Awesome Christmas

Ninjabread Cookies

Ninjabread Cookies
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Help your holidays kick more ass with this ninja-shaped cookie kit. It packs in everything you need to bake an army of edible fighters, including cookie cutters, and enough gingerbread mix, royal icing, and candy beads to make 20 cookies. (Thanks Robb!)

One Christmas at a Long Time Ago

One Christmas at a Long Time Ago

Craig J. Clark created this unofficial music video for Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick’s modern holiday classic One Christmas at a Time, using only footage from the hilariously awful 1978 show The Star Wars Holiday Special, which you must watch if you’ve never seen it before.

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Lesser-Known Christmas Characters

Lesser-Known Christmas Characters

(PG-13: Language) “Please remember, I am making none of this up.” We all know about Santa and Krampus, but in Europe there are other Christmas folklore characters that are not so popular. Why? Because they belong more to Halloween, as Sam O’Nella University explains.

Jack Daniel’s Barrel Christmas Trees

Jack Daniel’s Barrel Christmas Trees

In the spirit of the holidays, Jack Daniel’s Distillery built five huge whiskey barrel trees in Chicago, Dallas, Milwaukee, Nashville and Lynchburg. One auctioned barrel from each will benefit Operation Ride Home, bringing US military home for the holidays.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Metal Claus

I Saw Mommy Kissing Metal Claus

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we can officially play Christmas music without feeling too guilty about it. If you’re tired of traditional carols, then sit back and rock out to Leo Moracchioli’s very special edition of Jimmy Boyd’s jolly little ditty I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.

Home Alone: Illustrated

Home Alone: Illustrated
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A great stocking stuffer for fans of the holiday classic Home Alone. This fun story book is done up in the style of classic kid’s books, with bold and colorful illustrations of Kevin McAllister as his parents leave him behind to take on a couple of bumbling burglars all by himself. They’ve also illustrated the sequel.

A Flaming Lips Christmas

A Flaming Lips Christmas

The Flaming Lips’ ringleader Wayne Coyne loves Christmas, though it’s hard to tell from this surreal “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” video, an homage (sorta) to the famous David Bowie/Bing Crosby duet. The track was recorded live at Coyne’s Pink Floor Studios in Oklahoma City, and arrives as a single 11/29/19.

2019 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

2019 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
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Celebrate the holidays with a collection of 24 LEGO Star Wars toys, from minifigs to simple models of spacecraft and droids. Each toy hides behind a door, so kids (or us grownup kids) will have a new treat to enjoy every morning before Santa’s big day.

Excitable Edgar

Excitable Edgar

Every holiday season, we can rely on UK retailer John Lewis to provide us with a charming Christmas commercial. For 2019, they introduce us to a little girl and her friend Edgar, who happens to be a fire-breathing dragon. But his literally hot head gets him into trouble when snow, ice, and trees are part of the festivities.

How Fake Xmas Trees are Made

How Fake Xmas Trees are Made

While we prefer the aroma of a fresh cut Christmas tree, sometimes it’s nice to not have to deal with all of those needles on the floor. The Science Channel and Insider take us inside a factory that makes oversize fake Xmas trees to show us how they come together.

A Christmas Rock Medley

A Christmas Rock Medley

Enjoy some holiday classics with a little extra edge, courtesy of musician Richard Campbell, who infuses some hard rock verve into tunes like I Saw Three Ships, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and Carol of the Bells with this fun and energetic medley.

A Very Spidey Christmas

A Very Spidey Christmas

A Very Spidey Christmas is an EP consisting of Spider-Man-themed Christmas songs sung by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse voice actors Shameik Moore, Chris Pine and Jake Johnson. We hope they release another one with Spider-Ham and Spider-Man Noir.

How Christmas Lights Are Made

How Christmas Lights Are Made

Insider shares a simple overview of a machine that makes LED Christmas lights. The machine handles everything from preparing the wires to testing the finished product with no human intervention.

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8-Bit Cinema: A Christmas Story

8-Bit Cinema: A Christmas Story

You’ll shoot your eye out, kid! The guys from 8-Bit Cinema retell the oft-quoted holiday classic as a pixelated console adventure game. They really should have had a minigame where you have to glue the leg lamp back together.

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Impressionist Jim Meskimen turns in a wonderful reading of Clement Clarke Moore’s Christmas classic in the voices of 27 different celebrities. The usuals, like Morgan Freeman and Ian McKellan are there, but it’s his Paul Giamatti that made us spit out our coffee.

The Night Before Metal Gear

The Night Before Metal Gear

“‘Twas the night before Christmas, all through Mother Base, not a genome was stirring, not even Skullface.” Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter teams up with Liquid Snake voice actor Cam Clarke to read a Metal Gear-themed variant of A Visit from St. Nicholas.

The Predator Holiday Special

The Predator Holiday Special

It’s Christmas time, and The Predator has found its way to the North Pole, terrorizing every reindeer and elf that stands in its way. But is Santa gonna just sit there and take it? No way. Sit back and enjoy this new stop-motion holiday classic, courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Die Hard: Christmas Trailer

Die Hard: Christmas Trailer

We already have Die Hard on our annual Christmas viewing list, but if you don’t, this official trailer that 20th Century Fox just dropped should convince you that it belongs there, right alongside A Christmas Story, Home Alone, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Elf.

Mondo Krampus Tiki Mug

Mondo Krampus Tiki Mug
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Mondo worked with artist Florian Bertmer to make this highly detailed tiki mug featuring the Christmas devil. The handmade Krampus mug has a wiped red glaze on white finish and holds up to 16oz of drinks. Or coal.

Colin Furze’s Giant Christmas Tree

Colin Furze’s Giant Christmas Tree

Colin Furze’s Christmas project is simple by his standards, but we imagine it still must have involved quite the conversation between him and his family. He felled a 26 foot-tall tree, chopped it into three pieces and made it look like it was sticking out his house.

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Upside-down Christmas Tree

Upside-down Christmas Tree
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Switch things up for the holidays by displaying Treetopia’s Knocked Upside-down Christmas Tree. Not only does it look funny, it also takes up less floor space so you can fit it even in small rooms. It comes with 500 clear lights, a stand, a foot switch and extra bulbs and fuses.

Calamityware Ornaments

Calamityware Ornaments
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Like their dinner plates, Calamityware’s porcelain ornaments feature tiny towns experiencing big disasters, from volcanoes, to sea monsters, to giant robot attacks. Sold in series of four images, each 3.75″ ornament has the same design front and back.

Elf Honest Trailer

Elf Honest Trailer

After its release in 2003, Elf quickly became a modern Christmas classic. Screen Junkies pays tribute to Will Ferrell’s perfect performance as Buddy the Elf in their holiday Honest Trailer, and asks us to give thanks that Jim Carrey turned down the role.

LEGO Christmas Gift Box

LEGO Christmas Gift Box
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What better gift to give a LEGO fan than an official and limited edition LEGO gift box? This collectible set was originally given away to customers who purchased sets at LEGO stores. It contains a living room with two minifigs, a fireplace, a chair, and a toy train.

John Lewis Xmas Ad 2018

John Lewis Xmas Ad 2018

This year’s heartstring-puller from UK retailer John Lewis & Partners tells the reverse-chronological story of music legend Elton John, and the importance of a single gift that defined his life. Super Bowl commercial makers, this is how you do it.

Gift Wrap My Face

Gift Wrap My Face
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Gift Wrap My Face lets you add an extra touch to your gifts by making personalized gift wraps. Choose from its many gift wrap designs then upload a picture to add to the template. Despite the service’s name, the pic you add doesn’t have to be of your face!

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