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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Christmas Media

Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus is…Not Nice

Okay, okay….so the British like their commercials to play like little movies. We don’t need them to make social statements. Behold the new ad from Marks and Spencer, which we can only assume is a snooty British department store. Their new ad takes on the previously demure reputation of Mrs. Claus — and they turn

Christmas Britain

Christmas Advert Season in Britain

Our British cousins have several quirky Christmas customs. They love to shop by the glow of billions of Christmas lights that flip on in early November. They can’t understand eggnog even though they indirectly invented the stuff. And the breathlessly await the unveiling of Christmas commercials each holiday season that play like mini-movies. Today is

Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party Trailer #2 Released

More people will see this trailer than will see this movie — Office Christmas Party. There are two reasons for that. First, like many trailers, this condenses the entire movie down to two minutes. Honestly, you’re not missing anything here but the popcorn. I hate when trailers leave nothing let for the film. This is

Beaker Flips

A Muppet Christmas Debate: Did Beaker Flip the Bird?

Forget the great political debates raging these days. We’ve got a genuine Christmas mystery to solve and after more than a quarter century we’re still no closer to knowing the truth of it all. In The Muppet Christmas Carol the vocabulary-challenged character of Beaker plays one of the English gentlemen who visit Scrooge early in

Japanese Santa

Japan Hates Santa

When it comes to Christmas and the happiness that Santa Claus brings the Japanese just aren’t drinking the kool-aid. According to an acclaimed “scientist” in Japan, there’s just no way that Santa Claus exists. As this video below points out — all in Japanese so you can’t understand it, by the way — Santa accomplishes

Reese’s Christmas Turds are Back

Of the many controversies of Christmas last year none was more inexplicable than the Reese’s Christmas Tree Turd controversy. For years and years Hershey has produced and pushed out to convenience stories and markets everywhere a Christmas-tree shaped version of their Reese’s peanut butter cups. The problem is that their “tree” resembles more of a

Pentatonix Christmas

Hallelujah, Pentatonix is Back for Christmas

They are the image of screwed up Millennials. Sexually confused, woefully pierced and sporting all the right hipster hair styles. But they are uber, baby. Uber talented. Uber hot. And uber, uber all over Christmas. They are, of course, Pentatonix, poster children of a Millennial generation still trying to define itself. Today they dropped the

Santa baby

Santa Baby!

Nothing is better than a babe breathing sweet nothings while stroking a guitar. That’s all you have to know about champion yodeler Tiffany Jo Allen is this fan-favorite YouTube of her crooning for Santa to come down her chimney.