As the Christmas season winds down, but before New Year plunges a stake into its Dracula Corpse to end it, enjoy Matt Fraction
, Maggie Serota
and the War Rocket Ajax crew challening each other to create the worst Christmas mixtape
. Not interested in audio format banter and such? There is a Youtube Playlist
. WARNING: Mostly offensive for aesthetic reasons but there are some other terribles in there as well.
This year's festive Doctor Who Christmas episode
will feature a new companion
, a new
theme tune and title sequence and a new
look to the Tardis interior
! But look out for those scary Snowmen
! [more inside]
" (Ukelele cords
) is a Hawaiian-themed Christmas song written in 1949 by Robert Alex Anderson. The phrase is borrowed directly from English but since Hawaiian has a different phonological system - Hawaiian does not have the /r/ or /s/ of English and doesn't have the phonotactic constraints to allow consonants at the end of syllables or consonant clusters - "Merry Christmas" becomes "Mele Kalikimaka". Enjoy the canonical version with Bing Crosby And The Andrew Sisters
) or by KT Tunstall
or Bette Milder
or Jimmy Buffet
or Gianni And Sarah
or The Puppini Sisters
or Reel Big Fish
or Country Western style
or pared down instrumental
or Celtic Rock style
or performed on the Metro by Pokey LaFarge
or ..whatever the hell this is.
Last Year Rifftrax
, the MST3K spin-off movie riffing series, completed a "best of five years" compilation video.
Why not get into the festive seasonal mood with three more "best of" clips from such beloved holiday classics as SANTA CLAUS AND THE ICE CREAM BUNNY
- MAGIC CHRISTMAS TREE
- and of course, THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL.
Since it debuted on the blue
in '11 // Epic Rap Battles of History
preppin' // to score itself more than a billion views
// and become TopDog of the pack YouTube
Made by NicePeter
// (two improv comics by Maker
employed) // The series pits icons of legend renowned // in a slick-wit freestyle rap throwdown
With snappier writing, and better FX // online celebs
(and Google Ad checks) // The Epic Rap crew's halfway done with the brew // that is Epic Rap Battles of History Part Deux
The midseason's close? It comes out today. // In one corner: Santa Claus, fresh from his sleigh
And his prophet o' doom? "He ain't Mayan," ERBoH sez.
It's Snoop Dogg -- Snoop Lion -- as mothafuckin' Moses
→ [WHO'S NEXT?]
→ [more inside]
Pick a hedgehog and make him sing a Christmas carol.
An interactive Youtube animation featuring absurdly cute hedgehogs who will supposedly sing a carol for you. via boringpostcards and metachat
Twenty-Five Semi-Obscure Traditional Christmas Songs as Performed by Famous and Non-Famous People:
1. The Coventry Carol
. Celebrate the end of Christmas with this cheerful song about infants being murdered by a paranoid monarch. Actually quite beautiful. As performed by Sting
, Joan Baez
, John Denver
, Nox Arcana
, Loreena McKennitt
, Manheim Steamroller
, Alison Moyet
, Annie Lennox and the African Children's Choir
, Sufjan Stevens
, Hayley Westenra
, The Mediaeval Baebes
, Dinah Shore
, and the Westminster Cathedral Choir
. [more inside]
25 years of Christmas
Dad tapes his kids reacting to Christmas for twenty-five years and edits it together into a single video. (via
For many years the BBC had a tradition of showing a dramatisation of a classic ghost story at Christmas. This tradition is being continued this year with Whistle and I'll Come to You
being shown tonight staring John Hurt. An adaptation of the same classic MR James story
was shown in 1968 staring Michael Hordern beginning the tradition (1
). [more inside]
(2 3 4 5
) Traditional Christmas Songs played on a casio keyboard by a man in a conehead mask.
If you lived in Canada in the 80s and 90s, then the holiday season meant one thing
: Give like Santa
, save like Scrooge.
Thinking of giving that special someone a cat for Christmas?
Well, you need to know how to properly wrap it for placement under the yule tree. Thankfully, there's a handy instructional video for that.
are Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn and they make music. You might have seen their cover of Single Ladies (previously)
, but they do so much more than pop covers.
Just released for Christmas is this wonderful original track entitled "Always in the Season
." Other originals include "Hail Mary
" and "Beat The Horse
;" the rest of their catalogue is linked inside. [more inside]
Almost no traditional Christmas carols were written by Jews (though there have been rumors
). But sometimes it seems like almost all the best 20th century Christmas songs were. Many people are dimly aware
of this, but few know its full extent. I have compiled a list, with representative performances. [more inside]
80s era holiday television
complete with antenna, TV guide, and remote.
The Bloody Olive
- a 10 minute film noir in the spirit of the season. An interview about the film with director Vincent Bal
"A paper around her neck said she was Ida,
but Ida said nothing at all." So tells the story of the saddest, unluckiest girl that ever lived. [more inside]
101 Classic Christmas Videos
The winter solstice is nearing, and Rudolph's on his way
. So whether you're celebrating Festivus
, or just being a blockhead
, why not kick back with a nice glass of egg nog and a holiday classic
Trapped in the Clauset - part one
, part two
, and part three