Pop Life- Not Your Grandma’s Christmas TV Entertainment

Dec 12, 2020

Gone are the days when you had to wait for Christmas movies and specials like A Charlie Brown Christmas or A Christmas Carol to get scheduled for a one-and-done airing by the big three networks.  Today, outlets like the Hallmark Channel and streaming services like Netflix combined have more content than you can watch in an entire year.  Does the proliferation of this content make it less special?  Who are the major players?  What are the new classics?  Pop Life host Joe Lee is joined by Syracuse University Newhouse professor and popular TV expert, Bob Thompson, to discuss this and more.  


And if you are tired of traditional Christmas TV tropes, horror expert and Syracuse University professor of Communications and Rhetorical Studies, Kendall R. Phillips joins the conversation to discuss some non-traditional, scarier options for Christmas entertainment.

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