Why Iceland’s Christmas Witch Is Much Cooler (and Scarier) than Krampus. Grýla and her creepy family are looking to eat little children.

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How Eco-Friendly is Your Favorite Superhero? They defend our planet, but they don't all treat it equally.

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Listen to the First Computer-Generated Christmas Carols, From Alan Turing’s Lab. A recreation of a 1951 BBC broadcast has the Mark II computer singing "Good King Wenceslas" and "Jingle Bells."

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How a Young Owl Trains to Hunt. He'll explain as he goes.

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Dear Satan, an Animated Short About a Girl Who Accidentally Writes a Letter to Satan Instead of Santa. It will make you laugh, and then feel guilty about laughing.

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Why We Should Bring Back the Art of Toasting. The group act of drinking in unison with a common thought is a way of bonding, of communicating a sentiment, and a ritual we should revive.

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I Grew up Without Santa Claus—and Christmas Was Still Wonderful. There's much more to the holiday than one jolly old elf.

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9 Ways Japanese Schools Are Different From American Schools. Their classes reflect a culture of discipline and conformity.