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Happy Holidays in the Blogosphere

2009 December 27
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image Happy holidays from! Here’s how bloggers are celebrating: Fuel Your Creativity has rounded up a bunch of holiday entertainment on the web, including a site where you can knit your own interactive sweater and a bunch of free Christmas wallpapers. How-To Geek has ideas for brightening up Firefox for the holidays. Penguin Blog has links to “the most exciting content in publishing” for the holidays, including a free audiobook recording of A Christmas Carol. SparkLife has a guide to the weirdest holiday movies (Santa Conquers the Martians, “one of the worst films ever made“). Cinema Blend has holiday must-sees in theaters, New Parent has the 10 best holiday movies for kids, and The Online Gargoyle has a guide to holiday movies. Crafting a Green World rounds up some last-minute gift ideas. Cheap Healthy Good has info on holiday food donations and volunteering. Hostess with the Mostess has 15 fabulous peppermint desserts. And there’s more…!

image SFoodie rounds up the most elaborate gingerbread houses in the United States. Food & Think tells the stories behind forgotten holiday treats (like sugar plums). And The Kitchen has ideas for throwing a holiday party on a budget. Finally, don’t forget to track Santa with Google this Christmas Eve. Here’s info from the Official Google Blog: “NORAD will use Google Maps to track several hundred of Santa’s stops in over 200 countries and territories, and will embed videos of Santa’s stops captured on their Santa Cams on the Google Map and post the videos on the NORAD Tracks Santa YouTube channel.” More info from Mashable: “This year the company has added a Google Earth plug-in that works on the NORAD site to create a whole world right in your browser. Moreover, Santa’s hip to all the new trends: You’ll be able to follow him on your mobile device, via Twitter (Twitter) and by using real-time search.”

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