Happy Boxing Day, gang! This week we're pulling triple duty by celebrating Christmas, Boxing Day AND July At Christmas all in one episode! It's 1985's Rocky IV, in which the Italian Stallion goes up against the Soviet punching machine Ivan Drago. It's a jingoistic farce that drenches itself in Cold War hysteria, and it also happens to take place at Christmas, so guess what? We say it counts.
On this edition of Stocking Stuffers, Joe & Bradford soldier onward through the Christmas episodes of King of the Hill with season 4's "Hillennium". When Hank gets spooked by the prospect of the Y2K bug, he panics by buying his family Y2K-compliant gifts like toilet paper and a grandfather clock. Sure, this is more of a New Year's episode, but it features Christmas prominently and also gives us an excuse to discuss the Y2K phenomenon, as well as New Year's in general.
Greetings, holiday shoppers! We have a special treat for you this week. We've teamed up with six other holiday podcasts to bring you this seven-part Christmas tale entitled "The House of the Seven Santas", by John Kendrick Bangs. We here at Christmas Creeps bring you part four of this holiday tale.
To hear the story from the beginning, please visit the Christmas Past Podcast.
To hear the part five, visit Weird Christmas.
Episode art by Tim Babb & Jeff Westover
"Relaxing Piano Music" by Kevin MacLeod, via Incompetech