Just in case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is on the way. Yes, really. There’s lots of cool and crazy stuff out there in our streets and shops. And the internet hasn’t missed out either.
Here’s our top six Christmas websites. Not all of them are well-designed. Not many of them are useful. But most of them are a bit bonkers – and should at least put a smile on your face at this festive time of year.
- Alek’s controllable Christmas lights
This site’s worth visiting for the unbelievable design alone. Get over the shock and you’ll see you can actually control Alek’s Christmas lights on the internet – and watch on the webcams. Or can you? Back in 2004, this site was exposed as a hoax, but the guy behind it now claims it’s for real. Whatever, we think being able to control 20,000 lights online is a great idea, so we’re going to assume this is legitimate.
Go and control Alek’s lights >
- Track Santa’s journey on Christmas Eve
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) obviously don’t have enough to keep them occupied (guarding US airspace must leave them with plenty of free time), because every Christmas they set up a website that lets you track Santa’s progress on his journey round the world. This year they’re even planning to take some snaps of his sleigh en-route, so you can finally prove his existence.
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