Awesome Christmas

Phoenix: Alone on Christmas Day

Phoenix: Alone on Christmas Day

For A Very Murray Christmas, Phoenix covered Mike Love’s uplifting holiday single, with a few out of tune grunts from Bill Murray. The song was supposed to appear on a 1977 Beach Boys Christmas album, but it was never officially released until Love re-recorded it this year.

Dadholes: Christmas

Dadholes: Christmas

(Crude humor, PG-13: Language) “Baby It’s Cold Outside isn’t even a Christmas carol. It’s more like a police report.” The miserable fathers rant about taking plane trips with their kids, marrying too early, eggnog and more.

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Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit

For his latest clip, Eclectic Method celebrates the holidays with a musical mashup of sound bites fromn classic Christmas movie clips and TV shows. It’s catch enough that we’ll forgive him for using the colorized version of It’s a Wonderful Life.

Alex Boye: Little Drummer Boy

Alex Boye: Little Drummer Boy

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, vocalist Alex Boye and the Genesis Choir’s uplifting African version of the classic tune doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, nothing will. Download the track on Bandcamp.

Happy Sad Songs: Jingle Bells

Happy Sad Songs: Jingle Bells

The Gregory Brothers borrow a page from Chase Holfelder’s Major to Minor, transforming happy songs into sad ones. For their holiday jam, they turned Jingle Bells into a dark sort of dirge that belongs in a Tim Burton movie.

One-eyed Saint Nick Ornament

One-eyed Saint Nick Ornament
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He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. Santa has got his eye on you this year. And it’s one big and ugly sucker with Middle of Beyond’s creepy, yet awesome blown glass ornament that’s sure to freak out the family when they visit this Christmas.

Oddly Greeted Holiday Cards

Oddly Greeted Holiday Cards
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Illustrator Jacob Elijah of Puppy Grenade decided that typical holiday cards were just too boring, so he created his own line of dark and twisted cards that are sure to get attention when you mail them out to this Christmas. Also, you don’t talk about Reindeer Fight Club.

A Very Murray Christmas (Trailer)

A Very Murray Christmas (Trailer)

Bill Murray hangs out with Amy Poehler and Michael Cera, Miley Cyrus stops trying so hard and Jenny Lewis serves cake with Phoenix in the full trailer for Netflix’s old fashioned Christmas special.

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

UK retailer John Lewis once again has bestowed us with a touching holiday ad, going for the feels with a story about a little girl who spots a man living on the Moon, and who could really use some Christmas cheer. The track is Half the World Away, an Oasis cover by Aurora.

Heritage Spirits Advent Calendar

Heritage Spirits Advent Calendar
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The holidays can be stressful. Take the edge off the days leading up to Christmas with this sweet advent calendar loaded with 24 individual 50ml Heritage Distilling vodkas, gins, and whiskeys for your tasting pleasure. Save $10 if you order by 11/1/15.

A Very Murray Christmas (Teaser)

A Very Murray Christmas (Teaser)

Bill Murray leads an all-star cast in this special headed to Netflix this holiday season. After a blizzard shuts down production of their extravaganza, Murray and company batten down the hatches with songs, comedy and plenty of Christmas cheer. Drops 12/4/15.

Santa Caught on Camera

Santa Caught on Camera

Young Evan left a camera by their Christmas tree so he could catch Santa. His family edited the camera’s footage to make his wish come true And boy did he catch him! This kid’s going to have intense arguments with his friends.

Kreezus

Kreezus

(NSFW: Language) “I AM A CLAUS.” Local Business Comedy covered Kanye West’s entire Yeezus album, putting a Christmas spin on it. Listen closely because they’re about to drop a lot of jokes on your chimney. Also on YouTube.

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Puddles: O Holy Night

Puddles: O Holy Night

Puddles the clown turns in a soul-stirring performance of the Christmas classic, showing once again why he’s called “the sad clown with the golden voice.” Even if you’re not religious, you’ll have a hard time not hitting play a second time.

Santas Behaving Badly

Santas Behaving Badly

(NSFW: Gore, Language) JoBlo’s not so merry look at Christmas movies, in which Santa Claus shirks his duties as the jolly old man spreading holiday cheer, and instead descends into the deepest pits of darkness. Bad Santa! Bad!

Short Attention Span Christmas Medley

Short Attention Span Christmas Medley

Prairie Home Companion musical director Rich Dworsky performs a piano medley of Christmas tunes for those who just want to get it over with, cranking out numerous popular songs in just about 2 minutes flat. See if you can name them all.

Santageddon

Santageddon

(NSFW: Language) “Kung fu is life and death. Especially at Christmas.” Matt Highton’s low-budget film melds horror and comedy, as a group of friends head to an abandoned department store to investigate a horrific urban legend.

Christmas in the Countryside

Christmas in the Countryside

A hilariously offbeat promotional music video for UK comedian Adam Buxton’s TV special Adam Buxton’s Shed of Christmas. By the end, you’ll have learned where all those wonderful ornaments, tinsel and gifts really come from.

The Auteurs of Christmas

The Auteurs of Christmas

Fourgrounds Film presents a series of short holiday snippets of holiday films shot in the trademark styles of famous directors, ranging from Wes Anderson to Martin Scorsese to Stephen Spielberg. Watch part two here.

Star Wars Christmas Light Show

Star Wars Christmas Light Show

Tom BetGeorge just won Christmas. The music director built and programmed this massive Cantina-inspired setup that is synchronized to his favorite Star Wars songs. It has about 100,000 lights and can be seen from miles away.

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Carol of the Bleeps

Carol of the Bleeps

James Houston created an electronic holiday card for the Glasgow School of Art using a Commodore 64, a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, vintage Macs, and a Sega Mega Drive to perform Carol of the Bells – though the lyrics have been tweaked a bit.

Crisp Concert

Crisp Concert

Japanese snack maker Glico put together this promotional holiday video using 26 sounds captured from chewing, cracking and opening treats like Pocky and Pucchin Pudding. Play with the soundboard and make your own songs here.

SNL: Sump’n Claus

SNL: Sump’n Claus

SNL’s Keenan Thompson debunks the old “you’d better be good for goodness sake” trope, as it seems these days everyone gets presents by the tree, no matter how naughty or nice they’ve been. Everybody’s gettin’ sump’n.

Jingle Cows

Jingle Cows

You may recall that time when farmer Derek Klingenberg serenaded his herd of cattle with Lorde’s Royals. This time he’s back with a little holiday trombone cheer for the bovines. Who knew cows liked popcorn?

Neighborhood Xmas Light Show

Neighborhood Xmas Light Show

We haven’t decided what’s more impressive here – the technological wizardry needed to wire up and synchronize all of these houses in a single light show, or the idea that this many neighbors could agree to do this.

The Ultimate Ugly Xmas Sweater

The Ultimate Ugly Xmas Sweater

When YouTuber bd594 isn’t making music with old computer equipment, he likes to dress up for the holidays. Here, the tinkerer demonstrates the most over-the-top ugly sweater of all time – complete with a working model railroad.

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