Archive for December, 2006

(Dec.24) Today we're celebrating. . . Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Christmas Eve

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring no even that louse. . . y brother-in-law. . . 

Well that’s not quite how the story goes. Here are the real words to A Visit from Saint Nicholas by Clement Clark Moore.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. . . 

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2006 Video Advent Calendar – December 24th

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas

"Sinead O´Connor singing Silent Night"

December 24, 2006: Christmas Eve

You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Advent Calendar each day.

link: Advent Calendar on the Net

(Dec.23) Today we're celebrating. . . Festivus

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

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Ahhh yes. Festivus. The holiday "for the rest of us!" Get out your aluminium pole and get ready to “air your grievances” because its one of our favorite holidays!

Festivus was first introduced in the famous Seinfeld episode "The Strike" in which Frank Costanza, father of the beloved George Costanza, tells how he created Festivus in response to the commercialization of Christmas. But in reality Festivus has been around since the 1960’s and was "rediscovered" by the Seinfeld writers.

A highlight of the festival is the Festivus Pole. Simple. Unadorned. Strikingly aluminium.? While its a bit late to get your Festivus pole for this years celebration, there is always next year. And the website of the Wagner Companies in Milwaukee is a great place to start. And don’t forget to check out their great video explaining the vast and humorous history of the Festivus holiday.

Why yes even Santa’s elves are getting into the holiday spirit!
photo credit: Festivus Poles (Wagner Companies)

links:
wikipedia: Festivus
Festivus Poles (Wagner Companies)
Festivus Video

2006 Video Advent Calendar – December 23rd

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas

"Playing George Winston’s Carol of the Bells"

December 23, 2006: 02 Days Till Christmas

You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Advent Calendar each day.

link: Advent Calendar on the Net

Here We Come a Roomba Caroling. . . 

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

“Oh look Hon, its carolers. And look, they can suck up those holiday cookie crumbs too! Aren’t they cute?”

You know those little robots that vacuum your floors? The Roomba? Well here’s what some people who have way too much free time do. They reprogram the little buggers to sing and dance for the holidays!

You can visit HackingRoomba.com for step by step instructions on this hack as well as lots of others to torture inspire your little robot friend.

And just think, I have one of these and all I do with it is clean. Sucha bore!

BTW – as its the last night of Chanukah our robot friends also sing along to “Dreidle Dreidle”.

source: Gizmodo

Tonight is the 8th and Final Night of Chanukah (12/22)

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

A Chanukah Video Highlight

"Chinese Food on Christmas
by Brandon Harris Walker
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(Dec.22) Today we're celebrating. . . Winter

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

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Winter
Snow. Cold. Shovels. Mittens. Wet Feet. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.

Winter arrives at 7:22 PM tonight EST.

(And its Summertime for those lucky souls living in the Southern Hemisphere!)

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