What do you mean it’s no longer acceptable to sing Christmas carols?
Wait, we can work something out, we promise!
Deck the halls with new term projects, fa la la la la -lalling behind?
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a gym membership for a hot new body?
It’s the most mediocrity-filled time of the year?
To aid you in mourning the beautiful music of the festive season, we’ve got the perfect grouping of New Year content, fresh off the press. Trust us, by the time you’re finished with this week’s Round-Up, you’ll have forgotten all about dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh.
a poem for ohio – Savannah Brown
Are you ready to feel nostalgic about a place you’ve never been? Perfect!
Starting us off this week is poetess and Supreme Ruler of Our Hearts Savannah Brown, who takes us back to her childhood years spent in Ohio with an upload sprinkled with handpicked home videos. It’s one of those rare videos that comes along every once in a while and makes you wish you had a poem and montage of your own.
If this points to the level of quality Savannah’s content will reach this year, then we’re all eyes and ears – and you should be too!
If Websites Celebrated New Years – Emma Blackery
Following up with some funny is Emma Blackery and her newest take on the sentience of all of our favourite social media sites. With the excellent material 2016 has provided and Emma’s sense of humour, how could this be any short of brilliant? From her take on YouTube to her spot on impression of Facebook, it’s definitely one of the series’ best instalments.
And don’t you worry, Vine fans. Emma’s got you covered.
real_msgs – Br0llz
The film grain, that colour palette… Oliver Banks has truly outdone himself this week with a unique take on reviewing his voicemails from the past year. It’s a unique time capsule to observe, a sharing of intimate moments so far removed from their context that you’re not quite sure what to make of them. Plus, how could you not fall for those eerie shots of London serving as the backdrop?
After watching this, we were left wondering why our voice messages aren’t as artsy, unless you count “3am-drunken-wailing-to-ABBA-in-the-back-of-an-Uber” as artsy. We’d like to think so.
Dabilo – Tom Rosenthal
Part stop motion, part endearing love story, Tom Rosenthal‘s newest music video to accompany his song Dabilo is full of the charm we’ve all come to love and expect. Seriously, for a song with only six unique and coherent verses, we’re not completely sure how we got so invested. Is this some strange power given to musicians? Has science gone too far? Is Tom secretly an alien sent to earth to brainwash us with his music?
As long as it keeps giving us videos like this, we’re cool with it.
The Good The Bad & The Just Plain Sh!t Parts of 2016 – Jack & Dean
Still wiping away tears shed from 2016 on a damp handkerchief? You’ll definitely still be doing so after watching Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs‘s latest video, but we promise they’ll be tears of laughter.
That’s right, kiddos! Jack and Dean are finishing our list with The Good The Bad & The Plain Sh!t Parts of 2016, and just like previous videos in the series, this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s an amalgamation of humorous film criticism and collective politically-charged facepalms, leaving us positive that we’ve stuck with these two through the years for a good reason.
Did you really think we’d stop at just five videos? It’s like you don’t know us at all!
Looking for some inspiration? Look no further than Ioan Morgan-Jones‘s beautiful lyric video for Shlomo Franklin’s January Eyes. What do we have to do to have Ioan carefully fashion everything we say into artful Scrabble tile arrangements?
If you’re anything like us, then you’ve been loving Ewan McIntosh‘s daily vlog series. Don’t miss out on the 30-minute episode that sticks a nice, thoughtful cap on the end of 2016. More feature film-length vlogs in the new year, please!
A video nearly five years in the making? Yep, you read that right! Bethan Leadley gives new meaning to the word “collaboration” with her latest video, responding to her 16- and 18-year-old selves. If there’s one thing we’d tell our younger selves, it’d definitely be to ditch the bangs and blue eye shadow – that wasn’t a good look.