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The Xmas Mistake: A Cursed Podcast

54 EpisodesProduced by Chad Ellis, Dan Manning, Kate DevorakWebsite

Once a week, every week, Daniel, Kate and Chad dive into a new Christmas Romance Movie and pick apart its dark secrets! Join us on this trip to Jingle Hell in The Xmas Mistake, A Cursed Podcast.

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Dear Christmas

February 19th, 2021


Dan, Kate, Chad, and Julia start a podcast, but maybe it's also just the first episode of a podcast sub-series. It's not totally clear, but hey, who …

The Princess Switch: Switched Again

January 1st, 2021


Dan, Kate, Chad, and Tau travel to Moldova. Wait, no, Mandalore. Wait, no, Monaco. Mordor? I don't know. We're headed back to whatever Christmas …

Love, Lights, Hanukkah!

December 25th, 2020


Dan, Kate, Chad, Geoff, and Adri are clawing their way away from Christmas; we talk Hallmark's latest foray into capturing the festival of lights, …

Happiest Season

December 16th, 2020


Dan, Kate, and Chad get back in the saddle sleigh for a few more 2020 Xmas movies. This week, we're finally watching one what's got gays in it.

tell …

LOST EPISODE: Christmas Under Wraps

December 4th, 2020


Dan, Kate, and Chad finally get around to posting an episode they fully watched, recorded, and produced almost a full calendar year ago. We'll be …

It's Christmas, Carol!

March 3rd, 2020


Dan, Kate, Chad, and Beth (@HeyBethMay) find themselves facing down the grim reminders of death and the struggles of being too cutthroat in the publishing industry. Also if you wanted a movie with a satisfying use of …

Holly Star

March 3rd, 2020


Whoops, this one got unpublished for some reason. We'll have more Xmas coming tomorrow! 

The Jingle Hell Special, Disneyland Edition

January 31st, 2020


Dan, Kate and Chad go to the most Xmas'y place on... wait, where is all the Xmas. Where did it go. Don't just leave us alone like this. Don't leave us alone in Disneyland.

PS: Dear Wil, 
this episode contains our gift …

Let it Snow

January 24th, 2020


Dan, Kate, and Chad do a bunch of boring winter stuff that would be in the doing winter stuff montage, but instead it's the whole movie, also …

Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane

January 18th, 2020


Dan, Kate, and Chad travel to Honeysuckle Manor for their first Xmas in the new year of gaiety and mirth, but find themselves diminished through a ceaseless onslaught of family drama that threatens to tear their family …

Christmas at Mistletoe Junction

December 25th, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad celebrate the season, and add a little Xmas mythology of their own.

Xmas Eve with The Xmas Mistake

December 24th, 2019


It's December 24th and Dan, Kate and Chad are camped near the fireplace next to a comically large Xmas Tree in footie pajamas and silly elf hats.

Our Xmas Eve hang out episode! Check your Podcatcher tomorrow morning. ;D

Marrying Father Christmas

December 21st, 2019


Dan, Kate and Chad watch the third movie in an Xmas Trilogy because CHAD DIDN'T DO HIS HOMEWORK.
During the summer we agreed to each take one movie in a trilogy and review it.
Dan took the first. 

Kate took the second.

A Christmas to Remember: The Lost Episode

December 13th, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad actually forgot to upload this amnesia-themed Xmas. I can't believe we did it for this one specifically either. Anyway, here it is.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby

December 6th, 2019


Dan, Kate and Chad discover key secrets combing two parallel timelines into one mighty conflict, one might say the Conflict of the Christmas Kingdoms. It all makes sense now. 
The dots are connecting.
The stars are …

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

December 5th, 2019


Dan, Kate, Chad, Brigid, and Katie return to Aldovia to look fabulous, get married, and quell an uprising! As the hours drag on, our brave …

A Christmas Prince

December 5th, 2019


Dan, Kate, Chad, and Brigid head to Aldovia, and shall remain there throughout a trilogy.

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Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 28th, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad go to CHICAGO, CHICAGO, to learn what is truly important: parades. Happy Xgiving!

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The Princess Switch

November 23rd, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad watch the right movie this time, and go back to one of our holiday favorites

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and …

Northpole: Open for Christmas

November 16th, 2019


Dan, Kate, Chad, and special guest Emily VanDerWerff find themselves in Northpole, and learn more about the structure of Xmasland than even they had …

Last Christmas

November 8th, 2019


Dan, Kate and Chad LEAVE THE HOUSE and GO TO THE MOVIES to BRING YOU THE SCOOP. The bewildering 2019 Xmas movie featuring some kind of twist and a very messy Dany Targaryen and so, so much George Michaels. 

Tell us …

The Halloween Special

October 31st, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad would like you to see something strange: a time where they're actually joyful! Come with us and you will see the curse ebb, and …

A Very Nutty Christmas

October 26th, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad explain it all to a nutcracker given human life to be a local baker's boy toy. Join Melissa Joan Hart and her bewitched nut servant as they try to remember what that Tchaikovsky ballet was all about.

An Evergreen Christmas

October 11th, 2019


Dan, Kate and Chad learn the meaning of "Don't Tread On Me" and LA Soy Boys and praying over dinner one minute and pulling a gun on people the next.

Becoming Santa

October 6th, 2019


Dan Kate and Chad BECOME SANTA. 

Tune in for Jack Frost being …

Naughty or Nice

September 27th, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad uncover hidden dark forces, and grow mad with Christmas power.

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Christmas Camp

September 20th, 2019


Christmas grows impatient. Bodies don't yet comply. Vassals, they will be yet.

Dan, Kate, and Chad are sent to a perfectly safe and normal Christmas Camp to land the big account, and they'll be fine when they get back. …

A Christmas Wedding Date

September 13th, 2019


Dan, Kate, Chad, and special guest Vin live Christmas over and over and over again. They've got us, babe. Gotta get up, gotta get down (with Christmas). It's a time loop Christmas movie, I dunno.

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Matchmaker Santa

September 6th, 2019


Time warp! Dan, Kate, and Chad stay inside their Lacey trilogy (Tri-Lacey) and avoid a possibly phantasmal bear in Matchmaker Santa.

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Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

August 30th, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad are at their most Austen-tatious with Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe, a twist on the classic novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The twist is that it basically has nothing to do with P&P …

A Royal Christmas

August 24th, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad think they're returning to the Xmas Kingdoms for a pleasant jaunt around Who-gives-a-fuck-ivia, turns out they've begun a Chabert streak to remember. 

Look upon our dark works @thexmasmistake 


A Snow Globe Christmas

August 16th, 2019


Dan, Kate and Chad get smacked in the head with a snow globe, sucking them into a realm of heart break and madness in this theory shattering world shaping Hallmark Classic, A Snow Globe Christmas. Santa Help Us. 


Catch a Christmas Star

August 8th, 2019


Dan Kate and Chad launch into... wait, Kate is gone. Kate isn't here anymore. Its Travis now. 
Dan Travis and Chad watch the most Basketball Xmas Movie that ever Basketballed. It has exactly one basketball for one …

Hitched for the Holidays

August 2nd, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad stumble upon their darkest Hallmark yet: an actually good movie.

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Moonlight and Mistletoe

July 30th, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad are incredibly late to this episode, and go deep into the heart of Santaland for Moonlight and Mistletoe.

The Sweetest Christmas

July 19th, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad bring a guest and neglect the big gingerbread contest to review The Sweetest Christmas, Lacey Chabert's bakery nightmare.

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Rodeo and Juliet

July 12th, 2019


Dan, Kate and Chad watch Xmas slowly encroach on the frontier of its influence in this very, VERY poor kinda sorta not really adaptation of …

A Veterans Christmas

July 4th, 2019


Dan, Kate and Chad SUPPORT OUR TROOPS on THE 4TH cause we planned ahead and definitely didn't get the date wrong and have to switch this episode with a different episode last minute. This one is surprisingly good. 

I'd …

The Christmas Detour

June 27th, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad gotta get back, back to the past to find... CCB's first Hallmark! Within, they figure out how to pronounce her name–probably. 

Here's the video we watch during the episode.

The Christmas Card

June 20th, 2019


Dan, Kate, and Chad stumble into the unfamiliar The Christmas Card from all-too-familiar time: an era before the infection, before the burnt-black X of the Hall Mark. Here, was a run-of-the-mill Christmas TV movie; one …

The Christmas Spirit

June 13th, 2019


Daniel, Kate and Chad learn all about Christmas Coma Ghosts and their absurd, situational rules in this movie that is DEFINITELY not "The Spirit of …

Journey Back to Christmas

June 6th, 2019


Daniel, Kate, and Chad travel back to the 1940s to... really just go back to the present and watch a pretty by-the-numbers fish out off water Hallmark. Comet doesn't really make sense. Hit us up on Patreon.

A Gingerbread Romance

May 30th, 2019


Daniel, Kate and Chad enter a realm as thin as a gingerbread house, as hollow as a gingerbread house, impermanent as a gingerbread house. Would you …

A Shoe Addict's Christmas

May 23rd, 2019


Daniel, Kate, and Chad fall fast for festive footwear-focused film A Shoe Addict's Christmas. Is CCB's Noelle really addicted to shoes? Nope. Has her obsession for heels ruined her life? Not really. Is it kinda messed …

Crown for Christmas

May 16th, 2019


Daniel, Kate, and Chad discuss the movie that A Christmas Prince took all its test answers from, Crown for Christmas. Watch as they wade deeper into the Chronogeographic territory of Xmas-Land. 

Get early access and …

The Town Christmas Forgot

May 9th, 2019


Daniel, Kate, and Chad wish they could forget this instant clas-suck through some sort of Santesque mesmerization. Watch as four average coastal …

The Jingle Hell Special, Live from Clifton's Republic

May 2nd, 2019


Twas the night before March, and all through LA
No Christmas signs could be seen, not even a sleigh. 
But here to bring festivities to this out of …

A Very Merry Mix-Up

April 27th, 2019


Daniel, Kate and Chad chaperon a couple of four year old children in adult bodies who are probably maybe going to fall in Xmas with each other. There …

Christmas Inheritance

April 18th, 2019


Daniel, Kate and Chad slide right through the terrible shaving cream covered land of Snow Falls where's some Millionaire Heiress does Yoga and listens to Sitar music in a small town that she may or may not own. …

The Holiday Calendar

April 11th, 2019


Daniel, Kate and Chad watch a good movie! A nice movie. A movie with an (enchanted? well crafted? blessed?) Calendar, a movie with a shade throwing homeless gay couples, a movie with GOOD SWEET LOVELY FERNANDO …

The Spirit of Christmas

April 4th, 2019


Daniel, Kate and Chad attempt to solve the mystery of the Hot Hot Ghost on the Cold Cold 12 Days before Christmas. For all those thirsty listeners …

Switched for Christmas

March 28th, 2019


Daniel, Kate and Chad catapult into the dark world of Twins! Switching places! Hooking up with Serial Killers and VolCels! Santa is so cursed! It's a …

The Christmas Train

March 21st, 2019


Daniel, Kate and Chad hop aboard "The Christmas Train", a movie where there's this writer guy, and this writer girl, and maybe a ghost/angel... it's... You know what, just listen to the episode we'll explain everything. 

Episode 0

March 21st, 2019


What is The Xmas Mistake? Who got Cursed? Why are Daniel, Kate and Chad reviewing Christmas Romance Movies every week EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT XMAS SEASON!? 

Find out in Episode 0 of The Xmas Mistake! 

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