71 posts tagged Holidays
71 posts tagged Holidays
Groundhog Day is upon us once again and we’re all eager to learn Punxsutawney Phil’s weather prediction for 2014. Is spring just around the corner or will winter carry on? Last year we posted about an awesome no-bake recipe for Pop-up Groundhog Cookies created by Sandra Denneler over at SheKnows. This year Sandra switched things up by making celebratory edible woodchucks that are savoury instead of sweet.
These adorable Groundhog Hot Dogs were made using white cheese, black olives, cream cheese, a black food colouring pen and hot dogs. They pop their heads out of biscuits and cornbread muffins (for an early spring) and mounds of mashed potatoes (for six more weeks of winter). But we’re guessing they won’t last long enough to cast a shadow.
We’ve shared a few different Dalek Christmas trees here over the years, but now, thanks to John Smith, we get to watch a Dalek decorate a tree of its own in this short video E-card entitled “A Very Dalek Christmas”.
How does a murderous cyborg trim a Christmas tree? We don’t want to spoil the surprise, but let’s just say it’s going to be quite a toasty holiday for this particular Dalek. This awesome little video couldn’t be more perfectly titled.
Christmas isn’t complete without at least one viewing of the 1965 TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas. The folks at Mashable recently used a flashmob of Peanuts players to treat unsuspecting New Yorkers to a real-life recreation of the theatre dance number, starting with Schroeder and his tiny piano sitting down in the snow to play Vince Guaraldi’s wonderfully familiar tune “Linus and Lucy”.
If you know this scene as well as we do, you’ll delight in identifying characters based on their singular dance moves. Suddenly it feels even more like Christmas around here.
If all the commercialism of the holiday season stresses you out and gets you down, remember that Festivus is here for the rest of us. Grab your aluminum pole, get ready to air your grievances and demonstrate great feats of strength, and always be on the lookout for miracles.
Don’t worry if you can’t remember all of the traditional Festivus practices. PorchDrinking created this helpful infographic and an entertaining and informative guide to celebrating “The holiday for the rest of us.”
Just in time for Christmas, Jason Freeny (previously featured here) has turned his artistic dissection skills from toys back to sweets to reveal the internal anatomy of a gingerbread man with an awesome new anatomy schematic print entitled Gingerbread Man Dissected.
[via Jason Freeny]
Ponchatoula, Louisiana-based artist Jennifer Miller, aka Arte Di Amore, made this awesome How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cake. The bottom layer in encircled by merry Whos, while the Grinch sits in his seligh on the very top with his overflowing bag of stolen presents and his loyal dog Max, dressed as a reindeer, dangling over the edge.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
This amazing Yule Log (or bûche de Noël) looks remarkably like an actual log, complete with green fuzzy moss and cute button mushrooms. But it really is a cake, and a seriously delicious one at that.
This tricksy holiday treat is the work of Stella Parks, resident chef at BraveTart. Stella’s Eggnog Yule Log cake, is a spiced cake filled with eggnog-flavoured custard. The bark is a blend of buttercream, dark chocolate, and liquor. The moss is matcha and the mushrooms, believe it or not, are made of meringue.