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TeeVee 43

Brain Crabs in Your Stocking

This year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special reviewed.


Christmas Eve

A Visit from St. Nicholas

We had a Pop Up Book edition of this poem, which my father dutifully read to me on Christmas Eve every year.

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.


The Flop House 141

"Last Ounce of Courage"

Bonus box item! The boys from The Flop House Podcast tackle the war-on-Christmas movie “Last Ounce of Courage.” If you think this one is funny, please go subscribe to The Flop House, which is one of our very favorite podcasts.


Incomparable Radio Theater

Rehearsing in the Zeppelin

Did you know that we’re releasing a season of Incomparable Radio Theater in 2015? It’s true! In fact, right now we are rehearsing the script on the Incomparable Zeppelin…


Secret Bonus Track

Bang! Bang! Bang!

At the end of a secret recording session last week, Jason asked for holiday anecdotes. And then things fell apart.


Incomparable 175

War on Christmas

Last year’s “Doctor Who” Christmas special saw Matt Smith say goodbye to the TARDIS, but not before an adventure in the town of Christmas on the planet of Trenzalore. Cyberman-head companions! A turkey that takes 300 years to cook in the vortex! Lots of past plot boxes checked! A teary farewell and regeneration! Kidneys of a dubious color! Onward to Peter Capaldi!


Incomparable 121

Ice Mary Poppins

Our “Doctor Who” Christmas special flashcasts continue with this one from 2012 covering “The Snowmen.” Jenna Coleman returns to the show, but is this the Clara we’ve been waiting for?


Radio Theater 0.3

Roller Derby and Canadian Spies

From 2013’s Incomparable Radio holiday special: A roller-derby champion discovers what it means to be a legend; Canadian separatists threaten a ship on New Year’s Eve, and only The Fog and Margo can stop them. Brought to you by Cornet Blue Disposable Facial Tissue and Chock Full Of Coffee.


Bonus Track 172b

Not in the Vault

The follow-on to yesterday’s episode, this Bonus Track features 12 minutes of additional holiday talk and silliness.


The Incomparable 172

Holiday Vault 3

From 2013: We talk about Holiday TV, good and bad, and Steve Lutz reveals a deep, dark secret about his own Holiday TV past.


Phil and Lisa Ruin the Movies 5

Hallmark Holiday

New! Phil and Lisa ruin Christmas with their critiques of holiday movies from the Hallmark channel. Lisa suggests that Hallmark should tap the polyamory market.


Radio Theater 0.5

Two-Fisted Tales of Tesla

In a special holiday episode from 2013, Dot and Nik run into an unexpected set of fellow time travelers. And Dot is confronted with memories of her own Christmas past. Brought to you by Lohengrin Beer.


Incomparable 72

The Screams of Trees

Our Doctor Who flashcast from 2011 discusses “The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe,” and why Christmas episodes make us feel warm inside.


Flop House Movie Minute 18

Misfit Toys

We never said all of these selections would be from our podcast. This one’s Dan McCoy from The Flop House, with a hot take on a Rankin-Bass special from his youth.

And sure to visit The Flop House, one of our very favorite podcasts.


Incomparable 16

Treasured Holiday Gifts

This is one of my favorite episodes from 2010. It’s a look at the favorite gifts we received during childhood. Dan still misses his Transformer.


Bonus Track 118b

Batman Meets Santa

From 2012: This is the Bonus Track before and after our Holiday Vault 2 episode. It’s pretty much what you’d expect from us during the holidays. And Glenn praises “Bad Santa.”


Incomparable 118

Holiday Vault 2

From 2012: Five new gems go in our Incomparable Holiday Vault. Plus we talk about some uncovered racism in holiday classics, Andy champions the annual David Letterman Christmas episode, and Steve inducts a horror movie.


Radio Theater 0.4

Paul Citron, Marjorie Carter

Part of our 2013 holiday radio drama: Paul Citron runs into a holy mess in postwar Vienna; Marjorie, Milo, and Rudolph venture deep into Finland’s interior to find a magic item and discover an old friend. Plus, regular holiday updates from Carl Phillips and the Gotham News Roundup. Brought to you by Kleinman’s House of Music and Bushmill-Schmichaels Distillery.

We’ll be back with a full season of Incomparable Radio Theater in 2015.


Bonus Track 224c

Yes, They Know It's Christmas

A celebration of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” with an outtake from this weekend’s The Incomparable, plus a bit about it from last year’s holiday music episode.


The Incomparable 18

Christmas with the Doctor

It’s Saturday, which is traditionally “Doctor Who” day. So here, from 2010, is our flashcast review of Matt Smith’s first Christmas special, the excellent “A Christmas Carol” starring Michael Gambon.


The Incomparable 71

The Holiday Movie Vault

From 2011: We induct six holiday films into the Incomparable Holiday Film Vault. It’s a great excuse to talk about favorite holiday movies of ours. And so we do!


Not Playing 1.2

Die Hardy Boys

Continuing our exploration of “Die Hard,” this is the episode of “Not Playing” where Dan got to show Lex one of his very favorite movies for the very first time.

As this is a podcast about an R-rated movie, there is swearing.


Incomparable 17

We're Going to Need Some More Christmas Movies, I Guess

From 2010: We discuss “Die Hard,” which is totally a Christmas movie, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Yippie ki-yay, my friends.

[This is a podcast about an R-rated movie, so it contains some swearing.]


Bonus Track 173b

Human Santapede

Our holiday songs episode from 2013, which was yesterday’s Holiday Box selection, was one of our more raucous recording sessions ever. There was the┬ápositive stuff, which formed the first half of that episode. Then came the negative stuff, which formed the second half. But then there was all the dark, weird stuff. Stuff so dark and weird that Jason, who was hoping it would be an episode that required no editing, ended up spending more than five hours extracting the weirdest and darkest stuff so that it didn’t poison anyone’s holiday mood in the main show.

This Bonus Track contains all of that weird, dark stuff. (Plus a delightfully dark song by our very own Steve Lutz.) Burn after listening.


Incomparable 173

Santa-Based Christmas

From 2013: We take a look at the best (and worst) of holiday music.