Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Happy Holidays Edition

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After months of build up, the holidays are finally here. The run-up to Christmas started so long ago that it almost feels anticlimactic now that it has arrived. I’ve kind of struggled with getting into the spirit most of my adult life and this year is no different; I even took two trips to NYC in December to try and kick start something in my cold, dead heart, but my attitude toward this weekend’s festivities is generally meh. Part of that is that my family is all local, so there is not great reunion coming. For now, our Christmas celebration is all adults, which is kind of boring; hopefully things will be a little more exciting when we have a new baby in the family next year.  I’m not really a Grinch, I just wish I felt more excited about the holidays. Hopefully the rest of you are a little more enthused, whatever you celebrate.

I may not be all that jazzed about Christmas, but I am always jazzed to bring you the pop culture roundup. This week there was a lot of pop culture goodness out there in the ether. Get yourself caught up on what you might have missed with this installment of the week in pop.

Television

 

 

Movies

 

Trailers

  • Dunkirk:

 

  • Snatched:

 

  • Despicable Me 3:

 

  • Unforgettable:

 

  • Sneaky Pete:

 

  • Blade Runner 2049:

 

  • Taken (the TV series):

 

  • The Good Fight:

 

  • Arsenal:

 

  • Sense8 – A Christmas Special:

 

  • Riverdale:

 

  • Homeland, season 6:

 

  • The Path, season 2:

 

  • Billions, season 2:

 

  • Going in Style:

 

  • Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers:

 

  • John Wick: Chapter 2:

 

  • The Boss Baby:

 

  • The Bronx Bull:

 

  • The Bye Bye Man:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Stand-up

 

Best of 2016

 

Odds and Ends

Supercuts and Mashups

  • 2016 Live TV News Bloopers:

 

  • “All I Want For Christmas” Carpool Karaoke:

 

  • An acapella cover of the Westworld theme song:

 

  • A Christmas Carol supercut:

 

  • Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Paul McCartney, and the cast of Sing perform “Wonderful Christmastime”:

 

  • Hamildolph:

 

Stephen Colbert gives “It’s the End of the World As We Know It” a 2016 remix:

 

  • Fargo as a holiday comedy:
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