By Christmas Cousins Pod
Join their hilarious escapades, from PSLs to holiday movie magic and beyond all year long!
So, grab your cocoa, snuggle up, and let's sleigh this festive fiesta together! Ho-ho-hosted by Cousins Seth and Chad and fueled by holiday cheer, it's the podcast that turns every day into a celebration!🎄
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Christmas Cousins Nov 19, 2023
Weekend Preview: Hallmark, Seth's Tree & his 1st time seeing 'It's A Wonderful Life'!
Welcome back Christmas Cousins and get ready for a festive frolic as Cousins Seth and Chad dive into the penultimate week of the Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas!
This week, our jolly freshman, Cousin Seth, is making grand plans. Brace yourselves, because he's about to experience the magic of "It's a Wonderful Life" FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!!!
But that's not all—Seth's holiday extravaganza continues with a tree-trekking adventure. Will he find the perfect tree, or will the trees find the perfect Seth?
And, hold onto your jingle bells, there's even talk of a rendezvous with the man in red himself—Santa Claus! 🎅🎁
Join the Christmas Cousins as they spill the cocoa on Seth's weekend escapades, share their movie picks, and offer some yuletide wisdom.
It's a preview episode sprinkled with laughter, a dash of holiday cheer, and a pinch of Cousinly mischief. Tune in and let the merriment commence! 🎉🔔
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Christmas in the English Countryside and a first ever trip to Target? What an epsiode!!!
No poinsettias? Christmas Cookies not that big of a deal? 1st ever Trip to Target? We cover a lot of fascinating ground in our latest episode where the Christmas Cousins are joined by the ever-entertaining and informative Craig, aka @thechristmasguy365 live from the countryside in Shropshire, England!
In this festive episode, Craig shares his whirlwind adventure across the pond to the United States right at the kickoff of the holiday season.
From his family's first ever trip to Target, to seeing oversized yet dazzling decorations to American holiday traditions, join the cousins and Craig as they explore how the holiday spirit spreads its magic in the English countryside.
Discover the day-to-day delights, the unique experiences, and, of course, the surprises that only a Christmas enthusiast like Craig could uncover. And as the cousins delve into Craig's Christmas Eve and Christmas Day traditions, get ready for a merry blend of laughter, cultural comparisons, and heartwarming stories that will make your season even brighter.
Hallmark's 'A Not So Royal Christmas": Crowns, Cocoa, and Cousin Seth's First Royal Foray!
Join the Christmas Cousins as they embark on a royally hilarious adventure with the Hallmark movie "A Not So Royal Christmas."
In this episode, our festive freshman, Cousin Seth, encounters his first-ever royal holiday escapade, filled with mistaken identities, charming traditions, and a sprinkle of Christmas magic. As the cousins dissect the plot twists and comedic turns, get ready for laughter, witty banter, and, of course, the delightful chaos that ensues when love meets deception in the whimsical town of Sarhagen.
Will Cousin Seth emerge unscathed from his initiation into the world of Hallmark royals, or will the not-so-royal secrets leave him royally puzzled? Tune in for a regally entertaining discussion that proves Christmas in Sarhagen is anything but ordinary!
To Tree or Not to Tree: Cousin Seth's Big Decision!
To Tree or Not to Tree, that is the question...
'Tis the season, and the Christmas Cousins are diving headfirst into the festive fray with the burning question: will our merriment-seeking freshman, Cousin Seth, be adding a Christmas tree to his holiday haven this year?
In this tree-mendously anticipated episode, join the spirited banter as the cousins unpack the age-old dilemma of 'To Tree or Not to Tree.'
As Thanksgiving weekend fades into the rearview mirror, Seth contemplates the perfect way to kickstart the holidays now that the season is in high gear.
Expect laughs, lively discussions, and a spruce surprise or two as Seth faces the Yuletide arboreal adventure.
Deck the ''Hauls'': Cousin Seth's Debut into Trader Joe's Holiday Delights, Haul and Tasting!
In this merry episode, our festive freshman dives into the world of festive treats, trying holiday-themed goodies he once overlooked. From seasonal snacks to winter-inspired delights, the cousins explore Trader Joe's festive lineup and share their candid reactions.
Discover whether Cousin Seth's taste buds have evolved with his newfound appreciation for all things Christmas. Will he find a new holiday favorite, or are some traditions best left untouched?
Tune in for laughter, surprises, and the joy of experiencing holiday flavors through the eyes (and taste buds) of a true festive freshman.
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Hallmark Movie Weekend preview Seth's Sixth Week!!!
After Cousin Seth's unpredictable Thanksgiving movie marathon, where the number of films watched remains shrouded in mystery, we can only wonder how he'll fare with this week's cinematic delights.
We kick off with "Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas" on Thursday, a film that might just tug at your heartstrings (or, knowing Seth, create a web of confusion).
On Friday, get ready for "My Norwegian Holiday," where winter wonder and Scandinavian romance collide. Will Seth be enchanted by the Northern Lights, or will he be too busy concocting wild theories about talking moose companions? Saturday's feature, "A Not So Royal Christmas," promises regal escapades, unexpected love, and, of course, Seth's signature commentary that keeps us all on our toes.
Finally, we wrap up the weekend with "Christmas with a Kiss" on Sunday. Will Seth embrace the mistletoe magic, or will he be too busy deciphering the intricacies of Hallmark's snowflake symbolism?
Tune in for laughs, festive insights, and the ongoing mystery of Seth's holiday movie viewing habits!
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Hallmark's Haul Out the Holly 2: Lit Up – Cousin Seth's Mind-Blowing Reaction!
The world is wondering...just what did Cousin Seth, our beloved Festive Freshman, think of Haul Out The Holly 2?
In our latest episode, the Christmas Cousins dive headfirst into one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year, "Haul Out the Holly 2: Lit Up."
Brace yourselves because, without giving away any spoilers, Cousin Seth's reaction to this Hallmark masterpiece is nothing short of mind-blowing!
With Seth clocking in his 14th or maybe 15th Hallmark movie (who's counting anymore?), we're left wondering how this festive flick stands out among the rest.
Join us as we unpack the unexpected twists, heartwarming moments, and holiday magic that make "Haul Out the Holly 2: Lit Up" a must-watch. Our candid review will leave you in stitches, and trust us, you won't want to miss Seth's shocker of a reaction!
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Thanksgiving Recap & Cousin Chad’s world-famous Hot Cocoa Bar w/guest Cousin Leslie!
We delve into the festive escapades of Cousin Seth and Cousin Chad, sharing laughter, mishaps, and heartwarming moments that defined our holiday celebrations.
But that's not all – we're thrilled to welcome back a special guest, the lovely Cousin Leslie (aka Cousin Chad's wife, so she's not Chad's cousin...well, you get the picture)
After the turkey talk, we unravel the mystery behind our world-famous hot cocoa bar. Ever wondered what makes it so renowned across the globe?
Tune in as we spill the marshmallow-filled beans, sharing the secrets to crafting the perfect hot cocoa bar. Feeling inspired? We challenge our listeners to create their own cocoa masterpiece and share the delightful results with us on our socials!
So, grab your favorite mug, settle in for some festive banter, and get ready to spice up your holiday season with Thanksgiving tales and cocoa dreams.
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BONUS: Black Friday Blitz-Tales from the Tinsel Trenches
Welcome back Christmas Cousins!
Get ready to navigate the Black Friday frenzy with the Christmas Cousins! In this festive episode, the cousins spill the beans on their Black Friday battle plans, reveal the jaw-dropping sales they're eyeing, and recount hilarious or horrifying Black Friday tales.
Whether you're a seasoned shopper or a casual observer, this episode is the perfect companion for your Black Friday adventures.
Tune in for a sleigh-load of laughs, shopping tips, and perhaps a cautionary tale or two
. 'Tis the season for deals, steals, and a dose of holiday hilarity!
Thanksgiving Tales: Chad's Road Trip vs. Seth's Mansion Soiree
Gather 'round, festive friends! The Christmas Cousins are back with a Thanksgiving special that's as diverse as the cousins themselves. In this turkey-flavored episode, Cousin Chad spills the beans on his upcoming road trip—a grand journey for a colossal family gathering. Meanwhile, Seth opts for a more intimate affair, hosting Thanksgiving in his mansion with a select few.
Join the cousins for a laughter-filled discussion as they unravel the details of their Thanksgiving plans. From Chad's highway adventures to Seth's mansion majesty, this episode is a feast of holiday tales. Will there be travel mishaps, culinary escapades, or unexpected moments of gratitude? Tune in to find out as the cousins dish out their unique Thanksgiving adventures.
Hallmark Thanskgiving Week Movie Preview: Can the Cousins handle the onslaught???
We're gearing up for the grandest week of the year – Thanksgiving week – as Hallmark unleashes a merry marathon of eight new holiday movies.
Get ready for a sleigh ride of emotions, romance, and seasonal cheer as we preview each heartwarming tale coming your way.
Will our Festive Freshman, Cousin Seth, be able to handle the onslaught of movies all at once? Or will he just ignore them all and settle in for a nice turkey induced nap on his couch.?
Will there be unexpected love connections, cozy cocoa moments, or a sprinkle of North Pole enchantment? Join us as we unwrap the anticipation and share our predictions for this cinematic yuletide adventure.
Patrick from Lifetime Uncorked joins the Cousins Again: Navigating Planes, Trains, & Christmas Trees
Hop aboard the festive express as the Christmas Cousins, joined by special guest Patrick from Lifetime Uncorked, embark on a holly-jolly review of the Lifetime Christmas movie, "Planes, Trains, and Christmas Trees."
In this merry episode, Patrick helps guide our festive freshman, Seth, through his first-ever "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" holiday movie experience.
Will Seth be swept away by the seasonal magic, or will he find himself caught in a blizzard of yuletide surprises? Tune in for laughter, insights, and a sleigh-full of holiday fun!
Hallmark's 'A Very Scottish Christmas': Cousins Seth's Scottish Adventure!
Welcome to Scotland, Christmas Cousins!
Join the Christmas Cousins as they delve into the heartwarming Hallmark Countdown to Christmas movie, "A Merry Scottish Christmas." Starring former Party of Five stars Lacey Chabert and Scott Wolf, the film follows estranged siblings, Lindsay and Brad, reunited by their mother's Christmas invitation to Glencrave Castle in Scotland.
Unbeknownst to them, the castle holds a profound significance, unveiling unexpected responsibilities and life-altering decisions.
In this festive escapade, Cousin Chad takes the reins, guiding our festive freshman, Cousin Seth, through Week 5 of his Christmas movie marathon, featuring "A Merry Scottish Christmas" as his 13th cinematic adventure.
As Lindsay and Brad immerse themselves in their newfound heritage and the enchanting Scottish holiday traditions, the cousins unravel personal dilemmas and the potential for love against the backdrop of picturesque landscapes. Can the magic of Christmas bridge the gap between siblings and steer them towards their own joyous conclusions?
This episode is a laughter-filled discussion, offering insights into the delightful characters, charming Scottish customs, and heartwarming moments that elevate "A Merry Scottish Christmas" to Hallmark excellence. Tune in for a dose of holiday magic as the cousins unwrap the joy hidden within this enchanting Christmas tale.
A Very Brady Christmas Crossover Event: Podcast & YouTube Edition with Christmas Aficionado!
SO excited to present a Christmas Crossover Collaboration with the Christmas Aficionado himself...listen to the podcast, or watch the full video on YouTube!
That's right, get ready for a festive feast for both your EARS and EYES!
In this special crossover episode, the Christmas Cousins join forces with the YouTube sensation, Joe, the Christmas Aficionado!
Not only will you enjoy the insightful banter in podcast form, but we're adding a dash of visual flair with a full video compendium on Joe's YouTube channel. Search for the Christmas Aficionado and dive into the holiday magic!
Together, we're delving deep into the heartwarming yet problem-laden world of the 1988 Christmas classic, "A Very Brady Christmas." Join us as we dissect the nine problems presented in this yuletide tale, uncovering layers of societal issues cleverly disguised in holiday charm. It's not just a breakdown of a festive favorite; it's a discussion that explores the real-life challenges heightened during the holiday season.
Trust us; this is the episode you didn't know you needed!!!
Weekend Kickoff Party: Holiday Beer Tasting & Reviews w/Bob from Festive Foreign Film Fans!
Brace yourself for a holiday brew-tasting extravaganza at the Weekend Kickoff Party! 🍻
Join the Christmas Cousins, Chad and Seth, alongside our special guest, the globetrotting Bob from Festive Foreign Film Fans, as they dive into a merry adventure of tasting holiday beers and drinks.
What makes this party extra special? It's Cousin Seth's inaugural journey into the world of holiday brews!
In this spirited celebration, expect laughter, lively banter, and a touch of global flair brought by Bob's international festivities expertise.
Each sip unfolds a story of merriment, joy, and, for Seth, the exciting discovery of holiday brews. So, whether you're a seasoned seasonal brew enthusiast or a first-time taster like Seth, join the party for a delightful cascade of festive flavors, infectious energy, and joyous revelry!
And, please remember, to always drink responsibly!
Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas Week 5: Cousin Seth breaks the dozen movie barrier!
Brace yourselves for another jolly rendezvous as the Christmas Cousins dive into the sparkling sea of Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas Week 5!
In this merry episode, our festive freshman, Seth, embarks on his fifth week of yuletide movie magic, with four new festive flicks lined up from Thursday to Sunday.
Join the cousins as they preview, ponder, and play the ultimate guessing game: which movies will make the coveted watchlist, and which will be wrapped up as 'no's?
Cousin Chad, the seasoned holiday movie maestro, and Cousin Seth, our eager festive freshman, unravel the synopses, sharing their predictions, preferences, and perhaps a surprise or two.
Will Week 5 deliver the Yuletide gems they've been dreaming of, or will it be a tinsel-tangled tumble? Tune in for a festive flick frenzy that's bound to add a dash of merriment to your holiday watchlist!
BONUS: November Check-In: How is Cousin Seth's Jingle Bell Journey Going So Far?
Welcome back dear Christmas Cousins as we check up on the state of Cousin Seth as his journey progresses.
Join the Christmas Cousins in a very special bonus episode all about the festive freshman himself, Cousin Seth!
We attempt to unravel the yuletide tale of his holiday journey so far and recount the seasonal sagas that have unfolded since the festive adventure began.
What has Seth loved or loathed?
How is his Christmas spirit?
Is he overwhelmed or enjoying the journey?
Tune in to find out!
In this merry retrospective, expect laughter, lessons, and, of course, a touch of holiday magic as we delve into Seth's delightful experiences guided by the seasoned merriment maestro, Cousin Chad.
Tune in to discover the highlights, lowlights, and everything in between in Seth's inaugural holiday escapade!
🎄Christmas Past with Brian Earl: Guiding Cousin Seth through Christmas History!
Welcome back Christmas Cousins for a TRULY fascinating episode!
Step into the time machine of holiday nostalgia as the Christmas Cousins welcome a very special guest, Brian Earl, the maestro behind the enchanting Christmas Past podcast!
In this festive rendezvous, Brian joins the cousins to unravel the magic of yesteryears, sharing insights from his podcast, delving into the pages of his holiday-infused book, and offering a sneak peek into his upcoming appearances and festive endeavors.
As the jingle bells chime, Brian takes on the role of Christmas guide, leading our festive freshman, Cousin Seth, through the pivotal Christmas Past events that have shaped the holiday we know and love today.
From vintage traditions to timeless tales, the trio navigates the rich tapestry of Christmas history with laughter, stories, and heartwarming revelations.
Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Tasting: Seth's Inaugural Feastventure
Gather 'round, Christmas Cousins! In this delectable episode, the Christmas Cousins embark on a tantalizing taste journey through Trader Joe's Thanksgiving offerings. Join the laughter-filled banter as our spirited freshman, Seth, takes his inaugural dive into the world of Trader Joe's holiday delights.
From Turkey Day classics to unexpected twists, the cousins savor each bite, sharing their candid reactions and rating the seasonal treasures.
As Cousin Chad and Seth explore the aisles of this autumnal Thanksgiving wonderland, they uncover hidden gems and perhaps a few culinary curveballs. Will the stuffing be stuffed with surprises? Tune in to find out!
Hallmark’s ‘Everything Christmas’: Seth's 12th movie & Cousin Leslie stops by!
In this episode, we dive into Week 4 of Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas Marathon for a review of Cousin Seth's 12th Hallmark movie, 'Everything Christmas' (yes, our little Festive Freshman has made it to an even dozen)!
Joining us on this episode is a very special guest, Chad's wife, aka Cousin Leslie...to be specific, she'd be cousins with Seth, not Chad, otherwise that'd just be weird.
Anyway, another really fun episode, so join us as we take a road trip to the magical Yuletide Springs!
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Honoring Heroes: A Veteran's Day Tribute To Our Grandfather and All Service Members
Welcome back Christmas Cousins!
Join the Christmas Cousins in a special episode as we pay homage to our grandfather, a distinguished WWII veteran who courageously stormed the beaches of Omaha on D-Day. On Veterans Day, we set aside our usual festive banter to share heartfelt stories, express gratitude, and honor the sacrifices made by all veterans.
This episode is a sincere salute to those who've selflessly served, with a focus on our beloved grandfather's impactful role in history.
Tune in for a poignant and respectful tribute to the heroes who've shaped the world with their bravery and commitment. #VeteransDay #HonoringHeroes
Alonso Duralde's Merry Movie Mentorship for Cousin Seth
In this festive cinematic rendezvous, the Christmas Cousins team up with Alonso Duralde, film critic extraordinaire and renowned Christmas movie connoisseur.
Alonso takes Cousin Seth under his experienced wing to navigate the enchanting realm of Christmas cinema. Together, they unveil the ultimate Christmas movie starter kit, guiding Seth through the must-see classics and hidden gems.
Expect laughter, insights, and a dash of holiday magic as they dive into the holly-jolly world of Christmas movies.
So grab your popcorn, settle into your favorite chair, and join us for a movie-watching journey like no other!
Hallmark Countdown to Christmas Week 4 Preview: Seth's 11th movie...maybe even 12th and 13th?!?
Seth, our intrepid festive freshman, is about to embark on a milestone journey with his 11th Hallmark Christmas movie, maybe even the 12th or 13th (who's counting?). It's the ultimate test of his yuletide spirit, and Cousin Chad is here to ensure he's ready for this cinematic adventure.
Together, they'll be your merry guides through Week 4's selection, unwrapping cast performances, discovering key moments, and savoring the twinkling decor. Is it a tinsel-filled masterpiece or just another holiday humbug?
This week, they'll also stack it up against their growing list of Hallmark favorites, with Seth's goal of adding a few more to the watchlist. Will any of these charming stories steal the crown? You'll have to listen to find out!
So, join us for a holly, jolly weekend preview that'll leave you bursting with holiday spirit. It's a festive fiesta you won't want to miss!
Oprah's Favorite Things 2023: Live from Oprah's House?
Welcome back Christmas Cousins!
In this episode, Cousin Seth flies Cousin Chad in for a visit to see Seth at his mega-mansion. Before they can get into too much merriment, Seth has to help a neighbor feed her pets while she is away.
The cousins head over to help out and, much to Chad's shock, turns out...Seth's neighbor is the inimitable Oprah Winfrey!
While recording live from her pet menagerie feeding room, they knock something over and discover-a possibly yet-to-be-released-copy of Oprah's Favorite Things for 2023.
This episode has it all-mega-celebs, lifestyles of the uber-wealthy, great gift ideas, cute pets, even a horse and chariot ride...and with holiday spirit to spare! ENJOY!
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Christmas Cousins Catch-Up: All 50 Episodes At Once!!!
Now that we crossed the 50 episode threshold, we know many of you haven't had the time to listen to them all so, in the interest of time, we combined all 50 previous episodes into a 2-minute whirlwind of Yuletide mayhem.
So, buckle up and prepare to be entertained, bewildered, and filled with holiday cheer. It's a Christmas Cousins cavalcade like no other, and it's all served up in a tornado of laughter that captures the essence of our podcast journey so far. Join the fun and don't miss this one-of-a-kind Christmas Cousins experience!
Christmas Songs to AVOID: Scott from Christmas Morning Guides Cousin Seth On a Musical Adventure!
It's Scott's third appearance on the show, and he's here to guide our festive freshman, Cousin Seth, through the perplexing world of Christmas songs to AVOID. Yes, you heard that right.
We're diving deep into the treacherous waters of Yuletide music, but this time, we're avoiding the earworms, the cringe-worthy classics, and the cheesy or maudlin carols that make you want to cover your ears.
Scott, our resident holiday music expert, is on hand to share his wisdom and help us steer clear of the seasonal songs that should come with a "listen at your own risk" label.
From musical turkeys to overplayed duds, we've compiled the ultimate playlist of what NOT to listen to this Christmas.
So, plug in your earbuds, join the fun, and get ready to celebrate the holidays with some side-splitting song critiques. Your ears will thank you! 🎶🚫
Hallmark’s ‘Never Been Chris’d’: Is Cousin Seth now a #Hynie?
Join Cousin Chad and Cousin Seth as they dive headfirst into the delightful world of Hallmark's "Never Been Christd."
As the third weekend of Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas unfolds, our festive freshman, Seth, is excited to explore this rather interesting holiday film.
Together, the cousins dissect the cast's performances, unravel the key moments, critique the festive decor, and share unique aspects that set this movie apart.
With Seth's growing expertise in the realm of Hallmark films, they'll also compare it to other favorites he's encountered. And, as always, they'll rate it on their trusty candy cane scale from 1 to 5. Don't miss this merry discussion filled with laughter, insights, and candid reviews!
Hallmark Weekend Preview: Cousin Chad Guides Seth Through Week 3!
Welcome back Christmas Cousins to another festive Bonus Episode!
In this merry installment, we find ourselves in Week 3 of the Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas, and the holiday spirit is as contagious as ever.
Join Cousins Seth and Chad as we embark on a cinematic journey through the weekend's offerings. But, of course, there's a delightful twist: we're not just talking about the movies; we're guiding Cousin Seth, our festive freshman, through the enchanting world of Hallmark Channel films.
Prepare for some cozy holiday movie fun as we unravel the mysteries of Week 3. So, grab your hot cocoa, snuggle up in your coziest blanket, and let's dive into this magical world of cinematic Yuletide joy! 🎬🍿❄️
Starbucks vs Dunkin Holiday Drink Throwdown: Seth's Inaugural Festive Taste Test
Welcome to another Weekend Kickoff Party, Christmas Cousins!
The Christmas Cousins are back with a piping hot episode that's sure to stir up some festive debate! In a merry battle of holiday beverages, we're pitting Starbucks against Dunkin' in an epic taste-off, and it's Cousin Seth's inaugural voyage into this seasonal showdown.
From the classic Peppermint Mocha to Dunkin's beloved Cookie Butter Craze, Seth and Chad will sample, sip, and share their unfiltered takes on these yuletide treats.
Cousin Seth, the festive freshman, is embarking on a caffeine-filled journey, and he's eager to learn from the maven of merriment, Cousin Chad, about the art of savoring the holidays, one delicious sip at a time.
Will the Starbucks Gingerbread latte leave a mark on Seth's holiday heart? Or will Dunkin's Spiced Cookie iced coffee win the day?
Join us for the ultimate coffee clash of the season as we kick off the holidays with a festive cup of cheer! Who will reign supreme in this holiday drink battle royale? Tune in to find out! 🎄☕🌟 #CoffeeClash #HolidaySips
Patrick from Lifetime Uncorked: Seth's First Sip of Lifetime Channel delights with Patrick
Welcome back dear Christmas Cousins to another sensational episode of the Christmas Cousins podcast! And, wow, we've got a special treat in store for you! 🎙️
We're joined by the one-and-only Patrick from Lifetime Uncorked.
He's a true expert when it comes to all things Lifetime, and we'll delve into his journey, his podcast, his day job (if he has one), and his top picks for Lifetime's upcoming holiday movie lineup.
Our beloved festive freshman, Cousin Seth, is in for a wild ride as Patrick takes him on a whirlwind tour through the whimsical world of Lifetime holiday movies.
It's going to be a journey full of laughs, surprises, and aha moments. Because, let's face it, Seth knows about as much about Lifetime's festive flicks as he does about juggling flaming yule logs!
But that's what the Christmas Cousins are all about—exploration, discovery, and spreading the holiday cheer.
So, cozy up with some hot cocoa, hang up your mistletoe, and get ready for a show that'll have you ho-ho-ho-ing with laughter and maybe even picking up a few new holiday favorites along the way.
Special Feature: The Christmas Cousins Christmas Carol - A Festive Season 2 Kickoff on Christmas Podcast Day
Merry "Christmas Podcast Day", Christmas Cousins and welcome to the grand kickoff of Season 2, where we have something truly extraordinary in store!
As the curtains rise on a new season of holiday merriment, we present our original adaptation "The Christmas Cousins Christmas Carol!"
This uniquely crafted tale unfolds as Cousin Seth, one of the world's wealthiest individuals, finds himself begrudgingly trudging into another season of seasonal finds, facing Gingerbread overload and an overwhelming podcasting schedule.
However, an enchanting twist awaits. Three spirited cousins appear to guide Seth on a journey through the past, present, and future of the Christmas Cousins Podcast.
Through their illuminating encounters, will Seth rediscover the pure joy, laughter, and warmth that this podcast brings to him and the cherished Christmas Cousins Community?
Will the visits from these jovial spirits melt Seth's grumpiness and reignite his festive spirit?
Tune in to witness a heartwarming holiday awakening, embracing the magic of Christmas and the true essence of our podcast.
Season 2 Preview Spectacular: Bigger, Festive & even more Cousin Seth!!
Brace yourselves, Christmas Cousins, because we've stitched together the most intriguing show opening in the history of The Christmas Cousins podcast! And guess what?
We've switched things up this time, with none other than everyone’s favorite-Cousin Seth-taking the lead here with the opening…does he nail it? Truly a MUST listen!
In this special Season 2 preview episode, we're here to unveil all the holiday magic we've concocted for you. Our first season was an overwhelming success, thanks to your fantastic support and feedback. With your enthusiasm as our driving force, we've decided to go bigger, better, and more festive than ever in Season 2.
So, sit back, relax, and get ready to unwrap the tantalizing tidbits we have in store for you. We're introducing a host of new surprises, from exclusive breaking news episodes to bonus content that'll light up your holiday season.
We're also checking in on Seth's thrilling journey through his first year with the holidays, with all the mirth and mayhem you can expect. Don't forget to mark your calendar for our Veterans' Day special and Christmas Podcast Day, where we'll bring you our own Dickens adaptation titled, "The Christmas Cousins Christmas Carol"!
The festivities are kicking off in spectacular fashion, and we can't wait to share the yuletide cheer with you in Season 2. 🌟🎄
Hallmark Highlights: 'Design by Christmas' & Weekend Update
In this enchanting episode, the Christmas Cousins, Seth and Chad step into the magical world of Hallmark with their review of "Design by Christmas."
But hold onto your mistletoe, because these cousins are more off-track than ever, regaling you with weekend escapades that are equal parts hilarious and heartwarming.
As if that's not enough, they share glowing podcast reviews from their incredible Christmas Cousins Community.
Tune in for a hearty dose of laughter, a sleighful of holiday cheer, and some merry musings on the Hallmark wonderland. It's an extended family gathering you won't want to miss, filled with chuckles and all the warm fuzzies of the season. 🎄
Weekend Kickoff: Cousins of the Crypt, a Halloween Spectacular
🎃 Gather 'round, dear Halloween Cousins, for a spooktacular Weekend Kickoff Party! It's that spine-tingling time of year when things go bump in the night and the air is thick with the delicious anticipation of Halloween. But this isn't just any ordinary Halloween celebration. We've conjured up something truly special to set the eerie mood.
Join your trusty hosts, Cousins Chad and Seth, along with our resident Halloween aficionado, Mike, for a Halloween extravaganza like no other. This is where the usual becomes unusual, the mundane transforms into the mysterious, and the everyday takes on an eerie twist.
We'll dive deep into the world of Halloween with Mike, who's more than just a fan of this haunting holiday – he's a bonafide Halloween expert. Expect to unearth a treasure trove of fascinating facts, unearthly traditions, and enough spooky stories to send shivers down your spine.
So, light your jack-o'-lanterns, wrap yourself in your favorite costume, and get ready for a hair-raising journey into the heart of Halloween. Buckle up, because this weekend kickoff party is about to get wickedly good. 🧙♀️
Top Christmas Getaways: Seth's Global Extravaganza vs. Chad's Winter Wonderland
Welcome back Christmas Cousins!
In this festive episode of the Christmas Cousins podcast, our journey was set to explore the top US Christmas destinations as selected by Cousins Chad and Seth. However, the spirit of the season had a little surprise in store for us, courtesy of Cousin Seth's unique interpretation of the assignment.
While Chad was deep in the discussion of Stowe, Leavenworth, and Vail – quintessential American winter wonderlands – Cousin Seth's imagination ventured far beyond US borders, transcending the boundaries of our podcast studio. His list took us on an international Christmas adventure filled with remarkable destinations that defied our expectations.
Cousin Seth transported us to a world of global Yuletide magic. Whether you're intrigued by the Northern Lights in Lapland or the traditions of London's festive season, Seth's selections are bound to ignite your wanderlust.
So, join us on this whimsical journey, guided by Seth's unconventional yet utterly delightful approach to holiday destination choices. This episode promises laughter, curiosity, and a new perspective on celebrating Christmas worldwide.
Special Edition: Conversations with Cousin Seth's Household Staff-a non-Holiday Spectacular!
Or any holiday as a matter of fact.
Nary a mention of peppermint pr pumpkins (well, there are a few)...
This episode is all about a rare opportunity that Cousin Seth granted us to actually interview his Household staff to see what really happens behind the hedgerows in the life of one of the world's wealthiest men!
So, please, join us, dear Christmas Cousins, as we step into a unique world on the Christmas Cousins podcast!
It's a once-in-a-lifetime journey into the day-to-day world of our enigmatic Cousin Seth.
His legendary riches have piqued curiosity worldwide, and everyone's eager for a glimpse of the man who could illuminate space with holiday lights.
In this remarkable twist, Cousin Chad embarks on an eye-opening adventure. He's engaging with the household staff who keep Seth's grand mansion running like a clock.
From butlers to chefs to bodyguards, these devoted individuals are sharing their insider stories of serving one of the globe's richest and most private figures.
Grab a monocle and hold on to your Top hats! This episode guarantees intrigue, entertaining anecdotes, and perhaps a few surprises that'll leave you saying, "That's the Christmas Cousins for you!"
Bonus: "Crunchin' into Christmas: Gingerbread Toast Crunch Taste Test
In this enchanting bonus episode, we're diving spoon-first into a holiday treat that's bound to awaken your taste buds: Gingerbread Toast Crunch cereal! Inspired by the cozy flavors of gingerbread, each crispy square is infused with the sweet embrace of CINNADUST, a mix of real cinnamon and sugar that spells pure joy.
As the connoisseur of all things festive, Cousin Chad will be leading Cousins Seth and the Christmas Cousins Community through this delectable experience, providing a play-by-play of flavors, textures, and that all-important CINNAMILK at the bottom of the bowl.
Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, as a quick snack, or a festive ingredient for seasonal recipes, this family-sized cereal box promises 16g of whole grain per serving, along with 12 essential vitamins and minerals. Tune in as we offer our verdict on this delightful gingerbread creation – is it a holiday must-have or a cereal conundrum?
So, grab your own bowl of Gingerbread Toast Crunch, and join us as we savor the magic of Christmas, one cereal square at a time. Get ready for a crunchy adventure full of cinnamon and sugar – because after all, 'tis the season to indulge! 🎄🥄🌟
Hallmark's 'Checkin It Twice': Seth's Inaugural Countdown to Christmas Kickoff!
Ho, ho, hold on to your cocoa mugs Christmas Cousins, because a holiday miracle is in the making!
In this festive episode, we're delving into the enchanting world of Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas Premiere for 2023. But here's the jingle bell twist: it's Cousin Seth's very first live debut experience, and he's already a veteran of eight Hallmark movies. In this episode, we'll be discussing Hallmark's "Checkin It Twice," a delightful new addition to the Hallmark family.
Seth, the ever-eager festive freshman, is preparing for a holly-jolly movie extravaganza, with 40 new Christmas films on the way. He's also decided to dive into Hallmark's classic Christmas vault – a formidable task, indeed. Is he feeling overwhelmed? You bet your reindeer-socked feet he is! But fret not, because Cousin Chad, our maven of merriment, will be by his side, guiding Seth through this snowy cinematic wonderland.
Lucky for us, this film is just as exciting as Seth's journey. "Checkin It Twice" features an endearing tale of serendipitous encounters, switched credit cards, and an unlikely connection between a corporate New Yorker, Ashley, and a minor league hockey player, Scott. As they navigate this charming holiday story, we'll be diving deep into the heartwarming details.
From the magic of live premieres to unraveling the traditions of classic Hallmark gems, this episode will have you feeling merry and bright in no time. So grab your gingerbread cookies and join us as we celebrate Christmas in the company of our dear Cousins! 🎬🎄✨📺
BONUS: Hallmark's Keepsake Ornament 2023-Seth's Ornamental Adventure Begins
Hold onto your tinsel, Christmas Cousins, because we've got a holiday extravaganza that's brighter than Rudolph's nose!
In this jolly episode, Cousin Seth is taking his very first leap into the dazzling world of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.
And guess who's guiding him through this glittering forest of festive treasures? That's right, the maestro of merriment himself, Cousin Chad!
In the spirit of celebration, 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of these beloved Keepsake Ornaments. So, we're diving headfirst into the fascinating history of these yuletide gems, sharing stories from their early days to the breathtaking collectibles we know and love. Prepare for an entertaining mix of facts, chuckles, and heartwarming nostalgia.
We'll also be exploring the ornaments featured in the 2023 debut, discussing our personal top picks, and revealing why these ornaments are more than just decorations; they're pieces of Christmas magic!
Whether you're a seasoned ornament enthusiast or just unwrapping this sparkling world, join us in celebrating the 50th year of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. Get ready to laugh, learn, and let the holiday spirit shine bright! 🎁🎅🌟 #HallmarkKeepsakes #50YearsOfShinyJoy
Cousin Seth's First Hallmark Countdown to Christmas: Weekend Kickoff Party!
Welcome back, Christmas Cousins, to another Weekend Kickoff Party...but not just any weekend...the HALLMARK Countdown To Christmas Kickoff weekend!
And, yes, this is Cousin Seth's FIRST time diving into Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas!
So, join us as the Christmas Cousins kick off the holiday season in style. Chad, the holiday devotee, is eager to guide Seth, the festive freshman, through the ultimate holiday movie marathon: Hallmark's 24/7 Christmas movie lineup.
Cousin Chad is full of excitement and we know Cousin Seth is experiencing some yuletide jitters. Can he handle the movie overload, the endless cozy romance, and those oh-so-adorable meet-cutes? Together, they'll unveil the movies that have them brimming with excitement, discover hidden gems they can't wait to unwrap, and, of course, share their thoughts on the ones that might get a 'pass.'
From delightful rom-coms to magical tales, the Cousins invite you to join them on a cinematic sleigh ride through the enchanting world of Hallmark Christmas movies. It's the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit, so grab your cocoa, snuggle up, and let's share the cheer! 🎅🍿📽
Christmas Across the Pond: Comparing UK & US Traditions w/@thechristmasguy365!
Cousins Chad and Seth are joined by their British buddy, Craig, well known as @thechristmasguy365 from across the pond.
Together, they embark on a side-splitting exploration of the quirky and charming differences between American and British Christmas traditions.
As Seth, our resident holiday rookie, navigates the labyrinth of UK festivities, you'll witness his comical journey through a maze of mince pies, Christmas crackers, and peculiar customs that might just leave him a little... befuddled.
Through Cragi's expert guidance, we'll unravel the mysteries behind these festive rituals, ensuring Seth doesn't wind up lost in the land of UK Yuletide Traditions. It's all in good fun, but beware of the mince pie overdose and the unexpected "snap" of those Christmas crackers!
So, grab your favorite Christmas brew, be it mulled wine or hot cocoa, and join us for a delightful and enlightening holiday romp.
Breaking News: Lifetime 2023 Christmas Movie Preview-Seth Discovers Lifetime's Christmas Delights
Hold onto your sleighs, Christmas Cousins, because we've got some breaking news for you! In this ho-ho-holiday special, Cousin Seth is diving headfirst into the festive world of Lifetime's 'It's a Wonderful Lifetime' movie lineup for the very first time. 🎄
We'll be your festive guides as we unveil all 12 of Lifetime's heartwarming holiday movies for this season. From tales of unexpected romance to stories of rediscovering the true meaning of Christmas, we've got all the juicy details.
Join us for the laughs, the sighs, and a sprinkling of holiday humor as we give you a sneak peek into each movie and share our honest thoughts.
Will Cousin Seth be won over by the magic of these heartwarming films, or will they leave him yearning for more?
There's only one way to find out. Tune in to the very first episode where Seth dives into the world of Lifetime Christmas movies! 🍿✨ #LifetimeChristmas
Ringing in Retro Christmas '60s-Style with The Brady Bunch
Get ready to head back to the late 60's, Christmas Cousins!
The Christmas Aficionado himself is back, taking a break from his YouTube channel and making his grand re-entrance as an honorary cousin with a record-breaking third appearance on the show. Together, we're revisiting the classic Brady Bunch Christmas episode, "The Voice of Christmas."
In this special holiday journey, we don our bell-bottoms and take a groovy trip to the late 1960s, where this beloved sitcom made its mark. Get ready for laughter and nostalgia as we unravel the timeless charm of this festive episode. The Christmas Aficionado, with his endless knowledge and holiday enthusiasm, is our honorary guide to the magic of Christmas on-screen.
But wait, there's more! We dive into the history of "The Brady Bunch," its significance in the cultural zeitgeist, and even clear up some off-set rumors. With witty anecdotes, unforgettable moments, and a sprinkle of Christmas spirit, we're unwrapping the gift of "The Brady Bunch" just for you.
So, grab your puka shells, fluff your shaggy hair, and join us as we celebrate the past while making your present holiday season a lot merrier. Groovy, isn't it?
Breaking News: Dunkin' 2023 Holiday Drinks-Seth's First Dunkin' Drinks Adventure
Hold onto your Santa hats, Christmas Cousins!
It's a momentous occasion in Christmas Cousins community as we embark on a special mission – Seth's inaugural journey into the wonderful world of Dunkin' holiday drinks.
That's right; our dear Cousin Seth, who's been exploring the depths of holiday culture as a festive freshman is taking his first sip of Dunkin's festive brews.
Picture it: Seth, with a wide-eyed curiosity, ready to dive headfirst into the flavors of the season. We're unveiling Dunkin's 2023 holiday lineup, complete with all the flavors that have been tantalizing taste buds since the first frosty mornings.
From familiar favorites to brand-new surprises, we're putting these beverages to the test. Will Seth's uninitiated taste buds revel in these holiday delights, or will he discover a new appreciation for the Dunkin' magic?
Expect candid first impressions, hilarious reactions, and an all-around good time as the Christmas Cousins serve up seasonal surprises like only they can. So, prepare for a flavor-filled adventure, a few laugh-out-loud moments, and the start of a delightful Dunkin' holiday tradition.
Totally Rad '80s Crossover: You Can't Do That On Television '84
Get ready for a wild ride down memory lane as Cousins Seth and Chad team up with the totally tubular Gerry from the "Totally Rad Christmas" podcast. It's an epic crossover episode that's all about one of the most iconic Christmas specials of the '80s – the 1984 episode of Nickelodeon's "You Can't Do That on Television."
Join us as we dive into the nostalgic world of Nickelodeon, where anything could happen (and often did)! We're dissecting the holiday hilarity and reviewing this classic piece of television history, complete with slime, laughs, and some unforgettable moments.
With Gerry's expert insights and our signature Christmas Cousins charm, this is one podcast collision you won't want to miss. So get ready for a totally rad time-travel adventure that's both fun and festive. It's time to discover how this '80s gem still holds up today!
BONUS: Beyond Chocolates: Seth's Unique Advent Calendar Quest
Time to unwrap a bonus episode filled with holiday delight! In this special edition, we journey through the whimsical history of the Advent calendar, exploring how this time-honored tradition transformed into a daily treasure hunt.
From its humble beginnings in the 4th century to the modern, chocolate-filled calendars, the story is as captivating as the surprises hidden behind those tiny doors.
But that's not all! We're here to make your holiday season extra special by sharing a fantastic array of unique Advent calendars that'll make you the gift-giving champion of the year.
Cousin Seth and Cousin Chad will reveal their favorite finds, from Mineral and fossil calendars to gourmet snacks to gaming-themed delights. They'll guide you on where to snag these gems and how they can add an extra sprinkle of joy to your holiday festivities.
So, grab a cozy spot by the fireplace, sip on some cocoa, and join us as we unwrap these delightful Advent calendar treasures. From curious oddities to festive wonders, we've got you covered. It's the perfect holiday pregame to make your season merry and bright. 🎁🍫🎄
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Global Holiday Traditions Redux: Round Two Revelations
This time around, we're delving deeper into the cultural tapestry of festivities worldwide. Cousin Seth's journey of discovery continues, as he explores two fascinating holiday customs with an open heart, a dash of humor, and a willingness to embrace the joyous spirit of the season.
In Italy, we uncover the enchanting story of La Befana, a character so unique that even Santa might get a bit envious. Then, we jet off to Colombia, where the warm and luminous Día de las Velitas lights up the holiday season with its delightful traditions.
Our podcast is not just about sharing these customs; it's about celebrating the rich diversity of the holiday season across the globe. Seth's experiences have enriched the show, making us laugh, marvel, and sometimes raise an eyebrow.
As we unravel these delightful traditions, we're reminded of the universal spirit of celebration, no matter where you find yourself in the world.
So, prepare to be entertained and enlightened as we journey through the magic of global holiday traditions. There's no doubt that our unique blend of humor and heartwarming insights will make you appreciate the joy of the season even more."
Seth's Seventh Hallmark Film: 3BD, 2BA, 2 Confused Cousins
Welcome back Christmas Cousins!
Cousin Seth has graciously agreed to try another Hallmark fall film and this time, it's getting spooky (sort of...)
Discover the ghostly twists and romantic turns that'll leave you both baffled and entertained. We're bringing you the laughs, the head-scratching moments, and, of course, the fun in this review.
So, grab your popcorn and settle in for an amusing take on this ghostly tale!
BONUS: Unwrapping the Best Non-Hallmark Christmas Movies of 2023
Welcome back Christmas Cousins for a very special bonus episode!
Eddie Murphy? The Rock? In Christmas movies?!?
This is shaping up to be a huge year for even non-Hallmark Christmas movies and we have the scoop!
Grab your popcorn and cozy up because the Christmas Cousins are back with another festive scoop in our 'Christmas Cinematic Scoop' episode!
In this special, we're diving headfirst into the latest holiday movie buzz, fresh from the North Pole... well, actually, from the internet but close enough... 🎅🌐
We're unwrapping the Cosmopolitan article that reveals the best new Christmas movies of 2023. From heartwarming classics to quirky comedies, we'll share our thoughts, predictions, and excitement for what's coming to your screens this holiday season.
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Weekend Kick-off Party: Oktoberfest, History, Traditions...and mainly, Beer Tasting
Welcome back, Christmas Cousins, to another Weekend Kick-Off Party! This time, we're donning our lederhosen and raising our beer steins high for an Oktoberfest celebration.
While Munich's official Oktoberfest might have ended, our festive spirit is still going strong.
In this episode, we'll delve into a quick history of Oktoberfest and then jump right into the fun stuff. We've got unique Oktoberfest traditions to share, one that involves feats of strength and balance – trust us, it's entertaining.
But the main event is our Oktoberfest-style beer tasting. We'll be trying out various brews and using our exclusive 1-5 Beer Stein rating system. Join us as we sip, savor, and maybe spill a little, all in the name of finding the ultimate Oktoberfest beer. It's a pint-filled party you won't want to miss. Prost! 🎉🍻✨
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