Christmastime is all around, but for those of us who live and work on the internet, you sometimes have to poke around to find the cheer. Here’s a collection of festive spots on the World Wide Web that put me in the holiday spirit.
This is a collection of retro holiday videos you navigate with an ancient TV Guide and can improve the picture clarity by playing with the antennae. In short: THE BEST.
This is a fun one if you have tots you’re trying to intimidate or reward: It lets you fake a call to the big man upstairs who will then praise or scold the child as appropriate.
A delightful site that chronicles Christmas specials and episodes of cartoons themed around the holiday. Mmm, nostalgia. Thanks Jordan Rodkey!
I discovered this last year and used it probably 20 times. Input a ton of information and watch as Santa makes a wonderful little video about you or (if you like) a child of your choice. Now, is Santa remembering all of this information and selling it to marketers? I DON’T KNOW BUT HE LOVES ME.
I know what you’re thinking and you’re right: That’s a really amazing name. In A Christmas Santa, the reindeer have called it quits and Santa has to perform all his deliveries with a glider and jetpack. Great fun and I play through it every year.
UPDATES FOR 2013:
The Robert Dyer Christmas Countdown:
It may seem like I’m goofing adding Bob-O to the list, but it’s completely earnest. He really loves Christmas and I get a real kick out his videos. Holiday time, it’s wall-to-wall wassling and joy.
My Spotify holiday playlist: I don’t know, this is just what I like. I hope you like some of it too.