VIDEO: The Best ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Cover You’ll See All Year

I suppose we really shouldn’t be surprised to learn that when it comes to “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey, the best person to cover the song is… Mariah Carey. Check out the newest rendition of the holiday classic performed by Mariah, Jimmy Falon, The Roots, and some cute kids.

Izzz the best.

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Happy Holidays From B-Side Blog! Now Watch This Santa Video

It’s the Holidays, and I’ve officially relocated from my sunny corner of Los Angeles to the cold, windy domain of my parents’ home in New York for the week. As such, my blogging will be a bit slower for the next several days, but fear not: there will be content. On deck is a post about a cooking class with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, an Entenmann’s baking party, a new podcast, and probably whatever viral videos come my way.

If I can, I will try to get up some coverage on the Survivor finale too and some Real Housewives stuff. In the meantime, I’m going to try to thaw the permafrost that has accumulated on my toes.

Hey, and since you’re here, check out the above informative video about the history of Santa Claus. It’s pretty neato.

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Which Musical Number Did You Like Best from The ‘Community’ Christmas Special?

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There’s a chance that last night’s episode of Community may have been its last, and what better way to go out than by mocking shlock like Glee while simultaneously serving us up a bevy of amusing musical numbers?

After the jump, check out some of the best tunes and weigh in on which one you think reigned supreme… Continue reading

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VIDEO: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town… Very Slowly and Painfully

Someone had the brilliant idea to have Santa Claus rappel down to his workshop from atop a mall in Florida. Things, as you can imagine, did not go smoothly. It was about time those kids learned the truth about Santa anyway.

What’s sadder: the destroyed childhoods or watching Santa helplessly toil away?

Via Geekologie

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The Top Thirty Modern Holiday Songs

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(Didn’t make the cut)

It’s that time of year again when people put up their Christmas lights and garlands and, in the case of Los Angeles, fake snow (it’s 75 degrees as of press time). One of the most beloved traditions of this time of year is the rash of Holiday music that takes over the radio. For four weeks, radio formats go out the window, and we get a nice smattering of oldies and cheesiness instead. Many people adore the traditional carols and the classic standards, but I’m partial to the modern holiday tunes. In fact, sometimes I think they don’t get the recognition they deserve. That’s why I’ve decided to rank the thirty best modern holiday songs. I’m sure the choices and order will ruffle many feathers, but hey, that’s the fun of the blogosphere, right?

The list after the jump…

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And Now A Very Special Musical Moment From YouTube

My friend Meeshie has been in town, and when my iTunes randomly played Guster’s Christmas tune, “Carol of the Meows,” we suddenly felt compelled to sing along. One thing led to another, and now we have this video. There’s a great chance it could come back to haunt our careers years in the future, but for now, we don’t mind.

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