Something Awful has two Christmas themes of cheesy but funny doctored images based on two popular movie trilogies. Last year's theme was on
Something Awful's Doctored Christmas Image Themes & a Video: A Matrix Christmas & Christmas in Middle EarthSubmitted by ant on Tue, 12/20/2005 - 1:00pm. Art/Design | Funny Pictures | Holidays/Special Days | Personal | Sight Seeings | Television (TV) Show/Movie
According to Reuters, Christmas is damaging the environment. This was based on Australian Conservation Foundation's recent report titled "The Hidden Cost of Christmas". It calculated the environmental impact of spending on books, clothes, alcohol, electrical appliances and lollies during the festive season.
American OnLine (AOL) says there are some Christmas presents we can't wait to return on December 26th. However in some stores, returning gifts will be more difficult this holiday season.
Doesn't it suck to have one small cookie? Try a huge one like shown in this FoxTrot cartoon.
A funny /. post shows the history of Santa Claus.
The Washington Post says people go shopping online while at work after Thanksgiving. Margaret Webb Pressler discusses the general public's penchant for online holiday shopping while at work.
A lot of what we know to be "true" about Thanksgiving really isn't. Determining exactly what did happen is difficult. For starters, we don't even know for certain if the Pilgrims served turkey, although it's a strong possibility.
CNET News.com reports that photocopier supplier Canon is warning customers to take better care of their office equipment during the Christmas period. It claims that the festive season traditionally leads to a 25 percent hike in service calls due to incidents such as the classic backside copying prank.
The New York Times (no registration needed) and CNET News.com say Michael Brim, an 18-year-old college freshman, is abruptly pulling back the curtain on the biggest shopping day of the year. His Web site, BF2005.com, publishes the circulars for what retailers call Black Friday -- the day that officially starts the holiday shopping season - weeks ahead of time. The Web site even shows scanned copies of advertisements.
It is a bit early for Christmas, but this is neat. Planet Vids (downloadable WMV file (4.9 MB) has a cool long video clip that shows outdoor Christmas lights animating on a house with music (listen to it!). Impressive! I would love to see that in person and see how it works behind the scenes. Although, it reminds me something from horror movies like Poltergeist with the lights in the house.
Engadget mentions Microsoft released a special edition of Windows XP only in Japan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first Windows.
MSNBC combines and lists four of its writers' ten scariest characters in TVland. There were ground rules for the television shows: They had to be fictional, so no reality TV villains. Also, the show had to still be making new episodes...