Pop Culture Christmas

Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, there is no escaping the prevalence of Christmas in pop culture. Hanukkah and Kwanza have made some minor inroads, but Christmas still casts a pretty heavy shadow over the month of December in the world of pop. There’s really no getting around it.

As my gift to you, please enjoy this bonus round up of pop culture links related to the holidays.

  • I’ve stated before my love for the TV show Happy Endings, but this week’s Christmas episode was darn near perfect. Any episode that features the following tag of the cast members dancing with Hip Hop Santa is automatically a Christmas classic. And my esteem for Elisha Cuthbert continues to rise.


  • Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like zombies and the end of the world. And since a Walking Dead Christmas Special doesn’t exist, fans made their own


  • It probably stinks to live next to this guy, but as someone who didn’t bother to decorate at all this year, I can’t help but be impressed by this level of commitment


  • Vulture has rounded up the 10 Best Muppet Christmas Moments. For the record, I love the John Denver and The Muppets Christmas album. I make my family listen to it every year as we open presents.
  • Mashable has put together the “12 Memes of Christmas:”



R.I.P. Mercy


  • Django Unchained and Les Miserables both open on Christmas Day, but neither movie is exactly uplifting. Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway have a “Sad Off” for Funny or Die (it should be implied since Samuel L. Jackson is involved, but NSFW)


  • A NOLA Bounce Remix of The Dreidel Song? Sure, why not? (If you are unfamiliar with bounce, it features a lot of booty shaking, so it probably isn’t suitable for work or kids)


  • The “rejected pitch” for A Christmas Story


  • Big Boi (formerly of Outkast) reads The Grinch That Stole Christmas


  • The Story of Festivus


  • Flavorwire has created Holiday Party Bingo. Sadly, my holiday party at work doesn’t happen until January and it is a potluck during lunch at work. So we’re basically throwing ourselves a party four ourselves in the middle of the work day. Exciting.
  • It isn’t Christmas until someone trots out the cringeworthy Star Wars Holiday Special


  • I’m a big fan of The League on FX, so I was very psyched to see Taco (Jon Lajoie) singing “The Best Christmas Song.” It’s hilariously awful.


  • My head nearly exploded from the awesomeness assembled in this video – Stephen Colbert, Michael Stipe and Mandy Patinkin sing “Good King Wenceslas”


  • The mysterious Mraakko has created a The Simpsons gingerbread house:


  • More fun with gingerbread – this time it’s Downton Abbey


  • Flavorwire created a supercut of the very bad Santas in cinematic history


  • My favorite Christmas song is “All I want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey. Don’t judge. So I was extremely excited when it got the Jimmy Fallon/The Roots treatment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:


And finally – a Charlie Brown/Louie mash-up is pretty much tailor made for me:


The blog will be taking a few days off to celebrate the holidays. Look for it to return the middle of next week.

Happy Holidays!

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