Show Us Your Crazy Christmas Decorations

Every year, my parents' street goes all-out for Christmas. We're talking, trees wrapped in lights from trunk to top, teams of reindeer on display, and even a house with giant, moving jack-in-the-box effigies of every family member moving in sync with carols. Have you seen similar stuff? We want to see it.
Christmas decorations are one of the best parts of the festive season. Everything, I mean everything, flies, whether it's classic white lights, or an over-the-top camp cramming of plastic Santas on every inch of your lawn. In fact, the latter describes one of my favourite displays I've ever seen (picture above). Ahh, Santas everywhere. Anyway, when it comes to decking the halls, nothing is off-limits. So we want to see what you see in the form of the lights and decorations you've been peeping this Christmas. Read More >>

Milton Keynes Non-Profit Saves Christmas from "Poundland Santa" Shame

The local ice rink in Milton Keynes has stepped in to save Christmas for disappointed children and their angry parents, after a separate local "Winter Wonderland" event was savaged as a rip-off by visitors and forced to close after just two days. Read More >>

Watch This Beautiful Woman in a Bikini Turn Into Santa in This Reverse Photoshop

Well played. Ad agency Victors & Spoils poked fun of mass media's tendency to turn normal humans into plastic Barbie and Ken dolls through their abuse of Photoshop by, well, using Photoshop in reverse. That is, they took a viral photo of a girl in a bikini that had been heavily altered and added more alterations to the original alterations to transform the skinny Barbie into a fat Santa Claus. The power of Photoshop swings both ways. Read More >>

This £4,000 Santa Stakeout Kit Means Father Christmas is Going Down

Murderer. Slave owner. Celebrated philanderer. These are the words that should come to mind when considering a one Mr. Nicholas "Santa" Claus. Just because you can see through that drunk jolly facade, though, doesn't mean the rest of the world can. So it's time to take matters into your own hands. Fortunately, OpticsPlanet has put together a state-of-the-art, high-tech Santa Stakeout Kit for all your hardcore Santa-hunting needs. The guy never stood a chance. Read More >>

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Santa Claus Flies F-16s On His Spare Time

Screw Rudolph, the reindeers and that stupid red flying sled. At the Hill Air Force Base, in Utah, Santa Claus actually arrives on a goddamn F-16. Read More >>

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Hipster Santa Keeps His List In the Cloud

Face it, Santa is pretty antiquated. I mean, what kind of crazy elf-powered factory must he have up there in the North pole in order to be churning out iPhones and laptops and Wii Us? Ridiculous as it is, you don't want him to get hip, because he'd turn into this. He'd keep his list in the cloud. He'd order all his gifts on Amazon Prime like the rest of us. God only knows what he'd do with Snapchat. Maybe some things are best left outdated. [Reddit] Read More >>

New Tech War Kicks Off as Google Enters Santa Tracking Market

Following the shock news of NORAD ditching Google's mapping tools and embracing Bing to power its Santa tracking site, we now have a new in-house Google option to keep track of whose mince pies Father Christmas is currently wolfing down. Read More >>

That Samsung Sex Tape Ad Is Way Creepier When It's Santa

We all remember that time Samsung made a Galaxy S III ad that promoted the healthy exchange of sex tapes between mature adults, right? Like all good things, it's received its mandatory Christmas tie-in. One that manages to ruin your childhood. Read More >>

Santa Sacks Google For Microsoft

The popular kiddie Santa-tracker offered by NORAD has taken sides in the internet search war, dumping its affiliation with Google in favour of using Bing and Microsoft's maps to track Father Christmas this year. Read More >>

12 Santa-Endorsed Smoking Ads

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. Read More >>

How to Scientifically Explain Santa Claus to Your Children

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. Read More >>

Of Course Santa Has To Train Like a Top Gun Pilot

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. Read More >>

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Santa and Father Christmas Are Two Separate Chaps, and Coke Didn't Create Either of Them

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. Read More >>


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