Christmas Holiday Articles

Put Cardboard Tubes To Good Use With Toobalink!

Why waste a perfectly good cardboard tube in the recycle bin when you can make a sword, abstract models and other cool stuff with Toobalink construction sets?

Shocking Story: The Electric Eel Powered Christmas Tree



Japan's Aqua Toto Gifu aquarium has sparked interest worldwide with its E-tree... the "E" standing for Electric Eel! Renewable energy never looked so, er, weird.
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Brainwave Toys - Do Today's Kids Have Enough Brain Power To Play?

Mind controlled toys are here. But will kids be able to sit still long enough to play them in today's Ritalin-based world? I'm not sure.  But the toys are pretty cool...

iPad-Compatible Clothing For Carrying Social Media On Your Person (Just In Time For The Holidays)

As innovative as the iPad is, the one challenge that most owners are up against is how to transport their portable hand-held computers around. Sling bags, purses and backpacks are jerry-rigged solutions. When you're on the go with an urge to tweet or check your Facebook status quickly, the best access is reaching for the envied device from the inside pocket of a jacket or vest designed specifically for the purpose.

Social Media Holiday Gifting Goes Virtual With Facebook Gift Cards

With the online gift card industry reaching all time highs, according to a report released by Javelin Strategy & Research, gift card sales will rise from $1.6 billion in 2009 to $5.8 billion in 2014. With that kind of growth is it any wonder that Mark Zuckerberg wants a piece of that action for his social network Facebook?

East Pole: The Top 10 Strange Santas from China

Christmas with Chinese characteristics? Yule betcha! It's Christmas in China, where werewolves are chowing down on beef chow mein at Lee Ho Ho Ho Fooks and even the most exhausted elves don't envy their iPhone-making counterparts over at Foxconn.

Keep Toes Toasty With Heated Yeti Foot Warmers

Now, you can keep your feet warm with abominable snowman slippers that heat up without plugs or wires so you have full mobility to pad around the house — or 7-11, if that’s how you roll — without your feet getting cold.

2007's Most Creative Christmas Lights?

Instead of the usual tinsel, over-sized Santa Claus and multi-colored strands of Christmas Lights, Regent Street in London this year took a different approach.

Hundred Buck A Box Tissue Paper Is Nothing To Sneeze At

At 100,000 yen (about $100) per box, 12-layered ceremonial kimono tissue from Japan's Daishowashikosangyo Co., Ltd. is not only nothing to sneeze at, it's nothing to sneeze ON. In fact, don't even look at it – just set the box in the center of the executive board room table and hope nobody dares grab a single one of the 288 luxuriously colorful sheets.

Office Kit: Helping Employees Use Fake Parenthood As An Excuse For Missing Work

We've all had days where hauling our butts out of bed, into the freezing cold to sit in traffic just doesn't feel like a desirable options. But, eventually office workers run out of excuses that they can use when they don't feel like they want to come in. Those with kids automatically have a foolproof escape plan, which is why one company has created a product that allows even the childless to cry "sick child" when they want to stay home.

6 Gadget Gifts Grandparents Will Love

Grammy and Gramps love gadgets as much as you do, but maybe Xbox 360 is not exactly their thing. Knowing a few grandparents myself, I asked some what kind of gadgets they would like as presents from their kids and grandkids. Most of them said, "I'd like them to visit me more often...."

Spending Big Bucks On The Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster -- And It's Just A TOY!

Supposedly the hottest toy for Christmas will be the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters. Get them now if you want them, or you'll end up in the dog house like my family did the year we couldn't find a Cabbage Patch Doll for the kids' Christmas.   Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters are cuter than the Cabbage Patch Doll, but you're going to end up in the poor house if you buy them.

New Social Media Seasonal Holiday Created By Groupon

As one of the first and most popular social buying sites, Groupon differentiates itself once again from its competitors by establishing its own holiday. The fact that it begins on the Monday prior to Thanksgiving and continues through Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa might smack a bit like overt commercialism, but with deals up to 90 percent off, I think a lot of seasonal shoppers are going to be celebrating "Grouponicus" this holiday season.

10 Great Gifts To Get Your Kids Out Of The House This Winter

Don't let your kids drive you mad this winter. Get them the most uber-awesomist outdoor gift ever and keep them far, far away from your inner sanctum.

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.

Unique Christmas Trees Ideas For the Recycling Artist on a Budget or Everyday Cheapskate

If you're on a budget, or an artist on a budget and you really want a Christmas tree this year, but can't afford it, you may just want to turn to your trash can or recycle bin for a tree. It turns out simple disposable household material can be used to make a tree. Take a look below.

Hair Tattoos For The Terminally Trendy

Temporary tattoos can be seen everywhere, and now they'll be adorning the heads of trendoids and fashion victims this holiday season.

Christmas Tree Needles Have Natural Antibacterial Properties

Scientists often struggle to come up with artificial means to accomplish medical goals, when all the while nature has the answer.  Such an answer has been found in the Douglas Fir, Pseudotsuga menzietii, which not only happens to form an ideal shape for a Christmas tree, but also holds a very important biological agent in its needles - a natural antimicrobial.  

Top 8 Holiday 2009 Gifts For Crazed Sports Fans

While the standard T-shirt or ball cap may seem like a great gift for the rabid sports fan, chances are he already has more of those than he can handle. Consider something more original this holiday season.

Want This New Innovation? Titanic Gravy Boat

For some reason, despite all of our hopes, dreams, and best intentions, family dinners tend to turn into emotional disasters. With a Titanic Gravy Boat you can symbolize the impending disaster, flood your mashed potatoes, and get the kids to stop asking why it is called a gravy boat when it doesn't look like a boat. It's a win-win-win. And it's darn cute too.