If you feel blue that The Year which gave us The Cronut and far too many celebrity selfies is over - we've got just the thing to start the year with sidesplitting merriment!
Forget the hoaxes and whoppers of Manti Teo's Imaginary Girlfriend, Anthony Weiner/Carlos Danger, Lance Armstrong, the disaster that was #AskRKelly, Mayor Rob Ford, etc., etc. Just kick back and watch these hilarious Viral Videos we bring you from Norway, Japan, and Tim Russert's beloved Florida, Florida, Florida.
Which of these videos is your favorite? Comment below by January 5, 2014 - and you will be automatically entered to win a $100 Gift Card from Best Buy!*
1. Adorable 5-year old Claire signing while singing so her deaf parents in the audience can follow along for the Kindergarten Holiday Concert
2. The Viral Video of the year, with more than 350 million views, goes to the Norwegian comedy group Ylvis for their pop-dance music about sounds in the woods at night. This video was so big that it had us asking ourselves if fish really do go "blub." And by the time we heard "wre-e-e-e-eck" months later, it didn't sound quite as original as when we first heard "ho-o-o-o-rse."
3.Just about every group convened this spring to make a Harlem Shake video - entire universities, co-worker alliances, business consortiums, medical students, prisoners, family subsets et al - but our surefire fave is this 60 second exuberance by the baby-billionaires who are the Miami Heat.
4. And lastly, we bring you the ultimate in happiness to ring in the New Year - here is "DayMan" from 8 Japanese scoolchildren.
Happy New Year, Everyone!
*Open to USA residents at least 18 years of age
The first video with the thoughtful daughter signing for her parents whom are unable to hear.
Claire was so sweet. Her love for her parents shines through.
Harlem shake videos always gave me a good laugh.
Undoubtedly No. 1! If my name happens to be drawn please send it to Claire that she may take her parents for a treat and something special for herself.
Go HEAT, def. the Heat video! ;)
Definitely the Fox song for me. It gets stuck in my head and when I sing it my husband gets so mad because then it is in his head for days! Love it!
Claire, hands down #1
What does the fox say? My son loves this video.
5yr old Claire wow that is so awesome and loving the facial expressions
While my son and I have had a lot of fun with the Ylvis video, I think the adorable 5 year-old was the best because it was just a "kids being kids" moment, straight from the heart.
My favorite is video #1, fun to watch.
Claire, that is so cute!
5 year old Claire...she's adorable and I love her silly faces. Her parents must have LOVED this :)
The video with 5 year old Claire is very sweet