Ep 0016 – Christmas, It’s a Small Christian World, Don’t Twerk on Twitter, and other Holiday Adventures

Boddy House at Christmas
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Christmas is a diverse time of celebration.
We learn from our fake son, Steve why for him, It’s a Small, Small Christian World, We travel to Knott’s Berry Farm to sample the world famous chicken dinner. Mark shares his version of the Hanukkah story. We have fun withTwitter, Alan Bernhoft’s beautiful beatlesque song, Imagine Christmas, and Jonathan Mann’s imaginative Nice King Hanukkah Song, based on Adventure Time.

Adventure Questions: How have your holiday celebrations changed? How might they change in future?

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See photos from our Christmas adventures. Proof that chicken dinners are just not what they used to be, Tiger plays with my hat, and decorations galore at Descanso. http://facebook.com/dailyadventuretales

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Boddy House at Christmas

Podcast Recap

Christmas Mark 00:40
Mark jingles through this week’s opener.

Why? 01:58 
Mark reveals why he and his brothers were locked in their rooms every Christmas and discovers the secret of the mysterious BodaShore.

It’s a Small Christian World 04:40
Our fake son, Steve, uses our new podcast voicemail line to tell us why it’s a Small, Small, Christian World, after all. 206-666-2035

The Story of Hanukkah according to Mark 08:40
Be amazed.

Nice King Hanukkah Song 10:28
A special holiday bonus song in honor of Steve.

Why do we do things like this? 14:36
We, like idiots, think the day before Christmas Eve is a good time to visit Knott’s Berry Farm.

Ron and Phyllis 16:28
Mark and I have a rousing discussion about chicken with Ron, a nice fellow we pass the time with, in the endless line at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant.

So just how good is that chicken, anyway? 18:24
Mark and I bemoan past dinners and hate the changes that are happening. Hmm, are we entering the old poop stage?

Hear the Train 20:10
We wait in the madding crowd to board the Calico Train at Knott’s. This was pretty fun to record.

Olivier 23:14
I meet Olivier and his family as I struggle to take a holiday selfie in front of the historic Boddy House at Descanso Gardens for the Libsyn Podcaster selfie contest. They take pity, take a photo, and give me an interview. Doesn’t get better than this!

What Mark thinks you do on Twitter 24:50
Don’t miss this one!

Message from Pete 25:32
Mark reads a message from my Twitter Bud, Pete Christensen
Tweet Pete
Tweet to @chrispj53

How Alan was inspired to write this week’s song 26:20

It was inspired by my favorite Capra movie, MEET JOHN DOE
Gary Cooper gives a great speech about how great everyone behaves around Christmas and we should all be that way every day of the year
The Lennon style melody came after that, which is sort of second nature for me.
And there you have it
I made a little video for it last year with my daughter, Alanna, as “the angel from the clouds”

Merry Christmas!
Happy Everything!

Song of the Week 28:48
Imagine Christmas, Used by Permission of Alan Bernhoft, All Rights Reserved

How YOU can pick the featured song
Find a song you like at freemusicarchive.org, then either tweet the link @AdventureLaurie or email Laurie @ DailyAdventureTales.com (removing the spaces). Include any info about you and why you chose this song, that you would like included in these show notes and in the podcast.

Episode Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Guest Voice-over artist: Jolly Mark Weaver
Guest: Ron (Guy in line at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant)
Guest: Olivier (Guy visiting the Boddy House with his family)
Episode number: 0016
Episode release date: Dec 26, 2013
Episode show notes: http://dailyadventuretales.com/berry-christmas/

Extra music and sound used in this episode
Nice King Hanukkah Song by Jonathan Mann

A Very Ice King Christmas (Jonathan Mann) / CC BY-NC 4.0

I love Adventure Time so much, and I really relate to the Ice King. He is my favorite character. I wanted to write some songs about him, and (as I’m writing this) it’s Christmas time, and somehow that seemed like a perfect fit. I wrote these songs over the course of two weeks through my Song A Day project.

I’m giving away the album for free, but if you pay money for it, I’ll donate half the money to Sweet Relief, a charity that gets health care to working musicians, and the other half to Child’s Play, an amazing video games based charity. Check ’em out! Mathematical!



All songs written and played by Jonathan Mann and inspired by Adventure Time!

Christmas Sound Bed:

It’s Christmas Time Again (Factories & Alleyways) / CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Jingle Bells

Music Box Loop

Christmas song loop


YouTube extra: Alan’s Music video with Alanna

Buy Imagine Christmas at Amazon

Buy Alan’s Beatlesque CDs

Knott’s Berry Farm

Descanso Gardens

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What do you say? How have your holiday celebrations changed? How might they change in future? Please comment and tell us the tale!
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Ep 0016 – Christmas, It’s a Small Christian World, Don’t Twerk on Twitter, and other Holiday Adventures

5 thoughts on “Ep 0016 – Christmas, It’s a Small Christian World, Don’t Twerk on Twitter, and other Holiday Adventures

  1. Cheryl Carter

    What an enjoyable, diverse podcast. It’s so much fun to get a peek inside your lives. Oh that all of us were brave enough to seek out some kind of adventure once or twice a month. I think we’d all be a lot happier having something new to look forward to. And “Imagine Christmas” was the perfect song to end the show with. Such beautiful, beautiful sentiments. Great job! And Merry Christmas right back at cha’!

    1. Laurie@DailyAdventureTales Post author

      Happy New Year to you my friend! I’m pretty proud of this episode and enjoy it too. Mark’s Twitter explanation was off the cuff and had me rolling. It was fun bunch of clips and I especially love Alan’s song too. I was honored that he gave me permission to use it. He’s awesome, as are you. Thanks for taking the time to comment and spread some holiday cheer. 🙂

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