Happy Monday, Christmas fanatics! And Happy May! Can you believe we're in month five of the year already? We are officially over Halfway to Halloween, which means we're over Halfway to our beloved 'Ber Months! On top of which, we're just under two months from the Halfway point to Christmas - Leon Day! This year is flying, so make sure to enjoy every second of it because we'll be on that official downward slope before you know it!
This week, the elves travel back to the land of Hallmark Christmas movies to cover the 2020 original, "One Royal Holiday" - one of many that feature a fictional European kingdom that, for some reason or another, features a royal family that sounds British! As longtime listeners of the show will know, Julia, Thom, and Anthony all have a love/hate relationship with Hallmark films. How does this one fare with our hosts? Is it a massive win or a swing and a miss? You'll just have to tune in to find out! Just make sure to let us know what you think of this film as well, and whether or not you agree or disagree with our takes, on any of our social media pages, all of which you can access at https://linktr.ee/TisThePodcast.com !
In addition, we'd like your help with preparing for our upcoming 5 year (!!!!!) anniversary episode/Christmas in July Spectacular! How, you may ask? Well, much has been said about our list and our rankings over the years - and how low or high some movies are rated, or how harsh or lenient we were with certain specials. Well, now is your chance to weigh in! Because to celebrate our 5 years, we will be hosting "The Oscars" of Christmas movies, dishing out awards such as "Best Movie", "Best Score", "Best Lead Actor", etc. And guess who wants to choose the winners? All of you!
So, if you have a few minutes during your day today, please allow your voice to be heard and cast your votes for your perceived winners of each category at the following link:
You'll notice that there are a lot of nominees in each category, so there will be two rounds of voting. This initial round will be open until Mid May. After which, you'll get a chance to vote again on all the same categories that have less nominees, which will be narrowed down and chosen based on this round of voting. Then, on July 25th, you'll find out who's won in our joint Christmas in July/Anniversary episode!
In addition, if you have any favorite memories of Tis the Podcast from over the five years, or want to share your thoughts on the show, we'd love you to share those with us via a voice memo/recording so we can play it in the anniversary episode as well! Just make sure to include your name in the recording (Which you can do using the voice memo app on your phone!) and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, settle in and enjoy this fun episode that's full of Christmas warmth and feels! As always, thanks for your love and support, y'all! 🎅🏻🎄🎁 🦌🦉⛄️🚂🔔 🤶🏻 🎀 ❄️