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Holidays

Craft Beer Homebrewing Kit

Craft Beer Homebrewing Kit
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Oktoberfest may be over but you can still create your own Oktoberfest beer from scratch with this homebrewing kit. It comes with all the ingredients and supplies you need to start brewing and experimenting. Grab it today in The Awesomer Shop.

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.

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Heritage 2016 Spirit Advent Calendar

Heritage 2016 Spirit Advent Calendar
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Stay festive and slightly buzzed in the 24 days leading up to Xmas with an assortment of tiny bottles of booze. Includes a variety of gin, whiskey, and flavored vodka. New to the selection this year, a yummy brown sugar bourbon.

July 4th, Alaskan Style

July 4th, Alaskan Style

Each year, the town of Glacier View, Alaska celebrates Independence Day with a gathering of friends and family, followed by a parade and food. But instead of capping of the celebration with fireworks, they launch cars off of a cliff – a creative solution to the lack of darkness in July.

Phoenix: Alone on Christmas Day

Phoenix: Alone on Christmas Day
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Mother’s Day Lie Detector

Mother’s Day Lie Detector

In this clip from Distractify, a group of mothers is put to the test by their offspring, as they are asked a number of telling and uncomfortable questions while connected to a lie detector. Most of the moms are surprisingly honest.

Rock Chicks

Rock Chicks

In celebration of the Easter holiday, Nexus Productions and Download Festival put together this clip of some chicks rocking out and trashing the stage, as fuzzy little baby birds have been known to do.

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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Greening of the Chicago River

Greening of the Chicago River

It’s an annual St. Paddy’s Day tradition here in Chicago – turning the normally brownish-green Chicago River into a bright green spectacle. This short time-lapse video by Peter Tsai does a great job capturing how it’s done.

UPS Truck Holiday Time-Lapse

UPS Truck Holiday Time-Lapse

Aymann Ismail of ANIMAL set up a camera overlooking a UPS distribution facility in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen in the days leading up to Christmas, capturing the mesmerizing ballet of trucks moving in and out of narrow spaces.

Sorry, I Spent It on Myself

Sorry, I Spent It on Myself

Upscale UK retailer Harvey Nichols launched this tongue-in-cheek holiday campaign which suggests you spend your money on awesome gifts for yourself, leaving your family with such prized items as paper clips, toothpicks or gravel.

Father’s Day Video Card

Father’s Day Video Card

Here’s to all the dads out there on Father’s Day – if you aren’t kicking back or out playing, we hope you’re having as much fun as Ronnie and his father are in this video. (Thanks Bryce!)

Here’s to the Moms

Here’s to the Moms

Google thanks the number one ladies in our lives. The videos and images were uploaded by YouTube and Google+ members. The all-knowing company forgot to include the most important data, but we’ve got your back.

Whisky Advent Calendar

Whisky Advent Calendar
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The Masters of Malt have combined our love of tiny paper doors and booze with their Whisky Advent Calendar. It offers 24 3cl samples of deliciousness, including a 50 year old Scotch. (Thanks Ryan!)

Horrible Holiday Hooligans

Horrible Holiday Hooligans
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You don’t need a tree to enjoy these festive HOrrible HOliday HOoligans by Sebastian Reymers. 3 jerks with a saw, axe and match hanging around? Sounds just like the holidays at our house.

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Pumpktris

Pumpktris

Let’s take Halloween out with a grin by enjoying Nathan Pryor’s Pumpktris, a fully playable version of Tetris in a pumpkin, with 128 LEDs for the display and bonus game controller stem. (Thanks James!)

Half-Eaten Valentine’s Chocolates

Half-Eaten Valentine’s Chocolates

Valentine’s Day is over, and all that’s left behind are some dried up roses, empty bottles of bubbly, and some half-eaten chocolates. Here, Conan bids farewell to these unwanted sweets.

Fredde’s Valentine’s Medley

Fredde’s Valentine’s Medley

Can’t think of what to get your loved one for Valentine’s Day? Why not serenade them with a few tunes, like Fredde Gredde in this medley of 21 syrupy songs. Better than a box of chocolates.

Terrible Xmas Presents: Part 2

Terrible Xmas Presents: Part 2

Long after Jimmy Kimmel’s cruel pre-holiday prank was over, parents continued to mess with their kid’s heads and tell them they were getting crap for Xmas. Broccoli = the new lump of coal.

Sausage Party: A Christmas Story

Sausage Party: A Christmas Story

If you can’t get through the holidays without watching A Christmas Story for the 1,000,000th time, but you’re sick of the same old human actors, here’s a classic scene, reenacted by frankfurters.

12 Carols, 4 Minutes

12 Carols, 4 Minutes

The always entertaining FreddeGredde returns with a little holiday medley, cramming 12 classic Xmas tunes into a seamless 4-minute medley. Bonus points for Banjo-Kazooie and The Pogues.

My Drunk Kitchen: Gingerbread

My Drunk Kitchen: Gingerbread

Hannah Hart dips into the egg nog (and rum) to fix us all a delicious gingerbread house. If we were gingerbread men, we’re thinking we wouldn’t want her to architect our homestead.

56,100 LED Xmas House

56,100 LED Xmas House

We’ve seen some impressive Xmas light displays over the years, but this installation takes the cake, with 56,100 LEDs, controlled bye a custom-built computer. It’s like Vegas, only in the suburbs.

Jingle Barks

Jingle Barks

Another clever viral video from Pedigree featuring a group of caroling dogs. Assuming it was done without audio trickery, we’re calling it awesome. Otherwise, happy barking holidays anyhow.

Christmas Carol Caption Fail

Christmas Carol Caption Fail

YouTubers Rhett & Link ran classic Christmas carols through YouTube’s automated caption generator, then sang the new lyrics for all to enjoy. Manicurist mutts to all, and to all a good night.

Twas The Night Before Xmas

Twas The Night Before Xmas

Vocal impressionist Jim Meskimen returns with a short holiday poem, done in the voices of dozens of famous celebrities. We’re not sure if David Letterman or Tom Waits is our favorite.

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