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Dive deep into the details of “The Christmas Bells”

Writer/director Phil Lollar (left), composer John Campbell (top), and sound designer Nathan Jones (bottom)
Writer/director Phil Lollar (left), composer John Campbell (top), and sound designer Nathan Jones (bottom)

SPOILER WARNING! Writer/director Phil Lollar, composer John Campbell, and sound designer Nathan Jones discuss the creation of “The Christmas Bells” in spoiler-ific detail.

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      1. Thanks i never got in the top ten in then i get first twice in a row😁😁😶😝😜🙈🙉🙊🙈🙉🙊:O =-O :-* 😛 😀 😉 :'( 🙁 :-\ 🙂 O:-) :-! :-[ :-$

  1. Hey Odyssey fans! Here’s a quote that I have really enjoyed and would like to share with you. “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples…..

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    build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert F. Kennedy I used this for an essay I wrote on the Civil Rights Movement, if you like writing I suggest opening your pieces of writing with quotes. I find it inspiring and creative.

  3. Just so you know Rylan is the one and the same odysseyfan (me)
    You may remember Rylan from an earlier podcast.

  4. I just want to say that this episode (Christmas bells), was AMAZING! The writing, sound design, acting, music, it was fantastic! I listened to this episode so many times, and it is one of my favorites.

    1. I like Christmas bells too it was really really cool to me
      I’ve only heard the first episode but I am so excited to hear the other one

  5. I love 💗 this episode! I love 💕 the music 🎵 and the story is so nice 👍 and sad 😢

  6. I love Christmas bells so much! It is such a great story and kind of sad too but really great 👍

  7. Wow I love to hear how stuff is made and especially producer interviews. I loved Christmas Bells and am looking forward to hearing Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off. One thing I would like is more podcast and interviews love them.

  8. Oh, and I could use some prayer if ya’ll don’t mind. My family recently moved to a new church because of some problems with our old church. I am just have a hard time adjusting and even though there were no hard feelings it is still awkward when I see members of our old church. I pretty socially inapt anyway.

    So I could just use some prayer.

    1. i understand how you feel, I’ve done that multiple times before (most of the times, i was too young to remember)
      but i remember 1 church where we went there for 5 yrs, i don’t have any friends from there anymore, so i understand

    2. Praying! Thanks for sharing. I could use some prayer too. My baby cousin went to the hospital a few days ago because his arms and legs were swelling up a ton and they didn’t know why. They did a bunch of tests, and think that he has a rare disease so he with have to wear tight stocking things on his arms and legs to keep them from swelling. Thanks!

      1. that must be really hard for your family to go through, I will definitely pray for y’all

      2. Praying. I’m so sorry Rachel. How is he doing? Is he doing better??? Is the swelling going down? Your on my prayer list. I hope he feels better. God has a reason for this. Never doubt that. I hope he feels better soon.


    3. Oh, I’m so sorry! I totally understand. I’ve moved so many times! It’s so hard. Where do you live?

    4. Lydia Elisabeth, ill be praying for you i understand what you are going though i’ve been to like five or six churches, till we found the one we go to now😉 and if me and my parent’s sees someone from our old church at a store we are like don’t look at them, walk the other way!! lol because it is very awkward at times

  9. Just a guess but I think that the title Lets Call the Whole Thing Off means someone decided to stop getting Emily Morie and sue sue in trouble.

  10. 5000000000000000000000000000000000000th comment….maybe???😂🤪😂🤪

  11. My fav dude perfect show is the one where one guy is hunting and the guy next to him is like ” aaaahhhhhh
    Orange juice ” takes a sip and then spits it out and exclaims “yuck pee bottle?!!😀

    1. I like grocery store stereotypes whenever i go to the store i look for some of the stereotypes i llloooovvvveeeeeee dude perfect

  12. Stink! I thought we would here more of the “one of three will fall” in “Let’s call the whole thing off”, but I guessed have to wait for album 71

  13. Who is everyone’s favorite AIO writer?
    Mine is probably Phil Lollar or Dave Arnold

  14. why do you guys always say first??? i could use some prayer. My dog had puppies and my favorite puppy died last night.Does anyone raise puppies too?mini goldendoodles?????????

    1. Hi Lillian! I saw your comment. I’m so sorry about the little puppy. I’m sure he was amazing! God has a purpose for his dying. I actually have a golden doodle. His name is Calvin, and he is one and a half. He’s so cute! I think everyone says ‘first’ because they may be the first comment. Anyway, I’m so sorry about your puppy.

      -Agirl 😥😥😥

      1. it is I have goats and one of my fav goats died tow days ago it was so hard but a dog is proply harder
        Not the same Lillian

    2. hi lillian we have the same name that is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


            P.S. I wish Kari could join us, that would be so much fun.

    3. can you guys pray for one of my chicks her foot is swelling and she could die the same is happing to one o my ducks has it to please pray I live on a farm and love my animals I am not the same Lillian as the one with the dog.

      1. Lillian, that’s so sad!!😢 I will pray for you. And for the chick. I remember when Bitser wasn’t doing okay and I prayed and he got better. What’s this chick’s name? That is really too bad. When you have animals they are like a member of your family, that is heartbreaking. I will keep you in my prayers

      2. Lillian, just to let you know, I don’t know if many people are here anymore. Try going to the “Hurricane Perkins” touches down in Odyssey! podcast, there are more peoples there. The podcast episode about American Heritage Girls which is the last one down on page 2 is empty no one talks there anymore, we can chat there. The comment saying “I do AHG”

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        is from me. Have a nice day, I am praying for the chick and the duck. I love you!!

          1. i Hannah What are you doing I whant to have JUST you over for pool at my home 🏊🏽‍♀️🏊🏿‍♀️👩🏽👩🏿

          2. Yes, Lillian, I really want to go to your pool. Please have us over I am dying of the heat. Some good news, I taught myself how to do a front flip!! 🏊🏾 if we end up going to your house I can do one off the diving board!!!!!!!!
            I am so excited, God is so good to me

  15. when i told my mom about the story in Christmas bells she started crying.It was so sad that henry longfellows wife died.

  16. Hi, could you please air “The ties that bind” series on this website? I really, really, really want to listen to it.

  17. @🛡️RangerStrider🛡️
    Lol! 5000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000th comment….maybe???

  18. Broken window Ronnie:so if I had broken the window I would admit it right
    Mitch:I don’t know
    Ronnie:but you don’t not know
    Mitch:well yea I mean no I I don’t not know
    Ronnie:so if you do not know then you do know and if you know that the answer isn’t no then you know that there is no way you can know I broke the window. No further questions.😝lol

  19. I can play “I’m just me” on my guitar 🎸🎸🎸!!!!!
    PS I love the song Shona and Robby did a great job!👍👍👍

  20. Why are you guys always competing on being first?!?! Can someone please explain to me WHY

  21. I hate to ask for more prayer but I found out that my aunt and uncle, who go to the church that we decided to go to after we left our old one, are moving to Virginia. One of their daughters is my only friend left in CT; we are really close. Praying all the time but I could use more prayers. After she leaves I will literally not have anyone left.

    1. I’m so sorry that must be really hard I will be praying for you. And also, don’t stress about it, you can never ask for too much prayer!

  22. I ‘m worried about Emily. I’ve seen the next AIO album(a slippery slope)and I think something going to happen to her
    I don’t want something to happen to her that is to drastic 😟😟😟😟

  23. Oh my word! Fanny’s screams when her dress was on fire!!😳😳😳😱😱😱

  24. This isin’t about the podcast but I loved the titanic episodes because the Day I heard the episode was when I was geting home from the TITANIC MUSEME. I was like what a cawinkydin

  25. Is anyone excited for summer?? That’s when my birthday is and I love going to the pool and eating Popsicles and playing on my family’s Slip ‘N Slide!! And eating ice cream and going to the beach and getting sandy, lol

  26. A little late, but dude perfect is my favorite😂😂😀🏀🏈Have U seen their Music video?

  27. Hey Abbi I’m new here- but of course I will pray for your Dad . Hope he gets better 🔆

  28. hey Everyone Happy Sunday May the Lord Be with you 👩🏽😎 (P.S don’t forget to read your Bible)

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