christmas

2014 Maihack Supergirl Batgirl Comic

Illustrator Mike Maihack has made the holidays more festive for a few years now by giving us adorable Batgirl and Supergirl Christmas comics. Supergirl is more enthusiastic about Christmas than Batgirl, and she tries to drag the reluctant superhero into her joyful celebration every year.

This year Supergirl confuses Christmas with Halloween, but a surprise appearance from Batman validates her mix-up. It’s adorable.

(via Mike Maihack)

star was xmas light show

There are Christmas light shows, and then there are Christmas light shows. This amazing display by YouTuber Tom BetGeorge is one of the latter. His house and yard are covered in props and lights that are synced with several pieces of music from Star Wars. Nothing spreads holiday cheer quite like the music of John Williams.

BetGeorge’s display has been featured on shows such as ABC’s Good Morning America, and it’s easy to see why they would highlight it. BetGeorge sequenced the show himself and even made all of the massive props you see in the video. All in all, there are about 100,000 lights in the display.

Enough of me talking about it. See the incredible display in the video after the break.

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Supernatural ornament lost my shoe

The Winchester Brothers don’t have the best track record when it comes to Christmas, which may be why I love the idea of these Supernatural ornaments so much. They’re made by an artsy gal named Denise and she sells them in her Etsy shop.

She also showed me some very cool upcoming designs for next year, including an idea for a painted wine glass, so I’d say it’s a good idea to check back on her stuff from time to time.

I know it’s probably too late to get these Supernatural ornaments for this year’s decorating, but there’s no reason you can’t get yourself something for next year, right?

Head after the break to see more adorable designs.

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bb8 ornament

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cthulhu wreath 1

Tentacles make any holiday decoration cooler, and Geyser of Awesome’s co-editor Maika knows how to use them. She’s used Archie McPhee’s finger tentacles in the past for Cthulhu-themed Christmas trees, and this year she used the versatile product to craft a wreath. She glued the tentacles to a foam wreath covered in tinsel, added green LED lights, ornaments, and LEGO octopuses. The finished wreath looks weird and fantastic.

See photos of the making of the wreath after the break.

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dream gifts

What do you get for the nerd that has everything? If money is no object, you might consider the six gift ideas we have listed after the break. They’re the most ridiculously expensive products we’ve featured over this past year.

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pottermore christmas

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you have 12 days of Christmas gifts courtesy of J.K. Rowling and Pottermore. All you have to do is answer some rhyming riddles and you can unlock a new gift daily.

Pottermore posted a note about the event, which starts December 12th and follows through until Christmas.

We’re feeling extra generous this year, so we’re bringing you early gifts this Christmas. Starting Friday, December 12, we’ll be releasing a festive surprise for you every day at 1pm GMT (8am EST).
With wonderful writing by J.K. Rowling in Moments from Half-Blood Prince, shiny gold Galleons and even a new potion or two, make sure you don’t miss out – just visit pottermore.com and answer our rhyming riddles to unwrap a #PottermoreChristmas surprise every day.

Word is that the new story will center around Draco Malfoy. This past Halloween, Rowling gave Dolores Umbridge a similar treatment.

You can also join the Pottermore Facebook event to stay up to date.

(via Buzzfeed)

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It’s that time of year. PJ McQuade, whose work we’ve featured in the past, has created a new batch of geeky cards for the holidays. It’s fun to send season’s greetings with faces from pop culture. New designs include Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine in a Norman Rockwell homage, Boba Fett, Grand Moff Tarkin, Hodor from Game of Thrones, Ripley from Alien, and the many faces of the Doctor.

You can purchase the cards individually or in variety packs. Bonus: many characters from the cards are available as ornaments.

See more cards that let you send holiday wishes with fandom flair after the break.

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unique nerdy gifts

Looking for something a little, uh…different to give as a gift this holiday? If so, we have you covered with 10 gifts for the nerd that has EVERYTHING. That goes for nerdy cats and dogs too.

Check out the selection after the break…

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lego

It’s amazing to see what can be built with Lego, but watching it all come together in a time-lapse video is simply fascinating. This giant Lego tree was built in Sydney, Australia and measures 32.8 feet tall and weighs over 3.5 tons. The tree will be on display at the Pitt Street Mall until December 26th.

See the videos after the break.

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