We’re putting Predict-O-Cast on pause (paws?) this month to bring you a series of special holiday Hot Diggity Dog episodes featuring some of our favorite past guests.

This week we’re joined by writer and Kill By Kill co-host Gena Radcliffe (@porcelain72) to discuss the dog-as-matchmaker holiday hokum Christmas Tail. A doormat of a woman and the shittiest romantic male lead in history bond over their love of a big cute dog who just wants two houses. Plus, ice cream corporate espionage. And is Rachael Leigh Cook in this movie or not?

We now have a Patreon! patreon.com/predictocast

We’re proud to present a clip from the brand new Patreon-exclusive podcast JASTAS: Josh And Skinner Talk About Stuff. We also thank our Patreon supporters in the dumbest way we can think of. For the full episode and to hear your name mangled by us on a future episode, become a patron over at patreon.com/predictocast. Thanks for the support!

We’re putting Predict-O-Cast on pause (paws?) this month to bring you a series of special holiday Hot Diggity Dog episodes featuring some of our favorite past guests.

This week we’re joined by author and podcaster Beau North (@BeauNorth) to discuss the pretty-offensive-when-you-think-about-it A Bulldog For Christmas. A sullen goth woman begrudgingly visits her family on Christmas and clashes with them almost immediately. Soon she’s transformed into an adorable bulldog by an impish Christmas elf named Chips (the director of the film) in an effort to make her appreciate Christmas and her family. We’ve got a cute dog at least, but we’ve also got a terrible “moral,” terrible family members, and weird flashbacks. Plus, ham and cookie sandwiches.

We now have a Patreon! patreon.com/predictocast

We’re putting Predict-O-Cast on pause (paws?) this month to bring you a series of special holiday Hot Diggity Dog episodes featuring some of our favorite past guests.

This week, Kip Reed (@Keep_Rad) joins us to discuss the only occasionally Christmasy film A Doggone Christmas. When a group of precocious kids find an escaped dog with psychic abilities, they must work to keep the dog out of the clutches of evil government forces (mostly a woman in a leather catsuit). There’s an unseen wishing well, Principal Dirty Larry, absolutely boiling sexual chemistry between Mom and Dad, and a little boy named Lunchmeat. All this, and Josh learns who Dude Perfect is.

We now have a Patreon! patreon.com/predictocast

It’s December and the holiday season is here (hope everyone’s holidays are going well so far). We’re changing things up this month and throwing the predictions out the window. Hot Diggity Dog is taking over and we’re bringing in some previous guests to help us out. Listen in to find out what films we’re covering and who’s joining us. We’re also excited to announce we now have a Patreon. If you’ve ever wanted to financially support the show and get some fun exclusive content, this is for you. We break down all the reward tiers and talk about the fun things we have planned for our Patreon contributors. Get more information over at patreon.com/predictocast.

We close out Month of Thanks with an extra long discussion of Amityville: The Evil Escapes. We’re not entirely sure this movie about an evil lamp killing people makes any sense. Why does this evil lamp constantly cover up its crimes, as if people are going to find a dead body and immediately suspect the lamp? Why is Grandma such a jerk? How is Danny’s hand not mangled hamburger meat? And what if the cat is also secretly a demon?

We begin to wrap up Month of Thanks by talking about our 50th film, the 1989 TV movie sequel Amityville: The Evil Escapes. This recommendation comes to us from our great friend Felipe Sobreiro, a man who knows this show maybe even better than we do. We are beyond delighted with the monstrously ugly haunted lamp, predicting the various ways it will interact with our characters, from befriending them to trying to kill them to trying to have sex with them. And stick around until the end of the episode for a special treat: a supercut of Josh trying and failing to remember the name of the store where this haunted lamp would’ve been sold.

Hot Diggity Dog is officially Cool Diggity Dog as we discuss the coolest dog movie ever: 2010’s Cool Dog. This dog is absolutely the coolest dog we’ve ever seen: he outwits a bumbling dog catcher, he foils some bullies with a well-placed tennis ball launcher, he plays harmonica with a bunch of boxcar hoboes, he DRIVES A CAR. This dog seriously is the coolest dog. Also, Josh faces a startling truth about himself.