(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.
A hilariously weird video in which 11,000 penguins take on 4,000 Santa Clauses, courtesy of the upcoming game Epic Battle Simulator. As insane as it is, what’s truly impressive is the sheer number of characters on screen at once, all using an off-the-shelf PC and graphics card.
You’ve got to see this Christmas light video from Matt Johnson whose latest show uses those big LED message boards you see in Times Square or on the Vegas Strip. Matt’s family used to do shows at their house, but had to move it out of the neighborhood due to traffic.