Chances are the holidays have driven you mostly insane by now, so Amazon's gone ahead and packaged its Christmas shopping postmortem (they sold lots of Kindles!) with some goofy facts that will appeal to the infantile mush that was once your brain.
Welcome to Shijiao. It's a bustling town in China that just so happens to be the unofficial capital of dead and unwanted Christmas lights. According to The Atlantic, 20 million pounds of old Christmas lights make it through Shijao every year. What the heck for?
Christmas! A cheerful time, right? The spirit, the decorations, the gift giving, the time off, it's supposed to be happy! Not for these horrible people. Ungrateful punks and out-of-touch teens have all taken to Twitter to complain about what they didn't get for Christmas and how they now hate life and everything Santa Claus. It's a shit show.
Is it a coincidence that a video showing researchers using one of GE's 3D printers to make these ornaments has been switched to private? Because I want them to know that this is an awesome use of their R&D budget.
The Frank Capra classic isn't known for its special effects. But since It's a Wonderful Life was shot in the sweltering heat of June and July of 1946, the filmmakers had to develop a new type of artificial snow.
What? Santa's got a tough job—stuffing oneself down a chimney is no easy feat. And have you ever smelled a reindeer? Worse than a Tauntaun. So when his shift is over, Santa could use a smoke. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of his favourite brands.
Like the ghost of Christmas future, YouTuber bd594 has given us a chilling glimpse of what the future of the holidays might be like. Door-to-door carollers replaced with a robotic snare drum and a flatbed scanner playing Little Drummer Boy.
The Santa questions start firing at you before your kids turn five. How does he speed around the world in a single night? How does he know what I want? Sure, you could deny Santa's existence, but be ready for some tears.
It's Christmas morning. You're all excited as you pillage through layer upon layer of gilded paper and bows, and there it is! A 7-inch Acer Iconica Tab A100! Just what you've not been dying for! Uh. Thanks?
Holy crap! There's leaving your Christmas shopping to the last minute, and then there's LEAVING YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TO THE LAST MINUTE. Mum isn't going to be happy if you present her with a used air-freshener tomorrow morning. The same gift two years running displays an appalling lack of imagination.
Most people only care about Christmas for a few weeks out of every year, but porn is on our minds every day. But what's this? Each year "Christmas" briefly eclipses "porn" on Google? Will purity reign? Not this year, baby.
By some estimates, Santa has to travel 3,000 times faster than the speed of sound to deliver billions of gifts in one night. So it's not surprising that even he needs to log some time in a sleigh simulator.
Our new favourite YouTube director CGP Grey is back, just in time for Christmas, to educate us about the fat man we call Father Christmas. Contrary to popular belief, Coke didn't manufacture Santa, just cheekily pinched him for its advertising campaigns. Plus, what we Brits think of as Father Christmas doesn't even wear red and white at all (that's the American's Santa), and should be clad in green and white.
If you don't have kids, there are probably knives, prescriptions drugs, poison, and electronics lying everywhere. But now the family is coming to visit with something that could destroy everything you love: Children.