We’re not sure from whence this album came from, but we’re 99.999% certain it wasn’t performed by Daft Punk themselves. Still, this mysteriously posted compilation of holiday tunes done in the style of the robots is pretty damned entertaining.
(PG-13: Language) Impressionist Scheiffer Bates reading of the classic poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, done in the style of everyone from Peter Griffin to Rick Grimes to Gilbert Gottfried. Most of the impressions are pretty solid, though his Obama sounded like Meatwad to us.
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It might seem like an odd combination, but Star Wars fever and Christmas are both upon us, so Nathan Mills‘ medley sorta makes sense. Sit back and enjoy a beautiful guitar performance of classics like Little Drummer Boy, Imperial March, and Silent Night, all rolled into one.
We’ve always heard that it’s important to keep your Christmas tree watered, as it’s a safety risk. If you had any doubt why, just watch this brief video from the NIST to see exactly why watering could save your life. A watered tree also drops fewer needles for you to step on.
You will get a sentimental feeling… when you hear… Frog Leap singing ‘let’s be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly.’ Enjoy a holiday treat from Leo Moracchioli, as he turns in a tough-as-nails rendition of the 1960 Brenda Lee classic Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.
Christmas time can be depressing for some people. To offer an appropriate complement to these dark days, musician Chase Holfelder rearranged holiday classics into sad songs by flipping them into a minor key. All we want for Christmas is to drown our sorrows in eggnog.
LEGO master Sariel believes Santa Claus knows about climate change. So he made St. Nick an amphibious sleigh with the help of a thematic part – LEGO Christmas baubles. They’re not completely airtight, but they work well enough as wheels both on ground and in water.
(PG-13: Language) Podcasters Cox n’ Crendor share their favorite new way to celebrate the holidays. Tió de Nadal, a ridiculous Catalan tradition in which people care for a log like a pet, and hope that it poops out presents on Christmas. We couldn’t make this sh*t up.
The guys at Switzerland’s Dynamic Test Center perform crash testing on vehicles to help gauge and improve their safety. For the holidays, they gave their crash test dummies the day off and presented them with some toys to play with. Then they took them away and smashed them.
Looking for a gift for a Daft Punk fan? The robots’ online shop some reasonably-priced merchandise for the holiday. There’s a pair of glass helmet Christmas tree ornaments, a light-up snow globe and Pintrill pins. If you have the cash, there’s also a dope varsity jacket.
Keep your space toasty this holiday season with Old Spice’s very special video yule log, which features over 3500 explosions, Terry Crews bringing the heat, a shout-out to moms, and the OTHER Old Spice guy. Take it mobile and watch the full vid to find every holiday Easter egg.
One of this year’s Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments is a doozy – a detailed miniature version of Ellen Ripley as she prepares to take out the alien queen from the comfort of her trusty P-5000 Powered Work Loader exosuit. Get away from our Christmas lights, you bitch!
Actor (and friend of The Awesomer) Zack Ward reprises his role of Scut Farkus to advise on how to protect yourself from bullies, and then how to make the perfect snowball. Be sure to drink your Ovaltine, and watch A Christmas Story for 24 hours straight starting Christmas Eve.
Binging with Babish attempts to replicate the insanely sweet breakfast meal that Buddy the Elf made in the Christmas classic. The spaghetti starts out looking tasty, then it goes far off the rails. We can’t believe Will Ferrell managed to gulp this stuff down without gagging.
“Do you people know how money works?” The guy playing George sounds more like Jerry Seinfeld than James Stewart, but this parody by Above Average is still amusing, as the town attempts to pool their resources to save the old Building and Loan, and fails miserably.
(PG-13: Language) On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… You know the drill. This animated short from Blink mocks the absurdity of the whole crazy list of gifts, which reads a bit like the list of random junk you might pick up in a game of Katamari Damacy.
(PG-13: Language) During a recent performance in Sydney, Australia, Chris Martin and the guys from Coldplay brought a little bit of their own holiday cheer with a charming original tune. And with that, we’ve filled our weekly quota of Australian Christmas songs.