Episode 126: Holiday Special

It’s the holiday season and I thought it would be fun to hear about the movies that put us in the spirit!  I invited listeners to call in and tell me about a movie that means the holidays to them, whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve, or any other winter-time holiday.  I’ve assembled all the responses into a short, fun episode that’s perfect to listen to between your holiday celebrations.

You’ll hear from:

Diana Rojek-Skonnord of Happily Ever Aftermath

Ginger Wireman

‘Becca’lise Deveaux of This Cinematic Life

Hannah Foster-Ojeda (my guest on upcoming episode 127)

Andrew Linde of It’s On My List and Dunston Checks Min

Craig Duffy of This Cinematic Life

Natalie Alexandra

Rebecca Evans of The Art

Joe Meyers of It’s On My List and The Podcast Macabre

Stephen & Jessica Parker of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

Michelle Nava

Chris Duck of The Podcast Macabre


Have something to say about the holiday movie choices in this episode?  Share your thoughts, or ask me a question.  It’s easy to reach me!  Just visit the Contact Us page to send me a message, or you can email directly at moviesmademepod@gmail.com.

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Be sure to join me for these upcoming episodes:

January 6: Episode 127 featuring Hannah Foster-Ojeda.

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Episode 26: First Anniversary Celebration!

Join the party as we bring you a celebration of our first anniversary!  Past guests Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (episode 7), Janet Joyce Holden (episode 2), Michelle Nava (episode 3), Dan Shippey (episode 8), and Kelly Shippey (episode 13) come together for a raucous and free-wheeling conversation about the past year of Movies Made Me, Clancy Brown’s priorities, the tyranny of the five, insults from Cloris Leachman, and the worst movie for any situation.

Thank you for being a Movies Made Me listener during the first year of shows!  Your support and enthusiasm make this program possible.  Because of you, we’ve achieved more than we thought possible over the first 26 episodes. Our thanks to each and every one of you for taking the time to listen and for sharing the show with your friends and followers!

In year one, we have seen how the discussion of films as influential to the creation of our individual identities has joined us together in a mutual appreciation for film as a powerful tool for understanding, personal growth, and exploration of ourselves and the world around us. As we head into year two, we promise to bring you even more fascinating guests who will share their unique stories about the films that have impacted their lives in remarkable ways.

Take a look back at the full year of films chosen by our guests with the Complete List of Influential Films! With over 100 films mentioned over 26 episodes, we’re certain you’ll find something new to discover!  Also, take a look at our list of the Most Influential Films, to see which movies have been chosen by more than one guest.  Can you guess which ones are the most mentioned?  Be sure to use our Contact Us page to let us know when our guests have inspired you to watch something you’ve never seen before, or when they’ve given you a new way of seeing an old favorite.

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Subscribe to our show on iTunes and Stitcher, so you’ll never miss an episode!  Your ratings and reviews matter!  Provide us a rating and your comments about the show on either service and we’ll be sure to give you a shout-out on an upcoming episode!


Click here to listen to Episode 26.

Here are a few links to items of interest mentioned in episode 26:

Movies Made Me – Episode 6 – Mike Matola

Mike Matola website

Line by Line Posters (Mike Matola) on Etsy

Movies Made Me – Episode 21 – Patrick Foss

Comedian Movie Trailer on YouTube.com

Jeff “Swampy” Marsh on Instagram


The infamous “twins” photo of Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (left) and Clancy Brown (right).