Advent Calendar House - TV Holiday & Christmas Specials

Christmas Comes to Pacland

Episode Summary

Santa’s sleigh is grounded in the original video game crash. Guests: Lindy, Alicia. Find links and complete show notes at:

Episode Notes

The Advent Calendar House kicks off another Christmas countdown by rewinding back to 1982, when Santa found himself stranded in Pac-Man’s neighborhood in the original video game crash.  

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers about Santa Claus from 11:25 to 13:30.  

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🎙 On This Episode:  

Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), apparently necessary police officer in a town named after its own savior.  

Lindy (@ieatvideogames), and  

Alicia (@thinkbluee), the Sour Puss and Chomp-Chomp to my Pac-Baby.  


💬 Topics & Tangents:  

• Santa is flying with 8 reindeer, including Rudolph. Who got the night off?  

Why some reindeer actually have red noses.  

• This might be the first time a Christmas special shows Santa using a computer.  

Russi Taylor’s Pac-Baby has the same voice she later used as Robin in Muppet Babies.  

• No one in Pacland knows about Christmas, but the Ghost Monsters know Jingle Bells.  

• Absent from this special is the Ghost Monsters’ boss, Mezmaron.  


📼 Retro Commercial Break:  

Pac-Man Cereal (1984).  

Chef Boyardee Pac-Man Pasta Commercial (1984).  


🎤 And Now, These Messages:  

A Bomb for Christmas, made for podcast Christmas movie by Tim Babb of the Can’t Wait for Christmas Podcast, co-starring Mike as “Captain Willis.”

Christmas Comes to Pacland © 1982 Hanna-Barbera Productions.

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