Mon, 27 December 2021
Join Jay and Shua as they look back at 2021. There was plenty to indulge in, from movies, TV, and the premiere of our brand new podcast! Come along with us as we remember how to find the fun in everything, and how to Enjoy Stuff!
Despite all the challenges in the world, we certainly hope that 2021 has been good to you. If it seems like it may have left something to be desired, we try to look back on all the things that made us smile. This was 2021.
-We said goodbye to Monkee, Michael Nesmith and designer of NES and Super NES
-The Library of Congress just inducted some really cool movies this year
-A new Toys R Us megastore is now here!
What we’re Enjoying
Jay has been catching up on some fun holiday movies on his extra time off. Did it help to make a fun Christmas? Shua and his family are currently wrapping up their Christmas in Disneyland. He’ll post some reports on social media.
We say goodbye to 2021 by looking back at a bunch of cool stuff that has happened.
Movies: The Green Knight, Jungle Cruise, and the return of amazing Marvel movies were some notable pieces of entertainment. Some were worthy of returning to a theater, and some were enjoyed right in our homes.
TV: Ted Lasso, Resident Alien, and The Mandalorian were only 3 shows on a long list of awesomeness. And the great thing is, there are so many more to come.
Podcasts: We said goodbye to good friends and a fun history when TechnoRetro Dads came to an end after 8 years. But in May we returned with Enjoy Stuff and are making new kinds of fun with more plans in the future. Jay signed off of Jedi Journals after 11 years of history-making Star Wars literature content. But he fired up some great Sci-Fi articles and a fantastic website called MCU Location Scout.
Personal Lives: Graduations, college, anniversaries. All the kinds of personal stuff you might expect from 2 dads. But we also started to see some positive results from getting in shape. Jay has actually become a runner! Shua turned the big ‘five-oh’ this year, and he did it by travelling out to see Jay in person! All this and more defined a year like no other.
So many great things took place in yet another challenging year for the world. We are so grateful that you chose to take us along through your year.
Were you able to find some good in 2021? What stood out to you? Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon, 20 December 2021
It's Claus vs Claus on this week's Enjoy Stuff! Who emanates the most Christmas spirit. Jay and Shua look at 16 Santas from TV and Movies in a competitive bracket to determine the top 2021 Santa Claus.
Let’s get ready to Jiiiiiiiiiiingle! Jay and Shua rank Santa Claus based on a variety of traits to crown this year’s top Kris Kringle.
-This is the week to grab those Froot Loops candy canes
-Have you been enjoying your holiday cereals? We talk about the kind of variety you can find on the grocery shelves this year.
-Last minute shopper? We have a few retro ideas for you.
What we’re Enjoying
Shua got a couple early Christmas gifts this year. He has been trying to beat his high score on the new Arcade1Up TRON machine he received from his amazing wife. And speaking of amazing, he opens up his gift from Jay on the show and it was a great surprise. Jay has been revisiting all the Spider-Man movies so he was ready when Spider-Man: No Way Home came out last week.
The ultimate showdown of Clauses happens here! As Master Blaster once said, “Who runs Christmas Town? Santa Claus runs Christmas Town!” Check out the rankings below and listen to the show for the final results.
Who do you think is the best Santa? Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to email@example.com
Mon, 13 December 2021
Get in the holiday spirit with Jay and Shua on a special, festive, musical episode of Enjoy Stuff.
When Jay finds out that the AT-AT he wished for one past Christmas is now within his grasp, he and Shua hop in the ‘76 Chevy Vega and head to the North Pole. But will they make it before Christmas? It’s time to Enjoy some Christmas music to get in the spirit of the holidays on the 2021 Enjoy (Stocking) Stuff(-er).
Merry Christmas Everyone- Shakin Stevens
The Monkees - Christmas Is My Time Of Year (1976 Fan Club Mix)
Brian Setzer - Jingle Bells
Mel Blanc Christmas Chopsticks
A Muppet Family Christmas - Sleigh Ride
Seth MacFarlane - Little Jack Frost Get Lost
Tom Lehrer Christmas Song
Jingle Jangle - The Penguins
William Shatner - Feliz Navidad
Miley Cyrus & Bill Murray - Sleigh Ride (A Very Murray Christmas)
Never do a Tango with an eskimo - Alma Cogan
The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy's Christmas
Duck The Halls - Jing-a-Ling-a-Ling
77 Santas - Glenn Miller Orchestra
Yoda Baby - Mega Couch Media
Star Wars: The Mandalorian Theme x Carol of The Bells - Samuel Kim Music
Spirit of Christmas - Christmas Chronicles 2 - Kurt Russell
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our Earbuds! Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon, 6 December 2021
If Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer doesn’t shine bright enough for you and It’s A Wonderful Life isn’t so wonderful, maybe you just need an alternate way to get into the holiday season. This week we dive off the Nakotomi Plaza right into unconventional Christmas movies.
What makes a Christmas movie a Christmas movie? Everyone likes to Enjoy Stuff around the holidays. But taste is a broad spectrum. While some enjoy wall-to-wall Christmas plot, others find the fun in movies that may have just a pinch of gingerbread sprinkled in.
-We’ve got the Breakin’ action figures you’ve been waiting for since 1984!
-The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes are getting the “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” treatment on December 7
What we’re Enjoying
The Beatles are on the minds of Jay and Shua. Shua broke out some of his old Beatles vinyl albums and has really enjoyed the nostalgic feel of the limitations of albums. It’s been very therapeutic. Jay indulged in the hours long epic Peter Jackson Beatles documentary, Get Back on Disney+. If you’re a Beatles fan, it is worth checking out.
For the last few years people have been debating whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie. So the TechnoRetro Dads break it down once and for all.
We look at a plethora of films that have some kind of connection to the holidays. Whether they take place around Christmas or they just have a scene where Mel Gibson beats someone up with a Christmas tree, we look at some unconventional films that fit many people’s holiday tradition bill.
Do you Enjoy any of the films on our list? Did we miss some? Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to email@example.com