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A Weaponized Nostalgia Christmas Special

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, where filmmakers are going right for your heartstrings with mistletoe and holly clenched in their teeth. But are their intentions dancing with sugarplums or dark as coal? On today’s chapter, special guests Pete Wright and Rob Kubasko join me to revisit the subject of “Weaponized Nostalgia” with an eye toward a selection of this year’s high-profile nerdy Xmas projects: A Christmas Story Christmas, Spirited and the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. And we’ll be making a few stops along the way to discuss our personal favs.

So, are you curious?

Welcome to the Curiosity Codex! In each series, host Kyle Olson opens the book on fandom, introducing geek culture in a fashion designed for the new and fan-curious. Let’s open the book!