Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Merry Christmas!

A little collection of holiday fun from the net. First a few of my favorite music videos:

Fairytale of New York from the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl. Who would have thought that a smokey barroom could fit so well in a Christmas video:




The wonderfully cheesy Jingle Bell Rock from Hall and Oates with G.E. Smith as the guitar playing granny:




Run DMC's colorful Christmas in Hollis:




And the classic Bing Crosby and David Bowie:




In the interest of bizarre pairings, here's Dennis DeYoung and Billy Corgan with a string quartet. Sometimes the whole can be less than the sum of its parts:




Urban legend site Snopes gets busy this time of year. Latest Christmas conspiracies include the healing Santa, Santa's Canadian postal code, where the Salvation Army bell-ringers' money goes, and the story of Carson Williams' extraordinary Christmas display lights. Here's a clip of his work:




For the kids, here's Norad's Santa Tracker.


Not for the kids, here's MAD TV's classic mafia Rudolph episode:




From my bro, 101 (and counting) Christmas TV specials, sitcom episodes and music videos from The Christmas Spot.


The official homepage of McAdenville, North Carolina, a.k.a. Christmas Town USA.


This buzzy stop-motion clip of worker Legomen set to the Flaming Lips' "Christmas at the Zoo":




And that classic coke, or is that coke classic, commercial:

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