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Will the site be celebrating the festive season at all?

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We could have a Christmas tree and a heap of presents: xkcd.com/835 :D –  Goran Jovic Dec 18 '10 at 17:06
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Does someone want to port cornify to reindeerify? –  Ether Dec 18 '10 at 17:35
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If OP was American I'd assume we were being baited into the War on Christmas(TM) ;) –  Brad Mace Dec 19 '10 at 1:27
    
@Ether I think Yi Jiang does! :-) –  The Unhandled Exception Dec 22 '10 at 13:50
    
We could always add special holiday hats and crates that you need to pay $2.49 to open. Oh wait, sorry, that's Team Fortress 2. –  Powerlord Dec 22 '10 at 16:08

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Introducing the

StackExchange™ Christmasify™ Decoratingnator™

Yes, that is a jsfiddle link - SO won't allow JavaScript in anchors for security reasons.

Bookmark the link you see, and run the bookmarklet repeatedly. I'll let the results speak for themselves:

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Alternatively, run repeatedly this in your browser's developer tools console:

(function(){if(window.merryChristmas){window.merryChristmas.run();}else{var s=document.createElement('script');s.src='http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1722364/Christmas/christmas.js';document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(s);}})();

(Wait a second after the first run for the script to load first before Chrismersifying to your heart's content)

As a bonus, here's a userstyle to let all of you enjoy the Christmas spirit all the time without having the click on that bookmarklet all the time: http://userstyles.org/styles/41559

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Now working with chat too!


In addition, if you want just the snow, use this script:

var s = document.createElement('script');
s.src = 'http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1722364/Christmas/snow-packed.js';
document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(s);

The script will also run on other websites, though not as nicely. I'll work on the script for a little longer, so things might break occasionally. Any suggestions welcome!

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An eyebreaking work of staggering gaudiness :) –  j_random_hacker Dec 22 '10 at 9:41
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You are a dangerously insane person :P –  Tim Stone Dec 22 '10 at 9:41
    
@TimStone Why thank you! –  Yi Jiang Dec 22 '10 at 9:43
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@j_random Customers who enjoyed this userstyle also enjoyed the Hot Dog Stand Theme –  Yi Jiang Dec 22 '10 at 9:51
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I want to upvote but this answer is missing a certain something... Could you perhaps do something to the image that might highlight what the script does? –  The Unhandled Exception Dec 22 '10 at 13:47
    
Love the christmas decoration! I need to get me that user style. –  Pëkka Dec 22 '10 at 14:42
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The green/red bar kinda makes me want to cry. –  karlphillip Dec 22 '10 at 17:10

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Only for users who have been good for the whole year, though. –  balpha Dec 18 '10 at 17:16
    
what counts as being good on Stack Exchange? –  studiohack Dec 18 '10 at 18:18
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@studiohack You have to ask that on meta.santa.northpole.xmas –  balpha Dec 18 '10 at 19:12
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@balpha: your dead-end link took me to the middle of nowhere...big white empty space. you sure? –  studiohack Dec 18 '10 at 19:35
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@studiohack Sounds about right. If you see a little gnome dressed in green with weird shoes trying to feed reindeers: That's Jeff. –  balpha Dec 18 '10 at 20:00
    
@balpha: I see. good to know. –  studiohack Dec 18 '10 at 20:01
    
I'm not coming unless there's milk too –  Brad Mace Dec 19 '10 at 1:28
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@bemace there might be milk using HTML 5 local storage but you'd need a really modern browser for that –  Pëkka Dec 19 '10 at 2:59
    
@bemace If someone brings IE6, there'll be milk (albeit, spoiled). hothardware.com/News/… –  Zach Johnson Dec 21 '10 at 19:13

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