Jeeg calls CT away from decking the halls to talk about the overlooked (even by us) holiday movie The Ref starring Denis Leary.

My son and second born turns 4 today. We found with our first child that 4 was a delightful age and I've been looking forward to it with the boy.

This year, and for the previous two birthdays, my wife made custom super hero shirts for the boy to wear. When he turned 2, we came up with "Two-perman."

Last year, she made him a "RO3IN" shirt.

This year, for his fourth birthday, he became "The 4lash."

There are already ideas percolating for what his 5th birthday could be. We'll see how long the tradition keeps up. My wife could be still making these when he's 18 or this could wrap up in the next couple years.

Either way, happy birthday to my little super hero!

We welcome Digio from The Atomic Geeks Podcast back to the show to help us put together a TV Christmas Special for the ages. Drawing on favorite cartoons, classic Rankin Bass specials, historical Christmas lore, and some cool holiday ideas of our own, we turn out one tasty fruitcake of a special. This week’s Nerd To-Dos feature the impending arrival of a next generation nerd, the announcement of Digio’s 2013 Geek Resolution, a Walking Dead follow-up, and one final mention of Skyfall.

We return to the Nerd Lunch courtroom for this episode with guest Matt Ringler from Schlock Treatment. Director Tim Burton stands accused of crimes against movie viewers everywhere. Overseeing the proceedings is the Honorable Judge CT, with the prosecution being presented by Matt Ringler, the defense counsel offered by Jeeg, and star witness duties fulfilled by Pax.

Will the likes of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and Ed Wood be enough to outweigh Dark Shadows, Alice in Wonderland, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Will Helena Bonham Carter make an appearance in this episode? Will Matt Ringler be able to lock up Burton for good and justify missing the recording of Schlock Treatment Episode 102? Grab your seat in the courtroom gallery and find out! In our Nerd To-Dos we discuss some Laurel & Hardy, iTunes, The Walking Dead trade paperbacks, Christmas movie viewing, and Django.

It's the holiday season and Nerd Lunch is celebrating the often overlooked holiday of "Day of the Ninja." To celebrate, Pax takes over the hosting reigns and in tandem with our Fourth Chair guest, Jaimie from, we discuss the 1984 ninja classic, Ninja III: The Domination starring Sho Kosugi and Lucinda Dickey. Expect discussions on the supernatural nature of 1980s ninjas, old shaolin temples on the outskirts of Los Angeles, the ridiculous Bigfoot body hair of the male lead and, of course, V8. We also spend more time than we should talking about Mr. Ochmonek from Alf (again). This week's Nerd-to-Dos include even more mentions of Bond, Halo 4, Ninja Sex Party and 4Rivers Barbeque.

For those who have never seen Ninja III, it is currently on YouTube. Until it's pulled, you can watch it here: