10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet:Christmas Edition!

Ho ho ho giant godzilla is stumbling around drunk on Christmas Eve

Ho-ho-ho and a bottle of LSD spiked egg nog…welcome to another edition of 10 Interesting Things, featuring maurauding evil elves, rainbow coloured tinsel, yuletide kitsch and ephemera to tickle your fancy and hopefully make you chuckle (as if you haven’t been exposed to enough Christmas BS already)…perhaps you may blow chunks instead of chuckle…let me know your thoughts below!


A glorious gothic advent calendar

A happy yuletide and I hope you enjoy this pagan calendar. Via Twitter

A glorious gothic advent calendar

Christmas at Grandma’s house: howling wind and crackling fire ambient


When the mice overpower the cats…you know it’s a wyrd Christmas!

Depiction of a weird and creepy Christmas party on a Victorian post card.
#WyrdWednesday #vintagestyle

When the mice overpower the cats...you know it's a wyrd Christmas!
When the mice overpower the cats…you know it’s a wyrd Christmas!

Originally tweeted by Susmita (@SusmitaUkil) on March 3, 2021.


T’is the season for meows


Beautiful Christmas 🎄 art by Abi Stevens


Christmas is GO!

Thunderbirds and Christmas are GO!!
Thunderbirds and Christmas are GO!!

Via Thunderbirds Anniversary on Twitter


Serenading an Emu on Christmas in 1984, as you do!

Via Australian Kitsch on Twitter


Joe Pera talks in a relaxing way about finding a Christmas tree


Jólakötturinn is a terrifying gigantic Christmas cat of Icelandic folklore

She eats kids that don’t get new clothes for Christmas and is believed to be the pet of the giantess Grýla, mother of the Yule Lads.

Jólakötturinn is a terrifying gigantic Christmas cat of Icelandic folklore
Jólakötturinn is a terrifying gigantic Christmas cat of Icelandic folklore

Originally tweeted by Folklore, Food & Fairytales (@FairytalesFood) on December 2, 2020.


Ancient pagan yule word: waeshael

Wassailing is an ancient pagan tradition that comes from Anglo-Saxon and means ‘good health. At Yule, waeshaelers would sing together loudly to banish away bad spirits and herald a season of good health for everyone in the community. It’s where caroling comes from. Via Twitter


Alliterative’s amazing history of the word: Feast

I love this guy and his channel, it certainly has to be one of the most criminally underrated channels on YT, today he discusses a history of the word feast.


Twee mini Christmas jumpers made of clay

Via Twitter


Seven kooky vigils of Christmas Night in Corsica

In Corsica, to be judged worthy to learn the secrets of the old healers & spell casters, some folk would rush from house to house to have 7 vigils before Midnight Mass; such knowledge could only be shared on Christmas night & only to those who had made the 7 vigils. Via the always fascinating blogger Bon Repos Gites.

Seven kooky vigils of Christmas Night in Corsica
Seven kooky vigils of Christmas Night in Corsica

Originally tweeted by Bon Repos Gites (@BonReposGites) on December 23, 2020.


I fed my hubby a roach for Christmas lunch!

Via Australian Kitsch on Twitter


Vegan Christmas dinner by Rachel Ama

This looks totally delish!


Kallikantzaros are Greek trouble-makers that saw through the world tree during Yule – if they succeed then the world collapses!

The Kallikantzaros are Greek, Serbian and Anatolian beings that work very hard underground sawing away at the world tree. If they succeed, then the earth will collapse! During the days of Christmas they come to the surface to torment humans. The world tree heals itself and they have to start all over again! It seems that they may be getting closer to achieving their goal. Via the always entertaining Signe Maene on Twitter and Wikipedia.


Soothe your soul and listen to Paul Barton serenade an Asian elephant with Christmas Carols


Ho ho ho giant godzilla is stumbling around drunk in Tokyo on Christmas Eve

Via Twitter


The Adoration of the Magi’ by Gentile da Fabriano remixed by Svetlana Petrova

Baby Jesus wept to be upstaged by an overweight feline on the occasion of his birth. Via My Modern Met.


Merry Christmas and yuletide greetings to you and yours. I hope you have a restful and enjoyable break away from work and commitments, don’t do anything Santa’s elves wouldn ‘t do. I hope you enjoyed these, let me know if they tickled your fancy below…

Published by Content Catnip

Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

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