From "Kevin - Alone at Home" to "The Grinch" - no Christmas is complete without cult movies. To pay tribute to precisely these classics, BurdaForward (including FOCUS Online, Chip.de, TV Spielfilm.de, Bunte.de) has launched a fitting podcast: „TV Spielfilm packt aus: Weihnachtsfilme“
As we all know, there are many traditions surrounding Christmas, from roast goose to "Oh du fröhliche". Not to forget, of course, the cult movies, which inspire every year again, although you can already speak along.
To honor precisely these evergreens, the "What's On" team at BurdaForward, which among other things fills TV Spielfilm's digital offering with content, has launched a Christmas podcast: „TV Spielfilm packt aus: Weihnachtsfilme“. In just under half an hour per episode, different hosts from the team tell personal stories about their holiday classics. In a total of four episodes, each of these films is scrutinized. The spectrum ranges from "Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella" to "Kevin - Home Alone" and "The Grinch. The hosts not only report on their very personal experiences with the films, but also tell what they are actually about. They provide interesting background facts and shed light on what happened to the careers of the well-known actors and actresses.
Advent vibes in August
Kerstin Ammermann, Lead Content Manager in the "What's On" team, was already dreaming of decorated Christmas trees under the August sun and thus initiated the Christmas podcast project in midsummer. Within a month, the team formed a project group with participants from different areas of expertise to gather as many different perspectives as possible.
One Podcast, many origins
The episodes of the podcast were recorded in a specially equipped studio in the BurdaForward office in Hamburg. In order to achieve the high sound quality required for a podcast, a lot of improvisation was involved. "With pinboards, beanbags and large acoustic foam mats, we set up a makeshift studio in the BurdaForward campus," says Michael Wex, product manager in the "What's On" team and one of the podcast hosts. Half of one of the episodes was even produced remotely from the home office - so location-independent working is not a problem even when producing podcasts.
"Watching Christmas movies is a great tradition for many people in the run-up to Christmas and at the holidays, and is as much a part of Christmas as the decorated Christmas tree in the parlor. In our four podcast editions, we let just this homey feeling of Christmas get-togethers arise by not only conveying facts and trivia about the classics, but also sharing our very personal stories and relationships to the films," says Kerstin Ammermann.