An American Christmas Carol

An American Christmas Carol

Update: 2023-12-10
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🎄 It’s 1979, by way of 1933 — or the other way around — and the human from Fraggle Rock has broken into my garage with a haunted choir of singing children.  

Join us as we turn the dial on our haunted time-traveling radio to find Henry Winkler at the height of his fame as the Fonz hiding under multiple layers of makeup as a Scrooge figure in Great Depression-era New England.  

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🎙 Guests:  

Tom Coombs (The Pop Daddy)  

Scott Leopold (Holly Jolly X’masu)  

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💬 Topics & Tangents:  

1. Watch “An American Christmas Carol” on YouTube, courtesy of Shout Factory.  

2. Henry Winkler interview on being asked to play a Scrooge figure.  

3. The Ford Model TT truck, in example.  

4. Dorian Harewood (Matt Reeves/Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) filling in for James Avery as Shredder.  

5. Today’s TV Trope: Recursive Fiction — and “The Identical.”  

6. Robin Williams on “Sesame Street” showing Elmo different ways to play with a stick.  

7. “Sister Kenny,” based on the true story of an Australian nurse.  

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📼 Commercial Break:  

McDonald’s Gift Certificates Christmas Commercial, 1979.  

Holly Jolly X’masu, your podcast destination for Japanese Christmas music.  

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“An American Christmas Carol” © 1979 Scrooge Productions, Inc.  

Theme song by Bronwen’s Ghost.  
Full show notes and social links at adventcalendar.house.


Theme song by Bronwen’s Ghost.  
Full show notes and social links at adventcalendar.house.

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An American Christmas Carol

An American Christmas Carol

Scott Leopold, Mike Westfall, Tom Coombs