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So, what’d you get?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features

Christmas 2011

It's Christmas morning, and it's a Wednesday, which means you have the whole day to play with your new toys (barring any crazy family functions that aim to pry you away!) while taking a day off. We just wanna know one thing--what'd you get? Anything that was listed on our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide? Anything obscure? Any straight up ridiculous gifts that seemingly came out of left field? We wanna hear it all! Lay it on us in the comments!


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So, what’d you get?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features

Christmas 2011

It's Christmas morning, and it's a Sunday, which means you have the whole day to play with your new toys (barring any crazy family functions that aim to pry you away!) We just wanna know one thing--what'd you get? Anything that was listed on our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide? Anything obscure? Any straight up ridiculous gifts that seemingly came out of left field? We wanna hear it all! Lay it on us in the comments!


Hey, what did you get?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features

christmas gifts 2010It's Christmas morning, and it's on a Saturday, which means you have the whole weekend to play with your new toys (barring any crazy family functions that aim to pry you away!) We just wanna know one thing--what'd you get? Anything that was listed on our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide? Anything obscure? Any straight up ridiculous gifts that seemingly came out of left field? We wanna hear it all! Lay it on us in the comments!


OnStar lets you get Santa location updates on Christmas eve

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: GPS, Transportation

Plan on being in the car with the little ones on Christmas Eve? If so, are you an subscriber? Then you’ll want to hit that blue OnStar button and ask for a Santa update, because OnStar is teaming up with NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) to keep tabs on Santa’s location as all times through the evening. Oh, what’s that? You find that to be almost as ridiculous as the Necky?

Hey, we agree, but let’s not let the silliness of this promotion get in the way of…no, you’re right. It’s silly. Silly enough that we want to try it.


Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Returns

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: DVD, Reviews, Television

Santa And RudolphI love the old Rankin-Bass holiday classics, but my favorite is Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. It used to be appointment TV, but then along came DVD and the ability to watch it anytime.

Now that I have kids, we watch it pretty much year-round. In 2009 so far, I’ve racked up at least 20 viewings. And when you watch something that many times, you start to notice some things that escaped me when I would just see it once a year. Here’s my list:

Mrs. Claus: She’s a chubby chaser and an enabler. Santa finally gets his weight down during the off-season - which no doubt would help his cholesterol and blood pressure and help him live longer - and yet she can’t wait to start stuffing him again, upping the ante by reminding him that everyone loves a fat Santa, including her I’m guessing.

Santa Claus: First off, he’s a jerk. Rudolph is a super-achiever compared to the others in the Reindeer Games, and Santa’s too worried about the red nose thing. Since no one on Santa’s route will ever actually see Rudolph, this is really all about Santa’s issues.

Read More | CBS

IHOP Googled Most on Christmas

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Google, Internet

IHOPThe number 1 search on Google yesterday morning was “ihop.” We guess that it wasn’t enough to gorge on holiday roast beast. Or maybe some just wanted to get an omelet before last minute shopping, since the #2 search was “stores open on Christmas day.” Included on the list was “Waffle House” (#9,) Denny’s (#10,) “Wal-Mart Christmas Day hours” (No. 16,) and “Is Best Buy open on Christmas” (No. 18.) Find the complete list via the link.

Read More | LA Times

Reindeer Christmas Quizzes

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet

Dasher

In honor of today, we found a couple of quizzes to play when you are trying to escape the family for a few. The Daily Lunchtime Quiz asks you to name all of Santa’s reindeer in less than 2 minutes, while Quizopolis can tell you which reindeer you are most like by checking some of your personality traits. When your family calls you back, tell them you found some new trivia that claims “Donner” was originally “Donder,” but was changed for the song, and the name stuck.

(Have a good one!)

 

Read More | Quizopolis

Okay - what did you get?!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features

Christmas Presents

You know how much we love living vicariously through others, so we just HAVE to know - what did you guys get this year? What was waiting under the tree, ready to delight you with it’s awesome gadgety wonders? Anything that we included in our 2008 Holiday Gift Guide? Let us know in the comments - we’re listening!

Oh, and as a bonus, let us also know what you got for others!


Merry Christmas

Posted by David Torres Categories: Site Announcements

We here at Comix 411 and Gear Live want to wish you, your family, and your friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Video: Microwave Jingle Bells

Posted by Patrick Phelps Categories: Misc. Tech, Music, Videos

What do you get when you combine a bunch of bored creative-types, a large warehouse and 49 microwave ovens? A Christmas song, hello!

Actually, we’re not so sure they were bored - the people over at ideas agency AKQA put an enormous amount of planning into producing this little holiday greeting and here’s some of the attention it deserves. Watch the video above and marvel.

Read More | GIZMODO

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