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Okay, now really say goodbye to Xmas: “The slo-mo footage of this Xmas tree made out of detonation cord (starts around 3:00) is just, I mean. Wow. BOOM!”

(via Xmas tree made from det cord - Boing Boing)

Tagged: #Xmas
Say goodbye to Xmas by enjoying this collection of photos: Rudolph and Ruins: Photographs of Abandoned Santa Parks | Atlas Obscura
Via Coudal
Say goodbye to Xmas by enjoying this collection of photos: Rudolph and Ruins: Photographs of Abandoned Santa Parks | Atlas Obscura
Via Coudal

Say goodbye to Xmas by enjoying this collection of photos: Rudolph and Ruins: Photographs of Abandoned Santa Parks | Atlas Obscura

Via Coudal

Tagged: #Xmas
So anyway. That happened.
(via These Spooky Dead Christmas Tree Photos Are Not Full of Cheer | Raw File | Wired.com)
So anyway. That happened.
(via These Spooky Dead Christmas Tree Photos Are Not Full of Cheer | Raw File | Wired.com)
Are we done here?

hovermade:

FORE-ther Christmas
by animade
Are we done here?

hovermade:

FORE-ther Christmas
by animade
Are we done here?

hovermade:

FORE-ther Christmas
by animade

Are we done here?

hovermade:

FORE-ther Christmas

by animade

Tagged: #Xmas #GIF
Hope you had a glitch-free Xmas.
glitchnews:

ミュンヘン・クリスマス市でにぎわう会場の奥に浮かび上がるクリスマスツリー(7日午後5時50分、札幌市中央区で)=鈴木毅彦撮影
Hope you had a glitch-free Xmas.
glitchnews:

ミュンヘン・クリスマス市でにぎわう会場の奥に浮かび上がるクリスマスツリー(7日午後5時50分、札幌市中央区で)=鈴木毅彦撮影

Hope you had a glitch-free Xmas.

glitchnews:

ミュンヘン・クリスマス市でにぎわう会場の奥に浮かび上がるクリスマスツリー(7日午後5時50分、札幌市中央区で)=鈴木毅彦撮影

Tagged: #Xmas #Glitch
And now, an Xmas Day History Interlude!

This World War II-era propaganda poster. It was part of a series produced by the labor union and corporation-led War Production Board in 1942.  The aim was to engage as many civilians and companies in weapon production as they could. 

Courtesy of: Militarizing Santa: Then and Now » Sociological Images
And now, an Xmas Day History Interlude!

This World War II-era propaganda poster. It was part of a series produced by the labor union and corporation-led War Production Board in 1942.  The aim was to engage as many civilians and companies in weapon production as they could. 

Courtesy of: Militarizing Santa: Then and Now » Sociological Images

And now, an Xmas Day History Interlude!

This World War II-era propaganda poster. It was part of a series produced by the labor union and corporation-led War Production Board in 1942.  The aim was to engage as many civilians and companies in weapon production as they could. 

Courtesy of: Militarizing Santa: Then and Now » Sociological Images

If you’re doing Xmas today, and would like a distinctly nontraditional ambient/electronica sound track to the day, enjoy this remixed sequel to the Disquiet holiday-music experiment we mentioned earlier.

More on this 103rd weekly Disquiet Junto project (Make a song based on last week’s “sonic tinsel” project) at:

http://disquiet.com/2013/12/19/disquiet0103-tinselsong/

Source audio from these three tracks:

[insert links to SoundCloud page for the three source tracks]

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

http://soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/

Image associated with the project adopted from one found via Creative Commons at:

http://goo.gl/FUIcVq

powwell:

Boney Xmas 01 - Tree
powwell:

Boney Xmas 01 - Tree
powwell:

Boney Xmas 01 - Tree

powwell:

Boney Xmas 01 - Tree

Tagged: #GIF #Xmas
Happening right now?
willbryantplz:

Losing Sight of the Holidays
I made a christmas gif while on the plane. It’s a googly eyed santa wigglin’ in a chimney. Merry Christmas ya filthy animal! 
p.s. here’s the gif I made last year. There are so many good ones on that site!
Happening right now?
willbryantplz:

Losing Sight of the Holidays
I made a christmas gif while on the plane. It’s a googly eyed santa wigglin’ in a chimney. Merry Christmas ya filthy animal! 
p.s. here’s the gif I made last year. There are so many good ones on that site!
Happening right now?
willbryantplz:

Losing Sight of the Holidays
I made a christmas gif while on the plane. It’s a googly eyed santa wigglin’ in a chimney. Merry Christmas ya filthy animal! 
p.s. here’s the gif I made last year. There are so many good ones on that site!

Happening right now?

willbryantplz:

Losing Sight of the Holidays

I made a christmas gif while on the plane. It’s a googly eyed santa wigglin’ in a chimney. Merry Christmas ya filthy animal! 

p.s. here’s the gif I made last year. There are so many good ones on that site!

Tagged: #GIF #Xmas
Coming soon?
slimjimstudios:

Deliver.
Coming soon?
slimjimstudios:

Deliver.
Coming soon?
slimjimstudios:

Deliver.

Coming soon?

slimjimstudios:

Deliver.

Tagged: #Xmas #Gif
jtotheizzoe:

i-heart-histo:

Have A Very Micro Christmas!
A growing snowflake by Kenneth Libbrecht
i-h-h

It might be cold, but beautiful science warms my heart.
jtotheizzoe:

i-heart-histo:

Have A Very Micro Christmas!
A growing snowflake by Kenneth Libbrecht
i-h-h

It might be cold, but beautiful science warms my heart.
jtotheizzoe:

i-heart-histo:

Have A Very Micro Christmas!
A growing snowflake by Kenneth Libbrecht
i-h-h

It might be cold, but beautiful science warms my heart.

jtotheizzoe:

i-heart-histo:

Have A Very Micro Christmas!

A growing snowflake by Kenneth Libbrecht

i-h-h

It might be cold, but beautiful science warms my heart.

nicolasmenard:

Guenille Noël dans la Prairie is backMade for last year’s www.christmasgifs.org(2012)

Get ready.
nicolasmenard:

Guenille Noël dans la Prairie is backMade for last year’s www.christmasgifs.org(2012)

Get ready.
nicolasmenard:

Guenille Noël dans la Prairie is backMade for last year’s www.christmasgifs.org(2012)

Get ready.

nicolasmenard:

Guenille Noël dans la Prairie is back
Made for last year’s www.christmasgifs.org
(2012)


Get ready.

Tagged: #Xmas #Gif #Santa
Light it up.
Light it up.

Light it up.

Tagged: #Xmas #GIF
Okay, okay, The Xmas Goat is something I made up, but really, there’s an Xmas/Goat connection just waiting to be converted into a Thing of some sort. More evidence: 


At this time of year, the residents of Gävle, Sweden have one big question on their minds: Will the goat burn?




In 1966, advertising consultant Stig Gavlén decided to create a giant yule goat—a traditional Christmas ornament made of straw—and put it in the town square. Gavlén’s brother Jesper, the chief of the fire department, took responsibility for the design. On Dec. 1, 1966, the 43-foot-tall goat was erected in the square. A few minutes into New Year’s Day, 1967, the Gävle Goat was on fire. It was the first act of arson in what would become a holiday tradition of violence against the animal.




Built annually since 1966, the Gävle Goat has been torched 26 times. In more than one instance, vandals were so eager to destroy the goat that they burned it before it was even installed. Some years, the arsonists are courteous enough to wait until after Christmas before setting it ablaze.


More: Burning the Gävle Goat: Sweden’s Unauthorized Holiday Tradition of Animal Arson
Okay, okay, The Xmas Goat is something I made up, but really, there’s an Xmas/Goat connection just waiting to be converted into a Thing of some sort. More evidence: 


At this time of year, the residents of Gävle, Sweden have one big question on their minds: Will the goat burn?




In 1966, advertising consultant Stig Gavlén decided to create a giant yule goat—a traditional Christmas ornament made of straw—and put it in the town square. Gavlén’s brother Jesper, the chief of the fire department, took responsibility for the design. On Dec. 1, 1966, the 43-foot-tall goat was erected in the square. A few minutes into New Year’s Day, 1967, the Gävle Goat was on fire. It was the first act of arson in what would become a holiday tradition of violence against the animal.




Built annually since 1966, the Gävle Goat has been torched 26 times. In more than one instance, vandals were so eager to destroy the goat that they burned it before it was even installed. Some years, the arsonists are courteous enough to wait until after Christmas before setting it ablaze.


More: Burning the Gävle Goat: Sweden’s Unauthorized Holiday Tradition of Animal Arson

Okay, okay, The Xmas Goat is something I made up, but really, there’s an Xmas/Goat connection just waiting to be converted into a Thing of some sort. More evidence:

At this time of year, the residents of Gävle, Sweden have one big question on their minds: Will the goat burn?

In 1966, advertising consultant Stig Gavlén decided to create a giant yule goat—a traditional Christmas ornament made of straw—and put it in the town square. Gavlén’s brother Jesper, the chief of the fire department, took responsibility for the design. On Dec. 1, 1966, the 43-foot-tall goat was erected in the square. A few minutes into New Year’s Day, 1967, the Gävle Goat was on fire. It was the first act of arson in what would become a holiday tradition of violence against the animal.

Built annually since 1966, the Gävle Goat has been torched 26 times. In more than one instance, vandals were so eager to destroy the goat that they burned it before it was even installed. Some years, the arsonists are courteous enough to wait until after Christmas before setting it ablaze.

More: Burning the Gävle Goat: Sweden’s Unauthorized Holiday Tradition of Animal Arson

While we still have not found evidence of the Xmas Goat, this is impressive:

Yelling Goats Sing ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’