AVGN: Holiday Memories

James / December 8th, 2010

The Nerd looks back at past years’ Christmas episodes. See it on GameTrailers.
AVGN Holiday Memories
There is an actual Nerd Episode too, but it’s on YouTube, strange I know, just go with it.


  • mrbigreddog

    December 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    1st Post! Come on James! Your kidding right?! No musical intro, no real theme? Black background?! Did you do this video at gun point in someone’s van?

  • December 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Did you read the description? (underneath the image)

  • December 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    We should ALL play the shitty games together this Christmas!!!! (Shitty game chatroulette all day long!!!)

  • mrbigreddog

    December 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Oops… I guess I was speed reading… I thought it said “This” is an actual Nerd Episode too…. Sorry James! Oh BTW! Find me on Sega-16.com you know you want some kickass 32x end labels!!

  • December 8, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    As lame as this recap was, it was made up for tenfold by the present you left for us on YouTube

  • December 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    No worries. Thanks for the offer, we all know how not having end labels is a pain.

    There you go. Consider this month a gift for Youtubers.

  • December 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Hey James,

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many games in one AVGN episode before. How long did this one take to produce???

  • December 8, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    That is so weird the today (December 8th, 2010) I got a boxed Friday the 13th game for the nes including the manual. I also got Joe and Mac for the snes the same way except it also came with a poster.

  • December 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    @James: I was so pissed off until I read the description and now I’m happy again! πŸ˜€

  • mrbigreddog

    December 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    @James – Thank you for the video, on youtube we found. Now I can relax and try to calm down. It was better than anything I’ve seen before, so now I don’t have to leave flaming dog poop on your door. I’m sorry for my previous comment, i take it all back. It was almost as funny as that AXE commercial about cleaning ball sacks. I’m a huge fan and have been for years. You’ve inspired many people, let’s go have a beer! Merry Christmas James!

  • December 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    You’ve scared me a lot. At first I thought that this recap episode is the special one we should be waiting for. πŸ˜€
    Can’t say much about the real special episode. It was good indeed. Mike had a lot of job in this one. Remaking The Grinch in a nerd way was a great idea. Thank you for that. Really fresh and original.

  • December 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Forget my previous comment. I’m back to being disappointed. I have to watch and read everything before I comment next time… This years X-mas episode(s) wasn’t as great. I don’t like where this is going. It has a kind of Metallica feel to it, where initially it’s really awesome and then all of a sudden for no apparent reason it’s just mediocre and on the verge of disaster. There was no rage AT ALL in the last episode and now we get this. But at the same time I really wish I could like it and I feel bad ripping on your videos because I really love everything else you’ve done and it doesn’t seem fair somehow that I go on like this and being a jerk.

    Well, there’s always the next episode of whatever kind of video to look forward to, so I hope it’s a good one πŸ™‚

  • December 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I can’t believe people thought this was the December episode, bunch of savages in this town!

  • mrbigreddog

    December 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    @Andreas Persson Fondell Well just like Metallica… You can always just go back to the old stuff! Some people don’t like the new stuff, well don’t bother checking it out!

  • December 8, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Haha, those were some of my favorite episodes.

  • December 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    This is a nice recap of all the great holiday episodes. We really appreciate all the hard work the AVGN team puts into these hilarious videos.

    If there’s one thing that I’ve learned by watching the Christmas episodes, it is this: Don’t fuck with Noah. He’ll hunt your ass down with a slingshot, or throw a stack of livestock at you. He’s a strong motherfucker.

  • December 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Man people are getting a bit too demanding with avgn. It’s a web series free of charge…it doesn’t cost any of us a dime unless we decide we want to buy the dvds or merch. every new video is very well done entertainment unlike much of anything we get anywhere else and bottom line, it costs us nothing. I don’t think anyone has the right to say James needs to do shit this way or that way or start putting out stuff more like how they want it unless we all have to start paying some kind of membership fee or the show goes dvd exclusive (neither likely to happen in the near future).

  • December 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Crap, what were people expecting with a tittle like “AVGN: Holiday Memories”. A look back at the past 4 x-masses sure beats, “Hey, watch me open presents as a kid.” LOL

    Fun vid. I’d forgotten about the park where the lion and the squirrel get knocked down at the same time.

    Even though I’m not into x-mas, I did like the 2010 Christmas Special. Nice work, there.

  • crossfire

    December 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    wow. a blast from the past indeed. it would take a Christmas Miracle to ever get Stuttering Craig and Handsome Tom in a video together again. Thanks for the memories James. All still worth a laugh. And Merry Christmas man.

  • johannes646

    December 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    why are people always whineing about James videos??!!!!!! i guess it’s like you said people like to complain

  • SlyShaDow

    December 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    The squirrel and lion part still makes me laugh, along with that guys face blowing off. Thanks for the laughs James, Merry Christmas.

  • December 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    You wanna know what the funny thing is? I actually like this one better than the new nerd episode parodying the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Don’t ask me why. I just do.

  • avgnfan96

    December 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    @James have you ever noticed that every one always refers to you as “James”

    that is because we feel like we like know you enough that we call you as your fist name

    you are not only our entertainer, you are our friend, you are our nerd, and you are my inspiration

    you are awesome James

  • melkers

    December 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks dude !!
    just thanks, thats all I have to say.

  • DarkMaster297

    December 8, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I just love when you did all the things the cartridge said NOT to do to it. Plus, did you really light it on fire and all that other stuff? Or was there a casing of covering around it? Finally, I hate when you look at a game and you think and/or say “Hey this might be cool.” But when you get down to it you think and/or say “THIS IS A FUCKIN’ SHIT BISQUET!” That’s deffinately what I hate about games.


  • DarkMaster297

    December 8, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Biscuit* Sorry. This is bad because I’m starting to forget how to spell. Hahahahaha!

  • masgeo

    December 8, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Not the best, but never mind
    There’s more to play, more s**t to find
    And this was fun, better than some
    (Your last one kinda’ left me numb)

    But this one brought back memories
    Of Christmas list discrepancies

    ‘I asked Santa for Sonic, but the stupid git
    Brought Bubsy the Bobcat, and it’s f*******g s**t!
    He’s ruined Christmas, so I’ll beο»Ώ upstairs
    Pullings the heads off sister’s teddy bears’

    But keep on James, hold tight those reigns
    And keep on playing shitty games

    You’ve done some awesome vids this year
    So celebrate and down that beer

    More work ahead, here’s what to do
    ‘AVGN The movie – Coming to a Theatre near you’

    One last thing to say, I feel I should
    That Macdonald’s game … was pretty good πŸ˜‰

    Merry Xmas πŸ™‚

    Thanks for all the entertainment!!

  • masgeo

    December 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Yo – I would have removed my comment and reposted it with a happier opening. Hope you don’t take offense to me saying ‘not the best’ as an opener πŸ˜› – I wrote it in like 3 seconds. Should have given it more thought ><

    I can tell how much work the vid was and I did enjoy it! Sorry if it didn't come off like that.

    Later Navigator.

  • Melba

    December 8, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Love the Christmas Special! Very awesome. But Most of all the writing is brilliant! The recap was nice too, I forgot about the end of the Winter Games review.

  • December 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Good stuff James. πŸ™‚ Thanks for everything you do.

  • December 8, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    this happends when u give them too much. they bite the ass out of u.

    nice video James… πŸ˜€

  • SpeedyEric

    December 9, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I will always find the ending of last year’s Christmas episode funny as hell.

    In speaking of getting good games this Christmas, I recently got “Transformers: War for Cybertron,” and it’s so fun to play.

  • TheShadowRealm

    December 9, 2010 at 3:38 am

    The double knock out had me laughing on the floor when I first saw that episode, think about the ods of that event happening, I’m so glad you caught that on video for us to witness. I also love the “Raging Athiest” remark to the people attacking you on the way to sunday school.

  • December 9, 2010 at 8:59 am

    @mrbigreddog – How am I supposed to know that the new stuff sucks if I’m not checking it out? That was probably the most stupid comment I’ve ever seen.

  • flames121777

    December 10, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Wow, some people really need to shut the hell up… James has been doing nerd videos for 4 years now, 4 years ! 97 episodes ! damn this is crazy ! How many people would be able to do that ? And people are still complaining.. he doesn’t have to do it, he could just decide : alright fuck this, but no he keeps doing it for us.

    I’ve been following the nerd since the beginning, and I’m really pissed when I see kids going apeshit because they don’t like the new christmas episode. If you don’t like it, just leave the page and shut up ! James doesn’t need all those shitty messages. He’s got a life you know ? He has a wife, maybe kids, he has a family and he has a lot of work to do .

    I know I wouldn’t be able to work like I do and keep up with the AVGN, Board james and everything else like he does. And I’m doing some 3D animation, so I know what it takes to do videos like that, film it, do the montage, for fuck’s sake, he even pays a server to do this, HE PAYS SO YOU CAN SEE AVGN MONTHLY FOR FREE.

    I know I may sound like a fanboy or something, but I just really like his stuff and people bitching the most about it are the ones that don’t even know how a fucking webcam works. Try to do videos, host a website, Do a movie, go to movie conventions and do everything that James does for his fans, then and maybe then only you could start bitching.

  • andywagz

    December 10, 2010 at 9:27 am

    good one nerd, i liked seeing all your past specials.

  • December 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I barely remember some of these specials. I have to go rewatch them!

  • avgnfan155

    December 10, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I got fucken black ops
    thank god

  • December 10, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Great video.Ah, I love the memories. And thanks so much for releasing TWO episodes.

    Don’t work yourself too hard for the holidays, James. Merry Christmas!

  • marigold23

    December 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I forgot about the melting of the Winter Games cartridge too, which is sad, because that was AWESOME! That winter hat and snazzy Atari coat suit you as well. Great recap- looking back on Video Game Hell is always good masochistic fun!

  • Murphy2112

    December 12, 2010 at 5:55 am

    @marigold23 Toque. Not a winter hat. A toque.

  • Squall85

    December 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Every year during the holidays they put movies like this on tv, like Gremlins, Home Alone, and other movies that they can’t broadcast during the year. The just empty their bag of movies and at the end of the year there are only shitty movies left. Don’t get me wrong, Gremlins isn’t bad and I also liked Home Alone but it’s boring seeing the same movie from time to time.

  • Jenifer

    December 12, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    “BURN MOTHERFUCKER BURN!!!” hahahahahahahaha love it all!

  • December 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Lots and lots of festive BOOM!

  • December 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Can I also add, that this video is one of Jame’s worst and he has been consistently been putting in less and less effort into his videos, or this is what it seems, perhaps he is just running out of ideas, anyway at this rate as I precict his movie will SUCK! http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/notifications.php?ref=65348

  • 666drummerman

    December 12, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    such entretaining videos, I really like.

  • December 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    “So It’s Come to This: An AVGN Clip Show” πŸ˜›

    Sorry about the quote πŸ˜›

  • December 16, 2010 at 7:29 am

    the worst thing ou have ever done, BOOM! I know that if you want to be like James, without the BOOM! Then you will need to play many many games, fortunately I am the King of Rom and Em oh and yes folks boom! http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/retro/Index.php?ref=65348

  • Schloss Ritter

    December 19, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Nice look-back, James.

    New episode on Youtube? It’s been quite a while since that happened.

  • phoenix252005

    December 23, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Pretty awesome vids guys! Kudos to all who did it and to all a good night!! Merry Christmas!!

  • December 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    okay not to be nit picky or anything but on the bible games cd-i karaoke game, shoudlnt it be “Moses and I”?

  • crono04

    December 28, 2010 at 10:44 am

    No, Jamiez, it should be nothing. It should be an abandoned idea. It should have been rejected and never put on a disc. But if its just about grammar, yeah.

  • RDM4321

    January 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

    whats up with people with uncommon names spamming?

  • Si

    March 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

    is this episode not counted as #97, making r.o.b the 101st episode?

  • January 11, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Man, I must have been drunk as hell. HavenΒ΄t seen this Holiday Memories til now.
    Good work again, James! πŸ™‚

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