Christmas Holiday Articles

Tasty, Shiny, Inexpensive and Eco-friendly Christmas Tree Anyone Can Make

For anyone out there on a tight holiday budget or really confused about what is more eco-friendly, live Christmas tree or a plastic one, there is great news! You can sip some Mountain Dew, share some with friends and then build an eco-friendly tree with the empty cans, just like the one in the picture here.

8 Great Cat Lover Gifts For The Holidays

Ah, cats! They think they rule the world, and they do own whatever world, or household, they live in.  That's why gifts for cat lovers are so à propos - they reinforce the unabashed truth that those persons are dominated by their cats, and cat lovers think that this truth is funny... or cute... or karma.  Anyway, here are 8 of my favorite cat lover gifts for this holiday season....

Duck The Halls With Duck Dynasty Dog Clothes & Toys

There's no more timely holiday gift for a dog this year than a Duck Dynasty t-shirt or jacket and a toy.  Quaker Pet Group, one of my favorite dog toy makers, licensed the A&E Duck Dynasty name and has gone absolutely quacky creating some really great high-quality shirts, jackets, duck toys, and even realistic Duck Dynasty hats and beards for your special dog - Family Certified. Redneck Approved!

 

Teeter Popper: Think Balance Board. Think Bubble Wrap

The Teeter Popper  has already won ASTRA’s Best Toy For Kids Award, has been named a finalist in the Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy Test, and is predicted to be a hot seller at Christmas. Gasp! Who said Christmas? Apple season just started; why would I speak such vulgarity? Let’s not think about it just yet. Think balance board. Think Sit ‘n Spin. Think tiny boat. Think bubble wrap. Now wrap them into one toy and you will have the Teeter Popper.

Scare the Kids This Christmas with Asia’s Oddest Amusement Parks


 

Asian innovation has taken the amusement park industry by storm in recent years, and here are a couple of my personal favorites which have made it on my “Places To See Before I Die” list, because while I am fairly certain about an afterlife, I struggle to grasp the existence of these real world locales. read more »

Super Vortex Battle Action Tops The Holiday Wish List

They’re called Beyblades, and for those that aren’t in the know, they’re essentially a modern version of spinning tops. Now, they come with their own arena for holiday battling action.

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 »

Feeling Hungry? Try These Video-Game Themed Bento Boxes

For the uninitiated, Bento is a type of lunch-time meal which consists of rice, meat, and vegetables, the whole array arranged together in a box. It's a fairly traditional dish, often prepared for school and work lunches; it's also available at most restaurants which serve Japanese food. Those mass-produced meals rather pale in comparison to the stuff I'd like to share with you folks today - calling the ordinary stuff downright inadequate wouldn't be much of a stretch.

Who's on First? Competing Santa Trackers: NORAD vs Google

Perhaps not as funny as the classic 1938 comedy sketch "Who's on First?" popularized by Abbott and Costello, but it does bring a smile to one's face when anybody is able to give Google a run for their money. Such is the case when the Northern American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) backed by Microsoft and Bing take on the Granddaddy of search engines in a face-off that pits one Santa Tracker against another.

KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set Collects The Best Eats From The Far East

The KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set features 11 exotic KitKat flavors reflecting Japan's many unique regional culinary traditions. Even living in Japan it's tough to sample these exotic KitKats as Nestle Japan usually sells them only in their home regions. Now you can sample these signature cuisines in the form of specialty KitKats packed in a collectible showcase box.

12 Fun And Memorable Holiday Gifts Between $4 and $40

Even in lean financial times, when some of us are iffy about our jobs, our homes, and our savings... the holidays are still pressing. What small but meaningful gift can you buy for your best friend, your brother, the baby-sitter...?

 

Lego Creationary Builds Up The Fun This Christmas

Lego has always been a go-to children’s Christmas toy, but this year they’ve stepped up their game with the development of Lego Creationary – fun for ages 7 and up.

What Did Poor Pets Get This Christmas?

Though it's reported that British pets suffered, gift-wise, from the downsized economy this Christmas, the American Pet Products Association estimated that 53 percent of dogs and 38 percent of cats in the U.S. received Christmas gifts this year - a relatively good stash for them, I'd say.  But what about pets from families who can hardly afford to feed them, let alone buy Santa hats for them?

 

It’s Always Winter With Snowtime Anytime Indoor Snowballs!

As a Floridian, the inherent fun of playing in cold, wet and slushy snow is completely lost on me, but at least I can enjoy pelting family members with plush snowballs year round!

Breaking Bad Toys No Longer Available At Toys R Us. If Fake Meth Is On Your Kid's Christmas List, You'll Need To Shop Elsewhere

If a Breaking Bad toy set is on your child’s Christmas list and you intended to do your Christmas shopping a little early this year, don’t expect to find what you are looking for at Toys R Us. The toy dolls, with likeness to Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, were pulled from the retailer’s shelves after a Florida mom petitioned to have it removed. Wait, Breaking Bad figurines aren’t on your child’s Christmas list?

Designer Piggy Bank Holds $10,000: Buy Two And Save $20,000

A stunningly realistic pig, gilded or polymer coated in hot pink, by a world famous designer, would look smashing on her dark cherry server.  She would love it, even be encouraged to shove dollar bills through the cork opening and look forward to saving $10,000....

Throw-back Xmas Awesomeness Part 1 - The Star Trek Shuttlecraft Ornament

Though Christmas comes only once a year, the Star Trek Shuttlecraft Galileo ornament is an awesome, circa-1992 gift that just keeps on giving. Trust us.

Can Kmart's "Blue" Light Special Ads Turn Us On For The Holidays? [Videos]

With Kmart's revenue reports heading into the toilet, it appears its TV ads might have followed suit this holiday season. Down 4.6 percent in earnings this quarter, one of the nation's largest discount retailers is taking a radical departure from it's wholesome Mom's Apple Pie image to one that replicates the blue material you might catch on late night, a la Chelsea Lately!

The 2010 List is Here! Best Solar Powered Holiday Décor

You have been waiting and waiting for this year's list of solar powered holiday décor. Right? Good! Here is a long list of solar powered lights and decorations to use instead of your plugged in holiday lights. They can easily be found at Amazon.com.

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!