Tag Archives: Christmas

Hallmark Donkey Kong Ornament Teardown

In my quest to make the World’s Smallest Donkey Kong Arcade Cabinet, I needed to tear down the 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Donkey Kong arcade cabinet Christmas tree ornament and see how I could use the shell to house my electronics. In this video, you’ll see the complete process (including a lot of trial and error) as well as what makes this “magic” ornament tick!

They’re sold out from Hallmark, but you can try the usual suspects:



Watch the complete build

Music by Anders Enger Jensen http://eox.no

2018 Hallmark Keepsake Nintendo Ornament Review

For a Very Special Element14 Christmas, I’ll be building a project using one of Hallmark’s Keepsake ornaments. But first, I’ve got to open them up and have a look at how they work. In this video, I’ll be unboxing as well as reviewing the Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda 2018 Hallmark Keepsake ornaments, showing their functions, and giving my initial thoughts.

They’re sold out from Hallmark, but you can try the usual suspects: Amazon


Remy and Zoë’s Christmas 2016

Remy and Zoë unwrap their Christmas gifts, 2016.

Kmart: “America’s Favorite Portrait Christmas Cards” (circa 1989)

This was back when the portrait card concept was still in its infancy.

Summer of 100 Photos, Day 57: Your favorite holiday

20151005222000-4e8444e0Yes, it’s a cliché, but Christmas really is my favorite time of year. Despite the extra obligatory travel that I’ve experienced in a broken family, the Christmas season is usually the one time that everyone comes together (whether physically or via technology). I have so many silly “Christmas” traditions that I observe, too–like the 25 Days of Christmas Specials (I had that idea before ABC Family did), Merry Angstmas, Festivus, gluhwein, beignets–that it makes the whole season more of a month-long festival!

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

45 years ago today

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown

50 years ago today.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964

Brutal Christmas Drumming 2014

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal

What Is Your Favourite Christmas Special?

This week we celebrate the culmination of 2014’s #25DaysOfXmas by exchanging gifts and wassailing late into the night. As our month-long celebration of the season finishes, we’re going to have a special Movie Monday question: What is your favourite Christmas special? This can be any seasonal episode, television special, or any film where Christmas is central to the plot. Mine isn’t just any Christmas movie, it’s THE Christmas movie….

CREDIT: 20th Century Fox/WikimediaDie Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart, based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp. Die Hard follows off-duty New York City Police Department officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) as he takes on a group of highly organized criminals led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who perform a heist in a Los Angeles skyscraper under the guise of a terrorist attack using hostages, including McClane’s wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), to keep the police at bay. (Wikipedia)