12 Days of Christmas with Jockey

We’re counting down to Christmas. 12 days. 12 exceptional media to get you in the mood. Stories, music, movies.. We’ve got it all.

On the first day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

…Some mind-blowing holiday stories

holiday stories

Title:The Telegraph Christmas Tales

Medium: Podcast

What’s the Christmas season without stories read aloud by a crackling fireplace? While we can’t provide you with the fire, we can recommend some deliciously unique holiday tales from The Telegraph. This collection of Christmas Tales features works from the likes of Tom Hanks, Alexander McCall Smith, and Lionel Shriver and can be found on iTunes, Spotify, or on The Telegraph website

On the second day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

…A twisted Christmas classic

And some mind-blowing holiday stories

best in Christmas Mr.bean

Title: Blackadder’s Christmas Carol

Medium: TV, Blackadder

This Christmas special is a stand-out from the countless takes on a Christmas Carol. Here, Blackadder puts its signature satirical twist on a beloved classic. It follows Ebenezer Blackadder, the ‘nicest man in England’, through a ghastly, ghostly Christmas that helps him discover his inner Scrooge!

On the third day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

…Bing Crosby carols

A twisted Christmas classic, and some mind-blowing holiday storiesChristmas classic

Title: Bing Crosby’s White Christmas

Medium: Music Album

This playlist might sound familiar. That’s probably because Bing Crosby is to Christmas Music what M Night Shyamalan is to plot twists. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some classic Christmas songs — it won’t be long before you’ll be dreaming of a white Christmas!

On the fourth day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

…Airport reunions

Bing Crosby carols, a twisted Christmas classic, and some mind-blowing holiday stories

Crosby carols

Title: Love Actually

Medium: Movie

This is a film that’s mostly about love and only sort of about Christmas, but the spirit is definitely there! After all, it ticks all the boxes of a good Christmas romcom: office holiday parties, nativity plays, grand romantic gestures, and of course, a chase scene in the airport. What more could you ask for? Oh that’s right, it’s actually eight different stories in one, featuring an ensemble cast of Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, and the late Alan Rickman.

On the fifth day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

…Ambient music

Airport reunions, Bing Crosby carols, a twisted Christmas classic, and some mind-blowing holiday stories

Ambient Mixes

Title: Ambient Mixes

Medium: Playlist

They aren’t your usual Christmas tunes, but these relaxing sounds can really get you into the festive spirit. If you want to turn any mundane activity into a scene from a Christmas movie, just add a crackling fire to your background score, or maybe even the sounds of a snowy winter’s day.

On the sixth day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

…Christmas nostalgia

Ambient music, airport reunions, Bing Crosby carols, a twisted Christmas classic, and some mind-blowing holiday stories

Christmas Past

Title: Christmas Past

Medium: Podcast/Website/YouTube Channel

For the history nerd, or just those who are simply curious, this is the perfect way to unwind on a winter’s day. Delve into the fascinating history of various Christmas traditions and nostalgic aspects of celebration with the hosts of this informative podcast. Find it here!

On the seventh day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

…An amnesiac Grandma

Christmas nostalgia, ambient music, airport reunions, Bing Crosby carols, a twisted Christmas classic, and some mind-blowing holiday stories

Reindeer

Title:Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer

Medium: Movie

Delight your inner child with this wacky animated film based on a holiday song by the same name. Essentially it’s a classic Christmas story of a small-town business woman standing up to the owner of large megamart, hoping to protect the spirit of Christmas. Now throw in a sleigh-related hit and run, amnesia, a lawsuit against Santa Claus, and some really funky fruitcake, and you’ve got a wild ride ahead!

On the eighth day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

…Claymation parodies

An amnesiac Grandma, Christmas nostalgia, ambient music, airport reunions, Bing Crosby carols, a twisted Christmas classic, and some mind-blowing holiday stories

Uncontrollable Christmas

Title: Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas

Medium: TV, Community

Whether you’re fan of the show or not, you can’t deny that Community is constantly pushing the boundaries of its genre. Take this Christmas special for example, in which Abed and friends must discover the meaning of Christmas through the power of stop-motion animation! The icing on the cake is the claymation style which draws on holiday classics like ‘Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer’.

On the ninth day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

…Festive film ratings

Claymation parodies, an amnesiac Grandma, Christmas nostalgia, ambient music, airport reunions, Bing Crosby carols, a twisted Christmas classic, and some mind-blowing holiday stories

poddcast

Title: Tis the Podcast

Medium: Podcast

The only thing better than Christmas Day is getting to enjoy Christmas everyday — and this podcast does just that. Enjoy a year round celebration of festive movies with these film loving hosts as they discuss, debate, and fangirl/boy over some holiday classics. You can listen to it on iTunes, Spotify, or on their website.

On the tenth day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

… Instrumental covers

Festive film ratings, claymation parodies, an amnesiac Grandma, Christmas nostalgia, ambient music, airport reunions, Bing Crosby carols, a twisted Christmas classic, and some mind-blowing holiday stories

Brooklyn

Title:A Brooklyn Duo Christmas

Medium: Album

Look no further for a refreshing twist on your favorite Christmas songs. These covers feature only a piano and cello for a serene yet festive mood. Turn up the volume for the perfect accompaniment to everything from studies to household chores. You can find them on iTunes or Spotify, or listen to a few of their tracks on their YouTube channel.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

… A genuine (?) Christmas Miracle

Instrumental covers, festive film ratings, claymation parodies, an amnesiac Grandma, Christmas nostalgia, ambient music, airport reunions, Bing Crosby carols, a twisted Christmas classic, and some mind-blowing holiday stories

Miracle on 34th Street

Title: Miracle on 34th Street

Medium: Movie

It’s not the holiday season without a feel good Christmas classic to drown out the Scrooges in your life, and this one really hits the spot. It tells the story of a mall Santa who may be a little bit magic, and his quest to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in everyone he meets. This is the one film that will warm the heart of even the most grinch-like person you know.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Jockey gave to me…

…Time-travelling shenanigans

A genuine (?) Christmas Miracle, instrumental covers, festive film ratings, claymation parodies, an amnesiac Grandma, Christmas nostalgia, ambient music, airport reunions, Bing Crosby carols, a twisted Christmas classic, and some mind-blowing holiday stories

Christmas TV program

Title: Doctor Who Christmas Specials

Medium: TV, Doctor Who

Doctor Who Christmas specials are something of a tradition in their own right, especially in Britain where the entire nation tunes in for the adventure. With Countless brilliant, stand-alone episodes to choose from, you can dive right in, even if you aren’t a die-hard Whovian. After all, why not add some spice to the holiday season and fend off an alien attack or two?

 

Shivangi’s interests include video games, psychology, and everything in between. Certified night owl, official nerd, and purveyor of fun facts. Follow her on instagram (@stixer11) if you want to meet her dog.

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