Ep. 318 - Insert Credit Santacular, with Lucy James

### Ep. 318 - Insert Credit Santacular, with Lucy James

Happy holidays! Gamespot’s [Lucy James](https://twitter.com/lucyjamesgames) gathers around the Insert Credit tree to cover Welsh elves, the first official weed strain for a video game, and Dreiblade. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, Brandon Sheffield, and Lucy James. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.


**Questions this week:**

  • 1. As the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, which three video game characters would be best at teaching Ebenezer Scrooge to change his miserly ways? (09:23)
  • 2. Do sliding ice physics ever positively contribute to a video game? (15:19)
  • 3. What do you think is the best selling non-video game item at GameStop as a gift this season? (21:35)
  • 4. Design the greatest Santa Claus video game of all time (30:48)
  • 5. How could dreidel be improved? (35:49)
  • 6. Which video game company probably holds the best Christmas party? (42:43)
  • 7. Based on video games, what do we know about elves? (49:05)
  • 8. What is the Rankin Bass of video games? (54:53)
  • **LIGHTNING ROUND:** Name Design - Christmas Songs (01:01:19)

    Recommendations and Outro (01:12:28)


  • - [Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAkMkVFwAoo)
  • - [Eggnog](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggnog)
  • - [The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%201:1-17&version=NIV)
  • - [Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockin%27_Around_the_Christmas_Tree)
  • - [Monstera deliciosa](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monstera_deliciosa)
  • - [The Twelve Days of Christmas](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelve_Days_of_Christmas_(disambiguation))
  • - [The Da Vinci Code](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Da_Vinci_Code)
  • - [A Christmas Carol](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Carol)
  • - [Ebenezer Scrooge](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebenezer_Scrooge)
  • - [Tetsuya Nomura](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsuya_Nomura)
  • - [Organization XIII](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_XIII)
  • - [The World Ends with You](https://www.mobygames.com/game/34746/the-world-ends-with-you/)
  • - [Marluxia](https://www.khwiki.com/Marluxia)
  • - [Mickey Mouse](https://www.khwiki.com/Mickey_Mouse)
  • - [Kazuma Kiryu](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuma_Kiryu)
  • - [Goro Majima](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goro_Majima)
  • - [Davy Crockett](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett)
  • - [Bob Cratchit](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Cratchit)
  • - [The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Muppet_Christmas_Carol)
  • - [Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey%27s_Christmas_Carol)
  • - [Mickey and the Beanstalk](https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Mickey_and_the_Beanstalk)
  • - [Pinocchio (1940)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_(1940_film))
  • - [Jiminy Cricket](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiminy_Cricket)
  • - [James Stewart](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stewart)
  • - [Lies of P](https://www.mobygames.com/game/208808/lies-of-p/)
  • - [Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_del_Toro%27s_Pinocchio)
  • - [Pinocchio: A True Story (2021)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio:_A_True_Story)
  • - [Pinocchio (2002)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_(2002_film))
  • - [Navi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navi_(The_Legend_of_Zelda))
  • - [Super Mario series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/10044/super-mario-series/)
  • - [Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back](https://www.mobygames.com/game/4952/crash-bandicoot-2-cortex-strikes-back/)
  • - [Uncharted 4: A Thief's End](https://www.mobygames.com/game/78748/uncharted-4-a-thiefs-end/)
  • - [The Last of Us series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/10525/the-last-of-us-series/)
  • - [X-Men licensees](https://www.mobygames.com/group/306/x-men-licensees/)
  • - [Kickle Cubicle](https://www.mobygames.com/game/26089/kickle-cubicle/)
  • - [Chip's Challenge](https://www.mobygames.com/game/5012/chips-challenge/)
  • - [Loki #248 Funko Pop! - Thor Ragnarok](https://www.popfigures.com/en-us/products/loki-248-funko-pop-thor-ragnarok-marvel-collector-corps-exclusive-condition-8-10)
  • - [Pikachu Squishmallows Plush](https://www.pokemoncenter.com/product/701-97694/pikachu-squishmallows-plush-12-in)
  • - [Breaking Bad](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_Bad)
  • - [Minecraft](https://www.mobygames.com/game/110401/minecraft/)
  • - [Jay and Silent Bob](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_and_Silent_Bob)
  • - [Fortnite](https://www.mobygames.com/game/104208/fortnite/)
  • - [Sonic the Hedgehog series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/584/sonic-the-hedgehog-universe/)
  • - [Halo series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/2782/halo-series/)
  • - [The Lost and The Wicked](https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/switch/411225-the-lost-and-the-wicked)
  • - [Tom Holland](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Holland)
  • - [Darth Vader Christmas Sweater](https://www.gamestop.com/clothing/outerwear-hoodies/unisex-outerwear-hoodies/products/geeknet-star-wars-darth-vader-holiday-sweater-gamestop-exclusive/20003173.html)
  • - [Pokémon Trading Card Game](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Trading_Card_Game)
  • - [Alan Wake: Remastered](https://www.mobygames.com/game/173289/alan-wake-remastered/)
  • - [Tom Clancy's The Division](https://www.mobygames.com/game/77526/tom-clancys-the-division/)
  • - [Tom Hiddleston](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hiddleston)
  • - [Santa Claus](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus)
  • - [Mortal Kombat series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/87/mortal-kombat-games/)
  • - [John Wick (2014)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wick)
  • - [BioShock](https://www.mobygames.com/game/29886/bioshock/)
  • - [Death Stranding](https://www.mobygames.com/game/136593/death-stranding/)
  • - [Norman Reedus](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Reedus)
  • - [Stardew Valley](https://www.mobygames.com/game/80992/stardew-valley/)
  • - [Daze Before Christmas](https://www.mobygames.com/game/10698/daze-before-christmas/)
  • - [Hanukkah](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah)
  • - [Dreidel](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreidel)
  • - [Hanukkah gelt](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah_gelt)
  • - [Paper fortune teller](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_fortune_teller)
  • - [Beyblade](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyblade)
  • - [Mario Party series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/1765/mario-party-series/)
  • - [Sega](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega)
  • - [Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams...](https://www.mobygames.com/game/12695/christmas-nights-into-dreams/)
  • - [Konami](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konami)
  • - [Tokimeki Memorial games](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8944/tokimeki-memorial-games/)
  • - [Wargaming](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wargaming_(company))
  • - [Devolver Digital](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devolver_Digital)
  • - [Keita Takahashi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keita_Takahashi)
  • - [Noby Noby Boy](https://www.mobygames.com/game/83411/noby-noby-boy/)
  • - [Tim Schafer](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Schafer)
  • - [Jack Black](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Black)
  • - [Heather Hawkins](https://www.mobygames.com/person/36609/heather-hawkins/)
  • - [Dreamcast](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcast)
  • - [Limp Bizkit](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limp_Bizkit)
  • - [Ted Lasso](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Lasso)
  • - [The Matrix (1999)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Matrix)
  • - [The Eras Tour](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eras_Tour)
  • - [Elf Bowling](https://www.mobygames.com/game/30405/elf-bowling/)
  • - [Legend of Zelda series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/596/legend-of-zelda-series/)
  • - [Keebler Company](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keebler_Company)
  • - [Fudge Stripes](https://www.keebler.com/en/sweet-treat/cookies/fudge/fudge-stripes-original)
  • - [Elves](https://www.mobygames.com/game/44069/elves/)
  • - [The Lost Vikings](https://www.mobygames.com/game/1547/the-lost-vikings/)
  • - [Three Dirty Dwarves](https://www.mobygames.com/game/5859/three-dirty-dwarves/)
  • - [Two Crude Dudes](https://www.mobygames.com/game/15473/two-crude-dudes/)
  • - [Rankin/Bass Animated Entertainment](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rankin/Bass_Animated_Entertainment)
  • - [Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph_the_Red-Nosed_Reindeer_(TV_special))
  • - [Frosty the Snowman (1969)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frosty_the_Snowman_(TV_special))
  • - [Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph%27s_Shiny_New_Year)
  • - [The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Year_Without_a_Santa_Claus)
  • - [ThunderCats](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThunderCats)
  • - [Norman Rockwell](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Rockwell)
  • - [FromSoftware](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FromSoftware)
  • - [Doom](https://www.mobygames.com/game/1068/doom/)
  • - [Rockstar Games](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockstar_Games)
  • - [American McGee's Alice](https://www.mobygames.com/game/2703/american-mcgees-alice/)
  • - [Kingdom Hearts series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/2842/kingdom-hearts-series/)
  • - [Super Smash Bros.](https://www.mobygames.com/game/3546/super-smash-bros/)
  • - [Boba Fett](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boba_Fett)
  • - [Pornhub's Most Popular Video Game Character In 2023 Was Chun-Li From... *Fortnite*?](https://kotaku.com/pornhub-chun-li-fortnite-overwach-most-searched-2023-1851109410)
  • - [Insomniac Games](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insomniac_Games)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Frank**: Check out [gamehistory.org](http://gamehistory.org) where there will be a video about a very strange game called Super Sushi Pinball
    **Brandon:** [Raiders of Atlantis (1983)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Atlantis_Interceptors)
    **Tim**: [Ferrari (2023)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_(2023_film))
    **Lucy**: [Godzilla Minus One (2023)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla_Minus_One)

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    merry christmas to everyone!!!

    im excited to watch ferrari tomorrow on boxing day when buses start running again

    Just got out of Ferrari. Enough to make the pope weep



    That All I want for Christmas cover was pretty good!

    Learned a lot about Rankin/Bass thanks to this episode (and the helpful episode notes). With a name like that, I would have thought it was an old wrestler.

    Any answer to the Best Christmas Party question which involved Japanese people or Japanese corporations in any way was 120% wrong. I’d go safe with Rockstar North. Strong company culture, infinite budget for the party, cold region with potential snow on Christmas, located on an island with a genuine love of Christmas and parties.

    @“◉◉maru”#p145860 we were forced into Japanese companies I thought?? Unless I misheard the question or we hit a weird question. Listening to it there I'm not sure how that happened

    Still near the beginning of the episode, but wondering - all the LDS folks I‘ve known have celebrated Christmas. But Jehovah’s Witnesses eschew Christmas big time (as well as pretty much every other celebration). I wonder if the sanctimonious kid in Brandon‘s anecdote was a Jehovah’s Witness, a particularly zealous splinter-Mormon of some kind, or if there was some major change in LDS approaches to Christmas within the last 40 years.

    Another fun one there for post Christmas - and must be an new record for length of time until the British get bashed. Again!

    FYI - favourite British biscuit, a [hobnob](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobnob_biscuit) Unless you dunk it in tea, where it goes all soggy and that just isn't cricket.

    @“Girard”#p145874 I must admit - I realized once Tim said Mormon that I had made a mistake, the guy was in fact a jehova‘s witness! But it was too late. I’ve considered whether it was worth correcting but uhhhh I dunno

    @“Girard”#p145874 Hello! Local LDS goblin here. We definitely celebrate Christmas! We are Christians, and although Christ likely wasn‘t born during this time, we still celebrate it now.

    As far as I understand, Jehovah’s Witnesses are more of the non-holiday type… and are not a splinter of the LDS faith.

    Glad I wasn't the only one who was very confused. Thanks for the Christmas ep! (and thanks to esper as always for editing)

    When talking about fantasy and British accents it’s worth noting that Orcs and Goblins are almost always Cockney or South London. Orders of magnitude more insulting than making Dwarfs Scottish.

    Also where do these rules come from? The Dwarf from Peter Jackson’s LotR movies had a Welsh accent. So it wasn’t popularised there.

    I absolutely screamed when Lucy said there were only two types of “English” accent. Has she ever been to Britain? Is she some kind of imposter? That’s about as wrong as an American claiming Cowboys are from New York.

    I remember hearing about a kid who was a Jehovah‘s Witness and didn’t celebrate birthdays and instead was simply gifted a gameboy advance on a random day in the year. I was raised Catholic but had no idea who or what Jehovah was, until I played Final Fantasy 7 where I assumed Jenovah was just an alternate spelling of Jehovah. I think I remain confused to this day.

    @“CrushingPride”#p145899 I don‘t think she actually thinks north and south are the only two accents! they’re two categories under which all the specific accents fall, was my impression.


    @“CrushingPride”#p145899 Also where do these rules come from?

    I think dwarves having Scottish accents have been around for a while, not sure where they came from but I remember FFIX having the dwarves clearly speak in a Scottish accent:


    what's the eta on the goty episode?

    I want to know what Jaffe‘s moveset is when he is traversing through EA’s Dante's Inferno LDS Double Heck.

    there should be a patreon tier where, when reached, tim gets five bucks every episode.


    @“yeso”#p145935 what’s the eta on the goty episode?

    We traditionally like to record our GOTY episode around Valentine’s Day. Next episode will be our annual Best Game of All Time adjudication.

    Poll for a second and more obnoxious buzzer for when Tim needs to let someone else speak