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It’s a great time of year to sit back, relax and watch a Christmas movie. To help you fill out your binge-watching schedule these last few days before Christmas, host Mike Jordan Laskey invited Fr. Jim McDermott, SJ, onto the show to talk about some of their favorite movies to watch this time of year.

Jim is an ideal candidate for this work. He’s a fantastic writer who covers the intersection of pop culture and spirituality. (His Twitter handle is literally “@PopCulturPriest.” These days, he’s an associate editor at America Magazine in New York, but he has training and experience as a screenwriter and spent some time working for the TV channel AMC.

Jim and Mike each picked three of their favorite Christmas movies to discuss. They also talked about Jim’s life as a Jesuit writer and what interests some of his Hollywood executive friends about his vocation to the priesthood. It was a super-fun conversation and should get you in the Christmas spirit – which, as you’ll hear from Jim and Mike as a common theme in this discussion, means two parts joy and maybe three parts melancholy.

Read Fr. Jim in America magazine.

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