Episode 80 – Ancient Sharks, Christmas Oddities, and Kinder Joy

Henry and special guests Parker and Oliver, and their dad, Josh, talk to Dad about looking forward to Christmas, Star Wars, and the infamous Star Wars Christmas Special.  In the News, Dad reads stories about the most annoying phrases in the country according to Marist College’s annual survey, Oumaumau, an interstellar asteroid that may or may not be a spaceship, and a new study that suggests Greenland sharks may live to be over 500 years old.  In a special Christmas edition of Whatcha Listening To?, the group listens to and discusses the following Christmas songs:

“The Little Elf” – The Caroleer Singers and Orchestra

“Happy XMas (War is Over)” – John and Yoko Lennon

“Everywhere is Christmas” – The Beatles

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” – Johnny Mathis

“Run Run Rudolph” – Chuck Berry

“R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas” – Meco, ft. Anthony Daniel

“Deck The Halls” – REM

“Silver Bells” – REM

“O Christmas Tree” – 8-Bit Christmas

“Do You Hear What I Hear” – Bob Dylan

“Christmas Boogie” – Sugar Child Robinson

“Father Christmas” = The Kinks

“Silent Night” – Jingle Cats

“Christmas at Ground Zero” – Weird Al Yankovic

“Skating” – Vince Giraldi

“You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch” – Thurl Ravenscroft

Finally, for Treat Yourself, the podcast tries Kinder Joy Eggs, the now-legal-in-the-U.S. version of the Kinder Surprise Egg.

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