How to wrap a baby in swaddling clothes

Have a newborn, and a manger, and you don’t know what to do?  Problem solved. [Read more...]

Oy to the world: try this hilarious Hanukkah medley. You’ll plotz.

From my friend Fran. [Read more...]

“Don’t let the light go out…”

For our Jewish neighbors, a favorite of The Bench: a seasonal chestnut from Peter, Paul and Mary and their classic 1988 TV special on PBS.   Happy Hanukkah! [Read more...]

Santa’s newest elf?

It’s named Siri.  Still stuck for a (pricey) stocking stuffer?  Get a load of Apple’s Christmas ad for the iPhone. [Read more...]

Have yourself an angry little Christmas…

…with this very clever “Angry Birds” – themed light display.  As the YouTube posting notes: Running on two computers and 10 Light-o-rama 16 channel controllers, uses more than 20,000 lights and less than one cent of electricity per game. Audio is broadcast on 99.1FM, and the controller has a long enough cord for people to [Read More...]

A senior citizen flash mob?

This is what happens when a group of senior citizens decides to be cool. Place: a Target Store in Lawrence, Kansas. Music: “Last Christmas,” from the cast of “Glee.” Don’t say I didn’t warn you. [Read more...]

“The Night Before Christmas” as you’ve never heard it before

From the brilliant Jim Meskimen — and dozens of his amazing voices.   I dare you not to laugh. RELATED: “A is for Arnold…” Sheer genius: one man, dozens of celebrity voices, all doing Shakespeare [Read more...]

Taking Jesus to the people

It turns out this dramatic display last week wasn’t an isolated incident.  The pastor at St. Raymond’s in Downey, California has done this at least once before. (H/T to Diane at Te Deum). Below is an event from last summer. By way of comparison, it’s worth taking a look at another kind of “Eucharistic flash [Read More...]

What’s so funny? Here’s proof that laughter is contagious

From a train in Germany, a fit of laughter spreads like a virus — or at least something viral — and YouTubers are hysterically lapping it up: It’s unclear what the joke that sparked the mass hysterics was, but mobile phone footage uploaded to the video sharing site has caught the imagination of many online [Read More...]

The Christmas story, as told by children

This is now causing a sensation on YouTube.  It comes to us from New Zealand.  Take a look. [Read more...]


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