A Scientific Defence Of Santa's Weight

“Santa’s behaviour and public image are at odds with contemporary accepted public health messages,” argues a British Medical Journal editorial written by Dr Scrooge and colleagues. Given Santa’s tremendous popularity, particularly among children, the authors of the editorial argue the public should become aware of some of the less-than-ideal lifestyle practices advocated by jolly St Nick.

This Cool App Could Help Convince Kids Santa Is Real

Spanish ad agency Shackleton has released a new clever app designed to help convince kids that Santa is real. You only have to place the iPhone behind a closed door and Santapp will play pre-recorded Santa voices, sound effects, and use the flash to make your kid believe something magical is happening at the other side.

Star Wars Themed Christmas Light Show Is So Excessive And So Amazing

So you know when you strung up three reels of Christmas lights and a flashing reindeer, and thought you’d won decorations for 2014? Forget it. Forget it all. A music teacher from California has lit up his entire property, added a 5m guitar, and set the entire thing to a Star Wars mashup.

A 30-Year-Old Man Did All The Stunts For Macaulay Culkin In Home Alone

There’s a lot of dangerous hijinks in Home Alone, so it makes sense to use a stuntman to get nine-year-old Macaulay Culkin out of harm’s way. But it’s not like they could use another child for those wild stunts, instead the movie used a 30-year-old man who was roughly the same size as Macaulay Culkin.

Watch People Get Slow-Mo Smacked In The Face With Snowballs 

There’s nothing more satisfying than watching someone take a snowball right square in the jaw. Unless of course, it’s a whole crew of folks getting smacked with snow right in the face, like in this seasonal supercut. ‘Tis the season!

The World's Greatest Christmas Card Has An Amazing Animated Finale

Sometimes a simple card with a heartfelt message can have more impact than an expensive gift. But London’s Birdbox Studio’s holiday card isn’t simple. It’s actually one of the most impressive and complex pop-up cards you’ve ever seen.

Neighbourhood Teams Up To Create Crazy Synchronised Christmas Light Show 

Video: The neighbours of this community synchronised the Christmas lights on their houses together to create this impressive show. I can’t imagine the endless discussions to agree on colours, types of lights or music — a nightmare before Christmas.

The World's Ugliest Christmas Sweater Includes A Working Toy Train Set

Try as you might to find the ugliest Christmas sweater imaginable, you’re not going to be able to top YouTube’s bd594′s creation this year. It’s got an ugly argyle pattern, a tacky Christmas tree, blinking lights, and the pièce de résistance?: a working toy train circling the gaudy creation.

Who Made The Bestselling Christmas Album Of All Time? Hint: Not Mariah

In the latest issue of Billboard, the music industry rag tackles the all-time top earners of holiday music. The winner, of course, depends on what question you’re asking.

Christmas Deals: PS4 + Games Pack, Gadgets, 10% Off Samsung Tablets

We’ve rounded up some great new tech gear for all budgets! From an affordable telescopic stick to take great video/photos with a smartphone — to a big 39.5-inch 1080p TV for just $299. Also look out for the brand new Fitbit Charge, now with OLED display to show step and calorie count on your wrist; even who’s calling your phone.