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VIDEO: Jack Bauer Interrogates Santa Claus

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Videos,


What would happen if Santa was ever interrogated for “delivering packages”?

Well - that person would find himself being placed on Old St. Nick’s “Naughty” list—and that’s not something anyone, even 24‘s , wants to hear.

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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.

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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

Track Santa’s Progress

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Science,

Santa in London

As our early holiday gift, we have found that Santa is trackable tonight, thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. As near as they can figure, at 4:00 a.m. ET Santa left the North Pole. Other sightings are as follows: New Zealand 4:40 a.m., Japan 7:35 a.m., Great Wall of China 9:50 a.m., India 11:25 a.m., Cairo 3:00 p.m., Rome 4:40 p.m., Germany 5:10 p.m., Paris 6:00 p.m., and London 6:55 p.m. Looks like he is on his way to the States. Don’t forget to leave him some cookies and a carrot or two for his faithful steeds.

 

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USB Santa Doubles as Hub

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Toys, USB,

Crystal Pyramid Santa USB HubWe always wonder when we find gadgets that we cannot trace farther than the vendor who tells you almost nothing about the product. Such is the case with the Crystal Pyramid Santa USB 2.0 4-Port Hub. We know it is 3.78 x 3.78 x 3.94-inches and weighs 11.36 oz. We are going to assume here that when plugged in it doubles as a snow globe. That could be a nice touch until the movement drives your entire office nutso. We didn’t notice an on/off switch. The Santa will silently ho-ho-ho for you at a price of $13.86 with free shipping for the holidays.

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MS Santa Gets Fired

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Microsoft, PC / Laptop,

Santa on ComputerIt seems that one Santa had a little too much ho-ho-ho at the expense of Microsoft. Last year, the company instigated AIs at northpole@live.com for kids to add to their Windows Live Messenger contact list. When a reader in the UK noticed that his young nieces had been talking to it this year, he also noted that their conversation turned from talking about eating pizza to another subject we will refer to as “more mature.”

Spokesperson Adam Sohn says, “If they’re meant to be cheeky and have fun with you, they may repeat certain things back,” he said, or respond to certain words with “that’s naughty.”

Although they tried to clean up its act, they finally shut down the service, undoubtedly fearing now that the word was out, others might be tempted to push it to its limit.

Read More | ABC

Rock Out with the USB Drumming Santa

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, USB, Toys,

USB Drumming SantaEver wonder what Santa does in his spare time (which, let’s face it, he has lots of)? Well apparently, he’s been taking drumming lessons, allegedly from the Little Drummer Boy, but we digress. Anyway, his enviable talents are finally on display via the USB Drumming Santa Claus. Just plug the cord into your port and…you guessed it…he starts drumming away to one of 5 built-in Christmas tunes. Plus, blue LED lights flash away to the beat of his drums. Love it! An adorable holiday gift or get one for yourself to decorate your cubicle and annoy

entertain your co-workers. Available for $18 USD. If Santa’s not your cup of cocoa, check out the equally talented USB Drumming Snowman instead….

Read More | Brando

The All-Time Best Holiday Movies

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Classics, Drama, Family,

It's a Wonderful LIfeCrowds, stores and shopping. The holiday season is often more about being annoyed than feeling cheerful, at least until all the shopping and spending are done. Get yourself back into a holiday mood by setting the stage for goodwill toward man. Watch one of the all-time best holiday movies, and remember why this time of year is so much fun to begin with.

The Santa Clause:
The newest film on the countdown and one of ’s bigger hits; this flick has it all. First, you’ve got hilarious Tim Allen as a cynical Santa. Throw in cute elves, a few good special effects, and that adorable little boy who plays Allen’s son, and you’re looking at a modern holiday classic. Funny and heartwarming, has the perfect blend of comedy and feeling.

A Christmas Story:
You’ll shoot your eye out! It’s just not Christmas until you sit down with this film at least once. The story of little Ralphie and his Christmas quest for a Red Rider BB gun has a universal effect on young and old alike. The scary Santa, the hilarious fantasy sequences, the cute little brother, and the desire to receive just one present above all others. Add it all together, and you’ve got a Christmas tale that offers everything from laughs to love.

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