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106: Nothing Is Forever. (Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July)

This week, patron and friend of the show, Gerry Davilla joins Julia, Thom, and Anthony to discuss The Avengers-esque, Crisis-on-Infinite-Earths type, 1979, grand finale crossover event, Rankin/Bass' 1979 theatrical film, Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July. Together, the four hosts try their hardest to make sense of the completely out there plot, which retcons Rudolph-the-Red-Nosed-Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town while introducing a complex mythology for the North Pole that introduces the evil wizard, Winterbolt, the queen of the northern lights, Lady Boreal, and a neglected, drugged-up looking reindeer called Scratcher. Filled with tons background information on Rankin/Bass, A+ impressions, terrible singing, and plenty of bafflement to go around, this is one hilarious episode that you definitely do not want to miss! So blast that air conditioning, make yourself a cup of hot cocoa, sit back, and enjoy while reveling in the fact that we're now officially closer to this Christmas than we are to last Christmas.