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Polaroid Christmas commercial

13 Days of Xmas 2011, Day 5 –...

Day 5 has traditionally been a day to review some classic commercials–some famous, some infamous. This ever since way back on Year One we gave you our Top 10 favorite Xmas commercials of all time. But now it’s time to sit back...

13 Days of Xmas 2011 – Day 3: Yes...

It’s time for another cavalcade of Christmas cartoons, since that’s the traditional Day 3 approach to things. We kick off with the Max Fleischer 1939 classic, “Somewhere in Dreamland.” That’s apparently Mae...

13 Days of Xmas 2011 – Day 2: The...

The holiday YouTube channel so often we’ve just turned over an entire day of 13 Days of Xmas to it. It cannot be denied: XmasFlix rocks. Here are two bits worth sharing: first, an episode of the show Mr. Piper. Never heard of this...

Scary Santa

Whence Cometh The Christmas Creep?

Our favorite holiday, Halloween, has come and gone, and do you know what that means? Is it time for us to fill our bellies on various forms of mutton and copious amounts of ale as we honor the founding of our country? Is it time for students...

Raggedy Ann and Andy: The Great Santa Claus Caper

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 7: The Great Santa...

So during 32 Days of Halloween we brought you the Raggedy Ann and Andy special. I’m no huge fan of the characters myself, but one cannot deny Chuck Jones, who directed that special. But another holiday special came along for Christmas...

Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 6: Yes...

The story’s fairly well known: little girl writes into a newspaper to ask if there’s a Santa Claus–response from the paper becomes legendary. That’s where the line comes from: “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa...

Watchmen Backwards

Your Weekend Justice #94: Rox Saves...

It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that will set fire to your yule log while you are still holding it. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most...

Glass Wax Santa

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 5: And Now, Fun...

It’s 13 Days of Xmas, kids. And Day 5 is when we’ve usually been involved in advertising madness. Like last year. Or the year before that. Or what we first started with, our Top 10 Christmas Commercials. So first up, we’d...

Surviving the Holidays With Lewis Black

Win Surviving the Holidays With Lewis Black...

It’s Lewis Black, back for another special…on The History Channel. Here’s what they have to say for themselves: Once the “happiest season of all,” the daunting days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s...