App-vent Calendar - day 19: Blinkx Happy Holidays

"O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem Gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare."

Ha - you didn't think that we had that in our locker did you? Well, you'd be wrong. Five minutes ago you would have been right but now you're wrong. So we accept your apology and give our thanks to Wikipedia.

Yes, today is O Raddix Jesse, one of the last seven days of Advent.

And what better way to celebrate than to kick back, relax and watch some festive videos. Because Raddix Jesse or not, today is still Sunday and, O Yesse, it's time to chill.

Blinkx - Happy Holidays

Format
Web
Price
Free
Where
Blinkx.com




Okay, we know what you're thinking. That this App-vent Calendar entry isn't technically an app. But it's close enough and it's a nice little service that will help you get in the festive mood.

If you're not up to speed with all things Blinkx, allow us to fill you in. Blinkx is the world's largest video search engine (it sees itself as the "remote control for the video web") and it lets you browse through the index of over 35 million hours of searchable video.

It has more than 720 media partnerships, including national broadcasters, commercial media giants, and private video libraries.

And, especially for Christmas, it has introduced a special "Happy Holidays" tab so as you can find all of the festive footage that you can handle.

There's tonnes of content on there, but luckily Blinkx has highlighted some of the best videos in sections such as "top gift idea videos", "top holiday cooking videos", "top home decor videos" and "holiday film videos".

Our Blinkx insider told Pocket-lint: "So whether you need tips on felling your own Christmas tree, want to rival Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall in the kitchen, or create a potent eggnog to take the edge off your mother in law, Blinkx has the video solution to your problem."

The Blinkx Happy Holidays tab (or app as we like to call it) is live now. Give it a click.