Todd needs to plan a couple of Christmas feasts, so he’s asking Amy what he should do, which is too bad, because it’s not like Amy has the first idea or anything. Still, there will be much discussion of cooking techniques, and Todd will say the word “glaze” far, far too often. With music by the New Christy Minstrels and Nat King Cole!
Todd and Amy always do a gift guide, and it’s always horribly disorganized. Well, this year is no different, as they come up with a bunch of possible ideas for you to buy but mostly just list books they’ve read and enjoy Todd reading things off the Internet. Stellar podcasting! With music by Bing Crosby and August Burns Red!
Todd’s been carrying around in his heart all these years a dream of a magical Christmas village that he could live in, and he’s finally going to unburden himself of it to Amy. It’s called Sleepytime Christmas Junction, and it’s surely going to be our most horrifying episode ever. With music by Hank Thompson and Ashley MacIsaac!
Todd and Amy turn their eyes toward the religious meaning of the holiday—though not all that intensely—with a full episode about the story of St. Nicholas, the European guy whose legend got warped and twisted into the story of Santa Claus. Also, they will leave gifts in your shoe. With music by Great Big Sea and Mahalia Jackson!
Todd and Amy got a little sad yesterday, so they’re going to skew in the other direction today and feel a little romance-ish with some talk about what a romantic Christmas means, as well as a recounting of horrifying stories of their own romantic Christmas mishaps. With music by Hugo Winterhalter and Donny Hathaway!
Todd and Amy gather for an unusually contemplative podcast about Christmas sorrow or Christmas melancholy or Christmas bittersweet, if you will. Amy shares why she’s a little down this year, then Todd tells the story of his number one Christmas sorrow. With music by The McGarrigle Family and Joni Mitchell!
Todd and Amy gather again to talk about Christmas, this time to talk about made-for-TV Christmas movies. But what they really want to talk about, evidently, is the film Pleasantville, so this podcast mostly devolves into a long discussion of the logistics of that film’s universe. But it has music by The Eddie Higgins Trio and Ray Conniff!
Todd and Amy discuss their various family frustrations when the holidays come around, particularly for those who have to travel a long way, like Todd does. Amy’s got a rosier view of things, but that’s only because her life has yet to be ripped apart. With music by the Brave Combo and The Crystals!
Todd and Amy are once again joined by Todd’s wife, this time to talk about their Christmas-related disappointments. In typical fashion, Amy is all bright and sunny, while Todd doesn’t understand the point of telling this kind of story. It’s a weird episode, but aren’t they all? With music by Colin Meloy and Indigo Girls!
Look out, America. Todd’s wife, Libby, whom most of you are shipping with Amy, joins this week’s episode to talk about what she’s getting Todd, so that Amy may play the judge of whose present will be better. Yes, this year’s edition is all greed and avarice. With music by the Canadian Brass and Frank Sinatra!