Christmas Bonus! - Fred Claus

The Tomatometer score for FRED CLAUS is the perfect example of America not knowing how good something is until they lose it. Paul Giamatti as Santa Claus? That only happens once in a lifetime, if you are lucky. And to have him surrounded by a cast of comedic titans: Vince Vaughnn, Rachel Weisz, Christopher Plummer… We had paradise and we stamped a 20% Rotten Score on it. Listen to Alex and Julio give this holiday gem a second chance and rescue it from Rotten Tomatoes Hell!

PHOTO: You can see the resemblance.

PHOTO: You can see the resemblance.


00:00:00 - 01:04:28 Contrarians Corner (#CC)

01:04:20 - 01:06:43    Siblings Anonymous

01:06:44 - 01:29:33       Real Talk

01:30:34 - 01:44:23 Plugs and see ya laters


- Alex is going to force BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM into being a Christmas movie, at least this year.

- Julio is happy to eat crow and admit that SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is a fantastic movie and easily the second or third best Spider-man movie so far.

- Hans Rothgiesser, the man behind our logo, can be reached at @mildemonios on Twitter or you can email him at in case you ever need a logo (or comics) produced. And you can listen to him talk about Peruvian politics on his own podcast, NACION COMBI.

Up next, we are welcoming 2019 by tackling another Keanu Reeves movie: SPEED! Until then, let us know what you thought of Fred Claus! Was it unfairly maligned? Should it have gone for an R rating? Is it better than ELF? E-mail us at or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!