My 12 Days of Christmas – By Gadi Elkon

Please take this post with all seriousness and also uh Gingerbread cookie with Milk.  Here are a Jewish kid’s 12 Days (or things) of Christmas by Me that Jewish fella.  Enjoy.

On the first day of Christmas, my true love (George Clooney) gave to me

My favorite film of the year:

THE TENDER BAR.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love (Robert Eggers and David Fincher) gave to me

My most anticipated films of 2022:

THE NORTHMAN

THE KILLER.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love (Evil Executives) gave to me

The most shocking cancellations of 2021:

Cowboy Bebop (Netflix 1st season)

AP Bio (NBC/Peacock 4th season)

Y: The Last Man (FX 1st season)

WTF SANTA!

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love (My car and American Airlines) gave to me

4 quality road trips:

Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, KS

Bentonville Film Festival in Arkansas

Pittsburgh

Orlando.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love (Marvel Studios) gave to me

5 magical moments:

Loki

WandaVision

Hawkeye

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider Man:  No Way Home.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love (Spotify) gave to me

This playlist:

Matt Beringer’s ONE MORE SECOND

TV On the Radio’s WOLF LIKE ME

Ezra Furman’s LOVE YOU SO BAD

Father John Misty’s cover of EVERYTHING IS FREE

Sir Sly’s MATERIAL BOY

St. Vincent’s DOWN.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love (UFC) gave to me

The best fighters of the year:

Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis (2-1)

Rose “Thug” Namajunas (2-0)

Brandon “The Assassin Baby” Moreno (1-0)

Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (2-0)

Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Pena (2-0)

Max “Blessed” Holloway (2-0)

Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira (2-0)

Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman (3-0).

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love (Podcast Heaven) gave to me

My favorite Podcasts Picks of 2021:

Band of Brothers hosted by Roger Bennett

Foundation: Official Podcast

Small Town Dicks season 9

The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner

Life Is Short with Justin Long

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Westward

Stephen King’s Strawberry Spring.

On the nineth day of Christmas, my true love (these folks) gave to me

My favorite performances of 2021:

RJ Cyler in The Harder They Fall

The Cast of MASS – Ann Dowd, Reed Birney, Jason Isaacs, and Martha Plimpton

Mimi Keene as Ruby in SEX EDUCATION

Alan Tudyk in Resident Alien (and like a million animated voiceovers)

Jason Genao in On My Block

Dev Patel in The Green Knight

Nicholas Cage in PIG

Evan Peters in Mare of Easttown

Jean Smart in Mare of Easttown and Hacks.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love (RIP) gave to me

These notable deaths in 2021:

Hank Aaron

Michael K. Williams

Ed Asner

Jessica Walter

Dean Stockwell

Norm MacDonald

Stephen Sondheim

Richard Donner

Cicely Tyson

Anne Rice

On The eleventh day of Christmas, my true love (TV) gave to me

My favorite “TV” shows of 2021:

Ted Lasso (season 2)

Foundation

Invasion

Mare of Easttown

The Wheel of Time

The Wonder Years

Arcane

The Shrink Next Door

Acapulco

Reservation Dogs

Sex Education (season 3)

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love (Interviews) gave to me

My favorite interviews of 2021:

Simon Bird

Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King

Kristian Mercado Figueroa

Lynn Roth

Dr. Stephen Smith

Euros Lyn

Heidi Ewing

Christian and Justin Long

Clare Lewins and Catherine “Cady” Coleman

Kirby Atkins

Andrew and Jon Erwin

David Parks

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