All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Holidays’

Time Warner’s Yule Log Is Back, But Has Some Chromecast Competition This Year

On Friday, we told you about Google’s YouTube Fireplace for Chromecast. It’s essentially an hour-long video of a fireplace burning with a dog sitting in a chair. Simple, but people seem to like it. Well, if you’re a Time Warner subscriber, you’ll have a cable alternative to Google’s fireplace with the Time Warner Yule Log. It’s been offered in the …

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Duck Dynasty Christmas Special Brings in the Viewers

Judging from the number of viewers the Duck Dynasty Christmas special had, it seems like a lot of folks were glad to get their bearded men fix. The Christmas special–which came after a seven-week wait from the last episode–reeled in almost 9 million viewers on Wednesday night. Even though the end-of-season numbers are down a little for the popular A&E …

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Last Minute Gifts for the Frugal Holiday Shopper

Christmas is fast approaching and I’m sure a lot of you didn’t take advantage of the Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping craze. Hey, I understand that things happen and you couldn’t find the time or money to go holiday shopping. Well, for all of you who are slackers, here are five ideas of last minute gifts that would surely save …

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Google Gives Chromecast Users A Fireplace For The Holidays

‘Tis the season. Google has introduced the YouTube Fireplace for Chromecast, which it calls “the easiest way to get the fire going this holiday season.” Yep, it’s just an hour-long video of a fire burning in a fireplace. There’s also a dog sitting in a chair. Seeing how this is just a YouTube video, something tells me you don’t really …

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Google+ App Update Adds Snow To Your Photos

Google is treating Google+ users to some holiday fun with the latest app update for Android. You can bring up any photo in Google+ and shake your device to make it snow. A second shake will let you share the snowy photo. How heartwarming. Image: Google

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Mariah Carey Taking Over NBC For The Holidays

It looks like all NBCUniversal wants for Christmas is Mariah Carey. Starting on Wednesday, December 11 the singer will be taking over NBC for 12 days, which has accurately been dubbed “Mariah Carey’s 12 Days of Christmas.” On different days Carey will perform on all three hours of Today. She can also be seen on Access Hollywood, Extra, Al Sharpton’s …

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Cough Remedies to Help You Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year and we aren’t just talking about the holidays. It is now cold and flu season, which could certainly put a damper on any holiday festivities you have planned. If you do come down with a cold and need a cough remedy to keep you from hacking all over everyone’s Christmas dinner, check out some of …

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Cruise Deals: Find a Cheap Cruise for the Holidays

If you’re looking for a cruise deal, you should have no problem finding a cheap cruise for the holidays. Whether you want to give the gift of a cruise to a loved one or purchase it as a gift for yourself, there is no shortage of cheap cruise offerings right now. Considering that you get a room, great food and …

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Cannibal Sandwiches Are Slammed by Health Officials

After a Wisconsin holiday tradition of eating “cannibal sandwiches” was linked to an E. coli outbreak last year, health officials are begging people to refrain from eating the sandwiches. Before you get too grossed out, the cannibal sandwiches are made using raw ground beef. That still has a pretty high gross factor, but at least we’re not talking about the …

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PayPal Opens Online Store For Digital Gift Cards

PayPal announced the launch of its new Digital Gifts store, which is a destination where people can purchase digital gift cards from a variety of merchants. For now, there are only iTunes gift cards from Apple, but PayPal says it will be adding more soon. “Gift cards are the most popular presents this holiday season and generally one of the …

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Tree Topper Watches Family For 34 Years In New Netflix Ad

Netflix has a new ad out called “Holiday Tree Topper,” in which a figure (possibly Mrs. Claus) that sits on top of a Christmas tree watches over a family for 34 years. Some Griswold-like antics occur throughout that time, but everybody’s happy when they’re together watching Netflix. It makes the tree topper smile (though the smile is painted on). The …

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Forest Whitaker, Angela Basset Talk About Their Roles in Black Nativity

Fox Searchlight is calling its musical movie adaptation Black Nativity “the film of the season,” and stars Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett have been giving interviews as they promote the film, which released Wednesday. Black Nativity is based on Langston Hughes’ play of the same name, which was originally performed Off-Broadway in December, 1961. Featuring an all-black cast, it was …

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