In the hour-long 2007 BBC special Heston Blumenthal's Perfect Christmas, Blumenthal reimagines a Christmas dinner but with his own modernized approach. The menu includes a dish made from gold, frankincense, and myrrh; a flaming sorbet that doesn't melt; a sous-vide confit smoked goose breast with chestnut veloute, chestnut smoke, and a goose skin cracker; [...]
In the delightful 2003 film Elf, Will Ferrell plays Buddy, the adult human who as a child was raised by elves at the North Pole. And he's completely and utterly addicted to sugar. "We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup," he says as he [...]
Left: Mr. Charles Phoenix. Right: The Astro-Chicken-Nugget Tree
The Astro-Weenie Christmas Tree is the ultimate hors d'oeuvres centerpiece for the holidays: Sort of a modern-day croquembouche, except that it usually involves cocktail wieners, crudites, and blocks of cheese on toothpicks. It even has an entire blog devoted to it, The Astro-Weenie Christmas Tree DIY Club. The [...]
If you happen to have 400 Mountain Dew cans, some lights, and PVC pipe laying around, you too can make your very own six-foot tall Mountain Dew Christmas tree. Also, the star is a giant light bulb inside a two-liter bottle. The creators also posted a behind-the-scenes video:
Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to present to you the 1970s "Let It Snow" Pizza Pit commercial from Madison, Wisconsin. Yes, this probably cost about $50 to make. Yes, that is a toy pizza delivery car. Yes, that snow is flour. Yes, the children singing are a little creepy, especially at the end, when they [...]
In this commercial with Sandra Lee shilling for the Nintendo Wii, she says: "The party's in the living room, so I've got my easy-to-make spicy fries and yummy caramel corn for a hungry crew ready for some fun. We love Nintendo's Wii Sports Resort games. Fun to play and fun to watch."
And we just [...]
The triple-Emmy-nominated Christmas special Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (Amazon) is by far one of the most astonishing things we've ever seen, offering up a literal parade of stars (Frankie Avalon, Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers, Charo, Del Rubio Triplets, Annette Funicello, Magic Johnson, Dinah Shore, Grace Jones, Oprah Winfrey, k.d. lang, Little Richard, and [...]
In the spirit of the holidays, today we're shifting Eat Me Daily to WTF-XMAS mode. We'll be bringing you the odd, the creepy, and the delightfully bizarre things that we love (and hate) about Christmas. Hold onto your snowshoes because it's gonna be a bumpy ride. Got something to suggest? Head over to tipline.