Watch now (21 mins) | Okay, so the podcast is a little late this week, because life is chaotic and we’re doing our best. It’s on the way, we promise! However, I wanted to give you, our friends who consistently show up for us, a little something to tide you over until the pod drops. So, here it is.
Never go to the second location!!! 😂💯💯
Blast from the past. I cried watching this. I kept thinking, 2018 and no one there knew where we would be now.
I cried too! This show was just so BEAUTIFULLY shot!!!
I loved this so much. I’m so grateful for these episodes because I haven’t ever really had cable and I never got to see the show the first time around. I cried so much. It was fantastic.
As far as Christmas goes, Caissie I wish I had wisdom to impart at the level that you do, but I don’t think anyone does. ❤️ I do want to say, though, that my family does Christmas to a level that most people can’t even comprehend. People think that I’m exaggerating, but it was truly insane. My Grandma who was the source of all of that, died in 2020. It wasn’t covid, but long story short, it was covid adjacent. That first year was rough. We got Chinese (and you better believe there were crab rangoons) and went to bed early. But while our family traditions will never be the same, in the years since then, we have had some nice times. We still love getting together as a family and doing the Christmasy things. That’s what she taught us, and that’s what she would want for us. It’ll come back. Give yourself time and permission to feel however you need to.
Caissie- this is the most insanely superficial comment. That jacket you are wearing in this episode- perfection. You are a beautiful person and soul and I appreciate your existence in this world. ❤️
Thank you for this, Caissie. I cried while watching and again while reading the comments. Didn't realize how much I needed that cry! So thankful when I see a new pod or episode email!!❤️
This episode brought me so much joy when it first aired- to see it again is a gift. I’m so appreciative to you for sharing- you are truly the best gift giver.
What I know is that grief is so hard that you don’t think you will ever be able to enjoy holidays again. And then one day you do and immediately feel guilty, which you shouldn’t, but we all do it. And the next year you might crawl under the covers and not come out until it’s over. Please be gentle on yourself- there’s no road map or checklist for this journey.
guys, i miss the show SO much. my fave late nite show maybe ever.
Cassie, you will love Christmas again. It will be different but it will happen.
I fully understand the “will I ever love it again?“.
I suffered a gargantuan loss last fall. It started 3 days before my birthday, and it came to a head around Thanksgiving. I didn’t give a shit about my birthday, or Christmas in 2022 (no tree, etc); both of which I truly love. I thought I might switch to celebrating my half-birthday in an effort to find joy. But that is coming soon (this Saturday), and I still can’t bring myself to celebrate anything. Hugs, Caissie
So sweet ❤️ it was a great repeat too!! That dress is divine and KEKE is a queen 👑 ❤️ now we need to hear how you got Oprah to call!!
Caissie - we lost my beloved grandfather the Monday of Thanksgiving week six years ago. He was 92 and had been in hospice care for nearly a month and it still knocked us to the ground. Thanksgiving itself was just another day that week occupied with drinking too much wine too early in the day, picking off of casseroles and sandwich trays that well-intentioned neighbors dropped off and trying to piece together plans for the next day (turns out having a graveside service on Black Friday can feel oddly fitting).
The entire holiday season that year was a blur - including the mourning of never celebrating another holiday with him, at his house, where he loved to host. None of us felt joyful or the spirit of the season. It was another day, week, month to get through.
All of this to say - I have been there and feel this so deeply. It may never be the same, but I hope that you that are able to once again find your Christmas spirit, even if it hits you in May or July rather than December 25.
I didn't even watch the whole episode yet but I had to pause and comment because I AM CRYING ALL OVER AGAIN. This is one of the purest, most wonderful moments in TV history and I'll remember it (and cry about it) for the rest of my life. Not an exaggeration. Thanks so much for posting it today, Caissie, and not waiting.
My grandfather's favorite movie was White Christmas, and we'd watch it together every year. It took me several years after he died to even be able to bear hearing the song White Christmas on the radio, let alone watch the movie again, but when I finally did, it felt like a nice way to honor him and to carry on our tradition. So I'm sending you so much love and good vibes carrying through the rest of the year to the holidays!
Not me crying watching this.. I loved when this aired and I loved watching it again! *hugs* to you Caissie! You'll learn to love Christmas again, but it's okay that it's taking some time. ❤️
Sending you and your family giant hugs. You will love Christmas again, it may take some time, but it will come back when you're ready. My husband lost his dad suddenly over 20 years ago just a couple of days before Christmas. It took time, when we first got together 10 years ago he liked it though not the way I did, didn't love it. The spirit has since returned and our little apartment becomes a Christmas explosion around Thanksgiving through January. (Valentine's Day if we're really being lazy and honest.) He was ready for it. (His dad also had the same birthday as me, so I'm pretty sure we were meant to be together.)
This episode was so great, and that was the best gift. I think there are people who love getting big giant gifts like this, and then there are the ones who love giving them because the reaction is the their gift. I love gifting like this. <3