Episode 47

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15th Dec 2023

Dashing Through the Snow

It's the Holiday Season, so hippity hop and hoppity hip, and don't forget to wear your best drip! Yo Yo Yo! Merry Christmas! We have a special holiday treat for the HHMC listeners and viewers. Is Dashing Through the Snow Ludacris-ly good? Or just aight?

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Transcript
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It's the holiday season.

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So hippity hop and hoppity hip.

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And don't forget to wear your best drip.

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Yo, yo, yo! Merry Christmas!

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We have a special holiday

treat for the HHMC listeners and viewers.

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Bring it!

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C’mon! Welcome to hip hop movie club.

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This is a show for Gen-X

hip hop fans want to relive the glory days

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and reconsider classic and modern hip

hop films from a current day perspective.

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Together, we'll explore some of the larger

societal issues raised in these films,

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whether you have seen or not seen Dashing

Through The Snow before,

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we’ll help you decide if you should take

the time to watch it now.

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Either way, you'll be a smarter

hip hop fan by the end of this episode.

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In the next 30 minutes or so,

you'll get all this and more.

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We are three

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old heads who to put their old heads

together to vibe on these films for you.

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I'm DynoWright, podcaster, filmmaker,

longtime hip hop fan, and the most recent

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hip hop show I went to was the Pharcyde

a few weeks ago in Philly.

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I'm JB,

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eighties and nineties nostalgia

junkie, longtime hip hop fan,

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and I'm somewhat internationally known

but not really known

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to rock a microphone.

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I'm Boogie, a

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deejay, longtime

hip hop fan, and I ain't no joke.

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I used to let the mike smoke and I slam it

when I'm done and make sure it's broke.

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Yea yeeeeh

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In this episode, we'll answer

the question.

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Is dashing through the snow

ludicrously good or just aight?

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One, one, one, one...

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Dashing Through

The Snow is a:

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starring Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges

and Lil Rel Howery.

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Ludacris plays

the role of Eddie, a jaded social worker

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apathetic about Christmas

as he was traumatized as a child

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by a Christmas Eve mishap.

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A magical North Pole visitor

and a precocious, delightful daughter

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spread joy.

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But can they convert him into a

true believer in Santa Claus?

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Alright, this is a fun new

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take on a holiday movie with Luda.

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How did you guys rate

Ludacris’s performance?

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And you know, he's no rookie

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in the movie industry,

but how do you do in this film?

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What do you think, Boogie?

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Well, I think it was good.

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I mean, he definitely does come across

as a good dude.

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He does come across

as a guy that you're rooting for.

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And in the context of the film, he's

somewhat jaded in his outlook

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on the holidays and you kind of

want him to get a go along with it

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because Lil Rel as a Nicks...Nicholas

Sinter Klaus and his daughter Charlotte,

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you know, they’re kind of happy and bubbly

and he's kind of like playing Mr.

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Grump.

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She actually referred to as Grumpus

said at one point on a phone call.

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So yeah, he's a, he's very grumpy.

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So you kind of

want him to get with the program.

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And I think that his portrayal

of how he was supposedly

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feeling at that time

and trying to get him,

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he was resisting and trying to resist,

I think that was really good for him.

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I definitely enjoyed the interactions

between him and Lil Rel,

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and I think that there were some points

in the film

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that tugged at my emotional heartstrings

a little bit, too.

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So, I mean, hats off to Ludacris, I think

he knocked this one out of the ballpark.

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Yeah, I agree.

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He was really good.

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He's so likable.

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And then he, like you said,

tugging on the heartstrings.

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He had to be emotional at the beginning

when he was called into that crisis

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and he helped that troubled man,

Luther, down from the tower.

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He was just a seasoned pro at that.

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He was a natural

and he's a good father to his daughter.

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And he's very relatable

to the common person.

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DynoWright, what are your thoughts on

Luda's performance here?

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I enjoyed it.

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It was a little

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it wasn't completely consistent

the whole way through for me, but

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especially in the beginning when he talks

down the guy from literally from

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heights.

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It was really good then,

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and it was a little uneven for me,

but I really enjoyed it.

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I'll watch Ludacris in anything.

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We'll get into that a little more later.

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But I did enjoy him.

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Yeah, I think just

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to back track to that crisis situation.

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That scene was very

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it was emotional for me

because of the interaction, because

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especially now,

we see all these different instances of,

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you know, people that have mental issues

or breakdowns

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or whatever,

and police are called in to the scene.

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And instead of the situation

being deescalated, it escalates

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and somebody ends up getting harmed

or sometimes killed in those situations.

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So I think that it was good

that they showed

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in this scene

how the situation should be handled.

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The police were called.

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They were on the scene,

but they called in,

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especially somebody who was trained

to deal with those type

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of situations, too,

in to ease the situation.

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And I definitely,

definitely like that interaction.

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It kind of

got a little misty eyed a little bit.

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I mean, you

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want the best person for the job, right,

in that in that situation,

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someone like him was definitely it.

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Yeah, definitely.

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He he injected some humor in the situation

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and he lightened the mood

and he really hit home with Luther.

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So that was really great.

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Got him to that shelter.

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What songs

caught your attention in the film?

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A couple of hip hop

tracks in there, in addition

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to some of the holiday tracks

kind of throughout.

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What were the ones that caught

your eye, Boogie?

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Yeah I had a Your ear?

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Yeah,

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I was jotting down some songs and stuff.

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So I start off with the hip hop ones.

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There was a “Party Up”, up in here.

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Classic DMX track.

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(Yeah) it actually played.

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Eddie was playing it

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in the car right after his intervention

with Luther on his way home.

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He had been on you know,

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he was tired of the holiday tracks that

were playing previously to go in there.

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There was

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“What you want for Christmas?”

by the Quad City DJs.

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Yes. Yes. So good.

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Yes. Yes.

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While Nick was delivering

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to the crooked congressman's house,

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there's the classic you know, “Christmas

in Hollis” the Run DMC Christmas.

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classic.

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As the team of

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Nick, no, not Nick, Eddie, Charlotte

and their family.

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I wish I forgot the name of that family

that was tracking the chuckles.

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Yes, they were called the Santa seekers.

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You know, Santa seekers that they were

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as they were going to rescue Nick,

that playing

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“Mama said knock you out”.

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That was really good.

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When the reindeer came in. Yeah.

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So to protect to protect the vehicle.

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So they were trained to protect it.

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They definitely delivered

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it prior to that as the action

as the reindeer arrived.

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It's not necessarily

a hip hop track, but it's a well

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theme as the Rocky theme was playing,

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you know, oh shoot, it's on now.

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That's right.

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Yeah.

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That was a fun little tidbit. Yeah. Yeah.

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There's a couple of other

Christmas tracks.

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There was “Run, Run, Rudolph”.

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I really liked “12 Days of Christmas”

and “Santa, You're All Right”.

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played at the end credits.

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It's a - but overall,

it was a good soundtrack.

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It was definitely energetic.

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Yeah, it's - Quad City

DJs known most famously for “Come on Ride

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the Train, and Ride It”.

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That Miami bass sound right there.

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That brings us back to our early days

of college, I guess, right?

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That must've been early nineties.

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Any time you can work in the Quad City

DJs is a good time Absolutely.

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What you want for Christmas

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All those

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all the hip hop tracks were on point

like I love it.

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Yeah it was great.

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It's funny because

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we'll listen in the car

this time of Christmas songs all the time.

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All the time.

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And I do need a break every once about

like I need like 30 minute

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hip hop, you know, just to like,

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break it up and then go back and forth.

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So I can relate to a

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Eddie Ludacris in there.

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There is one song that comes on in the car

in the beginning

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called “Santa Got Caught in the Chimney”.

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Yes, This is a very deep cut

by the Paulette Sisters.

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It's now you would consider it

a little bit fat shaming.

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But just from the music

standpoint, it's a really rockin song.

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I enjoy it a lot and it's kind of funny.

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Like he got stuck in the chimney,

which it happens in the movie.

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Yeah.

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So it a funny,

funny kind of connection there.

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But Google that one.

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That's a it's a fun little romp

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music wise,

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good bassline, all that kind of stuff.

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It can't be as cancel-able

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as like “Grandma

Got Run Over by a Reindeer”.

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Yeah.

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You look back at that one,

it's like, ah, the lady died, dying,

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they're celebrating.

We could at least have her gifts together.

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Play that back.

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Yeah, it's a little rough now.

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Rough is drinking.

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Drinking around her

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demise.

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That's funny.

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But let's talk

a little more about the movie.

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I think it was a lot of fun.

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It moved quickly. It was entertaining.

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And I think Lil Rel and Ludacris

had a really fun dynamic together.

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And Oscar from

The Office was a good villain.

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I like. He's goofy.

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Yes. Yes.

I just call him Oscar from the Office.

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Oscar Nunez played the role of Oscar

in the sitcom The Office.

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What are

your other thoughts about the movie guys

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in general?

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I think I think it was

I think it was a cute film.

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I definitely enjoyed it.

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The storyline was was funny because,

I mean,

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like I said,

you wanted to root for for for Eddie

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Eddie's character throughout the movie

because you don't want to

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I don't want to give it away.

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But, you know,

he had a really rough experience.

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They kind of turn him off from Christmas

and he held on to that for a long time.

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And even though everyone around him

was, you know, kind of go

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get them with the program and enjoying it.

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And it seemed like his distaste for

Christmas actually ruined his marriage.

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I think toward the end of the movie,

he realized that,

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you know, that's kind of what it was as

he had started to believe

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that Nick actually was Santa Claus

and he actually wanted to help.

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He actually found

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what he was missing in himself

and was able to rekindle his relationship.

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So, I mean, it's it's a good movie.

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I think that it made me feel

good. Is good.

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Feel good movie.

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Yeah, I agree.

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How about you, DynoWright?

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Yeah. It was fun and cute.

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Was it a

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Citizen Kane?

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No, But you know, these kinds of movies

I have different expectations for.

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And it certainly entertained me.

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I think Lil Rel Howery is great.

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You guys saw “Free Guy”

with Ryan Reynolds?

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He plays his best friend.

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(Yes.) The other security guard.

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He's great in that movie too.

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So it was great, I was glad to get

like a whole movie with him

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because he's just that

kind of like chaotic good, really fun.

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And he's got all the good lines, too.

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He's he's

along the stylings of a Kevin Hart.

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He's got the gift of gab.

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And like,

he has your head spinning and you

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and he has you laughing the whole time.

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So, yeah, he was great.

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He had

a bunch of nicknames for himself and.

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Yeah, I.

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Like not to give it away, but he

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he not to give it away to the listeners

because I want you guys to check this out.

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But he he rattles off a few few

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unknown facts about Santa Claus.

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And they're. Pretty. Hilarious.

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Yeah just think cinnamon and...

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Yeah.

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I thought that was a funny touch.

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That was funny.

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Yeah.

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So, you know, it's funny too,

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you know, it's hard sometimes

to separate Ludacris from from the actor.

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Like, I almost at one point

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thought that Lil Rel’s character,

Santa Claus, was going to, like,

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say, hey, you have some naughty lyrics

in some of your songs.

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like.

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Yeah.

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Like “Move, B-

You know, fourth wall-breaking.

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I know that's funny.

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They did

You know what they did have Ludacris,

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but they call it the line where he said

“That's ludicrous.” Yeah.

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At one point I was like, there you

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go. Yeah.

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But if only Santa Claus

knew the lyrics to like,

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“What's your Fantasy?” And many,

many others.

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“Hoes in Different Area Codes”.

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I was almost shocked he wasn't driving

an Escalade in this movie.

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I guess.

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I guess a social worker

doesn't make that much.

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He had a nice little,

not even a full size SUV.

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It was a tiny thing.

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Yeah.

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20 inch rims. Is.

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What you got in that. Bag.

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He shoulda said that to Santa.

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We gotta roll

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out. Well,

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yeah.

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Oh man.

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I couple of...

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But that was funny.

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But I've seen Ludacris post things

I think like with his actual

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with his actual daughter driving around

and had some funny interactions

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like in real life

if you follow him on on Instagram

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was funny so yes we enjoyed it.

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But do you think it will hold up

as an annual holiday film?

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Do you think this is one that,

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you know, people will start

watching on annual basis?

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What do you guys think?

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Hmm. I think it has the potential

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just because it's it's

got that cute factor in that Lil Rel

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and, you know, touch where he's

rattling off those little funny tidbits

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about Santa it and I think

has the potential to be an annual film.

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I don't know if it will or not,

but the potential is definitely there.

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Right? Right.

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I agree.

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I think it depends really on more

Lil Rel’s career,

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how it progresses

as people go back to watch it.

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If they if they get into him,

they'll get into this movie

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and I think that's potential also.

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Yeah, same thing here.

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It's like I don't know,

sure it'll be annual,

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but I would recommend it

to a lot of folks.

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I've been already

telling some people about it,

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but I mean, I thought the storyline

very similar to “The Santa Clause”

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with Tim Allen

and that ended up having a few sequels

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because it was similar in that Tim

Allen's character,

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you know, was a real life Santa Claus.

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And there was this

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the family dynamic where he was divorced

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and, you know, a nonbeliever,

he actually became Santa Claus.

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So I was like, they kind of use

a little bit of that formula,

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but I'd rather watch this one

because it’s fresher.

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I've seen that one dozens of times.

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And it it kind of holds up.

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But like, I'm at this point

kind of getting a little bit tired of that

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and that series.

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So I'm good with watching this

a few more times

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and see kind of how it holds up. Hmm!

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But I think you're right.

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I think the star power

is something that would carry

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because Tim Allen was already known

from like “Home Improvement”.

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Yeah.

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And I'm not sure of the timeline,

how it sits with

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like Woody from Toy Story,

but he's a big household name.

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And so he kind of carries

that film and said, watch this.

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You know, Tim's in here, he's

Santa Claus. And.

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Right.

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And they brought in Martin Short

for one of the sequels and stuff.

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So it's like Lil Rel, Ludacris can help,

you know,

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maybe carry this

because it has a great, great storyline.

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Yeah, there's a lot here in this universe

to make a sequel out of

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or multiple sequels out of. So yeah.

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You know, this could be one of many.

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Yeah, maybe you see the progression

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of their relationship reconciling and

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maybe they have another child or something

and you see more

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hijinks ensue.

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So a little bit

more about Ludacris career.

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You know, his biggest contribution

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to the movie

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industry or scene is the Fast and Furious

franchise.

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How are you guys into the Fast and Furious

franchise?

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There's over now at least ten

because I saw the X, right?

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Yeah. and Ludacris is a big part of that.

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It's a guilty pleasure of mine.

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I watched all of them

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and I have no idea why, because I know

that is totally unbelievable.

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But...I'm an action junkie.

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So it's like watching the live action

video game.

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Believe it or not,

have not seen any of them.

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So I have to start

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from the beginning and go through.

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Yeah, I mean, I've seen bits and pieces

here and there, but I'm not super into it,

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not that I have anything against it, but

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I never went to the theater to see any.

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I think my son saw one or two of them,

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but they're a good time.

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Vin Diesel and

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Ludacris, I'm sure I'd enjoy it.

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If I want to go like buckle down

and go through them.

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Yeah. Who’s not a fan of Vin Diesel?

I mean.

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That's fascinating.

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You need to put Vin Diesel in the sequel

because it's all about family.

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Yes. Family.

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Santa driving around in a.

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You know, in Fast and Furious,

you know, we're hip hop

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podcast is always going to be intertwined

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with hip hop because of the tragedy

that happened with Paul Walker.

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And then there was that top of the charts

song “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa.

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Right.

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Featuring Charlie Puth.

That's a great song.

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And like, it's really emotional

when you hear it because,

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you know, you know that

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it's a tribute to Paul Walker, who,

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you know, tragically died, ironically,

in an auto accident.

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So, yeah, that's that that series to me

is kind of like

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has some deep connection with hip hop.

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So let's have a little more fun here.

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What's some of your other,

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some of your favorite holiday movies

that you put on and watch?

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And actually just before the show,

we had one we had one on was

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keep an eye on it with with my daughter.

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Now, what do you guys

have is your list of like top

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five to ten holiday movies each year?

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Boogie, you want to kick us off?

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I’m a fan of some of the classics.

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I'm a

fan of “March of the Wooden Soldiers”.

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I watched it on Thanksgiving.

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I watch it every Thanksgiving

and I watch it a few times

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in between Christmas and I watch it

a couple of times on Christmas.

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I love that movie

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classic Laurel and Hardy.

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My other one

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other favorites

is a “Miracle on 34th Street”.

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I don't know why I got hooked on it.

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I just watch it.

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I mean, it's a classic.

Yeah, “It's a Wonderful Life”.

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It's probably one of my all time

classic movies.

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Favorite movies.

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And there is a couple of the newer ones,

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“Jingle

All the Way” with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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I love that movie,

trying to get Turbo Man.

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I was just going to say.

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Turbo Man!

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My other one of

the favorites, “Home Alone” -

414

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can't go wrong with that.

415

:

This one is always up for debate,

416

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but it's definitely a holiday movie

because it takes place at a holiday party.

417

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“Die Hard”

I knew you were going to say that.

418

:

Oh yeah. No, no doubt.

419

:

No argument.

420

:

Of course.

421

:

Then one of the new

422

:

the new ones that just came out

a couple of years ago, “Jingle Jangle”.

423

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Yes. I definitely moved up to one of my

my instant classics and I watched that

424

:

you know, that that

so there's a few others that I watch for

425

:

those those are the main ones that I watch

repeatedly during the season.

426

:

Nakatomi Plaza That's.

427

:

Oh yeah, “Jingle Jangle”.

428

:

Yeah, that. was a good movie.

429

:

I saw that a couple years ago. Yeah.

430

:

Really good. But

431

:

“Everything is Possible” is a great song.

432

:

Wow, really good.

433

:

Wasn't that Forest Whitaker

was, like, a star of that, right?

434

:

I think. Yes.

435

:

You saw it

when it came out a couple years ago.

436

:

Plays a toymaker. Yeah.

437

:

Yeah, DynoWright, what are some of

your favorite holiday movies For me ...

438

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Yeah.

439

:

“Die Hard”, for sure.

440

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This one has a sentimental value.

441

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It's my wife's favorite movie.

442

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It's called “Desk Set”.

443

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It's a Spencer Tracy

Katharine Hepburn movie.

444

:

Also takes place during the holidays.

445

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It's the movie

that I used to propose to her.

446

:

So there's a whole story there.

447

:

I've probably seen “While

You Were Sleeping” with Sandra

448

:

Bullock, like, I don't know, a zillion

times, just for, like, no reason, Like,

449

:

it's, it's, it's always on or something

during the holidays.

450

:

And so that's one I happen to like a lot.

451

:

Of course, “It's A Wonderful

Life” is a good one

452

:

and just watched it on Thanksgiving

and that was it was fun to watch that

453

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having seen all these movies

that we watch, too.

454

:

And of course, “A Christmas Story”.

455

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Yes. yes.

456

:

A Christmas Eve

457

:

tradition of mine is to wrap

my wife's gifts and watch that like it's.

458

:

It's on a loop. Yep. On cable. Yeah. Yeah.

459

:

I missed that layup. Yeah,

460

:

that was a layup right there.

461

:

I watched- That major award.

462

:

We actually went to Cleveland in 2016

on a whim because we were into running 5Ks

463

:

and they were hosting a 5K

and it was the Christmas Story 5K.

464

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I have a medal, I can go grab it

for one second because it's really cool.

465

:

Hold on one sec.

466

:

Yeah, I remember when they did that.

467

:

I forgot about that.

468

:

That's really fun.

469

:

Do you have it handy? Yes.

470

:

So have more.

471

:

I had them all hanging up on.

472

:

okay.

473

:

So this is by far my most prized medal.

474

:

There's a bit of a glare, but.

look at that. There you. Go. Yeah.

475

:

And it says, I can't put my arms down.

476

:

And so when it's.

477

:

Well, yeah, and then there's lamps.

478

:

And the cool thing about about this

race is people are all dressed up,

479

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People

480

:

are dressed up like the leg lamp

and running this 5K race.

481

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You had people in the pink

bunny pajamas running.

482

:

now you.

483

:

Have people dressed up

as a can of Ovaltine.

484

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They actually say

485

:

So this was in early December.

486

:

That is brilliant.

487

:

Cleveland, and they were serving Ovaltine

488

:

like either cold or hot,

like kind of like a hot chocolate.

489

:

So it was perfect.

490

:

So, yeah, we had a good time with that.

491

:

Man, I haven't had Ovaltine

in a long time.

492

:

Yeah. Ovaltine, please

sponsor our podcast!

493

:

But it’s cool

is that you got to go in the house

494

:

where they film their actual living room

and the kitchen where the Bumpus dogs go.

495

:

I need to do that.

496

:

I need to get back to Cleveland.

Yeah, that's cool.

497

:

But sorry to interrupt.

498

:

Yeah, it's a great.

499

:

That's cool.

500

:

Yeah. Yeah,

we enjoyed it. Let's hear yours. Let's.

501

:

All right.

502

:

So as you know,

I'm not just a big comedy goofball guy,

503

:

so I was going to say “Christmas Story”

because of the comedic value.

504

:

“National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation”.

505

:

I love Clark Griswold and his high jinks.

506

:

I mean, we quote that all the time,

507

:

Todd and Margo and all that stuff.

508

:

Classic and “Elf”.

509

:

Elf has become one we watch every year.

510

:

Another great Will Ferrell, Buddy,

the Elf.

511

:

Watched it on Thanksgiving.

512

:

I have the Elf ugly sweater. Santa,

I know him!

513

:

I have Elf socks.

514

:

So I mean I love the original

515

:

Grinch cartoon too

that came out years ago, Dr.

516

:

Seuss.

517

:

But then I do like the Jim

Carrey version as well.

518

:

I never saw that.

519

:

I recommend it.

520

:

Yeah, my son loves it. Ron Howard

521

:

directed it.

522

:

And he's I mean, Jim

Carrey's really good at it.

523

:

I mean, and Jeffrey Tambor is in it

524

:

and it's really, really well done.

525

:

I think I like that version.

526

:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

527

:

Now, they did another animated one

a few years ago

528

:

that wasn't too fond of that one.

529

:

And yeah, having the kids too.

530

:

But I don't know if your son

is into “Polar Express” also. Yes.

531

:

So Polar Express,

I mean, there's some great songs in there

532

:

and the animation is nice.

533

:

And Tom Hanks plays

like every single character.

534

:

And that became like an instant

535

:

classic on his star power

and the way that they did that.

536

:

Just like Boogie “Home Alone”.

That was one.

537

:

I was just watching that prior to this.

538

:

They At Home Alone won, and then

the sequel came on Lost in New York.

539

:

This one, like slightly

540

:

under the radar one's

“Christmas with the Kranks” we like too.

541

:

I read the book by John

Grisham called “Skipping Christmas”.

542

:

It was a fun little novel that he did.

543

:

And then they convert to a movie

where it's Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis

544

:

and it's about, you know,

545

:

they were going to skip Christmas

because they were all fed up with it.

546

:

But then their daughter

was coming home from college

547

:

and they kind of

they want to do it big up.

548

:

So it was it's

pretty entertaining as well.

549

:

So that's kind of

my list is mostly comedies.

550

:

I do have an appreciation for the classics

too, like Miracle on 34th Street

551

:

and It's A Wonderful Life,

in addition to Die Hard,

552

:

which I like as well.

553

:

If you remember, “Gremlins”

was also set around Christmas time,

554

:

rewatching that not too long ago.

555

:

And all that is kind of Christmas.

556

:

Yeah. as well. Yes. Yes.

557

:

We can't get out of here without

mentioning “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.

558

:

Of course.

559

:

Is another one of my favorites. Yeah,

there you go.

560

:

I like all the Charlie Brown

specials, the Thanksgiving one.

561

:

Yeah, they're all great. They're great.

562

:

The Great Pumpkin.

563

:

Exactly. Yes.

564

:

Yeah.

565

:

Have you seen “Four Christmases”?

566

:

Did I see that?

567

:

Vince Vaughn.

568

:

You know.

569

:

What's her name?

570

:

I can't recall it. Reese Witherspoon.

Yeah.

571

:

This one. And we saw this one.

572

:

It was pretty funny. Really?

573

:

Check that one out.

574

:

I just thought I just popped into my head

like, we mean, I like that one.

575

:

It was to see if I watched it, cause

it sounds familiar.

576

:

I feel like I have seen it

like, by accident.

577

:

That's the same with me.

578

:

Like I feel like I know elements of it,

but I can't like,

579

:

quote it and I don't really know

580

:

the whole storyline off top of my head.

581

:

But also

582

:

there's one that's pretty polarizing

583

:

that some people love

and some people don't is “Love Actually”.

584

:

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

585

:

It it became problematic once you think

about what's happened in the movie.

586

:

I don't really know

that I don't know what that well I just.

587

:

Yeah it you know, parts of it are good.

588

:

There are some problematic parts.

589

:

If you reconsider,

you know how we've progressed since then.

590

:

But yeah.

591

:

Right

592

:

there I mentioned this in our “In Too

Deep” episode, but

593

:

“Last Holiday” with Queen Latifah

and LL Cool J.

594

:

Very cute. Yes.

595

:

They're one of my wife's favorites. Yeah.

596

:

I love that. Movie, you know.

597

:

Yeah,

598

:

I watched that movie a few times over

probably the last couple of months.

599

:

Yeah,

600

:

it just kept coming on in my house,

so I'll watch it again.

601

:

Yeah, we have it on DVD, so. Right.

602

:

And I guess.

603

:

That gets a heavy rotation.

604

:

Remember last year

605

:

around this time

we did the “Hip Hop Nutcracker”.

606

:

Yes, I.

607

:

If that still out there. It was

it was a Disney Plus thing.

608

:

I don't remember.

609

:

It was Disney+.

610

:

Yeah. But that's something

that's worth rewatching too.

611

:

That was good.

612

:

It was good. Yeah.

613

:

Great dance scenes.

614

:

They're going to be doing the

615

:

the live one down at the Orange Park

616

:

because I know when I went to see

Kurtis Blow,

617

:

one of his dancers was the main character

he played the main character in.

618

:

And he was

and they were kind of talking about it

619

:

and they said,

Yeah, we'll be back this year,

620

:

so maybe I'll see if I can snag

a ticket or to check it out.

621

:

Two more:

622

:

“Scrooged” with Bill Murray.

623

:

Yes, he's so funny.

624

:

It's so. Funny.

625

:

I was just talking about that

as the Bobcat

626

:

Goldthwait goes postal. Yes.

627

:

Yes. And Lee Majors.

628

:

Yeah. Yeah.

629

:

And the other one is Albert

Finney's version of “A Christmas Carol”.

630

:

It's also very good.

631

:

Yes. Yes.

632

:

Also Christmas Carol.

633

:

That's a great one. Yeah.

634

:

With Ebenezer Scrooge, that is a classic.

635

:

But also there is an animated version

that Disney put out

636

:

and also Jim Carrey plays Scrooge.

637

:

And that's very well done, too.

638

:

Yeah, the animated version

animation is pretty neat and it's it's

639

:

at least ten years old,

I would think, around that time frame.

640

:

But I like that version also.

641

:

My kids. My kids really enjoyed that one.

642

:

Yeah. Tiny Tim always steals the show.

643

:

Little Tiny Tim

644

:

Yeah, yeah.

645

:

There's so many.

646

:

Then there's those shows, the specials,

like they come out,

647

:

you know, the “Rudolph

the Red-Nosed Reindeer”.

648

:

“Frosty The Snowman” too.

649

:

Right. “The Year Without a Santa Claus”.

650

:

It was the Snow Miser, Heatmiser

and all those.

651

:

Yeah, Yeah. Claymation.

652

:

All those guys.

653

:

Misfit Toys. Yeah.

654

:

You guys Emmett Otter Jug Band fans?

655

:

As a kid. Yes.

656

:

The jug band Christmas. Yes.

657

:

Look at the birds in the trees.

658

:

We’re no birds, we’re a jug

659

:

band. Yes.

660

:

Do you remember one

that's maybe embarrassing

661

:

to Keanu Reeves,

But he's got no shame, probably.

662

:

And Drew Barrymore.

663

:

Remember “Babes in Toyland”?

664

:

Oh yeah. They were.

665

:

I remember the beginning.

They're singing in this one.

666

:

There's a

667

:

snow, there's a blizzard to sing a song

about since the town of Cincinnati. And

668

:

it's not.

669

:

Okay. Yeah, it's it's it's really weird.

670

:

It goes off a different tangents.

671

:

Pat Morita is in it and okay.

672

:

It's a wild, weird thing,

673

:

but it just it just jogged my memory.

674

:

Not one that's easily watchable,

you know, what's going on here,

675

:

but to see those stars

as young youngsters, it's kind of like,

676

:

my God, I can't believe. Yeah,

677

:

yeah.

678

:

That's

where where they kind of got their start.

679

:

And we can't forget “The Muppet

Christmas Carol”.

680

:

absolutely.

681

:

Yeah. Sure.

682

:

Yeah.

683

:

Nice Stop to think about how many movies

Christmas movies there are.

684

:

There are a zillion!

685

:

Yeah.

686

:

It just keeps going and going.

687

:

It's definitely a rabbit hole.

688

:

Yeah, Yeah.

689

:

And if you like Hallmark movies, there's.

690

:

There's another zillion of those.

691

:

That's right. man.

692

:

They make so many of them.

693

:

They put them out quick too,

and they put them out all year round.

694

:

So they had a formula.

695

:

They have the same formula

everybody jokes about.

696

:

Yeah, yeah.

Formula is definitely the same.

697

:

It's like someone has a loss.

698

:

And so it's kind of like the Disney

formula is like.

699

:

Somebody traveling to the big city

ends up in a small town.

700

:

Yeah. During the holidays. Yeah, yeah.

701

:

Why does everything happen in Vermont?

702

:

Everything’s in Vermont.

703

:

But I have a Christmas card from last year

704

:

and it's a Hallmark movie title generator.

705

:

Yeah, that's funny.

706

:

my goodness.

707

:

that's great.

708

:

Nice,

709

:

right?

710

:

I think that's a wrap on Dashing

Through the Snow.

711

:

Let's rate this movie.

712

:

And our famous

and now very famous rating system.

713

:

haha Boogie for Dashing Through the Snow.

714

:

Will you bring that funky flick

back, (Bring that funky flick back)

715

:

or leave it in the vault?

716

:

Bring that funky flick back.

717

:

Right on.

718

:

DynoWright?

719

:

I'll bring this funky flick back.

720

:

And I will do the same.

721

:

Bring this funky flick back.

722

:

Let's keep it going.

723

:

All right. Yes.

724

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Bring it!

725

:

C’mon!

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Shout out to you listeners.

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Thanks for tuning in.

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You remember Don't hate, regulate.

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I was holding that one!

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Oh man, I can't believe

I didn't do that one yet!

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It was a clear black night.

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A clear white moon.

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About the Podcast

Hip Hop Movie Club
Harmonizing the rhythm of hip hop with the magic of movies
This show harmonizes the rhythm of hip hop with the magic of movies!

HHMC is brought to you by a trio of longtime hip hop fans: JB, an 80s and 90s nostalgia junkie, Boogie, a veteran DJ and graffiti artist, and DynoWright, podcaster and filmmaker.

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