This Christmas, why not give the gift of anime? At least that’s what we thought while putting together our own Secret Santa exchange! Tune in to see what Holly, Peter, David, and our editor, Marcelo, “gifted” each other as our members watched through recommended anime they hadn’t seen before. Twwk hosts this wintry episode of the TangleCast, which also features a Christmas-themed version of “Anime or Ani-Made Up” and, as always, your responses to our Cast Question. So cozy up next to your laptop, drink a hot chocolate in a spill-proof container, and enjoy our Secret Santa episode! Ho ho ho!
2:37 Last episode’s Cast Question
6:58 New Cast Question
13:12 Anime or Ani-Made Up (Christmas Edition)
20:40 Secret Santa—Introduction
21:22 Discussion—David’s Anime Gift (Anohana)
25:50 Discussion—Marcelo’s Anime Gift (Kino’s Journey)
30:27 Discussion—Holly’s Anime Gift (Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal)
36:25 Discussion—Peter’s Anime Gift (Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex)
43:10 Discussion—A Christmas Connection
And we want your feedback as well! Each week we ask a question on the podcast and feature your answers on the next episode. Here’s this week’s only slightly cruel CQ (Cast Question): When did you find out there was no Santa Claus?
- This episode was based on the Secret Santa Project, an aniblogger Secret Santa tradition that our friends at Reverse Thieves held each year, and one we often participated in. All Geeks Considered has taken up the mantle this year—check out their site on Christmas Day to see all the wonderful posts that come out of it!
- If you want to recommend series to our podcast team, or just want to see what they’re watching, David, Peter, Holly, and Marcelo all have Anilist accounts.
- Btw David made the Instagram feed of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during graduation (twice).
- Also, actual gif of David “making his music.”
- Wanna find out more about the anime we mentioned in this episode? Well, we’ve written about the Azumanga Daioh and Toradora Christmas episodes and My Santa OVA.
- We also looked at the connection between Tomoe and Christ in Rurouni Kenshin, how Menma’s mom responds to her death in Anohana, and blogged every episode of the new Kino’s Journey, including the one about exploding sheep:
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2 thoughts on “TangleCast 67: Secret Santa”
For as long as I was aware, I knew that Santa Claus didn’t really exist. If anything, I had it in my head that kids were supposed to believe in Santa Claus for a while until the adults said otherwise. My parents, though, didn’t really care that much about Santa, so he wasn’t that big a deal for me personally.
Ches Kemp: In my family, we always knew that Santa was make-believe, but we always enjoyed pretending. We know that Nana Claus is real, though! And the Tooth Fairy, and the Christmas Tree Elf, and the Spring Bunny 😜
Matthew Newman (BtT writer): Kindergarten on the bus. I was told by a 5th grader. Which led to my parents walking me to elementary school from then on 😀
Robert Fritchey: When our house was broken into and robbed while we were at church one Christmas Eve. (Yeah, that really happened, but I kinda knew before then)
Jimmy Morgan Jr.: When I had to help with stockings
David Christopher Matthews: …Just now.
Tyler Burnette (BtT Discord admin): Probably 5th grade? My real revelation about him was when I learned he was based on Saint Nicholas, and he supposedly punched out an Aryan heretic at the Council of Nicea (or something like that)
Tim Koschmann: My parents chose not to push the idea of Santa when I was a kid. I was actually told he was not real. My parents wanted my sisters and me to be able to trust them that they told the truth rather than lies.
Lito Seda: my family, mom was an immigrant but dad raised in usa… new york city. so basically it was his call… and he basically let us make up our own minds. raised on a church pew, so we knew about the birth of Christ, but we were also raised on Christmas TV specials like Santa Claus is comin to town.