If you’re like us, then you could reallllly use a laugh right about now. The last-minute holiday rush. The news. More news. Well, you get the idea. So, on this episode of Spawned we scoured the web for some of the best holiday humor we could find. Ridiculous Pinterest holiday crafts you won’t believe exist, laugh-out-loud funny holiday blog posts and articles, hilarious Christmas tweets, and a whole lot more.

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(Funny card via Finch and Hare on Etsy)


The funny links from our episode

A roundup of the funniest Christmas tweets.

The ornament that freaked Liz’s kids out. (And us too!)

Hamildolph! Seriously, you must watch this video.

Our round-up of the funniest holiday cards.

Christmas tree made from tires Pinterest craft

Here are some of the insane Pinterest holiday crafts we found, like the tire Christmas tree (above), inappropriate Christmas sweatershotgun shell lights, and tobacco chew can ornaments. Did you think we were kidding?

The Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog. Ha!

A parody of Gwyneth’s Gift Guide. So so so good.

The Twelve Days of Christmas on McSweeney’s.

And… naughty elf on the shelf photos. Keep the kids away!

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Cool Picks of the Week


Use recycled sweaters to wrap gifts: A Homemade Living

Liz: Creative gift wrapping ideas to make your presents even more awesome, like these bags made from recycled sweaters. find the tutorial at Homemade Living.

Kristen: 10 awesome holiday recipes for your slow cooker or Instant Pot. Way to win entertaining with little effort!


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