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Lightning Santas and Marshmallow Peeps Cutouts!

Get your asses to your local grocery store, because I've just found what I consider to be the coolest treat of the holiday season so far: Lightning Santas!

Ride the Lightning, Santa!

These gummy candy treats come with "magic tongs" which light up the candies when you hold onto 'em. I don't know how somebody comes up with an idea like this, but I'd sure love to hear them pitch it in a business meeting...

"Say boss, what if we make a candy shaped like Santa Claus heads for Christmas this year!"
"Yeah, so? What's new about that?"
"Wait, I'm not finished! Not only are the candies shaped like Santa, but it comes with magic tongs that light Santa's head up when you grab him!"

Rudolph eat your heart out.

As you can see, the product does not disappoint at all. Eat your heart out Rudolph, Santa no longer needs your nose because his entire head can guide his sleigh through the foggy night. At a mere 99 cents per pack, you can't beat the price. Plus, the cherry-flavored gummy treats taste damned good too, but the fact is you'll have the tongs long after you've eaten the candies, so you'll need to find other uses for them. I really need to go to a Japanese hibachi/teppanyaki restaurant and see their reaction when I hold up my beef with the magic tongs instead of a pair of chopsticks. I want to see my soy sauce soaked beef glow with red fury!

In other holiday treat news... Peeps are back with a brand new holiday snack to stuff your stockings (and your stomachs) with:

Mmmmm, cookie dough.

Peeps Cutouts are just like regular Peeps, only they're shaped and flavored like sugar cookies that we all love to scarf down during the holidays. In all honesty though, the marshmallow flavor overpowers the holiday cookie flavor by a mile. Still, as the package says, they make for a good stocking stuffer and it's always fun to bite the head off of one of the Peeps while the other one continues to hold its hand, not realizing his friend has been decapitated. Not really sure what that green design is supposed to be on some of the Peeps cutouts though, maybe a bell perhaps? Take a closer look and tell me what you think.

So anyway, are you guys gonna check out that "Black Christmas" horror movie that's coming out this month? I'm not sold on it yet, although I love any horror movies that are tied in with the Christmas season - "Jack Frost" and "Jack Frost 2" being the greatest ones ever (though the original "Silent Night, Deadly Night" is definitely on that list too and one of these days I'll get around to reviewing it). But this "Black Christmas" is a remake and while I haven't seen the original one from the 1974, I have doubts about any movies they try to redo these days. Plus, the original is supposed to be really good from what I've heard. Still, the new one is from the makers of the "Final Destination" movies, and while their plots are laughable, I admit that many of the death scenes from those flicks are guilty pleasures o' mine. So yeah, good or bad, I definitely plan on seeing that flick later this month.

And now it's time for another random survey! What's the one holiday movie you look forward to watching more than any other this month? (even if it's one you've seen before) Be sure to explain your reasons why!

p.s.: Check out my latest feature on the obligatory holiday episode from the Weird Al Show that most people never had a chance to see since it was only on the air for one season.



wwfmike (Guest) on 12/13/2006 5:47 am

I think it's an apron.


MEK (Guest) on 12/13/2006 7:54 am

I don’t know what the heck that green thing is... Perhaps the Alien is larvae stage? Scrap the green spoolge on that Peep into the bin and run -RoG-! It's wants to use your intestinal tract to get through puberty, with all those sweets! Argh!5! *Jumps out Space window*


Jay (Guest) on 12/13/2006 10:17 am

I agree, I think it's an apron.
As for the movie? Simple. It's Peter Billingsly's masterpiece "A Christmas Story". Sure sure, I'll catch that Jimmy Stuart flick too, but nothing compares to a Red Rider BB gun obsession.


X (Guest) on 12/13/2006 10:24 am

I got something similar to those glowy Santa candies back in the summertime at Rite Aid, only they were shaped like grubs and were lemonade and strawberry flavored. They were called Glow Worm Grubs or something like that.


teknotheef (Guest) on 12/13/2006 10:49 am

Santa Clause 3! I enjoyed the 1st one, and the second on e was... ok. I'm pretty sure this one will suck, but thats ok, I'm waiting for Santa Clause 4: The establishment Clause.


Frostor (Guest) on 12/13/2006 12:05 pm

I had those Peeps about three years ago...good at first, but even more sickening than normal Peeps after a full pack.

And yeah, it's definitely an apron.


tenno (Guest) on 12/13/2006 1:34 pm

i just really like 'A Nightmare Before Christmas' because I watch it on Halloween, then I watch it again at Christmas. It has snow!


Shayna (Guest) on 12/13/2006 1:41 pm

My all time fav holiday movie? Rudolph the red nosed Reindeer! Its the best of the 1960's claymation holiday movies (and Hermy's subtle scarcasm is a nice touch too). 'The Nighmare Before Christmas' and 'The Muppet's Christmas Carol' are awsome too.


Tigt (Guest) on 12/13/2006 3:25 pm

The Year Without Santa Claus. C'mon, it's got Snow miser and Heatmiser in it!

I'm Mr. Green Christmas, I'm Mr. Sun
I'm Mr. Heat Blister, I'm Mr. 101!

Folks call me Haet Miser, everything I touch
Starts to melt in my clutch,
I'm too much!


i-mock-you- (Guest) on 12/13/2006 3:32 pm

A Christmas Story, Hands Down.

You'll shoot your eye out... you'll shoot your eye out

I agree with the apron theory for the Christmas Peeps.


S (Guest) on 12/13/2006 3:57 pm

I always look forward to Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol. The video tape it was recorded on is so old that young Scrooge's lonely song distorts hilariously. Cratchit is known by my family as "Butterknife Bob" because of the way his nose is drawn.

And I'd like some woofle jelly cake, perhaps a slice.


shannon (Guest) on 12/13/2006 4:11 pm

the original Black Christmas is crazy good. next tuesday at this little old theatre in hollywood they are playing a double feature with Black Christmas and Silent Night Deadly Night, all for $7, cant beat that! GOOOOOOOO!!!!!!


Jesse B (Guest) on 12/13/2006 5:05 pm

Bah, you people forget the best Christmas movie ever made.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians


Jesse B (Guest) on 12/13/2006 5:13 pm


Weird Al AND The Amazing Jonhathan?

-GaH- in 08'!


Doctor dumbass (Guest) on 12/13/2006 6:17 pm

I guess I'm the only one here who likes Charlie Brown x-mas:(


Devin (Guest) on 12/13/2006 6:22 pm

See The Original Black Christmas, It's the Main Reason the Halloween Series exist. Not to mention is funny, but its not ment to be


Luke (Guest) on 12/13/2006 6:24 pm

With out a doubt, the christmas movie with the most ass kickery to date has got to be -

Die Hard

If you only see one christmas movie ever. This has got to be it.


Jim (Guest) on 12/13/2006 6:27 pm

One: Id love to see the Nativity Story. Im sure that makes me lame but I think Id really like it.

Two: I think thats a green skirt. Why its so short is a scary thought though.


Will (Guest) on 12/13/2006 7:51 pm

I'm really looking forward to both "The Year Without a Santa Claus" and "A Christmas Story". I grew up with both and I watch 'em every year.


ColdFusion (Guest) on 12/13/2006 8:11 pm

The green's gotta be an apron, but it might be some kind of fig leaf.
Hehehe.. light-up santa heads. Now I must acquire them... :O~~
Oh, and as for the peeps.. at least they have a flavor! I find plain marshmallow to be.. tiring.


Tim (Guest) on 12/13/2006 9:49 pm

As a kid it was 'A Christmas Story'-- watched it five, six, seven times in a row, and it never got old. Not even a little bit.

Now it's 'It's a Wonderful Life'-- I defy anyone (however cynical, jaded, and inclined to torture small rodents with electrodes) to get through the last scene of the film without sheddin' a tear or two (dozen).


Baba (Guest) on 12/13/2006 11:32 pm

I guess that's an apron. I HOPE it's an apron, anyway.

As for the movie, that would probably be It's a Wonderful Life. It's a genuinely sweet movie, and, besides, I have a secret crush on young Jimmy Stewart. Nothing beats good ol' George Bailey freaking out on Uncle Billy. The weird thing is, I don't even celebrate Christmas.


Keith (Guest) on 12/14/2006 12:07 am

I only shed a tear for for Jimmy Stewart in "its a wonderful life" because his stupid-ass got bamboozled into staying in a lame, podunk town (the kind of place which considers itself lucky to have a T.G.I. Friday's). And even worse, he gets persuaded that this was really okay in the end. It sends shivers up my spine. Home Alone was far better -but only when I was 11ish. Because what boy does dream of shooting Joe Pesci in the head with a bb gun?


Aks (Guest) on 12/14/2006 7:45 am

Its a Wonderful Life! I always watch that movie around this time of year with the fam. Its a tradition I guess but I love to watch it every year.

And yeah Ive heard about those grubs too.


Edd (Guest) on 12/14/2006 9:33 am

I believe the Peeps is wearing what ALL of us wear around this very festive season. Mouldy green hipbones of our ancestors! Freshly dug up!

But thats neither here nor there. I agree with everyone who said A Christmas Story. What an awesome movie. I spent hours staring out of my kitchen window waiting for Black Bart and his gang to show up, scaling the fence, garage, various trees....


Raven (Guest) on 12/14/2006 5:06 pm

X-Mas movie? Well, there is only one movie that truly captures the x-mas spirit, and that has to be Scrooged with our Ghostbusting friend. Pure genious.


Hyte (Guest) on 12/14/2006 10:36 pm

Kudos on the Die Hard, but the one that really gets me in a holiday mood has got to be Kubrick's The Shining. "the tremendous sense of isolation"


Debra (Guest) on 12/15/2006 2:23 am

haha The gummy treats- cute idea! But marshmellow gingerbread men? And ladies too by the looks of it? That seems a bit odd to me.

Wait! No wonder it's odd! She's a bleedin' black widow!


Blodigar (Guest) on 12/15/2006 3:25 pm

I don't care what anybody says, but Gremlins is my Christmas movie for every year of my life. Oh and I don't plan on seeing Black-Christmas, because I don't like shelling out cash so crappy directors can make more shitty movies. Thats like giving Uwe Boll money to make a western sequel of Bloodrayne, Oh wait.


-RoG- (Guest) on 12/15/2006 7:05 pm

Well it appears that most everybody thinks that it's an apron on the Peeps character, and I gotta say that makes the most sense. If it's not that, it's a special window so you can look at their innards while they eat... but I'm guessing it's just an apron.

Good choices on the movies everybody... Scrooged, Die Hard, Gremlins and even Santa Claus Conquers the Martians made your lists, excellent.

X 12, yeah I think they also make fireflies that glow when you hold them in the "magic tongs". Good stuff indeed.

Shannon/Devin, pretty spiffy. I doubt I'll have time to catch the movie showing of it next week, but I'm definitely gonna buy the original "Black Christmas" to check it out.

ColdFusion, yeah I'm with you on that one. I can usually eat one or two marshmallows before I've had my fill. S'mores, however, I can eat more of. Especially the Pop Tart ones. Mmmmmm...


jack_the_ripper (Guest) on 12/16/2006 8:04 am

That green thingy looked like Teletubby belly tv.( Sorry for my bad english :(
The christmas movie i want to see this year is: Mickey's Christmas Carol. You know, the one with Ebenezer Scrooge and the three spirits of christmas, with disney's characters. Why: Well, it has Goofy coming back from hell as a chained ghost (Hellraiser?). It's just perfect to think that Goofy went straight to hell after dying...


Jennifer (Guest) on 12/31/2006 12:27 pm

Definitly an apron!


Pat Ihrig (Guest) on 12/06/2007 2:28 pm

Hey, I bought the last 3 at Bed Bath & Beyond, how can I find more?


Tommy Davidson (Guest) on 11/05/2011 6:22 pm

Well it looks like everybody thinks that it's an apron on the Peeps character; and frankly I don't know who that Peeps character is...but thanks for posting!

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