The Ultimate List of Christmas Distractions

The Ultimate List of Christmas Distractions

Need some time away from screaming kids? We've got you covered.

By David Kiriakidis

Christmas is wonderful until it actually happens.

There, I said it. The practical implications of Christmas are enough to drive even the most joyous amongst us into a bit of a scrooge. The never ending Christmas songs, wrapping paper everywhere, and awful cracker jokes can really test your Christmas tolerance levels.

It may be a time for family and friends, but it’s also a time for you to de-stress, relax and unwind before the start of a new year. With that in mind, we ventured out on a daunting quest to find our favourite links of 2015 and put together a list of epic proportions filled with awesome stuff for you to discover on the internet during the Christmas break. It’s a mixture of things, from articles to videos, interactive content to music. There’s things we wished we’d written, things we did write and things that made all at Flex HQ chuckle. You’ll thank us on Boxing Day.

To watch

Doc Brown and Marty McFly reunite on Jimmy Kimmel

Rod Stewart and James Corden on Carpool Karaoke

Uptown Funk sung by the Movies

One young couple age 60 years and fight back the tears

President Obama reads mean tweets about President Obama

Star Wars - A Bad Lip Reading


To share

Careers of the Founders

A Brief Visual History of Travel

The Inside Story of Pong and the Video Game Industry’s Big Bang

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

Firestorm by The Guardian

Snowfall - The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek


To read

Should you tell your child the truth about Santa?

The Death and Life of the Great British Pub

What is Code?

The real teens of Silicon Valley

Working anything but 9 to 5

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits


To listen to

DUSTWUN by Serial

Welcome to Millenial

Invisibilia

Source Code by Mystery Show

The Nerdist by Chris Hardwick

I am in here by Rumble Strip Vermont


To talk about

One Start-ups’ Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold rush

The untold story of Larry Page's incredible comeback

The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect

If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist?

Why you hate work

The Laptop Nomads


To bookmark

UI Space

Genius

Re/Code

Instructables

Adventure Machine by Madeon

A Soft Murmur

The top marketing trends of 2016


The list we've compiled features some amazing content written by some of our favourite authors, influencers and figures in the world of technology, business and startups. Of course, there's a lot that we left out. If you've stumbled across something amazing on the internet this Christmas, please tweet us @fleximize and we'll take a look!

From all the Fleximize team, have a very merry Christmas!