Dreaming of a new car with a big red ribbon from Santa? Car collector and rally driver Harrison Woodruff one-upped that notion by gift-wrapping his entire Lamborghini Urus, and topping it with a lit Xmas tree. A metamorphosis is to come when the car is redesigned by 1016 Industries in 2021.
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What happens when you let artificial intelligence write a Christmas song? Musician Chase Holfelder wanted to find out, so he turned to the Jukebox neural network to create the lyrics, chord progression, and vocal melody of this tune, titled “Rudolph, the All-Gracious King.”
To celebrate the holidays in these times of social distancing, Jason Allemann created this little machine that can fling candy canes at a recipient so they don’t have to go rummaging around his candy bowl with their grubby hands. He built the gizmo using the LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor Set. Full build details here.
We might not be getting a Mandalorian holiday special any time soon, but if we ever do, we already have the theme song. AtinPiano’s mashup of Ludwig Göransson’s epic Mando score with the Christmas classic Carol of the Bells would fill the bill perfectly. They previously gave The Imperial March the holiday treatment.
Typically, when you play a song in a minor key, it just makes it sound all sad and somber. But when musicians Christopher Bill and John Romero changed the Christmas classic’s key and performed it on trumpets, it came out sounding like the music from a James Bond movie.
Toast your friends with spirited holiday cards featuring classic Campari cocktails. Love & Victory’s set of eight cards and envelopes with greetings on the front and a cocktail recipe – Boulevardier, Negroni, Negroni Sbagliato, or Americano – on the back. Just the thing to thank weary Santa and his drink-deserving, gift-giving ilk.
The sad clown with the golden voice teamed up with musician Storm Large for a most excellent cover version of The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s cynical holiday classic Fairytale of New York, a song that still gives us chills every time we hear it.
There I Ruined It wishes us a happy holiday season with a Christmas version of Billy Idol’s 1985 hit track Dancing with Myself sprinkled with a cheerful dash of Jingle Bells. It’s perfect in every way, except we would have called it “Dancing with My Elf.”
As 2020 draws to a close, let’s say good riddance to one of the worst years on record with a ceremonial holiday fire. But instead of lighting bonfires to guide Santa’s way, the folks at AM/FM hooked us up with a solid hour of stuff being burned in a dumpster, the honorary mascot of 2020.
Each year, lighting designer Tom BetGeorge sets up the coolest holiday light show around. And every year, the visuals get more impressive. For those of us unable to visit the display, he’s been kind enough to share the 34-minute extravaganza. All he asks is that you consider donating to the McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter.
From the Beverly Hills bakery that invented the 24-hour cupcake ATM, Sprinkles is shipping cupcakes from coast-to-coast. Sprinkle a little love with the flash-frozen Holiday Box: Four Red Velvet, Four Vanilla, and Four Chocolate Peppermint cupcakes decorated with green trees, gingerbread, snowmen, and sprinkles. Order by 12.14.20.
Woodworker Frank Howarth likes to celebrate Christmas by making his own ornaments. This year, he took some wood from a maple tree and turned it into a segmented sphere on his lathe. He then used his CNC mill to cut the “X” pattern into it. The 6″ wood ball has a smaller wood ball inside that makes a rattling sound.
“I love that movie you did with Will Ferrell, man. Elf was phat.” Pete Davidson channels Eminem as he writes a letter to Santa Claus in hopes that he’ll bring him the PS5 he can’t find in stock anywhere. But we’re not sure old Saint Nick has Stu is going to put up with Stu’s demands.
Looking to fill up those stockings with some fun, funny, and sometimes functional little items? We’ve got you covered, with a bunch of great gift ideas that all cost under $25 and are small enough to stuff into those oversize socks you’ve got hanging over the fireplace.
“We sit together watching Home Alone for the hundredth time.” We’ve got a new Christmas tune for you, and it comes to us from the smooth and soulful voice of Iceland’s breakout pop star Daði Freyr. It’s sweet, sentimental, catchy, and accompanied by a silly music video. Add this one to your holiday playlist!
Celebrate your love for the holiday classic A Christmas Story with Funko’s official card game. You’ll triple-dog-dare players to trade presents like the Little Orphan Annie secret decoder pin, a toy fire engine, and the infamous pink bunny suit while trying to avoid Scut Farkus and his little toady pal.
After leaving his family to work thousands of miles away, a man realizes he never dropped his daughter’s letter to Santa in the mail. Naturally, the only thing left to do is to deliver the letter to the North Pole personally. Coke’s holiday commercial is filled with dramatic moments and has the requisite tearjerker ending.
Gear up for the holidays with Garud’s tactical Christmas stockings. Each one has lots of locations for hanging stocking stuffers both inside and out, with four rows of MOLLE webbing, hooks, and a zipper pouch on its side. Available in a variety of colors as well as camouflage patterns. Includes a removable Velcro US flag patch.
LEGO and Star Wars team up for a holiday feast to celebrate Life Day. The animated special reunites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose, and the droids, and pays tribute to classic Star Wars moments, including the so-bad-it’s-good 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. Coming to Disney+ 11.17.2020.
On Saturday, 11.07.2020, Rhode Island’s heavenly Weekapaug Inn will present an outdoor screening of the holiday classic Home Alone, complete with a gourmet “TV Dinner” bento box meal, warm cocktails served in a thermos, and a fur heated blanket to help keep you warm in your lounge chair. Dinner menu here.
Here’s a pre-Christmas gift that’s perfect to hand over on Halloween. Based on Tim Burton and Henry Selick’s multi-holiday classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, the set includes 24 Funko Pocket Pop! vinyl figures ready to scare you behind its 24 doors. Though we’re not too sure about a 2″ tall Jack Skellington.
Saturday Night Live celebrates the holidays with this great compilation of Christmas tunes featured on the late night show over the years. Enjoy classics like “I Wish It Was Christmas Today,” “Office Christmas Party,” “Jingle Barack,” and “Bring It on Down to Wrappinville.”
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