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Baby Yoda Is The Only Sim You Won’t Delete The Pool Ladder On

Off to play Sims, we are.

Who among us didn’t spend their childhood finding new and creative ways to violently murder their Sims? If you didn’t, I’m going to assume that you either weren’t allowed to play The Sims, or you’re a well adjusted person. Let’s be real though, none of us are well adjusted so more likely option A.

No matter how many times you forced your Sims to ignore the burning pancakes so that the kitchen would catch fire, there’s a new Sim on the block that nobody would dare harm. Baby Yoda.

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If you thought that Baby Yoda’s domination of our world was starting to slow down, you’d be wrong. The newest addition has added a statue of him, called “The Child Statue” that will cost you 504 simoleons. You can put him anywhere, and then tell your Sims to “view,” where they will stare at him much like we all do. No word yet on whether or not they’ll cry over how cute he is like a real human.

Much like the original Baby Yoda himself, this sort of came out of nowhere. There was no indication that we’d get a statue of him in the patch notes, so his appearance was a very pleasant surprise.  

For now, Baby Yoda will just chill in your house or garden (or wherever else you wanted to put him) because he’s… well… a statue. I have no doubt in my mind that someone is working on a playable character. If I can chat to a ghost, then dammit, I want to chat to Baby Yoda.

This cute surprise coincides with the release of some decent Baby Yoda merch, too. The initial releases were a bit shit but now we have plush toys to pre-order, so Merry Christmas to us. It’s a good day to pour all of your love onto a tiny, green 50 year old.

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The Best Shows To Binge On Netflix Over The Holidays

Catch up on those shows you’d been meaning to watch.

Settle in, because it’s just about Christmas holidays. With the break comes enough time to catch up on all those shows you’d been meaning to watch, so here are the best shows to binge and movies to watch on Netflix over the holidays.

The Irishman
Martin Scorsese has copped a Golden Globes nomination for Best Director for his work on The Irishman. Frank Sheeran is a World War II veteran who gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family before becoming a top hitman. The movie spans decades, and tells the story of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history.

Nailed It! Holiday!
The second season of Nailed It! Holiday! Is out, and it’s one the best Netflix shows for the holidays. Three contestants who can’t cook very well are asked to recreate incredibly complex holiday treats, and it goes badly every single time. It’s the only cooking show that won’t make you feel bad about your own cooking ability.

Marriage Story
This movie is everywhere at the moment. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson play a married couple going through a painful divorce. Up for awards in six categories, this film has the most amount of Golden Globe nominations for the year.

Gilmore Girls
It’s a classic we know and love. If you want to snuggle up on the couch and rewatch something that feels warm and familiar, Gilmore Girls is the one for you. Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, Rory live in Stars Hollow, along with some pretty wild people.

The Knight Before Christmas
Feel like a cheesy, low stakes Christmas romcom? Yeah you do. The Knight Before Christmas tells the story of a medieval knight that time travels to the present, and falls in love with a recently single schoolteacher. Seriously, her literal knight in shining armour is dropped on her doorstep, and it’s great. 

The Crown
If you found yourself watching the trainwreck Prince Andrew interview and wondering what everybody else in Buckingham Palace is is like, then Netflix have you sorted. The third season of The Crown is out now, and picks up with Harold Wilson’s election as prime minister.

Klaus
One for everybody in the family, Klaus is about Jesper, the worst student at the postal academy. He’s sent off to work in a frozen town called Smeerensburg where he meets Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. One act of kindness can have an amazing effect, and Klaus is proof of that.

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A Definitive List Of The Least To Most Annoying Christmas Songs

Jingle bells.

Merry Christmas, it’s time for me to channel my inner grinch and rank a bunch of annoying Christmas songs that bring people joy! I know I’m just one person and that people there will be disagreements, but this is the list that I’m absolutely willing to go in and bat for. 

LEAST ANNOYING

How To Make Gravy – Paul Kelly
The 21st of December might be the official Gravy Day, but tbh I play this song all year round. It’s Aussie, it’s a great sing along, and it makes everyone’s drunk uncle cry on Christmas day. Perfect Chrissy tune.

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
This may attract some controversy, because it’s the definition of overplayed. As soon as December 1st hits, this song is everywhere, but I don’t even mind. When the beat and the bells kick in, it’s a jolly time.

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon, Yoko Ono
Yes, it’s a classic cheesy John Lennon music-with-a-message song, but it’s also the single best song to decorate the tree to, and I will not be told otherwise.

Christmas Lights – Coldplay
From the time before Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow “consciously uncoupled” and Coldplay hit the synths, I’ve always loved this one. Driving around looking at Christmas lights while playing a song named Christmas Lights? Best part of the year.

MOST ANNOYING

Santa Buddy – Michael Buble
Or as I tend to call it, the ‘no homo’ Christmas song. Michael Buble covered Santa Baby, a song about a woman flirting with Santa to try and get more expensive presents, and tried to make it ‘manly’. With such glorious lyrics as “I’ll wait up for you, dude,” “Santa pally,” and “I’ve been an awful good guy,” we get it, you’re a man. 

Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid
I know there were good intentions behind this song, but it’s just never sat well with me. The song was released in 1984 as a way to address the famine in Ethiopia, and included every famous UK singer they could find. Do they know it’s Christmastime at all? The most common religion in Ethiopia is Christianity, so probably. Maybe just donate to one of the charities?

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
This just might be my time working in retail talking, but if I hear this song one more time I’m going to hunt Bono down myself and tell him to stop whatever it is he’s doing. Potentially advice that he should take in other areas of life, too.

The Twelve Days Of Christmas
I don’t even care who’s singing it, it just reminds me of Ten Green Bottles. Of all the annoying Christmas songs, this one makes me do maths, which is unforgivable.

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