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Tumblr Thread: The Origin Story Of NORAD's Santa Tracker

Sometimes an innocent little fail like a typo can go on to inspire an epic, time-honored tradition like rabidly checking the NORAD Santa Tracker. This Tumblr thread breaks down how a small typo in a Sears ad resulted in the North American Aerospace Defense Command having a special phone. So many kids' childhoods have been all the better for it. Gotta keep that Christmas spirit alive while you can. Check out some more random gold from Tumblr with this post about the time that an Ultima Online gamer nuked their fellow players right out of orbit

A Tumblr thread breaks down the origins of NORAD's infamous Santa tracker. | voroxpete But none these stories even come close best one them all wrong number is NORAD Santa Tracker got started. Seriously, this is legit December 1955, Sears decided run Santa hotline. Here's ad they posted.
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Entitled Stepfamily Plays Holiday Manipulation Game, Revenge Ensues

It sounds like this entitled family got exactly what they deserved. Nothing quite brings the blood to a boil like a whole bunch of toxic manipulation. This family was certainly laying that on real thick. Gifts can really end up being their own kind of weapon. If you're looking for more juicy holiday content check out some of the most ridiculous requests that mall Santas received

Entitled stepfamily ends up getting a bunch of terrible holiday gifts. | r/ProRevenge u/EisForElbowsmash 20h Join 8 e 5 3 6 B 6 Mess with my christmas? Pardon as ruin yours posted this r/entitledparents and suggested might enjoy here have edited slightly comply with rule 9 this sub, enjoy. TL:DR at end. This slow burn starts full year and half before my plan came into effect. Earlier year, my Dad quite sensibly suggested with size our family Christmas party skip generation with gifts ease
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Holiday Procrastination Results In Botanical Dexter Scene

Let this glorious TIFU stand as a lesson to the rest of us about the importance of handling the getting rid of Christmas trees in a timely manner. Naturally, if you don't you run the risk of unleashing nothing short of a horror scene in your living space. 

Some holiday procrastination results in a botanical Dexter scene. | r/tifu u/pocketmole TIFU by leaving real Christmas tree my apartment until May. M actually fucked up 8 years ago, but time has worn down my pride enough l'm willing finally share this story with world recently suggested leave my Christmas tree up little longer order further enjoy cheeriness brings living room. This is an easy thing suggest haven't seen things seen haven't done things my boyfriend and have
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Dad Gives Kids Cash For Christmas In A Creative Way

This dad wasn't going to settle for giving his kids cash in the old fashioned way of slipping a few dollar bills in a card, or maybe even just giving them cash. No, he insisted on getting more creative with things. Queue up the awesome packaging that made these cash gifts look like gifts he bought in the store. 

Dad decides to give his kids cash for Christmas | tweet by TwoClawsMedia None kids wanted toys Christmas this year, they just wanted cash. Understandable, but cash as gift, while practical, always feels impersonal, so made special packaging. Went over well
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People Share What Ruined Their Christmas

Christmas can really take it out of you. If you have uncooperative family members, forcing everyone into the same room with a whole lot of expectations and spiked eggnog can be a recipe for a real bad Christmas. There were a lot of reasons to have a bad Christmas, and it can be way worse than just getting a weird gift.

Stories of how people's Christmases were ruined | xClovis7 My cousins got mini bounce house and popped with like 10 kids inside all under 8 amount crying broke my eardrums
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Weird Things Kids Asked Mall Santas for Christmas

Kids are weird and dumb. Sometimes they get really specific thoughts stuck in their head and given the choice to ask for anything they could ever want, will choose to ask for something like a box of kleenex or a really old pug. Here are some strange experiences for the holiday season.

Weird things children asked mall and store Santas to get them for Christmas | After waiting two hours line my daughter asked Santa hot dog.
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Ugly Christmas Sweaters That Are Total Winners

Tis the season for people busting out the very best and worst of their ugly holiday sweaters. Some of these just hurt to look at. While others are so bad that it's actually impressive. 

A collection of Twitter replies to people sharing their ugly Christmas sweaters. Christmas sweater made of colorful wigs with the wording hairy Christmas written across the back
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Hilarious Saga Of Karen Vs. Frank The Christmas Gargoyle

Man, petty neighbor wars are always a spectacle to behold. In this case though, we have just the kind of unprecedented neighbor war that takes pettiness to dizzying heights. Karen's been out there acting like the Grinch, and leaving all the passive aggressive/straight up aggressive notes that she can muster up. Fortunately, the dude on the other end of this exchange has no problem meeting Karen's onslaught of notes with their own passive aggressive power plays. Talk about a thoroughly enjoyable, absolutely hilarious little saga. Check out some more of the world's pettiest revenges over here

A hilariously petty neighbor war with Karen over a Christmas decoration. | Follow Saga Battle Frank and neighborhood Karen! So one my neighbors left an note informing my gargoyle statue is "not appropriate" and "not keeping with Christmas spirit They firmly suggested rectify situation immediately Well problem solved! Frank is now festive pretty sure this is not they had mind and look forward future note stating as much, but 1. Frank is very heavy and he doesn't get moved and 2 like him even if
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Christmas Nostalgia Straight from the 80s

If you're just a horrible adult who needs pictures of Christmas morning to revitalize your holiday spirit, then here you go. If your family sucked at Christmas and you just wanna hate on all these kids that got what they wanted, you're free to do that too. Here's some more nostalgia for 80s and 90s kids. Going back further, here are some horrifically weird old-timey Christmas cards.

Photos of toys on Christmas morning from the 80s | excited child from the 80s holding a box labeled ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Nintendo ACTION SET. bunch of kids under a christmas tree posing with a bike, a spaceship lego set and a large dog plushie
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Tumblr Post: Former English Teacher Defends Controversial Christmas Song

It's that time of the year again. With the holiday season in full bloom, it's time to steer our attention to that one Christmas song that never fails to stir up the spicy debate about what it's exactly getting at. We have a former English teacher chime in on a tweet that condemns the infamous song, "Baby It's Cold Outside", with their analysis of what the song actually represents. 

A former English teacher ends up defending a controversial Christmas song. | Andrew Rannells @AndrewRannells don't think any more people need record Baby 's Cold Outside think good there. teachingwithcoffee 's time bring an end Rape Anthem Masquerading As Christmas Carol
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Twitter Thread: A Man's Observations On First Proper Christmas

Mohammad Hussain's one amongst many unfortunate folks who have had to cancel their holiday plans due to the ongoing pandemic. It's been a historically difficult year, for sure. But throughout all this adversity, it's on us to mindfully work to identify the silver linings when we can. It would seem this guy was able to bring some humor with his observations on his first proper Christmas in the states. It really can be quite the intense holiday filled to the brim with preparations, and all the food and drinks. 

A man shares a Twitter thread about his observations on his first proper Christmas. | Mohammad Hussain @MohammadHussain Growing up, my Muslim family never celebrated Christmas. This year am not going home, because pandemic, so my roommates are teaching have my first proper Christmas am approaching this with anthropological precision. Here are few observations.
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People's Funniest Holiday Decoration Disasters

If there's one way that we can go about keeping that holiday spirit alive amidst a historically difficult holiday season, it's to celebrate people's most memorable holiday decoration disasters. All kinds of fails can occur when you're trying to get the house all tidied up and sorted out for the holiday. Maybe the tree ends up looking like it's right out of the iconic Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree scene. Or, maybe you bring a seemingly promising tree home only to realize that it's been infested by an army of nightmarish spiders. 

A collection of tweets about people's biggest decoration fails. |Jamez 00 @JamezMagic Replying jimmyfallon #Decoration Disaster my family brought home our Christmas tree put up and turns out there spider's nest Hundred spiders crawled out have had an artificial tree ever since
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Hilarious Holiday Posts From Neighbors On Nextdoor

Just in case you're unfamiliar with the Nextdoor app, it's a wonderful hub of people voicing various complaints and other strange observations about their respective neighborhoods. We've rounded up a hilarious collection of some of the most ridiculous musings we were able to find from an account dedicated to Nextdoor funnies on Twitter. These might just get you in the holiday spirit. Or, maybe make you thankful that you're not living next to some of these people. 

A collection of the funniest posts from people using the Nextdoor app | Thanksgiving is over is now acceptable put up Christmas decor. On my command, open flood gates.
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Tumblr Thread: Family's Christmas Vampire Tradition Gets Heated

Anyone who has ever played a part in a family holiday tradition knows that things can go from 0 to 100 at a moment's notice. The holidays can be a lot like weddings in that they're this unique, high pressure, emotional time of the year that brings together all kinds of family members that would otherwise be advised to remain comfortably far apart. Drama can break out at just about any time. In this case though, the vibes remain relatively wholesome. Just a little friendly competitiveness and a whole lot of holiday spirit. 

A family's Christmas vampire tradition gets very heated. | kaity--did Okay my house have strange tradition. My mother builds this beautiful Christmas village wraps all around our house through rooms and under trees and 's wonderful. Every year she hides Christmas Vampire
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Snobby Aunt Regifts Box Of Old Chocolates, Petty Revenge Ensues

The audacity of this materialistic aunt to sit there and watch her family member go ahead with eating chocolates that are bad, because she didn't want to get called out for regifting, is beyond comprehension. We can only hope that the Aunt learned her lesson, and discontinued her regifting practice. Especially regifting expired sweets. That's just the opposite of promoting the holiday spirit. Check out more of the world's pettiest revenges over here

A snobby aunt has the nerve to regift a box of bad chocolates. | r/pettyrevenge Join u/blue_solid 1d 1 2 1 1 3 1 Petty revenge christmas edition have this aunt law who is this materialistic bubble head. She goes on about her assorted status symbols, clothes on her kids, her house etc always exchange gifts at Christmas, my wife has fondness her which had much more do with her childhood than classist weirdo she is today
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Man, it'd be tough to live next to that going off all night long. Seems like the dude who put the decorations up in the first place was looking for attention and just trying to garner notoriety. So, can you really blame the neighbor, or was he out of line?