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12 Days Pod

12 Days Pod

By 12 Days Pod

A Christmas podcast about holiday movies, hosted by a couple, who disagree on what a “typical holiday experience” is, and laugh even more.
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44. Santa Clause 3: There’s No Escape... Clause
44. Santa Clause 3: There’s No Escape... Clause
In the forty-fourth episode and Season 3 Finale of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan mourn Martin Short’s mid-career crisis, question once again, who this movie is for, and Cara has some bones to pick with the listeners.
32:59
December 23, 2022
43. Little Women, Little Christmas
43. Little Women, Little Christmas
In the forty-third episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara share which Little Women they identify with most, Cara longs for sisters, and they discuss their apathy towards certain subjects in school.
36:53
December 23, 2022
42. Jingle Jangle and Magical Math
42. Jingle Jangle and Magical Math
In the forty-second episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss Dan’s mid-movie IMDB habits, their love for Keegan-Michael Key and Forest Whitaker, and the importance of The Greatest Showman.
29:59
December 16, 2022
41. The Princess Switch: 2 Many Switches
41. The Princess Switch: 2 Many Switches
In the forty-first episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss Vanessa Hudgens’ life, the absolute chaos of the Princess Switch universe, and Cara slowly loses her mind.
33:55
December 09, 2022
40. Falling for Christmas... KA-CHOW
40. Falling for Christmas... KA-CHOW
In the fortieth episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan strike a chord with Chord Overstreet, discuss the excellence of the Cars trilogy, and learn that E! News is still in the interview game.
35:44
December 02, 2022
39. Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Actual Actor Kevin Bacon
39. Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Actual Actor Kevin Bacon
In the thirty-ninth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss the unreleased four hour version of this film, John Candy and Steve Martin’s chemistry, and how inconvenient it would be to live in the 80’s.
30:21
November 25, 2022
38. Applaus(e) for Klaus!
38. Applaus(e) for Klaus!
In the thirty-eighth episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss how Toy Story 4 is overrated, the importance of cool animation styles, and Dan tries his hand at a J.K. Simmons impression!
29:44
November 18, 2022
37. Jingle All the Way Back to the Mid-90s
37. Jingle All the Way Back to the Mid-90s
In the thirty-seventh episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss winter parades in Minnesota, fake movies based on Christmas songs, and say hi to Chris Columbus yet again.
31:31
November 11, 2022
36. Santa Claus is Coming to Town? In this economy??
36. Santa Claus is Coming to Town? In this economy??
In the thirty-sixth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara do an official Santa Claus-themed draft, Dan falls asleep, and Cara rekindles her childhood crush of ginger Santa.
32:14
November 04, 2022
35. Big Daddy Krampus
35. Big Daddy Krampus
In the thirty-fifth episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss the lore of Krampus, where Krampus ranks among classic horror movies, and get excited about spooky Christmas.
29:19
October 28, 2022
34. Happiest Season: Make the Yuletide Gay (idk lol)
34. Happiest Season: Make the Yuletide Gay (idk lol)
In the thirty-fourth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss difficult family dynamics, Victor Garber’s astounding career, and Aubrey Plaza’s sexual energy. Cara also provides an update on her choral ambitions!
28:39
October 21, 2022
33. A Christmas Prince 2: Unions
33. A Christmas Prince 2: Unions
In the thirty-third episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss different subplots and episode titles, the re-casting of Amber’s Dad, and how more really always is more.
30:43
October 14, 2022
32. Meet Me Just Outside of St. Louis
32. Meet Me Just Outside of St. Louis
In the thirty-second episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss what a Koosh Ball is, Dan issues a retraction, and Cara gets really into ASMR. Check out our new website www.IknowwhataKooshballis.com
37:30
October 14, 2022
31. Home Alone 3: This Time WE Lost Kevin
31. Home Alone 3: This Time WE Lost Kevin
In the thirty-first episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss midwestern public school vaccination requirements, John Hughes scraping the bottom of the barrel, and Dan manages to bring up A Cinderella Story again.
34:45
October 14, 2022
30. Rings and Things, Season Two Recap
30. Rings and Things, Season Two Recap
In the thirtieth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss signing contracts, sweet little doohickey monkeys, and about the wildest Christmas parade suburban Virginia has to offer. Friends, we've missed you so much. We hope you love this episode as much as we love our silly podcast.
29:35
September 02, 2022
29. Elmo Saves Christmas in July (Ahem... August)
29. Elmo Saves Christmas in July (Ahem... August)
In the twenty-ninth episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss with you how weird Elmos' legs are, the connection between Grover and Gonzo, and how Big Bird is the best Sesame Street character. We also all pretend that this episode was uploaded last week in July like we originally intended and act cool about it.
26:51
August 05, 2022
28. It's Time for Our Own Christmas Vacation
28. It's Time for Our Own Christmas Vacation
In the twenty-eighth episode and Season 2 finale of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss how Christmas Vacation stacks up against the Godfather, Cara finds another bone to pick with Chris Columbus, and they share an update about Season 3 of 12 Days Pod. If you're loving the podcast, be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcast! Sharing your love for the pod means so much to us and we can never thank you enough.
30:47
December 24, 2021
27. The Santa Clause 2: Chekhov's Toy Helicopter
27. The Santa Clause 2: Chekhov's Toy Helicopter
Still a heckuva lot of parenting flaws in this one from good ol' Santy Claws. In the twenty-seventh episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss Charlie's extraordinary artistic ability, a fascist robot, and they bid farewell to a fan favorite. If you're loving the podcast, be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcast! Sharing your love for the pod means so much to us and we can never thank you enough.
34:08
December 17, 2021
26. Charlie Brown? More like Charlie Red and Green
26. Charlie Brown? More like Charlie Red and Green
Good grief, it's our softest episode yet and Dan is feeling the effects of his booster shot! So sit back, relax, and let this episode get you in the holiday spirit! In the twenty-sixth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss the androgyny of Snoopy, their favorite newspaper comic strips, and how the Vince Guaraldi Trio Christmas Album is perfect. If you're loving the podcast, be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcast! Sharing your love for the pod means so much to us and we can never thank you enough.
27:55
December 10, 2021
25. A Princess Switch: Baker? I Hardly Know Her!
25. A Princess Switch: Baker? I Hardly Know Her!
In the twenty-fifth episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss how someone "looks like a baker," the complexities of the Netflix Christmas cinematic universe, and Cara does a spot-on British accent (you will swear you're in Montenaro.) If you're loving the podcast, be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcast! Sharing your love for the pod means so much to us and we can never thank you enough.
33:40
December 03, 2021
24. When Harry Met Sally: A Palate Cleanser
24. When Harry Met Sally: A Palate Cleanser
In the twenty-fourth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss how Meg Ryan invented fall, a Buzzfeed trivia quiz, and waxed poetic about how nice it is to not have to have “it together” in your thirties. If you're loving this second season of the podcast, be sure to screenshot where you are listening to it from and post it on your socials! You can tag us at @12dayspod on both Instagram and Twitter. Sharing your love for the pod means so much to us and we can never thank you enough.
34:34
November 26, 2021
23. To Heck with Deck the Halls!
23. To Heck with Deck the Halls!
In the twenty-third episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss the similarities between Deck the Halls and the 2016 election cycle, the mental state of the cast during the filming of this movie, and question the very ethos of their podcast. If you're loving this second season of the podcast, be sure to screenshot where you are listening to it from and post it on your socials! You can tag us at @12dayspod on both Instagram and Twitter. Sharing your love for the pod means so much to us and we can never thank you enough.
30:17
November 19, 2021
22. The Year Mrs. Claus Should Have Just Taken Over
22. The Year Mrs. Claus Should Have Just Taken Over
The Year Without a Santa Claus? Not if Mrs. Claus has anything to say about it.  In the twenty-second episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss their reimagined versions of this movie, Santa Claus' troubling lore, and their childhood fear of dog catchers. If you're loving this second season of the podcast, be sure to screenshot where you are listening to it from and post it on your socials! You can tag us at @12dayspod on both Instagram and Twitter. Sharing your love for the pod means so much to us and we can never thank you enough.
29:43
November 12, 2021
21. A Christmas Wince
21. A Christmas Wince
A Christmas Prince? More like a Christmas Wince! In this twenty-first episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss stereotypical New York accents, the literary allusions that inspired this film, and how much they both rather be watching Princess Diaries 2. If you're loving this second season of the podcast, be sure to screenshot where you are listening to it from and post it on your socials! You can tag us at @12dayspod both on Instagram and Twitter. Sharing your love for the pod means so much to us and we can never thank you enough.
31:26
November 05, 2021
20. Gremlins: Gimme the Grimmies
20. Gremlins: Gimme the Grimmies
Can you believe it? We've made twenty episodes. Wow.  In this twentieth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss sweet baby Gizmo, drunk naked turkeys, and how much time Billy should have served in jail over the destruction of his town. Happy Halloween all you ghouls out there! If you're loving this second season of the podcast, be sure to screenshot where you are listening to it from and post it on your socials! You can tag us at @12dayspod both on Instagram and Twitter. Sharing your love for the pod means so much to us and we can never thank you enough. 
29:27
October 29, 2021
19. Despicable Me's The Grinch
19. Despicable Me's The Grinch
In the nineteenth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss the need, or lack thereof, for more Grinch movies, Dan delivers his best Smaug impression, and Cara figures out how many ways you can mispronounce Benedict Cumberbatch.
31:24
October 22, 2021
18. Merry and Bright, White Christmas Sure Is White
18. Merry and Bright, White Christmas Sure Is White
In the eighteenth episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss whether it’s dancing or choreography, Corbin Bleu's Holiday Inn, and Dispatch’s “The General.”
25:51
October 15, 2021
17. Die Hard? More Like Live Soft
17. Die Hard? More Like Live Soft
In the seventeenth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss Bruce Willis' sex appeal, the continuity of dirty t-shirts, and settle the debate: Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie? 
29:30
October 15, 2021
16. Home Alone 2: Too Many Pigeons
16. Home Alone 2: Too Many Pigeons
In the season two premiere episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss the Son of Sam, Joe Pesci keeping Macaulay Culkin honest, and how New York is always the third character.
28:01
October 15, 2021
15. It's Christmas in July, Season One Recap
15. It's Christmas in July, Season One Recap
In the fifteenth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss the game "Who Me?," agree that Yesmare Before Christmas would be an excellent title for an episode, and share a very special voicemail from Ron Howard.  Friends, we've missed you so much. We hope you love this episode as much as we love our silly podcast. 
33:54
July 23, 2021
14. Last Christmas, I Literally Gave You My Heart
14. Last Christmas, I Literally Gave You My Heart
**If you've never seen 2019's Last Christmas - don't let that stop you from listening, you don't need to have seen it to enjoy this episode.  Yes, spoilers abound. No, you should not care. Listen to this episode.** In the fourteenth episode and season finale of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss Henry Golding, the origin story of 12 Days Pod, and Cara pitches her very own Christmas song-based movie.
27:37
December 25, 2020
13. The Muppet Christmas Carol is Absolute Perfection
13. The Muppet Christmas Carol is Absolute Perfection
In the thirteenth episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan are visited by a few very special guests! They also discuss the reincarnation of Jim Henson and the mistreatment of Miss Piggy.
31:26
December 25, 2020
12. The Santa Clause? More Like Parenting Flaws!
12. The Santa Clause? More Like Parenting Flaws!
In the twelfth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss the mystical powers of elves, shocking alternate castings, and Cara's skepticism of the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile. 
27:43
December 18, 2020
11. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Had a Very Toxic Dad
11. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Had a Very Toxic Dad
In the eleventh episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss the appeal of Yukon Cornelius, how Queen Elizabeth could be embedded into this North Pole adventure, and discuss the programming of their own Reindeer Games.
28:28
December 11, 2020
10. Elf: Big Man, Small Shower
10. Elf: Big Man, Small Shower
In the tenth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss Zooey Deschanel's hair, how New York City is the best part of New York City, and why this movie is for soft boys™
25:49
December 04, 2020
9. Miracle on 34th Street: A Courtroom Musical
9. Miracle on 34th Street: A Courtroom Musical
In the ninth episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss the musical adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street, Cara's love for courtroom dramas, and how the marketing team conned everyone. 
27:43
November 27, 2020
8. Love Actually is fine. Love, actually is good.
8. Love Actually is fine. Love, actually is good.
In the eighth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss who their favorite couples are from Love Actually, Cara's distaste for Hugh Grant, and Billy Bob Thornton's fear of antique furniture.
27:42
November 20, 2020
7. Josh Groban's The Polar Express
7. Josh Groban's The Polar Express
In the seventh episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss time travel, Santa's different states of matter, and why this movie is Tom Hanks' one-man-show. 
24:28
November 13, 2020
6. The Holiday(s are for meet-cutes)
6. The Holiday(s are for meet-cutes)
In the sixth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara tell you all about their own meet-cute,  discuss just how adorable Jack Black is, and recast (and maybe even gender swap) the four leads with actors of color. 
22:50
November 06, 2020
5. What's This? The Nightmare Before Christmas, Bone Daddy
5. What's This? The Nightmare Before Christmas, Bone Daddy
In the fifth and spookiest episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss why they were too scared to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas before, the overwhelming charisma of the Pumpkin King, and the unparalleled talent of Danny Elfman.
23:23
October 30, 2020
4. How the Grinch Dismantled Capitalism
4. How the Grinch Dismantled Capitalism
In the fourth episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss why this movie is shot at such a strange angle, Cara's appreciation for Ron Howard, and which Hogwarts House the Grinch belongs to.
27:10
October 23, 2020
3. It's A Wonderful Life, sometimes
3. It's A Wonderful Life, sometimes
In the third episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss the woo-factor of Donna Read, Dan's distrust of angels, and whether or not this is even a Christmas movie at all. 
24:24
October 16, 2020
2. Yule want to watch a different Christmas Story
2. Yule want to watch a different Christmas Story
In the second episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss the soft glow of electric sex, whether bad Mickey Mouse costumes are copyright infringement, and Jack Nicholson. Yes, Jack Nicholson. 
26:59
October 16, 2020
1. Home Alone not Left the Kid Home Alone
1. Home Alone not Left the Kid Home Alone
In the premiere episode of 12 Days Pod, Cara and Dan discuss whether Kevin McCallister is the makings of a serial killer, whether Joe Pesci and Danny DeVito are interchangeable, and the love-interest-ability of John Candy.
25:03
October 16, 2020
12 Days Pod - Trailer
12 Days Pod - Trailer
Welcome to 12 Days pod! A Christmas podcast about holiday movies, hosted by Cara Zelaya and Dan Takaki, a very-much-in-quarantine couple who disagree on what a “typical holiday experience” is and laugh even more. 
00:60
October 09, 2020