We Wish You a Streaming Christmas

T’is the season for wasting time in a seasonal fashion! Networks are blasting the airwaves with holiday specials and movies, but where do those of us who have been weaned off from the umbilical cord of cable to find our favorite yuletide fare? Fear not! I bring great tidings of joy! Below you will find a couple of lists (with no particular ranking) of the best Christmas favorites you can find online.

Suitable for the Kiddos
Pee-Wee’s PlayHouse Christmas Special
White Christmas
Ernest Saves Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Yes Virginia
The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas
The Muppets’ Christmas Carol

Grown-up Stuff
Trading Places
Trailer Park Boys Xmas Special

Hulu Plus
For the Family
The Christmas Toy
A Garfield Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Fraggle Rock: The Bells of Fraggle Rock
He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special
Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas
Doctor Who Christmas Specials: 10th and 11th regenerations

Adult Business
Absolutely Fabulous Christmas Special
Peep Show: Seasonal Beatings

Available to Rent
Through Amazon for the Kids
The Year Without a Santa Claus
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Original)

For the Mature Crowd
Die Hard

Happy Vegging Out!


NEWS FLASH: Parents are Annoying

According to an article published last November in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, which for some reason has just started making its way around the interwebs in the past couple of days, your teenagers hate it when you call them on their cell phones all of the time.

The sole author of the report, Dr. Robert S. Weisskirch (aka No Shit Sherlock), found that teenagers report a better relationship with their parents when the kids are the ones initiating phone contact. They reported a poorer relationship when their parents continually called them to check on whereabouts, homework status, etc.


As someone who spends his days doing research that, in the end, is quite pointless, I feel for dear old R. Weisskirch here. But if you needed a full-on scientific report to tell you that nagging the hell out your kids is going to make them hate you, then you probably already have a pretty big hate hole to dig yourself out of already.