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The Plugged In Show, Episode 162: Holiday Fun Roundup (and Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’)

Wednesday Addams holiday cheer


The stockings have been emptied. The wrapping paper is in the trash. While we might have a few Christmas cookies left, they’re getting rather dry. And even though most of your kids probably got something shiny and new and fun under the tree this year, a few of those same kids might be, unimaginably, bored.

I know, I know. Crazy, right? But it’s true. So what is a parent to do?

We offer some thoughts on that very thing during this episode of The Plugged In Show. We’ll talk about good board games to break out and fun pastimes to engage in. We might even mention a screen-based element or two that–instead of separating your family (as screens are wont to do)–might bring it together.

Then we’ll discuss Wednesday—the Netflix show, not the day of the week. While this Addams Family spinoff has its creepy, kooky moments, it also has problems that might leave you lurching for the remote. What sorts of problems, you ask? Well, we’ll let you know in a snap.

Naturally, listening to our show is a great way to spend a little time between Christmas and New Year’s. And once you’re done listening to us talk, why don’t you chime in with your own say? Tell us what your own family is doing over Christmas break. Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook, Instagram or via email ([email protected]). And take a look at the links below to learn more about everything we talked about on the show.

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Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

One Response

  1. -I have one suggestion. Since you’ve reviewed the Netflix series “Wednesday” and the last two Addams Family movies, you should also review the two Addams Family movies made in the 1990s by Paramount Pictures, and the original TV series from the 1960s. In fact, you should review many, many more classic movies and TV series, since a lot of them can be streamed for free on services like PlutoTV, Roku, and Tubi.