I had a whole intro written, but I got the Hawks video at the end of this post and it’s wiped my entire brain clean. Please read all the way to the bottom. Nothing I’ve ever promised you could be so worth it.
The title of Foxy Friday has occasionally been awarded to a collection of things (plaid suits, glasses) to great as to define the genre. Today’s honorees take it to a whole new level.
San Jose Sharks “Holiday Sweater”
The Sharks have an amazing history of holiday videos, but they can stop now. There’s no topping this throwback karaoke masterpiece, complete with semi-choreographed white guy dancing and someone holding a block of cheese.
It goes on forever. Literally. Make sure you stay for the scene after the credits, then check out this much-needed infographic.
Capitals Holiday Video [that’s a link]
This dork-fest is gloriously unscripted and runs the ultimate test of improv comedy – who will laugh first, us or them?
A wink of the eye to how intentionally awful the whole thing is – the Caps tried to enter the NHL ugly sweater contest. What’s the prize? Is it Caps tickets?
Penguins Holiday Video [also a link]
If I were going to re-enact a Christmas movie, it wouldn’t be Christmas Vacation (duh, Love Actually), and if I were going to have the Penguins remake a movie, it wouldn’t a Christmas movie (Newsies, anyone? Oh yes.). But as commitment to awkwardness goes, this Penguins’ holiday video is a Best Picture nominee.
My movie would of course feature Beau and Borts in matching costumes. I might even cover Crosby up to dampen his attractiveness – and fail, badly.
There’s nothing in this, however, as good as the “Sieze the Day” sing-along going on in my mind.
Chicago Blackhawks All-Star Campaign Videos
Just as you’re having the happiest of holiday video viewing sessions, the Blackhawks show up to ruin it by, well… being the Blackhawks. We should be used to it by now. They’re not even promoting Christmas because nothing under your tree could be this good.
What the hell is happening here and how do I make it rule the Earth? Is that what we’re voting for? I’m pretty sure Chuck and I came up with this idea while a) drunk and b) watching that Crystal Light aerobics championship video set to Taylor Swift for the 900th time. The Blackhawks must be reading our GChats.
You guys saw that, right? I didn’t hallucinate?
Toews is the original Canadian dream, which sounds like the tagline for an ice cream treat made with maple syrup, and it’s finally proven, scientifically, that he is fun now. We have created a monster.
It would appear there will be (already are?) videos promoting Bickell, Sharp, Keith, Kane and jazzercize. The wait might actually kill me.
Good luck, next Friday, on coming anywhere close to this.