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#FridayFiver 🧼 👏 🎄 – your digi selection box!

Christmas 2020 might involve more tiers than a multi-storey German onion cake, but we’re still determined to make the most of a festive season that will undoubtedly be a big bit weird, but hopefully a little bit wonderful too!

So to kick-start your crimbo countdown, we’ve gathered together some digital delights to make you laugh, cry, sigh and perhaps ask ‘why?’ a bit like you do when watching Michael Gove rap.

Let’s turn up the tinsel!

🥊 Snoop Dogg – undisputed wisecrack champ


The recent Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition fight was more of a cuddle-fest than a Christmas cracker, but rapper Snoop Dogg won the internet with his commentary comparing the veterans to ‘two uncles fighting at a barbecue’ and singing gospel when YouTuber Jake Paul KO’d Nate Robinson on the undercard.

Snoop’s upside your head right here!

👏 Lego’s pitch-perfect Crimbo ad


Blue horses, transformers, ninjas, dinosaurs and drag racing cars rushing through your living room? There’s all that and more in this beautiful Lego ad which is a Christmas hymn to the unstoppable power of imagination. It’s also a timely reminder that if our kids can create alternative dimensions in lockdown living rooms with a few plastic bricks, there’s hope for us all!

Rebuild the world with Lego

👑 Checkmate! The Queen’s Gambit smashes Netflix streaming record


New Netflix coming-of-age drama The Queen’s Gambit has just become the streaming platform’s biggest limited series ever, viewed by a whopping 62 million households during its first 28 days. The fictional miniseries follows the rollercoaster fortunes of chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) and even if you’re not a chess fan you’ll love it if you appreciate tales of redemption, rock and roll rebellion, fierce female attitudes and swinging 60s fashion.

Swoon at the trailer here

💙 Care home couple reunited – try not to cry!


Dementia sufferer Ken Meredith and his devoted wife of 71 years Betty were cruelly separated for five weeks by Covid-19 restrictions, but after a mammoth effort by care home staff at Birmingham’s Bourn View Care Home and Betty self-isolating for two weeks, she joined hubby in his care home – forever. Yup: something’s gotten in our eyes too!

Watch the reunion here

🔔 Hey Duggee Does Jingle Bells


Best Christmas tune we’ve found so far in 2020 you ask? It’s got to be Hey Duggee’s version of jingle bells. If you like nothing better at Christmas than stomping your feet to a psychedelic hyper speed countrified festive mash-up (who doesn’t?) this will be right up your strasse. As you’d expect, the video is a colourful corker too!

Get down with Hey Duggee!

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