From lighthearted mom-to-friend PSAs to laugh-out-loud parodies of “Let It Go,” the viral videos of 2014 kept us glued to our screens. No matter how on top of the trending tag you are, there’s bound to be one you haven’t seen. Start off your year recap with our first pick, a mashup of 233 viral videos, before delving into the rest of our curated, kid-friendly list.
Best of 2014
Thankfully Luc Vergeron has edited the best bits and pieces of 233 viral videos into a catchy 6 minute and 44 second video. Watch skydivers and breakdancers, babies reacting to lemons and even Bill Gates completing the Ice Bucket challenge! Find the original videos over here.
Action Movie Kid
Here’s a reminder that nothing is greater than your imagination … except when maybe your dad is an expert motion graphic artist who can turn those epic toy battles and rocketship flights into a virtual reality. Click play to see volume one.
Sadie Doesn’t Want Her Brother to Grow Up
Nobody is quite as flabbergasted as this five-year-old who can’t handle the fact that her cute brother won’t stay little (and cute) forever. Dad of Sadie, Alex Miller, uploaded this slice of life video four month ago and it’s gotten 30 million plays since.
Durham Academy Weather Announcement
Head of Durham Academy Michael Ulku-Steiner and his assistant, Lee Hark, announced a snow day to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice, Baby,” making us and the kids wish school was open just so we could “chill” with them.
What’s the Most Shocking Thing Your Kids Don’t Know About You?
Other than that hidden stash of chocolates on the top shelf, is there something else you’re hiding from your kids? Watch the video below to see how some parents answered the question, “What’s the most shocking thing your kids don’t know about you?”.
Friends Without Kids
Are you the first of many new moms who find it hard to explain why there’s no time to hang out anymore? Or maybe you remember that lonely era when you were the only one with a mini-me on your hip. Luckily Whats Up Moms created this lighthearted (and on point) explanation for all your friends without kids. Psst … check out this “Dear Cool Looking Mom” video too!
“Just Don’t Go” Weather Report
Frozen has been out for a year now, but that hasn’t stopped 2014 from becoming the Year of Frozen. Bob Herzog, the Traffic Man of Cincinnati, Ohio, turned “Let It Go” into parody jingle reminding residents to stay indoors and avoid black ice for the day. Watch the video below — it’s surprisingly just as good as the original.
A Dad’s Saturday Morning for Three Months
At first this Dad’s clips were one Vine, and then they slowly became two, three, four … 15 short videos over the next three months that hilariously showcased Vine user Bottlerocket’s Saturday mornings. We’re positive many of you can relate to this weekend dance party.
Bars & Melody – Britain’s Got Talent
Fifty-seven million views and counting, this Britain’s Got Talent audition stunned a nation and more with a self-penned rap about anti-bullying. Watch the audition below to hear how two kids turned a negative experience into a positive one.
#ShareaCoke with the McGillicuddys
The McGilicuddys took advantage of Coke’s “Share a Coke” campaign to make a hilarious announcement with a shocking twist. If you haven’t seen it, we probably already said too much. Hit play to see the sweet reveal.
“Do You Know Any Naughty Words?”
They might not say these words in front of us, but evidently they’ll tell Jimmy Kimmel anything. Click play to hear these adorable tots rattle off all the bad words they know.
Kids React to Old Computers
Video producers TheFineBros brought in a 1970s computer and a floppy disk to a group of lil’ techies. Their shocked reaction gives us a mixed feeling of nostalgia and old age. Nevertheless, we’re still grateful for Siri.
I’m Not Fancy (Iggy Azalea Parody)
If Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” was the anthem of summer 2013, then Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” was surely the jam of this past summer. Moms from The Girls With Glasses created their own lyrics to this hit song that divulges what it really means to be a mom.
All About That Baste (Parody)
Known for their catchy parodies, The Holderness Family created a Thanksgiving anthem that reminded us of the key to cooking that big ol’ turkey (it’s butter and baste). Check out the ridiculously catchy tune below.
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— Christal Yuen