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Christmas Movie Edition

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One festive family has their “Christmas jammies” on, and they are ready to bring the cheer with their viral video Christmas card.

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Charles Dickens’ classic novel about one penny-pinching old man who needed to learn about the spirit of giving has been adapted dozens of times since its Victorian-era publication. To save time, YouTube user Jack Hodges has mixed and matched the best bits of 10 different film adaptations of A Christmas Carol to create the best and most comprehensive version of all.

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This baby pug does a pretty good impression of Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.

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The pugs are after Will Ferrell’s job, too: their recreation of Elf just might be better than the original.

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Those whose tastes in holiday viewing run more towards home movies than blockbusters will appreciate this supercut of one father’s children running down the stairs on Christmas morning, every December 25th for 25 years.

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Some holiday-weary New Yorkers got a nostalgic surprise in the form of a flash mob reenacting the iconic dance scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas. You know the one.

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With a little clever editing work, The Santa Clause becomes a pretty decent thriller.

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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