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Ally Probst is a writer, artist and internet junkie who is addicted to memes. She lives in Des Moines with her husband, two sons, and dog named Indiana Jones.

Dad Spends Christmas Flying Around The Country Just To Be With His Flight Attendant Daughter

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We’re calling it: this Dad won Christmas 2018.

When his daughter Vaughan was scheduled to work as a flight attendant on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Hal was determined to spend the holidays with her. She’d never had a Christmas without her parents and he wasn’t about to let that change this year.

Fellow passenger Mike Levy was amazed by the story, and shared it in a post on Facebook.

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It was the first time Hal flew on one of his daughter’s flight because a few months after she started working as a flight attendant, he broke his neck. Doctors said he might never walk again. But after months of physical therapy, Hal was mobile and strong enough to be able to travel with his daughter.

“I’d just never been without my parents on Christmas, so my mom took one for the team and stayed home with all of the pets so he could take his first trip since the accident with me,” Vaughan said in an interview.

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SuperDad. If anyone earned the title, it’s this guy.

7 Christmas Movies That Border On Horror Films

The holidays are the perfect time to curl up on the couch by the fire with some hot cocoa and turn on a beloved family Christmas film that will…give your kids nightmares? Why are so many holiday films so downright creepy? Here are 7 of the movies most likely to haunt your psyche forever.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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I can’t even decide what my least favorite moment of this movie is, because they are so many, and the whole thing makes me feel extremely unsettled. The tone of it is not magical, but bizarre. The dark new backstory about his childhood bullying is rough but the real nightmare fuel of this movie is in Jim Carey’s mannerisms. He seems genuinely mentally unstable. Most haunting portrayal of a villain besides Heath Ledger’s Joker.

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A Christmas Story (1983) 

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This movie is great but let’s not pretend the scene with the department store Santa is anything other than traumatic. If your kid wasn’t already afraid of Santa, he’s gonna be.

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The Polar Express (2004)

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This is one of the best books turned into one of the worst movies. The animated Tom Hanks alone is enough to give you the heebie jeebies. I could go into everything I hate about this movie in depth but I’ll just leave you with the demonic marionette scene. I challenge anyone to watch this and and not feel as if they’ve just been thrust into a CGI hellscape.

A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

The Dickens novel is a literal ghost story, so you know it has spooky potential but you see the word “Muppet” and think that will soften it. It does, quite a bit, but I watched this with my kids recently and was struck by how creepy the first floating doll ghost is.

I also had to answer questions from my kids like, “When I die will I be trapped in a giant chain” and “why doesn’t that huge ghost have a head.” It’s simple kids: be good or you will die alone and be sent to hell to suffer eternally. Merry Christmas.

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Scrooged (1988)

Sure it’s a Christmas movie and yes it’s Bill Murray but try telling that to your kid’s nightmares (or your own).

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If there was a haunted house based on this movie, I would be too afraid to go. Someone should tell these guys that just because there’s a candy cane in a particular scene doesn’t mean it’s Christmasy. Okay?

Home Alone (1990)

Hey kids, gather round to watch a child left alone for days and forced to defend himself from violent criminals! What a normal, festive premise for a holiday film.

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Ironically though, even with the dark storyline of this entire movie, the part that scared me the most as a kid was the furnace in the basement. Never mind the burglars threatening to kill a child, that creepy furnace was bone-chilling.

The Santa Clause (1994)

Okay let’s see here, Santa is DEAD and everyone is pretty chill about it. We get right into “just put on his coat and steal his identity.” They find him laying DEAD on the ground but Disney skirts around the whole “corpse in a kid’s movie” issue by having him disappear immediately and leave his clothes laying flat, as if that is LESS CREEPY?

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And don’t even get me started on the creepiness factor of those old animated films. (Rudolph, Santa Clause is Coming To Town, Frosty The Snowman.) Those scared me as a child and scare me even more as an adult.

I know I’ve missed some, so feel free to comment with your nomination for creepiest holiday movie scene. Scary Christmas to all, and to all a good fright!

Artist Dad Does Incredible Drawings of His Sons’ Art

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Funny Dad: Snow Day Edition

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Maybe this dad was just trying to entertain himself, or maybe he was driven to insanity by the never-ending winter we are facing. Either way, these are some good quality dad shenanigans right here, and I’m so glad they were documented to share with the world.

My friend’s dad after a snow day from funny

He probably told his wife later, “See honey, I told you that sword would come in handy!” Props to you, Dad. You have made art.

Busted: Dog Phone Thief

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This video of a dog stealing its owner’s phone is almost exactly what it feels like to Facetime with my kids. Seriously, I had flashbacks.

 

The Worst 20 Seconds In The History of Sports

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Got 20 seconds? Want to scream internally? This video should do it. It’s pretty painful and actually not that different from watching my kid try to play soccer.

Super Weird Mark Hamill Video From the 80s Surfaces

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This video of Mark Hamill from the 80s is the most bizarre thing you’ll see today.

I think I will show this to my kids and let this be a lesson to them. The internet never lets anything go. Be careful out there, folks. Don’t put on the gold jumpsuit.

Hilarious Amazon Reviews Of A Giant Swiss Army Knife

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Here it is. Officially the most intense pocketknife I’ve ever seen.

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No, your eyes do not deceive you. With 86 tools including a cigar cutter, fish scaler, laser pointer, flashlight, tire tread gauge, compass, and special self-centering screwdriver for gunsights, it is truly as epic as it seems. Impressed? Yeah, so are a lot of the reviewers on amazon.

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The reviews on this knife are hilarious and if you need a way to kill time while you wait for this baby to ship to you, you won’t regret diving deeper into them. Read them all on Amazon here.

This Dad Carrying His Kid Is Dad Goals

This is the new “Dad Carry” and I’m just mad I didn’t think of it myself. Convenient, efficient, keeps the kid contained, and look how happy is it. Mark this down in the win column.