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David Letterman's tradition of odd holiday traditions

Think holiday traditions and mistletoe, eggnog, and caroling come to mind. David Letterman’s Christmas includes target practice at a giant meatball, the Lone Ranger, and singer Darlene Love.

Each has become part of CBS Late Show lore through the years, their appearances anticipated by fans like wrapped presents under a tree. The meatball, the Lone Ranger, and Love all return Friday. READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: Which 'Love Actually' couple ended up staying together the longest?

Have you ever wondered what happened to all the couples from 2003′s Love Actually? I watch it often enough that I’ve spent way too much time thinking about this. ‘Tis the season to watch Love Actually with your family and have to listen — for the thousandth time — about how much your dad hates that sleazebag secretary Mia for ruining Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson’s marriage!

Let’s think about this for real. David and Natalie (Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon, pictured) made a great couple in that they were so different, but would their relationship crumble in the national spotlight? Uncle Jamie (Colin Firth) and his Portuguese housekeeper-turned-fiancée Aurélia had good chemistry despite that pesky language barrier that prevented them from communicating before their tear-jerking proposal scene. Sometimes things are so transparency. Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Juliet (Keira Knightley) had a pretty good shot — especially if Mark (Andrew Lincoln) never showed up to convert them both into Walking Dead zombies and if she continued to keep him interested by wearing wild and crazy things like white cropped sweaters in late December.

Actor stand-ins John and “Just Judy” probably had the most in common. Little drummer boy Sam and his American sweetheart Joanna were probably destined to fail — but that’s fine, because they were so tiny. Meanwhile, Daniel and Carol (Liam Neeson and Claudia Schiffer) just might beat them all. They’d only just met when the movie ended!

I’ve listed all potential long-term couples below. Vote! READ FULL STORY

Happy Hanukkah! (Conan O'Brien-Human Centipede edition)

The smell of latkes frying, the sound of children giggling over gelt, the sight of a human centipede menorah crawling out before a giant red-headed late-night host… ah, it must be Hanukkah!  READ FULL STORY

Ryan Gosling and Jim Carrey celebrate a very drunk Christmas

Two timeless holiday traditions — a reading of  “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and… booze — have been melded together by FunnyOrDie. The holiday edition of their “Drunk History” series features a sauced telling of the classic poem, as Jim Carrey, Ryan Gosling, and Eva Mendes are put through the slurred paces. An inebriated whiskey-lover named Allan struggles through the nearly 200-year-old tale, though he knows he stumbles when he says lines like, “The children were hung…”

Gosling’s “spring” from his bed could use a little work (but then again, why would anyone be in a rush to leave a sleeping Eva Mendes?). Carrey — best known as a Grinch or at least a Scrooge — finally gets to play the jolly big guy here, reminding us why Santa always has a rosy red nose and cheeks. Watch the NSFW clip below: READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: What did 'Home Alone' kid Kevin McCallister grow up to be?

One of my favorite holiday movies is the 1990 home security comedy Home Alone. Does anyone better embody the spirit of Christmas than Polka King of the Midwest John Candy as he offers Catherine O’Hara a ride in the back of a van from Scranton to Chicago? You gotta love the Kenosha Kickers! (I never appreciated them at the time; now I think they’re one of the most brilliant parts of the whole movie.) Also, sometimes when I see “Merry Christmas” emblazoned on something, I hear those words as spoken softly by Old Man Marley in the sad church scene. You’d think I’d imagine them as spoken by Santa, or my parents or something — but nope, it’s the scary snow-shoveling neighbor from Home Alone. Whatever works!

I’ve recently been wondering what Kevin McCallister might have made of himself. Crafty little freak, that one. He’d be a thriving, well-fed, hopefully non-vampiric 29-year-old today. On which of his many talents — interior design, trickery, sabotage, coupon-clipping — would Kevin choose to capitalize? Would he get his own OWN program following the cancellation of The Nate Berkus Show? Would he and his monogrammed backpack resurface on TLC’s Extreme Couponers? Would he become an all-grown-up spokesperson for aftershave? The founder of an institute for infectious “you’re such a” disease research? The possibilities are as endless as Kevin’s quest to reach Buzz’s tarantula on the stairs to the third floor.

I’ve listed some career options below — vote or suggest your own! READ FULL STORY

Yup, the 'Calvin and Hobbes' snowmen are still as hilariously morbid as ever -- VIDEO

It is absolutely mind-boggling to me that Calvin and Hobbes – the great American comic strip by Bill Watterson — left our newspapers 16 years ago this month. It is a true testament to the enduring hold the strip has on our imaginations that this miniature re-creation of Calvin’s deliciously macabre snowmen still feels as funny and endearing now as Watterson’s strips of them did back in the ’80s and ’90s. Check it out below, and then tell me, PopWatchers, what are your favorite Calvin and Hobbes moments? READ FULL STORY

Santa 2012: Election to replace Santa Claus heats up on FunnyOrDie

It’s an election year at the North Pole, and the campaign to replace the current jolly incumbent is heating up. It feels like a change election, and FunnyOrDie has the latest ads from the Santa wannabes who want to make Mr. C a mere 53-termer. Mack Henry is likely polling well with the Yukon Cornelius crowd: he can kill a reindeer and he vows to find Heatmiser’s volcano compound! Kathleen Heyward’s Christian-values pitch would be funnier, if it didn’t so closely echo some of our actual candidate’s political platforms. Watch the entire FunnyOrDie.com clip below and then vote for your new Santa.

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Angry Birds' 'Wreck the Halls' cartoon: Fun on the slopes, but I miss balloon bird

The Angry Birds empire has been growing ever larger since it first sling-shot its way into millions of addicts’ players’ two years ago this month. There are the plush toys, the movie tie-ins, the haute couture. And now those sassy Finns at Rovio are trying to elbow their way into seasonal animated specials.

Yesterday, to commemorate the release of it’s “Wreck the Halls” level in Angry Birds Seasons, Rovio released an animated tale with hints of How the Grinch Stole Christmas with a dash of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Check it out below:  READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' recap: Jimmy Fallon's Christmas episode was joyful and triumphant

It’s easy to be jaded about the holidays. It’s not unlike the temptation to feel weary and blasé about Saturday Night Live. Both seemed to feel more special when we were younger, didn’t they? But you would have to be a Grinch with a heart (and funny bone) two sizes too small not to have gotten into the spirit of last night’s joyous, hilarious, and often times touching, instant classic episode of Saturday Night Live. It encompassed all the things that make the holidays — and SNL — so wonderful when done right: It reunited old friends, brought back fond memories, and made us believe there was a little bit of magic in the air.

Of course, there may be no star better suited to spread that kind of joy to Studio 8H than Jimmy Fallon, who hosted for the first time since leaving the show as a cast member. After all, the Late Night host brings a free-spirited sense of fun to everything he does. Jaded is simply not on the guy’s radar at Christmas or any other time of the year, for that matter.

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One more thing to cross off your list: Tom Hanks plants a big, wet holiday kiss on America -- VIDEO

While Thanksgiving is technically Tom Hanks’ holiday (T-Hanksgiving… get it?!) that doesn’t mean the Oscar-winning actor can’t partake in all the frivolity of Christmas. Especially when that fun includes hanging mistletoe over your own head and planting a big, wet smooch for all of America to enjoy. Which is exactly what the Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close star did during his visit to The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday night. Hanks shared his very intimate holiday greeting with viewers by giving a huge smooch into, well really, on the camera and sending out his wish, “Merry Christmas, baby!” Watch the moment below. (And hey, if you’re going to kiss him back, don’t forget your own Windex, either!) READ FULL STORY

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