Aidan Walters installs a 20 ft Christmas tree through the roof

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Aidan Walters (Twitter user @aidanswalt) and his family spotted a deal they couldn't resist at their local tree farm in Portland, Oregon. "It was $40, get any height, any tree" he said. The Walters family took the deal. The only problem – it didn’t fit inside his living room. But they had a simple, yet brilliant idea: they cut it in half and strapped the top part to the roof, giving it a “through the roof” effect. The sight of a tree appearing to come through the roof of their house ...  View More
December 23, 2016 Joshua

Western University builds world’s smallest snowman: 3 microns tall

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The world’s smallest snowman stands less than 3 microns tall. The microscopic frosty was built by the nano-fabrication lab at London's Western University. He's adorable, but you'll need an electron microscope to see him in person: according to the lab's Tumblr page, the snowman stands at just three microns tall, or about 0.003mm. For comparison, a human hair is about 75 microns thick (0.075mm). Despite the nomenclature, snow wasn't the lab's medium of choice. This winter decoration was ...  View More
December 22, 2016 Jessica

Watch: Toronto zoo giant panda has fun destroying a snowman

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The zookeepers at Toronto Zoo wanted to make the holiday season more enjoyable for Giant Panda "Da Mao", so they built him a snowman. At first, Da Mao innocently paws the snow away from his new winter sculpture. Next, he attempts to climb on top of the snowman because why not? Then, Da Mao reaches peak happiness on top of the snowman's head for just a few seconds... until he loses his balance and tumbles to the ground. Things really take a turn for Da Mao when the head of the snowman slides off ...  View More
December 22, 2016 Jessica

Office cubicle turned into a log cabin with 2 trees and a sled

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A Pennsylvania office worker took cubicle Christmas decorating to the next level by transforming her work space into a log cabin. Dennine Cardonick Chaffin, an employee at Toll Brothers in Horsham, posted a video to Facebook showing her coworker's ornate cubicle. The video shows Melissa O'Neill's work space has been transformed into a log cabin, with the logs made from large cardboard tubes and cotton standing in for snow. The cabin is decorated with boughs of holly, ribbons, stockings, and two ...  View More
December 22, 2016 Jessica

The giant gingerbread Big Ben at Holkham Hall Christmas showcase

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The world-famous Big Ben clock tower, designed by Sir Charles Barry, has been recreated as a giant gingerbread Christmas centerpiece featuring kilos of edible treats. The baked festive homage to the 19th Century tower features as part of the Christmas attractions at Holkham Hall in north Norfolk. Created by award-winning baker Emma Thorburn, it stands at 5ft 4in tall (1.6m) and features 12kg (26lbs) of colored sugar paste, 1,400 gilded gingerbread men and thousands of cake sprinkles. Twelve ...  View More
December 19, 2016 Jason

Watch: All I want for Christmas is to look like Mariah Carey

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All you want for Christmas is a Mariah Carey Transformation right? The fabulous songbird/queen of Christmas has very unique features: nice high cheeks, cute small nose and rounded brows. Promise Tamang, aka "dope2111" on Youtube, has just uploaded a new makeup magic video tutorial. Using makeup only, no special effects or Photoshop, she is able to turn herself into a Mariah Carey look-alike. The transformation is so amazing one user commented: "It's scary how much you look like Mariah in this, I ...  View More
December 18, 2016 Jason

TribeTokes cannabis-themed cards wish you a “Merryjuana Christmas”

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TribeTokes, run by female entrepreneurs in NYC, creates marijuana-related merchandise. Seeing a gap in Hallmark's collection, Degelis Tufts, CEO of TribeTokes has put together a series of cannabis-themed Christmas cards for the cultivated consumer. Everyone has at least 2-3 friends who would love nothing more than to adorn their fireplace mantle with a subtle celebration of the canabis festivus that are these cards. Your lucky friends will find themselves squealing in delight when they tear open ...  View More
December 18, 2016 Jason

McDonald’s holiday cups turn NSFW and viral after cheeky makeover

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Author Sam Sykes took to Twitter Saturday to share a very NSFW version of McDonald’s holiday cup, which depicts two mittens along with the slogan "Warmest Greetings". Some penwork changed the meaning altogether. His comment was: "Now how the hell are Starbucks cups in the news again and no one's talking about a guy spreading his cheeks open on McDonald's cups". McDonald’s original version, released earlier this month, had absolutely nothing to do with human anatomy. "Our festive McCafé cups ...  View More
December 16, 2016 Tiffany

World most expensive “ugly Christmas sweater” costs 30,000 dollars

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Tipsy Elves has teamed up with Swarovski to create the world's most expensive ugly Christmas sweater. This sweater is made with 24,274 individually placed Swarovski crystals and took 52 hours to create. The ugly Christmas sweater features Santa riding a unicorn past Saturn. It comes complete with two fake diamond necklaces rimming the collar to let everyone know you mean business. Usually ugly Christmas sweaters come in under the $20 mark, because they're supposed to be jokes. The item ...  View More
December 15, 2016 Tiffany

A selection of “Ugly Christmas Sweaters” on Amazon.com

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So much of the popularity of Halloween resides in the joy we all feel in to getting step outside of ourselves and our inhibitions, and be somebody else for a day. In costume we might find ourselves speaking, acting and thinking just a bit different. Perhaps some of our reservations go away when disguised as another, if only for a while. This also is partly why the ugly Christmas sweater party has become so popular! At an ugly Christmas sweater party we get to remove ourselves from the protocols ...  View More
December 14, 2016 Michael
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