Jeff Gordon's Christmas Was Awesome

Can anyone beat getting a steering wheel from a Formula One car they've driven as a present? Probably not, unless someone got the full F1 car with it somewhere. » 12/26/14 1:14pm 12/26/14 1:14pm

Connecticut Cops Delivered Christmas Toys In This $250,000 War Machine

On Christmas Day the police department of Manchester, Connecticut roamed the streets in their eight-ton armored personnel carrier decked out in Christmas lights bearing gifts to needy kids. Cute community outreach initiative or subtle "scare 'em straight" operation? » 12/27/14 10:43am 12/27/14 10:43am

Why Do We Watch James Bond Movies At Christmas?

The James Bond films have been a television favorite during the holiday season for as long as I have been alive. I can credit the inception of my fascination with the series directly to Spike TV's 007 Days Of Christmas, which I would stay up watching all night before I was even a teenager. Yet, I've never really… » 12/24/14 10:30pm 12/24/14 10:30pm

Have You Ever Bought Or Received A Car For Christmas? 

Every year we have to watch those obnoxious television commercials. You know the ones where some yuppie couple wakes up on Christmas morning, then walks outside in some overpriced pajamas sipping a latte only to find a brand new luxury car with a bow on top. Does this really happen? » 12/25/14 11:01pm 12/25/14 11:01pm

This Is The Most Terrifying Image Of Santa Claus Driving A Car

Let's just take a moment and really look at this picture here. There's a lot going on. It's from Museum Victoria's collection, in Australia, which is why it's so summery-looking. It was painted by James Higgins Quirk, and, while charmingly rendered, is nevertheless a little terrifying. Maybe because Santa is, like, 20… » 12/25/14 7:00pm 12/25/14 7:00pm

Dads With Drones Are Ruining Christmas

Lots of thoughtful people gave their father a drone this Christmas, because they had already gotten him a Kindle last year and an iPad the year before that and you sort of stall out on gift ideas from there. But! Drones can be difficult, and dads can be clumsy*, and the result has been nationwide terror. » 12/25/14 12:11pm 12/25/14 12:11pm

VW's Only Officially-Approved Christmas Story Has A Jolly Green Beetle

Back in the '60s, Volkswagen was eager to corner the under-12 market. They were in a good position: the Beetle, looking like a giant toy, was appealing to kids, so they just needed to sweeten the pot a bit and get the kids into dealers. That's why they made special holiday books like this. Too bad kids are always… » 12/24/14 12:00pm 12/24/14 12:00pm

A Christmas Eve Storm Will Cancel Flights, Make Family Visits Miserable

A significant storm is on the cusp of developing over the Gulf Coast this afternoon. Over the next day, the storm will rocket towards the Great Lakes and grow into a major wind, rain, and snow producer that promises to snarl holiday travel. » 12/23/14 5:04pm 12/23/14 5:04pm

How the U.S. Military Turned Santa Claus Into a Cold War Icon

You've probably heard the story by now: On Christmas Eve 1955, a young boy in Colorado Springs dialed a Sears-sponsored hotline that let kids talk with Santa Claus. But instead of reaching Santa, he was connected to the red phone at CONAD, the military command center charged with patrolling the skies for any nuclear… » 12/23/14 1:50pm 12/23/14 1:50pm

WestJet Pulls Off Another Beautiful 'Christmas Miracle'

People love to hate on airlines at every opportunity, and most of the time, it's justifiable. But Canada's low-cost carrier, WestJet surprised a village in the Dominican Republic, created an early Christmas and gave some spectacular gifts. Just watch the video and see if your eyes don't well up. » 12/04/14 9:00am 12/04/14 9:00am

Chicago Dealer Will Give Away Free Cars If It Snows On Christmas

In most cases it is probably not worth the hassle to shop for a car on Black Friday. But if you live in Chicago and are in the market for a Buick or GMC you may want to consider buying one from Bill Kay Buick GMC, because if it snows on Christmas...your car is free. » 11/26/14 7:07am 11/26/14 7:07am

The Best White Elephant Gift Car?

I'm willing to bet anything made by Lancia would be a great candidate. A "white elephant" gift exchange revolves around exchanging outrageous spite gifts that are difficult to get rid of and for which there are exorbitant costs of ownership. » 12/25/13 1:14pm 12/25/13 1:14pm

Your Awesome Christmas Ornaments

If there's one thing to take away from the commercialized part of the holiday season, it's that Hot Wheels and Matchbox aren't the be-all and end-all of miniature cars. Just as trees are decorated to suit owners' tastes, cars have come out in ornament form to help with that. » 12/13/13 2:00pm 12/13/13 2:00pm

My Kid's Insane Christmas Wish List, Annotated

When I was a kid, I would dream up completely insane presents to put on my Christmas wish list—shit that no parent could ever possibly afford and no child could ever possibly deserve. And every year, my parents would tell me before Christmas that I would NOT be getting the little race car I saw on the Obstacle Course… » 12/04/13 11:30am 12/04/13 11:30am

The Best Christmas Present I Got This Year Was...

It's Christmas evening and you've now had time to open all your presents. What's the best gift you've received? Is it a tool, is it a video game, is it a car, is it the love and warmth of your family? I kid, of course, because we all know it's something you can screw around with. » 12/25/12 8:00pm 12/25/12 8:00pm

Mail Carrier Saves Christmas From Fiery Jeep

The US Postal Service is famous for their creed "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." » 12/24/12 2:00pm 12/24/12 2:00pm

Wounded British Troops Get Rides Home For Christmas In Jaaaaaag Wagons

And now, it's time for your heartwarming car-related Christmas story, ladies and gentlemen. Get those hankies ready. » 12/22/12 11:00am 12/22/12 11:00am

"Great, Six Years Of Car Payments!" — Your Lexus Christmas Ad Parody…

Christmas is just around the corner, Jalops! Hopefully you've finished all your shopping by now, including signing a surprise lease on that Lexus SUV for your spouse and buying a huge red bow to put it on it. » 12/22/12 10:00am 12/22/12 10:00am

The Holland Tunnel Can’t Even Get Christmas Decorations Right

Come on Holland Tunnel. We know an easy flow of traffic is too much to ask, but did you have to put the ‘A' of the Christmas tree over the wrong letter? » 12/21/12 2:30pm 12/21/12 2:30pm

What Car Do You Want As A Gift For The Holidays?

I generally don't wish ill on anyone, but given the chance, I'd probably put my fist through the skull of whoever invented those Lexus ads they run around the holidays. » 12/15/12 2:00pm 12/15/12 2:00pm