Anna and the Apocalypse is a high school zombie musical set at Christmas. Which, obviously, sounds awesome. It sounds so awesome though, you're probably thinking there's no way it could love up to that expectation. But I'm happy to reveal that Anna and the Apocalypse lives up to your expectations and then some. It's an absolute blast.
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It's unfortunate that Die Hard, the best Christmas movie of all time, isn't really a film you can watch with your kids. But this year, instead of suffering through Elf once again, you can spend some quality time with your PG-rated family members by reading a new holiday children's book based on the adventures of John McClane.
We've known for a while - thanks to research from the USA - that heart attacks are more common over the Christmas holidays. Those researchers blamed the Winter weather.
But University of Melbourne researchers decided to look a little deeper as to why, discovering more difficult access to hospitals, combined with stress, an excess of alcohol and a fatty diet may be to blame.
Brothers Daniel and Jason Knust of Wollongong, Australia, wanted to show their mum Carol how much they appreciate her by getting her the car she's always wanted: a BMW 3 Series. So, they saved up for ten years to buy her one for Christmas. In this video, her completely incredulous reaction is just the best.
Video: Every Christmas in the US, several uninterrupted hours of a log burning in a fireplace accompanied by Christmas music is aired. I don't think I'll ever understand why the Yule Log video is such a thing but traditions are all kind of like that: You half-arsedly do things that people once did a long time ago because they had nothing else to do, even though we now have so much more we could do. Anyway, these weird animated riffs on the traditional Yule Log video are so much better. There's cool flames, trippy takes, inventive designs and even twerking.
Ever since Tesla's range of cars made it possible to do updates over the air, we've all been wondering what the company who invented Ludicrous mode would slot into their cars as unlockable Easter eggs. We might now finally have an answer, and it's the most amazing thing I've personally ever seen a Tesla do.
There's a mood to the process of blowing glass that feels right in line with the season. The process of carefully bathing a tube of glass in fire and blowing it into that perfect ornamental shape has a quiet solemnity that will make you cringe next time you watch the burglars in Home Alone stomp all over these fragile objects.
Is there seriously any other holiday song that's more infuriating enduring than "12 Days of Christmas?" It's long, repetitive, and features the worst gift list in humanity's existence (except the nine lords a'leaping, I'll gladly take those). At least this version has lots of Doctors in it. Wait...doctor who?
Video: Some people get excited for the holidays when decorations are getting put up, lights are getting smattered over houses and cheery music is all over the radio. I get excited for the holidays by watching bad arse helicopters fly in crazy gnarly patterns to transport Christmas trees. It's like those arcade claw machines but with a freaking chopper.
Sure, opting for a real Christmas tree fills your home with the wonderful smell of pine needles during the holidays. But getting its dried husk out of your home and onto the curb after New Year's can be a logistical nightmare: unless you have the brilliant foresight to mount your Christmas tree to a drone.
If you're looking for a quick hit of internet fame around the holidays, consider baking up some gingerbread and making anything but a house. So far we've seen crashed Enterprises and Death Stars, but a gingerbread Apple II computer, complete with edible circuitboards inside, easily wins Christmas this year.
A Christmas Story? Christmas Vacation? Scrooged? All memorable holiday films, but none of them can hold a candle, or a Zippo lighter, to the greatest Christmas movie of all time: Die Hard. Which means that by default, this handmade ornament featuring John McClane crawling through a heating duct is also the best possible way to decorate your tree.