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  1. 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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  2. Watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Give Columbus Day the Skewering It So Rightly Deserves

    Well you have to have mattress sales sometime.

    "Columbus Day," asks Last Week Tonight with John Oliver—"How is that still a thing?" For the non-Americans in the audience, this is when we celebrate the time a guy "discovered" a continent that had already been discovered, then proceeded to kill a whole bunch of people. America! I'm going to celebrate heathen Canadian Thanksgiving instead, thank you very much.

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  3. Celebrate National Running Day With The Geekiest Running Videos We Could Find

    There's an awful lot of running to do.

    Today is National Running Day so go run -- or stay inside where it's safe and has WiFi and watch videos of other geeks running. How do you run on the International Space Station? What's the best "Time Lord Rock" song to jog to? How fast can scary nightmare robots run? Check out these videos to find out.

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  4. Minneapolis Cancels Columbus Day, Rebrands it “Indigenous Peoples Day”

    But we still get the day off, right?

    Columbus Day is a controversial holiday. It celebrates exaggerated or falsified achievements of a man while ignoring his atrocities, and the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota today officially renamed the holiday "Indigenous Peoples Day" in a unanimous vote by the city council.

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  5. Happy New Year! Here’s Ten Things to Look Forward to in 2014!

    Almost Totally Excellent

    Your bed, on New Years Day, with your head under a pillow, is not exactly the best way to look at the new year. So here are ten things, roughly starting from the beginning of the year, that we have to look forward to in 2014.

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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. Star Wars Holiday Sweater is the Greatest Holiday Sweater

    For A More Civilized Age

    Redditor imnojezus' coworker made this sweater using a felting process. Instead of knitting the whole thing from scratch, she used an existing sweater and added Luke, a lightsaber, the Wampa, and, of course some lovingly rendered Tauntaun parts. Happy Hothmas! Previously in Star Wars

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  8. Discover A Yule Log Upgrade This Holiday Season [VIDEO]

    i'll just leave this here

    Fan of the Yule Log? You know, sitting around watching a video of a fireplace on your TV? Well "Yule Log 2.0" is a project that yielded a bunch of alternate takes on the original. Take a look at a few of our favorites and see if you'd like to include one or more in your yearly celebrations.

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  9. These Are Game of Thrones Snowflakes; Commence “Winter Is Coming” Jokes

    You know nothing Jon Snow

    You can make your own versions of these snowflakes for a geeky addition to your holiday decorations. Ned Stark would be so proud.

    (via: The Huffington Post)

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  10. Another Holiday Season Brings Another Awesome Batch of Star Wars Christmas Cards and Ornaments

    Because Life Day is for chumps and wookies.

    It's officially December, so now we can all freak out about the holidays as much as we want to without people getting mad at us! Hooray! If you're the type to celebrate the season by sending your friends and families festive cards, then you should check out the new line of Christmas cards by P.J. McQuade, who we've featured on the site before.

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