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  • [Photo by Kenan Kitchen on Unsplash]

    Christmas is going to be here sooner than you think—and while that it true every year, this year it feels particularly sudden, as most people are still on their two-hundredth day of March! So to start building that Christmas spirit and adding a little positivity to the world, General Mills has blessed us with a brand new vehicle for morning sugar: Elf-themed cereal. This maple-flavored corn cereal comes with Christmas-shaped marshmallows, and after a year like this, no one is going to judge you for eating it from now till February.

    So in honor of these little bowls of sugary joy, we’re taking a look at some of the most iconic elves in pop culture and seeing which are the best of the best.

  • Photo by Hans-Jurgen Mager on Unsplash.

    Whether you grew up on Winnie the Pooh, Paddington, Corduroy, or the Berenstain Bears, everyone has at least one good pop culture bear that holds a special place in their heart, but what about the lesser known bears, those just as deserving of a good bear stamp? What about the ones often mislabelled as bad bears—the ones just misunderstood?

    We're here to shine some spotlight on those good bears audiences often brush under the rug or ones who, despite their standoffish exterior, are deep down (some deep deep down) good bears.

  • [Photo by Rich from Pexels]

    This month, we’re celebrating a true powerhouse in contemporary film: Jon Favreau. His birthday is in October, and we’re over here celebrating, wishing him many more as we eagerly await the second season of The Mandalorian. Looking back at his catalogue of producing and directing credits, we have a lot to be thankful for – Buddy the Elf and Baby Yoda? It’s too much. This year, we’re offering up a gift of our own: a book recommendation for every one of our favorite films.

  • [Photo by Joy Marino from Pexels]

    It’s spooky season once again, and while everybody is gearing up to bring the scares and take it easy on Halloween night this year, there are some beings in the many realms of the known and unknown who are in their heaviest work season of the year—the monsters. Every year, people talk about what a burden it must be for Santa Claus to go about his appointed rounds, but what about those creeps who dole out the frights in October? Don’t they get any empathy? With that in mind, check out this list of books that would be perfect reads for some of our favorite ghouls before they lay their heads down to sleep.

  • [Movie still from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Warner Bros.]

    Dogs can be cute and cuddly. They can also be 6 feet tall and have blood red eyes. Well, the hellhounds from the underworld do. But hellhounds need love too! Here’s a pack of hounds who deserve some hugs.

  • [Photo by Frank Zhang on Unsplash]

    There are many different types of punches in existence. The jab, the straight, the cross and the uppercut all of these are parts of the repertoires of the best pugilists in the world. Yet even all of those different punches don’t even scratch the surface of all of the punches in the world. To celebrate National Punch Day, we at Quirk decided to take a look at some of the greatest popular culture punches.

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