Christmas Holiday Articles

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?

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!

6 Really Helpful Makeup & Grooming Aids For Those With Low Vision

As you get older, some thingsget more difficult. Putting on beauty products and cosmetics is one of those.   Prescription lenses or reading glasses help with reading but what about other activities like grooming or applying makeup?  Here are six  tools I think you'll find very helpful....

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.

10 Must Have Microwave Gadgets For The Empty Nest Mother

The kids have gone to college, have their own houses or apartments, get jobs, families of their own... and what was once "home" is now a place to visit when they get a chance.  Moms and dads adjust, take up hobbies, travel more, work more.... and, probably, cook less.  Cooking for one or two now, mom probably takes some short cuts and, more than likely, uses the microwave more.  Boring?  Nope. Not with these 10 gadgets, all user-approved to make short cut cooking fun and delicious. Surprise her this Mother's Day!

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...

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...

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!

Going Somewhere? Have A Seat

Planning a trip this summer or later this year during the holidays?  Well, if you're going by plane, be prepared to wait on long lines, as 'anything but' is definitely the exception these days.  But whether you are waiting on the ticket line, the baggage check line, or the boarding line, there are suitcases made just for you... they can be transformed into chairs!

 

10 Bizarre Christmas Party Costumes from Japan

If you haven't been asked to join in any reindeer games, get your antlers to Japan where the Christmas costumes are unlike any those found anywhere else. Check out ten of Japan's oddest seasonal costumes and accessories, offered by the fine folks at Village Vanguard in the spirit of “St. Christmas”... whoever or whatever that is.

20+ Crazy Yet Awesome Alternate Christmas Trees

Christmas tree decorating – do you stick with a theme, let the kids do it or get creative with the tree itself? The options are endless. Here are some of most unique, awesome and even crazy "trees" we’ve found this season to inspire you.

Japanese Christmas Cake Sweetens Up the Season



Christmas in Japan is celebrated a little differently than in other countries and some holiday traditions are unique to the land of the rising sun. One of these is Christmas Cake - a very special cake with certain required ingredients. It can be said that Christmas in Japan really isn't Christmas at all without Christmas cake!
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8 Philips Products Receive 2010 Industrial Design Awards

This year, six of Philips' eight Good Industrial Designs just happen to make great holiday gifts, if they can be found for sale. Most of them are so new, that they haven't reached all of Philips many markets. But if you know an infant, a mother, an elderly person, someone who loves to cook, watch TV, or needs motivation to exercise, you'll find a new gift here.

 

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.

 

 


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:

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 »

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®) ...

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...

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 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.