Thursday, December 23, 2010

Top 5 Christmas Youtube Parodies

Tis the season to be jolly, but it’s also the season for hilarious Youtube parodies. It’s almost an American tradition to subjugate the true meaning of Christmas to fit our agenda – whether it’s to sell a Lexus, push legislation through Congress, guilt relatives into spending time with us, solicit charitable donations, switch to a new cable service provider, peddle Jehovah’s Witness brochures, or get consumers to open up their coiffeurs and spend, spend, spend!

Here’s a few of my favorite Christmas Youtube videos…

1. JibJab: Year in Review

Well, okay, this first one isn’t necessarily a Christmas video, so much as it’s a New Year video, but this annual JibJab offering always comes out around Christmas, so I’m including it on my list. This one’s a little more fast-paced and hard to comprehend in one sitting than previous years, but it’s no less enjoyable. You’ll fondly recall all of this year’s worst national memories… performed by puppets. Classic!

2. Lady Gaga’s Christmas Album

Just last night, I was telling my father and sister how much I hate the Mariah Carey Christmas album. “Mariah Carey is getting old and she’s probably getting ready to pass on the torch to some younger trick,” I worried. “Just imagine what’s next – Lady Gaga’s Christmas album! Fa-la-la-la-laaaa, Fa-la, La-la-laaaa. It’s going to be bad… real bad.” Apparently I’m not the only one who is concerned about this.

3. Sarah Palin Kills Rudolph

Admittedly, I’m not crazy about Jimmy Kimmel. I do like that he aptly points out the mean-spirited timing behind Sarah Palin’s highly publicized reindeer hunting expedition putting a damper on Christmas, while young kids anxiously await Santa’s and his eight reindeer. Also, as a child of the eighties, I love claymation everything.

4. Joe Biden’s War On Christmas

Just when the Bill O’Reilly followers have declared this year marks a “win” on the War Against Christmas, Joe Biden makes legislators (gasp) do their job the week before Christmas (ho ho hoh-no!) and comes out and makes a statement like “Don’t tell ME about Christmas.” Love his audacity and love this Christmas parody.

5. Antoine Dodson Christmas Song

This video will only be funny if you’ve been following the plight of Youtube Remix Sensation, Antoine Dodson. So if you have no idea what I’m talking about please see Exhibit A and Exhibit B first. Then you may appreciate this latest parody. You know nothing will ever top the original Rapist in Lincoln Park remix, but this gives you something new to quote with your friends at any rate.

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