Well, there’s five more days until Christmas and we’re as excited as Buddy the Elf in the North Pole. This is our last FLIRTcasting in 2013, but we will be back the first week of January with the news and trends we’ve got our eyes on. Let’s get to the good stuff!

Probably the best holiday card from an agency comes from Victors & Spoils. It’s a parody of Tim Piper’s “Body Evolution” video showing a model being airbrushed beyond belief. But this time, the model is made a bit more jolly.

This is a must-have at your next event: Phone-Charging Valets.

In case you missed it (and we don’t know how you could have), Beyoncé unexpectedly dropped a new album last Thursday. No press needed and she’s still the queen.

Have trouble staying awake at work or in class? Meet Vigo, the wearable that monitors your energy and nudges you when you doze off.

Family Guy fans, listen up. Brian’s back! It’s a Christmas miracle!

Advertisers have taken advantage of augmented reality to connect with consumers. Now, mobile developers are creating augmented reality apps that are bringing kids’ games and drawings to life. 

Need a trusted review on the newest gadgets? Tune into TechCrunch’s “Fly or Die” video series where the company’s tech experts give their opinion on the newest digital products.

Apple has the fingerprint sensor for the iPhone. Now rumor has it Samsung is coming out with an eye scanner for security?

Always wanted a mini version of yourself? For a pretty penny, Shapify.me with scan a 3D image of your entire body and then 3D print your miniature self in full color. Now you can be your own Monopoly piece!

FLIRTcasting is our collection of links from outside your normal web sources. Even if they aren’t from the event and corporate communication industry, you might find them relevant to what you’re doing and thinking.

(And what the heck. One more Buddy the Elf gif. Because it wouldn’t be Christmas without Will Farrell in green tights. Happy holidays!)