Mary Katharine Ham and Vic Matus of the SubBeacon discuss “Christmas Comes Twice,” which if you know Vic was an unwise title to give him. They do their best not to earn an Explicit label in their discussion of this heartwarming Tamera Mowry-Housley vehicle fueled by “gentle Christmas time travel” and “zero action.”

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In this episode Mary Katharine Ham welcomes in comedian Jenna Kim Jones for another dose of Christmas-themed Vanessa Hudgens, this time in The Knight Before Christmas (Netflix, 2019).

Mary Katharine Ham and Bethany Mandel talk about this rare Hanukkah offering in the Hallmark oeuvre, Bethany’s very deep and real feelings for Ben Savage, how to get engaged in eight days or less and why that’s an awesome idea, and whether Bethany deserves a screenwriting credit.

Mary Katharine Ham welcomes back fan fave Kristen Soltis Anderson to break down Netflix’s “The Princess Switch: Switched Again,” which includes even more Vanessa Hudgenses than the first “Prince Switch,” which MK and KSA discussed in season 1 of A Christmas Ham.

Mary Katharine Ham and Ryan Manion discuss Hallmark’s “USS Christmas,” the classic love story of a reporter and a fighter pilot connecting on a Navy ship’s Christmas cruise for civilians. Is that a thing? Apparently, it is! As a longtime advocate for military families at the Travis Manion Foundation, Ryan offers special insight on this movie while MK covers the perspective of a single 30-something reporter lady. Ryan is the author of “The Knock at The Door: Three Gold Star Families Bonded by Grief and Purpose” and the host of “The Resilient Life” podcast.

Natasha Simons, chief A Christmas Prince correspondent for A Christmas Ham, is back to review the third installment of the A Christmas Prince saga from Netflix . We can’t remember any of the characters’ names, but they’re having a baby and that’s great. Merry Christmas!

Technical note: We sincerely apologize for some sound quality issues (slight echo at times) that occurred while recording this episode.

It’s Christmas in Zambia with Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield as they review the new Netflix movie, Holiday in the Wild, starring Rob Lowe and Kristin Davis. Lyndsey is the chief Zambia Correspondent for A Christmas Ham, having gotten married there just a few short months ago to a hunky man with dreamy eyes (whose name is not Rob Lowe).

A real-deal movie critic joins us on “A Christmas Ham” this week to talk about the history and hypnotic effect of cheesy TV Christmas movies. Also, we somehow touch on the opioid crisis. I didn’t even know there was a dark side to my movie obsession until I talked to John!

Mary Katharine Ham is back for another season of A Christmas Ham! Special Autumn Reeser Correspondent Kristen Soltis Anderson joins to discuss Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas Under the Stars,” starring Jesse Metcalf and Autumn Reeser. You’ll want to tune in to this one as MK and KSA discuss the finer points of… medical debt. This is not your typical Hallmark Christmas movie although it does check off most of the criteria for a classic: A Christmas deadline, a family reunion, an evil business empire threatening a small family business, a (sort of) precocious kid, and at least one Christmas carol. Weirdly, though, there was no snow ball fight.

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Join Natasha Simons and Mary Katharine Ham for an examination of this romantic romp through…a stimulus spending controversy? Let’s just say our second trip to Aldovia was not all the first one was and we object to the bachelorette party strenuously.

Kristen Soltis Anderson sits down with MKH to dissect The Princess Switch, a Netflix original that reveals Vanessa Hudgens’ estimable  charm, a ridiculous fictional kingdom, and a supporting actor who should most definitely be a lead. Hijinx ensue.

Jenna Lee joins Mary Katharine Ham to discuss The Hallmark Channel’s A Shoe Addict’s Christmas, Christmas decorating philosophies, the admirable arc of Candace Cameron Bure’s life, and shoes obviously. What spiritual and shoe wear lessons did they learn?

In this first episode of our new podcast series, Mary Katharine Ham and Kristen Soltis Anderson dive into the intricacies of the Hallmark Channel’s first original offering of the Christmas season, Christmas at Pemberley Manor.

Mary Katharine and a guest will be discussing a new holiday movie every week (sometimes twice a week!) until the end of the month. Watch for new episodes on Ricochet and your favorite podcast directory (and subscribe)!

Read this episode description in a deep voice-over voice. Now imagine a quaint New England town nestled below a small mountain because it’s New England and not Colorado. There’s a church steeple with the bell tolling. Don’t forget the deep voice: This Christmas season. Cut to Mary Katharine Ham. She’s stepping across the road. She’s probably wearing, like, earmuffs or something because it’s snowing. Probably should have mentioned that at the beginning. Back to the epic voice over: One woman will dare to watch all the Christmas movies. Cut to Mary Katharine entering a movie theater. Joined by her friends. Each week, she’ll talk about her favorite movies in the best damn Christmas movie podcast ever made: A Christmas Ham with Mary Katharine Ham. It’s a play on words. Because Christmas ham is something you eat on Christmas, and Mary Katharine’s last name is Ham. Never mind; just subscribe!