We’re back with part 2 of our discussion on 2010’s Summertime Christmas, and this one’s a massive undertaking. Elves, Santa, God, magic berries, bad kids, heavy-handed messages, this movie’s got it all. This is probably the longest episode we’ve ever done and Skinner is angrier than he’s ever been, with good reason; the politics of this movie are as messed up as can be and did nothing to instill the Christmas spirit in us (even if it is summertime). Listen, learn, laugh, love.

We’re back with our reactions to the rest of 1987’s A Dangerous Summer and we’re sad to say we were right about a lot of things: the insurance scam, the arsonist and their connection to our hero Architect Daddy, and his weird relationship with his daughter (it seriously seems like they’re dating). We also praise James Mason for at least trying and criticize the film’s incredibly gratuitous nudity.

In the first of our Summer of Summer series, we take a brisk jog through the burning hills of Australia’s Blue Mountains, a week before Christmas, as Architect Daddy Tom Skerritt tries to save a giant wooden frame from burning to the ground. He also seems to have a very strange relationship with his daughter and, wouldn’t you know it, lots of blueprints. We ponder who the arsonist is and how Skerritt is going to stop them and wonder if any Christmas miracles will occur before the film’s end. Plus, we bring back Beach Cop Joe Summerman and see how he might deal with this mess.

 

Gena from the Kill by Kill podcast joins us to wrap up Dog Cainmas to discuss The Three Dogateers, a Christmas movie that forgets it’s a Christmas movie for at least half its runtime. This movie’s got it all: bizarre commercials featuring Santa Claus, an insane dog catcher, Dean Cain singing to a jelly donut (seriously). This is a perfect way to cap off the holiday season and close out the absolutely insane year that was 2017.

In this special Christmas bonus, we take a visit to Pottersville, the new film that’s taking the internet by storm. How did they get such a stacked cast to appear in this Hallmark knockoff? Why do some of these jokes feel like they’re at least three years too old to be in a current comedy? Is the idea of furries really that funny? Where’s the alternate cut where Michael Shannon snaps and murders everyone? We don’t have answers for really any of these, but if you need some Christmas curmudgeonry, then this is the place for you.