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NYC Christmas Specials

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! It's time for Christmas TV specials. Chris & Kris recap the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In the news, Kris talks about the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting special and the new telecast of the famous Radio City's Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. In Listener Mail, Chris talks about the backlash of his stance on Long Island's status as an island. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode. Happy Holidays! Links I Wish It Was Christmas Today - SNL Snow in Southtown Podcast

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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It has arrived! The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is here! Chris & Kris talk about social media's reaction to the 75 ft Norway Spruce. They suggest some fun Christmas destinations close to the city. Chris chats with author Chris Livingstone about his book, Santa Inc, which is available on Amazon

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2020

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Who doesn't love a parade?!  In this episode, Chris & Kris talk about the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They run through all the balloons flying and break down how social distancing will effect the parade this year. In Listener Mail, they talk about how to duplicate a New York City Christmas if you can't make it there this year. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode. Stay safe and Happy Holidays!

Ghostbusters 2!!

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Too hot to handle, too cold to hold. You called the Ghostbusters and they're in control! Chris & Kris have a real treat for you. They've partnered up with Gerry D. from Totally Rad Christmas for a crossover of ghostly proportions. In this episode, Chris & Kris and Gerry take a deep, slightly nitpicky look at the 1989 classic Ghostbusters 2. They talk about the filming locations, glaring geographical errors, deleted scenes, and abandoned storylines. If that's not enough, head over to Totally Rad Christmas after to listen to the companion episode where our hosts chat with Gerry about their memories, feelings, and overall nostalgia of this classic film. There's some really fun stuff planned for the rest of the year so subscribe now so you don't miss an episode. Totally Rad Christmas Companion Episode Totally Rad Christmas on Facebook

Halloween in New York City

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It's the Christmas Time in the City Podcast's one year anniversary and a slew of Christmas podcast hosts have sent in messages to help mark the special occasion! Chris & Kris talk about the past year and how they've grown as podcasters. Kris talks about how Halloween in New York City will be this year and how it used to be. In Listener Mail, they talk about the best place to meet Santa Claus in the city and a fun German Christmas Market in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode. Watch out next week for a very special crossover event featuring a scene by scene breakdown of a classic ghostly sequel πŸ˜‰πŸ€«

The History of Palisades Amusement Park

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As we enter the Bermonths, we bid farewell to the summer of 2020 with a look at an amusement park that closed on this day in 1971. The story of Palisades Amusement Park isn't just it's history but also the foundation of all amusement parks that have come since. In the News, Kris and Chris discuss the reimagining of the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the lengths people are taking to get a little taste of Broadway. In Listener Mail, Chris tells a story about a run in with a pop star on the train. In Christmas Confidential, they disclose a sweet story about a dad trying to keep the magic of Christmas alive and a slightly awkward story about a close mom and son. Stay tuned and subscribe if you haven't already. Stay safe and Happy Holidays!

The History of Coney Island

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With tourism more or less cancelled in New York City this summer, and the Bermonths right around the corner, Chris and Kris take a trip down memory lane and talk about the history of Coney Island. Chris makes a "chilling" announcement. In the News, they talk about the closing of the Rockettes show and the opening of the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. In Listener Mail, Kris talks about living away from family and how to make it work. And finally, in Christmas Confidental, the Chris's read a couple more anonymous Christmas confessions. Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode. Stay safe everyone.

A Brief History of Christmas in New York City

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Happy Christmas in July! There's no better way to celebrate than by talking about the history of Christmas in New York City and how it has impacted Christmas traditions all over the world. In this episode, Chris and Kris talk about the history of modern day Santa Claus, the origin of the most well-known Christmas poem of all time and much more. They recap NYC's 4th of July fireworks celebration, talk about Coney Island and the annual hotdog eating competition. A new segment is introduced called, "Christmas Confessional" and Chris calls out Kris on a "noggy" little secret. Stay safe everyone! Links Christmas Past Podcast - My Dear Santa Christmas Time in the City Podcast

Top 5 New York City Christmas Songs

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Happy Leon Day everyone! We're officially halfway to Christmas and to celebrate, Chris and Kris are marking the special day by presenting the Top 5 New York City Christmas songs! They break some big podcast related news, read a listener review, and answer a couple questions from the mailbag about their potential plans for celebrating Christmas in July. Stay tuned until the end for the results of the tote giveaway. Stay safe everyone! ✌️πŸ€ΆπŸŽ…πŸ‘ Music featured in this episode Fairytale of New York - The Pogues Christmas in New York - Joe Silver Bells - Bing Crosby New York Christmas - Rob Thomas Christmas in New York - Lea Michele Christmas in Hollis - Run DMC Links Fairytale of New York (Cover) - Ed Sheeran Fairytale of New York (Cover) - Ronan Keating Merry Little Bexmas - YouTube Channel

Chris was on Tinsel Tunes!

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Chris was featured on the latest episode of Tinsel Tunes. Huge thanks to Duane for having him on. Follow the link below to have a listen!  Tinsel Tunes Episode 27