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EP 25:  To the Makers of All the Holiday Magic

A quick episode with Rachael + Erin in the midst of all the holiday madness!


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Episode 25: To the Makers of All the Holiday Magic


Show Notes

References, links, and corrections from this episode! ​​​

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Contest: WIN $1,000 + a KitchenAid Mixer + a Canon Camera Package and Peep our Best Christmas Recipes Inherited from the Women in our Families

Ratatouille: Watch the scene from the movie and tell us what YOUR "ratatouille" is HERE!

The song that makes Rachael cry while addressing Christmas cards:

The infamous LIT LLAMA

Rachael documented a late night run to Target and her desire to buy a Christmas Llama. You can see the archived Instagram story here. Erin was on the other end of the phone telling her to JUST GO HOME. But she didn't. And now Erin is the proud owner of a Christmas Llama...and as we discussed on the podcast, it involved some sketchy doorbell-ditching by Rachael's you can see fro the doorbell camera footage:

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And here's my delightful Lit Llama bringing Christmas spirit to my home. If you feel compelled to get one for yourself, here you go.


Shows We Are Watching

While we're up late wrapping gifts, addressing Christmas cards, we've been binging some of our Netflix favorites. 

For late-night, adults only watching (look, don't make it weird, small kids don't want to watch Parks and Rec, okay?)

Bodyguard on Netflix 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime

Arrested Development on Netflix

For some family-friendly downtime this holiday season:

The Clone Wars on Netflix (STAR WARS FANS UNITE!)

She-Ra and The Princesses of Power on Netflix (the new reboot is SO GOOD!

Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia on Netflix (you will LOVE THIS!)

The Great British Baking Show on Netflix (this show is my happy place)

What are you watching with your family? Tell us in the comments!


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