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Brad Pitt Hates Santa Claus

Angelina Jolie and Brad PittBrad Pitt hates Santa Claus.

The 48-year-old actor was devastated to discover Santa wasn't real when he was a child and still feels betrayed so doesn't encourage his own kids - Maddox, 11, Pax, eight, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - to believe. "I'm not a real big on the whole Santa thing. I thought it was a huge act of betrayal when I was a kid. I didn't like that. When I found out the truth, I was like, 'Why, why, why would you lie to me, why?' So what I tell them is some people believe it's Santa, and some people believe it's parents, and you get to believe whatever you want," he told E! News.

Brad also admitted he can be too strict with his sons. While the Killing Them Softly actor says he is a soft touch when it comes to his daughters with Angelina Jolie, he is harder on the boys: "I'm more of a disciplinarian with the boys. The girls do no wrong, of course. Mom's a little more equal in her dishing."


The Twelve Days of Comics

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

BatmanAndSanta[Sung to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas]

On The 12 Days of Comics My True Love Gave To Me:

12 Prices Increased
11 Books Rescheduled
10 Tweets from Tyrese
9 Failed Relaunches
8 Websites Bitching
7 Variant Covers
6 Lame Crossovers
5 Separate Earths
4 Big Events
3 Lawsuits
2 OGN’s
And some movie deals for books I don’t read!

Happy Holidays!

[Artwork: Cover to Batman #27, yanked from Tomztoyz.]

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.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

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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Cardinals Hang On and Steelers Use Big Plays On Their Road to the Super Bowl


The Arizona Cardinals jumped out to a big lead over the Philadelphia Eagles, but the Eagles came all the way back to take a one-point lead in the fourth quarter. On the next series Kurt Warner led a fourth quarter drive, ending in a TD, and the Cardinals move on with a 32-25 victory.

It was a heck of a lot of defense as the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 23-14. The Ravens were never ahead, but kept it close by taking advantage of good field position for their two scores. Pittsburgh used big TD plays by WR Santonio Holmes and an interception that was run back for a score by safety Troy Polamalu to knock down the Ravens.


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Laughs and Duets for Stephen Colbert’s Christmas

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Music, Specials, Cable, Editorial,

Last night, Comedy Central aired ’s Christmas special for the first time. Did you miss this medley of duets, special guests and conservative comedy? A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All airs again Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and probably many more times before December is through.

This celebration of spirit began with a song and a plea from the funny pundit himself, a new ditty he hopes will become a standard so that many holiday-time royalties will go to him. At one point, the song blatantly begs for money to feed Colbert’s children. Throughout the number, Colbert struts around in fur-covered boots and lots of red. It was, from beginning to end, totally hilarious.

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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.


Read More | MSNBC Santa Tracker

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.

Read More | DealExtreme

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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