For when you're sad Festivus is over.
The art of cinema has gifted us with myriad Christmas classics: Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas.
There are a few gems when it comes to Family Matters tackling Christmas, from Steve Urkel and Carl WInslow pretending to be roof ornaments in order to win a neighborhood contest (which seemed to be every TV person's first priority in the '90s) to Richie inviting a homeless man to live with the Winslows and that man turning out to be definitely Santa Claus with zero follow-up questions asked (seriously, they didn't even change their locks). But this episode was a memorable role swap when Laura had to experience what her constant rejection felt like to Steve–you know, almost like empathy, but with a lot of humiliation first.
- Five More Totally Uncool Early '90s Artists In Need of a Revival ... ›
- "Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling" Is Your Inner Child's Identity ... ›
- This Is What Christmas Shopping Looked Like In The '90s ›
- Why I Loved Christmas in the 90s - Her View From Home ›
- Music Video Time Machine presents 'TWAS THE 90s BEFORE ... ›
- '90s Christmas Pop Culture | POPSUGAR Love & Sex ›
- What Christmas Was Like in the '90s | POPSUGAR Family ›
- 16 Ways Christmas Was Better in the 90s | Best Life ›
- 30 Reasons Christmas Was Sooooo Much Better In The '90s ›
- 32 Reasons Why Christmas Was Better In The '90s ›
Should we just Cancel Christmas Specials?
Christmas is an impossible holiday for pop culture to get right.
While pop culture flips out about how the new Kacey Musgrave's Christmas Show is about as perfect as they come, it's worth noting that a successful holiday special is as rare as Santa Claus himself. The outing is a guaranteed failure from the jump, and rarely ever pans out the way it's initially intended. From Tabitha Stephens in blackface to Santa Claus being raised on lioness milk, here are the most uncomfortable Christmas specials in history. You may not want to watch them, but you can't look away.
Bewitched: "Sisters At Heart" – 1970
On this incredibly problematic holiday episode of Bewitched, Samantha's daughter, Tabitha, wants to be "sisters" with her new black friend Lisa, so she casts a spell to give them both polka dots. Meanwhile, Tabitha's father loses out on a job opportunity after his racist boss falsely believes that he is married to a woman of color. To quell his bigotry, Tabitha's mother, who is a witch, casts a spell on her husband's superior, so he see's everyone, including himself, as having dark skin. The result is nauseating.
- The 30 Weirdest Christmas Songs | SPIN ›
- Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas Netflix Special is Weird, Wondrous ... ›
- 11 of the Most Messed Up Christmas Episodes in Holiday TV History ... ›
- I Think I Found The Weirdest Christmas Movie - YouTube ›
- Top 10 weirdest holiday TV specials of all time | Star Tribune ›
- Every Rankin/Bass Christmas special, ranked ›
- The best, worst and weirdest Christmas TV specials of all time | CBC ... ›
- 11 Odd, Campy, Surreal Holiday Specials That Should Be Classics ... ›
- Top 10 Weirdest Christmas Specials - Listverse ›
- From Pee-wee to Mr. T: The 12 Weirdest Holiday Specials We've ... ›
Sometimes you've just got to get yourself that Winter Candy Apple and Iced Gingerbread.
I hope Jen from Appleton, Wisconsin is doing well these days.
As for Angela, the star of the best Bath & Body Works rant of all time (and there are surprisingly many on YouTube), I hope she's living a Winter Candy Apple-scented life to the fullest.
In 2012, the aspiring vlogger posted a rant about her dire mission to acquire two coveted candles from Bath & Body Works: Winter Candy Apple and Iced Gingerbread. The outstanding 11-minute video recounts her harrowing journey to the store in APPLETON, WISCONSIN (it's very important the store is called out for their heinous treatment of Angela).
After the video was discovered and spread across Tumblr, it was recognized as a cultural masterpiece of our time, a treatise on the frailty of the human condition and our undying perseverance to end our own suffering at any cost.
- CANDLE DAY - December 5, 2020 | National Today ›
- This Woman is So, So Angry at Bath & Body Works ›
- Insane Bath & Bodyworks Candle Rant Gets the Reenactment It ... ›
- Here's a Reenactment of the Best Bath & Body Works Rant of All Time ›
- Jen From Appleton Bath And Body Works Review ›
- Jen From The Appleton Bath & Body Works ›
It's an unprecedented time for brand deals and nonsensical collaborations
I'm convinced that the Supreme Oreos that terrorized the internet (and which I haven't stopped thinking about since) were the cultural reset.
Released in February 2020, right as everything started to go wrong, these bright red Supreme Oreos were met with equally visceral confusion and anticipation. Despite many on the internet claiming that Supreme and Oreo had gone too far, the 3-pack of Oreos inevitably sold out in minutes online.
It seems Oreo have not learned their lesson. Just announced: their collaboration with Lady Gaga
- Lady Gaga and BLACKPINK Share New Song "Sour Candy" - Popdust ›
- Lady Gaga Releases "Chromatica" Album Cover, Raises $35 Million ... ›
- Lady Gaga Reclaims Her Dance Floor On "Chromatica" - Popdust ›
Life is short, go for a bold eye like Jules.
From Rue's grungy over-sized aesthetic to Jules' femme futuristic looks, there are plenty of outfits shown throughout the series to inspire you to reinvent your whole wardrobe. Not to mention the makeup looks, which are so unique and striking as to have inspired hundreds of Halloween costumes last year. But why reserve a neon eye shadow or sequin eyelid look for Halloween when you can channel your inner Maddie or Jules all year long?
Euphoria Season 2 may be a few months away, but HBO is releasing two special episodes much sooner. The first of these specials, "Trouble Don't Last Always," focuses on Rue (played by Zendaya) and just dropped on HBO Max. To celebrate, we've listed some of the most essential cosmetic products to help you make your Euphoria-inspired makeup dreams come true—no drugs required.
- How to Do 'Euphoria' Makeup for Halloween 2019 | Glamour ›
- I wore ONLY Euphoria makeup for a week. (MTV meetings, dates ... ›
- All Those Beautiful “Euphoria” Makeup Looks Are | Into The Gloss ›
- 'Euphoria' Head Makeup Artist Shares Why You've Never Seen ... ›
- 'Euphoria' season one's best eye makeup looks - Insider ›
Here's what to stream this weekend.
If you're anything like us, you're probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of albums being released on a weekly basis.
Popdust's weekly column, Indie Roundup, finds the five best albums coming out each week so that you don't have to. Every Friday, we'll tell you what's worth listening to that might not already be on your radar.