Tag: Christmas

Christmas Brings Snow Fall To Some Parts Of The US

Many people living in Midwestern and Northeastern United States experienced a white Christmas for the first time in a long time. The snowfall came as a dream come true for many but also as a weather nightmare for some.

Earth/Environment December 26, 2017

International Space Station Astronauts Celebrate Christmas With New Tree, Gifts, And 'Star Wars'

American crew members spent Christmas 2017 opening presents under an artificial tree. They also enjoyed a special holiday dinner and movie night.

Space December 26, 2017

Holiday Cheer: High School Kids Gift Student New Nintendo 3DS After His Was Stolen

A heartwarming moment is caught on camera as a group of high school students gift another student a Nintendo 3DS after his previous console was stolen.

Viral December 25, 2017

Echo Dot, Echo Smart Speakers Get $20 Discount: Just The Thing For Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

Amazon is giving out a generous $20 discount on the Echo Smart and Echo Dot speakers this Christmas. The smart speakers are both second-generation builds that boast vast improvements on hardware specs, design, and features.

Smart Home December 23, 2017

A Kid Gave Up His Xbox One Money To Donate Blankets To The Homeless, So Microsoft Sent Him A Gift

Instead of using his $300 to buy a new Xbox One, 9-year-old Mikah Frye used the money to buy blankets for the homeless. After learning about his generosity, Microsoft decided to surprise him.

Video Games December 18, 2017

You Can Call Santa On Your Google Home: Here's What Happens When You Do

Thanks to Google Assistant, you can fire up your Google Home and call Santa Claus. St. Nick will even play you and your kids some holiday songs and make the magic of Christmas even more amazing.

Google November 29, 2017

Child With Cancer Wants Cards For Christmas: Here's How To Send Him Early Holiday

Jacob Thompson has an incurable neuroblastoma, and he may not live until December. His family is now fast-tracking the holidays and encourages everyone to send him Christmas cards as presents.

Feature | Health November 6, 2017

Heart Attack Risk Higher During Christmas Time: What Is Behind Spike In Cardiac Deaths During The Holidays?

Cold weather is widely blamed for the spike in heart-related deaths during the Christmas holiday, but a new study debunks this. What cause the increased cardiac deaths during the holidays?

Public Health December 25, 2016

6 Best Food And Drink Recipe Apps For The Holidays: From Healthy In A Hurry To Mixology

Don't worry if you're preparing your holiday feast at the last minute. Here are six of the best food and drink recipe apps that will help you create healthy holiday dishes and amazing cocktails ideal for the merrymaking.

Apps/Software December 24, 2016

What Is Holiday Heart Syndrome And How Can You Prevent It?

How do you prevent Holiday Heart Syndrome? Get to know the dangers of Holiday Heart Syndrome. Find out how, with mindfulness, you can still enjoy your holidays and skip a trip to the hospital.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

Holiday Season Kills: Deaths Spike Between Christmas And New Year's Day

More people die of natural causes between Christmas day and New Year's day. What could be driving the spike in deaths during the holiday season?

Public Health December 22, 2016

Santa's Reindeer Now Smaller And Weaker Because Of Climate Change

The weight of reindeer has dropped by 12 percent because of climate change. How do warmer temperatures influence the growth and size of the animals popularly portrayed pulling Santa Claus' sleigh?

Animals December 13, 2016

Best Buy Employees Play Santa, Buy Wii U For Teen Who Visited Store Daily To Play 'Super Smash Bros'

A teenager who would visit a Best Buy store nearly every day to play 'Super Smash Bros.' on the Wii U console on display just got a great surprise. As an early Christmas gift, some of the store employees chipped in and bought the teen his own Wii U console.

Video Games December 12, 2016

Mariah Carey’s 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Is Most Downloaded Digital Holiday Song Ever, By A Landslide( Video)

Mariah Carey’s 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' is the most downloaded holiday song of all time, according to a new list. The seasonal favorite is the 11th best-selling song in the history of music.

Celebrities December 3, 2016

Santa Tracker 2016: Santa Village Goes Live With Neat Redesign And Pokémon Go-Like 'Present Quest'

Google's Santa Tracker is right on track, and on Dec. 1, the Santa Village goes live with a slew of fun games to count down the days until Christmas. A new 'Present Quest' feature brings Pokémon GO-like action, but there are plenty of other games if you don't want to brave the cold weather.

Google December 1, 2016

Apple's Jony Ive Decorated A Christmas Tree With Minimalistic Vision, And You Probably Won't Want One

Jony Ive designed the new Christmas tree at Claridge, and you may be sure that it lived up to his reputation. It is minimal and magical, but why are some people disappointed?

Apple November 22, 2016

The ‘Peanuts’ Mashup With ‘Stranger Things’ Is The Strangest Christmas Video You Will See This Holiday

This YouTube video combines the world’s of the ‘Peanuts’ and “Stranger Things’ to have Will Byers struggle with his feelings in typical Charlie Brown fashion.

Movies/TV Shows October 28, 2016

Valve Finally Explains Steam's Christmas Day Disaster

When Steam went down on Christmas Day, the Internet started panicking, hoping that someone from Valve would explain what was happening. That explanation has finally come — almost a week later.

December 30, 2015

Holiday Sales Soared This Year As Online Shopping Spiked, But Still Accounted For Only 10 Percent Of Total Spending

Holiday sales figures showed a healthy increase in 2015 as consumer confidence swelled. Online sales spiked significantly, but still remain a small portion of overall spending.

Business December 30, 2015

FedEx Blames Late Deliveries, Shipping Delays On 'Unprecedented' Surge In Demand From Last-Minute Christmas Shoppers

FedEx said that its failure to deliver some Christmas packages on time was due to an unexpected surge of last minute e-commerce shipments. The company had previously blamed bad weather for late deliveries.

Society December 30, 2015

This Kid Opens A Box Expecting To Get A PS4, Instead Gets A Block Of Wood

It's Christmas-themed schadenfreude for the ages.

Movies/TV Shows December 28, 2015

Hawaii Sees Spike In Dengue Fever Cases Over The Holidays

Cases of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease, continue to increase Hawaii. The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) reported a total of 181 confirmed cases of dengue fever including one new case reported on Christmas Eve.

Life December 26, 2015

Help Rebuild Fish Habitats By Recycling Your Old Christmas Trees

Environmental agencies in West Virginia and Kentucky are collecting old real Christmas trees to repurpose and recycle as the perfect fish habitat for lakes and rivers in the area. Christmas tree donors will have a chance to win one of several prizes.

Society December 25, 2015

Here's How Long It Would Take For Santa To Drop A Gift Off To Every Kid On Earth

There is finally an answer to the question of how long it would take Santa Claus to visit the homes over every child on Earth in a single night.

Animals December 24, 2015

Instead Of A Gingerbread House, Make A Gingerbread Millennium Falcon For The Holiday

Considering that a gingerbread rendition of Darth Vader has made its way around the Internet, it was only inevitable that more gingerbread creations would circulate featuring additional geekery.

Movies/TV Shows December 24, 2015

What A Gamer's Holiday Guide Looked Like In 1995

Honestly, we're kind of jealous of Christmas 1995.

Geek December 24, 2015

'Doctor Who' Christmas Episode: Everything We Know So Far

It's almost Christmas, and that means 'Doctor Who' fans anxiously await the annual Christmas episode of the popular series. Here's what we know so far about this year's special.

Movies/TV Shows December 23, 2015

Want To Avoid Christmas Weight Gain? Practical Tips To Stay Fit During The Holidays

For many people, it is difficult to avoid the hearty and scrumptious meals typically served at Christmas parties, causing them to take in more calories than they actually need. Find out how to avoid packing in the extra pounds during the holidays with these practical tips to staying fit and healthy.

Life December 23, 2015

Most Heart Attack Deaths Occur On Christmas Day: Here Are Five Ways To Reduce Risks

The holidays often see a spike in heart attack deaths. Experts enumerated ways to reduce the likelihood of suffering from heart-related conditions during the Christmas season.

Life December 23, 2015

Movies To Stream On Netflix For Those Who Are So Over The Holidays

Stream these movies that slightly touch on Christmastime, but aren't stuffed with holiday spirit.

Internet Culture December 22, 2015

12 Best Christmas Apps 2015: Red Stamp, Elf Yourself, Gift It, Christmas Santa Run And More

We checked out some of the best apps to get you in the Yuletide spirit. From games, music to food – there is definitely an app for everyone to brighten Christmas 2015.

Apps/Software December 22, 2015

Depressed On Christmas? Science-Tested Ways To Fight Depression During The Holiday Season

Along with the buzz and excitement coming from the holiday season, most people also experience bouts of sadness and melancholy. Fortunately, scientific studies have shown many ways to combat holiday blues.

Life December 22, 2015

Celebrate The Holidays With These Christmas Movies, TV Series And Specials Streaming On Netflix

Get into the holiday spirit by streaming these movies, specials and episodes that celebrate Christmas.

Internet Culture December 21, 2015

Take A Virtual Reality Holiday Tour Through The White House

The weather outside might be frightful, but inside the White House ... it's so delightful.

Wearable Tech December 18, 2015

Projected Decorations Bring This Christmas Tree To Life

While most of us use tinsel and light strings on our trees, a Brazilian company has created a new way of decorating a Christmas tree. The method uses a projector to display some pretty impressive decorations.

Gadgets December 18, 2015

Are You Secret Santa Or Grinch? MRI Reveals 'Christmas Spirit' In Brains Of People

Using MRI scans, researchers quantified neural responses of people shown Christmas-related images. The small study found people who celebrate Christmas have higher brain activities in five specific areas compared to people who don't celebrate the holiday.

Life December 18, 2015

Dyson Engineers Create A High-Tech Christmas Tree, Complete With Hovering Ornaments

A team of researchers, engineers and designers at Dyson used its tech to create an innovative office Christmas tree that features ornaments that bounce in mid-air.

Society December 17, 2015

Act Of Kindness Helps Reduce Effects Of Stress

With the holidays approaching, experiencing high stress levels is inevitable. A new study reveals a simple and cost-free way to de-stress: performing acts of kindness.

Life December 17, 2015

Amazon Electronics Gift Ideas For Under $100: Budget Smartphone, Portable Hard Drive, Printer And More

Amazon is offering a number of deals under $100, which may be ideal for Christmas gifting. Customers can find smartphones, printers, wireless charging pads, stylus and more under $100 from Amazon.

Gadgets December 16, 2015

Giant Asteroid To Zoom Past Earth On Christmas Eve

Asteroid 163899 will pass Earth at a safe distance on Christmas Eve, at some 6.79 million miles from the planet's surface. The huge Christmas asteroid is important as it is on the list of potential human-accessible targets.

Space December 16, 2015

Holiday Travelers Expected To Top 100 Million: American Automobile Association Forecast

AAA forecasted a 1.4 percent rise this year in holiday travelers. It also predicted 2015 as the seventh consecutive year during which year-end holiday travel will have grown.

Business December 16, 2015

Celebrate Christmas This Year With Rare Full Moon

The moon will make this Christmas Day extra special. It will be a Full Cold Moon and there won't be another one until 2034.

Animals December 13, 2015

Burglars Break Into Foodbank, Steal Wrapped Christmas Presents For Needy Children

Burglars stole wrapped Christmas presents at a Newcastle Foodbank center. The gifts were intended for needy children so they can have something to receive for the holidays.

Society December 11, 2015

That One Time Lobo Killed Santa Claus

Lobo + Christmas = CARNAGE

Movies/TV Shows December 9, 2015

Kids Can See 'Santa Sleigh' In The Sky On Christmas Eve As ISS Passes Over UK

The International Space Station will once again fly over UK skies on Christmas Eve giving young kids a spectacular show as Santa Claus rushes to deliver gifts around the world. The ISS can be recognized easily as it moves faster with no flashing lights.

Space November 29, 2015

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