The Ratchet Retrocast Episode 20 – It’s a Wonderful RetroCast

The Ratchet Retrocast Episode 20Deck the halls and HO HO HO! Welcome to the RetroCast Christmas special deluxe where we cover our top 10 must watch Christmas movies and tv specials that are a required viewing to make it feel like corporate America hasn’t engineered this holiday just to drive everyone into poverty out of guilt. So set the Yule Log on the tv and stick it in the fireplace, grab a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy our holiday special. Also, we unwrap our Achievement Unlocked segment and as a special present to our Steampunk audience listeners we bring you a very special interview with none other than author K.W. Jeter!

Show Notes: Presenting our top 3 movies or specials that make it Christmas for us.
Patrick/Ratchet:
3. Gremlins (1984)
2. Die Hard (1988)
1. Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
John:
3. A Christmas Story (1983)
2. Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Q:
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
2. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
1. Scrooged (1988)
Honorable Mention:
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Linus and Lucy by the Asylum Street Spankers
You’re a Mean One Mr Grinch by Sixpence None the Richer
Nightmare Before Christmas
Charlie Brown Christmas Special

Achievement Unlocked:

12/23/1954 – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea opens
(Bonus! Search for the Lost Submarines AND Danny’s Nautilus)
12/24/1981 – Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior debuts
12/25/1924 – Rod Sterling of Twilight Zone fame, is born

Clockwork Quarter Hour with KW Jeter:
KW Jeter
Infernal Devices
Fiendish Schemes
KW’s reading List: Harry Harrison’s A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!
Avram Davidson’s collected works
George Gissing’s collected works

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