A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Even though the Grinch likes to be a grouch, often talking about how much he hates everything, episodes always end with him feeling more sentimental and his heart growing bigger. His jokes are lighthearted and the guests promote messages of creativity, curiosity, and positivity.
Positive Role Models
Celebrities such as Pete Holmes, Skai Jackson, and Shawn Johnson East encourage listeners to follow what they're passionate about and how to find joy in everything for the holiday season.
Diversity and inclusion are not explicitly discussed, but some guests come from diverse backgrounds and careers. Guests include Tabitha Brown, Skai Jackson, Meghan Trainor, and more.
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Some use of mature language like "hell" or "damn," but not frequent.
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Products & Purchases
Longer ad breaks catered to adults in the middle of each episode.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that 'Tis the Grinch Holiday Talk Show brings kids' favorite grumpy Dr. Seuss character to the podcast world, interviewing celebrities alongside Cindy Lou Who and his dog, Max. Episodes are geared toward the whole family, with references to pop culture and jokes for the adults. The Grinch, voiced by host James Austin Johnson from Saturday Night Live, jokes about the holidays while talking about topics like being thankful, spending time with family, shopping, and more. Celebrity guests include Skai Jackson, Tabitha Brown, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East, Meghan Trainor, and more. Episodes are meant to entertain listeners through the Grinch's angry demeanor and sarcastic humor, but young kids may take this too literally. Even though the Grinch likes to be a grouch, often talking about how much he hates everything, episodes always end with him feeling more sentimental and his heart growing bigger. His jokes are lighthearted and the guests promote messages of creativity, curiosity, and positivity.
Is It Any Good?
A show that's short, funny, and entertaining for the whole family. 'Tis the Grinch Holiday Talk Show is sure to get you in the holiday spirit while making you laugh alongside other celebrities and comedians. While most of the Grinch's humor is grumpy and sarcastic, each episode has its moments where his heart starts to grow and his emotions start to show. Episodes usually feature topics that are great for families to talk about, like how to spend more time together, connecting with each other through humor, and what they're thankful for. This podcast is full of great sound effects and character voices that make you feel like you're sitting right next to the Grinch and his pals. It's a great screen-free listen and activity for the family during the holidays and beyond!
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