#53: The Magic of Holiday Movies | Love Actually (GUEST: Maggie Schlageter)


Everyone loves a good holiday movie! Special guest Maggie Schlageter joins Timmie and Ryan in the studio to talk holiday movie fare, all things Christmas, and turtleneck extravaganza, Love Actually.  So make some hot chocolate and snuggle up in your jammies people.  It’s getting warm and fuzz up in this piece!

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I. Intro 

A. Special Guest: Maggie Schlageter

B. Tis’ the Season

II. Holiday Movies [00:11:02]

A. What Makes A Holiday Movie?

  • Takes place around the holidays
  • General feel-good quality
  • Sentimentality
  • Family Gatherings
  • Christmas or holiday theme
  • Belief in the possibility of change
  • Being honest “At Christmas you tell the truth.”

B. Classic Movies Versus Contemporary Classics

  • Which is better?

C.  Holiday Television Episodes and Specials: Which ones do we look forward to? [00:41:18]

  • The Office
  • 30 Rock
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Community
  • Arrested Development
  • Six Feet Under

D. Holiday Movie Countdown!

III. Love Actually [01:05:39]

A. What Is It About This Movie??

B. Did This Need To Be A Film?

C.Oh The Turtlenecks!

D.Jezebel Tries To Ruin Love Actually…

E. Perfect Response to Jezebel Article

IV. Mini Segments [01:32:28]

A. Holiday Picks That Aren’t Just Holiday Movies

B. NJAM Sees It: The Theory of Everything (2014)

C. Podcast Recommendations: Serial with Sarah Koenig

V. Conclusions [01:39:34]

A. Find Maggie on Instagram: @maggieroseschlageter

B. Corrections: It was Cameron Diaz in The Holiday, not Gwyneth Paltrow.

C. Related Links

Original Music

The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.

Audio Editing

This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.


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