Skip to main content

Search

Items tagged with: Christmas


 

Inmates having a feast while federal employees stay unpaid during government shutdown


"This is appalling," said Coleman prison union chief Joe Rojas. "We're not getting paid, and the inmates are eating steak. The inmates know what's going on; they know about the shutdown, and they are laughing at us."

And still I'm laughing about it. I hope the inmates enjoyed their meals while the guards to watch them. I know out of the news how those guards are working, and how many of those people incarcerated there are innocent, or didn't deserve to be jailed. And what do those people do? They keep this system of injustice running, even being paid for this crap. They deserve this treatment, for it is the same what they are doing to the people they keep behind the bars. The tables have turned, at last.

Drumpf, who has demanded $5.6 billion to help pay for a disputed border wall, later acknowledged warning Democrat leaders that an impasse could last for months or even years if a deal cannot be reached on financing for the wall.

You may thank your president. I hope you will love the wall, because she is the reason why you are not getting paid. It's not the Democrats: They are ready to pass all the bills except the one for the wall. Donnie, on his behalf, doesn't want those bills to be passed if they don't include the wall. Now, who is the one blocking everything?

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #PresidentTrump #UnfitToServe #NotMyPresident #News #Politics #Feast #Christmas #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown

 
Just boosted some videos from my #PeerTube. If you follow @theouterlinux, it also follows me on my PeerTube, if that makes any sense. Replies to those videos through Mastodon also adds replies to the PeerTube site. Adding more. I had a #Christmas video (2017) in which it was ABC's of the #command-line with an ASCII fireplace behind it, but the cloud service I backed it up to fails to let me download it to re-upload it to PeerTube. I hope I don't have any more like that. Fingers crossed.

 

Meanwhile: The #Queen's Speech


The Queen, 92, will say: "I believe his message of peace on earth and goodwill to all is never out of date. It can be heeded by everyone; it's needed as much as ever."

You can clearly see that the monarchy has worn off in these times, even her speech has lost all connection to reality. You can believe on whathever you are happy to believe in, but shouldn't it be a little bit more realistic? When you have seen even jsut a small speck of the pariamentary debate about the Brexit plans, you can feel glad when they end without someone having lost some of one's teeth. Goodwill and peace among us are something we have moved far away from.

The Queen will say: "Even with the most deeply-held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding."

A good step, but unfortunately, it's no step that would be taken nowadays. People are far more likely to murder each other then listen to one another.

#Britain #England #Westminster #News #Christmas #QueensSpeech #Monarchy #Brexit #Politics #GreatBritain

 
Image/photo
Happy Holidays everyone!

I know it's late but here's my little Christmas Card for this year :) Feel free to send it to your friends and family! :D Just please remember to credit me: https://jankrycinski.com

Full res and process:
https://jankrycinski.com/projects/N5qaO5?album_id=761810

#art #Christmas #ChristmasCard #fantasy #sketch #krita

 
Image/photo
Happy Holidays everyone!

I know it's late but here's my little Christmas Card for this year :) Feel free to send it to your friends and family! :D Just please remember to credit me: https://jankrycinski.com

Full res and process:
https://jankrycinski.com/projects/N5qaO5?album_id=761810

#art #Christmas #ChristmasCard #fantasy #sketch #krita

 

Outgoing senators and representatives express their uncertainty


As senators who were either ousted in the elections or decided to retire and not seek another term reflected on their time in Congress, many expressed dismay at how divided #Washington has become as lawmakers retreat to entrenched partisan positions that leave little room for compromise or common ground.

And it all took place when the Republicans let an utter douche become not only their primary presidential candidate, but also let it happen to him becoming the president of the United States, although it could be seen clearly he was unfit to serve due to his mental derangement. They let it happen, openly, because they didn't see their responsibility in this situation. Thank the #GOP for this man, and the senate's state of the art. It was caused by Donnie and irresponsible #Republicans.

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #Democrats #Christmas #NewYear #News #Politics #Flake #JeffFlake

 

Trump made a 7 year old's #Christmas Eve


“The way he used it … I’m not sure exactly what he meant by it. It’s an interesting use of language,” Mr. Lloyd told BuzzFeed. “That conversation was a tad awkward over the rest, but I didn’t have an issue with any of that.”
“I’m a teacher. I’m OK with the vocabulary,” Mrs. Lloyd said. “He was very kind. I was very impressed with the phone call.”
“It made her Christmas,” she added.

Glad to hear Donnie managed to not ruin someone's life, regarding the two children whose lives he has ended with his border policy.

#US #USA #MerryChristmas #SantaClaus #NORAD #Marginal #news

 

On Donnie's question to a 7 year old who still believes in Santa


Following Drumpf's line of questioning, Rather hit the president over his stance on climate change, questioning which was more "marginal:" The belief in Santa Claus after the age of 7, or not believing in man-made climate change and its effects on the world.
"Just a thought: Which should be considered more 'marginal' - believing in Santa at age 7 or not believing in climate change at age 72?" Rather tweeted.

Drumpf made headlines in November when he rejected a report detailing the effects of climate change drafted by scientists in his own administration, pointing instead to America's air and water, which the president referred to as at a "record clean."

#US #uSA #News #Politics #DonaldTrump #SantaClaus #Christmas #MerryChristmas #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #ManMadeClimateChange #Marginal

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version

Image/photo

**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 

Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM


#6gb #armoured #getting #new #news #pocophone #pocophone f1 #ram #update #version




**Update, December 25, 2018: **As anticipated, the surprise launch from Pocophone is a new version of the F1. Joining the original Armoured Edition version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the new version features the same Kevlar finish, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26.

It’s not clear whether the new Armoured version of the F1 will be released in other markets. Seeing that the global Pocophone Twitter account had nothing to say about the new model, don’t get your hopes too high.

Original post, December 24, 2018: Pocophone (aka Poco in India) has taken the world by storm this year. The Xiaomi offshoot ranked first in our recent reader survey about the best new smartphone brands of 2018, by a huge margin. That’s largely on the strength of its high-powered debut device, the Pocophone F1, which is almost unbeatable in its price range.

Now Pocophone is ready to unveil something new. Check out the teaser:
The
[
#NewPOCO
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewPOCO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
is getting us all excited!

Jingle bells are rolling. The BIG
[
#Christmas
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
reveal happens tomorrow! Stay tuned for more.
[
#MasterOfSpeed
](https://twitter.com/hashtag/MasterOfSpeed?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO)
[
December 24, 2018
](https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1077110736747462656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

We don’t know yet what this #NewPOCO thing is, but don’t get your hopes high for a Pocophone F2. The F1 is too early in its lifecycle to get a successor. Plus, Pocophone will probably want to wait for the new Snapdragon 855 to become available before it pushes out another cheap powerhouse.

According to Ishan Agarwal, Pocophone may actually be teasing new color versions of the F1. You may know Agarwal from some recent high-profile leaks, like the mystery new OnePlus or the McLaren 6T before it. He thinks – though he doesn’t claim to know for sure – that Pocophone will bring the Kevlar finish down to the lower-end versions of the F1, as well as release new gradient colors at the same price as the existing ones.

There’s a chance Pocophone will surprise us with a brand-new device, but it doesn’t make much sense to do it on Christmas day.

It’s also possible we’ll just get a software update. Pocophone previously said it would try to update the F1 with HD Netflix support by the end of the year.

Read next: The best Android phones of December 2018

In related Xiaomi news, the Pocophone mothership just launched yet another affordable device today. The Xiaomi Mi Play features mid-range specs and stylish looks for the equivalent of $160. Read more about it here.
Update: Pocophone F1 is getting a new Armoured version with 6GB of RAM

 
I spent Christmas Eve with @Lead Foot Lizzie and we put on Spotify's Punk Christmas playlist because we could, and here's a gem from it: 12 Days of Pop-Punk Christmas by Jarrod Alonge and the Sunrise Skater Kids.

#music #humor #christmas #pizza

 
Try the #LibreOffice #2018 #Christmas #Quiz!



How much do you know about LibreOffice – the software, the community and its history? We’ve made a little quiz for you to try out, so check out the questions below, and you’ll find the answers at the bottom. Good luck :-)
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/12/24/try-the-libreoffice-2018-christmas-quiz/

 
Try the #LibreOffice #2018 #Christmas #Quiz!



How much do you know about LibreOffice – the software, the community and its history? We’ve made a little quiz for you to try out, so check out the questions below, and you’ll find the answers at the bottom. Good luck :-)
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/12/24/try-the-libreoffice-2018-christmas-quiz/

 
"I wasn't expecting that."

Christmas turtle for all of you! Have a good one. :D

#mastoart #holidays #christmas #turtles
Image/photo

 

States won't let public attractions down due to government shutdown


The Christmas tree at President’s Park, south of the White House South Lawn, was closed when the government partially shut down after Congress failed to reach a stopgap funding bill.

Hopefully, this shutdown won't become too expensive to the respective states who now rely on donours, just because Sgt. pighead wouldn't let down on his border fence made of metal slates every Pomeranian could walk through (talking about emergency drug trafficking). ;-)

"The National Park Foundation and hundreds of local philanthropic organizations and other park partners are always working to help ensure all people have access to our treasured national parks," Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation, said in a statement. "The National Park Foundation’s support to President’s Park is one example of how private philanthropy can help support national parks when they need it most."

#US #USA #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #MetalFence #PublicFunding #FederalEmployees #PublicAttractions #GovernmentFunding #News #Politics #Trump #DonaldTrump #Christmas #ChristmasTree #MerryChristmas #YuleLoveIt

 

Donnie failed to talk with children about Santa Claus


The young callers were part of the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) Tracks Santa program, a Christmas Eve tradition that started after a child mistakenly called the forerunner to NORAD in 1955 asking to speak to Santa.

What a cute program for small children, but unfortunately, this period, the orange buffoon is the so-called president of the United States, so even this kind tradition can become a minefield. Maybe they should've Melania alone do this program, so that nothing humiliating or troubling will happen to the children or their parents who later on have to cope with the problems. There could be no more embarassing moment to tell children that Santa isn't real, especially when not the parents unveil this secret, but the president of the country, on the phone.

#News #Christmas #MerryChristmas #YuleLoveIt #SantaClaus #NORADProgram #NORAD #TrackSantaClaus

 
It was #Christmas Eve in 1968 and millions were watching as Apollo 8 carried the first humans to orbit another world. The crew broadcasted live pics of Earth & moon as seen from their spacecraft. Relive this moment: https://youtu.be/ToHhQUhdyBY
videoplayback.mp4

 
It was #Christmas Eve in 1968 and millions were watching as Apollo 8 carried the first humans to orbit another world. The crew broadcasted live pics of Earth & moon as seen from their spacecraft. Relive this moment: https://youtu.be/ToHhQUhdyBY
videoplayback.mp4

 

Using data to determine if Die Hard is a Christmas movie


Ok, enough bickering and fighting. Let’s settle this once and for all in the only way I know how – going into a topic in way too much detail. As we prepare to enter the year 32 ADH (a.k.a. After Die…

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18754542
Posted by _xgw (karma: 96)
Post stats: Points: 109 - Comments: 62 - 2018-12-24T22:08:30Z

\#HackerNews #christmas #data #determine #die #hard #movie #using
Article content:




Ok, enough bickering and fighting. Let’s settle this once and for all in the only way I know how – going into a topic in way too much detail.

As we prepare to enter the year 32 ADH (a.k.a. After Die Hard), the world is gripped by a constantly nagging question.

No, it’s not “Why does everyone call Hans Gruber and his gang ‘terrorists’ when they were clearly bank robbers?”

Today we’re going to use data to answer the question “Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?”

Along the way, we’re going to test Die Hard’s Christmas bona fides against all movies in US cinemas for the past thirty years, using a variety of methods.

I have put details of my sources and methodology at the end of the article. The short story is that unless I say otherwise, the data for ‘all movies’ relates to all movies shown in US cinemas between 1988 (ie the year of our Lord John McClane) and 2017.

What is Die Hard?

Die Hard is an action thriller from 1988 in which a grizzled NYPD cop becomes a one-man army to take on a group of German bank robbers who are holding his wife and her unlucky colleagues hostage in a high-rise office block. The film takes place at Christmas time but Santa is nowhere to be seen (or was deep undercover – the movie doesn’t make that clear).

The movie’s plot came from the novel [1]Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp, which was a follow up to [2]The Detective. There was a 1968 movie adaptation of [3]The Detective starring Frank Sinatra and so, contractually, a then 73-year-old Sinatra had to be first to be offered the role of action hero John McClane. Fortunately for us, he turned it down and our dirty-vested protagonist was instead played by Bruce Willis.

The movie has been a hit with critics and audiences for just over three decades and it often appears high on [4]lists of top action movies. In recent years, there has been growing debate as to whether Die Hard should also be included in the pantheon of great Christmas movies and it’s this question which we will settle today.

What is a Christmas movie?

Some Christmas movies are obvious – Jingle All the Way is hands-down a (bad) Christmas movie.

Some movies are obviously not Christmas movies – Last Action Hero is just a bad movie.

The reason Die Hard sparks such fierce arguments is that film appreciation is subjective. Filmmaking is a highly collaborative art without one single ‘creator’ and films are typically designed to be seen by large numbers of people around the world.

We are all aware that we have differing preferences but few people consider that we also have differing perspectives on what a ‘movie’ actually is.

I contend that there are three distinct perspectives through which we can consider a movie:
\* Creative. By seeing the film as an artistic work, we can parse the intent of the filmmakers and limit our enquires to what we see and hear while watching it. 
 \* Commercial. We could focus on the film as a commercial product, made to fuel a capitalist industry which is propelled by marketing and responds to customer demands. 
 \* Cultural. We could put aside the story within the movie (i.e. the plot) and focus on the story OF the movie. This means considering what a movie means to people, how it is regarded and how it fits in the wider discourse of movies and of culture more broadly.

I have gathered data for each of these perspectives to see what we can discover about the essence of Die Hard’s Christmasness (or its Christmaslessness, as remains to be seen).

Part 1 – Creative

Let’s start by assessing the artistic work of Die Hard (as opposed to the commercial product or cultural icon). We’ll do this by measuring the Christmas references in the script, on-screen and in the soundtrack.

The script

By going back to the film’s script we are able to see what the screenwriters saw as part of their vision.

The word “Christmas” appears 18 times in the script, which is more than the words “explode” (4), “die” (5),”hard” (11), “shoot” (12), “kill” (13) and “blood” (13), although far fewer times than”gun” (73), “terrorist” (51) and “suddenly” (45).

The script also includes a rather meta reference to whether a song (RUN-DMC’s [5]Christmas in Hollis) is Christmassy enough.

Creators’ intent

One of the two credited writers of the film, Steven de Souza has publicly declared “If ‘Die Hard’ is not a Christmas movie, then ‘White Christmas’ is not a Christmas movie”. He pointed out that, unlike White Christmas, his movie took place entirely at Christmas, featured a Christmas party and the “Christ-like sacrifice” of John McClane walking on broken glass.

However, Bruce Willis is firmly in the “No” camp. He told the [6]Hollywood Reporter: “Die Hard is not a Christmas movie! It’s a goddamn Bruce Willis movie!”

Visual references

There are a total of 21 distinct Christmassy elements in the movie, ranging from Santa hats and Christmas Trees to festive treats and a pivotal piece of “Christmas Greetings” tape.

Sadly, I can’t do detailed visual analysis on every movie released over the past thirty years as they would take 1,356,242 hours to watch – or until 6th Sept 2173 if I watch them back to back, which my wife says I’m not allowed to do.

All this means that, so far, we are only able to say that Die Hard “contains some Christmassy elements” but not how it compares to other films. I have found other movies which are not generally regarded as Christmas movies but which could pass this test – e.g. In Bruges, Trading Places and About A Boy are all set at Christmas time. And non-Christmassy movies with more uses of the word “Christmas” in their scripts than Die Hard include [7]The Apartment (31), [8]L.A. Confidential (24) and [9]Annie Hall (19).

Audible references

Let’s turn to a cultural measure of Christmasification for which we can get large-scale data: songs. I gathered song listings for three-quarters of all movies released over the past thirty years and identified the songs culturally associated with Christmas.

Of these films, 95.5% did not feature any Christmas songs at all. Shame.

The prevalence of Christmas songs in modern movies varies considerably but in most years it ends up that between 3% and 7% of movies have at least one such ditty. This means that having even one Christmas song makes a film unusually Christmassy compared to most other releases.

The most widely used Christmas song is Jingle Bells, followed by Deck the Halls and Joy to the World.

Note: [10]Jingle Bells wasn’t actually written as a Christmas song but was intended to be about Thanksgiving. Not only is this a bit of trivia to bore your family with over Christmas dinner, but it also sets the stage for our third perspective which looks how artistic products are perceived over time, no matter their creators’ initial intent. More on that later.

Die Hard features Christmas in Hollis, Winter Wonderland, a whistled section of Jingle Bells and a rousing rendition of Let It Snow over the end credits. This means that audibly, Die Hard is more Christmasy than 99.2% of all movies released over the past thirty years.

To conclude this first perspective, it could be argued that Die Hard is a Christmas movie from the point of view of what’s creatively in the movie but it’s far from being a slam dunk case. Plus, there are other movies which would pass some of these tests despite being less Chritsmassy overall.

Part 2 – Commercial

Let’s move on to the commercial side of the movie. This takes us far away from the piece as an artistic work and sees it as a product in the audio-visual distribution machine that is Hollywood. We’ll look at the choices made by the film’s studio, 20th Century Fox, to learn how they viewed the movie at the time of release.

Release dates

A movie’s release date can reveal a lot about how the studio or distributor views the movie. In the past, I have looked at how the annual release calendar contains the same repeating patterns each year and no-one will be surprised to hear that Christmas movies tend to come out around, well, Christmas.

In order to decode the release date, let’s look at the US release dates of movies we are absolutely certain are Christmas movies – those with Christmas-related terms in their title (such as A Bad Moms Christmas, Christmas with the Kranks and Bad Santa).

Over half of such movies were released in November and a further 30% opened in December. 40% of these Christmas movies opened between five, six or seven weeks before Xmas day.

By contrast, Die Hard opened in the US in July 1988 and in the UK in February the following year – distinctly un-Christmassy months.

Poster

Next, we turn to how the movie was marketed to moviegoers. Across all 13,255 movies, only 0.5% have explicitly Christmassy imagery on their main poster (i.e. the posters used on IMDb and Wikipedia). The most common elements are Santa suits, wrapped presents and Christmas trees with red and green colours taking precedence.

Some movie posters make vague references to the season, such as snow or frosted windows, but I did not include these as being Christmassy because otherwise we’re not being serious about this and we might as well include Touching The Void.

None of Die Hard’s contemporaneous theatrical posters featured any Christmas elements, instead sticking to explosions, guns and a big picture of Bruce Willis’ worried-looking face. However, it’s worth noting that some extremely Christmassy movies do not use Christmas imagery on their posters, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Holiday and Home Alone.

Tagline

The posters for Die Hard used a mix of taglines, including;
\* Twelve terrorists. One cop. The odds are against John McClane… That’s just the way he likes it. 
 \* High above the city of L.A. a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages and declared war. One man has managed to escape. An off-duty cop hiding somewhere inside. He’s alone, tired… and the only chance anyone has got. 
 \* 40 stories of sheer adventure!

Not a Christmas reference in sight. Whereas most true Christmas movies highlight how important the holiday season or festivities are to the plot:
\* Krampus – You better watch out. 
 \* Elf – This holiday, discover your inner elf. 
 \* The Polar Express – This holiday season… believe. 
 \* The Escape Clause – ‘Twas the fight before Christmas. 
 \* National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Yule crack up. 
 \* Home Alone – When the McCallisters went on holiday they forgot one minor detail… Kevin

To conclude the commercial perspective, it’s abundantly clear that 20th Century Fox did not see Die Hard as a Christmas film.

Part 3 – Cultural

Finally, we turn to the last of our three perspectives – viewing the film as a cultural icon, above and beyond the movie or its commercial impact. We will measure this by looking at how many people regard Die Hard as a Christmas movie, when people think about Die Hard and how this is shifting over time.

IMDb user lists

IMDb allows registered users to make public or private lists of films. I found 2,007 public lists which directly purported to contain Christmas movies, such as [11]The Top 100 Christmas movies of all-time, [12]Christmas Movies and [13]100 Movies set in winter time: Christmas time.

By gathering all of the movies in these lists, we have a dataset of 1,320 feature films which people are happy to publicly describe as Christmassy. Not only that, but we can see which are the most frequently cited.

Die Hard is the 22nd most frequently cited movie of all time in Christmas-themed IMDb lists.

Wikipedia page views

If a movie truly is “a Christmas movie” then we would expect to see a significant increase in interest in the movie around the Christmas period. To see if this is the case for Die Hard, I have gathered Wikipedia pageview data from the past three and a half years for two sets of movies – top action movies and top Christmas movies. This will show us what kinds of patterns we should be looking out for when we turn to Die Hard’s pageview data.

Interest in action movies does not fit an annual pattern – views are spread fairly evenly through the year.

Conversely, page views for Christmas movies spike… well, exactly where you’d expect them to – in December.

Let’s look at Die Hard’s page views and see which of these two patterns best matches our film du jour.

While not as pronounced as the other Christmas movies, it’s clear that public interest in Die Hard spikes in December.

Google Trends

Finally, let’s look at how public interest in Die Hard changes over a longer period of time. Google Trends allows us to do just that and the chart below shows the results for the term “Die Hard”.

The releases of Die Hard 4.0 and A Good Day To Die Hard are the two busiest periods for “Die Hard” references. Once we discount these Die Hard sequels, we can see a clear trend of the phrase being used around Christmas time. This seems to be increasing significantly in recent years.

The final result: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?

After taking this long journey with me, I’m sure you can appreciate the complexity involved in answering a seemingly simple question. We’ve had to consider what is a movie, who is asking the question (plus who is answering it) and how the perception of movies change over time.

The neatest summary I can provide is to say that there are many Christmas elements in the movie. Although the studio did not intend it to be a Christmas movie, some of the film’s key creators did. Either way, it’s certainly fair to say that Die Hard is regarded as a Christmas movie in popular culture.

Like it or not, the association between Die Hard and Christmas is fast increasing and in years to come its Christmassyness will be beyond question.

Future generations will read in wonder that Die Hard was ever thought not to be a Christmas movie and articles such as the one you’re reading now will be seen as nothing but a massive waste of everyone’s time. Imagine that!

Notes

Data for today’s research came from IMDb, Box Office Mojo, The Numbers / Opus and Wikipedia. Unless otherwise stated, all data relates to the initial US theatrical release of the movies in question. Wikipedia data relates to the period 1st July 2015 and 14th December 2018.

For each dataset created and used in this research, I have tried to be as complete and thorough as possible. It’s never going to be possible to be 100% comprehensive as much of this work relies on the accuracy of public sources of data. If a Christmas song is featured in a movie but not listed as such on any public movie database then I too would have overlooked it.

There were a few threads I did not have time to explore. A major one is an uptick in screenings of Die Hard, both on television and in cinemas, over the Christmas holiday period. I also could have used my data more broadly, to look at other Christmas movies. This could be a future article if there’s interest.

There were also a few threads I chose not to follow. For example, some people suggested the number and volume of Christmas-themed merchandise around a movie should be taken into account. Given the rampant capitalist world we live in, I don’t think this is a reliable metric of anything other than the lengths companies will go to sell us rubbish at Christmas. Game of Thrones is not Christmas-related in any way but you can buy [14]Ho Ho Hodor Christmas jumpers, [15]Jon Snow Christmas tree decorations and [16]‘Christmas is Coming Jon Snowman’ mug.

I’m very grateful to all of my readers who responded to a call asking for tips on what to track, to the students at Birmingham City University for their ideas last week and to Liora for helping with research and structuring the piece.

Epilogue

If you have a question or objection to any of my methods, please either leave a comment below or [17]drop me a line privately.

If you would like to complain about the result and demand a second referendum then… well, tough. This is the only deal on offer.

Ho-ho-ho.

References

Visible links
1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_Lasts_Forever_(Thorp_novel)
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Detective_(novel)
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Detective_(1968_film)
4. https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/best-action-movies/
5.
6. https://www.businessinsider.com/bruce-willis-die-hard-not-a-christmas-movie-2018-7?r=US&IR=T
7. https://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Apartment,-The.html
8. https://www.imsdb.com/scripts/L.A.-Confidential.html
9. https://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Annie-Hall.html
10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingle_Bells
11. https://www.imdb.com/list/ls000096828/
12. https://www.imdb.com/list/ls003863011/?
13. https://www.imdb.com/list/ls057106830/
14. https://amzn.to/2PD7t5T
15. https://amzn.to/2PC2Ust
16. https://amzn.to/2QXUjoE
17. https://stephenfollows.com/about-stephen/contact/

HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 93 - Loop: 152 - Rank min: 80 - Author rank: 41
Using data to determine if Die Hard is a Christmas movie

 
Now that's a good seasonal song!
The #Killers - Don't Shoot Me #Santa


#music #Christmas

 
Image/photo
as nearly every year #x mas #time I #offer to #contact me and #share your #christmas #depression with me. one of my #superpower s is that #people after sharing their #pain with me really #feel better mostly. do not #suicide yourself - you are #notalone !
my house is also open to everybody who wants to come (do not expect #luxury or christmas ambient - but there is still some pasta for all) #en

wie fast jedes jahr #weihnachten biete ich an, im falle einer #weihnachtsdepression , mich zu kontaktieren. eine meiner superkräfte ist, dass sich die leute danach meistens wirklich besser fühlen. bring dich nicht um - du bist #nichtalleine !
wer kommen will, kann komen. mein haus, dein haus (erwarte keinen #luxus oder weihnachtsambiente, aber nudeln gibt es noch für alle) #de

si tu veux partager ton depression de #noël avec moi #onyva ! mon francais est horrible mais peut-etre ca aide a sourire un peu ;) ne te suicides - tu n'es pas seul! si tu veux venir, ma maison est ouverte pour toutes (n'expecte de #luxe ou de ambient de noel mais il y a de #pâtes pour toutes) #fr

si tienes depressiones de #navidad contacta me. mi espanol no esta muy bueno pero possiblemente te ayuda de reir te un poco ;D no te suicidas - no estas solo! si quieres venir, venga! mi casa su casa! (no hay #lujo o ambiente de navidades pero hay pasta por todos) #sp

#eu

#love #anotherworldispossible

 
The enthusiasm of the Choir, Choir, Choir folk frequently gives me a smile.



#music #christmas #canada