Christmas Holiday Articles

Fir Real: Free Christmas Trees from IKEA Japan

IKEA Japan's "Free Tree" offer is an economical (and ecological) way for store shoppers to celebrate the season with a real Christmas tree. That's one Swede deal!

10 Cool Gifts for the Big Geek In Your Life

Finding a gift for that Big Geek in your life (male or female, father, son, daughter, step-sister-thrice-removed) can be difficult.  If you're looking for ideas, read on my friends...

Toy Of The Year Winners - The Top 5 Activity Toys

Here’s the ultimate list of the best “Toy of the Year” industry-leading activity toys that will get kids to create, build and doodle from the past five years. These creation-centered toys promote inventive and artistic playtime, and they’re all together in one handy guide:

Dinosaur Action Figures + Online Play = Xtractaurs

In a world gone mad, children will be able to genetically manipulate and control dinosaurs.  Thankfully, that's not happened yet.  Until that fateful day, Xtractaurs will entertain your kids without any threat of being eaten by a T-rex.

9 Super Cool Clocks That Make Great Design Gifts

No one can afford to "watch the clock" all day, but we do look look at our wall clocks often...  These wall clocks will update a room's decor with a fresh modern look and give it new personality - one that matches your very cool giftee.

5 Beauty Gadgets For Women Over 40 That REALLY Work

If money and time were no problem (and when are they not problems?), we would get professional treatments to keep looking our best.... But thanks to technology we can use modified professional gadgets at home. These five beauty gadgets are my top picks for function and reliability as they actually work as promised. And they make dynamite gifts.

Burger King Japan's “King's Turkey Party Set” Lets You Party Like It's 1539!

It's good to be the king, especially if you're England's Henry the Eighth in full-on turkey leg nomming mode. Now Burger King Japan is channeling good king Hank's festive side with the “King's Turkey Party Set”, a deluxe Christmas dinner for two featuring a pair of royally massive smoked turkey drumsticks!

19+ Best Interactive Pet Gifts: Toys For Cats, Dogs, Horses, Birds, Ferrets and Fish!


Pets are like kids: they love new stuff and they get bored easily. So, in looking for perfect pet gifts this year, I focused on pet toys that have the potential of holding your pet's attention for more than a few minutes on more than one occasion. High on my list are those toys that don't require the owner to participate in the play, which is what I mean by interactive. read more »

Giant Salamander Christmas Tree Is A Newt Neat Holiday Treat

Tokyo's legendary giant Godzilla Christmas Tree has some Kaiju competition courtesy of the Kyoto Aquarium, who wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Newt Year!

Strange, Sick and Savvy Santas: Ads from Around the World

Santa's gettin' around this year.  Seems he's hangin' with some unsavory women, dressing in condoms, and getting decapitated.  That's quite a lot of activity for a guy who should be delivering toys...

Kindle vs Nook & Sony Reader

Sony, in its latest attempt to compete head-on with Amazon's Kindle's and Barnes & Noble's Nook success is attempting to open a storefront online of its own. In spite of a previous failure at a similar venture back in 2005, is Sony ready for a comeback?And if not, does Amazon's Kindle or Barnes & Noble's Nook win in this year's Holiday Sweepstakes?

HOnk HOnk HOnk: The Top 10 Over-The-Top Holiday Decorated Vehicles

Old and busted: Holiday home displays big and bright enough to outshine Rudolph's red nose. New hotness: cars and trucks decorated with more glowing bells & whistles than Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve.

Top Ten Geeky Gifts for Christmas

Do you have a special geek in your life? Someone who gets off on Google’s most current algorithm, who has memorized all the lines of the 716 episodes of Star Trek, and enjoys reading computer technical manuals on their days off? If so, then what do you gift these cerebral types when Christmas rolls around? Well, check out the Top Ten Geeky Gifts for Christmas 2008, and shop to your heart’s content! Yes, Einstein, there is a Santa Claus!

10 Best Gifts For Your Dumbest Friends

Okay, so maybe you don't have any dumb friends. Maybe the only dumb people you know are relatives or people at work. Either way, dumb is dumb, and sometimes you just can't believe you are giving them gifts at all. But it's a family Christmas party or one of those office parties where you pick a name and the one you got is the biggest jerk in the whole place.... You can probably find just the right gift for her or him pretty cheaply right here.

Ten Signs You’ve Overdone The Holiday Decorating

Most homeowners will string some lights outside or maybe feature a blow-up Santa, but other folks plan all year for their extravagant displays. These folks who go above and beyond for extreme holiday decorating stand out from the rest. So are you doing too much? How can you tell? Here are 10 Signs You've Overdone The Holiday Decorating:

The DVD Stereo Luxury Bathtub From Baden Bath

Do you know someone who loves to soak for hours in a hot bathtub? If you do, I think I've found the gift that keeps on giving...

12 Eye-Popping Social Media Pillows - Because Every Geek Needs An Icon To Hug

... Detailed and cleanly drawn, the Craftsquatch icon pillow shells are made of soft fleece and the pillow stuffing is polyester making the pillows cuddly - squishable, but resilient enough to bounce back into shape.  Craftsquatch work is clean and sharp; the icons really stand out - so, in addition to being cushy, the social media and icon pillows are visually very striking.

 

 


Mom & Pops 'Shop Small' For Social Media, Devoid Of Black Friday Madness & Cyber Monday Fatigue

Mom & Pop shops, sometimes derogatorily referred to as the dinosaurs of the retail industry have of recent date been able to exert some clout during the holiday buying season, at least for one day out of the year. Founded by American Express, since 2010, the "Shop Small" movement (aka Small Business Saturday®) ...

McDonald's Japan New 'Christmas Set' Challenges KFC Chicken Tradition

McDonald's Japan not only ho-ho-hopes you're hungry for chicken this Christmas, they're pushing a new "Christmas Set" that aims to steal some thunder (and sales) from traditional holiday powerhouse KFC.

10 Ways to Silly Up Your Christmas

I know that Christmas is all about traditions but I am finding the traditions to be a bit boring. I mean, does it always have to be the same? Same tree, same lights, same food....arrrgh! I want to be able to have fun for the holidays, and to me, doing the same exact thing I did last year is not a lot of fun.

For those who agree with me and want to spice up what you have been doing for year, I have collected together 10 Ways to Silly Up Your Christmas.