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Aussie Christmas Carol

Aussie Christmas Carol

It’s Chrissy time in the Land of Oz, so save a prawn for me! The guys from Aunty Donna sing us a little holiday tune that teaches us some of the many differences in the way that Christmas is celebrated in the Southern hemisphere compared to here in the U.S.

SNL: Christmas Miracle

SNL: Christmas Miracle

Kate McKinnon’s awesomely weird character Ms. Rafferty is back with yet another otherworldly encounter. This time, she meets up with some of Santa Claus’ lesser known helpers during her latest abduction.

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Santa Claus vs. The Penguins

Santa Claus vs. The Penguins

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.

Myth-Testing Christmas Movies

Myth-Testing Christmas Movies

Engineer Mark Rober teamed up with Jake from Vsauce3 to take on some classic scenes from Christmas movies to see if they’d hold up in the real world. Check out Jake’s Home Alone video here. The paint bucket test alone is worth the price of admission.

Deal: Santa’s Stocking Flask

Deal: Santa’s Stocking Flask
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Fill their stocking with something that’ll take the edge off the family visit this holiday season with one of these Christmas stockings which holds a plentiful 2.25 liter portion of your favorite drink. Order by 12/20 to receive by Xmas eve.

Robot Around the Christmas Tree

Robot Around the Christmas Tree

“Deck the halls with human bodies.” Samurai Guitarist’s talkbox-enhanced take on Brenda Lee’s classic ’50s Christmas track is essentially what would happen if the Flight of the Conchords’ classic The Humans are Dead put on a holiday special.

Eclectic Method: Home Alone

Eclectic Method: Home Alone

Remix master Eclectic Method takes on Macaulay Culkin’s Christmas classic, a jolly little tale which offered up the positive holiday message that lighting bad guys on fire and shooting them in the nuts is hilarious.

Insane Christmas Light Show

Insane Christmas Light Show

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.

English for Beginners

English for Beginners

(PG-13: Language) A funny and sweet holiday commercial from Polish online retailer Allegro about a man on a mission to learn a second language, so he can be prepared for a very important trip to England.

Pantone Xmas Ornaments

Pantone Xmas Ornaments
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Originally available only in Italy, you can now get your hands on these cool Pantone color ornaments from Amazon. The two-toned glass spheres are sold individually so you can mix and match your favorite hues.

All I Want for Christmas is The Black Parade

All I Want for Christmas is The Black Parade

You’d never think that Mariah Carey would blend so seamlessly with My Chemical Romance but oneboerdjeu’s holiday mashup proves that sometimes the whole is better than the sum of its parts.

Star Wars Nutcrackers

Star Wars Nutcrackers
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Celebrate the holidays in style with these officially-licensed Star Wars nutcrackers, featuring the likenesses of R2-D2, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper. We wouldn’t recommend the last one though, as it probably misses the nuts all the time.

Come Together

Come Together

Retailer H&M enlisted director Wes Anderson to apply his colorful, fastidious, and bittersweet style to their big holiday advert, which stars Adrien Brody as a train conductor who must break the news to his passengers they won’t make it home in time for Christmas.

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Buster The Boxer

Buster The Boxer

The 2016 Christmas commercial for UK retailer John Lewis totally rips off a classic YouTube clip, but it’s still a fantastic antidote to all the negative Juju floating around the universe in the wake of the recent US presidential election.

Christmas Will Break Your Heart

Christmas Will Break Your Heart

LCD Soundsystem briefly reunited to record their New York I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down for Christmas. Frontman James Murphy says he’s been singing it to himself for the past 8 years, but they never found the time to record it.

Yule Log 2.015

Yule Log 2.015

Relax, sit back and drink in the warm glow of the yule log, done in the style of dozens of different animators, in this annual tradition orchestrated by Daniel Savage. Check out, then loop each of the individual short films here. James Wignall’s Yule Dog is our favorite.

Darth Santa

Darth Santa

…aka Darth Vader. Forget about getting gifts. If he were Santa Claus, Christmas would be the worst day of the year, regardless if you were naughty or nice. Wrenthereaper took over for Corridor Digital’s Sam and Niko for this holiday episode. Making-of here.

SNL: Christmas at Nana’s

SNL: Christmas at Nana’s

A mom tries to guilt trip and blackmail her bickering teenage kids into settling their differences. Go on an emotional roller coaster ride in this dark and twisted unaired skit from Saturday Night Live‘s 2015 holiday episode.

Robo-sleigh

Robo-sleigh

Builders of the robopocalypse, Boston Dynamics celebrated the holidays this year with a video postcard, in which Santa’s reindeer have been terminated and replaced with creepy headless robo-reindeer. Merry Christmas and sweet dreams!

Xmas Spinner Turkey Cooking

Xmas Spinner Turkey Cooking

On a quest to keep his holiday turkey from drying out, madman Colin Furze created this insane device that cooks a bird from the inside out by rapidly spinning it as boiling hot water courses through its innards. It’s still not as dangerous as frying a turkey.

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Improv Santa

Improv Santa

WSAZ shared footage of Sophie Jo Riley, a young girl who thought she spotted Santa Claus at the supermarket. But she was actually talking to a fellow shopper, a bearded man named Roger. Or maybe he really is Santa, pretending to be a man pretending to be Santa.

Inside Santa University

Inside Santa University

When you need Santa Claus to show up for a Christmas event, the company you turn to is Arvada, Colorado’s Noerr Programs, who doesn’t just dress white-haired, rotund men in costumes, but actually offers them a four-day course on how to be a good Saint Nick.

Kylo Ren vs. Santa Claus

Kylo Ren vs. Santa Claus

We have two really big days to look forward to this month: Christmas, and The Force Awakens release day. To celebrate, Nerdist pitted the Kylo Ren and his crossblade lightsaber against Santa Claus and his candy cane light blade. Oh, and the baritone narrator? It’s Tay Zonday.

Lump of Coal Soaps

Lump of Coal Soaps
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Latika Body Essentials has a silly holiday gift for folks who’ve been naughty or literally dirty. Its Lump of Coal soaps are partly made of activated charcoal and smells like smoked wood. Each bag contains three pieces of soap.

LWT: Regifting

LWT: Regifting

(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight is on hiatus until February, but John Oliver briefly awoke from his hibernation to teach us the basics of regifting. And make numerous inappropriate analogies for unwanted gifts.

12 Days of Frasier

12 Days of Frasier

Sure, Frasier has been off the air for years, so it seems like an odd choice of source material, but we’re still impressed with the editing mastery of MovieBitches, who turned sound bites of the classic sitcom into a popular Christmas ditty.

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