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“Holiday Engagement” Podcast Movie Review

Holiday Engagement (2011)

Holiday Engagement – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 79

“Everyone’s losing their shit about Gav.”

The Park Post Herald star reporters Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell get the scoop on Hallmark Channel Christmas with help from Gav of Films on Trial. Holiday Engagement pairs witless “journalist” Hillary with unemployed sign-spinner David in the most pointless holiday ruse possible. Comedy professionals like Shelley Long and Sam McMurray are powerless against the film’s flat tone and bland presentation.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss sand enthusiasts, ankle collections, silent orgasms, and fake baptisms.


Hallmark Channel premiere: Nov. 28, 2011

This week’s darer: Vanessa McNetflix, heiress to the McNetflix fortune

IMDB synopsis: “Afraid to tell her family she’s been dumped, Hillary hires an actor to play her fiancé during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend at her parents’ house.”

Why did Vanessa dare Daniel and Corky to watch “any Hallmark or Netflix Christmas movie”? “I’ve been subjected to sitting through three of these turds over the past few weeks and – boom! – now I’m a diabetic. Pick one. Any one.”

This week’s referenced movies: Love ActuallyRemember the NightChristmas in ConnecticutChristmas with the KranksInceptionThe GodfatherOrdinary PeopleSingle White FemaleSecrets & LiesOf Mice and MenFrozen AssetsHome Alone: The Holiday Heist; the Klumps movies

Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Holiday Engagement trailer

Calling “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”

George shoots Lenny

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