December 24, 2011
Today we look back at the past month and the top trends and videos of 2011 holiday season. Perhaps the most popular Trend of the season was that of the ambitious electrician/decorator crowd which produced a seemingly endless array of very impressive synchronized light shows that varied from pure spectacle to working video game! Check out a bunch in this playlist:
(Use the arrows to navigate between videos or watch them all here.)
The most-viewed non-music video of December and top trending video of the holiday season was Jimmy Kimmel's "YouTube Challenge - I Gave My Kids a Terrible Present." The prank, which followed a very successful Halloween version, inspired hundreds of other videos to be posted in which parents played the practical joke on their unhappy children.
There are lots of popular videos and trends that didn't make our top 10 (see: Manta Claus) and we didn't include any of the popular major music videos (see: this).
The full list of the ones that did make it is below or you can watch them in a playlist here.
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See last year's top 10 here!