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December 24, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (Christmas Eve Edition 2016)




Hope all you morons and moronettes have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Christmas Movies

Six Christmas films that need to come with trigger warnings.

NFL Cleats

This is pretty awesome.


Christmas Medley

Christmas Eve In Space

Christmas Eve in space and Communion on the Moon.

It happened on Christmas Eve, 48 years ago. Three men took turns reading from the first 10 verses of the Book of Genesis. They were nearly 250,000 miles away from Bethlehem, but since it was the night before Christmas, and there was no chimney from which to hang their stockings, the three astronauts inside the Apollo 8 capsule orbiting the moon thought it would be appropriate. So as Jim Lovell,Frank Borman and Bill Anders looked at the faraway Earth through the small window of the spacecraft, they read the verses: "In the beginning, God made the heavens and the Earth."

Coconut Grenades

Can you make a grenade out of a coconut?

Christmas LIghts

Christmas Truce of 1914

War takes a holiday: World War I's Christmas Truce.

On Christmas Eve 1914, Belgium's cold was even colder in the wet and the mud of the trenches along the Flanders front. Capt. Charles Stockwell of the Fifth Welsh Fusiliers was pulling his coat tighter around him in a futile effort to get warm when he heard, floating across "No Man's Land," the Christmas carol Stille Nacht (Silent Night). Cautiously, he peered over the parapet of the trench, and he saw, about 100 yards away, the German trenches lit up with the soft glow of candlelight.

The British were transfixed, and when the Germans had finished the carol, the Brits responded with Joy to the World. When they had finished, a German soldier shouted, "Don't shoot! We will send beer."

Silent Night

By Chewbacca. Can't. Stop. Laughing.

Banning Christmas

When Americans outlawed Christmas.

Cat Video

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