Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Santa Claus is Coming to Town Edition


My holiday gift to you is to get you caught up on the all the pop culture that you might have missed while prepping for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza or just some time out of the office. So before Santa makes all his deliveries, check out this week’s pop culture roundup and have a wonderful rest of the week. The blog will resume its regular posting on Monday December 29th.


  • This is just outstanding:

  • Garth Brooks decided to drop by a Justin Timberlake concert:


  • SNL spoofed Love Actually in this cut sketch:


  • SNL also did a solid Serial parody:


  • The cast of Orange is the New Black has their own version of the 12 days of Christmas:


  • There was some changing of the guard in late night. The Colbert Report aired its final episode


  • Craig Ferguson also ended his run on The Late Late Show on CBS:


Time for some trailers

  • The final season of Parks and Recreation:


  • The Backstreet Boys have a documentary:


  • Chris Hemsworth in In the Heart of the Sea:


  • Better Call Saul:


  • Will Smith and Margot Robbie in Focus:


  • Here’s a combo you don’t expect – Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren in Woman in Gold:


  • A teaser for season 3 of Bates Motel:


  • Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet in A Little Chaos:


  • Season 3 of Orphan Black:


  • A trailer for the Entourage movie:


  • Further proof that Robin Williams was awesome – he and Ben Stiller helped a co-star ask a girl to prom when filming the latest Night at the Museum:


  • This is great on many levels –  Ghostface Killah performing at a grilled cheese restaurant called…wait for it….Toastface Grillah:


  • In happier news, congrats to Lance Bass on his wedding. Joey Fatone was his ring bearer.
  • Elton John also tied the knot last weekend.

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The exchange of vows. #ShareTheLove

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As always, we end with the supercuts and mashups

  • Here’s a supercut of dorky dads dancing to “Uptown Funk”


  • A tribute to Scrooges from TV and film:


  • Star Wars meets Grand Theft Auto:


  • This fan-made Marvel vs DC trailer isn’t real, but it’s pretty great:


  • Mashing up two Christian Bale movies – Knight of Cups and the Dark Knight trilogy – was a no-brainer:


  • Here’s a supercut of people whispering:


  • A The Incredible Hulk supercut:


  • A mashup of 2014 movies:


  • And finally, Home Alone recut as a horror film:


Happy Holidays!!!!!

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