Happy Festivus everyone! This year, as we look back upon all the fruits of our labor that have never materialized, it becomes painfully clear that an Airing of Grievances be performed on this most joyous of Festivus holidays. We all express our disappointment in the ways that we’ve all been let down by each other this year. Unfortunately we were unable to find an aluminum pole for the celebration, and we couldn’t substitute a regular metal pole because as we all know aluminum has a very high strength-to-weight ratio. We also air our grievances with the listeners, who continue to disappoint us by not working tirelessly without compensation to promote the show. This leads to a Festivus miracle when we discover that some of the shows that are in iTunes’ top comedy podcasts are so disturbingly bad and boring that it sends Ben into a complete breakdown, refusing to see the logic in society’s appreciation of these subpar shows compared to our clear comedic genius.
As his breakdown continues on, he starts playing Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack while refusing to do anything funny, and also refusing to end the episode. By his logic, only unfunny podcasts get to the top of the comedy podcast list, so we’re going to be as unfunny as humanly possible. Things get very strange as the show rolls on while Ben continues to lose his mind over a music bed of Christmas music and various show sound clips.
If that’s not enough for your Christmas entertainment, we also relive some of our worst Christmas memories that challenge even the old recordings of George Costanza’s early Festivus celebrations. Divorces, screaming parents, terrifying presents… we relive all our worst Christmas nightmares in this disturbing, strange and dark holiday episode! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! And most of all, Happy Festivus!