Link Tank: 12 Facts About Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Billy Dee Williams, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will further reveal the backstory of John Boyega’s Finn. 

Rey’s origins might be the biggest mystery in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but Finn is almost as much of a blank slate. When we first met John Boyega’s character in The Force Awakens he was “FN-2187,” a stormtrooper on the run from the First Order, and that’s pretty much all we ever learned about him. Now, it turns out Episode IX will fill in the blanks of Finn’s traumatic past, though fans of the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II may already know most of the sordid details.

Read more at Inverse.

Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams revealed that he is gender neutral in an interview.

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“Over the weekend, Billy Dee Williams, best known for playing Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars movies, revealed that he uses both male and female pronouns to describe his identity.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Here are the fifty greatest Christmas movies ever made just in time for the holiday season.

“A truly great Christmas movie should channel the mood of the holiday season. Since we all have different traditions, that means Christmas films can take many chestnut-roasting, Jack Frost-nipping forms: unrelentingly cheery musicals, vaguely religious dramas, defiantly grim horror films, or gleefully vulgar comedies. We don’t want to make any assumptions about what your family or friends are like — maybe they’re all claymation characters. But you probably don’t ring in yuletide cheer by fighting off terrorists at Nakatomi Plaza.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Here are twelve interesting facts about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

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“You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, and by now you certainly know Rudolph as well. But Rudolph wasn’t always the star of the show—he didn’t even exist until 1939, while the rest of Santa’s coursers have been around since Clement Moore’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, which was written in 1823. Here are 12 other facts you might not know about the world’s most famous reindeer.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

YouTube has changed its policy regarding video game violence for streamers.

“YouTube streamers who focus on video games received some good news today, YouTube is changing the rules around posting simulated violent content.”

Read more at PCMag.

The Trump administration is threatening to place tariffs on French goods in response to Big Tech tax.

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“The Trump regime is threatening to slap tariffs on over $2.4 billion worth of French goods imported into the United States as retaliation for a new digital services tax recently instituted in France. The French tax of 3 percent is applied on the revenues of about 30 Big Tech companies, most of which are based in the U.S. The Trump regime’s tariffs on France could be as high as 100 percent and would include everything from cheese to cosmetics to Champagne.”

Read more at Gizmodo.