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Dec. 13, 2013

French Canadian Teen Does Uncanny ‘Blue Christmas’ Rendition

A video of a teenage Elvis impersonator belting the King’s “Blue Christmas” is making the rounds on the web.

Dec. 12, 2013

Bus Rapid Transit Video

A group pushing for bus rapid transit in Montgomery County put together a video visualization of what the system could look like.

Bill of Rights Read-Along

Fifth- and sixth-graders from local Washington area schools will read the Bill of Rights to the entire nation over a webcast at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. The reading is to honor and celebrate the Bill of Rights’ 222nd birthday. Click here to join on the reading.

Package Theft

Police in Anne Arundel County are looking for a suspect who was caught on camera stealing packages from a home in the 1900 block of Ridgewood Road in Hanover. Police have two videos of the suspect: a close-up of him stealing the packages and another of him approaching the house and walking down the street with the packages in hand.

Click it Forward

What better way to be in the spirit of the holiday season than to give gifts that give back. Give someone a $25 gift card that carries with it the option to loan that money to an organization that helps people in need. Once the money is paid back, the person can keep the money or re-loan it.

Dec. 11, 2013

Ron Burgundy and Robin Thicke

Check out Robin Thicke and Will Ferrell (as Ron Burgundy) in this remake of Christopher Cross’ “Ride Like The Wind” from the upcoming Anchorman 2 soundtrack.

Tutu Project

Men in tutus raise money for breast cancer research.

Dec. 10, 2013

Skype With Vice President Biden

Have a question about immigration? Want to ask the vice president of the United States? Vice President Joe Biden and the President’s Domestic Policy Advisor Cecilia Muñoz will field questions on immigration from the American public from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Click here to join the discussion.

Dec. 9, 2013

Mandela Memorial at National Cathedral

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela will be held at the Washington National Cathedral at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Because seating is limited, this is a ticketed event. Click here to apply for tickets.

Dec. 7, 2013

The Rosie Network

The Rosie Network connects you with military family-owned businesses in the D.C. metro area — making it easier to support our men and women in the armed forces. One site that is featured on the list is military wife Sarah Bacon’s The Custom Jewelry Find, which creates unique, customized jewelry.

Dec. 6, 2013

National Christmas Tree Lighting

The National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place on the Ellipse at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Gates will open at 3 p.m. and all ticket holders will enter from the west side (17th Street NW) of the Ellipse. Click here to see the security measures and road closures that will be in place.

Dec. 5, 2013

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America, a non-profit group, is looking for donations to ensure every tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery has a wreath this holiday season. Wreaths cost $15 each and the wreath laying at Arlington Cemetery takes place on Dec. 14. Click here to donate to the cause.

Betty White Music Video

America’s favorite Golden Girl appears in the music video for Brit Smith’s “Provocative.”

Dec. 4, 2013

Tetris Acapella

Smooth McGroove is very talented. In this video he performs the theme to the old video game Tetris acapella style.

Blues Brothers Legos

Recreating the famous movie starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd using Legos. And yes, it’s animated.

Dec. 3, 2013

Ancient Manuscripts Put Online For The First Time

The Vatican Library and Oxford University’s Bodleian Library have put sections of precious manuscripts, including the Gutenberg Bible, online.

Spoof on Amazon Drones

In response to Amazon’s announcement that they will start using drones to deliver packages, bookseller Waterstones has published a video on their official YouTube page, introducing the Harry Potter-esque Ornithological Waterstones Landing Service, known as O.W.L.S.

Mike Cohee Fundraiser

D.C. firefighter Mike Cohee died Nov. 29 in an off-duty accident. Cohee served on Rescue Squad 3 with Engine Company 15. To help Cohee’s family, his friends and co-workers have set up an online fundraiser. Click here to donate to Cohee’s family.

Dec. 2, 2013

Amazon Drones

E-commerce giant Amazon is offering perhaps a glimpse into the future of parcel delivery. In a short video posted online Sunday, Amazon is hinting at a service to deliver goods in less than an hour via drones. The service would need approval from the FAA and likely is years away.

Dec. 1, 2013

Serve DC

If you are looking to volunteer in your local community, then check out Serve DC. They engage DC communities by facilitating public, private and government partnerships and providing meaningful service opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering, participating in a service day or event, or working with Serve DC this holiday season Click Here.

Nov. 30, 2013

Frankfood

If you enjoy making crazy food concoctions, then Spike TV’s “Frankfood” is just for you. The show is looking for amateur cooks to compete with their outrageous recipes, which may end up in the menu at a popular local restaurant. Click here to enter the contest.

The CHEW

Weight watchers has joined with ABC’s “THE CHEW” for a cooking competition. They’re looking for six experienced cooks to create healthy meals. The winner gets $75,000 and a one-year consulting contract with Weight Watchers.

Making a Scene

New York Times magazine’s annual Hollywood edition has gathered some of the biggest stars for their Making a Scene project. The very short films feature Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and Robert Redford and can be watched here.

Nov. 29, 2013

Record Store Day

As it turns out record stores are neither gone nor forgotten, as evidenced by Record Store Day.

Nov. 27, 2013

See How Many Planes Are In The Sky Right Now

Flightradar24.com’s live air traffic map, which illustrates just how many planes are in the air at any given moment, might make your jaw drop during this, the busiest travel season of the year.

Charities for Giving Tuesday

If you don’t have a charity in mind for Giving Tuesday, Catalogue for Philanthropy features some of the best vetted, community-based charities in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Thanksgivukah

It hasn’t happened since 1888 and won’t happen again for another 79,043 years: “Thanksgivukah.” That’s what some families celebrating both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are calling the combined holiday this year, and they’ve even made a rap to explain it.

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