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Christmas

  1. Blech: Renowned Romantic Restaurant TGI Friday’s Launches Mistletoe Drones

    Too Gross Is Frenching?

    Of all the obligatory affection we're expected to show during the Holidays, mistletoe kisses definitely make me the most uncomfortable. But, judging from that above TGI Friday ad, I'm in the minority. People love being pressured by robots and waitstaff into swapping mozzarella-tinged spit with their dinner companions! 'Tis the season, ohohohoho!

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  2. Is “Text Me Merry Christmas” a New Holiday Classic? Kristen Bell Hopes So!

    Text to Kristen: Do you want to build a snowman?

    So I guess it's that time, huh? It's super cheesy, but it's Kristen Bell with Straight No Chaser, so I can't be too Scrooge-y.

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  3. Two Shoppers Camping Out for Black Friday at Best Buy Already. Yes, Really.

    I heard next year's Black Friday line starts this Christmas Eve.

    What I can't figure out is why you'd go to such great lengths just to be the person who gets squashed against the door and incapacitated before it even starts.

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  4. Lifetime’s Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever Sure Looks Like the Worst Movie Ever

    Now she has every reason to be grumpy.

    Remember when Grumpy Cat was the fussy little darling of the Internet and we all hoped against vain hope that her Lifetime Christmas movie—starring the Internet's other fussy darling, Aubrey Plaza, in the titular cat role—might actually be worth watching? Yeaaaaah, probably maybe not.

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  5. Nintendo Is Finally Fixing Their eShop’s Christmas-Related Overload, It Will Go Down for Maintenance Later Today

    On the bright side, Christmas apparently brought Nintendo a whole lot of customers.

    New Nintendo system owners eager to start buying games and downloading or updating apps on their shiny Christmas presents created an influx of traffic that Nintendo's eShop wasn't prepared for. If you've been trying for the past few days to set up your Nintendo ID and explore Nintendo's online offerings, they're fixing it later today.

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  6. The Brain Scoop Gives Us A Nondenominational Holiday Botanical Lesson [VIDEO]

    Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

    Sure, Christmas has come and gone but I think we can all appreciate an intelligent discussion from The Brain Scoop's Emily Graslie on holiday plants. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  7. Stop Everything, We Found the Best Geeky Christmas Sweater Ever

    Set phasers to WANT.

    Yes, we know we already did a round-up of the best geeky Christmas sweaters and yes, we know Christmas is technically over, but we think you'll agree that this Star Trek: The Next Generation sweater that Kristen Meale-Beatty designed for her husband is worth highlighting. And also stealing. More pictures after the jump!

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  8. Amazon and Other Online Retailers Ruin Christmas with Late Packages, but There May Be an Upside

    Turn that Amazon logo upside down.

    Amazon and other online retailers failed to meet promised Christmas deliveries, which no doubt meant a disappointing holiday for some, but there's a bright side here. You can now buy late presents for people and blame Amazon! And really, isn't a scapegoat the greatest Christmas gift of all?

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  9. “Santa Classics” Reimagines Famous Works of Art With Santa Claus Photoshopped In

    He knows when you've been sleeping, and he also knows just the perfect lighting with which to capture a landscape.

    Artist and photographer Ed Wheeler has always felt that a good number of classic artworks are missing something very crucial -- an appearance by Santa Claus. So he put together a series in which he dresses up as Father Christmas and corrects the imbalance himself, often with humorous results. Check out some examples of his work in this gallery.

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  10. Merry Christmas From The Mary Sue!

    It is a gift!

    Looking forward to listening to the soothing sounds of the Yule Log today? How about you change things up a bit with the Yule Bub? But if Christmas isn't your thing, allow us to suggest a few other things to look at and read today. 

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