MuggleCast Night Before Christmas: 2012 Year in Review
'Twas the night before Christmas and since I'm a Jew,
I sat in my bedroom without much to do.
Chinese food was ordered, movie tickets were bought
So I opened on my iTunes without another thought.
The icon was waiting as it was in years past
A new episode of MuggleCast was here at last!
And me in my pjs knew just what to do:
Pressed play and settled in for MuggleCast’s year in review.
The familiar tune started and I hummed along
As the tempo picked up in the Hedwig’s Theme song.
It finally ended and Andrew came on
To let us know this was sponsored by Audible.com.
As always, then Micah went into the news
And listed the stories the ‘Casters perused.
Pottermore chapters, Aunt Marge news revealed
And just how much income Butterbeer yields.
With a little nostalgia my mind started to drift
And seven years of shows I started to sift.
I began to think of the ghosts of hosts past
And how they began each and every podcast:
"I’m Andrew." "I’m Ben." "I’m Eric." "I’m Micah."
"I’m Jamie." "I’m Kevin." "I’m Matt." "I’m Laura."
I thought of the fanclub, of the PicklePack!
And wondered when Spy on Spartz would come back!
Make the Connection, British Jokes, Dueling Club,
And all of the MuggleCast segments I love.
Character discussions, listener rebuttals after
And seriously what happened to Chapter-by-Chapter?
Then, Eric recited his top seven list
And recapped the events we shouldn’t have missed.
In no particular order he started his spiel
And allowed other hosts to weigh in how they feel.
But where were the MuggleCasties this year?
The awards every MuggleCast fan holds most dear.
It seems such a Bobfail- now how will we know
If the JK Rowling award was still given to Jo?
After plugs for podcasts, calendars, and more
We moved on to what 2013 has in store:
Theme park expansions? A kids book from Jo?
Could MuggleCast: the Musical be given a go?
And what is the status of Jo’s pen and paper?
Since The Casual Vacancy has her writing tapered?
Or can we cross our fingers for an encyclopedia
Despite what she may have said to the media?
It’s amazing that MuggleCast has been around seven years,
For more than a forth of my life it’s been here!
I recall being nestled all snug in my bed
While voices of ‘Casters drifted through my head!
No way they knew how many they’d touch when they started,
But by simply existing their reach was uncharted.
Strangers at the time, they discussed Mr Potter
And their friendships ran through us just like running water.
Every year I thank MuggleCast just for being around
And for the joy made from a simple podcast I’ve found.
For uniting online to record near and far
And bringing friendships together through the boy with a scar.
(Yeah…I ended with scar. Someone had to end something with the word ‘scar’, didn’t they?)