Breakthrough Entertainment’s ‘Star’-Studded Christmas Special (Airdate: Dec. 19, 2015)

Breakthrough Entertainment celebrates Christmas – and the release of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.” “The Chew’s” Carla Hall bakes up a batch of her favorite Christmas cookies, “Home and Family’s” Mark Steines imparts his holiday entertaining expertise, Scooptacular’s Nindi Wadhwa brings by a few festive flavors of ice cream and Santa Claus previews his upcoming sleigh ride around the world. Other guests include actor Owen Wilder Vaccaro (“Daddy’s Home”) and actor/musician Henry Rollins (“He Never Died”). “The Danish Girl,” “Extraction” and “Youth” are among the other films featured. (Download MP3)

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Santarchy Recap, Joseph’s Christmas Card and Mexican Hot Chocolate Dandies

Segment 2 – Review: “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”

Segment 3 – Reviews: “The Danish Girl,” “Extraction” and “Youth”

Segment 4 – Interview: Celebrity Chef Carla Hall (Gingersnaps and Pecan Shortbread Cookies)

Segment 5 – Interview: Actor Owen Wilder Vaccaro (“Daddy’s Home”)

Segment 6 – Interview: Actor/Musician Henry Rollins (“He Never Died”)

Segment 7 – Interview: Nindi Wadhwa (Scooptacular)

Segment 8 – Interview: Entertaining Expert Mark Steines (“Home and Family”)

Segment 9 – Interview: Santa Claus

Full Show (Segments 1-9)

Joseph J. Airdo

Joseph J. Airdo is a film critic, producer and on-air personality for Breakthrough Entertainment, a talk radio show airing 10-11 a.m. Saturdays on KPHX 1480 AM and that shines a spotlight on the practical perspectives of the topics and themes explored in movies. He has a pet duck named Frozen who is as opinionated about movies as he is. E-mail him at

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