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A still from The Holiday Sitter. Sam takes Jason's hand as they sit cross-legged on the carpet, wrapping gifts.

Image via HallmarkChannel.com

Christmas-averse city boy Sam meets holiday-loving smalltown Jason…who can guess what might happen next? it’s a Hallmark Channel holiday movie first, and we’re here to dissect it in all its sweet, slapstick-y, romantic glory, with film and culture writer Justin Kirkland in (mistle)tow.

What’s Good
Alonso – Monastery of Angels Pumpkin Bread
Drea – the outer limits of vanity
Justin – first latke
Ify – Modjeska time!




Staff Picks
Alonso – All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Drea – Wildcat
Justin – Women Talking 
Ify – Die Hard


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Justin’s podcast, John Dutton Must Die

Alonso’s Books:
I’ll Be Home for Christmas Movies
Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas


Ify Nwadiwe
Drea Clark
Alonso Duralde
Justin Kirkland

Produced by Marissa Flaxbart
Sr. Producer Laura Swisher

In this episode...


  • Justin Kirkland

About the show

A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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