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Make a Family Holiday Get-Together “Bug-Out Bag”
9 months ago

Make a Family Holiday Get-Together “Bug-Out Bag”

So you’re at your folk’s house for Christmas or Hanukkah and you guys all finished opening presents and now are moving into the coffee-and-relax portion of the night. But people are excited to play with their new stuff, and it’s not that easy. It’s never that easy. Especially if your kid is the one hammering you to get their new toy operational.

“Bug-out bags” are kits people make to survive in the wilderness for a couple of days. They have little items you need to survive the elements, and if there’s one element you need to survive for the next week, it’s holiday family gift exchanges. Also, bear attacks.

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The Littlest Captain America With Santa
9 months ago

The Littlest Captain America With Santa

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The problem with being so kick-ass is that business as usual gets forgotten. Case in point: my son dressed as Captain America to see Santa and it was incredible. But in all the hubbub, Santa never asked what he wanted for Christmas.

There was a moment of near-tears. But I reminded my son that he can write Santa a letter and we’ll mail it off.

I know I wrote about this back at Easter time (and ew, so few posts ago), but it’s worth saying again: I love that my son son dresses up like a superhero to see Santa every year, and I love that it’s something we do together.

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Finding the Perfect Games To Play With Family & Friends this Holiday Season
2 years ago

Finding the Perfect Games To Play With Family & Friends this Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of family. Awkward family you haven’t seen in foreves. I mean, sure, you follow them on Facebook, but once you’ve covered the catching-up phase, what do you do?

My suggestion: make the holidays a time of family gaming. I think you can, and I think it’s easy. But it’s not a one-size fits all approach. There are plenty of great board games, card games and video games out for folks of all ages – and with a little forethought, you can be the hero that emcees the whole thing.

Here are some suggestions of games you can break out once family starts showing up, and there’s bound to be something for everyone.

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Episode 052: 8BitDad vs Christmas Toys
3 years ago

Episode 052: 8BitDad vs Christmas Toys

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In this week’s episode, we talk Christmas shopping and toys. Disney Infinity! Nintendo Amiibo! Star Wars Command!
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Merry Christmas & A Happy Dad Year
5 years ago

Merry Christmas & A Happy Dad Year

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Merry Christmas from 8BitDad! We hope you’ve had a great year and that you’re spending time with family and friends.

Oh, and sorry Jews, we hope you had a …
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Don’t Panic! Last Minute Christmas (and Early Christmas 2013) Shopping Tips
5 years ago

Don’t Panic! Last Minute Christmas (and Early Christmas 2013) Shopping Tips

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Tips

Christmas is less than one week from now. You’ve got a short amount of time to get gifts for your family and friends – but you might still be able to save a couple of dollars in the process.

Us 8BitDad types are smart cookies, so we compiled a couple of last minute tips to help you shop for that perfect gift – quickly, and hopefully at a discount. We’ve also got a tip from Zack of CouponDad.net to help save Christmas (and your marriage). And if we’re no help this year, bookmark this page and use it next year. Deal?

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Thanksgiving & Black Friday
5 years ago

Thanksgiving & Black Friday

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Happy Thanksgiving! We talk about why you should respect the bird this Thanksgiving and how Black Friday effects families.
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Bad Dadvertising, Sears: Dad Loses Kid, Kid Finds ‘Perfect’ Gift
5 years ago

Bad Dadvertising, Sears: Dad Loses Kid, Kid Finds ‘Perfect’ Gift

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Sears Dadvertising

Even if you’re still sucking down leftover Halloween candy and thinking about who’s sitting next to who on Thanksgiving, the retail machine is onto its next big thing. Tis the season for retailers to make dads look like incompetent fools and walking wallets. Sears is more than happy to step up and give it a go with their commercial “Holiday Baby”.

In the 30-second spot, dad’s checking out a no-doubt incredible drill while ignoring his child. And you just won’t believe what happens next! Okay, you will.

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