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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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