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  • Provo, Utah, has set a record.

    More than 1,000 people dressed as angels, wise men and religious figures gathered to break the official Guinness record for the most living figures in a Nativity scene.

    A camel, a donkey and multiple sheep were also in attendance.

    Officially, there were 1,039 participants in the scene. The previous record was 898, set in the United Kingdom.

    All of the costumes were sewn by volunteers, who started work only 3 1/2 weeks ago when the idea was concocted by a team of producers including; Jeff Taylor. Jeffrey Harmon, Daniel Harmon, Ricky Ray Butler, Mike Evans and Darrel Eves.

    After the Nativity scene, several musicians got together to create a video that will air on YouTube Dec. 12 as part of the ShareTheGift holiday campaign.

    Talent includes Nathan Hutson, David Archuleta, the Piano Guys, Peter Hollens, Alex Boye, Stuart Edge, the Shaytards, Devin Supertramp, Kid History, Cute Girl Hairstyles and some members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

     

     

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    When Chuck Jose lost in the fantasy football league he was a part of, he knew there were huge stakes that went along with the loss, and we’re not talking thousands of dollars.  Unfortunately for Chuck, who works in the video game division at Sony,  the bet cost him his dignity.  He had to do a shot-for-shot recreation of Sia’s “Chandelier” music video,  right down to the flesh-colored leotard and blond wig.
     
    We must say, even though he was a loser in fantasy football, he won a place in our hearts for this video. In response to the more than 240,000 views of his music video, Jose said, “Maybe I should start losing bets more often.” There’s still one bet you couldn’t lose, Chuck. And that is having the best dance moves.

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  • Awkward family photos are enjoyable to look at any time of the year, but the Christmas-themed variety take the fruitcake. This year we are learning that awkward family photos are even funnier when a famous politician gets in on the game. Tony Blair released his Christmas card with his wife, Cherie. And now the only thing people are noticing about the greeting is Blair's strange forced smile. What the heck is he doing with his mouth? Guess who just couldn't help themselves upon seeing this awkward work of art? Yes, the Twitterverse. Tweets poured in mocking the former prime minister of England. Here are a few standout disses:

    "The strange thing about Tony Blair's Christmas card is how the teeth seem to follow you round the room."
     
    "I like how Tony Blair's Christmas card is really nice and definitely not terrifying/the stuff of nightmares."
     
    Our favorite part of poking fun at the Blair card was the comparison to the infamous engagement photo that Chandler from "Friends" posed for.  
     
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  • Less than 24 hours after Disney and Lucasfilm released the first official trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," one fan created and released his own Lego remake of it.
     
    Star Wars fan Snooperking filmed a shot-for-shot Lego recreation of the 88-second teaser, which includes a helmetless Stormtrooper, a rolling droid, a mysterious Sith lord, and of course the Millennium Falcon.
     
    "I had nothing to do yesterday, so I started once the trailer came out. So I built the Falcon, the X-wing, the speeder bike, a mini TIE fighter, tried to build all the sets and get all my mini-figures put together," Snooperking wrote, "Then just filming took forever, especially the special effects."
     
    There have been over 2.4 million YouTube views of this Lego "Star Wars" trailer, and the fans love it, writing comments such as:
     
    "I kind of like this Lego version better than the original trailer."
    "Yeah. In a nutshell, this had to happen. And I'm glad it did."
    "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force

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  • You already know that babies and sloths are both cute, even just on their own. Well get ready for this. We want you to meet 5-month-old Alia, whose best friend is an adorable sloth named Daisy. Alia's parents, Julia and Jason Heckathorn, say that ever since the pair met when Alia was just 2 days old, they have been inseparable. The couple decided to adopt the sloth just before they found out they were pregnant with Alia, so basically their friendship was fate.
     
    Alia and Daisy's favorite activities include napping and reading books. Mom Julia, who is a children's book illustrator, loves to include her pet animals in her Hidden Clover books to better educate children about caring for the environment. She said, "The sloth and baby have been growing up together, taking walks together, and working alongside mommy as I write my books and travel to schools. It may sound like an unusual situation, but the look on the schoolchildren's faces as they meet their favorite book characters in

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