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Chicago Blackhawks Offer Odd Display With Holiday Video

By Andrew Facemyer

Over the past few years, the Chicago Blackhawks have created several Christmas videos for their fans to enjoy and laugh at. Patrick Kane always did something laughable, and Andrew Shaw always does something … Shaw-like. These videos just seemed to be getting better and better.

Unfortunately, I have no idea what they were thinking this year. Click here to see what our ‘Hawks have created for us this year.

Over the course of 25 minutes, the ‘Hawks test our patience more so than in any game we’ve watched this season. This video is set in front of a crackling fireplace and features a chair, a picture that starts with an image of the Blackhawks celebrating with the 2015 Stanley Cup, and an eventual tree put together by captain Jonathan Toews and Scott Darling.

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Here is the abridged version for those of you who don’t want to be tortured:

— Bryan Bickell makes paper snowflakes with his adorable daughter (aww).

— Toews throws them on the ground and makes a tree.

— Darling strings lights on said tree.

— Joel Quenneville’s face appears in the open fire, and he cackles like a maniac.

— Kane is dressed as a candy “Kane.” GET IT?! He proceeds to stare at the camera while drinking something (spiked eggnog?) from a mug.

— Artemi Panarin eats bread with a goofy smile on his face.

— Corey Crawford stares into the depths of your soul while drinking what we can only assume is scotch, because what self respecting man stares into you soul while drinking hot chocolate? He also eats a cookie and ponders why some fans can’t seem to appreciate his play.

— Andrew Shaw is the Scrooge, but he mostly just stumbles around in front of the camera.

— There is a lightsaber fight between Shaw and Trevor van Riemsdyk.

— Niklas Hjalmarsson twirling a scarf in the photo album.

While all this sounds just fine and dandy, this all happens over 25 minutes, and it drags on about as badly as the ‘Hawks’ 2012 playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes. There are long stretches that treat us only to the scenery, leaving us with 40-second segments of emptiness.

But maybe this is your cup of tea, and that’s totally fine. There were many supportive comments on BHTV’s YouTube page, including some from non-Blackhawks fans. For comparison’s sake, however, let’s also look at past Blackhawks holiday videos.

Which holiday video is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section.