as follows: Big Money: Damnation Alley Distillery in Belmont, MA Duquette: Disney’s brand new movie, Frozen. Parr: Foreverly, the brand new duets album by Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones. Oh, and Real Husbands of Hollywood Z: The 33 1/3 book discussing Portishead’s classic album, Dummy, written by RJ Wheaton. Don’t be a mitch! Listen to the show in the player below, or directly download it on LibSyn or on iTunes! Also, feel free to leave us feedback or a comment!

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