Tread Perilously - ‘The Night They Saved Christmas’

Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.

This Week: The Night They Saved Christmas

Tread Perilously dives into the center of the Christmas spirit with a grouchy Santa and oil explorations in The Night They Saved Christmas. (Now available on Amazon Video!)

An oil-digger's family is abducted by Santa's chief elf in an attempt to save North Pole City from the machinations of businessman Sumner Murdoch and his fear of the unseen Gaylord. While "they" learn the secrets of Santa's power and tour Dr. Fernando's lab of scientific wonders, the oil-digger gets chewed out by his boss and let's down his emotionally distraught son. Will "they" save Christmas or will Murdoch ruin Christmas forever? Also, Paul Williams has a prominent role.

Erik reveals how the movie forms the first chapter of his gritty origin story while Justin blames Dr. Fernando for all of his troubles. The pair also discuss Phantasm, Dune, Dungeons & Dragons, and the tall dwarf phenomenon in Hawk the Slayer. Erik diagrams his obsession with the phrase "Christmas Eve Day." Justin imagines a time when the alt-right went looking for the Hollow Earth. Impressively bad dialogue is discussed as is Jaclyn Smith's TV movie career. Also, Justin attempts to determine who the unseen "Gaylord" really is and why he drugged the Saudis.

Because nothing says Christmas like the high-stakes world of petroleum production.

 

 





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